Overview of our completed projects
eVADER – Electric Vehicle Alert for Detection and Emergency Response
Within the framework of the EU-funded project »eVADER« (Electric Vehicle Alert for Detection and Emergency Response), employees of our Research Group worked together with ten consortium members on a modern pedestrian warning system.
InMAR – Intelligent Materials for Active Noise Reduction
Within the European »InMAR« project (Intelligent Materials for Active Noise Reduction), the suitability of functional materials and the performance of active structural systems for noise reduction was investigated.
EPES – Efficient prediction of vibro-acoustic properties in the ship design phase
Within the framework of the promoted BMWi project »EPES« (Efficient Prognosis of the vibroacoustic properties in the ship design phase), a prognosis tool was developed for the prediction of acoustic properties of a ship's construction in the design process.
Expanded signal analysis – Development of psychoacoustic analysis of airborne, and transmission to structure-borne sound signals in drive technology
The FVA-funded (the Research Association for Power Transmission Engineering) project »Expanded signal analysis« (FVA-NR. 679) was conducted together with the Institute of Psychology (AG Angewandte Kognitionspsychologie, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Ellermeier). The project dealt with the psychoacoustic perception of gear noise and the transfer of psychoacoustic metrics on structure-borne sound signals.
Active facades for the reduction of sound immissions in buildings
The BMBF project »Active facades to reduce the noise immission in buildings« explored possible uses of multifunctional materials and active counter controls as a means of reducing noise pollution. Together with Schüco International KG, the Research Group SzM developed active systems that fight against unwanted vibrations and oscillations before they are able to cause airborne sound to radiate from structures.
Project Partner: Schüco
ZIM – Central Innovation Programme for SMEs
In association with the Central Innovation Programme for SMEs (ZIM) of BMWi, the Research Group SzM, along with various industrial partners, researched several different issues in recent years:
- 2009 – The development of a low-noise camshaft adjuster that reduces fuel consumption in internal combustion engines.
- 2010 – The research and development of a reliable electro-mechanic roll actuator for energy recovery in hybrids and electric vehicles.
- 2012 – The research of a force-feedback-actuator from an acoustic, haptic, and energetic perspective for the coming E-vehicle generation.
- 2013 – Development of an active system to raise the efficiency of self-driving machines through the improved decoupling of seats.
Elasto-Opt – Capture, simulation, and evaluation of the thermomechanical damage mechanisms of elastomer components under dynamic mechanical loads
The influence of temperature on the material properties and durability of elastomers was investigated by the Research Group SzM and the Institute of Mechanics at the University of the Federal Armed Forces in Munich as part of the BMWi-funded project »Elasto-Opt«, IGF project no. 400 ZN of the “Forschungskuratorium Maschinenbau e.V. (FKM)”.
FEDERAL STATE-funded projects
The LOEWE-centre »AdRIA« (Adaptronik – Research, Innovation, Application) was one of ten LOEWE-centres that were created by the Hessian research funding program “LOEWE” (Landes-Offensive zur Entwicklung Wisenschaftlich-ökonomischer Exzellenz).
Project for the determination of absorption coefficient and insertion loss in the development phase of coating panels
The goal of this project, which was funded by Hessen Agentur, was to support and develop fireproof, sound-absorbing materials. The important considerations were the early evaluation of the various materials and their composition in the development phase.
Project Partner: Fa. Keil GmbH
The Active Prosthetic Leg
The scientific and technical cooperation between the Otto Bock Health Care Company and the Research Group SzM spent time on the idea of an active prosthesis with improved biomechanical properties. Through the use of adaptive systems, the properties of prostheses can be adjusted to the patient’s individual needs.
Project Partner: Otto Bock