The Lectures in Detail
Reliability in Mechanical Engineering
Reliability is the probability that a product, under given functional and environmental conditions, will not fail over the course of a defined period of time. With corresponding methods of analysis, the reliability can be predicted and existing weaknesses can be recognized. For the quantitative recording of reliability, methods of probability and statistics, such as lifetime distribution, failure models, lifetime testing and failure data, can be used.
System Reliability in Mechanical Engineering
System reliability describes the functional reliability, availability, and maintainability of an entire system of interacting technical components. Enhanced performance as well as improved reliability is expected from increasingly complex technical products (modern automobiles, airplanes, medical devices, and future adaptronic systems). The methods of system reliability provide for the recognition and elimination of weak points (qualitative) as well as the prediction of expected reliability (quantitative).
Machine Acoustics – Fundamentals I
The lecture “Machine Acoustics – Fundamentals” spans two semesters.
For the B.Sc. degree, only the first semester is required. This first semester is part of Elective Area A (application oriented subjects) with 4 CP. The second semester is part of Elective Area C with 4 CP. Future lecture and recitation times will be decided in the first lecture.
Machine Acoustics – Fundamentals II
Machine Acoustics II is the continuation of the lecture “Machine Acoustics I”.
See also “acoustic study guide” at EAA Schola (Education).
Machine Acoustics – Applications I
The lectures “Machine Acoustics – Applications I” and “II” are offered in the summer and winter semesters, respectively, while “Machine Acoustics – Fundamentals I” and “II” are offered in the winter and summer semesters. Day and time for the lecture and recitation will be decided in the first lecture.
Machine Acoustics – Applications II
The lecture “Machine Acoustics – Applications I” begins in the summer semester in direct connection with the lecture “Machine Acoustics – Fundamentals I”. The lecture “Machine Acoustics – Applications II” follows in the winter semester. Thus, this lecture sequence is opposite the typical pattern. Day and time for the lecture and recitation will be finalized in the first lecture hour.
The goal of this lecture is to introduce graduate students of mechanical engineering to the behaviour of components, which can be dependent upon design, manufacture, operational stress (with constant or varying amplitudes), and material.
Fundamentals of Adaptronics
Adaptronics describes the technological field for the creation of a class of intelligent structures and is one of the most promising technological fields worldwide. Like mechatronics, adaptronics forms a connection between electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and information technology. Controllers, sensors, and power electronics, in addition to the structure and actuator technology, make up the essential components of an adaptive system. In this lecture, the fundamentals as well as the outlook and application possibilities for adaptronics are discussed.
Actuator Materials and Principles
- multipurpose materials
- shape-memory alloys
- polymer-based transducer materials
- additional transducer materials
- actuator principles