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Research group System Reliability, Adaptive Structures, and Machine Acoustics SAM

Welcome to the Research Group of SAM!

With our website, we would like to offer you a glimpse into the diverse activities of our Research Group.

The Research Group of System Reliability and Machine Acoustics SzM (German: Systemzuverlässigkeit und Maschinenakustik) was founded at TU Darmstadt in 2001 under the name “System Reliability in Mechanical Engineering” by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Holger Hanselka. Its goals are to develop principles, methods, and processes for the evaluation of the reliability of complex systems. These themes are also a relatively new area of research on a global scale. In particular, active systems designed especially for the control of vibrations are developed and assessed. The expertise of the Research Group SzM regarding quieter products was further increased in the year 2005 with the integration of the traditional “Machine Acoustics” research group, which is now reflected in the name of the Research Group itself.

SAM is member of two profile areas, the research profile of the TU Darmstadt: “From Material to Product Innovation (PMP)” and “Internet and Digitisation (InDi)”.

The Research Group SAM works closely with the Fraunhofer-Institut für Betriebsfestigkeit und Systemzuverlässigkeit LBF (English: Structural Durability and System Reliability) LBF in Darmstadt-Kranichstein.

Since January 1, 2016 Prof. Dr.-Ing.Tobias Melz has been Head of the Research Group, after being under his provisional direction from October 2013 to 2015.