Main research topics

Depending on the task at hand, different disciplines are involved in the research projects. As of 2019, 30 doctoral students and postdocs are working on projects with a total financial volume of over 7 million euros from the following subject areas.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus Höschler,  Chair of Aeroengine Design

  • Automation of design and analysis procedures (here especially thermal analyses and the service life calculation of critical components), also using artificial intelligence methods
  • Concept studies taking into account the strict safety requirements of aviation
  • Mechanical concepts of engine installation and integration, in particular variable inlets, variable nozzles and thrust reversers
  • Multifunctional system integration, especially of highly integrative coolers

Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Hon. Prof. (NUST) Dieter Bestle, Chair of Engineering mechanics and vehicle dynamics

  • AI-supported, multidisciplinary, multi-criteria optimisation processes including mechanical, structural-dynamic and aerodynamic aspects
  • robust design of aero engines: (in German)
  • Modelling, parameter identification and virtual prototyping of mechatronic systems
  • linear and non-linear vibrations

apl. Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Bernd Beirow,  Chair of Structural Mechanics and Vehicle Vibrational Technology

  • Aeroelasticity
  • Blade vibrations, especially on integrated impellers, fans, compressors, turbines
  • Mistuning: measurement acquisition, modelling and simulation
  • Structure and topology optimisation, whole engine and component modelling
  • Finite Elements (FEM), Isogeometric Analysis (IGA)

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ulrich Berger, Chair of Automation technology

  • AI-based assistance systems for engine assembly and quality assurance
  • Human-robot collaboration in the aviation industry
  • AR/VR-supported learning and training methods in complex environments
  • multimodal machine networking for real-time data processing

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Georg Möhlenkamp, Chair of Power electronics and drive systems

  • Hybrid drive systems (electric mobility for cars, trains and aircraft)

Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Christian Hentschel, Chair of Media technology

  • Virtual- und Augmented Reality Systems
  • Classic and AI-based image processing
  • Visualisation of large geometries and transient simulations in VR
  • VR-AR Collaboration
  • Multi-sensor data fusion and processing

Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Ingo Schmitt, Chair of Database and information systems

  • Knowledge representation and modelling
  • Data analysis and pattern recognition
  • logic, especially quantum logic

Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Sabine Weiß, Chair of Physical Metallurgy and Materials Technology

  • Development and testing of metal-ceramic PVD coatings to protect against wear, corrosion and high temperature stress
  • Development of erosion control layers and execution of erosion tests
  • Microstructure characterisation and design and damage analysis

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Johannes Schiffer, Chair of Control Systems and Network Control Technology

  • Modelling, control and monitoring of complex technical systems
  • Power and energy management in electrical systems
  • Robust control strategies for electric drives

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sebastian Härtel, Department of Hybrid Manufacturing

  • Development of additive and forming manufacturing processes for the production of aerospace components
  • Digitalization, simulation and optimization of process chains
  • Combination of additive manufacturing of forming technology to improve component properties