Institute of Machine Components and Methods of Development (3100)

  • 8010

    Inffeldgasse 21/B Graz


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Spanning main focuses: vehicle powertrains, acoustics (routing of structure-borne sound and its radiation) of powertrains (cooperation with the Institute for Internal Combustion Engines and Thermodynamics, TU - Graz). Methods of development: apprenticeship of construction teaches the synthesis of machine parts to complex productst. The classical technologies of creativity and construction methodically maxims are conciliated. Being sure of realizing high product quality within shorter development times simulation technologies and FMEA (Failure Mode And Effect Analysis) as well as Error-Tree-Analysis are teached to meet the requirements of product liability. Testing and proving methodology serves reducing of development periods. Replacement of only mechanically operating machines by reasonable supplementation of mechanics, hydraulics, electrics and electronics to systems. Objects of testing and proving methodologies: - systematical and efficient proving of parts and plants; - improving quality of predication of the behaviour of random sampling to the collectivity of products using statistics and theory of probability. Measurement technics are important components of testing and proving methodologies confirming of assumptions as well as acquirement of data for future applications. Short Description: Main activities in development and teaching: Experimental and theoretical analysis of the operating strengh of complex components (calculation and trial), methods of development, test stand technics (systematical trial of parts and assemblies), gear construction (gear units for vehicles (control gears and automatic transmissions), continously variable transmissions, losses, changing ranges), fluid technics (oil hydraulics and pneumatics), potentials and risks of the reduction of development time, FMEA (Failure Mode And Effect Analysis). The teaching of machine construction covers the synthesis of machine elements to complex products including construction based methods. To realize high quality of products with shorter development times, technics of simulation and FMEA are discussed.

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Bearings (structural) Engineering & Materials Science
Flywheels Engineering & Materials Science
Electron energy loss spectroscopy Engineering & Materials Science
Deconvolution Engineering & Materials Science
Carbon Monoxide Chemical Compounds
Pistons Engineering & Materials Science
Energy storage Engineering & Materials Science
Entropy Engineering & Materials Science

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Research Output 1994 2019

Adaptive Smart Production: Cognitive aspects in low volume high flexibility e-powertrain production

Brillinger, M., Haas, F., Hick, H. & Weinzerl, M., 26 Feb 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePosterResearch

Comparative study on the friction behaviour of piston/bore interface technologies

Edtmayer, J., Lösch, S., Hick, H. & Walch, S., 2019, In : Automotive and Engine Technology. 4, 3, 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Passenger cars

Combined Friction and Wear Analysis on a Single Cylinder Research Engine

Edtmayer, J., Walch, S., Hick, H., Wopelka, T., Jech, M. & Lösch, S., 10 Jan 2018, Book of synopses, Tribology - Industrial and Automotive Lubrication. Technische Akademie Esslingen, TAE

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionResearch

Activities 2005 2018

  • 10 Talk at conference or symposium
  • 2 Conference or symposium (Participation in/Organisation of)

Extending the lifetime of the penstock of a Pumped Storage Plant by surface mechanical treatment of the welded joint

Horst-Hannes Cerjak (Contributor), Christian Buzzi (Contributor), Christian Moser (Contributor), Manel Akrout (Contributor), Bertrand Chanzy (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentationTalk at conference or symposiumScience to science

Schwungradspeicher für Elektrofahrzeug-Schnellladestationen

Armin Buchroithner (Speaker), Peter Haidl (Contributor), Michael Bader (Contributor), Hannes Wegleiter (Contributor), Bernhard Schweighofer (Contributor)
15 Feb 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationTalk at conference or symposiumScience to science


Horst-Hannes Cerjak (Speaker), Christian Buzzi (Speaker), Christian Moser (Speaker)
3 Jul 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationTalk at conference or symposiumScience to science

Press / Media

TRS - Innovative Beschattungssysteme

Christoph Adametz & Michael Bader


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

TRS - Innovative Beschattungssysteme

Helmut Puschnig & Michael Bader


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Ikarus' Erben und ihre elektronischen Beschützer

Reinhard Braunstingl, Siegfried Vössner & Boris-André Prehofer


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Projects 1994 2021