Division Smart Structures
The research work in this area focuses on analyzing, influencing and optimizing the vibration behavior of components and structures as well as increasing the reliability of mechanical systems. To improve the system properties, we consider innovative passive and active structural measures in addition to lightweight construction principles.
We provide support during the feasibility study, design and implement prototypical customeroptimized solutions. We develop adapted tools for system design and assist during their transfer to commercial implementations. For this we develop and use modern methods of numerical and experimental structural ans reliability analysis, structural dynamics and signal processing.
Smart sensor and actuator systems and electronic subsystems are developed to implement reliable active structural solutions, and control technology solutions are derived from embedded systems. There exists an integrated design chain: metrological analysis, numerical methods for concept evaluation, design and simulation, production of prototype mechanical, electromechanical and electronic functional models, methods and tools for ensuring function and reliability in the laboratory and in field trials.