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Faculty of Mechanical Engineering

TUM Faculty of Mechanical Engineering

Technische Universität München is one of the leading technical universities in Europe and was awarded “Elite University” in the German Excellence Initative amongst the first three candidates in 2006. The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering is the largest faculty of TUM and one of the largest and most prestigous of its kind in Germany. The faculty is proud of its strong local and international networks, both to industry and academia. Since 2005, third party funded research at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering almost doubled from 24 million € to 45 million €, far more than the development of Germany’s GDP and the DAX. Research topics involving several institutes are addressed in coordinated research clusters, including: • The “Munich School of Engineering (MSE)”, providing a unique platform for interfaculty research and teaching. Current major elements in MSE are the TUM Science Center E-Mobility, the Center for Power Generation (focusing on efficiency of existing and future power plants) and the Network for Renewable Energy. • “Munich Aerospace”, levering the high potential on aeronautic research and development industry and research institutions headquartered in the city, such as DLR, the University of the Armed Forces and TUM. • Contributions to several DFG-funded “Sonderforschungsbereiche” and Clusters of Excellence.
Key figures: 40 professors 786 scientific staff 326 technical and administrative staff 4300 students enrolled 45 Mio € third-party funds (2011)

One highly visible outcome of these clusters, amongst others, is the MUTE project, which combines technological aspects of an e-car with manufacturing capabilities to achieve cost effective solutions and which was presented at IAA 2011, integrating efforts of nearly 30 institutes university-wide.


Engineers enable our society to maintain its high standard of living for present and upcoming generations. Future challenges arise from three global mega-trends: • Climate Change and Shortage of Resources At the TUM Faculty of Mechanical Engineering already now, we work on new mobility concepts, production processes, which are highly energy and material efficient, development and usage scenarios for novel, ultra light and strong materials as well as both, development of highly efficient combustion plants and renewable energies. • Demographic Change At the TUM Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, we study usage habits and develop robots and assistance systems e.g. for car and production environments as well as medical devices and support systems for elderly. • Urbanization At the TUM Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, approx. one quarter of the scientific staff works on projects related to ground mobility, now to a large extent working on the development of small vehicles with very low fuel consumption or new types of propulsion units, and possibly new types of ownership (car sharing etc.). The research strengths of the TUM Faculty of Mechanical Engineering derives from a high degree of both, vertical and horizontal integration of research competencies. Typically, the institutes address the whole value chain from scientific foundations up to application scenarios. The large size of the institutes allows them to build up interdisciplinary teams. The main building of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering is located in the center of the Garching campus, one of the largest and most modern research campi in Europe. With more than 20.000 sqm of office space and well over 30.000 sqm of lab and workshop space and modern equipment, mainly funded out ot third party funds, it provides an excellent research infrastructre.

Major research areas at the TUM Faculty of Mechanical Engineering include: • Aeronautics and Astronautics • Automotive • Mechatronics • Power Engineering • Production Engineering • Process Engineering • Medical Technology

Aeronautics and Astronautics

Aeronautics and Astronautics is one of the strongest research-driven disciplines in classical mechanical engineering, as technical solutions are sought for devices that operate at extreme mechanical and thermal loads under severe constraints with respect to safety, reliability and environmental compatibility. With 17% of the overall turnaround invested into research, Aeronautics and Astronautics has the strongest research orientation of any industry in Germany. At the TUM Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, research in Aeronautics and Astronautics profits from several global industrial players being based in or near Munich, among them EADS, Eurocopter, Cassidian, Astrium, MTU Aero Engines, IABG, Liebherr Aerospace, Kayser-Threde and an excellent research environment jointly created by TUM, the University of the Armed Forces, Institutes of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and Bauhaus Luftfahrt e.V.* . Since 2010, they closely cooperate within the Faculty Munich Aerospace. During the last 5 years, Aeronautics and Astronautics research has expanded considerably. In 2010, the Institute of Helicopter Technology was endowed by Eurocopter Germany; TUM now hosts the only German institute that covers the entire span of helicopter research and teaching. Also in 2010, a new director has been appointed for the Institute of Aircraft Design. Since he simultaneously serves as director of research and technology of Bauhaus Luftfahrt e.V., scientific links to local aircraft industry have been strengthened. In 2008, the new director of the Institute of Flight System Dynamics was newly appointed. Since then, this institute is especially devoted to a strong link to small and medium enterprises, for which FSD often provides enabling research.
* a joint initiative of EADS, Liebherr-Aerospace, MTU Aero Engines and IABG, as well as the Bavarian Ministry for Economic Affairs

“The research mission of Aeronautics and Astronautics at TUM is to enable sustainable air and space transport. Its education mission is to secure the availability of highly qualified personnel for industry and research institutes.”

Critical. and new methods for damage and failure assessment. New materials offer increasing efficiency. increase of energy-conversion efficiency. and new fuels reduce the environmental impact but also lead to new designs and operational risks. and can be exploited for new morphing-structure solutions for spacecraft and aircraft. The use of structures built from such materials requires new structural and multidisciplinary design optimization techniques. the aft body and structure cooling. new production Next-generation space transportation systems will be based on rocket propulsion systems which deliver the best compromise between development and production cost and performance. These components offer the highest potential for the efficiency increase of the entire system. and countermeasures must be devised. Therefore. the nozzle. Projects SFB-TR40: Technological Foundations for the Design of Thermally and Mechanically Highly Loaded Components of Future Space Transportation Systems http://www. and sensing of materials in large membrane structures is possible by special types of fibre composite materials. such as flashback in turbo-engine combustors and combustion instability in rocket engines have to be predicted. the investigation of individual components separate from the others leads to suboptimal results.sfbtr40. The SFBTR40 focuses on liquid rocket propulsion systems and their integration into the space transportation system. Based on reference experiments detailed numerical models are developed which serve as basis for efficient and reliable predictive simulation tools for design. and the improvement of cooling and fuel injections with propulsion systems for aircraft and spacecraft. Optimization or even the fundamental new design of a single component directly affects all other components. Specific problems of rocket propulsion systems are the main focus of the SFB-TR40. thermally and mechanically highly loaded components of such space transportation systems are the combustion chamber. However. Adaptation. Highly nonlinear effects. The scientific focus of all five research areas within the SFB-TR 40 is the analysis and the modeling of coupled systems. . smart actuation. all components are in close and direct interaction with each other. as a minimum maintain reliability and safety.Aeronautics and Astronautics Research in Aeronautics and Astronautics at TUM concentrates on the following engineering tasks: Materials and Structures Research on materials and structures focuses on composites and hybrid materials which offer high strength-to-weight ratios. One of the main challenges is to incorporate innovative solutions while. Propulsion Environmental compatibility requires the reduction of losses.

something that is being developed. The development of on-orbit servicing infrastructure systems and elements for robotic and human missions includes reliable and efficient communication systems. As a result. The demonstrator engine will be completely integrated and will include all required engine components such as forebody. systems engineering is jointly driven forward by the Institutes of Flight Systems Dynamics. inlet. the Institute of Astronautics can provide highly specialized research infrastructure such as high impact (micrometeorite) simulation and lunar in-situ research utilization. Systems technology is based on high-fidelity simulation of entire systems including subsystem dynamics. as they can be synthesized to make storable fuel. mission planning and communication. . reusable space transportation systems. the main scientific objective of all the projects networked within the Research Training Group GRK 1095 is the design and the development of a scramjet demonstrator. For such research. With relation to fuel-combustion modelling and simulation. Aircraft Design and Helicopter Technology. the availability of non-human space transportation is used to advance fundamental science. but nevertheless based on low-cost sensors are developed. Therefore. On the other hand. environment etc. reliability and safety. Systems and mission Design and exploitation of aircraft and spacecraft require systems technology. Research facilities and a space-flight prototype for extraction of solar-wind implanted particles can be extracted from regolith by thermal processing.Aeronautics and Astronautics Space utilization and exploration Work on space utilization focuses on human exploration technologies. A scramjet propulsion system is very likely to offer an economic alternative to classical. as well as for hypersonic flight vehicles. the evaporation of droplets is investigated under micro-gravity conditions to rule out buoyancy effects. combustion chamber and nozzle. expendable and hence expensive rocket driven systems and is one of the key technologies for hypersonic flight. from safety to certification processes. isolator. human behaviour. Additionally. The most interesting components are H2 and N2. This highly interdisciplinary field requires extensive use of experimental. This requirement also affects overall vehicle layout. the Institute of Flight Systems Dynamics can provide to its research partners the entire range of related requirements. Reliable navigation solutions with high quality standard. Robotic control and support systems including optimized tele-presence systems are one of the key elements of the proposed future German Astronautics Strategy. analytical and numerical methods and tools. Research Training Group GRK 1095: Aero-Thermodynamic Design of a Scramjet Propulsion System for Future Space Transportation Systems (2005-2014) For future. novel S-band and Ka-band antenna systems and highly reliable computer systems. the main design problem is to reliably sustain operation in supersonic combustion mode. reaching from lifesupport modelling and optimization to lunar resource utilization.

research is performed with the objective to improve the efficiency. Friction Welding and Additive manufacturing (AM). and technologies is guided by the use of scenario techniques. The analysis and evaluation of aircraft designs and the respective technologies employs analytical and experimental analysis in the areas of flight/mission performance. trends. investigations in new manufacturing processes like Precision Electrochemical Machining (PECM). airport capacity. and economic evaluation. Machine Tools and Manufacturing Technology. Main topics of cooperation are research tasks. Materials Science and Mechanics of Materials. Now. usability and environmental acceptance of helicopters. MTU Center of Competence (CoC) „Design and Production of Modern Aero Engines“ A multitude of research projects of TUM in close cooperation with industrial partner MTU Aero Engine led to the formation of a strategic alliance between the partners. after some 5 years of intensive collaborative research work. as well.Aeronautics and Astronautics Vehicles Design for civil and military operations as well as the derivation of future requirements. closer and more efficient collaborations. Ground test setups and flying demonstrators are employed for the demonstration of system capabilities and technologies. especially for modeling. With respect to rotorcraft. such as compressor and turbine design improvements. the Center of Competence (CoC) „Design and Production of Modern Aero Engines“. As a result of regular exchanges and meetings (steering committee) of the partners. . improved inter-institutional coordination and synergies could be achieved. which contains general terms and conditions for present and prospective research cooperation and joint activities. optimization and control of manufacturing processes. the CoC was expanded to include the institute of Institute for Automatic Control. noise and emissions. Product Development) and MTU Aero Engine signed a framework agreement. In 2006 four Institutes of TUM (Flight Propulsion.

. The private car is consumer good No. These changes can only be managed without major economic losses if people meet this challenge early in science and research in order to develop new mobility concepts and to refine them continuously. The overall goals in automotive development are to guarantee individual mobility by offering suitable vehicle concepts. certainly due to the strong industrial background in the Munich area. injuries and accidental deaths (“Vision Zero”).Automotive “The mission of Automotive research and teaching at TUM is to maintain its leading role within automotive technology. Although there is only one institute at the TUM Faculty of Mechanical Engineering specifically dedicated to Automotive research.1 and today’s economy would not be able to manage the logistical challenges without having sufficient transport possibilities. this area is the strongest one at the faculty. especially with respect to developing new mobility concepts. to reduce costs. to increase energy efficiency and reduce the number of accidents.” Mobility is the most important economic factor in Germany. The scarcity of fossil fuels will change the mobility behaviour in the future and thus many economic aspects and processes.

losses and vibration excitation of drivetrain components. investigating processes for gas engines fuelled with different gas qualities and analysing residual stresses in cast components. usability and dynamics. the faculty focuses on the design of electric vehicles and the development of concepts in order to make lightweight constructions visible. conductors and contacts. together with a reduction of all losses and driving drags and optimized electric and electronic components and control systems makes possible a small battery pack which enables the vehicle to drive over 100km per charge (customer cycle) and which is much lighter and thus much cheaper than today’s energy storage concepts in similar electric vehicles. The consequent lightweight construction. Internal Combustion Engines This area of research focuses on minimizing fuel consumption and hazardous exhaust gas of combustions engines. the development of composite crash concepts for electric vehicles and the processing of battery components. high energy efficiency. Projects MUTE http://www. passive and active vibration attenuation and torsional vibration reduction. . With the MUTE project the Technische Universität München has started a project which can be considered as unique. TUM has gained the competence on whole vehicle concepts. The “MUTE” project is a joint effort of 21 institutes from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and of other TUM faculties. range. This allows reduced charge times of 4 hours on a normal socketoutlet. power cabling. and reduced costs in a way that has not been realised so far. Furthermore. it was possible to present a production-ready vehicle concept which makes affordable individual mobility possible for a large class of population. The vehicle is comparable to the overall security level of today’s series vehicles despite its tare weight of only 500kg (+ 100kg of energy storage components). concerning its interdisciplinary and size on a national and international level. Part of this field of research is the investigation of influences of the new and altered components on the vehicle The “MUTE” project concentrates the activities of TUM in the field of electric mobility in a multidisciplinary project developimg a new holistic mobility concept. drivetrain topologies. such as energy storage system. the development of numerical methods for the aerodynamic and thermodynamic design of electric and hybrid vehicles. More than 60 doctoral candidates and over 200 students with term papers and master theses were involved in this project working on several interdisciplinarym sub-projects and research topics.Automotive More than 80% of all institutes at the faculty are active in Automotive research under the following categories: Mobility and Vehicle Concepts Especially since the foundation of the Institute of Automotive Technology in 2001.mute-automobile. Electric Mobility Research emphasis lies on modelling and construction of components of the electric and hybrid drivetrain. developing injection systems to operate with a rail pressure above 3000 bar. minimizing in-engine friction. Now. Within less than 2 years. TUM focuses on the management and optimization of the energy flow. Power Train The emphasis of this research lies on the determination and optimization of load-carrying capacity.

computation.and hybrid material-production process for car body parts and its behaviour in crash situations. One of many purposes of the examinations is the prediction of subjective judgements from objective data. Vehicle Control and Driving Dynamics In this part of research. TUM CREATE greatly benefits from TUM’s outstanding expertise in the field of electric mobility. How does a reasonable infrastructure for electric mobility have to look like in a megacity of several million inhabitants? How can energy storages systems (batteries) stand the challenges coming along with a hot and humid climate? Which kind of vehicle concepts will suit the mentality of Asian customers? The programme aims to demonstrate how electromobility solutions can be ideally suited for tropical megacities such as Singapore by the year 2013. The program. application and optimization of the metal-. power electronics. is tightly connected to the electromobility research activities at TUM in Munich. financed by the National Research Foundation of Singapore (NRF). TUM works on topics like vehicle dynamics controllers. and urban development. carbon composite. The project will follow up the question on how the demands for electric vehicles identified for Europe will meet the requirements and conditions in a tropical megacity. The entire program will include 40 faculty members from TUM and NTU and more than 100 researchers from disciplines such as battery technology. alternative driving elements and accordingly future HMI-concepts. Since October 2010. driver assistance systems. accident research and human-machine-interaction.Automotive Suspension The research focuses on active and semi-active suspension control and high pressure tube hydroforming for axle components. Driver Assistance Systems and Safety The researchers are adressing active safety. Bodywork This research group is working on simulation. TUM-CREATE focuses on specific aspects of electromobility related to tropical megacities in close cooperation with Nanyang Technological University in Singapore (NTU). traffic management. The physical proximity of the interdisciplinary collaboration partners provides a productive breeding ground for novel ideas and technical approaches. CREATE Singapore The “TUM CREATE Center for Electromobility” is a long-term research program recently launched in Singapore by Technische Universität München (TUM). automotive technology. tyre-vibrations and tyre-acoustics analysis and unsteady vehicle aerodynamics. This excellence influences the development and investigation of innovative driver information systems. Important objectives are for instance the development and investigation of concepts for large scale serial production of high complex components with the aim of cheaper and resource-saving production or the development of design optimization techniques for space frame structures including crash and manufacturing aspects. .

Integration/Vehicle Aspects The development of user expectation and use cases for mechatronic sub-systems. Production The main research done by this group is the development and optimization of logistic processes. production processes of metal forming and blanking tools and mass production-suited injection processes and mandrel concepts. Other very interesting research is done in the development and validation of numerical methods for flow simulation around and through vehicles with particular consideration of the wheel-/wheelhouse flow. new composite materials and auxiliary materials for composites for automotive components. . stiffness and crash properties are characterized.Automotive Materials The research focuses on austempered ductile iron. the digital human modelling for improving ergonomic anthropometric workplace layouts in respect to comfort. visibility and reachability are some examples for the research work of this group. lubricants in gears to enhance the performance and hot isostatic pressing of aluminium-silicium alloys. Additionally plastic materials for low velocity crash behaviour and reinforced metal matrices for strength.

The WZE communicates TUM’s interests through intensive lobbying in politics and industry.among others “MUTE” and TUM CREATE Singapore “Electromobility in Mega-cities” mentioned below. the WZE has identified the opportunities in the field of electric energy storage and has thus co-initiated the founding of the chairs for technical electrochemistry and electric energy storage TUM meets the challenges in electric mobility with a strategy for the future of research and education. electrotraction. industry demands specialized engineers that have to be educated comprehensively. It is responsible for the initiative. major suppliers. renewable energy and efficiency in energy-conversion. Moreover. mobility-providers and utility services participate in this meeting in order to discuss the development and orientation of the WZE. All Bavarian OEMs (passenger and commercial vehicles). The task of the WZE is to concentrate TUM’s activities inwards and outwards. more than 30 Institutes from 8 departments are involved. Alongside the colloquium an industrial advisory committee meeting takes place. electrical engineering and information technology efficiently. Meanwhile.Automotive TUM Science Center for E-Mobility (WZE) http://www. TUM has founded the Wissenschaftszentrum Elektromobilität (TUM Science Center for E-Mobility. One aim is to use existing competences in the field of automotive technology and conventional mechanical engineering as well as in mechatronics.fahrzeugtechnik-muenchen. As one of the four pillars of the Munich School of Engineering the WZE links electric mobility to the topics energy-efficient and sustainable planning and building. application and ramp up of major projects in electric mobility . Researchers from all participating partners are invited to report about their projects and to get informed about the state of electric mobility at TUM. an interdepartmental colloquium for electric mobility is held every three months to encourage the exchange of ideas and the communication of projects. . New fields of research are developed accordingly. Additionally. this is. WZE). other leading OEMs. Since July 2010. in all relevant areas by the universities. To achieve these goals.

mathematics. This interdisciplinary view about technical issues enables the improved design of sophisticated systems meeting the increasing demands on performance. Almost any research topic in this exciting field comprises new developments or optimization in general using state-of-the-art techniques. The institutes involved in Mechatronic research have ample experience in developing models for the behaviour of humans. Rather.Mechatronics „The mission in Mechatronics is to systematically improve mechanical systems through the integration of electrical. Mechatronics does not represent a joint engineering application area such as aerospace. Mechatronics covers research and education topics that are strongly linked to the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and the Faculty of Computer Science. electronics. it focuses on methods for the design of mechatronic systems in a wide range of engineering applications from automotive and aerospace to robotics. electronics and computer science. physics.“ Mechatronics integrates the various engineering and science topics of mechanics. size and weight. Development in mechatronics strongly depends on the generation and validation of models. Even though the institutes comprising this field have different research areas. As part of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. . Therefore. robots and materials under varying conditions. electrical engineering. as well as for reconfigurable systems and mechanical properties of multibody systems. production and healthcare. there is one collective interest: The systematic improvement of mechanical systems through the integration of electrics. production or medical engineering. electronics and computer science with the challenge of mastering large and complex mechatronic systems consisting of dynamic reconfigurable components. All of the professors engaged in Mechatronics are involved in lectures that contain engineering knowledge of these neighbouring areas. automotive. and computer science.

Mechatronics Product Development The creation of innovative products requires creativity and systematic procedures. and services. controller design. and act in a physical world. Universität der Bundeswehr. spacecraft and aircraft industries. the handling of complexity. Cognitive technical systems are equipped with artificial sensors and actuators. it is advisable to find a reduced order model that approximates the behavior of the original system while preserving some of its original properties like passivity. Max-Planck Institute of Neurobiology and German Aerospace Agency DLR are involved. One task in this reseach field is Model Order Reduction. procedures and methods is required. especially multi-body systems are research topics. Goal-oriented creativity processes necessitates a profound understanding of the nature of creativity and the driving elements like abstraction and analogies. Interdisciplinary way of thinking. A “barrier” might . software. experiments and simulation as well as concentrated efforts of computers are the methods. SFB 453: High Fidelity Tele-Presence and Tele-Action http://www6. Projects Cotesys Cluster of Excellence http://www. Bio-inspired designs are of special interest in this context.tum. With help of our research we support successful and efficient innovation processes. optimization and prediction. and factories. robotics. and structure. stability. SFB 768: Managing the Cyclic Interdependencies of Innovation Processes http://www. integrated and embedded into physical systems. This Collaborative Research Center addresses Mechatronics and Production Engineering aspects. Automatic Control Feedback control is present wherever desired and actual time behaviour are compared to each other and a correcting control action is taken. robots. All activities try to generate impact within the scientific community. To develop robust product architectures of adaptable product-service systems which include It is the aim of the SFB 453 to overcome barriers between the operator and teleoperator in a distant or non-accessible environment. the use and further development of systems engineering philosophies.cotesys. power train engineering or with applications in common mechanical The Cluster of Excellence coordinated by Technische Universität München is a close collaboration between scientists from various disciplines connecting neurocognitive and neuro-biological foundations to engineering sciences at leading research institutions in Munich: besides Technische Universität München. electronics. in teaching and in Applied Mechanics Dynamics. scientists from Ludwig-MaximiliansUniversität München. It is described in more detail under Production Engineering. electrical or other hardware. The fundamental research has been combined most closely with applications in car industries. and the management of total and life cycle costs by developing methods and tools and providing best practice procedures. control and optimization of mechanical The aim of the Collaborative Research Center is the understanding and design of innovation processes concerning the specific characteristics and interdependencies of cycles in innovation processes. CoTeSys investigates cognition for technical systems such as vehicles. In order to be able to handle large systems for the purpose of simulation.

Typical indications for this method of treatment are liver diseases such as liver cancer. including operation and maintenance of manufacturing systems on the one hand and products on the other hand. by means of crosslines. meta-modeling and coupling of models. Since the liver is a soft tissue organ. Real-time Image Navigation in Operative Liver Surgery Liver resection denotes the removal of one or more vascular segments of the liver according to the Couinaud segments of the liver. but also due to scales. be caused by distance. which are focused on with the dissector. nose. a synthesis process which comprehends drives and their control. Registration methods in the liver surgery represent a particular challenge. inertial effects. The most challenging task for the surgeon is the re-movement of tumors with a safety margin of at least ten millimeters to obviate the recrudescence of tumors on the one hand and to prevent tumor cells from getting into blood circulation on the other hand. vibrations) as well as kinesthetic (proprioceptors. The research field quality management works on simulation. e. For all engineering aspects usability is a key issue using methods from ergonomics. The surgeon’s planning of the surgical intervention is effected by corresponding CT datasets. roughness. neuro surgery. This system consists of a navigation camera for tracking position and orientation of ultrasonic probe and dissector relative to the patient’s liver. . and throat surgery. it uses RPTechnologies for the output of first prototypes. electrical and software engineering need to be coupled or integrated considering their correlations and dependencies. in minimal invasive surgery or in microassembly.Mechatronics Micro Technology and Medical Device Technology In mechatronic development processes.g. Automation and Information Systems To improve automation and software engineering. The use of Navigation and Robotics in the field of surgery is a topic pursued by many research projects. mechanical.g. which the surgeon receives from radiologists. especially haptic feedback is needed: this requires tactile (pressure. adapting model notations like SyML. Furthermore. It implies new methods for spatial trajectory input. models of different disciplines. Clinical applications are: (ENT) ear. testing. mechanism design should not be understood as an isolated process in terms of classical kinematics synthesis. malignant liver tumors. In addition to visual and acoustic feedback. The use of a suitable navigation system improves safety and effectiveness in liver surgery for intraoperative localization of key structures such as tumors. or living-liver donations. the operative and preoperative form can differ. Especially distributed embedded automation systems using cognitive mechanism to adapt on unforeseen environmental changes or changed product and production requirements are used. UML. e. temperature. These projects vary from the integrated power control of instruments and minimally invasive instruments to the computer integrated operating room (CIO). visceral surgery and dental surgery. gravity) feedback channels in order to improve close to reality impressions.g. The main idea of this navigation concept is to localize and to mark target structures. automatic verification and mathematical models to verify the correctness of distributed real-time embedded systems. e. An integrated process has been developed for this purpose.

or water-based fluids. In addition to the established CAD systems more and more software tools are used in engineering of plants and products. Also the integration of energy aspects in the modeling of plant operation or vehicle systems is explored. like polymers. Model-based Engine Calibration The research field “Model-based Engine Calibration” deals with the development and improvement of methods for engine calibration. beside the power train. . also for integration into ERP or MES systems (SpeziMES). So a new approach is developed to manufacture piezoelectrically driven printheads by using rapid prototyping techniques such as lasermicromachining. Active and Semi-Active Suspension Control The research field deals with the configuration and control of active suspension systems in vehicles. The size of the nozzle. a huge number of fluids. and the thickness of the used piezo-actuator have to be adaptable to the above mentioned fluids to achieve drops of the size. A data backbone is needed. where appropriate. Furthermore. or working with a dicing saw. and other special applications. The isolation of the passengers from the road induced vibrations is an important topic in the automotive industry.g.g. epoxy resins.Mechatronics Model-based and integrated engineering This research topic examines the modeling of hybrid. optics. SysML. droplet generators are important in the area of 3D rapid prototyping. like exhaust-gas thresholds. This leads to increasing data traffic. that transparently allows to connect the different data from different systems in accordance to their semantic and syntax (Project IMIP). Therefore only high resistance materials should come into contact with the medium. Since the legislative restrictions. Furthermore the research topic aims at the development of a tool-supported method for integrated design of distributed agent systems under the special requirements of automation technology. CAD model) to ensure the time behavior in the target environment. like low fuel consumption. notational elements or diagrams are added or adapted and domain specific editors are developed. Since all dependencies of all actuators have to be considered. The engine maps which are stored on the ECU have to be defined in a calibration process. Generally. to better respond to road disturbances and ride comfort and road holding abilities are significantly improved. The focus lies on the interdisciplinary character of the design of automation systems as well as on increasing transparency throughout the operation phase. solvents. which in previous times was performed manually from an engineer at the test bed. silicones. A modern combustion engine is controlled by an Engine Control Unit (ECU). more and more new systems had to be introduced for a better controlling of the combustion process. makes it possible. There are numerous applications for droplet generation which can be divided into the segments printing and coating. Therefore different notations. Due to the increased complexity todays calibration engineers need to be supported by modern methods. This caused the number of actuators in modern combustion engines to increase in the last years. e. e. The research area of model-based engine calibration engineers need to be supported by modern methods. The main tasks are a minimization of vibrations acting on passengers and the reduction of upcoming dynamic wheel load deviations while complying the technical boundary conditions. networked automation systems in engineering of products and production plants (process and factory). Construction. the geometry of the pressure wave generator. Design. especially in thermo-mechanical processes and in generative manufacturing technology. The used materials have to be resistant to strong acids. Introducing active and/ or semi-active suspension components. UML. Another focus is the model-based development of the hybrid production processes themselves. Necessary information for code generation is extracted from different models (controller model. A strong focus is to increase efficiency and quality in automation software engineering. electronic manufacturing. Due to the above mentioned large variety of possible applications of the DOD technique. which makes it difficult to find the optimal settings for the combustion engine. The possibilities of standard passive suspension systems are limited. are used. life science. and the requirements of customers. are investigated and. the task of calibration results in a high-dimensional problem. and other chemical agents. adapting a printhead to other fluids often means extensive development work or even a completely redesign. by an appropriate control strategy. The result is a drop on demand printhead dosing liquid wax manufactured in less than a day instead of now up to 6 weeks. through automatic PLC-code generation from a model in the domain of machine and plant manufacturing. anodic bonding. bases. are permanently increasing. and Verification of Drop-on-Demand Systems Dispensing minute amounts of fluid by the dropon-demand (DOD) technique is now routinely used in many industries. with the speed and uniformity that are needed. mainly responsable for the dynamic behaviour of vehicles and with its contribution to ride comfort and road holding it is an important distinguishing feature in vehicle construction. The suspension system is.

The teaching mission is to educate engineers with comprehensive knowledge regarding efficient. fossil fuels resources. such as oil.” . sustainable and safe conversion and use of energy. are limited. Moreover. to improve energy efficiency and to reduce emissions. On the one hand worldwide energy demand will continue to grow and is expected to double in 2050. On the other hand emissions of greenhouse gases from energy conversion are the main reasons of global warming and increasing CO2 emissions from fossil fuel utilization will threaten our planet. in the end. energy efficiency and sustainability has to be found. It is a requirement in power generation to develop new technologies to expand the production of renewable energy. and natural gas. However. “The research mission in Power Engineering is to reduce pollutant and carbon dioxide emissions and to improve quality of life through improvement and substitution of energy conversion technologies and efficient use of energy.Power Engineering The sustainable supply of energy is the key challenge for our future. coal. the interdependencies are complex and the tradeoff between economics.

GE. who are world leading companies in their fields.Power Engineering A large number of industrial companies offering products and technologies related to the sector of power engineering are situated in Bavaria. KAM. cost effective and sustainable. The increasing share of fluctuating power sources. Among the five different research areas the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering is involved in “Combustion chambers for gas turbines”. such as ORC. pumped-storage hydropower plants and compressed air reservoirs for large scale applications. fly ash particles and fine dust from the flue The research initiative KW21 is funded by the states of Bayern and Baden-Württemberg. Moreover Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is of concern for the reduction of CO2 emissions. as well as MAN Diesel in Augsburg . Siemens. Diesel and Stirling engines and micro-gas-turbines. For solid fuels it is important to cover operational problems such as slagging and fouling due to changing fuel properties and the reduction of nitrogen oxides. EON. EnBW and Vattenfall. HotVegas 2 IGCC (Integrated gasification combined cycle). a multitude of small and medium-sized companies such as plant operators. Chemical technologies for energy storage are capable to cover the expected increase in wind energy in the near future. In the field of storage technologies Power Engineering at TUM considers the diversity of storage strategies. “Steam turbines” and “Power plant systems and boilers”. requires flexible power plants and energy storage concepts to compensate load peaks. gas turbine and heat recovery steam generator is considered to be one of the most appropriate techniques to compensate the fluctuating energy production of renewable energy sources by the usage of coal. Decentralized power generation is focused on small to medium scale components.g. . A variety of renewable energy technologies are addressed in Power Engieering. In the last decade the field of power engineering has been growing at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and it is expected to play an even more important role in the near future and in the long run. Several parts of the research in this initiative are carried out by institutes from the Technische Universität München. The research project HotVegas covers experimental investigation on the conversion of coal and biomasses in gasification name only a few. Besides these global players. Linde. Renewable and Green Energy The share of renewable energy in power generation is growing worldwide and especially in Germany. RWE. decentralized power generation and new techniques for energy storage. Projects KW 21 http://www. Efficient and Flexible Power Generation with Minimal Emissions The research focus are advanced power station technologies. Project partners from industry involved in this research project are GTT. MTU. The research needs for gas turbines range from combustion and emission control to thermo acoustics. Martin and EON in Munich. e.kw21. the combination of gasification. start-ups and other small companies make up an important part of the renewable energy sector. such as most renewable energy sources. Siemens. such as chemical energy storage. Its aim is to make power plants more efficient.

use of novel materials and manufacturing issues. .de Wind energy research faces new great challenges – for example for the cost effective realization of extremely large machines in the 10-20MW range in the off-shore area or for new overall concepts for exploiting wind energy in so far unexplored areas close to consumers. Since the calculation capabilities are still limited for complex reaction systems and sub-models. hydro. novel materials and materials damage detection. TUM is currently setting up the research network WindForS together with academic partners from KIT. fluid-flow and heat transfer. It covers chemistry. such as aerodynamic and conversion. Since wind energy plays a key role in the current energy mix and will even more so in the future. biomass and geothermal energy. Wind energy is a topic at several different institutes. Solarthermal power generation is the vision of the future. heat transfer and heat storage.Power Engineering such as solar. It is the aim to bundle their competence for advanced research. Besides power generation. Other energy sources such as waste heat from industrial processes or geothermal are also a key issue for a sustainable power production and of are of concern in Power Engineering at TUM.mse. The energy production from waste (EfW) is also considered partly as a renewable energy source but due to its impurities creates challenging research topics for combustion and operation. electrical engineering.tum.powergen. each addressing different aspects. Stuttgart and Tübingen Universities. The research efforts in Power Engineering are focused on the CFD simulation of combustion. Biomass is an excellent substitute for conventional fossil fuels. energy and infrastructure as well as energy conversion and the reduction of emissions. mechanical power transmission. Its research topics cover transport.windfors. process dynamics. chairs and organizations at the Technische Universität München. WindForS www. ranging from gaseous and solid fuel combustion. Furthermore aerodynamic and fluid mechanic aspects are considered when it comes to the simulation of hydro and wind turbines. gears and manufacturing processes. The research topics in this field cover a wide variety. storage and load control for electricity. ash chemistry. with research institutes and industry in one of the technologically and economically strongest regions in Europe. solar water treatment. Key contributions from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering are aerodynamics. solar thermal energy is of interest for solar cooling. heat transfer The Center for Power Generation is an association of several Institutes. Besides the efficient and low-emission conversion to power and heat the production of energy carriers such as “Synthetic Natural Gas” (SNG) and power and heat production is a core research topic. mechanical engineering and physics. The focus of research in Power Engineering is on the development of cost-efficient concepts and components. and solar drying in developing countries. whose research topic is related to power engineering. it is important to balance the level of detail and the calculation speed. Simulation Simulation in general helps to deepen the understanding of processes and helps to reduce experimental efforts. development and the design of energy conversion systems are more efficient and cost effective. Thus. Center for Power Generation http://www.

Besides advanced power generation technologies based on gas turbines. With regard to the increasing share of renewables dynamic process modeling is a helpful tool. SNG) and concepts with electricity storage capability are of concern. new concepts for the production of fuels and electricity (polygeneration. . technology development and optimization. steam turbines and fuel cells. Those tools are used for concept studies.Power Engineering Efficiency and Optimization Cycle calculations are a helpful design tool for increasing efficiencies in any kind of process.

Production Engineering Production engineering research has a long tradition since 1875 at the Technische Universität München (TUM). After significant growth during the last 25 years. and product development is the complete set of activities needed to bring new devices. technologies. We put innovations to practice by interdisciplinary reasoning and activity and we educate the engineers of the future. Approximate 8 million workplaces are located in production facilities and plants. Design. and services to the marketplace. Some additional 8 million workplaces exist in Germany’s environment of production in order to support this field with logistical.” . We aim to take a leading position in production engineering research and develop visions for production technology in order to foster our society and prosperity. who distinguish themselves through competence in leadership and professionalism.000 sqm of space for offices and labs. manufacturing. computing and other services. fundamental research and application-oriented research with the objective of enhancing innovative technologies and passing expertise on to industry: “The mission in Production Engineering is to provide producing industry with high fidelity research results. it constitutes one of Germany’s major research centers in this area including subsidiaries in Augsburg and more than 150 investigators and some 10. The Institutes of the Research Area Production Engineering research conduct both. Production is a major part of the entire product life-cycle. for which reason all research activities of the production engineering research focus are versatile and demanding. Since production of goods and machines in Germany is stronger than in any other country. a strong research basis is essential for Germany’s economy.

Projects SFB 768: Managing the Cyclic Interdependencies of Innovation Processes http://www. Availability and maturity of technologies. Novel Manufacturing and Treatment Processes for New Materials These research activities focus on production technologies. and recycling. fiber reinforced materials or natural fiber containing parts. innovation processes are to be designed with regards to the content of cycles. automation and software engineering using simulation and digital modeling. injection molding. manufacturing. and life-cycles of varying length which are provided by different functional divisions. In terms of recycling selective separation technologies will become very relevant. With the understanding of cycles. cutting and all biology oriented processes as well as bonding resp. the associated business processes underlie different cycles in research and development. Model-Based System Engineering The improvement of the whole life cycle for engineering of production systems and production lines using and adapting methods from computers science are goal of this area. engineering. coating processes for materials. forming.sfb768.and service-components. The aim of the Collaborative Research Center is the understanding and design of innovation processes concerning the specific characteristics and interdependencies of cycles in innovation processes.Production Engineering Fundamental Research System Dynamics Production Focus of the research is the implementation and use of elements of complex solutions. Thus. blow-molding. This Collaborative Research Center also addresses Mechatronics aspects. manufacturing-. which are mutually affecting each other as well. The components are subject to development-. In contrast. especially machine tools. The perspective of cycles is thereby the novel point of view on innovation processes to align and synchronize company-external and -internal changes. so-called product-service-systems. logistics. in terms of costs and quality. extrusion. finance. modular system design as well as suitable sequencing of mechanical engineering. and economics and sociology are collaborating closely. material-mix or parts including light metals. changes of competences. To reach these goals. the researchers work on measures to reduce vibrations in terms of calculating or simulating the behavior of the machine to take preventive measures or to intervene into the running machine by using new approaches of adaptive control or other damping measures. service. nowadays typically consisting of a combination of product. are precision machines and therefore very sensitive to vibrations and dynamically induced shifts. To avoid such negative impact by preventive and/ or therapeutic measures is the background of this research area. financial cycles at capital markets or of investments and write-offs as well as changes of customer demands represent external influences on the company. Heat Transfer Heat induced by the production processes or transferred from outside leads to thermal strain and deformation of the machines. Recent research activities are focusing on managed software evolution. plastics. . manufacturing processes like molding. and above all concerning their temporal interaction. scientists from the faculties of computer sciences.

These are abilities similar to those of The project entitled CustomPacker aims at developing and integrating a scalable and flexible packaging assistant that aids human workers while packaging mid to upper sized and mostly heavy goods. Mechatronics and Integrated Engineering Modular design. This cell will be equipped with novel and reconfigurable hardware components and will further be enhanced by advanced interaction paradigms through novel system controller techniques during the project run. Machines. weight and form). the control and optimization of material flow processes by innovative identification technologies (RFID). Cognitive technical systems are equipped with artificial sensors and actuators. learning. . memory. test procedures and model-based integrated engineering for highly qualified and energy optimized The goal of SFB TR 10 is to economically integrate production processes of lightweight supporting structures in their three main groups forming. new manufacturing processes. action. simultaneous engineering.custompacker. Automation and Robotics New intelligent machines. novel sensors and drives and therefore foster the power of machines up to double or triple of state of the art. The main goal is to design and assemble a packaging workstation mostly using standard hardware resulting in a universal handling system for different pro-ducts (size. in order to learn from observations and realize their environment. Appropriate measures in production and process planning as well as quality assurance will enable short term production of supporting structures. producing precise parts in a very efficient way and having a high reliability is the focus of this research area. (ii) integration into the process chain (2007 – 2010) and (iii) flexibilization and optimization (2011 – 2014). The investigators work on new approaches of automation. Especially in phase III. robots. and factories. Cutting and Joining for the Flexible Production of leightweight Frame Structures http://www. The highly experienced international industry-driven project consortium contains representatives from all involved disciplines and will therefore be able to start with a baseline cell layout for a packaging station including industrial robots. diagnosis and service are the challenges for future production plants. the development of logistics planning by means of digital tools as well as the role of human beings in production and in logistics (work place design) represent essential research topics. cutting.Production Engineering Cognition for Fabrication and Production Systems Cognitive capabilities are fundamental information processing algorithms such as perception. and planning. Anthropometric Workplace Layout in Days of Demographic Change The number of workers with special individual and inter-individual requirements to SFB TR10: Integration of Forming. In consequence. attention. EU-FP7 Factories of the Future: Custom Packer (2010 – 2013) http://www. and joining. the investigators work on diagnosis. Application-Oriented Research Production Management and Logistics Along with aspects of technical logistics. consuming low energy. The project is structured in three funding phases (i) technology development (2003 – 2006).leichtbau. the focus will be on variable lot sizes with a high variant diversity. Therefore the aim of this area is to get production systems that “know what they are doing” The researchers investigate cognition for technical systems such as machines. cognitive control.

MAICarbon will pave the way to serial production of carbon composite products and promote the region as the center of competence for Carbon Composite technology in Europe. Audi. This network was successful in the Leading-Edge Cluster Competition of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research in early 2012 and will be funded with up to 40 million € within until 2017. BMW. EU-FP7 Clean Skies: DEfcodoor Thermoplastic Fibre Placement (TFP) with a thermoforming step in between could abandon the time-consuming and energy-consuming autoclave process currently used e. TUM. Premium Aerospace and many others. in the manufacturing process for helicopter Demographic change will be a great challenge to our society in the 21st century. nvestigation of Multimodal Interaction Concepts for Human Machine Interaction I The research question in this area is: how can robots and machines interact with persons and objects and adapt themselves to unknown situations? How must technical systems be equipped to have abilities. similar to those of humans.Production Engineering work rises. TUM coordinates the EU-FP7 project DEfcodoor with the goal to reduce expensive scrap by 15%. Fit4Age is a consortium of higly motivated and competent partners from industry and research institutions. has initiated the network Carbon Fibers and Carbon Composites have material properties which enable us to build ultrastrong and lightweight products. Since many of the leading players in research and industry in this field are located in the triangle between Munich. several institutes at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering will be active in this cluster. because economic automation is difficult furthermore most assembly processes are performed manually. They are eager to find technical solutions for elderly people to provide them with affordable solutions to enable them to cope with tasks at home and at work . Fit4Age http://www. increasing the quality of the product and reducing production cost. design methods and guidelines for future manufacturing pro-cesses or workplaces. powerful computers and safe interaction between man and machine. Since Carbon Composite Materials have a very high potential especially in automotive and aerospace applications and are still very demanding in production process. . MAICarbon http://www. The researchers of this area investigate the influence of ageing workforces on assembly and logistic systems and develop technical solutions. in order to learn from observations and realize their environment? This is a question of multisensory systems.g.fit4age. This is accompanied by an intensive demographic change and holds especially true for workplace design in assembly and in logistics.mai-carbon. Augsburg and Ingolstadt. together with partners such as SGL Group. The project is supported by the Bayerische Forschungsstiftung.

Process Engineering Process Engineering is a key technology for producing industry. Due to the diversity of applications and underlying scientific foundations. Design Methods including Modeling and Simulation as well as Bioreactors and Biocatalysis. it is addressed by several TUM faculties. Fermentation and Bioprocess Integration. . At the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. the Institute of Plant and Process Technology and the Institute of Biochemical Engineering focus on Process and Equipment Design. next to the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering mainly by the Center of Life and Food Sciences in Weihenstephan and by the Faculty of Chemistry.

The goal of the particular project investigated at the TUM is. supports the interdisciplinary scientific collaborations of the members of the TUM Research Center for Industrial Biotechnology beyond traditional faculty borders. the research activities in fermentation science will be extended to study the microbial production of chemicals and liquid biofuels from gaseous substrates (synthesis gases). In the next years. used for the condensation of mixtures. The new 4. For example. Apart from experimental investigations. to analyze the condensation on microstructured tubes for heat exchangers to improve their energy efficiency. . Laboratories. Projects Industrial Biotechnology The Institute of Biochemical Engineering together with the two speciality devisions for (1) Selective Separation Technology and for (2) Systems Biotechnology form the engineering science core of the interdisciplinary TUM Research Center for Industrial Biotechnology (‘Forschungszentrum für Weiße Biotechnologie’). which came into operation in mid 2011. The effect of microstructures for condensation shall be extended on mixtures and mixtures with gaseous inert components. detailed modeling of process equipment. InnovA2 The “Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung” is supporting a consortium of 17 partners ( 12 companies and 5 universities) to analyze “Innovative concepts for processes and plants in order to increase the efficiency of production processes”. Modeling activities cover fundamental thermodynamic property methods.Process Engineering Amongst others.200 L scale enable the Institute of Biochemical Engineering to analyze microbial reactions and biotechnological production processes on a laboratory as well as on a semi-technical scale. Five different new plant concepts for heat integration are examined in this joint research project experimentally as well as theoretically. modeling and simulation play an important role. modeling of complete plant configurations and economical evaluations. In this process chain.2 billion Euro Pilot Plant for Industrial Biotechnology on TUM-campus Garching. workshops and technical facilities with the complete infrastructure for the cultivation of microorganisms and cells on a 1 mL . flue gases from the firing of fossil fuels are researched with respect to purification and carbon dioxide removal. this is applied to the generation of synthetic fuels and energy carriers from coal and biomass (XtL: the conversion of various fossil and regenerative raw materials to liquid fuels) as well as the conversion of solid feedstock to natural gas (SNG). all kinds of synthesis gases play a significant role so different purification and gas treatment processes are currently investigated. An additional task is to develop correlations for designing heat exchangers. research will be further focused on the bioprocess engineering aspects of Industrial Biotechnology. Furthermore.

To considerably improve stent technology and to provide patients with long term patency of their treated arteries we developed new drug eluting stent structures avoiding intravascular rotation. there are only three large Centers for medical technology as an engineering discipline at the university level: RWTH Aachen. All machines and equipment necessary. Nevertheless.e. Using stents by intravascular positioning within stenoses with subsequent opening through a balloon catheter has become a convenient treatment to overcome insufficient blood supply to the heart. the various stents and modification of surfaces to make them hemocompatible are parts of a large research programme in cardiovascular implant development and have been developed. Medical technology industry is one of the strongest worldwide. . However long term result are inferior to bypass operations requiring opening of the chest. manufactured and tested at the institute. within Germany. Stents are applied within a very short time by full consciousness of the patient while maintaining a normal heart contraction. a new balloon forming machine. Despite this. usually caused by atheromatosis or calcification of the respective blood vessel wall. i. or energy. aerospace. thus disrupture of the endothelial layer of the coronary and secondary clotting following media hyperplasia. the field of Medical Technology is defined almost completely by companies with less than 50 employees with the important exception of imaging technologies and only the TUM Faculty of Mechanical Engineering offers programs for bachelor and master studies in Medical Technology. heart-lung machines and hour-long anesthesia. FAU Erlangen and TUM. in contrast to automotive. the balloon itself. 1 worldwide is heart attack through occlusion of feeding coronary arteries.Medical Technology Projects Stent Technologies The killer No. designed.

Forming process. Computer Aided Interventions Biomechanical models of the functions of muscles and the skeleton are developed. several projects deal with the conversion of known models to humanoid robots. mathematical models are used to model and to visualize human tissue.g. Tissue Engineering Generation of (partially) living biological substitutes for damaged tissues addressing regenerative medicine is addressed here. stem cell technology). material processing and tools for material processing are researched for their potential use in medicine. material science to develop biocompatible scaffolds. implants require thermoplast processing and handling tools of utmost precision and surface properties with adapted microstructuring for bone on one side (inner ear side) and for connective tissue on the other side (tympanic membrane side). Both structures preparing locotypical tissue ingrowth can be realized using micro injection molding.g. including the worldwide smallest injection molding machine. however accurate. In order to treat this disease we developed an entirely new middle ear implant prepared for injection molding technology with a mass of the implant of less than 1 mg. i. All related biological testing using cell and tissue constructs is available at the institute providing innovative interfaces and interphases between living tissues and polymer structures. Micro-injection molded implants for the middle ear Otosclerosis usually results in loss of hearing with a considerable social impact on the patient. including damping elements within the implant to prevent the patient from complete loss of hearing following implantation with subsequent heavy acoustic trauma. These extremely small. instruments and implants are under development that can be used in or implanted into the human body. In addition. surfaces and its modifications by open air plasma treatment and by titania coatings have been developed at the institute. FEM for complex vessel structures (lung. Materials. independently of a specific medical product. other projects study the definition of such models. tools. . liver) to model the function or the deformation of the tissue as well as the segmentation and visualization of the tissue as part of intervention planning or navigation. Basic cell biological research (e. Micro fluidic effects in medical applications are addressed intensively. and the development of sophisticated bioreactors are integrated to create functional tissue substitutes. in machining environments or while consuming exceedingly loud music. Biomechanical and Biofunctional Models. e.e.Medical Technology The research activities are centred around: Biocompatible instruments and implants and their Processing & Tooling Innovative concepts.

For engineering sciences. the TUM Faculty of Mechanical Engineering acts as a venue for scientific exchange. Increasingly. in order to make the results open to academia and strengthen the scientific reputation of our faculty. Here. the Automotive Colloquium. Numerous seminars are open to the public and are regularly visited by our partners. the scientific principles underlying industrial applications are regularly published in international journals and on scientific conferences.g.tum. in order to keep its focus on current problems and to validate research results in “real life”. As it is good practice in the academic world. A list of past and upcoming events is available on our also with our industrial partners.Scientific Networks Science and research are not possible without the exchange of ideas. Such projects can be performed on the basis of publicly funded programmes as well as on bilateral agreement. the TUM Faculty of Mechanical Engineering profits from its location in one of the most innovative industrial environments world wide. this is especially true for interlinks with industry. the institutes at the TUM Faculty of Mechanical Engineering are highly interested in cooperations with the potential of generating http://www. but even more so with numerous highly innovative small and medium-sized enterprises throughout southern http://www.tum. (IWB-Kolloquien). In this framework. . http://www. which can be published in academic journals at least in their core elements on the one hand and to provide innovative and commercializable solutions to their partner on the other hand. which are strongly supported by our institutes and often even chaired by faculty members. with large companies having their headquarters or research centers in and around Munich. An excellent forum for exchange with local industry are the Bavarian Research Cooperations (Bayerische Forschungsverbünde).

especially through semester and thesis projects. Each of the 10 Master’s programs is based on an individually defined course catalogue designed to establish a deeper academic understanding of the corresponding subject. In the 5th and 6th semester. The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering is extensively networked with all other TUM faculties. in the Master’s program in “Power Engineering” (led by the Faculty for Electrical and Information Technology). Together with the joint Bachelor’s program in “Engineering Sciences” and a Master’s program in “Materials Sciences” with Paris-Lodron University Salzburg. . Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Industriales de Madrid. and they head trend-setting research projects in the national and international arena. it currently hosts 5000 students. This way. All professors at the faculty are proven experts in their fields. in the Bachelor’s and Master’s programs in “Chemical Engineering” (led by the Faculty for Chemistry).Study Programs Bachelor and Master courses at the TUM Faculty of Mechanical Engineering: • Energy and Process Engineering • Product Development and Design • Automotive and Combustion Engine Technology • Aerospace Engineering • Mechanical Engineering and Management • Mechanical Engineering • Mechatronics and Information Technology • Medical Technology and Engineering • Nuclear Technology • Production and Logistics The TUM Faculty of Mechanical Engineering is one of Germany’s largest training facilities for engineers. the latest research results are reflected in teaching. and our students are given many different opportunities to participate in projects. students specialize in one of the ten subject areas with specialized classes and a Bachelor’s thesis. Interdisciplinary programs with partners like the University of Salzburg and membership in the “TIME” double degree program (with the École Centrale Paris. The Bachelor’s programs have a common curriculum and schedule up to the 4th semester. KTH Royal Institute of Technology and many others) confirm our international reputation. in the Master’s program in “Robotics. In particular. the faculty’s dedication is reflected in its teacher training (led by the TUM School of Education). The linkage of teaching and research is the basis for our academic training.

Madrid. Besides technical qualifications and the ability to act goal-oriented. Singapore at the “German Institute of Science and Technology” (GIST) in Singapore. Intelligence” (led by the Faculty for Computer Science) and in the Bachelor’s program in “General Engineering Sciences” as well as the Master’s program in “Industrial Biotechnology” (in collaboration with the Munich School of Engineering). All students are offered to take part in soft skill training courses as part of their standard curriculum. Toulouse and Cranfield) in the “European Masters Course in Aeronautics and Space Technology (EuMAS). On the international level.” In addition. it participates in the joint Master’s program in Aerospace Engineering. Therefore the TUM Faculty of Mechanical Engineering offers courses to gain additional qualifications. . Students with excellent course achievements who will graduate very soon have the possibility to participate in the LEAD Programme where they can train their leadership skills.Study Programs Cognition. Very committed first and second year students can learn and train team work. the Faculty for Mechanical Engineering is integrated with four other leading aerospace universities (Pisa. moderation and presentation skills and project work in small groups in a special program. engineers have to possess a basis of interpersonal and leadership skills. a collaboration between Technische Universität München (TUM) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU).

tum. the candidate will also have teaching and other duties. Acatech. the TUM Faculty of Mechanical Engineering has initiated several framework programmes together with some strategic cooperation partners in industry. http://www. the candidate is employed as a full time researcher. the German Academy of Science and so that it usually takes about 4 to 5 years to finish the doctoral thesis. Despite the general trend towards other forms of doctorate programs.Doctorate Training A doctorate is usually obtained working on a publicly or privately funded research project and in most cases at the TUM Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. In addition. The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering was the first one to implement a Faculty Graduate Center within the TUM Graduate School in order to provide a platform for training and networking . In this case. awarded the special price for comprehensive doctorate training to TUM and the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in 2011 for these efforts. the faculty regards this traditional concept as best suited for most cases in engineering sciences. Klaus Bengler Institute of Ergonomics www. • Selective Separation of Biomolecules • Downstream Processing • Magnetic Separation . Dr.-Ing. rer. phil. • Dr.tum. Dr.Faculty Members Dean Prof. Hans-Peter Kau Prof. • Micro Ergonomics • Human-Machine-Interaction • Digital Human Modelling Prof. h. Dr. Klaus Bengler Prof. • Smart and adaptive structures • Large membrane and deployable space structures • Fibre composite and hybrid materials structures • Structural and multidisciplinary design optimization techniques Dean of Studies Prof. Dr. mont. Sonja Berensmeier Specialty Division for Selective Separation Technology www. 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ntec. Ph.-Ing.tum. nat.tum. D. • Model-Based Engineering and Design Libraries • Computational Design Synthesis and Design Optimization • Cognitive Fabrication and Products . rer.tum. Thomas Sattelmayer Institute of Thermodynamics www.tum. Kristina Shea. Veit Senner Specialty Division Sport Equipment and Materials www.-Ing. • Nuclear Reactor Safety • Thermal-Hydraulic and Neutronic Analysis of Nuclear Systems • Radiation Transport Prof. and Control Architectures • Rapid Prototyping • Technology for an Aging Society Prof.tum. Carbon Composites) in Sports • Improved Interaction between Athletes and Sports Equipment • Equipment for Reduced Injury Risk in Sports Prof. Institute of Nuclear Technology www.tum.mimed.flm. Rafael Macian-Juan. Virtual Product Development Group www. Gunther Reinhart Institute of Industrial Management and Assembly Technologies Rudolf Schilling Institute of Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulic Fluid Machinery www. Lüth Institute of Micro Technology and Medical Device Technology www.-Ing.iwb. Robotics. Institute of Thermodynamics www.tum. Wolfgang • Medical Noise and Instabilities • Transport Phenomena in D.and Two-Phase Flows • Energy Systems and Technologies • Aero.Faculty Members • Combustion and Reactive Prof. Thermoacoustics • Mixing and Reaction in Turbulent Flows • Two-Phase Flows Prof. Dr. Dr. D. Tim Dr. • New Materials ( • Production Management and Logistics • Automation and Robotics • Assembly Technology Prof.

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habil.Faculty Members Prof.wkm. Ewald Werner Institute of Materials Science and Mechanics of Materials • Machine Tools • Manufacturing Processes • Joining and Cutting Technologies • Microbial Bioprocess Engineering and Industrial Biotechnology • Biocatalysis and Fermentation • Bioprocess Integration Prof. Dr. • Hemocompatible and –active Surfaces and Systems • Functionalized Polymeric Implants • Improved Polymers. c. Dr.-Ing.tum.biovt. Michael Zäh Institute of Machine Tools and Manufacturing Technology rer.tum. Erich Wintermantel Institute of Medical and Polymer Engineering www.-Ing. Process Tooling and Analysis Tools Prof. Dr. Dr.tum. med. habil. h. Dirk Weuster-Botz Institute of Biochemical Engineering www. Dr. • Materials Science of Metals and Mechanics of Materials • Phase Transformations • Aloy and Process Development Prof.-Ing.

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by car (Highway A9 exit number 70 “Garching Nord”) and from Munich Airport (by taxi ca. Since activities and staff of the Faculty have remarkably increased since the move to the Garching campus. namely the engine test facilities of the Institute of Combustion Engines in downtown Munich and the IWB Ludwig -Prand EleApplication Center Augsburg and additional laboratories of the Institute of Machine tl-Stra ße ments in Augsburg. The Garching research campus can easily be reached by public transport from Munich city center (subway U6 to “Garching Forschungszentrum”. one of the largest and most modern research campi in Europe. Orange: Faculty of Mechnical Engineering. ca.000 sqm of lab and workshop space. 30 €). It was built in 1998 and is still providing excellent research and teaching facilities with more than 20.). which has a separate building across Boltzmannstraße. The institutes and lecture theatres are arranged along a central mall (“Magistrale”). Nord This main building hosts all institutes except UTG. 20 min. 30 min. In addition.ds tra ße Campus and Building Fr eis i ng e Ernst-O tto-Fis cher-S traße Am Co rL an ulombw all Lichten bergstr aße The main building of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering is located in the center of the Garching campus. WalterM eißner- Straße Boltz m anns traße The Garching research campus near Munich. now hosting the TUM Science Center Electromobility and other activities. additional office space has been rented in 2011 in the Garching Business Campus. several institutes hold separate labs. creating an open atmosphere inviting both students and academics to meet and A9 Garching discuss.000 sqm of office space and well over 30. Blue: Other TUM faculties and facilities .

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