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Hall of Fame

For an academic researcher at the Institute of Product Engineering, gaining a PhD marks the conclusion of several years work in a special field of research. Former members of IPEK who are now putting into practice what they have learned at the institute are presented on this page.

Completed doctorates
Candidate Portrait Topic Awarded a PhD on
A contribution to shaping the human perception of comfort and assessment of NVH-properties in the powertrain development on the basis of artificial neural networks 01.02.2010
Modelling of the driver behavior to determine the component load for automotive powertrains 01.02.2016
Model Based Systems Engineering to support modular development in the context of the early phase of product generation development Group: EMM 01.04.2016
Elastohydrodynamic rolling friction in steel-ceramic-contacts Drauber was granted an award for his dissertation 01.07.2001
Rough surfaces in lubricated tribocontacts 01.07.2008
A contribution to integrate wikis and social tagging in the product development 02.02.2012
Potentials of the acoustic emission (AE) analysis to characterise dry-running friction systems 02.07.2012
Method to create problem solving models on the basis of the SPALTEN-process in complex development processes 02.11.2012
Three-dimensional simulation of dynamic of roller bearings 03.02.2003
Promotion Kernstock
A contribution to the targeted reduction of the NVH phenomenon Gear Rattling during the complete vehicle development process exemplified by a dual clutch transmission 03.05.2012
Guideline for the deductive embodiment variation by determining the functional variables in the Product Generation Engineering 03.06.2015
Significance, presentation and formulation of function for solving design problems when using the C&C approach 03.12.2010
A contribution to increase the road safety and functionality of vehicles by incorporating the powertrain module MOTion X-ACT 05.02.2002
Optimisation based on robustness for mechanical systems with wide dispersion of relevant system and element sizes. 05.11.2009
Characteristic values and performance limits of wet-running multidisc clutches during continuous slip operation 06.10.2005
Optimising the topology of mechanic parts in dynamic and regulated systems 06.11.2009
Measurement of forces and movements of profiled tyres in the contact area on a drum test rig during real-life velocities 07.02.2002
Bastian Killer
KVP-cooperation in the vehicle development, assessment and successful implementation of OEM-intern improvements into other OEMs on the basis of Integrated Product Engineering Model (iPeM) 07.05.2013
Creativity in the product development and pattern as methodological tool 08.12.2009
Open Innovation in the context of integrated product development strategies to enhance the R&D productivity 09.01.2009
Methode zur Entwicklung merkmalsbasierter Zustandsüberwachungssysteme mittels der Körperschallmesstechnik 09.03.2020
Transmission behaviour of wheel suspension for passenger cars in the comfort-relevant frequency range. Simulation model, experimental investigations, and concepts for a test facility 09.07.2002
Development of a FEM-based method to design reinforcing beads in the construction process for supporting structures under bending stress 09.12.2004
Beitrag zu rechnergestützten Methoden zur Leichtbaupotenzialerkennung in der Produktgenera-tionsentwicklung – Erkennung potenzieller Integral- und Differenzialbauweisen 10.04.2019
A contribution for a better understanding of the model for the product development – structuring of systems of objectives using the Contact & Channel-Model (C&C-M) 10.06.2009
Analysis and optimisation methods for aggregate storage system to improve the driving comfort 10.11.2006
Determining tyre characteristics during real-life driving 10.12.2002
Quentin Lohmeyer
Person-focussed modelling of product development systems with particular regard to synthesis and analysis of dynamic systems of objectives 11.01.2013
A contribution to the validation of drive systems with regard to fluctuations induced by the clutch or the motor 11.03.2015
Efficient screening of the tribological suitability potential of alternative material pairs for the use in tribological contacts of axial piston machines as a contribution to the product development process. 12.01.2017
New material and lubricant concepts for radial plain bearings – experimental determination and application limits 12.08.2000
Multi-objective optimization of plug-in hybrid powertrains / Multizieloptimierung von plug-in Hybridantriebssträngen 13.02.2019
Methode zur interdisziplinären Analyse und Optimierung von Hinterachssystemen im Spannungsfeld Fahrdynamik, Fahrkomfort und NVH am Beispiel der Raumlenkerachse und des Teilsystems Fahrschemellager im Kontext XiL 13.06.2018
Prototype of a continuously variable transmission (CVT) for the potential calculation of engineering ceramic materials in lubricated friction systems 13.07.2007
Preview during the product development process The Integrated Product Engineering Model (iPeM) as a reference for projections exemplified by the Scenario-Technique and strategic foresight 13.10.2014
Clutch grabbings – causes, influences, countermeasures 13.11.2003
A study on the implementation of the IPEK-X-in-the-loop approach in distributed vehicle development using powertrain development as an example 13.12.2017
A study for validation in the product development by example of the development of a new investigation method for Squeeze Film Damper 14.06.2014
Development of system-based component optimisation to support integrated analysis methods in the product development process 14.07.2005
Optimising the contact behaviour of electrical contacts in high power connectors 15.03.2015
A Framework for Design Support Development based on the integrated Product Engineering Model iPeM 15.05.2014
A methodology to support the search and choice of partners for cooperative projects on product innovation 15.07.2002
Helmut Scherer
Model-based methods for developing systems of objectives and the function-embodiment-relation to support the series development of modular kits exemplified by hybrid-drive train systems 15.07.2016
A methodical approach to modular design of powertrain components in the development process of hybrid vehicles 16.04.2015
Gestalt- und wirkzusammenhangbasierte Beschreibung von Fehlermechanismen für eine effektivere und effizientere Identifikation, Analyse sowie Nachvollziehbarkeit von Fehlerfolgen und -ursachen 16.04.2019
Investigating the suitability of a new procedure to produce hydrogen using silicon for the use in vehicles 16.05.2003
Ansätze zur Steigerung der Methodenakzeptanz in agilen Prozessen der PGE - Produktgenerationsentwicklung 16.07.2018
An approach to investigate surface roughness influence on the running-in behaviour of mixed-lubricated sliding contacts using the finite element method 16.08.2019
Development of complex mechatronic systems by example of a modular linear drive system 16.12.2004
Development of a method to objectify the subjectively perceived quality of switching gears with confirmation in vehicles with manual transmission 16.12.2009
Developing a new method to determine and verify the parameters for heat transfer in CFD simulations of dry clutch systems 16.12.2015
Development of a simulation-based method to support the design of heavy-duty Primary Shaping of Microsystems 17.03.2008
Jens Schröter
The advanced X-in-the-Loop-Framework to fully integrate optimisation procedures in the product development process exemplified by the development of energy efficient vehicles 17.06.2013
Significance of practical knowledge in the product development and approaches to evaluate and transfer it by example of student groups 17.06.2014
Toan Nguyen
Optimising the variety of lubricants to enhance energy efficiency of hydrodynamic friction bearings using structure-borne noise analysis 17.07.2013
Investigation on temperature and heat dissipation behaviour of a dry single disc clutch 17.10.2008
Friedrich Brezger
New methods to further develop hybrid drive trains to enhance energy efficiency 17.10.2013
Concepts to validate geometrical properties of micro gears and micro gear tooth systems 17.12.2007
Model-based support of product development 17.12.2013
Ein Beitrag zur störgrößenreduzierten Erfassung und Beurteilung der Anwendungseignung im Kontext der nutzerzentrierten Produktentwicklung von Power-Tools 18.07.2019
Methodological development of highly integrated mechatronic systems exemplified by a humanoid robot 18.09.2007
The parallel powertrain transmission – a modified dual clutch transmission with improved recovery potential 18.10.200
Christian Zingel
Base definition for a common language in product development in the context of model design of technical systems and a modelling technique for a system of objectives 18.10.2013
A contribution to the efficient use of Reinforcement Learning to control non-linear systems exemplified by a twin-axle robot 18.11.2011
End-to-end documentation of distributed target systems in product development by using semantic meta information using the example of Connected Car 18.12.2017
Potentials of temperature distribution measurement for the analysis of dry-running friction systems based on new measurement technology 18.12.2017
Development of a method to objectify the subject perception of vehicle oscillations caused by the powertrain 19.10.2011
Construction barriers in the microsystems technology and ways to overcome them using the functions catalogue 19.10.2012
Eine Methode zur Auswahl von Standgetrieben für Antriebsstränge von Elektrofahrzeugen mit Zentralantrieb 19.12.2019
Antriebsstrangprüfstände zur Ableitung von Konstruktionszielgrößen in der Produktentwicklung handgehaltener Power-Tools 20.03.2019
Development of measuring, control and regulatory devices, for a tyre test rig to carry out real-life measuring procedures in real time 20.07.2001
Modelling of the temperature behaviour and experimental investigations of the influence of the friction lining geometry on the friction coefficient behaviour using the example of dry-running friction systems 20.07.2015
Model-based methods for the validation phase in the product development process of mechatronic systems exemplified by the powertrain development 21.02.2006
Ein Beitrag zur Validierung nasslaufender Lamellen- pakete aus Anfahrelementen von Fahrzeugen im Betriebszustand „geregelter Dauerschlupf 21.02.2020
Investigation to optimise helical compression springs 21.05.2004
A contribution to the base definition of the element model “effective areas & supporting structures” on the connection between function and design of technical systems 21.10.2002
Michael Birkhold
Objectifying comfort and functional assessment as methods to support the development of restart systems in parallel hybrid drive systems 22.02.2013
Method to optimise of motor durability programmes as part of the validation processes on the basis of equally damaging substitution collectives exemplified by the AI-Si-cylinder head 22.07.2010
A computer-aided concept of mechanic parts with strongly dispersive supporting structures exemplified by primary shaping of heavy-duty micromechanical systems 23.04.2010
Network creativity – A person-orientated design and the integration of a community platform for innovative impulses 23.06.2015
Development of hybrid drive systems on the basis of the pull-principle of validation and the IPEK-X-in-the-Loop-approach 23.06.2016
A computer-aided method to determine the product architecture with integrated regard to function and design 24.06.2010
Variant development in the ZHO model in the context of PGE - Product generation development - Method for decision support during concept development in the offer phase based on derived variants 24.07.2017
A contribution to the development of coupling systems for validation in the context of the X-in-the-Loop framework using the example of a switching robot 24.07.2017
Methode zur generationsübergreifenden NVH-Optimierung des Wiederstartkomforts von Hybridfahrzeugen durch eine manöverbasierte Validierung auf dem Akustikrollenprüfstand 24.07.2019
Erfassung heterogener passiver Anwendereigenschaften und deren Abbildung in einem einstellbaren Hand-Arm-Modell am Beispiel eines Impulsschraubers 24.09.2019
Development of an FEM-based method to production-based bead pattern designs for support structures under bending stress 24.11.2014
Holistic modelling of the product development process – from mental concepts to the workflow with handling of complex structures – as a contribution to the Integrated Product Engineering Model (iPeM) 25.02.2008
Potentials of Acoustic Emission (AE) analysis to monitor and diagnose tribological systems 25.03.2011
Micro-specific product development process (µPEP) for tool-specific micro technologies 25.04.2005
A contribution for developing, dimensioning and checking of dry-running clutches and brakes in powertrain systems in order to avoid friction oscillations 25.05.2009
Development of Systems of Objectives in Early Product Engineering 25.05.2011
Aaron Wiedner
A field study to identify the behaviour patterns practised by engineers in the function-embodiment-synthesis 25.06.2013
Sebastian Thau
A contribution to analysing of technical systems with the C&C²-approach on the basis of development projects in the industrial environment 25.06.2013
Integral powertrain development through integration of simulation and test 25.07.2000
Design of the draft processes in the overall automotive research 25.07.2001
Development of a concept and of a prototype for a computer-aided tool for the efficient employment of the problem solving methodology “SPALTEN” 25.07.2006
Florian Eppler
Development of Methods to Design a Robust Anti-Judder Control Using the Example of Vehicles Featuring a Dry Double Clutch 25.07.2018
A new process to optimise the form of dynamically stressed components in mechanical without parameters, but on the basis of lifetime evaluations and hybrid multi-body systems 25.11.2005
A contribution to create complex structurally dynamic simulation models and their validation using 3D Laser Vibrometry 25.11.2011
Integration of engineering ceramic materials in the function-relevant effective area pair of a clutch 26.01.2005
Reinforcement Learning Framework for the self-learning suppression of Clutch Judder in automotive Drive Trains 26.04.2016
Sandra Drechsler
Competency requirements of mechanical engineers with regard to directives, norms and standards for the exercise of their professional activities 26.06.2016
Synthesis-oriented analysis of technical systems in product development – a contribution to properly measure analytical processes during the design process using eye-tracking, for a better understanding of these processes 26.06.2017
Ein gesamtsystemischer Ansatz zur simulationsgestützten Analyse und Optimierung eines Bohrhammerschlagwerkes 26.07.2018
Hessenauer Benjamin
Different approaches to the methodical lightweight system design supported by the numeric topology optimisation through dynamic stress 27.03.2014
Hannes Schmalenbach
Ontologies to provide design knowledge exemplified by engineering ceramics 27.07.2013
Gerhard Robens
An operation system to scale the simulated passing-by-method using the microphone array technique for an efficient validation in small hemi-anechoic rooms in the vehicle development process 28.02.2013
Development of friction systems using the example of a wet-running multi-disc clutch 28.02.2017
Eine Methode zur optischen Messung der Federbewegung in Torsionsdämpfersystemen 28.02.2019
A contribution to assess objectively as well as subjectively the steering comfort of vehicles 28.04.2009
Benoit Lorentz
An approach to investigate the influences on surface roughness with lubricated and dry contacts using the Finite Element Method 28.05.2013
christian sander
A new process for the product development to optimise the topology of moving components with particular regard to the inertial force 28.05.2014
A contribution to synthesis of technical systems on the basis of the Contact & Channel Model C&CM 28.11.2008
A method to objectify the target figure Energy Efficiency for the definition of a product profile in the context of Design to Energy Efficiency 28.11.2014
Modelling the comfort assessment through the customer’s perspective by example of the automatic start-up 29.04.2005
Development of a system tribometer to show transient multi-axis stress collectives to analyse the friction and abrasion in mixed frictional areas in the context of wet-running wrapping-CVT 29.05.2009
X-in-the-Loop – an integrated validation framework for the vehicle development exemplified by the powertrain functions and driver assistance systems 29.10.2010
Integration of experiment data into the simulation to optimise technical systems on the basis of experiments, time efficiency and multiple objectives 29.11.2013
An approach to user-orientated system modelling for the interdisciplinary product engineering process 3.11.216
Methodological development of model-based monitoring functions of mechatronic systems in automotive engineering by example of an electro-mechanic wheel brake actuator 30.01.2004
A method for efficient and effective support of continuous validation in the context of PGE product generation development. 30.01.2017
Modelling a system of objectives for the interdisciplinary product development 30.04.2015
Methodische Unterstützung der initialen Zielsystembildung in der Automobilentwicklung im Modell der PGE – Produktgenerationsentwicklung 30.04.2019
Ontologies to validate products based on the Contact & Channel approach (C&C²-A) 30.06.2014
Method and processes to develop friction systems with engineers ceramics exemplified by a dry-running vehicle clutch 30.10.2009
Realitätsnahe und reproduzierbare Randbedingungen in der Vibrationsanalyse - Ein Ersatzuntergrund für elektropneumatische Bohrhämmer 30.10.2019
Method-based development of an electric energy storage system to explore the potential of lightweight design as a contribution to Product Generation Engineering 30.11.2015
Optimising of long-fire-reinforced structures while taking into account the dispersive properties and the robustness of the material 30.11.2015