The Tribology department explores the basic wear and friction phenomena in machine elements. This involves simulative modeling of the tribological contact under consideration of the lubricant's behavior and experimental validation of such behavior.
The tribological behavior of machine elements and its influence on component life in terms of wear and fatigue is the focus of the Bearing Technology department. The objective of our practice-based research is transferable findings with a direct benefit for application.
At the MSE, the department Systems Engineering - Modelling and Simulation develops methodologies and methods for creating and using simulation models within the product life cycle. The developed methodologies are intended to support model-based development and to resolve issues in terms of function, durability and convenience at an early stage in the product life cycle.
Design Methodology provides a systematic structure for the creative phase of product development. It supports innovative solution discovery and subsequent implementation with specific methods and tools and leads to strong technical and economic results.
The Off-Highway drive technology department deals with the analysis and optimization of energy efficiency, driving dynamics, and reliability of drive trains used in mobile machinery. The department therefore relies on the tools of drive technology, tribology and design methodology and uses them in an application-oriented manner.
The CWD manages and organizes interdisciplinary research activities at RWTH Aachen University in the field of wind turbine drive systems. In addition to basic scientific investigations, these research activities include pre-competitive research and development projects.