Center for Systems Engineering (CSE)

Product development process with a computer

As part of the Center for Systems Engineering, the MSE researches the agile Product Development Process of the future.

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Tribology

Overview of Tribology

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.

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Bearing Technology

Overview of Bearing Technology

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.

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Systems Engineering - Modelling and Simulation

Waterfall chart

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.

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Systems Engineering - Design Methodology

Overview of design methodology

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.

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Systems Engineering - Process Development

SE - Process Development

Processes: necessary and effective. The division Systems Engineering - Process Development links the individual processes of all departments in a company with a model-based system view of the entire product and a focus on the development process. This turns efficient, value-adding process management for the entire company into reality, even for complex systems.

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Off-Highway

Green wheel loader on a 1MW clamping test bed

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.

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Wind Energy, CWD

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.

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Publications

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Find out more about the Institute's publications.
Photo: Stefan Hense

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Selected Publications

Bookshelf

Lecture reprints, dissertations, conference proceedings, and brochures for our Institute. The majority can also be purchased or borrowed from the library.
Photo: Martin Braun

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