Lecture Reprints

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Machine Design III

Lecture reprint for the summer semester 2023

Georg Jacobs

The lecture outline "Machine Design III" contains the complete topics of the course Machine Design III of the Chair of Machine Elements and System Development of the RWTH Aachen University. It is also a working document for the exercises in this subject and is approved for the processing of computational tasks in the exam Machine Design III. The subject is read for all students of the bachelor's degree programs in mechanical engineering as well as industrial engineering and management (specialization: mechanical engineering). 

ISBN 978-3-8107-0180-0

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Machine Design III

Practical exercise reprint for the summer semester

Georg Jacobs

The exercise outline Machine Design III contains exercises on the topics of the associated course at the Institute of Machine Elements and Machine Design at RWTH Aachen University.


ISBN 978-3-8107-0180-0

  Buchdeckel Tribologie © MSE


M. Plogmann, G. Jacobs

The aim of Tribology is the minimisation of friction and wear occurring in nearly all machine elements with contact surfaces under relative motion. The course “Tribology” is offered at RWTH Aachen University for advanced studies in mechanical engineering and master students. The lecture documentation reviews the basics of Tribology. It deals with the interactions between the contacting surfaces, example given contact processes, friction and wear mechanisms. The properties of the contacting bodies as well as the intermediate medium are presented and the basics of fluid dynamics are explained. On this basis, different machine elements, for example plain bearings, gear wheels, rolling bearings and seals, are discussed concerning tribological interactions. Different influences on the performance of the machine elements are presented in consideration of the basics of Tribology.