Laboratories

Applied Mechanics / FEA

A computerized crash analysis of the Formular student race car AIX FS610, (c) FH Aachen, www.lichtographie.de

Laboratory for Applied Mechanics / Finite Element Analysis (FEA)

Applied Mechanics and its follow-up subjects (i.e. Finite Elements, Machine Dynamics and Dynamics of Multi-body Systems) form an important part in Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics. The currently available computer-aided design tools are indispensible for problem solving. The Laboratory for Applied Mechanics / FEA provides a modern learning and development environment, in which students learn to use simulation programs efficiently.

 

Equipment

CAD-Tools

  • Inventor
  • ProEngineer

Finite-Elemente Programs

  • Ansys/Workbench (multiphysics)
  • LSDYNA/LS-PrePost
  • DYNA3D

Strenght verification FKM

  • KISS-Soft

Vibration analysis / multi-body simulation

  • ANSYS
  • SIMPACK

Room Goe 00204
T +49.241.6009 52451

Head of the laboratory

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hans-Jürgen Raatschen
Goethestraße 1
52064 Aachen
Room Goe 00209
raatschen(at)fh-aachen.de
T: +49.241.6009 52431
F: +49.241.6009 52681

Laboratory staff

Dipl.-Ing. Ralf Sander
Goethestraße 1
52064 Aachen
Room Goe 02407
sander(at)fh-aachen.de
T: +49.241.6009 52411
F: +49.241.6009 52681

Automation Technology and Robotics

Configurating a pneumatic gripper, (c) FH Aachen, www.lichtographie.de

Laboratory for Automation Technology and Robotics

Automation is a highly interdisciplinary field in which essential topics of mechanical engineering, mechatronics and electrical engineering are overlapping. It goes along with the fascination to build machines that are able to run processes autonomously.

The lab is focussed on automated assembly. It is equipped with:

  • Transfer systems
  • Assembly robots
  • Programmable logic controllers
  • Pneumatic, electrical and servopneumatic handling systems
  • Various sensors and actuators
  • A wide range of information and communication technology

The main components of automation technology are introduced in practical trainings. Parts of the assembly line have been developed in student projects.

Robotics is a major part of automation. A typical assembly robot (SCARA) and a universal robot as common representatives of the robotics industry are here at disposal. Both are equipped with image processing systems. Besides programming the robots directly at the line, simulation is another essential aspect of the practical training program.

Recently, the automation technology and robotics laboratory was supplemented by a range of mobile, autonomous systems. Wheeled platforms (TurtleBot, NXT and in-house developments) belong to them as well as humanoid robots (Nao), which give an insight into the complex kinematics and programming of humanoid service robots. These robots are able to play soccer as well ...

 

Room Goe 01 4 08

Head of the laboratory

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stephan Kallweit
Goethestraße 1
52064 Aachen
Room Goe 02411
kallweit(at)fh-aachen.de
T: +49.241.6009 52348
F: +49.241.6009 52681

Laboratory staff

Heiko Engemann B.Eng.
Goethestraße 1
52064 Aachen
Room Goe 01407
engemann(at)fh-aachen.de
T: +49.241.6009 52497
F: +49.241.6009 52681

Equipment

Assembly line with automotive transport trolley

Automated assembly line with five assembly stations, consisting of typical industrial components for assembly tasks on cylinder heads for diesel engines, such as:

  • Transfer system with points and automotive programmable transport trolley
  • Integrated four-axes assembly robot, type SCARA with safety cell
  • Gripper changing system with parallel, angular and vacuum grippers
  • Electric, pneumatic and servopneumatic handling devices
  • Screwdriving station with electronically controlled tightening parameters
  • Vibrating spiral conveyors, self-developed active depots
  • Line and station PLCs
  • Mechanical, electronic, and optical safety installations
  • PC with programming and simulation software
  • Several camera systems

Modular assembly system with double-strap transfer system

Workpiece carrier transfer system with diverts and infeeds to realize assembly task on mobile phones, consisting of:

  • Hybrid system with integrated manual assembly workstations
  • Workpiece carrier, double strap and accumulator chain transfer systems
  • Modular design with replaceable cells
  • Data transfer between stations and workpiece carriers, control technology

6-axes universal robot

  • Type RV-3SB (Mitsubishi)
  • Robot-vision-cell (Festo)
  • Reach 640 mm, ultimate load 3 kg, repetitive accuracy ± 0.02 mm
  • Long-stroke grippers, parallel grippers
  • Stationary color camera, reflex sensor, optical waveguide including computer with programming and evaluation software
  • Simulation software CIROS Studio

4-axes assembly robot

  • Type Turbo-SCARA SR60 (Bosch Rexroth)
  • Control IQ 150, teach pendant, offline programming software
  • Reach 600 mm, ultimate load 2 kg, repetitive accuracy ± 0.025 mm
  • Parallel, angular, vacuum grippers, gripper change system
  • Safety cell

Humanoid robots (Nao)

  • Five humanoid Nao robots with 25 degrees of freedom by Aldebaran Robotics (RoboCup standard platform)
  • Simulation and control software

Mobile, autonomous robots

  • One TurtleBot, consisting of iRobot Create, Netbook, Kinect sensor, and ROS
  • One iRobot Roomba 555 robot vacuum cleaner with Kinect sensor

CAD

Working with CAD, (c) J. Schmertz

CAD Laboratory

Practical trainings

The CAD lab is used for the following practical trainings:

  • Basics of CAD
  • CAD/CAM

The participation in Basics of CAD is compulsory for all students. Here they learn the basic 3D techniques required for using a CAD system. The training is performed in groups with 15 person.

The CAD/CAM practical training comprises two parts: In the first part (CAD), the capabilities of modern CAD systems are demonstrated. Students are introduced to ways of modeling and assembly modeling and much more by using the Inventor CAD system.

In the second part of the training (CAM), students deal with the computer-aided generation of milling programs. This part of the training takes place in the CAD/CAM lab.

Room Goe 03307

Head of the laboratory

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Joachim Benner
Goethestraße 1
52064 Aachen
Room Goe 03303
benner(at)fh-aachen.de
T: +49.241.6009 52429
F: +49.241.6009 52307

Laboratory staff

Dipl.-Ing. Maria Gatón Martinez
Goethestraße 1
52064 Aachen
Room Goe 02308
gaton-martinez(at)fh-aachen.de
T: +49.241.6009 52391
F: +49.241.6009 52513
Dipl.-Ing. Dipl.-Wirt.-Ing. Sascha Gülpen
Goethestraße 1
52064 Aachen
Room Goe 03305
guelpen(at)fh-aachen.de
T: +49.241.6009 52463
F: +49.241.6009 52423

Equipment

Hardware

  • 21 PC  systems

    • Precision Tx610 (Dell)
    • 27"- und 24"- monitors (Dell)
    • 3D-mouse (3DConnexion)

Software

  • Inventor Prof. 2014 (Autodesk)
  • Mechanical desktop, AutoCAD (Autodesk)
  • CAM system HyperMill (Open Mind)
  • NX 8.5 (Siemens)

CAD/CAM

HSC milling on Datron M8, (c) FH Aachen, www.lichtographie.de

CAD/CAM Laboratory

The equipment of the CAD/CAM Laboratory of the FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences reflects the entire CAx process chain in the production field; from model data acquisition/compilation and rapid prototyping up to the milling of components on modern 5-axis milling machines.

The following lab equipment can be used for practical trainings and project works:

Model Data Acquisition:

  • Hardware: 3D-Scanner (Steinbichler) incl. high-performance-workstation and scanning workstation
  • Software: Surface feedback and quality assurance (3D-Systems DesignX and Verify)

Model Data Generation (CAD):

  • Hardware: 18 PC workstations and 1 workstation for presentations
  • Software: Autodesk Inventor, Siemens NX (pilot stage)

Rapid Prototyping:

  • Hardware: HP 3D Printer

Machine Simulation:

  • Software: OpenMind HyperMill, DMG Virtual Machine (DMU 50 eVo simulation)

Manufacturing (CAM):

  • Hardware: 5-axis milling machine Datron M8; machining center DMG DMU 50eVo (workshop building), CNC lathe Mazak SQT 200 (workshop building)
  • Software: OpenMind HyperMill, Siemens NX CAM (pilot stage)

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Room Goe 02 4 08
T +49.241.6009 52474

Head of the laboratory

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martina Klocke
Goethestraße 1
52064 Aachen
Room Goe 02405
klocke(at)fh-aachen.de
T: +49.241.6009 52459
F: +49.241.6009 52681

Laboratory staff

Dipl.-Ing. Ralf Sander
Goethestraße 1
52064 Aachen
Room Goe 02407
sander(at)fh-aachen.de
T: +49.241.6009 52411
F: +49.241.6009 52681

Equipment

Hardware

  • 18 + 1 PC workstations
  • Simulation work place
  • 5-axes CNC milling machine (Datron M8)
  • HP 3D printer
  • 3D scanner with scanning workstation

Software

  • Autodesk Inventor
  • Siemens NX
  • CAM system HyperMill (Open Mind)
  • DMG Virtual Machine

Workshop building (used for practical trainings)

  • CNC lathes

    • Mazak SQT 200

  • CNC milling machines

    • MAHO 635 (3-axis)
    • DMG DMU 50eVo linear (5-axis)

Central Machine Shop

Central Machine Shop

The Aachen University of Applied Sciences provides an excellent training in modern and future-oriented professions. Its close cooperation with regional and international companies as well as renowned research facilities promotes the quality of our study programs. For the faculties 5, 6 and 8, the Central Machine Shop manufactures complex work pieces and devices in individual production for experimental setups and degree theses. It also works closely together with various firms in the field of prototyping.

Drilling machines, conventional lathes and milling machines, CNC lathes and milling machines and sheet metal processing machines belong to the equipment of the Central Machine Shop as well as devices for all common welding procedures.

Furthermore, the facilities of the Central Machine Shop are constantly being used for student projects, degree theses, R&D projects in cooperation with industrial partners, and for various practical trainings, whereas the latter focusses more on practice-related manufacturing issues.

The staff of the Central Machine Shop consists of:

1 Manager
1 Deputy Manager
3 skilled workers
8 apprentices

Every year, the Central Machine Shop employs 2 apprentices as Industrial Mechanics, specializing in precision tool making. The apprenticeship stretches over a period of 3,5 years.

 

Goethestraße 1
T +49.241.6009 52334
F +49.241.6009 52346

Manager Central Machine Shop

Karlo Lennertz
Goethestraße 1
52064 Aachen
Room Goe 00103
lennertz(at)fh-aachen.de
T: +49.241.6009 52334
F: +49.241.6009 52681

Deputy Manager Central Machine Shop

Udo Schnell
Goethestraße 1
52064 Aachen
schnell(at)fh-aachen.de
T: +49.241.6009 52334
F: +49.241.6009 52681

Equipment:

    • 6 conventional lathes
    • 2 CNC lathes (Emco 220, Mazak Super Quick Turm 200)
    • 3 CNC milling machines (DMU 35M ShopMill, Maho 532, DMU 530 eVo)
    • 2 conventional milling machines
    • 3 drilling machines
    • sheet metal processing machines
    • several welding tools
    • machining center (5-axis simultaneously)

    Data Processing

    Data Processing Lab, (c) FH Aachen

    Data Processing Laboratory

    The Data Processing Lab is used for the following trainings:

    • Practical course on data processing
    • Practical course on numerics (NUMAS)
    • Practical course on production logistics and automation engineering
    • Practical course on test planning, measurement and control systems
    • Practical course on industrial business operations and production planning
    • Windows software
    • Networks: basics, applications, safety
    • Introduction to LINUX operation system
    • Object-oriented C++ programming
    • JAVA programming language
    • Computerized problem solving of engineering issues (SciLab, MatLab)
    • Introduction to LabView
    • Test scheduling, measurement & control systems (course is held in English)

     

    Equipment

    Hardware

    • 18 Dell PCs
    • 3 Overhead projectors
    • 1 3M beamer

    Software

    • Each PC runs optionally either with LINUX or Windows operating system.
    • A wide range of user programs are available for both operation systems.

    Room Goe 01202

    Head of the laboratory

    Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Wilhelm Hanrath
    Goethestraße 1
    52064 Aachen
    Room Goe 01209
    hanrath(at)fh-aachen.de
    T: +49.241.6009 52435
    F: +49.241.6009 52920

    Laboratory staff

    Flow

    Flow test with a Porsche, Copyright FH Aachen, www.lichtographie.de

    Flow Laboratory

    Goettinger wind tunnel
    Testing bodies in flow fields

    • Wings
    • Spheres

    Water tank

    • For flow visualization

    Pipeline test benches

    • Volume flow measurements
    • Pressure drop measurements
    • Determination of speed profiles
    • Determination of throttle elements' characteristics
    • Determination of hovering speeds

    Pelton turbine

    • Determination of characteristics
    • Mechanical torque measurements
    • Optical speed measurements

    Centrifugal pumps test stations

    • Measurement of characteristics
    • Cavitation observations

    Axial fan on suction chamber test bench

    • Measurement of characteristics
    • Applying different procedures for volume flow measurement, pressure measurement
    • Power measurements
    • Determination of hub impact losses
    • Rotating stall analyses

     Radia fan test bench

    • Determination of the characteristics
    • Volume flow measurements on inlet nozzle, pressure measurements
    • Mechanical torque measurements
    • Optical speed measurements

     

    Room Goe 00116

    Head of the laboratory

    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Heynen
    Goethestraße 1
    52064 Aachen
    Room Goe 00412
    heynen(at)fh-aachen.de
    T: +49.241.6009 52331
    F: +49.241.6009 52681

    Laboratory staff

    Dipl.-Ing. Henry Page
    Hohenstaufenallee 6
    52064 Aachen
    Room O3102
    page(at)fh-aachen.de
    T: +49.241.6009 52308
    T: +49.241.6009 52433
    F: +49.241.6009 52680
    Dipl.-Ing. Jürgen Schönwald
    Goethestraße 1
    52064 Aachen
    Room Goe 00411
    schoenwald(at)fh-aachen.de
    T: +49.241.6009 52433
    F: +49.241.6009 52681

    Equipment

    • Goettinger wind tunnel
    • Water tank
    • Pipeline test benches
    • Pelton turbine
    • Centrifugal pumps test station
    • Axial fan on suction chamber test bench
    • Radial fan test bench

    Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing

    Coordinate measuring machine with work piece, (c) FH Aachen, www.lichtographie.de

    Laboratory for geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T)

    The lab is mainly used for the following practical trainings:

    • Quality systems
    • Measurement technology
    • Quality management methods

     

    Equipment

    • Computer-controlled flexible 3D measuring device with tactile contact (Brown & Sharbe)
    • Tactile roughness measuring devices with software (Hommel tester)
    • Hand-held meters (Vernier caliper gauge, dial gauge, outside micrometer)
    • Test gauges
    • Gauge blocks (steel)
    • Height gauge
    • Measuring microscope
    • Inductive measuring probe
    • Laser triangulation sensor
    • Laser interferometer
    • Torque measuring shaft with strain gauges

    Room Goe 01 4 08

    Head of the laboratory

    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stephan Kallweit
    Goethestraße 1
    52064 Aachen
    Room Goe 02411
    kallweit(at)fh-aachen.de
    T: +49.241.6009 52348
    F: +49.241.6009 52681

    Laboratory staff

    Heiko Engemann B.Eng.
    Goethestraße 1
    52064 Aachen
    Room Goe 01407
    engemann(at)fh-aachen.de
    T: +49.241.6009 52497
    F: +49.241.6009 52681

    Coating Analysis

    In the Coating Analysis Laboratory

    Laboratory for Coating Analysis

    The lecture Coating Technologies includes some practical training units that students carry out in this laboratory.

    The lab is equipped with a highly sensitive nanoindenter for hardness measurements and two measuring microscopes for universal use.

     

    Equipment:

      • A CSM Calotest device to analyze coating thicknesses and coating rates on the basis of the ball-cratering method.
      • An Olympus microscope with image analysis software and special analysis software for coating thicknessess and thickness deviations.
      • A CSM nanoindenter of type TTX-NHT² is used for hardness measurements and mounted on an anti-vibration table because of its high sensitivity.
      • A Keyence digital microscope (type VHX-1000) with a surface measurement module. It computes the depth of field in real time and allows image composition.

        Room Goe U1219
        T +49.241.6009 52944

        Head of Laboratory

        Prof. Dr.-Ing. Walter Reichert
        Goethestraße 1
        52064 Aachen
        Room Goe 00410
        w.reichert(at)fh-aachen.de
        T: +49.241.6009 52469
        F: +49.241.6009 52681

        Laboratory Staff

        Dipl.-Ing. Ulrich Figge
        Goethestraße 1
        52064 Aachen
        Room Goe 01403
        figge(at)fh-aachen.de
        T: +49.241.6009 52301
        F: +49.241.6009 52681

        GoetheLab for Additive Manufacturing

        GoetheLab for Additive Manufacturing

        The laboratory is used for the courses Rapid Prototyping and Laser Technology, but also for the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics' master degree programs. Go to the GoetheLab homepage.

        Prof. Gebhardt (faculty 8), who leads the teaching and research field "High performance processes in manufacturing and rapid prototyping", has worked mainly in the area of additive manufacturing of plastic prototypes. His findings have drawn international attention.

        At the end of 2010, he included metal processing in his studies on additive prototype manufacturing. Thus he entered not only uncharted territory for the FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences, but also tackled a new issue that industrial manufacturers were facing. In the meantime, the findings of different research projects have paved the way that allows to process various steel alloys as well as precious metals, e.g. silver.

        The cooperation with the company CP-GmbH and its extensive practical experiences led to the following (meanwhile regarded as standard) textbook:

        • Gebhardt, A.: Generative Fertigungsverfahren. Rapid Prototyping – Rapid Tooling – Rapid Manufacturing.
          Fachbuch, 499 Seiten, 3. Auflage, Carl Hanser Verlag, München / Wien, 2007

        as well as to the concise study edition in English language:

        • Gebhardt, A.: Understanding Additive Manufacturing. Rapid Prototyping - Rapid Tooling - Rapid Manufacturing.
          ISBN 978-3-446-42552-1, 180 pages, Hanser Publications LLC, Cincinnati, OH, USA, 2012

        Both textbooks are available in the FH library in sufficient quantity.

        The Goethe lab team has presented its projects in the edition "Karrierestart Young Professionals Technik" (ISSN 1862-9253), winter semester 2013/14, published by IWV. Here ist the article (only in German).

         

        Equipment

          • Additive manufacturing machines for prototypes and final products (commercial)

            • SLM-50 by Realizer to manufacture prototypes and final products of metals
            • ZCorp ZPrinter 450 to manufacture colored prototypes of pottery plaster
            • Dimension SST to manufacture prototypes of plastics
            • Objet 30 to manufacture prototypes and final products of acrylates

          • Additive manufacturing machines for prototypes (Fabber, personal printer)

            • Makerbots
            • Ultimaker
            • Form 1+
            • Delta-Printer
            • RepRap´s

          • Finishing equipment for metal and plastic parts

          GoetheLab for Additive Manufacturing – Laboratory
          Goethestrasse 1, Room 04304

          Head of the laboratory

          Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Gebhardt
          Goethestraße 1
          52064 Aachen
          Room Goe 00301
          gebhardt(at)fh-aachen.de
          T: +49.241.6009 52500
          F: +49.241.6009 52681

          Laboratory staff

          Dipl.-Des. Frank-Michael Schmidt
          Goethestraße 1
          52064 Aachen
          Room Goe 04302A
          f-m.schmidt(at)fh-aachen.de
          T: +49.241.6009 52318
          F: +49.241.6009 52681
          Julia Kessler M.Eng.
          Goethestraße 1
          52064 Aachen
          Room Goe 04302B
          kessler(at)fh-aachen.de
          T: +49.241.6009 52803
          M: 0157.868 607 41
          F: +49.241.6009 52681
          Laura Thurn M.Eng.
          Goethestraße 1
          52064 Aachen
          Room Goe 04304
          thurn(at)fh-aachen.de
          T: +49.241.6009 52946
          F: +49.241.6009 52681
          Alexander Schwarz M.Eng.
          Goethestraße 1
          52064 Aachen
          Room Goe 04304
          a.schwarz(at)fh-aachen.de
          T: +49.241.6009 52478
          F: +49.241.6009 52681
          Prasanna Rajaratnam M.Sc.
          Goethestraße 1
          52064 Aachen
          Room Goe 04304
          rajaratnam(at)fh-aachen.de
          T: +49.241.6009 52317
          F: +49.241.6009 52681

          Hydraulics

          Hydraulics Laboratory (c) FH Aachen

          Hydraulics Laboratory

          This lab is used for the practical training Drives.

          The hydraulic behavior of single components and components connected in series and/or parallel can be studied in this practical training by means of measurements.

           

          Equipment

          Hardware

          • 1 hydraulics test bench
          • 1 overhead projector
          • 1 beamer

          Software

          • InTouch-based simulation software

          Room Goe 02308

          Head of the laboratory

          Machine Design

          Lubricant test with the four-ball tester, (c) FH Aachen, www.lichtographie.de

          Laboratory for Machine Design

          This laboratory is used for practical trainings of the following lectures (or modules): Machine Elements, Machine Design Theory, Machine Elements - Higher Calculation Methods and Tribology.

          Furthermore it can be used for student project works and final theses.

           

          Equipment:

              • Instruments for viscosity measurements (ball drop viscometer KF30 according to DIN 53015 and R/S cone-plate rheometer)
              • Experiment set-up to determine the friction in friction bearings (Stribeck curve)
              • Gear measuring center (Klingelnberg) to measure standardized gears from the FZG (gear rig test machine)
              • Experiment set-up to visualize EHD contact
              • Gear measuring center PFS 600
              • Systems and devices for machine monitoring and diagnosis

              Room Goe 03308

              Head of the laboratory

              Prof. Dr.-Ing. Joachim Benner
              Goethestraße 1
              52064 Aachen
              Room Goe 03303
              benner(at)fh-aachen.de
              T: +49.241.6009 52429
              F: +49.241.6009 52307
              Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rolf Werner Schmitt
              Goethestraße 1
              52064 Aachen
              r.schmitt(at)fh-aachen.de
              T: +49.241.6009 52367
              F: +49.241.6009 52681

              Laboratory staff

              Dipl.-Ing. Maria Gatón Martinez
              Goethestraße 1
              52064 Aachen
              Room Goe 02308
              gaton-martinez(at)fh-aachen.de
              T: +49.241.6009 52391
              F: +49.241.6009 52513
              Dipl.-Ing. Dipl.-Wirt.-Ing. Sascha Gülpen
              Goethestraße 1
              52064 Aachen
              Room Goe 03305
              guelpen(at)fh-aachen.de
              T: +49.241.6009 52463
              F: +49.241.6009 52423

              Materials Engineering

              Materials testing with Instron's universal hardness tester in the lab for materials engineering, (c) FH Aachen

              Laboratory for Materials Engineering

              This lab is mainly used for strenght tests on a wide range of materials.

               

              Equipment

                • Testing machine for tensile strength tests
                • Universal hardness tester
                • Light microscope for microstructure analysis

                Room Goe 00 405
                T +49.241.6009 52337

                Head of the laboratory

                Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sabri Anik
                Goethestraße 1
                52064 Aachen
                Room Goe 00404
                anik(at)fh-aachen.de
                T: +49.241.6009 52337
                F: +49.241.6009 52681

                Laboratory staff

                Dipl.-Ing. Johann Pfeiffer SFI
                Goethestraße 1
                52064 Aachen
                Room Goe 02212
                pfeiffer(at)fh-aachen.de
                T: +49.241.6009 52434
                F: +49.241.6009 52681

                Materials-handling Technology, Material Flow and Logistics

                Fork-lifters on the move in a logistics center (c) Marcus Walter / pixelio.de

                Laboratory for Materials-handling Technology, Material Flow, and Logistics

                This laboratory is used for:

                • Production logistics - intralogistics
                • Planning of conveying and storage systems
                • Material flow planning / material flow simulation
                • Analyzing assembly processes
                • Developing components or sub-assemblies of materials-handling systems
                • Project works and bachelor/master theses

                 

                Equipment

                Simulation software WITNESS

                Room Goe 01413

                Head of the laboratory

                Prof. Dr.-Ing. Nils Luft
                Goethestraße 1
                52064 Aachen
                Room Goe 01404
                nils.luft(at)fh-aachen.de
                T: +49.241.6009 52501
                F: +49.241.6009 52681

                Laboratory staff

                Dipl.-Ing. Johann Pfeiffer SFI
                Goethestraße 1
                52064 Aachen
                Room Goe 02212
                pfeiffer(at)fh-aachen.de
                T: +49.241.6009 52434
                F: +49.241.6009 52681

                Microtechnical Components and Systems

                Application laboratory for microtechnical components and systems

                Application Laboratory for Microtechnical Components and Systems

                This lab is used for the following practical trainings: Microtechnology, Sensors and Actuators, and Micromechatronic Systems. Additionally, it is used permanently for various student projects dealing with applications of microtechnical components and systems.

                 

                Room Goe 03 2 10
                T +49.241.6009 52802

                Head of the laboratory

                Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Klaus-Peter Kämper
                Goethestraße 1
                52064 Aachen
                Room Goe 03203
                kaemper(at)fh-aachen.de
                T: +49.241.6009 52325
                F: +49.241.6009 52681

                Laboratory staff

                Equipment

                PC systems

                • 7 PC systems with National Instruments data acquisition boards for computer-based data acquisition as well as measuring and control technology
                • 5 further PC systems to simulate and design microsystems

                Software

                • LabView 2010
                • MemsPro
                • Simode
                • Inventor 10

                Hardware (listing incomplete)

                • Programmable power supplies (E3631A; Aglient)
                • Laboratory power supplies (E3611A, E3630A, E3616A; Aglient)
                • Precision multimeter
                • Handheld multimeters
                • Oscilloscopes
                • Programmable signal generators
                • High-voltage 4-quadrants amplifiers
                • Stereomicroscope
                • Stroboscope
                • ...

                 

                 

                 

                 

                Nondestructive Testing of Materials

                X-ray inspection unit in the lab for nondestructive materials testing, (c) FH Aachen

                Laboratory for Nondestructive Testing of Materials

                The lab is equipped with an X-ray inspection unit for nondestructive testing of materials (NdT). The X-ray unit is used for research and training at the FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences to inspect materials for hidden flaws. Different wall thicknesses and various materials can be examined, such as steel, light metals, ceramics, plastics, sintered or wooden materials, and slate. The X-ray unit has two replaceable tubes with different focal points.

                The X-ray images show a large depth of field which makes it easy to detect flaws, e.g. according to the assessment group B of DIN EN ISO 5817.

                 

                Equipment

                • X-ray inspection unit

                Room Goe 02 210
                T +49.241.6009 52337

                roentgenlabor(at)fh-aachen.de

                Head of the laboratory

                Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sabri Anik
                Goethestraße 1
                52064 Aachen
                Room Goe 00404
                anik(at)fh-aachen.de
                T: +49.241.6009 52337
                F: +49.241.6009 52681

                Laboratory staff

                Dipl.-Ing. Johann Pfeiffer SFI
                Goethestraße 1
                52064 Aachen
                Room Goe 02212
                pfeiffer(at)fh-aachen.de
                T: +49.241.6009 52434
                F: +49.241.6009 52681

                Physics

                Coloured light in the Physics lab, (c) FH Aachen, www.lichtographie.de

                Physics Laboratory

                Almost all students of the three faculties Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics, Aerospace Technology, and Electrical Engineering and Information Technology use the Physics Laboratory in their 1. or 2. semester, because a practical training in Physics is part of the Physics course. The lab holds approximately 15 experimental setups (in different versions, each 2-6 times), allowing students to conduct measurements in Mechanics, Electrodynamics, Optics and Solid State Physics. In addition, the following devices are available for scientific studies: two photospectrometers, a Faraday spectrometer, a setup for measuring optical modes in planar magneto-optical waveguides, an ellipsometer and optical benches with various optical components.

                A particular highlight of the Physics Laboratory is the large collection of physical gadgets (toys) which can be used for a variety of creative experiments.

                 

                Room Hoh 00207 | Hoh U1214 | Hoh U1208a
                T +49.241.6009 52374

                Head of the laboratory

                Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Heinrich Hemme
                Goethestraße 1
                52064 Aachen
                Room Hoh 00208
                hemme(at)fh-aachen.de
                T: +49.241.6009 52357
                F: +49.241.6009 52345

                Equipment

                • Appr. 15 experiment setups in different versions
                • 2 photospectrometers
                • Faraday spectrometer
                • Ellipsometer
                • Several optical benches
                • Measurement setup for measuring optical modes in planar magneto-optical waveguides
                • Large collection of physical "toys"

                Production-related Measuring Techniques

                High performance evaluation using mobile measurement data acquisition and form tester with high-precision turntable, (c) FH Aachen

                Laboratory for Production-related Measurement Techniques

                This laboratory is used for experiments that belong to the practical training of the course Manufacturing Processes (course No. 82106).

                The accuracy of components that are being produced plays an ever-increasing role in manufacturing technology. Therefore, the geometric dimensions of the components as well as their surface quality have to be checked and compared with the given requirements already during the production process.

                Furthermore, students are free to use the laboratory for projects or their bachelor and master theses.

                 

                Equipment

                • Surface reference standards
                • Vernier caliper
                • Outside micrometers
                • Gauges and light section microscope
                • Mahr form tester to detect surface deviations (circularity), eccentricity deviations, and deviations from plane-parallelism
                • Various measuring instruments to determine such surface characteristics as roughness depth, smoothing depth, mean roughness value, and load-bearing behaviour

                  The instruments can be used for measurements in the workshop (MarSurf PS1 without any further documentation) as well as for measurements in the test laboratory (MarSurf M300 + RD18 with wireless data transmission to the evaluation computer).

                Room Goe 01409
                T +49 241 6009 52358

                Head of the laboratory

                Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martina Klocke
                Goethestraße 1
                52064 Aachen
                Room Goe 02405
                klocke(at)fh-aachen.de
                T: +49.241.6009 52459
                F: +49.241.6009 52681

                Laboratory staff

                Dipl.-Des. Frank-Michael Schmidt
                Goethestraße 1
                52064 Aachen
                Room Goe 04302A
                f-m.schmidt(at)fh-aachen.de
                T: +49.241.6009 52318
                F: +49.241.6009 52681

                Railway Systems Engineering

                Railway Systems Engineering lab: Driving simulator (c) www.lichtographie.de, FH Aachen

                Laboratory for Railway Systems Engineering

                The opening of the laboratory goes along with the introduction of the bachelor degree program Railway Systems Engineering (B.Eng.) at the Aachen University of Applied Sciences in 2010.

                The lab is used for presentations and tests regarding various aspects of railway technology. Students of the degree program have also the opportunity to use the lab as learning and tutorial room. The lab is equipped with a wheel-rail-system model, a cab driving simulator and a model railway with a railway control center simulation, which includes a demonstration of the project FlexCargoRail.

                As the laboratory is still in its set-up phase and not yet in its final location, its equipment has not yet been finalized. For example, there are plans to purchase a railway control center simulation that provides work places for approximately eight students. | More information

                Room Goe 03 4 08
                T +49.241.6009 52422

                Head of the laboratory

                Prof. Dr.-Ing. Manfred Enning
                Goethestraße 1
                52064 Aachen
                Room Goe 01406
                enning(at)fh-aachen.de
                T: +49.241.6009 52461
                F: +49.241.6009 52681

                Laboratory staff

                Dipl.-Ing. Tim Tappert
                Goethestraße 1
                52064 Aachen
                Room Goe 03404
                tappert(at)fh-aachen.de
                T: +49.241.6009 52472
                F: +49.241.6009 52681

                Equipment

                • Cab driving simulator TRAXX II
                • Railway control center simulation ESTWsim
                • Model railway with SpDrS60 simulation
                • Model for track guiding

                Thermodynamics and Energy Technology

                Students in the Laboratory for Thermodynamics and Energy Technology, Copyright FH Aachen

                Laboratory for Thermodynamics and Energy Technology

                Thermodynamics is a basic course that belongs to the curriculum's required subjects. At present, the practical training in Thermodynamics consists of the following three experiments:

                • Temperature measurement procedures
                • Vapor-liquid phase equilibrium (measuring the vapor pressure curve of carbon dioxide)
                • Processes in humid air

                The experiments are designed such that students can conduct them on their own.

                Energy Technology is an elective course for which the lab provides experimenal set-ups and testing equipment for the following issues:

                • Thermal heat pumps
                • Combined heat and power units
                • Heat exchanger
                • Thermography

                 

                 

                 

                Equipment

                • General lab measurement instrumentation to measure electric variables
                • Testing equipment for the Temperature Measurement practical training
                • Testing equipment to measure the vapour pressure curve of carbon dioxide
                • Experiamental set-up Humid Air
                • Heat pump
                • Several thermographic systems
                • Gas-powered combined heat and power unit
                • Steam-powered combined heat and power unit
                • Experiamental set-up heat transfer test rig (under construction)
                • Experiamental set-up shell-and-tube heat exchanger

                Room Goe 00108 und 00109
                T +49.241.6009 52447

                Head of the laboratory

                Prof. Dr.-Ing. Herbert Willms
                Goethestraße 1
                52064 Aachen
                Room Goe 00414
                willms(at)fh-aachen.de
                T: +49.241.6009 52340
                F: +49.241.6009 52681

                Laboratory staff

                Dipl.-Ing. Henry Page
                Hohenstaufenallee 6
                52064 Aachen
                Room O3102
                page(at)fh-aachen.de
                T: +49.241.6009 52308
                T: +49.241.6009 52433
                F: +49.241.6009 52680
                Dipl.-Ing. Jürgen Schönwald
                Goethestraße 1
                52064 Aachen
                Room Goe 00411
                schoenwald(at)fh-aachen.de
                T: +49.241.6009 52433
                F: +49.241.6009 52681

                Welding

                Practical training in the Welding Lab, (c) FH Aachen, www.lichtographie.de

                Welding Laboratory

                The Welding lab is used for practical trainings that go along with the following courses: Joining Processes, Welding and Innovative Manufacturing Procedures II.
                In addition, it is frequently used for student projects, final theses and R&D projects in collaboration with industrial partners. Here the emphasis is on practical manufacturing issues. | more details

                 

                Equipment:

                • Numerous welding devices
                • Welding robots
                • Metallographic laboratory
                • Microscopy
                • Various test equipment

                    Room 00 1 01

                    Head of the laboratory

                    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Markus Schleser
                    Goethestraße 1
                    52064 Aachen
                    Room Goe 00308
                    schleser(at)fh-aachen.de
                    T: +49.241.6009 52385
                    F: +49.241.6009 52368

                    Laboratory staff

                    Dipl.-Ing. Hans Lingens MBA IWE
                    Goethestraße 1
                    52064 Aachen
                    Room Goe 00305
                    lingens(at)fh-aachen.de
                    T: +49.241.6009 52418
                    F: +49.241.6009 52368
                    Andreas Vollmann
                    Goethestraße 1
                    52064 Aachen
                    Room 00101
                    vollmann(at)fh-aachen.de
                    T: +49.241.6009 52430
                    F: +49.241.6009 52347
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