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Overview: Mobility & Production

Environmental stress and scarcity of raw materials necessitate rethinking mobility and production. Researchers in the Mobility & Production Field of Expertise at TU Graz focus on this complex area. They investigate novel vehicle technologies and drive systems as well as information and data transmission for traffic control and positioning.

They also develop more economical and time-saving product manufacturing processes that allow for design changes and novel materials without loss of quality. Research results of TU Graz deliver ground breaking solutions to today’s challenges in terrestrial and air traffic, aerospace and production engineering and management. 

Research Topics

Engine and Powertrain

  • Analysis of the thermodynamic working process of combustion engines
  • Engine development and construction
  • Development and trial of simulation tools
  • Development of measuring and testing technology
  • Propulsion systems
  • Driving dynamics
  • Development of fuel surrogates
  • Calculation and measurement of emissions and air pollution
  • Identification of emission factors, emission prognoses, air quality measurements, gathering data regarding the spread of pollution, advice with environmental sustainability declaration
  • Application of alternative energies

Active and passive safety

  • Theoretical and experimental driving dynamics
  • Modelling and simulation of chassis components
  • Wheel-rail contact
  • Innovative propulsion systems
  • CAD-CAE technologies
  • Accident research
  • Biomechanics
  • Integrated vehicle safety
  • Occupant and co-driver protection
  • Development of new testing methods
  • New development methods

Electromobility

  • Drive concepts for electric and hybrid vehicles and their implementation
  • Regulation of electric vehicles
  • Energy concepts for electric vehicles
  • Comparison of different hybrid concepts
  • Regulation of energy flow with different hybrid concepts
  • Driving dynamics of electric vehicles
  • Human-machine interface and operating concepts
  • Challenges for production
  • Safety of electric vehicles
  • Battery safety
  • Energy supply in electric vehicles
  • Fuel cell development, monitoring and control
  • Accelerated stress-, safety and runaway tests
  • Hydrogen: Component development, storage and safety issues
  • Fuel reformer

Production and Process Technology 

  • Additive manufacturing (powder and wire based)
  • Forming technologies and precision machining
  • Non-circular grinding of powertrain parts
  • Materials modelling and selection
  • Process design and simulation
  • Joining technologies and failure analysis
  • Material-flow planning and simulation
  • Agility and data security in production (smartfactory@tugraz)
  • Energy and resource management in production
  • Industrial engineering, factory and location planning
  • Business IT and optimisation methods
  • Systems engineering, modelling and simulation

TU Graz events

20. November 2020, 02:30 PM - 22. November 2020, 04:00 PM
Mobility & Production (Field of Expertise)

24. February 2021, 01:00 PM - 26. February 2021, 03:00 PM
Mobility & Production (Field of Expertise)

28. May 2021, 02:30 PM - 30. May 2021, 04:00 PM
Mobility & Production (Field of Expertise)

Lead Project

The Field of Expertise is involved in the following lead project at TU Graz:

 

Shares in Companies and Cooperations

Public-Private Partnership

Competence Centres / Networks

Research Cooperations

Illustrations of Rudolf Pichler, Helmut Eichlseder and Viktor Hacker

Heads of the Field of Expertise

from left to right:

Rudolf PICHLER
Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.

Institute of Production Engineering

Viktor HACKER
Assoc.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Institute of Chemical Engineering and Environmental Technology

Helmut EICHLSEDER
Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Institute of Internal Combustion Engines and Thermodynamics
 

Contact: FoE-Mobility-ProductionnoSpam@tugraz.at

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Dipl.-Ing.

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