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Prof. Dr.-Ing. H.-J. Bauer
Mi 12:30 - 13:30 Uhr

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Laboratory Exercise in Energy Technology

Laboratory Exercise in Energy Technology
type: Practical course (P) links:
chair: Fakultät für Maschinenbau
semester: WS 17/18

Geb. 30.60


Registration begin: 16.10.2017
Registration end: 22.10.2017

start: by arrangement

Prof.Dr.-Ing. Hans-Jörg Bauer
Dr.-Ing. Heiner Wirbser
Prof.Dr. Ulrich Maas

sws: 3
ects: 4
lv-no.: 2171487

Report of 12 pages and discussion of the results with the supervisor.


Registration is done via ILIAS.

Overview of terms:
Announcement of topics: 09.10.2017
Registration begin: 16.10.2017
Registration deadline: 22.10.2017
Notification date for further instructions: 27.10.2017

The time to process the topic is 120 hours, corresponding to 4 ETCS Credits. The students have to process the topic
successfully till the beginning of the following semester. Otherwise, the Laboratory Exercise is not passed and the
student has to process another topic in the following semester. The processing time in the semester is flexible and
shall be arranged between the supervisor and the student by mutual agreement.

Learning goals and contents

Learning Goals:

Attending this course enables the students to:

  • accomplish experimental, numerical, design related as well as analytical or theoretical tasks in a scientific framework
  • perform a correct evaluation of the obtained results
  • document and present their results adequately
Content At the ITS students elaborate topics, which are arranged each semester by the scientific stuff, like the topics for Bachelor’s or Master’s theses. Thus, the topics listed below only have exemplary character:
  • Conceptual design for the precise positioning of a camera using a robot arm
  • Enhanced image processing with Python
  • Investigation of fuel atomization using novel mathematical methods in MATLAB®
  • Development of an evaluation routine for the determination of the wetted surface from SPH particle data
  • Development of a method for quantifying the particle disorder in SPH simulations
  • Modeling and calculation of test bench components for the calculation of heat transfer and temperature profiles using finite element methods
  • Expansion of the simulation model for the investigation of spray evaporation with OpenFOAM®
  • Control the setting of an audible levitator with LabVIEW
At the ITT students can choose between eight topics and elaborate them in groups of two.
  • Investigation of the operating behavior of a heat pump (cold steam machine) by determining the coefficient of performance (CoP) of the system as a function of the temperature level
  • Implementing and testing of an experimental cooling tower: investigation of the mixing of cold and warm air
  • Determination of the ignition delay of alternative fuel mixtures (bio-ethanol, methanol, diesel) with a rapid compression machine
  • Development of alternative burner systems for cooking with alternative fuels (replacement of wood, kerosene, gases and coal)
  • Experimental investigation of burner systems to reduce pollutant emissions and increase efficiency
  • Design of novel heat storage systems for residential heating systems / heat pumps
  • Development of absorption refrigeration systems from the waste heat of passenger cars
  • Influence of thermal disturbances on a laminar flow
Prerequisites: none
Workload: regular attendance: 42h
self-study: 78h