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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: SS 18

Geb. 30.60


Registration begin: 03.04.2018
Registration end: 15.04.2018

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 procedure is described below.

Overview of terms:
Announcement of topics: 26.03.2018
Registration begin: 03.04.2018
Registration deadline: 15.04.2018
Notification date for further instructions: 20.04.2018

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.

Registration procedure

The registration and division for the course: Laboratory Exercise in Energy Technology takes place in three steps:

  1. Announcement of topics: 26.03.2018
    Both institutes participating at the Laboratory Exercise (ITS and ITT) provide lists of topics that can be elaborated by the students in the summer 2018 term.
    Topics ITS
    Topics ITT

    Although, the description of the ITS topics is only available in German it is possible to elaborate the topics in English language. Please read the lists carefully and then decide whether you would like to do the Laboratory Exercise at the ITS or the ITT. Afterwards, you can specify in the form below two topics for which you are interested until 15.04.2018.
  2. Selection of topics: 04.03.2018 till 15.04.2018
    Fill in the form completely and name your favorite topic (first choice) and a second topic you would like to elaborate (second choice).
    ITS: If available, please indicate any previous knowledge which will be helpful for processing the task.
    ITT: These topics are usually elaborated by two people together. Please name the KIT account (uxxxx) of the person with whom you would like to elaborate the topic. Your partner must also register via the form and name you as a partner. If you do not have a partner, leave the field blank.
  3. Announcement of final division: 20.04.2018
    ITS: Which topic you will be working on will be sent to you on 24.04. by email. Students who are not awarded for any of their favorite ITS topics have the possibility to elaborate a topic at the ITT.
    ITT: The final division is available from 24.04. here as download. Please coordinate the further procedure with Dr.-Ing. Wirbser. You will find Mr. Wirbser in building 30.60 room 219.

Please note:
Although, the description of the ITS topics is only available in German it is possible to elaborate the topics in English language. Please note that the registration is binding. In justified exceptional cases, it is possible to return the topic after the announcement of the classification on 20.04.2018. Therefore, send an e-mail to simon.holz∂kit.edu.

Registration and Selection of Topics

The registration period is expired. (00:01:00 2018-04-03 - 23:59:00 2018-04-15)

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