The demands on dynamically stressed components are increasing. Today, we are already researching ways to meet them.
In our research on design with fluids, the holistic view of systems and problems is seen as a central task of modern engineering. Consequently, our developments are driven by system understanding through physical modelling. In many areas of engineering practice, in addition to test bench and simulation capacities, the time factor in particular is in short supply, so that even today there is an enormous need to obtain design-relevant information from simple, analytical (and thus fast) tools. We examine the models and developed components experimentally on modern test benches and bring them to series production readiness with industrial partners.
Availability of fluid power systems
Failure analyses show that the determining element for availability of fluid power systems is the lubricated narrow gap of plain bearings or annular seals. Due to friction and leakage, these machine elements also determine the efficiency of the system.