Innovative Maschinenelemente I

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IM I – Innovative Machine Components I

Lecturer Type and scope of the lecture
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Eckhard Kirchner 4 hours per week (lecture + practice)
Lecture Exercise
lecture in winter semester
Th 08:00 – 09:40 in L1|10 113
Th 09:50 – 11:30 in L1|10 113
Language of lecture and exam is German


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Target of the lecture is to convey the basic design principles, dimensioning rules and structural analysis of conventional and „smart“ machine elements in the following areas:

  • failure models and fatigue assessment
  • advanced roller bearing technology
  • leading screws and linear drives
  • journal bearings
  • involute gears
  • bevel gears
  • worm and planetary gears
  • friction clutches
  • chain and belt drives

The syllabus exceeds the normal text book content and includes new research results on each topic available progress reports on sensor integration concepts.


  • Lecture notes
  • Steinhilper, W., Sauer, B. (Hrsg.) Konstruktionselemente des Maschinenbaus 1 – Grundlagen der Berechnung und Gestaltung von Maschinenelementen, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 8. Auflage, 2012
  • Steinhilper, W., Sauer, B. (Hrsg.) Konstruktionselemente des Maschinenbaus 2 – Grundlagen von Maschinenelementen für Antriebsaufgaben, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 7. Auflage, 2012
  • Niemann, G., H. Winter & B.R. Höhn (2005). Maschinenelemente, Band 1: Konstruktion und Berechnung von Verbindungen, Lagern, Wellen. Springer Verlag
  • Schlecht, B. (2006). Maschinenelemente 1 – Festigkeit, Wellen, Verbindungen, Federn, Kupplungen. Pearson Education, München, Boston, San Francisco.
  • Schlecht, B. (2009). Maschinenelemente 2 – Getriebe, Verzahnungen und Lagerungen. Pearson Education, München, Boston, San Francisco.


Information, lecture notes and supplementary materials are available on the e-learning platform Moodle (Moodle_TU_Darmstadt) of the course “Innovative Machine Components I”.