Metrology and Structural Analysis

Key Info

Basic Information

Organizational Unit:
Chair of Machine Tools
Dipl.-Ing. Stephan Neus

Further Information



Alexander Steinert



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The lecture "Metrology and Structural Analysis in machine tool construction" deals in detail with the metrological and computational analysis of the mechanical behaviour of machine tools and their assemblies. The theoretical basics of the geometric, kinematic, static, dynamic, thermal and acoustic behaviour of machine tools are covered.

In addition to teaching the basics, the metrological investigation and assessment of machine behaviour carried out in practical exercises plays a key role in deepening the theoretical knowledge.

A further focus is the presentation of the possibilities and means of computational structural analysis. Here the finite element method and other calculation and optimization methods are dealt with. Of particular interest in this context is the final comparison of measurement and calculation results.


Lecture Topics

  • Vibration phenomena on cutting machine tools
  • Measurement and evaluation of static and dynamic behavior, machining tests, weak point analysis
  • Simulation of stability behavior, improvement measures, active and passive damping systems
  • Measurement and evaluation of geometric and kinematic deviations (deviations of rotating axes, position-straightness and angle deviations of linear axes, drive and circular shape test)
  • Machine acceptance and statistical process control
  • Fundamentals, objectives and tasks of noise measurement, measurement methods for recording emission and immission behaviour, standards and limit values in the field of machine tools, noise reduction options
  • Fundamentals of thermodynamics, measurement of the thermoelastic behaviour of machine tools, control compensation of thermal deformation
  • Fundamentals of the finite element method for the calculation of static, dynamic and thermal behavior
  • Structural optimization for minimizing mass and maximizing stiffness