Student Research Assistants

Ifas is constantly looking for qualified student assistans. Please take a look at the current job openings

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Research Papers and Theses

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We offer theses in all areas of fluid technology - from simulation, design towards experiment.

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Teaching

Ifas offeres lectures from the basics of fluid technology to detailed considerations of individual components. Details can be found here:

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Lecture Notes

Lecture Notes for several courses are available at ifas.

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Fluid Power technology for mobile applications

Excavator

In this lecture students will get to know a wide range of fluid power systems in the field of motor vehicles and mobile working machines.

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Excursions

Every two years, ifas organizes an excursion to various industrial companies in the fluid industry.

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Fundamentals of Fluid Power

CAD picture of a pump

In this lecture students learn to understand fluid power systems. The fundamentals of hydrostatics and hydrodynamics are discussed, as well as flow relationships, flow forces, inductances and capacitances...

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Design of Fluid Power Components

CAD picture of a pump

The lecture addresses students and scientists interested in the design and construction of hydraulic pumps, motors and valves. Also a focus is put on the operating behavior and the regulation.

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Numerical Methods for Lubricated Contact Problems

O-Ring in seal notch

Lubrication is the process of reducing friction or wear between two moving bodies by applying a lubricant. However, even a lubricant cannot avoid contact between the solid surfaces at all times, and elastic or plastic deformation may take place...

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Lubrications and Pressure Media

Lubricant during test

Lubricants are an important interdisciplinary design element. The manifold process and machine requirements of modern lubricants require special skills in the field of mechanical engineering and chemistry.

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Servohydraulics - Closed Loop Controlled Hydraulic Drives

A380 with hydraulic unit

Servohydraulics encompasses all areas of hydraulics in which hydraulic devices work in closed-loop control. The aim of this lecture is to give an overview of servohydraulic systems...

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Simulation of Fluid Power Systems

Simulation Diagram

Modeling and simulation of fluid power systems plays an important role in practice. In this master course, students learn the structure and parameterization of simulation models and thus develop a deeper understanding of the system ...

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