Goals and idea

The desire for individual mobility reaches its limits, especially when conventional vehicles are used in conurbations, with regard to the necessary traffic space and the emission values to be observed. For these reasons, it is necessary to develop sustainable city vehicles.
In the laboratory for urban mobility vehicles, a roller test bench in the low power range is available for this purpose, on which very small vehicles with different drive systems (combustion engine, electric motor, hybrid drive) can be examined metrologically. The measurement results can be further processed on the existing PC workstations and vehicle and engine simulations can also be performed.
In the further expansion of the laboratory, it is necessary to procure measuring technology that will enable even more precise statements to be made about emissions and drive efficiency.

Laboratory G214

Laboratory equipment and activities

Equipment and function
  • Single-axle chassis dynamometer for single and multi-track vehicles in the power range up to 5 kW
  • Blow test bench for determining flow coefficients, especially for inlet and outlet ducts of internal-combustion engines
  • Pressure measurement technology for thermodynamic analysis of heat engines
  • Gas analysis to determine the oxygen (O2), carbon dioxide (CO2) and nitrogen oxide (NOx) concentrations in exhaust gases
  • Thermal test stand for investigations on combustion chambers of small gas turbines
  • Test bench control with LABVIEW software, charge exchange calculation using GT-Power
  • Study projects
  • Theses
  • Practical courses

Laboratory management and team

Study advisor production engineering
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Karl Huber
Phone: +49 841 9348-3820
Room: A220
Programme director and Academic advisor Mechanical Engineering (Bachelor)
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Binder
Phone: +49 841 9348-3070
Room: A218
Programme director and Academic advisor Automotive Engineering (Bachelor)
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Konrad Költzsch
Phone: +49 841 9348-7900
Room: A215
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gerald Sitzmann
Phone: +49 841 9348-2320
Room: A218
Programme director and Academic advisor Aerospace Engineering (Bachelor)
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Armin Soika
Phone: +49 841 9348-4700
Room: A228
Prof. Erik Schneider
Phone: +49 841 9348-2755
Room: A119
Bernhard Schneidt
Phone: +49 841 9348-1850
Room: Z454