Friedrich Kuster: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2016

Name Dr. Friedrich Kuster
Inst. f. Werkzeugmaschinen
Leonhardstrasse 21
ETH-Zentrum, LEE L206
8092 Zürich
Telephone+41 44 632 24 24
Fax+41 44 632 11 25
DepartmentMechanical and Process Engineering

151-0015-10LEngineering Tool IV: Experimental Modal Analysis Restricted registration - show details
All Engineering Tool courses are for MAVT-Bachelor students only.

Number of participants limited to 16.

Only one course can be chosen per semester.
0.4 credits1KF. Kuster, K. Wegener
AbstractMeasuring- and analysis-methods for the determination of transfer functions of mechanical structures. Evaluation and preparation of the measured data for visualisation and interpretation of the dynamic behaviour.
ObjectiveIntroduction into the practical application of measuring- and analysis-methods for determination of transfer functions of mechanical structures. Evaluation and preparation of the measured data for visualisation and interpretation of the dynamic behaviour.
ContentAcquaintance with the acceleration- and force-sensors, measurement of transfer functions of mechanical structures, determination and description of modes of vibration by means of practical examples, introduction into the vibration theory and its fundamental terms, discrete oscillator.
Lecture notesyes, distribution in the course (CHF 20.-)
LiteratureDavid Ewins, Modal Testing: Theory and Practice
Prerequisites / NoticeIn the practical part of the course the participants self will make measurements on structures and then analyse them for eigenfrequencies and modes of vibrations.
151-0705-00LManufacturing I4 credits2V + 2UK. Wegener, M. Boccadoro, F. Kuster
AbstractDeeper insight in manufacturing processes: drilling, milling, grinding, honing, lapping, electro erosion and electrochemical machining. Stability of processes, process chains and process choice.
ObjectiveDeepened discussion on the machining processes and their optimisation. Outlook on additional areas such as NC-Technique, dynamics of processes and machines, chatter as well as process monitoring.
ContentDeepened insight in the machining processes and their optimisation, chip removal by undefined cutting edge such as grinding, honing and lapping, machining processes without cutting edges such as EDM, ECM, outlook on additional areas as NC-technique, machine- and process dynamics including chatter and process monitoring
Lecture notesyes
Prerequisites / NoticePrerequisites: Recommendation: Lecture 151-0700-00L Manufacturing elective course in the 4th semester.
Language: Help for English speaking students on request as well as english translations of the slides shown.
151-0717-00LMechanical Production: Assembly, Joining and Coating Technology4 credits2V + 1UF. Kuster, V. H. Derflinger, F. Durand, P. Jousset
AbstractUnderstanding of the complexity of the assembly process as well as its meaning as success and cost factor. The assembly with the different aspects of adding, moving, adjusting, controling parts etc.. Adding techniques; solvable and unsolvable connections. Assembly plants. Coating techniques and their tasks, in particular corrosion protection.
ObjectiveTo understand assembly in its full complexity and its paramount importance regarding cost and financial success. An introduction into a choice of selected joining and coating techniques.
ContentAssembly as combination of several classes of action like, e.g., joining, handling, fine adjustments, etc. Techniques for joining objects temporarily or permanently. Assembly systems.
Coating processes and their specific applications, with particular emphasis on corrosion protection.
Lecture notesYes
Prerequisites / NoticeRecommended to the focus production engineering.
Majority of lecturers from the industry.
151-0719-00LQuality of Machine Tools - Dynamics and Metrology at Micro and Submicro Level4 credits2V + 1UW. Knapp, F. Kuster
AbstractThe course "Machine tool metrolgy" deals with the principal design of machine tools, their spindles and linear axes, with possible geometric, kinematic, thermal and dynamic errrors of machine tools and testing these errors, with the influence of errors on the workpiece (error budgeting), with testing of drives and numerical control, as well as with checking the machine tool capability.
ObjectiveKnowledge of
- principal design of machine tools
- errors of linear and rotational axes and of machine tools,
- influence of errors on the workpiece (error budgeting)
- dynamics of mechanical systems
- geometric, kinematic, thermal, dynamic testing of machine tools
- test uncertainty
- machine tool capability
ContentMetrology for production, machine tool metrology
- basics, like principal machine tool design and machine tool coordinate system
- principal design and errors of linear and rotaional axes
- error budgeting, influence of machine errors on the workpiece
- geometric and kinematic testing of machine tools
- reversal ,easurement techniques, multi-dimensional machine tool metrology
- thermal influences on machine tools and testing these influences
- test uncertainty, simulation
- dynamics of mechanical systems, dynamic error sources
- machine tool dynamics and the engineering tools modal analysis and finite lement method (FEM)
- testing of drives and numerical control
- machine tool capability
Lecture notesDocuments are provided during the course. English handouts available on request.
Prerequisites / NoticeExercises in the laboratories and with the machine tools of the institute for machine tools and manufacturing (IWF) provide the practical background for this course.
151-0721-00LProduction Machines II4 credits2V + 1UK. Wegener, F. Kuster, S. Weikert
AbstractControl, closed loop control, processing of geometrical data, main drives, noise, flexibility, rationalization and automation, modern machine concepts, thermal and dynamic behavior
ObjectiveDeeper competence for evaluation and development of production machines, sensitization for unconventional kinematics with their advantages and drawbacks.
ContentControl (PLC, NC), closed loop control, processing of geometrical data, main drives, noise emission, flexibility, rationalization and automation, modern machine concepts like high speed machines, alternative kinematics, ultraprecision machines, thermal and dynamic behavior of machine tools, flexibility, rationalization and automation, practical case studies
Lecture notesyes
Prerequisites / NoticeHelp for English speaking students on request.
Parts of the lecture are held in english.
151-0727-00LColloquium on Manufacturing Technology4 credits3KK. Wegener, F. Kuster
AbstractFuture training on selected current topics of the manufacturing technology. Per afternoon a selected topic is presented in several lectures, by the majority by experts from the industry. The students prepare a summary of the lectures given and prepare themselves on the basis of these lectures and own information search.
ObjectiveContious further training to current topics of the manufacturing technique. Exchange of experience and knowledge with the industry and other universities.
ContentSelected actual topics on manufacturing methods and tools, machine tools, NC-control and drives, components and measuring methods and devices. Topics are changing every year.
Lecture notesno Script
Prerequisites / Notice- Students must have participated and passed the courses Manufacturing, Production Machines I and Forming Technology III - Forming Processes.

- Further training with specialized lectures and large participation from the industry.
Language: Help for English speaking students on request.