Autumn Semester 2020 takes place in a mixed form of online and classroom teaching.
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Konrad Wegener: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2016

Name Prof. Dr. Konrad Wegener
FieldProduktionstechnik und Werkzeugmaschinen
Address
Inst. f. Werkzeugmaschinen
ETH Zürich, LEE L 214
Leonhardstrasse 21
8092 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Telephone+41 44 632 24 19
Fax+41 44 632 11 25
E-mailwegener@iwf.mavt.ethz.ch
DepartmentMechanical and Process Engineering
RelationshipFull Professor

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
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.
151-0025-10LEngineering Tool IV: Introduction to CAM and Motion Simulation Restricted registration - show details
All Engineering Tool courses are for MAVT-Bachelor students only.

Number of participants limited to 40.

Only one course can be chosen per semester.
0.4 credits1KM. Schmid, K. Wegener
AbstractIntroduction of integrated CAD applications CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing), Motion Simulation (Kinematics)
ObjectiveThe participants learn the possibilities of integrated CAD applications. The goal is to understand the procedures and the most important functions of these applications.
ContentCAM: Introduction to CAM, practical examples for a 3-axle milling machine
Motion simulation (kinematic): Introduction to the possibilities of the movement simulator. Practical examples.
Prerequisites / NoticeVoraussetzungen:
- CAD-Grundkenntnisse in NX (CAD 1. Sem.)
- Eigenes Laptop mit installierter, lauffähiger Software NX für die Durchführung der Übungen (Siemens NX kann über Stud-IDES kostenlos bestellt werden).
151-0030-10LEngineering Tool IV: Modelling and Servo Axis Control of Machine Tool Manipulators Restricted registration - show details
All Engineering Tool courses are for MAVT-Bachelor students only.

Prerequisites: Matlab skills; your laptop with Matlab/Simulink may be useful.

Number of participants limited to 30.

Only one course can be chosen per semester.
0.4 credits1KO. Zirn, K. Wegener
AbstractThis course covers model building and the applied stimulation of (power-assisted axles on production machinery using MATLAB/Simulink and provides a practical example of how drive parameters may be set up, how through simulation an optimal axis design can be developed and which characteristics of a production machine can be reliably estimated in advance.
ObjectiveThe students are able to model servo axes considering all relevant components and process influences to simulate the achievable productivity.
Content1. Introduction, complexity levels in model building for production machines.
2. Complexity level 1: Power-assisted axles, transmission systems, general structural model.
3. Complexity level 2: Robotic models, kinematics and dynamics
4. Complexity level 3: Multi-body models and finite element models
5. Regulation of power-assisted axles, cascade regulator and state regulator extensions.
6. Numerical control systems, command variable engineering, torque dampening, coupling strength compensation.
7. Master slave and gantry operations with dispersed servo drive.
8. Simulation examples in MATLAB/Simulink ((Swivel axle, 5-axle milling machine, parallel kinematic milling machine, industrial robots).
Lecture notesWird abgegeben
Prerequisites / NoticePrerequisite is knowledge of Matlab.
151-0032-10LEngineering Tool IV: Introduction to the Methods of Six Sigma Quality Control and Lean Production Restricted registration - show details
All Engineering Tool courses are for MAVT-Bachelor students only.

Number of participants limited to 36.

Only one course can be chosen per semester.
0.4 credits1KB. G. Rüttimann, K. Wegener
AbstractThe course introduces to Six Sigma quality management and quality improvement, which aims to reduce process variation and to sustain process capability. It introduces also to the Lean production principles, aiming to reduce waste within the processes as well as aiming to a customer taked pull-production.
ObjectiveThe participant gets an overview to the Operational Excellence philosophy and the working methods of these two approches. He learns the most important tools and the interaction of these two approaches.
Content1. Understanding the changing environment
- Globalization, customer requirements, production systems
- Six Sigma quality philosophy
- Lean Manufacturing and TPS (Toyota Production System)

2. Quality management with Six Sigma
- What is Six Sigma
- DMAIC problem solving cycle
- Use of different control charts
- Evaluate process capability, DPMO, Cp, Cpk, Taguchi
- Cause-effect diagram
- Control plan and sustainability, PDCA

3. Introduction to the Lean approach
- Lean goals and principles
- A3 project management
- The 9 types of waste
- Value add and non value add activities
- The 8 Lean-Tools , whereof 4
- 5S workplace organization
- Value stream mapping (excercise), Little's law
- Continous flow vs batch
- Pull Principles, Kanban, DBR
- Cell design
- Linear Programming

4. Lean and Six Sigma in practice
- How fits Lean and Six Sigma together
- Continuous Improvement/Kaizen organization
- Change-Management, risks
- Inspire deployment approach
Lecture notesNotes will be distributet.
151-0057-10LEngineering Tool IV/V: Systems Engineering for Project Work Restricted registration - show details
All Engineering Tool courses are for MAVT-Bachelor students only.

Number of participants limited to 60.

Only one course can be chosen per semester.
0.4 credits1KR. Züst, K. Wegener
AbstractThe course is about a methodical basis of systematic project work, with a focus on demanding interdisciplinary problems. The participants will be shown how to use it appropriately and correctly in their projects. This short course is based on the "Systems Engineering" (SE) method, which was developed at the ETH.
ObjectiveThe goals of this compact course are:
- Goal-oriented identification and perception of relevant problem areas and project goal setting.
- Deduction and development of procedures for a promising project, including systematic planning of the project content.
- Development of work packages including efficient methodology
- Simple embedding of the projects in the organization, including relationships with buyers, users and securing project participation.
Content1. Nachmittag:
- Einstieg ins Systems Engineering; Entstehung, Inhalt und Werdegang; Voraussetzungen (anspruchsvolle Fragestellungen, institutionelle Einbettung, Systemdenken und heuristische Prinzipien);
- Grundstruktur und Inhalt Lebensphasenmodell; Grundstruktur in Inhalt Problemlösungszyklus;
- Zusammenspiel von Lebensphasenmodell & Problemlösungszyklus in Projekten
2. Nachmittag:
- Situationsanalyse: Systemanalyse (Systemabgrenzung (gestaltbarer Bereich, relevante Bereiche des Umsystems)), Methoden der Analyse und Modellierung, Umgang mit Vernetzung, Dynamik und Unsicherheit; wichtigste Methoden der IST-Zustands- und Zukunftsanalyse),
- Zielformulierung (wichtigste Methoden der Zielformulieren),
- Konzeptsynthese und Konzeptanalyse (u.a. Kreativität; wichtigste Methoden der Synthese und Analyse),
3. Nachmittag:
- Beurteilung (u.a. Methoden für mehrdimensionale Kriterienvergleich, z.B. Kosten-Wirksamkeits-Analyse); Diskussion von Planungsbeispielen
- Diskussion von Planungsbeispielen: Analyse des Methodeneinsatzes, Entwickeln alternativer Vorgehensschritte und Auswahl des zweckmässigsten Vorgehens
Lecture notesZusammenfassung wird in elektronischer Form abgegeben;
Lehrbuch: die Grundlagen sind in einem Lehrbuch beschrieben
Anwendungsbeispiele: 8 konkrete Anwendungen von Systems Engineering sind in einem Case-Book beschrieben
Prerequisites / NoticeZielpublikum: Der Kurs richtet sich insbesondere an Personen, welche anspruchsvolle Projekte initiieren, planen und leiten müssen
Lernmethode: Der Stoff wird mittels kurzer Vorträge vermittelt und an kurzen Fallbeispielen/Übungen vertieft. Zudem sollen die Lehrinhalte durch selbständiges Studium der Lehrmittel vertieft bzw. ergänzt werden.
151-0075-10LSUNCAR - iRoadster - Chassis Restricted registration - show details
This course is part of a one-year course. The 14 credit points will be issued at the end of FS2017 with new enrolling for the same Focus-Project in FS2017.

For MAVT BSc and ITET BSc only.

Prerequisites for the focus projects:
a. Basis examination successfully passed
b. Block 1 and 2 successfully passed
0 credits15AK. Wegener
AbstractStudents develop and build a product from A-Z! They work in teams and independently, learn to structure problems, to identify solutions, system analysis and simulations, as well as presentation and documentation techniques. They build the product with access to a machine shop and state of the art engineering tools (Matlab, Simulink, etc).
ObjectiveThe various objectives of the Focus Project are:
- Synthesizing and deepening the theoretical knowledge from the basic courses of the 1. - 4. semester
- Team organization, work in teams, increase of interpersonal skills
- Independence, initiative, independent learning of new topic contents
- Problem structuring, solution identification in indistinct problem definitions, searches of information
- System description and simulation
- Presentation methods, writing of a document
- Ability to make decisions, implementation skills
- Workshop and industrial contacts
- Learning and recess of special knowledge
- Control of most modern engineering tools (Matlab, Simulink, CAD, CAE, PDM)
- Convert and experience technical solutions
151-0075-30LSUNCAR - iRoadster - Antrieb Restricted registration - show details
This course is part of a one-year course. The 14 credit points will be issued at the end of FS2017 with new enrolling for the same Focus-Project in FS2017.

For MAVT BSc and ITET BSc only.

Prerequisites for the focus projects:
a. Basis examination successfully passed
b. Block 1 and 2 successfully passed
0 credits15AK. Wegener
AbstractStudents develop and build a product from A-Z! They work in teams and independently, learn to structure problems, to identify solutions, system analysis and simulations, as well as presentation and documentation techniques. They build the product with access to a machine shop and state of the art engineering tools (Matlab, Simulink, etc).
ObjectiveThe various objectives of the Focus Project are:
- Synthesizing and deepening the theoretical knowledge from the basic courses of the 1. - 4. semester
- Team organization, work in teams, increase of interpersonal skills
- Independence, initiative, independent learning of new topic contents
- Problem structuring, solution identification in indistinct problem definitions, searches of information
- System description and simulation
- Presentation methods, writing of a document
- Ability to make decisions, implementation skills
- Workshop and industrial contacts
- Learning and recess of special knowledge
- Control of most modern engineering tools (Matlab, Simulink, CAD, CAE, PDM)
- Convert and experience technical solutions
151-0075-50LSustainable Materials Concept Restricted registration - show details
Does not take place this semester.
This course is part of a one-year course. The 14 credit points will be issued at the end of FS2017 with new enrolling for the same Focus-Project in FS2017.

For MAVT BSc and ITET BSc only.

Prerequisites for the focus projects:
a. Basis examination successfully passed
b. Block 1 and 2 successfully passed
0 credits15AK. Wegener
AbstractStudents develop and build a product from A-Z! They work in teams and independently, learn to structure problems, to identify solutions, system analysis and simulations, as well as presentation and documentation techniques. They build the product with access to a machine shop and state of the art engineering tools (Matlab, Simulink, etc).
ObjectiveThe various objectives of the Focus Project are:
- Synthesizing and deepening the theoretical knowledge from the basic courses of the 1. - 4. semester
- Team organization, work in teams, increase of interpersonal skills
- Independence, initiative, independent learning of new topic contents
- Problem structuring, solution identification in indistinct problem definitions, searches of information
- System description and simulation
- Presentation methods, writing of a document
- Ability to make decisions, implementation skills
- Workshop and industrial contacts
- Learning and recess of special knowledge
- Control of most modern engineering tools (Matlab, Simulink, CAD, CAE, PDM)
- Convert and experience technical solutions
151-0141-00LLeadership Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 25.

Only students for focus projects or doctoral students.
1 credit2GK. Wegener, A. Halbleib
AbstractIntroduction in the topic of leading work forces. In the framework of szenarios competences and knowledge concerning leadership will be developed interactively with the students. Motivation, goal orientation and success will be discussed. The reliability of leaders is part of the course.
ObjectiveCulture of leading and corporate governance.
ContentIntroduction in the topic of leading work forces.
Prerequisites / NoticeOnly students for focus projects or doctoral students.
151-0303-00LDimensioning I Information 3 credits3GP. Hora, K. Wegener
AbstractIntroduction to dimensioning (strength calculation) for static and dynamic loaded components and machine parts. Critical strength and fracture criteria. Analytical methods for the calculation of stresses and strains. Consideration of stress concentrations by notch effects. Strength proof for different machine elements.
ObjectiveThe lecture uses basic strength theory from Mechanics II to size and design typical machine elements as beam structures, axes and shafts, pressure vessels, weldings and screws. The students learn to define both geometry and material of frequently used machine elements. Strength calculations are performed both for static and fatigue operating conditions.
Content- Theoretical basics of engineering design
- Description of ductil and brittle material behavior
- Design of machine elements at static loading conditions
- Notch effects
- Axes and shafts
- Fatigue design
- Surface pressure
- Rotationally symmetric bodies, pressure vessels and cylindrical interference
- Dimensioning of permanent and separable joints
Lecture notesThe lecture bases on the books specified under "LITERATUR". The books 1) to 5) can be downloaded as pdf's.
Additional documentation and handouts are available as PDFs on our website.
Literature1) K.-H. Decker und K. Kabus, Maschinenelemente, München: Carl Hanser Verlag, 2014.
2) H. Wittel, D. Muhs, D. Jannasch und J. Vossiek, Roloff/Matek Maschinenelemente, Berlin: Springer, 2013.
3) B. Schlecht, Maschinenelemente 1: Festigkeit, Wellen, Verbindungen, Federn, Kupplungen, München: Pearson Studium, 2007.
4) M. Meier und P. Ermanni, Dimensionieren 1, Zürich, 2012.
5) H. Haberhauer, F.Bodenstein: Maschinenelemente,Berlin: Springer 2008
6) H.H.Ott: Maschinenkonstruktion, Band II und III, AMIV, 1983
7)«FKM-Richtlinie: Rechnerischer Festigkeitsnachweis für Maschinenbauteile; 4. Auflage,» VDMA, Frankfurt am Main, 2002.
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.
151-0711-00LEngineering Materials and Production I4 credits4GK. Wegener
AbstractThe lecture covers the structure and the properties of metallic materials. In the focus are the branches: microscopic structure; thermally activated processes; solidification; elastic, plastic deformation, creep. Generally the lecture also refers to manufacturing, to the processing, and application of the concerning materials.
ObjectiveUnderstanding the basics of metallic materials for engineers who are confronted with material decisions in design and production.
ContentThe lecture covers the structure and the properties of metallic materials. In the focus are the branches: microscopic structure as ideal and real structure, alloying, thermally activated processes e.g. diffusion, recovery, recrystallisation, solidification, elastic and plastic deformation and creep. Generally the lecture also refers to manufacturing, to the processing, and application of the concerning materials.
Lecture notesyes
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.