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Mechanical Engineering Bachelor Information
4. Semester
Electives
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
151-0700-00LManufacturingW4 credits2V + 2UK. Wegener
AbstractFundamental terms of productions engineering, plastic deformation, machining, Lasermachining, Mechatronic in the productions machine construction, Quality assurance, Process chain planning.
Objective- Knowledge of principal terms of manufacturing engineering
- Basic knowledge of some processes, their mode of operation and
design (forming, separative processes, Laser technics)
- Knowledge of product defining properties and limitations of applications
- In competition of processes make the right decisions
- Procedure for process chain planning
- Basic knowledge for quality assurance
ContentExplanation of basic principles of manufacturing technics and insight into the functionality of a manufacturing shop. Plastic deformation- and separative- manufacturing processes, as well as laser machining (welding and cutting), and their layouts, product defining properties and limitations of applications such as the associated workshop facilities, will be introduced in different details. Further basic principles of the industrial measurement technique and mechatronics concepts in machine tool construction will be discussed.
Lecture notesyes, CHF 20.-
LiteratureHerbert Fritz, Günter Schulze (Hrsg.) Fertigungstechnik. 6. Aufl. Springer Verlag 2003
Prerequisites / NoticeAn excursion to one or two manufacturing engineering plant is planned.
151-0304-00LEngineering Design II Information W4 credits4GK. Wegener
AbstractDimensioning (strength calculation) of machine parts,
shaft - hub - connections, welded and brazed joints, springs, screws, roller and slide bearings, transmissions, gears, clutch and brake as well as their practical applications.
ObjectiveThe students extend in that course their knowledge on the correct application of machine parts and machine elements including dimensioning. Focus is laid on the acquisition of competency to solve technical problems and judge technical solutions and to correctly apply their knowledge according to operation conditions, functionality and strength calculations.
ContentMachine parts as shaft - hub - connections, welded and brazed joints, springs, screws, roller and slide bearings, transmissions, gears, clutch and brake are discussed. The course covers for all the machine elements their functionality, their application and limits of applicability and the dimensioning is as well as their practical applications. Exercises show the solution of practical problems. Partly practical problems are solved by the students for their own.
Lecture notesScript exists. Price: SFr. 40.-
Prerequisites / NoticePrerequisites:
Basics in design and product development
Dimensioning 1

Credit-conditions / examination:
Partly practical problems are solved by the students for their own. The examination will be in the following examination session. Credits are given after passing the examination.
151-0590-00LControl Systems II Information W4 credits2V + 2UG. Ducard
AbstractAnalysis and synthesis of linear MIMO control systems, in continuous and discrete time. State feedback, observers, and observer-based compensators. Measures of control performance. Robustness issues. Introduction to nonlinear systems. Applications and exercises on MATLAB/Simulink.
ObjectiveBeing able to analyze and synthesize linear MIMO control systems in continuous and discrete time including the design of observers and observer-based compensators.
ContentAnalysis and synthesis of linear MIMO control systems, in continuous and discrete time. State feedback, observers, and observer-based compensators. Measures of control performance. Robustness issues. Introduction to nonlinear systems. Applications and exercises on MATLAB/Simulink.
Lecture notesLecture slides.
Literature- Franklin, Gene, J. David Powell, and Abbas Emami-Naeini. Feedback Control of Dynamic Systems. 6th ed. Prentice Hall, 2009. ISBN: 9780136019695.
- Astrom, Karl, and Richard Murray. Feedback Systems: An Introduction for Scientists and Engineers. Princeton University Press, 2008. ISBN: 9780691135762.
- Lino Guzzella: Analysis and Synthesis of Single-Input Single-Output Control Systems, v/d/f, 3rd Edition 2011; Geering: Regelungstechnik, 6. Aufl. Springer-Verlag, 2003 (empfohlen)
Prerequisites / NoticeKnowledge of the classical control theory (e.g. from the "151-0591-00 - Control Systems I" course).
151-0431-00LComputational Methods for Engineering Applications Information W4 credits2V + 1UJ. H. Walther
AbstractFundamental Computational Methods for data analysis, modeling and simulation
relevant to Engineering applications. The course emphasizes the implementation
of these methods using object oriented programming in C++ with application
examples drawn from Engineering applications
ObjectiveThe course aims to introduce Engineering students to fundamentals of
Interpolation, Solution of non-linear equations, Filtering and Numerical
Integration. The course aims to integrate numerical methods with enhancing the
students programming skills in object oriented languages. The course serves as
foundation for Computational Methods in Engineering Applications II (Fall
Semester), that is concerned with Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations.
Lecture notesLecture Notes will be distributed in class
Literature1. Introduction to Applied Mathematics, G. Strang
2. Analysis of Numerical Methods, Isaacson and Keller
Prerequisites / Notice- Informatik
- 151-0112-10L Engineering Tool III: Object oriented programming with C++
151-0942-00LIntroduction to Chemical EngineeringW4 credits3GM. Mazzotti
AbstractThe class aims at bridging chemistry and engineering by presenting some fundamental aspects of chemical engineering. In particular, topics from the broad areas of chemical engineering thermodynamics, separation process technology, and chemical reaction engineering are covered. Though at an introductory level, the different topics are presented rigorously and quantitatively.
ObjectiveThe students will be able to understand the interplay between natural sciences (chemistry and physics) and the engineering aspects of chemical processes. They will also understand how they can describe the relevant phenomena and mechanisms using proper mathematical models, and thus gaining insight on them.
ContentList of specific topics addressed:
- multicomponent multiphase equilibria (chemical potential),
- binary liquid-vapor equilibria,
- solubility of solids in solution,
- equilibrium of chemical reactions,
- flash evaporation,
- solid formation from solution (nucleation and growth of crystals),
- fundamentals of kinetic gas theory (Maxwell's velocity distribution),
- ideal reactors (CSTR, batch, PFR),
- heat transfer effects in ideal reactors
Lecture notesThe students will be provided with lecture notes prepared for the class; a few additional and optional references will also be recommended.
151-0966-00LIntroduction to Quantum Mechanics for EngineersW4 credits2V + 2UD. J. Norris
AbstractThis course provides fundamental knowledge in the principles of quantum mechanics and connects it to applications in engineering.
ObjectiveTo work effectively in many areas of modern engineering, such as renewable energy and nanotechnology, students must possess a basic understanding of quantum mechanics. The aim of this course is to provide this knowledge while making connections to applications of relevancy to engineers. After completing this course, students will understand the basic postulates of quantum mechanics and be able to apply mathematical methods for solving various problems including atoms, molecules, and solids. Additional examples from engineering disciplines will also be integrated.
ContentFundamentals of Quantum Mechanics
- Historical Perspective
- Schrödinger Equation
- Postulates of Quantum Mechanics
- Operators
- Harmonic Oscillator
- Hydrogen atom
- Multielectron Atoms
- Crystalline Systems
- Spectroscopy
- Approximation Methods
- Applications in Engineering
Lecture notesClass Notes and Handouts
LiteratureText: David J. Griffiths, Introduction to Quantum Mechanics, 2nd Edition, Pearson International Edition.
Prerequisites / NoticeAnalysis III, Mechanics III, Physics I, Linear Algebra II
626-0012-00LBioengineering
For the Focus Biomedical Engineering this course is strongly recommended to be chosen among the Electives.
W4 credits3GS. Panke, J. G. Snedeker
AbstractAn introduction to biology for engineers: basic biochemistry, cell metabolism (principles of energy and mass transfer in cellular systems), cell biology (structure and composition of cells, transport processes across cell membranes, growth and reproduction of cells), cellular and molecular biophysics, quantitative tools used in bio- and biomedical engineering
ObjectiveStudents that already posses an engineering background will be exposed to a broad introduction of fundamental concepts in the fields of biology and chemistry. Focus will be given to aspects relevant to research and development projects in the fields of biotechnology, bioprocess engineering, or biomedical devices. The course will highlight technically exploitable elements in biology and chemistry, to provide the basic understanding and a necessary vocabulary for interdisciplinary communication with biologists / biotechnologists.
ContentBasic biochemistry, cell metabolism (principles of energy and mass transfer in the cell, biocatalysis and enzymes, cellular respiration, protein synthesis, regulation), cellular biology (structure and composition of cells, transport processes across cell membranes, growth and reproduction of cells) , introduction to biotechnology tools and applications of molecular and cellular engineering.
Lecture notesLecture slides and supporting material made available for download on ILIAS.
LiteratureNA Campbell, JB Reece : Biology, Oxford University Press; B. Alberts et al : Molecular Biology of the Cell , Garland Science; J. Koolman , Roehm KH : Color Atlas of Biochemistry, Thieme-Verlag.; CR Jacobs, H Huang, RY Kwon: Introduction to Cell Mechanics and Mechanobiology, Garland Science;
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