Student at machine (c) Stefan Bausewein

Research projects - Archive

In the following, you will find a list of completed THWS projects which have received third-party funding, organised by the research focuses Energy technology, People and Mobility and Digital and intelligent systems: 

Energy technology and energy efficiency

TransHK – Improving the transport capacity of critically-loaded high-voltage components.

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Future-proof electrical grids - increasing and safeguarding the transport capacity of AC and DC high-voltage grids by means of coupled thermal-electrical analyses of critical components.

Project Management: Prof. Dr. Ing. Andreas Küchler

Duration: 2014 to 2019

OptiSlide – Development of a sliding bush with damper function for the application in motor spindles with the goal to increase productivity

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The goal of our project is to develop passive profile dampers that are integrated into bearing adjustment systems. Here, a special aspect when choosing a profile damper is to maintain the stiffness of the overall system.

Project Management: Prof. Dr. Gordana Michos

Duration: 2014 to 2019

eDIan – Energy, cost, and time efficient insulation of industrial plants through the combination of geometric and thermographic information in a user-friendly process.

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The energy and CO2 savings potentials of industrial plants are enormous. For digital surveying, the industrial plants are measured and analysed by means of laser scanning and thermography.

Project Management: Prof. Dr. Ing Stefan Knoblach

Duration: 2016 to 2019 

OptiTBCs – Heat insulation layers with optimised adhesive properties for energy efficient power plant turbines.

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Development of methods that enable to determine the planar layer adhesion. The relationship between adhesion and temperature/change of reflection degree in manufactured layers is investigated through in-stationary research methods.

Project Management: Prof. Dr. Jürgen Hartmann

Duration: 2016 to 2019

Development of smart structures with adapted damping properties according to its biological counterpart

Schematic depiction of a mouth opening, the larynx, the trachea, and the logo of the Bavarian State Ministry for Science and the Arts (StMWK).

The project aims to transform successful biological mechanisms into concepts for the development of adjusted damping properties in technical systems. This is achieved in co-operation with the Charité at the example of the vocal tract. The application of numerical methods at an early stage of the design process leads to the desired optimisation regarding light-weight construction, noise reduction and efficiency in construction and operation.

Project Management: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefanie Retka

Duration: 2019 to 2021


Product visualisation in the course of an experiment

Optimisation of industrial processes through improved metrology of thermal material properties

Project Management: Prof. Dr. Jürgen Hartmann

Duration: 2018 to 2021 

Link to the HI-TRACE project


Development of a technological device to take 360° thermographic panoramic images and high-resolution, geometrically rectified thermographic images with full radiometric information.

Project Management/Contact: Prof. Dr. Stefan Knoblach  Dr. Sebastian Fiedler

Duration: 2019 to 2021

People and Mobility

MV-3D4KMU – Mobile 3D measurings for small- and medium-sized enterprises

above: Logo indicating the funding by the European Union and the Free State of Bavaria; Logo of the project MV-3D4KMU with four networking symbols. Lower left corner: Logo of the vhb – virtuelle hochschule bayern; Lower right corner: Logo of the Bavarian State Ministry for Science and the Arts

Mobile 3D measuring for small- and medium-sized companies. In the course of the project, the technology of mobile 3D measuring is elaborated in its parts and all participants receive teaching materials. This shall promote the technology transfer of applied knowledge between THWS and businesses, but also the improvement of education regarding this topic.

Project Management: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ansgar Brunn

Duration: 2018 to 2020

Musical therapy in geriatric nursing – Research excellence, interdisciplinarity, internationality and applications for formal and informal nursing care.

Project team “Kleine Fächer” (less popular university subjects) and logos of the HRK and the BMBF

In this project, the scientific excellence of musical therapy, especially with international doctorates by THWS employees and interdisciplinary, international research projects, is introduced and discussed. Developments in musical therapy for elderly care with focus on dementia and relatives are presented and taught as an innovative way of coping with the current demographic change (HRK 2019-440-096, BMBF). The project is coordinated by the SRH University Heidelberg and others (see LINK below).

Project Management: Prof. Dr. Thomas Wosch 

Duration: 2019 to 2020

Link to the current reserach of the master’s programme in Musical Therapy

UNSAID – Unexpressed needs relevant for treatment, burdens and fears of cancer patients in oncological rehab.

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Unexpressed needs relevant for treatment, burdens and fears of cancer patients in oncological rehab.

Project Management: Prof. Dr. Silke Neuderth

Duration: 2017 to 2019           

Digital and intelligent systems

TetraH-M – Technology transfer between higher education institutions and medium-sized companies in Mainfranken

Logo of the European Union and of the Bavarian Free State

In the context of the EFRE project – technology transfer between higher education institutions and the medium-sized enterprises in Mainfranken – new technologies, products, and methods in the area of digitisation are transferred directly and close to practice by the participating IDIS institute, which strengthens their power to innovate.

Project Management: Prof. Dr. Jürgen Hartmann

Duration: 2016 to 2018   

Download a PDF with further information on TetraH-M 

EEBDA - Evidence-Based Decisions in the Big Data Environment

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The EEBDA project aims to teach students basic IT competences in the area of digital data analysis and introduce them to approaches on how to analyse and question the effect of the technologies employed.

Project Management: Prof. Dr. Kurt Schwindl

Duration: 2017 to 2020

INNO-MESS KMU - Digital knowledge transfer of innovative measuring and production technology for small- and medium-sized companies

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The project serves both, sustainable networking in the fields of innovative measuring technology, as well as the creation of an advanced training programme to improve the position in the labour market for all those who are participating.

Project Management: Prof. Dr. Stephan Sommer

Duration: 2017 to 2020

Link to YouTube - Manual for measuring with the Optosurf Sensor




Device "alphaJET by Koenig und Bauer - digital printing

Goal of the partial project in which THWS is involved is the development, implementation and validation of a model to describe the droplet formation in CIJ printers (Continuous Ink Jet).

Project Management/Contact: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Helge Möbus

Duration: 2018 to 2021

For reasons of data and patent protection, we cannot provide a list of contract research conducted for businesses.