Current projects

Resource-efficient coating with......

Resource-efficient coating with the aid of innovative rotary atomisers

Small and medium-sized companies in particular still use compressed-air atomisers for spray painting, although this method no longer meets the current economic and environmental requirements. Electrostatic spray painting with high-speed rotary bell atomisation is available as an alternative, innovative method, saving up to 50% of the paint material for the same coating quality and layer thickness. The reasons why SMEs currently make such little use of high-speed rotary bell atomisers are their high level of complexity and their limited flexibility, among other things. The project therefore aims to use experimental and numerical methods to develop rotary bell atomisers which are “better” behaved in practice.

 

Scientific Director Prof. Dr.-Ing. Joachim Domnick

Project duration

1 April 2016 - 30 September 2018

Collaboration/project partner

Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation

Faculties involved

Natural Sciences

Academic staff

Dipl.-Ing. Bo Shen

DISTELL - Digitisation strategy........

DISTELL - Digitisation strategy for effective teaching and learning

Digitisation as a meta-process (Krotz 2007:37ff) also affects the teaching and learning environment (Handke 2015:19ff) at Esslingen University of Applied Sciences. Individual lecturers use digital media in their teaching, but the faculties of engineering, natural sciences, social sciences and business/management, and the university as a whole as an organisation, are facing the challenge of comprehensive digitisation (e. g. technical infrastructure, use of digital media in all faculties and by all, not just individual lecturers). Linked with the digitisation process is the discussion about education and training and the form they take at universities of applied sciences. 

Scientific Director

  Prof. Dr. Verena Ketter

Project duration

 

1 October 2016 - 30 September 2018

Academic staff

  M.A. Josephina Schmidt
M.A. Athanasios Tsirikiotis

Faculties involved

   

Faculty of Natural Sciences
Faculty of Management
Faculty of Automotive Engineering
Faculty of Building Services, Energy and Environment
Graduate School
Faculty of Basic Sciences
Faculty of Information Technology
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Faculty of Mechatronics and Electrical Engineering
Faculty of Social Work, Health Care and Nursing Sciences
Faculty of Engineering Management

 

Public funding

 

Ministry for Science, Research and the Arts Baden-Württemberg

Brief description

   Distell_kurz.pdf-Datei

Prediction of the surface properties of.......

Prediction of the surface properties of atomising methods of application by modelling the film formation during droplet impact

We still do not understand many effects which take place during the formation of the paint film and the subsequent dispersion of the paint film as they occur with atomising paint application methods, the most important painting technique used in industry. This leads to a loss of film quality and a reduction in the efficiency of the paint application. To improve this situation in the long term, there has to be a more detailed investigation of the relevant process of the individual paint droplets impacting and their subsequent dispersion. Given the positive experiences in the ongoing AIF project 19097 N, which is looking at the nebulisation of paint droplets, modern numerical simulations based on fluid dynamics are to be combined with appropriate experimental methods.

 

Research focus  Inteligent and efficient production

Faculties involved

Natural Sciences

Public funding

AiF

Collaboration/project partner

Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation

Project duration

01 May 2018 - 31 October 2020

Scientific Director

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Joachim Domnick

Academic staff

Dipl.-Ing. Bo Shen

Precise Air Coating

The goal of this project is to further develop methodological approaches to reprocessing and conditioning the spray air for spray painting. This involves components to filter the air, deionise it and control its temperature. The holistic improvement of the quality of the compressed air in conjunction with the deionisation can improve the paint quality significantly, reduce the number of rejects and increase the application efficiency. The overall result is a significant reduction in the polluting effects due to the reduction in paint consumption and all associated auxiliary substances such as solvents, for example.

Research focus

 Inteligent and efficient production

Faculties involved

Natural Sciences

Public funding

German Federal Environmental Foundation

Collaboration/project partner

Fa. ensutec products, Altheim
Fa. Lothar Bix GmbH, Meßkirch

Scientific Director

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Joachim Domnick

Project duration

19 December 2016- 18 December 2018

EntdefFett Setting up a....

EntdefFett Setting up a model of inflammatory fatty tissue with defined cell culture media for health research

The objective of this project is to set up a novel human test system for inflammatory fatty tissue. Defined cell culture media which are free from animal-based supplements are to be developed with the aid of in-process analyses. An inflammatory fatty tissue model can make a crucial contribution to the research and treatment of common lifestyle diseases such as obesity and diabetes. To this end, the universities of applied sciences in Reutlingen and Esslingen together with PELOBiotech GmbH are strengthening their application-oriented collaboration. To achieve an up-scaling and the necessary standardisation of production to be able to launch the tissue model more quickly, e.g. for the pharmaceutical industry, the manually constructed fatty tissue model is compared with one produced by additive manufacture.

 

Research focus Bio-Science

Faculties involved

Natural Sciences

Public funding

European Regional Development Fund

Ministry for Science, Research and the Arts Baden-Württemberg

Collaboration/project partner

Reutlingen University, Antragsstellerin und Zuwendungsempfängerin: Prof. Dr. Petra Kluger
PELOBiotech GmbH, Planegg

Project duration

01 May 2018 - 30 April 2020

Scientific Directors

Prof. Dr. Petra Kluger
Prof. Dr. Bettina Weiß

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