Steinbeis Transfer Center Compliant Systems


  • Conceptual planning and design of adaptive systems
  • Experimental determination of material parameters
  • Analytical and computer-aided modeling of adaptive systems
  • Simulation and optimization of the static and dynamic behavior of adaptive and rigid body systems
  • Production and metrological validation of adaptive systems
  • Replacement of rigid-body mechanisms with adaptive mechanisms in devices and machines
  • Conducting seminars with a focus on the analysis and development of compliant mechanisms

Key Areas

  • Adaptive mechanisms
  • Adaptive actuators – fluid mechanical types, also employing functional materials
  • Adaptive mechanical sensors (absorption of mechanical impacts)
  • Adaptive systems with inherent (functional, with material connection to overall systems) actuators and sensors

Project Examples

  • Elastic, monostable, and bistable (two equilibrium positions: open and closed) mechanical pressure relief valves
  • Adaptive gripper systems for sensitive parts
  • Adaptive mechanisms for precision applications
  • Deformable compliant probes for technical and medical applications
  • Adaptive mechanisms and fluid mechanical actuators with special properties, such as constant force mechanisms
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Max-Planck-Ring 12, D-98693 Ilmenau
Phone: +49 3677 691779
Fax: +49 3677 691823
Management: Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Lena Zentner
(Stand: 05/28/2024)

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