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Bionics in Automotive Engineering

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Bionics in Automotive Engineering
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Automotive Engineering, Master, ASPO 01.04.2021
Module code: FTM-BIO
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for ▄bung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
2V (2 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 1
Mandatory course: no
Language of instruction:
Written exam, term paper

[updated 25.05.2021]
Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

FTM-BIO (P242-0101) Automotive Engineering, Master, ASPO 01.04.2021 , semester 1, optional course
FTM-BIO (P242-0101) Automotive Engineering, Master, ASPO 01.04.2023 , semester 1, optional course
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
30 class hours (= 22.5 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 90 hours (equivalent to 3 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 67.5 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hans-Joachim Weber
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hans-Joachim Weber

[updated 20.04.2021]
Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module, students will have an overview of what bionics can do. They will be able to identify analogies between nature and technology and learn ways to implement and apply them in simple cases. Students will be familiar with the possibilities of bionic design optimization and will be able to apply them to simple cases.

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Module content:
Insight into bionics, history of bionics
Construction bionics: Materials, composites, bonding, targeted adhesion and release, locomotion (walking, robotics, in water and air), nanobionics, process bionics, information bionics.
Organizational bionics, evolutionary bionics
Design optimization
The search for bionic solutions

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Recommended or required reading:
W. Nachtigall - Das große Buch der Bionik;
Mattheck - Die Körpersprache der Bauteile;
J. Zrzavř, D. Storch S., Mihulka - Evolution

[updated 25.05.2021]
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