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Report on the trip of employees of the Department of Automobiles ATF BNTU to the Technical University of Dresden (Germany)

In the period from 11.05 to 18.05.2017 the employees of the department " Automobiles": Associate Professor S.A. Sidorov, senior lecturer N.R. Mikhaltsevich, headed by the head of the department, Yu.D. Karpievich visited the Technical University of Dresden (TUD). The trip was envisaged by the program of cooperation between BNTU and TUD - Erasmus+. In autumn 2016, a delegation of teachers from the TUD was in BNTU, in 2017 a planned return trip to Dresden, employees of the Department of Automobiles, was realized.

The Technical University of Dresden is one of the largest higher educational institutions in Dresden and Saxony. In terms of the number of students, the Dresden Technical University ranks first among the technical universities in Germany.

It has about 37,000 students and more than 8,000 employees. The University was founded in 1828.

At the Dresden technical University training is conducted in following faculties:

  • Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences,
  • Faculty of Philosophy,
  • Faculty of Philology, Literature and Culture,
  • Faculty of Pedagogical Sciences,
  • Faculty of Law,
  • Faculty of Economics,
  • Faculty of Informatics,
  • Faculty of Electrical and Information Technology,
  • Machine-building faculty,
  • Civil Engineering Faculty,
  • Architecture faculty,
  • Transport faculty named after Friedrich List,
  • Faculty of Forestry, Land and Water Management (Forestry in Tarandt),
  • Faculty of Medicine named after Karl Gustav Carus.

Employees of BNTU visited the Faculty of Transport named after Friedrich List. Training and research at this faculty are conducted in 3 main directions (areas):

  • - Automotive mechatronics, headed by Professor Bernard Baker,
  • - Internal combustion engines, under the supervision of Professor Hans Zellbeck,
  • - Chassis and vehicle systems, Professor Gunter Prokop.

The laboratories of the university and the department are equipped with a large number of test equipment that are used for the learning process and for research purposes.

Laboratory for studying the electrical equipment of cars
Laboratory for studying the electrical equipment of cars

Much attention in the training process is paid to modern control systems, the department has a laboratory in which students study modern data buses CAN, FLEX.

Stand for the study of CAN-buses
Stand for the study of CAN-buses

Much attention is paid to the development of control systems for electric vehicles, the properties and capabilities of the arrangement of batteries in cars. The University has in its park a large number of electric vehicles and a station for their charging. Also, the University has developed and operates a hybrid electric bus for the city.

BMW I3 and Smart-Electric on the territory of the charging station in front of the faculty building
BMW I3 and Smart-Electric on the territory of the charging station in front of the faculty building

Employees of the University take an active part in the development of electric vehicles of the leading German manufacturers BMW, Volkswagen, Mercedes.

The new building of the faculty is equipped with stands for studying and modeling the processes that occur when the car moves. Particular attention is paid to the study of the work of car suspensions, as well as research on the durability of individual suspension elements.

Stand for testing of car suspensions
Stand for testing of car suspensions

Stand for the determination of the characteristics of automobile tires
Stand for the determination of the characteristics of automobile tires

Stand for modeling the work of shock absorbers
Stand for modeling the work of shock absorbers

During the visit to the University of Dresden, the staff of the Department "Automobiles" conducted lecture classes for university students. Professor Yu.D. Karpievich spoke about the automotive industry of the Republic of Belarus, manufactured equipment and scientific developments, associate professor SA Sidorov made a report on BNTU and scientific research conducted at the university, senior lecturer N.R. Mikhaltsevich gave a lecture on the simulation of vehicle braking with the help of modern computer programs and semi-natural stands (HILLS stands).

Professor Yu. D. Karpievich discusses the design of an aircraft engine with a university employee
Professor Yu. D. Karpievich discusses the design of an aircraft engine with a university employee

Speech by Associate Professor S.A. Sidorov
Speech by Associate Professor S.A. Sidorov

The lecture is conducted by the senior teacher N. R. Mikhaltsevich
The lecture is conducted by the senior teacher N. R. Mikhaltsevich

During the visit to the university, the staff of the Automobiles department held negotiations on further deeper cooperation between BNTU and TUD, both within the framework of the Erasmus + project (with the head of FMS Dagmar Krause), and within the framework of other programs, with professors Department of Automobiles - Bernard Baker and Professor Hans Zellbeck. Preliminary arrangements were made for the exchange of students of the departments " Automobiles" of both universities in the framework of the Erasmus + project in the 2017/2018 school year.