Further development of a mobile rapid construction wall for the spatial separation of employees in the track area from the source of danger of train travel
When working in the vicinity of tracks, serious accidents occur time and again as people enter the danger zone and are hit by trains. Currently, there is no behavior-independent security measure that effectively prevents entry into the hazardous area. The approach of a mobile fixed rapid construction wall has the potential to solve this problem.
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Investigation of aerodynamic loads on track workers caused by passing trains
The investigation is intended to answer the question of whether the safety measures that have been in place to date are sufficient to protect track workers from train movements and, if so, whether this still applies when trains pass the construction sites at higher speeds than in the past. Follow the link to the German version of the project page.
Feedback effect of explosion decoupling systems on pressure-relieved equipment
Explosion decoupling systems that are connected to pressure-relieved vessels via piping can influence the reduced explosion overpressure that occurs in these vessels in the event of an explosion. The resulting pressures can be many times higher than would be expected from a properly designed explosion vent. The aim of the project is to ensure that the occuring effects can already be taken into account during design and dimensioning. Follow the link to the German version of the project page.
Modeling of flame front velocity in combustible dust-air mixtures
The project aims to develop a calculation method for the velocity of flame fronts in pipelines filled with combustible dust-air mixtures connecting plant components. In the future, this should make it possible to determine the minimum distance required for the reliable functioning of explosion decoupling systems in pipelines in potentially explosive plants purely by calculation. Follow the link to the German version of the project page.
Dust explosion sequence in bucket elevators with round conveying and return chutes
Since 2007, we have been working on the topics "Sequence of dust explosions in bucket elevators" and "Constructive explosion protection of bucket elevators" as part of our research projects. Within the scope of the current project, we are determining the effects of the deviating shaft geometry in supplementary investigations and, if necessary, drawing appropriate conclusions for the protective measures to be applied. Follow the link to the German version of the project page.
Modeling of dust distribution in containers during different filling processes
The national and European regulations on the subject of dust explosions contain equations for the design of pressure relief areas for various filling methods. In this project, CFD modeling will be used to investigate whether the equation for designing pressure relief areas for small vessels (vessel volumes smaller than 250 m³) can also be used for vessels with V > 250 m³. Follow the link to the German version of the project page.
Investigation of the breaking load of polyamide screws as a function of the rate of load increase
The aim of this project is to investigate whether widely used polyamide screws are suitable for sealing explosion flaps. Follow the link to the German version of the project page.
Further development of an electromagnetically controlled explosion flap
Based on many years of research, we are developing an explosion flap that is actively electrically controlled. With this flap, the static set pressure is adjustable and exactly reproducible with a relief capability of 100%. Follow the link to the German version of the project page.
Management of the healing process for mental disorders after serious accidents
The goal of this research series is to assure and enhance the quality of the healing process. Among other things, a digital diagnostic algorithm has been developed to support accident case handlers in identifying mental disorders after occupational accidents as early as possible in the form of a risk assessment and in initiating appropriate measures. Follow the link to the German version of the project page.
Further development of the ExProtect software for answering safety-related questions in applied explosion protection
Our ExProtect program is designed to answer safety-related questions in the event of gas and dust explosions. Based on our research results, the program is constantly being developed further. Follow the link to the German version of the project page.
Further development of the dust concentration measuring device SKG
Based on our research results, we continuously develop our dust concentration measuring device and keep it technically up to date. Follow the link to the German version of the project page.
Optimization of acoustic quality of communication-intensive rooms
In this project, we are developing aids to assist in the assessment of acoustic problems, as well as their elimination. Users should be able to grasp room acoustic problems and ideally make an initial assessment. Follow the link to the German version of the project page.
Risk assessment of safety measures for special activities or working procedures in the track area, taking into account significant influencing variables
The aim of the research project is to assign the "optimal", risk-minimizing safety measure to specific activities or work procedures in the track area. Significant influencing factors are identified and evaluated on the basis of a risk assessment. Follow the link to the German version of the project page.