of European Universities and Institutions

Teaching exchanges within the ABC – SOCRATES group

The staff of the partner institutions offer to lecture in another partner institution. if not stated otherwise the lectures are given in English. Please contact the offering person in case of interest

List of offered teaching exchanges (TS exchanges) 2004

Ulm University of Applied Science

Klaus Peter Kratzer

The following offers can be configured to suit different schedule frames and/or requirements of practical work. A minimum and a maximum number of hours (60 min.) depending on available lab time for each course is given. The credits will be defined specifically depending on the time requirements.

An Introduction To Neural Networks (4 – 10 hours)

The module presents the concepts and possible applications of different kinds of neural networks. Lab work consists of the use of the neural approach in different simple application scenarios.

An Introduction To Ada 95 (8 – 16 hours)

History of Ada 95 --- Introduction to the language --- Modules And Packages --- Object-Oriented Features --- Generics --- Multiprocessing --- Lab Work

Virtual Reality (4 – 10 hours)

The module presents an introduction to a simple framework of VR (geometry, colors, lighting, simple animation) based on VRML2, possibly with lab work and simple applications.

Database Programming Interfaces (4 – 10 hours)

ODBC-API --- Object-Oriented Libraries based on ODBC --- ADO.NET --- JDBC --- Lab Work

An Introduction To Databases (30 - 40 hours)

This module is a full-fledged introductory course to database systems: Motivation --- 3-Schema-Architecture --- The Relational Data Model --- Data Modelling --- Normalization --- SQL (lab work) --- Transactions --- Database Programming Interfaces (lab work) --- Database Architecture

University of Applied Sciences FHOOW, Emden

Torsten Steffen:

Finite Element Modelling: Theorie and Examples

  • Short Introduction in FEM Theorie
  • Introduction in FEM Programm ABAQUS or MARC/Designer
  • Examples:
    • Stress Analysis
    • Transient Heat Analysis
    • Modal Analysis

Gernot Hoffmann:

Color Science for Computer Applications

  • Physical Colors
  • Color order systems RGB, HLS, HSB(HSV)
  • CIE (1931) color space
  • CIELab color space
  • RGB to CMYK conversion
  • ICC profiles
  • Monitor calibration
  • Printer calibration
Many Web tutorials are available as PDFs

Manfred Vogel:

Rapid Prototyping Methods

  • Introduction
  • Different Rapid Prototyping Methods in use, usability, advantages, application of rapid prototyping parts
  • Generation of .stl-data-files from CAD-Data, triangulation, slicing
  • Structure and function of a rapid prototyping machine
  • Process chains for generating function parts from metal or plastics
  • Vacuum casting of resins
  • Example parts
Axel Borchert:Biological waste water treatment12 hrs (1 ECTS)
Erich Frauendorfer:Modulation of chemical and biotechnological reactions12 hrs (1 ECTS)
Willy Gombler:Instrumental Methods of Environmental Analysis (Field: Soil)12 hrs (1 ECTS)
    The nature and chemical behaviour of the most important pollutants in soil are described and an introduction to the following analytical methods as tools for the analysis of soil, sediments and solid waste is given.
  • Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy, AAS
  • Inductively Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectroscopy, ICP-AES
  • Gas Chromatography, GC
  • High Performance Liquid Chromatography, HPLC
  • GC-Mass Spectrometry, GC-MS
  • Infrared Spectroscopy, IR
  • Applications of these methods to specific pollutants are provided
Reiner Lohmüller:Hydrogen Technology12 hrs (1 ECTS )
  1. Fundamentals of Hydrogen Technology:
    chemical and physical data, material science, Hydrogen production on an industrial scale, hydrogen purification processes; storage; liquifaction and handling,
  2. Hydrogen Energy:
    storage, power, heat, fuel
  3. special topics, projects and experiments:
    hydrogen generation by wind energy or by partial oxidation of waste; photovoltaic and electrolysis
Helga Meyer:Special Food Ingredients12 hrs (1 ECTS)

On the one hand, this lecture deals with reaction products formed during food manufacturing and cooking, the reaction mechanisms and influencing parameters. On the other hand, an overview is given over natural poisonous plant ingredients, contamination of food with traces of PAH or heavy metals etc. and toxicological aspects are discussed. “Functional Food”, its active ingredients and their (possible) effects complete the survey.

Michael Schlaak:Environment Field WASTE12 hrs (1 ECTS)
  • the waste problem: environmental impact, waste and recycling
  • the different kinds of waste: waste from the community, from industry
  • handling of waste: collection systems, transport
  • special recycling technics: for glass, for paper, for biological waste
  • deposition and landfill technologies
  • burning of waste: the different technologies
Michael Schlaak:Environment Field AIR10 - 24 hrs (1- 2 ECTS)
  • introduction: the atmosphere as an sensitive system with many correlations to other systems as water, soil, universe
  • the atmosphere: composition, development and structure, balance of energy, the carbon cycle, chemical reactions in the atmosphere, smog
  • emissions, propagation, immission: natural emissions, additional emissions by men, propagation and immission
  • immission measurements. on-line immission measurements, emission control networks
  • the consequence of emissions on the atmosphere. climate, ozone hole
  • technologies to reduce emissions: exhaust gas cleaning after a waste incinerator, catalytic reduction of emissions of motor cars
  • interaction between men, technic and nature: how will the future be?
Michael Schlaak:Process Control Technology10- 24 hrs (1- 2 ECTS)
  • introduction to process control: the aim, the problem
  • sensors; process measuring devices for temperature, flow, pressure, level and quality (concentrations)
  • actors: valves, motors
  • controlsystems:
    • some fundamentals on feed back control
    • controller
    • (digital) process control systems
    • Fuzzy control
  • feed forward control
Karl- Hayo Siemsen:Enterprise Java Beans and high availability12 hrs (1 ECTS)

Enterprise Java Beans (EJBs) is a three tier architecture: one tier is the frontend, one the backend (database) and one the middleware. This form of architecture is relatively save against external attacks from viruses or worms or Trojan horses or denial of service. The architecture has some cost advantages too not in terms of coding, but on the client side, which can be outsourced with respect to maintenance.

Around this framework we installed a forth tier for high availability with java RMI services in a network. The applications are able to run automatically on different computers. If one computer is shut down or unavailable during runtime, the application will be started on a different computer. The distribution of applications to requesting clients has the high availability property too. So the client will have his application running if some of the computers in the distributed environment fail.

We will try to use this architecture in distributed measurement techniques.

Eike Siefert:Biotechnology12 hrs (1 ECTS)

The University College of Technical Industrial Engineering – San Sebastian

Angel Salaverria:Operational amplifiers. Linear circuits,8hrs
  • 1 – Introduction
  • 2 – Linear circuits
  • 2.1 – Inverting amplifier
  • 2.2 – Noninverting amplifier
  • 2.3 – Inverting summing amplifier
  • 2.4 – Noninverting summing amplifier
  • 2.5 – Differential amplifier
  • 2.6 – Instrumentation amplifier
The course is done with simulation tools and hypermedia capabilities.

Angel Salaverria:Hypermedia formats4hrs
  • 1 – HTML formats
  • 2 – Audio formats. Compression.
  • 3 – Video formats. Compression.
  • 4 – Tools for hypermedia development.
José Miguel Andonegi Martínez:ERP systems: the information system of the enterprise

From the first computing pioneers that developed the first MRP system back in the 60s to the expanded enterprise management, several generations of software have been developed, implemented and abandoned, always pursuing a better management, control, communication and knowledge.

The historical development of the software and the underlying management philosophy can help to understand better the mess of terms and ‘innovations’ we can find nowadays.

But ERP-s are not only software. Implementation projects are the most frightening ghost for companies managers. Critical Factors for Success and success and failure cases will be subject of analysis for a better comprehension of the risks to be faced and the benefits an enterprise can achieve.

  • 1 Historical evolution of enterprise software
  • 1.1 The beginners
  • 1.2 MRP I systems
  • 1.3 MRP II systems
  • 1.4 The global solution: ERP systems
  • 2 Enterprise software nowadays
  • 2.1 The management of technical data: integrating design and manufacturing.
  • 2.2 The expanded enterprise: communication with suppliers and clients.
  • 2.3 The future trends of software.
  • 3 A software implementation project
  • 3.1 Brief description of the phases of an implementation project.
  • 3.2 Critical success factors
  • 3.3 Success and failure cases
Guillermo García: Virtual Instrumentation – LABVIEW
( no programming knowledge required)
  • Introduction to a PC-based Monitor and Control systems
  • Data Acquisition Hardware
  • Software for Monitoring and Control - LABVIEW: Graphical programming
  • Virtual Instrumentation.
  • Applications
  • Communications( RS-232, GPIB, TCP-IP)
Guillermo García: Virtual Instrumentation– Labwindows/CVI
(basic C language programming knowledge required)
  • Introduction to a PC-based Monitor and Control systems
  • Creating, Editing and Running source files
  • Debugging Tools
  • Graphical User Interface
  • Developing Instrument Drivers
  • Acquisition data
  • Communications( RS-232, GPIB, TCP-IP)
  • Special Functions

Central Ostrobothnia Polytechnic, Kokkola, Finland

K. Jansson:Process Simulation20 - 24 hrs (2 ECTS)
 Process Simulation using Hysys simulation software. 
V. Peltoniemi:Suggestopedic english10 hrs (1 ECTS)
S. Borg:Process Measurements10 - 15 hrs (1 ECTS)
 The structure of process measurement systems. Signal transfer in process measurements. Different sensors for the four basic process measurements. 
T. Kuokkanen:The structural identified methods of organic compounds:
IR, NMR- and mass-spectroscopies
12 - 16 hrs (1 ECTS)
M. Hagström:Environmental Legislation and Administration8 hrs (2 ECTS)
M. Hagström:Environmental Management Tools10 hrs (1 ECTS)
M. Hagström:Environmental Monitoring10 hrs (1 ECTS)
Ms. Ulla Lassi:Environmental catalysis 
This course deals with the following three themes:
1) introduction to catalysis,
2) sources and effects of harmful emissions, and
3) catalytic control of emissions.

The last topic forms the main and the most significant part of the course (current approaches, process improvements, new catalytic processes, new opportunities by catalytic technologies and the use of catalysts in primary and secondary pollution prevention).

The lectures will cover the following areas:
Introduction to environmental catalysis, Sources of harmful emissions; Control of air emissions from stationary and mobile sources, Catalytic control of emissions (primary and secondary techniques), Abatement of NOx, SOx, VOCs, and CO2 emissions, Odour control, Reduction of greenhouse effect, ozone depletion, and acid rains, Green chemistry approach and catalysis, Eco-efficient processes and process design, Catalysis in water and waste water treatment, and Soil treatments by catalysis.

Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland

Wojtek Adamski: Environmental Technology

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