B Interaction between production processes and the product´s functional characteristics
In Project Area B, repair techniques are researched for restoring the functional characteristics of complex capital goods and computational techniques are developed for predicting the functional impact of usage, wear, and of the repair process. Those regeneration technologies are investigated in which there is a strong interaction between the regeneration technologies are investigated in which there is a strong interaction between the regeneration technology and the functional characteristics. Beyond the isolated consideration of individual process strategies, process chains, i.e. chains of regeneration steps, will be studied that principally involve adding material, e.g. by coating, brazing, or welding, and removing excess material from the repair process by re-contouring the shape of components.