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The Institute for Machine Elements and Systems Engineering researches the basic structural and tribological behavior of machine elements and maps this in experimentally validated model descriptions. These model descriptions are used to analyze and design the functional, loss and noise behavior of overall technical systems with a focus on drive technology. The developed models also serve the research and development of methods of Model Based Systems Engineering as a central element of future industrial product development processes.

To utilize the potential of MBSE approach, the major challenge is to standardize the representation of models/data and connect data across varied disciplines models throughout design workflows of a system. To achieve this goal, the database structure needs to be considered. Therefore, the objective of the student work is to develop an object-oriented database schema which formalizes the definition and properties of the system data. In addition, a database synchronization algorithm need to be adapted to domain-specific models, which enables to share system information and analysis results between the different development partners. Subsequently, the change detection and data conflict analysis should be considered for improving the efficiency and performance of the system redesign process.


  • Literature research on database structure
  • Establishment of object-oriented database schema to standardize the representation of data across domain-specific models
  • Development of a plugin to support the data synchronization mechanism with the Systems Model Language (SysML)
  • Evaluation of the database schema through the whole product redesign process


  • Independent and reliable work
  • Interest in system development and automation
  • Interest and open mind to learn new things
  • Previous knowledge of system engineering and programming is necessary

We offer:

  • Intensive supervision
  • Immediate start or by appointment
  • Very good working environment in our new office
  • Promising topic and experience for a future career

We look forward to your application by email:

Yizhe Zhang, M. Sc. RWTH
Institute for Machine Elements and Systems Engineering

Schinkelstraße 10, 52062 Aachen


Um sich für diesen Job zu bewerben, sende deine Unterlagen per E-Mail an yizhe.zhang@imse.rwth-aachen.de