Module Handbook

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Notes on the module handbook of the department Mechanical and Process Engineering

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Module MV-MEGT-M224-M-4

Tribology of dynamic seals (M, 3.0 LP)

Module Identification

Module Number Module Name CP (Effort)
MV-MEGT-M224-M-4 Tribology of dynamic seals 3.0 CP (90 h)


CP, Effort 3.0 CP = 90 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in WiSe
Level [4] Bachelor (Specialization)
Language [DE] German
Module Manager
Area of study [MV-MEGT] Machine Elements, Gears, and Transmissions
Reference course of study [MV-88.808-SG] M.Sc. Computational Engineering
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active


Type/SWS Course Number Title Choice in
Presence-Time /
SL SL is
required for exa.
PL CP Sem.
2V MV-MEGT-86204-K-4
Tribology of dynamic seals
P 28 h 62 h - - PL1 3.0 WiSe
  • About [MV-MEGT-86204-K-4]: Title: "Tribology of dynamic seals"; Presence-Time: 28 h; Self-Study: 62 h

Examination achievement PL1

  • Form of examination: oral examination (30 Min.)
  • Examination Frequency: each semester
  • Examination number: 10223 ("Tribology of dynamic seals")

Evaluation of grades

The grade of the module examination is also the module grade.


  • Basics of tribology in dynamic seals
  • Sealing mechanisms of various dynamic seals
  • Influence of tribological effects on operational behavior and seal life
  • Analytical, simulative and empirical investigation and description of operational behavior
  • Presentation of sealing test benches at the institute during a guided lab tour
  • Building and using a simple FE model for radial shaft seals together with the students in Abaqus

Competencies / intended learning achievements

1. Lecture

The students are able to

  • choose appropriate dynamic seals based on the application
  • consider the relevant effects while doing so
  • empirically, analytically and simulatively analyse those effects according to the state of the art
  • analyse damage on dynamic seals and identify possible mechanisms of failure

2. Excercise

The students are able to

  • set up parametric axially symmetric simulation model for rss using Abaqus and Python scripting
  • evaluate the simulation results
  • derive important parameters regarding the operational behaviour of the seal
  • add functionality to the developed model on their own


Requirements for attendance of the module (informal)


Requirements for attendance of the module (formal)


References to Module / Module Number [MV-MEGT-M224-M-4]

Module-Pool Name
[MV-ALLG-2022-MPOOL-6] Wahlpflichtmodule Master allgemein 2022
[MV-ALL-MPOOL-6] Wahlpflichtmodule allgemein
[MV-CE-2022-MPOOL-6] Wahlpflichtmodule M.Sc. Computational Engineering 2022
[MV-CE-MPOOL-6] Wahlpflichtmodule Computational Engineering