Mirko Meboldt: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2019

Award: The Golden Owl
Name Prof. Dr. Mirko Meboldt
FieldProduct Development and Engineering Design
Address
Chair of Product Dev.& Eng. Design
ETH Zürich, LEE O 210
Leonhardstrasse 21
8092 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Telephone+41 44 632 72 38
E-mailmeboldtm@ethz.ch
DepartmentMechanical and Process Engineering
RelationshipFull Professor

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
151-0079-11LEnhanced Exoskeleton for Paraplegics
Prerequisite: Enrollment for 151-0079-10L Enhanced Exoskeleton for Paraplegics in HS18.
14 credits15AR. Gassert, M. Meboldt
AbstractStudents develop and build a product from A-Z! They work in teams and independently, learn to structure problems, to identify solutions, system analysis and simulations, as well as presentation and documentation techniques. They build the product with access to a machine shop and state of the art engineering tools (Matlab, Simulink, etc).
ObjectiveThe various objectives of the Focus Project are:
- Synthesizing and deepening the theoretical knowledge from the basic courses of the 1. - 4. semester
- Team organization, work in teams, increase of interpersonal skills
- Independence, initiative, independent learning of new topic contents
- Problem structuring, solution identification in indistinct problem definitions, searches of information
- System description and simulation
- Presentation methods, writing of a document
- Ability to make decisions, implementation skills
- Workshop and industrial contacts
- Learning and recess of special knowledge
- Control of most modern engineering tools (Matlab, Simulink, CAD, CAE, PDM)
ContentSeveral teams of 4-8 students of the ETH as well as students from other universities realize a product during two semesters. On the basis of a vision and provocative problem definition, all processes of product development are beat down close-to-reality: conception, design, engineering, simulation, draft and production. The teams are coached by experienced staff who gives them the possibility of a unique learning experience.
Innovative ideas of the research labs of the ETH, of industrial partners or students are selected and realized by the teams.
151-0079-21LCardiovascular Simulator
Prerequisite: Enrollment for 151-0079-20L Cardiovascular Simulator in HS18.
14 credits15AM. Meboldt
AbstractStudents develop and build a product from A-Z! They work in teams and independently, learn to structure problems, to identify solutions, system analysis and simulations, as well as presentation and documentation techniques. They build the product with access to a machine shop and state of the art engineering tools (Matlab, Simulink, etc).
ObjectiveThe various objectives of the Focus Project are:
- Synthesizing and deepening the theoretical knowledge from the basic courses of the 1. - 4. semester
- Team organization, work in teams, increase of interpersonal skills
- Independence, initiative, independent learning of new topic contents
- Problem structuring, solution identification in indistinct problem definitions, searches of information
- System description and simulation
- Presentation methods, writing of a document
- Ability to make decisions, implementation skills
- Workshop and industrial contacts
- Learning and recess of special knowledge
- Control of most modern engineering tools (Matlab, Simulink, CAD, CAE, PDM)
151-0300-00LInnovation Project2 credits2UM. Meboldt
AbstractThe students are going through a product development process starting with the first idea to the functional product. The participants will learn to work on a complex development task in a team (5-6 pers.), to structure a given problem, to generate and evaluate ideas as well as the design and realization of the product with subsequent verification.
ObjectiveThe students learn and experience the principles of product development. In addition to acquiring development methodical responsibilities, the main focus is on working together as a team. The participants are taught how to structure a complex development objective and how to achieve this objective in team work. In the end, the students will master the basics of development processes and development methodical tools.
Prerequisites / NoticeSuccessfull completion of the project is mandatory for lecture certificate.
151-0302-00LInnovation Process2 credits1V + 1UM. Meboldt, Q. Lohmeyer
AbstractThe lecture considers the basic steps of the innovation process from the idea to the product with a special focus on the corresponding elements of the design and development methodology. The methods and tools are practical applied in the accompanied Innovation Project.
ObjectiveThe students know the basic steps of the innovation process as well as the methods supporting the design and development within. In addition to this the students enable the competence to choose, adapt and apply suitable methods depending on the current situation.
ContentBasic Development Methodology
- Creativity Techniques
- Evaluation and Selection Methods
- Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA)
- Questioning Techniques and Test Strategies

Basic Design Methodology
- Basic Rules of Embodiment Design
- Principles of Embodiment Design
- Design for Production
- Prototyping and System Optimization
Lecture notesHandouts of the lecture slides are distributed on the website.
Literature1) Cross, N. (2008) Engineering Design Methods. Chichester, Wiley.
2) Pahl, G.; Beitz, W.; Feldhusen, J.; Grote, K.-H. (2007) Engineering Design. London, Springer.
Prerequisites / NoticeFor Bachelor studies in Mechanical and Process Engineering the lecture "Maschinenelemente" (HS) is examined together with "Innovationsprozess" (FS).
327-2224-00LMaP Distinguished Lecture Series on Additive Manufacturing
This course is primarily designed for MSc and doctoral students. Guests are welcome.
1 credit2SL. Schefer, M. Meboldt, A. R. Studart
AbstractThis course is an interdisciplinary colloquium on Additive Manufacturing (AM) involving different internationally renowned speakers from academia and industry giving lectures about their cutting-edge research, which highlights the state-of-the-art and frontiers in the AM field.
ObjectiveParticipants become acquainted with the state-of-the-art and frontiers in Additive Manufacturing, which is a topic of global and future relevance from the field of materials and process engineering. The self-study of relevant literature and active participation in discussions following presentations by internationally renowned speaker stimulate critical thinking and allow participants to deliberately discuss challenges and opportunities with leading academics and industrial experts and to exchange ideas within an interdisciplinary community.
ContentThis course is a colloquium involving a selected mix of internationally renowned speaker from academia and industry who present their cutting-edge research in the field of Additive Manufacturing. The self-study of relevant pre-read literature provided in advance to each lecture serves as a basis for active participation in the critical discussions following each presentation.
Lecture notesSelected scientific pre-read literature (max. three articles per lecture) relevant for and discussed at the end of each individual lecture is posted in advance on the course web page
Prerequisites / NoticeParticipants should have a solid background in materials science and/or engineering.