Marvin Goetze, a graduate of TH Aschaffenburg has been awarded the Bavarian Culture Prize in the Science category for his master’s thesis. His subject was the simulation of energy needs along the value chain. He conducted his case study at WIKA in Klingenberg.
“Development and evaluation of a method for the differentiation and simulation of energy requirements in complex industrial volume production facilities” was the full title of the dissertation. It shows at which points in the entire process of creating a pressure gauge how much energy is needed and how much is used in it in total. The dissertation delivered approaches to detecting areas of potential for greater energy efficiency.
First, Marvin Goetze devised a method that enables the energy required for the manufacture of an individual product to be quantified. With a simulation tool, the 27-year-old then successfully modelled the various machines, their configurations and other parameters on the production line that formed the subject of this study. This enabled him to establish the impacts of various measures on the total energy requirements of a manufactured product. The cost-effectiveness always remained in view.
Energy efficiency is really of great importance for achieving the climate goals in Germany. However, most of the attention here is focused on construction measures. This also applies to industry, for example in the construction of production halls.
Close collaboration between WIKA and TH Aschaffenburg
“In contrast, the control of production is an aspect in its own right that has not received much consideration until now in the energy-related analysis of factories”, stated Marvin Goetze. Consequently, he has closed a gap with his Master’s thesis. It was conducted in collaboration with WIKA at its plants in Klingenberg and Wloclawek (Poland). Congratulations for this outstanding work! “This master’s thesis from Marvin Goetze is yet another successful example of the close collaboration between WIKA and TH Aschaffenburg”, emphasised Professor Konrad Mussenbrock, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering Sciences. This applies to the training of young people as well as to the development of products and the optimisation of production.
The Bavarian Culture Prize, awarded by Bayernwerk AG together with the Bavarian State Ministry of Science & Art, comprises a bronze statue and a cash prize of €2,000. The photo shows the award winner, Marvin Goetze, together with Professor Konrad Mussenbrock and Anton Völker, Head of Corporate Quality at WIKA (l.), who supervised the TH graduate.
On the WIKA website you will find further information on the theme of environment and energy saving and also an overview of career options at WIKA.