Welcome to the website of the Institute of Machine Design and Hydraulic Drives!

The Institute of Machine Design and Hydraulic Drives (IMH) is part of the Mechatronics Department. It represents the following areas in teaching and research: machine design (machine elements, engineering design, kinematics) and fluid technologies (hydraulic and pneumatic drives and other fluid systems and components). In all its activities IMH tries to successfully implement mechatronic ideas and concepts.

Majority of the research is devoted to hydraulic drives. The institute is internationally renowned for its pioneering work in Digital Fluid Power.

Engineering design is researched in close cooperation with the Institute of Mechatronic Design and Production.

A further important partner in research is the Linz Center of Mechatronics (LCM).

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Institute of Machine Design and Hydraulic Drives

Address

Johannes Kepler University Linz
Altenberger Straße 69
4040 Linz, Austria

Location

Science Park 1, 1st floor, room MT 0174

Office hours

Mo-Thu: 9:00 - 11:30 and 13:00 - 15:00
Fr: 9:00 - 11:30

Phone

+43 732 2468 6520

e-mail

office.imh@jku.at

Fluid Power

Global Fluid Power Society

IMH is participant of the Global Fluid Power Society

News 03.12.2020

Best Paper Award and First Place to Paul Treml at DVM2020

In September 2020 Paul Treml was given the Best Paper Award at the Symposium DVM2020 - 2020 IEEE International Conference on Dynamics and Vibroacoustics of Machines, Samara, Russia.

News 25.11.2020

Magic Darts | JKU LIT @ Ars Electronica 2020

From 09 to 13 September 2020, the ARS Electronica Festival for Art, Technology and Society took place at JKU for the first time. As part of his master thesis at the Institute of Machine Design and Hydraulic Drives, Florian Wolfslehner designed a magic dartboard for the ARS Electronica 2020. 

News 22.07.2020

Wacker Neuson donates an excavator for teaching and research purposes

The excavator handover from Wacker Neuson takes research to the next level.

Event 11.02.2020

FWF-Project Presentation "Model updating of coupled hydraulic-mechanical systems".

The project presentation of the FWF project P 32494-NBL entitled "Model updating of coupled hydraulic-mechanical systems" will take place on Tuesday, 11th of February 2020 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. in MT 121 (Science Park 1, 1st floor).

News 21.10.2019

GFPS best paper award to Bernhard Manhartsgruber at FPMC 2019

GFPS best paper award to Bernhard Manhartsgruber at FPMC 2019 - ASME/BATH Symposium on Fluid Power and Motion Control in Florida, USA, October 2019

News 20.07.2018

Best paper award to Evgeny Lukachev at GFPS2018

Best paper award to Evgeny Lukachev at GFPS2018 - 10th GFPS Ph.D. Symposium on Fluid Power in Samara, Russia, July 2018