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).
Institute of Machine Design and Hydraulic Drives
Johannes Kepler University Linz
Altenberger Straße 69
4040 Linz, Austria
Science Park 1, 1st floor, room MT 0174
Mo-Thu: 9:00 - 11:30 and 13:00 - 15:00
Fr: 9:00 - 11:30
+43 732 2468 6520
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.
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.
The excavator handover from Wacker Neuson takes research to the next level.
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).
GFPS best paper award to Bernhard Manhartsgruber at FPMC 2019 - ASME/BATH Symposium on Fluid Power and Motion Control in Florida, USA, October 2019
Best paper award to Evgeny Lukachev at GFPS2018 - 10th GFPS Ph.D. Symposium on Fluid Power in Samara, Russia, July 2018