Dipl.-Ing. Christian Bauer
Dipl.-Ing. Christian Bauer studied mechanical engineering at the Technische Universität Dresden. From July 2007 to March 2016 he was scientific assistant at the Chair of Machine Elements. In April 2016 Bauer started work for Daimler AG in the research & development department, a position he currently holds today. (Bio last updated 2017-08-01 Contact Randy Stott, Managing Editor, with changes.)
Articles by Christian Bauer
- Determination of Maximum Loads for Drivetrain Components in Thrusters Using Flexible Multibody-System Models (August 2017)
The usage of modern thrusters allows combining the functions of the drive and the ship rudder in one unit, which are separated in conventional ship propulsion systems. The horizontally oriented propeller is supported in a vertically rotatable nacelle that is mounted underneath the ship's hull. The propeller can directly or indirectly be driven by an electric motor or combustion engine. Direct drive requires the installation of a low-speed electric motor in the nacelle. This present paper concentrates on indirect drives where the driving torque is transferred by bevel gear stages and shafts from the motor to the propeller.