Hans-Peter Dinner studied mechanical engineering at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), where during his studies he spent time with Mercedes Benz working on FEM of car bodies; with Buhler in South Africa for training; and with the National University of Singapore for writing his thesis on FEM analysis of medical devices. He began as an FEM engineer, working with the leading consultant in Switzerland on welded structures, pressure vessels and satellite structures. Dinner later joined a leading roller coaster design company, being responsible for all strength verifications. He then moved on to KISSsoft AG, supporting customers in the use of their gear software, working on gear optimization projects, and ultimately transitioning to sales of KISSsoft products, with a focus on the Asian market. In 2008 he started his own consultancy firm, EES KISSsoft GmbH, sharing his time between KISSsoft support and sales in Asia and project work. Key projects included design and testing of SCD3MW and SCD6MW wind gearboxes, and large-bearing calculations for cranes and wind turbines as well as gear optimizations for sugar mills, vertical roller mills and tractors. Dinnerâ€™s main interests are planetary gearboxes, tooth contact analysis and testing. (Bio last updated 2015-03-01 Contact Randy Stott, Managing Editor, with changes.)
Articles by Hans-Peter Dinner
- Calculating Face Load Distribution Factor (March/April 2015)
How should we consider random helix angle errors fHÎ² and housing machining errors when calculating KHÎ²? What is a reasonable approach?