Dr.-Ing. Thomas Rosenlöcher

Dr.-Ing. Thomas Rosenlöcher studied mechanical engineering at the Technische Universität Dresden until December 2004. During that time he worked for 6 months for the BMW Group in South Africa. Since January 2005 he was scientific assistant at the Chair of Machine Elements and obtained his doctoral degree in June 2012 with a thesis on the "Analysis of the Dynamic Drive Train Behavior of Multi-Megawatt-Drive-Trains using the Multibody-System- and Finite-Element-Method." Since 2014 Rosenlöcher has held the position of a chief engineer at the Chair of Machine Elements at the Technische Universität Dresden. (Bio last updated 2017-08-01 Contact Randy Stott, Managing Editor, with changes.)

Articles by Thomas Rosenlöcher

  • 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.