Andreas Rauschnabel

Dipl.-Ing- (FH) Andreas Rauschnabel

Dipl.-Ing. (FH)

CAE-Consultant. Studies in Mechanical Engineering at the Hochschule RheinMain (University of Applied Sciences). Employee since 01/2010 as a trainee, Diploma Student and since 12/2010 as Engineer.

Emphases: Trainings, Support and Simulation Projects for Structural and Multibody Simulation as well as CFD Flow Analysis, NX-CAE implementation for Design Accompanying Simulation.

Industries: Household Appliances, Fork Lift Trucks, Drive Technologies for Renewable Energies, Automotive, Aerospace, Shipbuilding, Mechanical Engineering.


 Reference Projects:

Development of a tool for defining anisotropic bearing conditions for NX Nastran 

Customer: Internal project
Period of time / length of contract: May 2013

Content of the job:

  • Development of the methodology for a comfortable use of anisotropic bearings
  • Creation of an user-friendly and clear user interface
  • Programming the functionality with the NX Open Interface
  • Implementation of application and functionality tests

Automation of FE-Analyzes for vehicle components

Industry of customer: Automotive
Location of customer: Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Period of time / length of contract: 2012

Content of the job:

  • Automation for applications in the design related simulation
  • Product Template Studio (PTS) and NX Open based Automation method
  • Development and implementation of the automation methodology
  • Creation of automated simulation templates with a particular user interface

Development of the FEM-training concept for an automotive customer 

Industry of customer: Automotive
Location of customer: Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Period of time / length of contract: April/May 2012

Content of the job:

  • Creation of the trainings for design related FEM simulation application
  • Development of the training concepts
  • Creation of the documentation
  • Creation and description of the training examples

Installation and test of an external solver under Teamcenter

Customer: Internal project of Dr. Binde Ingenieure GmbH
Period of time / length of contract: November 2011

Content of the job:

  • installation of „MAGNETICS for NX“ Version 2.0.1 under Teamcenter 8.3 and NX7.5
  • handling of the CAE data structure and the belonging Items (CAE_Analysis, CAE_Model, CAE_Geometry)
  • check for correct data relations (CAE_Target, CAE_Source, CAE_Defining)
  • use of CAE Manager
  • verification of pre and post processor functionality
  • solving and input file transfer
  • return of result file, automatic import in Teamcenter
  • temporary data filing in the Teamcenter-Temp-Folder
  • check for preview functionality
  • calculation of some test models

Evaluation of NX preprocessing tools for FE-Simulation in shipbuilding

Industry of customer: Shipbuilding Industries
Location of customer: Bremen, Germany
Period of time / length of contract: October 2011

Content of the job:

  • midsurface models from the sections of complex solid assemblies 
  • validation of preprocessing functionality in the NX Advanced Simulation Software for the creation of large shell models (Synchronous Modeling, Stich-Edge)
  • meshing of typical 2D geometries from shipbuilding

Dynamic Simulation of a selection board

Industry of customer: Knitting Machine
Location of customer: Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany
Period of time / length of contract: March & May 2011

Content of the job:

  • simulation of the dynamic behavior of a selection board during the operation of a knitting machine (Advanced Nonlinear, Solution 601/129, implicit dynamic)
  • calculation of elastic/plastic deformation
  • analysis of occurring contact forces during the course of a process cycle
  • simulation and comparison of additional versions of the selection board

Multibody simulation of the assembling of a gear

Industry of customer: Propulsion technology
Location of customer: Bayern, Germany
Period of time / length of contract: January, July & October 2011

Content of the job:

Multibody simulation of the assembly process (NX-Motion) of a gear for wind power stations

  • checking the system for assembly behavior and clearance durign the assembly processes
  • analyzing the assemly position of the single gear components

Flow simulation of a motor compartment

Industry of customer: Producer of forklift trucks
Location of customer: Hamburg, Germany
Period of time / length of contract: December 2010 to February 2011

Content of the job:

  • CFD simulation (NX-Flow) of the flow behavior of cooling air in the motor compartment of two different forklift types
  • preparation of the complex fluid geometry with NX functionality
  • calculation of pressure loss and fluid velocity between inlet and outlet

Diploma thesis: Creation of a method collection for FEM and MBD

Industry of customer: Home appliance technology
Location of customer: Berlin, Bayern, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany
Period of time / length of contract: September to November 2010

Content of the job:

  • inventory of CAE simulation methods in four different locations for FEM and multibody simulation
  • compilation of typical simulation examples
  • elaboration of selected examples in NX Advanced Simulation (Solution 101,103,153, 601 and 701) and NX Motion
  • didactical preparation of the calculation results to a method documentation