Under tension at IMAB
In February, our step in MINT students explored the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Information Technology and Physics. After a brief overview of the courses offered there, we went to the Institute for Electrical Machines, Drives and Trains – IMAB for short.
Accompanied by research assistant Dirk Fischer, it quickly became clear that practical experience is a top priority at IMAB. In the so-called long laboratory, all components and equipment for experiments are soldered together and assembled by the students themselves - just like in a Lego shop - only with many more parts.
There was a lot to discover in the large experimental hall: We got to know the teaching and research car, the IMAB Racer. A completely electrically driven car in which all the equipment was developed, created and ultimately installed by students and research assistants.
Another very exciting research project was presented to us on the inductive charging of e-cars. In Braunschweig, there is the Emil bus, which is charged contactlessly at some bus stops using the same principle - keep your eyes open.
Afterwards, we were able to move a component weighing several tonnes, suspended by air pressure, back and forth with a finger, so to speak. Very fascinating! Finally, we were given a brief insight into power electronics as well as tips for technical studies.
We would like to thank all participants for this insight into the world of electrical engineering. A great team that makes you want to study. We will be very happy to come back!
A report by Lena Drabert from "step in MINT", 02.2023