Master Thesis: Methodology for function-oriented modelling of solutions for bearing concepts in helicopter gearboxes

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The Institute of Machine Elements and System Engineering at RWTH Aachen University provides interdisciplinary research on a broad spectrum of current, future and industry-relevant issues. The Systems Engineering – Design Methodology department of the MSE deals with the development process of industrial products and gives the creative phase a systematic structure. This supports finding innovative solutions as well as the subsequent design implementation. Suitable methods and tools guarantee the technical and commercial applicability.
A trend in product development is model-based system engineering (MBSE), in which development takes place on the basis of a seamlessly linked system model. In the MoVerHu project, MBSE methods are applied to the systemic wear analysis of helicopter gearboxes and further developed. This application example results in new issues for modelling. The aim of this thesis is to solve the question of how systems can be modelled at the overall system level and how the uniqueness of the system model can be ensured even in the case of further decomposition.


  • Learning the software Cameo Systems Modeler
  • Develop a system model that efficiently describes subsystems such as the bearing concepts in a function-oriented way at system level.
  • Extension of the system model down to elementary level to establish a detailed understanding of subsystems
  • Deriving a systematic for the function-oriented modelling of solutions on the system and elementary level
  • Implementation of the systematics in a SysML language profile


  • Independent, reliable way of working
  • Interest in model-based system engineering
  • Previous knowledge of SysML and system modelling in the Cameo Systems Modeler is advantageous.

We provide

  • Flexible organization of main focus of work
  • Assignment can be completed in German and English
  • Intensive support and good working atmosphere
  • Working in home office possible


We look forward to your application by email:

Kathrin Spütz, M. Sc. RWTH
Institute for Machine Elements and Systems Engineering

Eilfschornsteinstraße 18, 52062 Aachen

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