pictogram Gearbox of a Passenger Car

Research Project: Remanufacturing Gearboxes of Passenger Cars

Institute of Machine Components (IMA)

Reliability prognosis based on knowledge gained from remanufacturing
[Photo: Andreas Kroner]

In the field of remanufacturing, the aim is to maximise the reuse rate in order to save resources and capital. However, this should be done without compromising the quality and reliability of the remanufactured products. In doing so, it must be ensured that the selected components can represent a second product life. Findings from the remanufacturing process of remanufactured car transmissions are used for this purpose.


  1. Kroner, Andreas ; Herzig, Thomas ; Dazer, Martin ; Bertsche, Bernd: Method for non-destructive Condition Evaluation of Transmission Components for a second Product Life based on efficient Lifetime Tests. In: NAFEMS Integration von Simulation und Test in der Produktentwicklung, 2021 — IMA-AT 249 (peer-review)
  2. Kroner, Andreas ; Bertsche, Bernd: Ableitung von Grenzwerten für die Tauschaufbereitung auf Basis von Zuverlässigkeitsanalysen. In: VDI-Tagung „Technische Zuverlässigkeit“, 2021 — IMA-AT 248 (peer-review)
  3. Kroner, Andreas ; Luo, Zhenghe ; Bertsche, Bernd: Prediction of Remaining Useful Life of Transmission Components within a Remanufacturing Process to Ensure the Second Product Life. In: Proceedings IRF2020: 7th International Conference Integrity-Reliability-Failure, 2020 — IMA-AT 246 (peer-review)


This image shows Martin Dazer

Martin Dazer


Head of Reliability &
Head of Drive Technology Department

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