In the field of mechanical engineering there is a constant demand of shorter development cycles combined with increasing requirements concerning product quality and costs. To meet these demands, which can be seen as a main success factor of industrial enterprises, suitable development processes are needed. The main goal of the IPEK is to provide tools, methods and processes to support the development of complex technical systems. Representative for high loaded frictional systems with low pressure and high sliding speed, a lubricated multi-disc clutch is used as a demonstrating system. With this demonstrating system the functionality of the developed methods is validated. For this reason a prototype of a lubricated multi-disc clutch system with ceramic friction materials has been developed and built up. Experimental investigations confirmed the potential concerning power density resulting from the use of ceramic friction materials in combination with a ceramic suitable systems design.

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