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Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing. Thomas Trinkel


Thomas Trinkel studied Industrial Engineering at Technische Universität Darmstadt. In his thesis he evaluated and implemented a concept for the introduction of Product Lifecycle Management with Requirement Management tools in an industrial company.

In May 2010 he joined the Department of Computer Integrated Design (DiK) as a research assistant and doctoral candidate. As a team member of the 3D-CAD-Training group he was responsible for the lecture “Introduction to computer-aided design” and trained undergraduate students in the use of Siemens NX and Teamcenter Engineering.

Since July 2012, he is working in a collaboration-project with an industrial company in the aviation and aerospace industry.

From May 2010 to June 2012 Thomas Trinkel worked at the departments training center “Informationsverarbeitung im Maschinenbau” (IiM) and supported the teaching of the course “Introduction to computer-aided design” as part of the Bachelor of Mechanical and Process Engineering.

Mr. Trinkel teaches students in different cooperative projects such as Advanced Design Projects and research seminars.

Topics: CAD assembly design, CAD education, CAD feature technology, CAD part design, design methodology, NX, product data management – PDM-systems, product life cycle management, PMI technology, technical drawing, Teamcenter UA, virtual product development.

Since July 2012 Thomas Trinkel works in an industry collaboration project with a company of the aerospace industry. Focus of the work is the development of a concept for LOTAR-compliant long-term archiving of 3D CAD Models. In the first part of the project requirements were determined for the archiving system and the long-term archiving processes were integrated in the release workflow. In the second part of the project appropriate software tools were evaluated. In the third part of the project the required data quality of archival data was defined by corresponding thresholds. In the fourth part of the long-term archiving the project the system will be extended by assemblies.

Topics: CAD data exchange, CAD data conversion, IT project management, JT, long term archiving, LOTAR, MBD – model based design, process modeling, requirement engineering and requirement management, SASIG Product Data Quality, STEP, Verification and Validation of CAD-models, workflow development.

  • Master thesis “Methods for the integration of topology and shape optimization into the design process” (2013) – finished
  • Research Seminar „Analysis and evaluation of the applications of various 3D visualization formats“ (2013) – finished
  • ADP „Integration of supplemental technical drawings into 3D CAD models“ (2014) – finished
  • Bachelor-Thesis „Parametrically driven defects in CAD models to validate the SASIG PDQ veri-fication“ (2014)
  • Research Seminar „State of technology in the process chain CAD – quality control“ (2014)
Jump to: 2015 | 2014
Number of items: 4.


Trinkel, Thomas ; Zocholl, Maximilian ; Eichhorn, Helge ; Anderl, Reiner (2015):
Long Term Archiving of Exact 3D-CAD Geometry with JT.
ASME - International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE2015), Houston, Texas, USA, [Conference or Workshop Item]

Eichhorn, Helge ; Trinkel, Thomas ; Anderl, Reiner (2015):
Long-Term Preservation of Data Analysis Software with Operating-System-Level Virtualization.
PV Conference, Darmstadt, 3.-5. November 2015, [Conference or Workshop Item]

Trinkel, Thomas ; Anderl, Reiner (2015):
Method of a LOTAR Long Term Archiving for NX generated 3D Geometry.
PLM Europe 2015, Berlin, Germany, 26. - 28.10.2015, [Conference or Workshop Item]


Zocholl, Maximilian ; Trinkel, Thomas ; Anderl, Reiner (2014):
Methode zur Beherrschung von Unsicherheit in expliziten 3D-CAD Geometrien.
In: 12. Gemeinsames Kolloquium Konstruktionstechnik (KT 2014). Methoden in der Produktentwicklung: Kopplung von Strategien und Werkzeugen im Produktentwicklungsprozess, pp. 173-182, Bayreuth, ISBN 978-3-00-046544-4,
[Book Section]

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