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Flottweg's apprentice research project wins second place in the national Jugend forscht competition

Great news for Flottweg: apprentice Dominik Limmer, 21, has won second place in the national Jugend forscht competition with his research project "E-module determination - with binding thread and headset to the E-module". In addition to second place in the working world category, Dominik Limmer also received two special prizes: The jury awarded him the "Prize for a work by trainees in the field of "Man - Work - Technology" and "Prize for a work in the field of quality assurance through non-destructive testing".


The 59th national competition took place from May 30 to June 2 in Heilbronn. This year, a total of 107 research projects from seven different subject areas were presented to the expert jury. Dominik Limmer is delighted with his ranking: "I'm delighted to have won second place with my research project on the E-module. The two special prizes are also a great endorsement of my work. My participation in Jugend forscht was a great experience and I learned a lot."


Flottweg's CEO Dr. Kersten Link is also impressed by Dominik Limmer's achievement: "First winning the state competition, now second place in the national Jugend forscht competition - it's really great what Dominik Limmer has achieved with his research. We congratulate him warmly on his achievement at Jugend forscht. We are also pleased that his research results provide valuable added value for the work at Flottweg."

2024_JuFo-Bundeswettbewerb-beitrag (from left to right): Chairman of the Management Board Dr. Kersten Link, trainee Dominik Limmer, Head of Training Daniel Wimmer and Management Board member Klaus Huber.

What is behind Dominik Limmer's research

The various machine components of industrial centrifuges are often subjected to high loads. This is precisely where the modulus of elasticity (E-modulus for short) comes into play. It indicates how much a material yields when force is applied. This is where Dominik Limmer's research comes in: he developed a simple, inexpensive and precise method for determining the modulus of elasticity. He used resonance frequency analysis, in which the natural frequency of the sample body is measured. For his measuring method, he also used ordinary objects such as string and a microphone. Combined with a sound card oscilloscope and technical skill, he was able to determine the modulus of elasticity quickly and accurately.



Julia Deliano  
PR- & Content Manager

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