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Michael Otto

is currently head of department ‘calculation and verification of transmission systems’ at the Gear Research Center (FZG), Prof. K. Stahl, TU München. He joined FZG in 2000 as a research assistant and gained his position as head of department in 2006. He holds a PhD in mechanical engineering, and his research activities were load distribution and tooth root carrying capacity. Current research activities include gear geometry, tooth contact analysis and gearbox related NVH. Another main topic is deformation and stress analysis of supporting shafts and bearings in the gearbox. He is Head of the Competence Center Software of FVA (German Research Association for Gears and Transmissions) and drives the development of various scientific programs that are available for the companies that are member of FVA.