Sadly, many great Hungarian engineers have been forgotten, engineers who could be outstanding role models for the young engineers of today. In some aspects Tódor Kármán belongs to these forgotten engineers. For that reason, we examine his life and work in our research. I distinctly refer to the educational system of the era, since his scientific work also originated from this. This essay also explores the most important work and inventions of the great scientist with regard to his space research activities that were way ahead of his time. In this context, I also mention Dr. Antal Bejczy, one of his followers in space research.
There are several technical inventors in Hungary who unfortunately have been forgotten or are not commemorated sufficiently. One of such Hungarian is Manfréd Weiss. In our research we examine his life and work, a life devoted to our technological development. Moreover, beyond his life, we also explore the famous inventor-engineer’s technical achievements and their impacts today. We also study the characteristics of the era in which he lived, in order to better understand the work and context of the inventor better.
I would like to emphasise that during our exploration, we realised the importance of this choice of topic: It is the duty of the later generations to explore and learn the work of their predecessors, and to spread and publish the conclusions as widely as possible.
The aim of our work is to compare the results of a virtual model to measure heat transfer data for butt welded joints. The primary goal is to compare real-time measured temperature with the software simulated data. The virtual model is a copy of the real product, technically a virtual prototyping process is examined. Prior to any production process such as joining by butt welding, real process parameters are tested on the model and later by experiments. In the case of many parts, the joining process is a key technology, where knowledge of the thermal effects of welding on the microstructure in the heat affected zone and the joint are vital.
Cutting of thick austenitic stainless steel sheets with a disc laser is not fully developed. In this research were investigated the surface of holes made on 3.25 mm thick stainless-steel cut with CO2 laser beam and disk laser beam. Using optical microscope and electron microscope to examine the cutting surfaces, were observed that the cutting with the CO2 laser result high quality surface (cutting 3,25 mm thick plates), but holes made with solid-state laser has microcracks on the inner side. These cracks are not acceptable to the customers.