Wolfgang Trapp (engineer)

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Wolfgang Trapp (born October 14, 1918 in Braunschweig ; died 2003 ) was a German metrologist , engineer , telecommunications and high-frequency technician and author.


Wolfgang Trapp received his doctorate in 1954 from the Technical University in Braunschweig as Dr.-Ing. As head (1954–1964) of the laboratory for inclination scales at the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt in Braunschweig, he played a key role in the revision of measurement and calibration laws and the harmonization of calibration regulations within the European Community. In 1964, Trapp, succeeding Kurt Matthaes, became head of the calibration administration for Schleswig-Holstein in Kiel . Sigurd Reinhard is appointed his successor as head of the calibration department in Kiel . From 1967 to 1983 Trapp was director of the Bavarian State Office for Weights and Measures in Munich . He was also a consultant to the Commission for Goods Packaging (DIN Committee). His manuals published by Reclam-Verlag became standard works.



  • The dielectric behavior of wood and cellulose in the large frequency and temperature range . Braunschweig 1954. (Braunschweig TeH., Diss. From June 3, 1954)
  • Arthur Strecker , Albrecht Fincke , Wolfgang Trapp: Commentary on the prepackaging regulation . Behr, Hamburg 1972.
  • The development of calibration in Germany from the beginning of the 19th century to the present: Lecture given at the Second International Congress for Historical Metrology in Edinburgh on August 16, 1977 . 1977.
  • Wolfgang Trapp, Dieter Baumgarten: Density determination for liquid, pasty and powdery products . Behr, Hamburg 1981. ISBN 978-3-922528-25-8
  • Brief History of Legal Metrology . Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt / Department of General Technical and Scientific Services, Braunschweig 1983.
  • From the beginnings of mass determination to electro-mechanical scales . In: Manfred Kochsiek (Hrsg.): Handbuch des Wägens . 2. edit and exp. Ed., Vieweg + Teubner Verlag, Braunschweig, Wiesbaden 1989.
  • Legal foundations of metrology . In: Paul Profos (Ed.): Handbook of industrial measurement technology . 5. On. Oldenbourg, Munich 1991.
  • Organization of legal metrology from the 18th century to the present . In: Acta Metrologiae Historicae III , Linz 1991, p. 40≈48 ..
  • Small manual of measurements, numbers, weights and the calculation of time. With tables and figures . Philipp Reclam jun., Stuttgart 1992. (= Reclams Universal Library No. 8737) ISBN 3-15-008737-6 . (4th, comprehensive and extended edition 2001) Table of contents
    • Wolfgang Trapp, Heinz Wallerus: Small manual of the dimensions, numbers, weights and the time calculation. With 99 tables . 5th, reviewed and adult Ed. Philipp Reclam jun., Stuttgart 2006. (= Reclams Universal Library No. 19213) ISBN 978-3-15-010587-0 .
  • History of legal metrology and a detailed bibliography on historical metrology . Economic development NW, Verl. Für neue Wissenschaft, Bremerhaven 1994. (= report. TWD / Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt . - Braunschweig 43)
  • Small handbook of coinage and money in Germany. With 60 tables and 31 illustrations . Philipp Reclam jun., Stuttgart 1999. (= Reclams Universal Library No. 18026). ISBN 3-15-018026-0 Table of Contents
    • Wolfgang Trapp, Torsten Fried: Handbook of the coinage and monetary system in Germany with 59 tables . 2nd, updated edition Philipp Reclam jun., Stuttgart 2006. (= Reclams Universal-Bibliothek 19213) ISBN 978-3-15-010617-4


  • Dr. Ing.Wolfgang Trapp 80 years old. A life of measure and weight . In: Measure and Weight. Journal of Metrology . Bad Ems 1998. ISSN  0933-4246
  • Jerzy Mikoszewski: Obituary for Dr. Ing.Wolfgang Trapp . In: Measure and Weight. Journal of Metrology . Issue 65, Bad Ems 2003, p. 1570.

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Individual evidence

  1. PTB communications. Official and bulletin of the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt . Volume 108, 1998, p. 436.
  2. The dielectric behavior of wood and cellulose in the large frequency and temperature range .
  3. So Georg Vogeler in his review.