Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials IWM
The workshop is the 8th one in a series of industry related meetings organized by KMM-VIN. The objectives of the IW8 are to bring together leading experts from industry and academia to discuss the latest developments in the modeling of the mechanical response of engineering materials with the special focus on composite materials and composite coatings.
Interest is directed to the interaction of the properties of materials with their microstructure for composites generated from metallic, ceramic and polymeric materials. Beside multiscale simulation methods, the formulation and numerical implementation of adequate material models will be addressed. A special topic will be the effect of disordered/random microstructures, their impact on the effective material response and numerical methods to deal with the scatter induced by these effects.
Keynote lectures from different technological fields especially the aerospace and automotive sector have been invited. They will be complemented by keynote presentations from leading experts from academia.
design of composite materials and coatings
development of advanced constitutive models
implementation of new material models in finite element software
stochastic aspects in material modelling
application of advancedmaterial models in structural simulation
The industrial fields mainly addressed by the workshop are the automotive and transport sectors, the aerospace industry and the energy sector, but may also include aspects from other fields, especially all fields of lightweight construction.
Contributions from neighboring fields such as naval or civil engineering are also welcome. By this means, a fruitful interaction and exchange of ideas from different technological sectors, all related to advances in the modelling of materials will be achieved.