Components in combustion engines, stationary gas turbines, jet engines, power plant technology and system construction are exposed to high thermal and mechanical loads during operation, often over long operating periods. We support manufacturers and operators of components under thermo-mechanical stress in optimization and the design process to ensure safe operation.
Our core competences are generation, analysis and digital management of material data, development, calibration and validation of models based on sound material mechanics for deformation and lifetime analyses and the development of innovative evaluation concepts and software tools for components under thermomechanical loads.
In current and future research projects, we will be developing our methods and concepts further so that they can be integrated into monitoring systems based on real operating data streams, for example, or used to determine component failure probabilities stochastically. We see our contribution, in particular, in the development of material models which, for example, are able to deal with microstructural features and defects caused by processing and, on that basis, allow predictions to be made about the development of damage and probability of failure.