We investigate the relationship between the structure and properties of composite materials with polymer, ceramic and metal matrices, in order to assess their operational behavior. Our testing concepts account for microstructure and real loads. The sample data is translated to real components through a combination of experimental and numerical methods. Newly developed material models enable us to predict the operational and failure behavior of composites and components and subsequently save time and money during material and component development.
Identification of the mechanical and fracture mechanical parameters of composite materials taking account for anisotropy and operational conditions
Mechanical assessment of composites with polymer, ceramic and metal matrices, GFK, CFK, CMC, MMC and foamed and cellular materials
Development of testing concepts for newly developed composites and composite components bearing in mind the effects of temperature, creep, fatigue or multi-axial loading
Numerical modeling to determine the relationship between microstructure and properties, and prediction of material behavior
Development and implementation of material models for composites that account for all the relevant environmental and load scenarios for use in conventional FEM systems
Simulation of the operational and failure behavior of composite components