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.
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Safe composite materials – mechanical characterization
The mechanical properties of composite materials with polymer, metal or ceramic matrices are measured under operational conditions – be it quasi-static, cyclical or dynamic loads under tensile, compressive, shear or flexural loads. We perform standardized tests and can define testing concepts that are appropriate to the particular demands of the materials...