We develop and implement material and failure models and utilize them in crash and process simulations. We also use special testing techniques (e.g. local strain measurements, torsion and biaxial tensile tests) to characterize materials and test components. By simulating various trials, we determine the model parameters and validate the practicability of new numerical methods. The effects of manufacturing processes on component behavior are paid particular attention.
Characterization of deformation and failure behavior under different types of load
Component trials under realistic loads
Development and verification of material models and numerical methods for crash and process simulations
Failure modeling that is consistent in both crash simulations and forming/casting simulations
Simulation of aluminum profile extrusion with microstructural calculations
LFT crash simulations linked to form filling simulations
Assessment of the crash safety of battery housings