Work­ing Group Com­pos­ite Re­search in Mech­an­ics

The event AG Com­pos­ite 2017 is un­for­tu­nately can­celled

Composite research in mechanics 

30th workshop

main topic:

simulation in lightweight construction

In the workshop, current issues concerning lightweight materials will be discussed in an interdisciplinary manner, taking into account the manufacturing processes, the micro- and macroheterogeneity of the materials and thermomechanical couplings. Characterization and simulation methods for describing, evaluating and optimizing component states in interlinked manufacturing processes will be in the foreground, as will aspects of manufacturing technology and quality assurance of the workshop.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. R. Mahnken, M.Sc. LTM, University of Paderborn

Prof. Dr.-Ing. T. Böhlke (speaker GRK 2078) Continuum Mechanics Institute of Engineering Mechanics Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Thomas Tröster (speaker LEM) Lightweight construction in the automobile, University of Paderborn

  • experimental methods
  • analytical and numerical methods
  • scale transitions and model reduction
  • phase field modeling
  • fracture mechanics and fatigue strength
  • parameter identification
  • structural and morphological optimization
  • process and material technology
  • composites with continuous and discontinuous fiber reinforcements

The presentations will be made available in an abstract volume for the 30th workshop "Composite Research in Mechanics" to participants upon arrival.

Discontinuous long fiber reinforced polymer structures with local continuous fiber reinforcements represent an important class of lightweight materials, which due to the high specific stiffness and strength, as well as the variable shaping possibilities in various technical applications, e.g. in vehicle construction, have a considerable energy saving potential. The main objective of the international Research Training Group DFG GRK 2078 is to enable a rapid and structured training of PhD students in this strategically important but so far insufficiently developed field of lightweight materials by using the complementary competences of the applicants from Germany and Canada.

The research college addresses important societal challenges such as resource efficiency, environmentally friendly mobility, climate protection and other aspects. A key to solving these challenges lies in the implementation of an extremely lightweight design of moving masses for broad applications. This is a central starting point for achieving a significant reduction in resource and energy consumption through the use of hybrid materials.