Friction Spot Joining, Foto: HZG/Christian Schmid
The operational division Materials Mechanics has interdisciplinary organisation. It is concerned with the combination of experimental methods, theoretical modelling, as well as analytical and numerical simulation methods for the quantitative and qualitative assessment of behaviour of base materials and welds under mechanical load.
For the welding of joints, laser-, friction stir-, and diffusion welding processes are deployed.
Basic research activities supply the necessary know-how of the behaviour of the materials from the microscopic scale to the component level.