Materials Mechanics

Simulation of Solids and Structures


For the numerical modelling of the deformation and the failure behaviour of materials a good understanding of the underlying physical mechanisms is required. Such mechanisms which are related to the microstructure of the respective material can be analysed effectively by means of modern testing and characterisation methods.
The information provided by such methods are utilised for developing physically sound material models representing the basis of novel computer simulations. The numerical models implemented in the department 'Simulation of Solids and Structures' are increasingly used for predicting and optimising the mechanical behaviour of complex engineering structures as well as for optimising the manufacturing process of materials.