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Martin Brod, M.Sc.


Appelstr. 9A

30167 Hannover

Room 419


Tel.:      +49-511-762-4204

Fax:      +49-511-762-2236


E-mail:  m.brodisd.uni-hannover.de


Consultation hours:

by appointment

Teaching Activities

Supervision of student works:

  • Project (B.Sc.) & bachelor theses, seminar (M.Sc.) and master theses are welcome by arrangement.

Tutorial Lesson:

Research Focus

Fatigue damage behaviour of polymer composites

  • Numerical analyses of load sequence effects and mean stress influences
  • Formulation of mathematical descriptions of the S/N-curves for the tension part and the compression part during reversed cyclic loading
  • Development of damage growth functions for reversed cyclic loadings
  • Experimental validation numerical simulations

Research Projects

  • DFG-Project: Evaluation and modelling of the fatigue damage behaviour of polymer composites at reversed cyclic loading

Journal Papers

G. Just, I. Koch, M. Brod, E. Jansen, M. Gude, R. Rolfes (2019): Influence of Reversed Fatigue Loading on Damage Evolution of Cross-Ply Carbon Fibre Composites, Materials 2019, 12(7), 1153
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/ma12071153

I. Koch, G. Just, M. Brod, J. Chen, A. Doblies, A. Dean, M. Gude, R. Rolfes, C. Hopmann, B. Fiedler (2019): Evaluation and Modeling of the Fatigue Damage Behavior of Polymer Composites at Reversed Cyclic Loading, Materials 2019, 12(11), 1727
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/ma12111727

M. Brod, G. Just, A. Dean, E. Jansen, I. Koch, R. Rolfes, M. Gude (2019): Numerical modelling and simulation of fatigue damage in carbon fibre reinforced plastics at different stress ratios, Thin-Walled Structures, (139), p. 219-231
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tws.2019.03.005

M. Bishara, P. Horst, H. Madhusoodanan, M. Brod, B. Daum and R. Rolfes (2018): A Structural Design Concept for a Multi-Shell Blended Wing Body with Laminar Flow Control, Energies 2018, 11(2), 383
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/en11020383


M. Brod, A. Dean, R. Rolfes (2019): An energy-based model for the fatigue analysis of fiber reinforced composite structures under load reversals, Review of Aeronautical Fatigue Investigations in Germany during the Period April 2017 to March 2019, 36th Conference & 30th Symposium of the International Committee on Aeronautical Fatigue and Structural Integrity (ICAF), Krakow, Poland

M. Brod, A. Dean, S. Scheffler, G. Just, I. Koch, R. Rolfes, M. Gude (2019): Experimental Investigation and Numerical Simulation of Fatigue Damage in CFRP Composites under Complex Stress States, 7th ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on the Mechanical Response of Composites (COMPOSITES 2019), Girona, Spain

M. Brod, G. Just, E. Jansen, I. Koch, R. Rolfes, M. Gude (2018): Simulation of the fatigue damage behavior of carbon composites under consideration of manufacturing induced residual stresses, 7th International Conference on Fatigue of Composites (ICFC 7), Vicenza, Italy


M. Brod, C. Gerendt, A. Dean, R. Rolfes (2019): Modeling and Simulation of Fatigue Damage behavior in Carbon Composites under Tension-Compression Load Reversals, CCeV-Thementag „Ermüdung und strukturelle Integrität von Composites“, St. Valentin, Austria

A. Dean, H. Madhusoodanan, C. Gerendt, M. Brod, E. Jansen & R. Rolfes (2018) (2018): Applications of a physically based fatigue damage model for composite and hybrid structures., FULLCOMP Workshop 2018, Bordeaux, France

M. Brod, G. Just, E. Jansen, I. Koch, R. Rolfes and M. Gude (2018): Layer-based fatigue damage modelling and experimental validation for carbon fibre reinforced plastics under different stress ratios., 6th European Conference on Computational Mechanics (ECCOMAS), Glasgow, UK


  • since 2016: Research associate at the Institute of Structural Analysis
    (Leibniz Universität Hannover)
  • 2016: Scientific assistant at the Institute of Structural Mechanics (TU Darmstadt)
  • 2013 – 2015: Master’s programme „Mechanics“ (TU Darmstadt), master thesis “A comparison of the FEM and SBFEM for the analysis of double crack configurations in composite laminates” (Institute of Structural Mechanics)
  • 2007 – 2013: Bachelor’s programme „Applied Mechanics“ (TU Darmstadt), bachelor thesis “The influence of the material properties of the matrix material on the effective  properties of closed-cell polymer foams” (Institute of Structural Mechanics)