Main research topics in the Composites Department
The scientific activities in the Department Composites can be divided into the following two main research areas:
Material modeling and nanocomposites
A first theme in this team concerns the development of material laws and failure models for composites and their application in the analysis of material and joint failure of composite structures and layered structures. A second theme is the computer aided material development using atomistic simulation methods. Different scales and multiscale analysis are relevant aspects in this team.
Stability, dynamics and fatigue
This team is concerned with the stability analysis and dynamic analysis of slender and thin-walled structures. A second theme is the fatigue analysis of composite structures. Important aspects in this team are probabilistic analysis and reduced order modeling.