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Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Benedikt Daum

Head of the group "Material Modeling & Nanocomposites"


Appelstr. 9A

30167 Hannover

Room 505


Tel.:      +49-511-762-5696

Fax:      +49-511-762-2236


E-mail: b.daumisd.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.


Research Focus

  • Material modeling , Theory of plasticity, Damage modelling
  • Compressive failure of fiber reinforced materials

Journal Papers

R Unger, U. Braun, J. Fankhänel, B. Daum, B. Arash, R. Rolfes (2019): Molecular modelling of epoxy resin crosslinking experimentally validated by near-infrared spectroscopy, Computational Materials Science 161 (2019) 223–235
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.commatsci.2019.01.054

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.Jux, J.Fankhänel, B.Daum, T.Mahrholz, M.Sinapius, R.Rolfes (2018): Mechanical properties of epoxy/boehmite nanocomposites in dependency of mass fraction and surface modification - An experimental and numerical approach, Polymer, Volume 141 (34-45)
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.polymer.2018.02.059

B. Daum, F. G. Rammerstorfer (2016): The symmetric buckling mode in laminated elastoplas- tic micro-structures under plane strain. , Acta Mechanica
DOI: 227(10):2843–2859

J. Fankhänel, D. Silbernagl, M. Ghasem Zadeh Khorasani, B. Daum, A. Kempe, H. Sturm, R. Rolfes (2016): Mechanical Properties of Boehmite Evaluated by Atomic Force Microscopy Experiments and Molecular Dynamic Finite Element Simulations, Journal of Nanomaterials 2016, pp 1-13 more
DOI: 10.1155/2016/5017213

B. Daum, G. Dehm, H. Clemens, M. Rester, F.D. Fischer, and F.G. Rammerstorfer (2013): Elastoplastic buckling as source of misinterpretation of micropillar tests. , Acta materialia
DOI: 61(13):4996– 5007


N. Safdar, B. Daum, R. Rolfes (2018): Stochastic Compressive Failure Surface Modelling for the Unidirectional Fibre Reinforced Composites under Plainstress., 6th European Conference on Computational Mechanics (ECCM 6 -ECFD 7 2018), Glasgow, UK

B. Daum, A. Dean, R. Rolfes (2017): A systematic approach to invariant-based anisotropic non-associative plasticity for fiber reinforced composites, 21th International Conference on Composites Materials (ICCM21), Xi'an, China

B. Daum, F.G. Rammerstorfer (2013): Buckling of lamellae in an elastic plastic matrix, CanCNSM

B. Daum, F.G. Rammerstorfer, F.D. Fischer, G. Dehm (2012): Buckling phenomena associated with micropillar testing, ECCOMAS

Chapter in Books

A. Dean, J. Reinoso, S. Sahraee, B. Daum & R. Rolfes (2018): Invariant-based finite strain anisotropic material model for fiber-reinforced composites, Sorić J., Wriggers P., Allix O. (eds) Multiscale Modeling of Heterogeneous Structures. Lecture Notes in Applied and Computational Mechanics, vol 86. Springer, Cham
ISBN: 9783319654621

Technical Reports

S. Scheffler, A. Dean, B. Daum & R. Rolfes (2016): Anwendung eines virtuellen Versuchsstandes zur systematischen numerischen Untersuchung hybrider Fügetechnologien (TransHybrid) , Institut für Statik und Dynamik, Leibniz Universität Hannover


G. Gottlieb, B. Daum, S. Scheffler, R. Rolfes (2019): The effect of voids on the mechanical behavior of UD-plies, 7th ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on the Mechanical Response of Composites (COMPOSITES 2019), Girona, Spain

N. Safdar, B. Daum, S. Scheffler, R. Rolfes  (2019): Experimental characterization of fibre waviness and probabilistic compressive failure surface of continuous unidirectional fiber reinforced composites, 7th ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on the Mechanical Response of Composites (COMPOSITES 2019), Girona, Spain

R. Unger, J. Fankhänel, B. Arash, B. Daum, R. Rolfes (2018): A Molecular Modelling Approach for the Crosslinking of Nanoparticle-Reinforced Epoxy Resins and its Effect on Predicted Mechanical Properties, 13TH WORLD CONGRESS ON COMPUTATIONAL MECHANICS (WCCM), New York, USA

Johannes Fankhänel, Benedikt Daum, Eelco Jansen und Raimund Rolfes  (2017): Modellierung und Simulation des thermischen und mechanischen Verhaltens von Nanokompositen, FOR2021-Workshop, Clausthal, Germany

Johannes Fankhänel, Benedikt Daum, Raimund Rolfes  (2017): Numerical investigation of particle size and agglomeration effects on the mechanical properties of boehmite nanoparticle reinforced polymers, 20th International Conference on Composite Structures (ICCS), Paris, France

R. Unger, B. Daum, U. Braun, R. Rolfes  (2017): Experimentally calibrated modeling technique for the cross linking mechanism of epoxy resin and its influence on mechanical properties, 20th International Conference on Composite Structures (ICCS), Paris, France

R. Unger, C. Gerendt, B. Daum, E. Jansen, R. Rolfes, C. Ueing, N. Englisch, F. Sayer, W. Exner, T. Mahrholz, P. Lorsch, P. Wierach (2017): Lebensdauererhöhung und Leichtbauoptimierung durch nanomodifizierte und hybride Werkstoffsysteme im Rotorblatt, Hannover Messe, Forum Industrial Supply, 28. April 2017


  • since 2016: Research associatet at theInstitute of Structural Analysis, coordinator of the research group “Material modeling and nano composites”
  • 2011 2015: Doctoral studies at TU Wien (Austria), defence of thesis
    “Elastoplastic instabilities of lamellar structures” in 08.2015
  • 2005 2010: Diploma degree (Master’s programm) at TU Graz (Austria)