Objectives: At a Glance

New and Challenging Material Class

  • Discontinuous long fiber reinforced polymer structures with local continous fiber reinforcements

  • Significant potential for energy savings due to the high specific stiffness and strength
  • Variety of design optioins in diverse technical applications, e.g., in vehicle construction


Micro-CT scan of Sheet Molding Compound (SMC) composite

Micro-CT scan of Long fiber reinforced thermoplastic (LFT)

Interdisciplinar Research

  • Demands for interdisciplinary understanding of the corresponding process and material techniques
    along with the necessary simulation and product development methods
  • Reseach Areas


  • Control of the virtual process process/component optimization
  • Handling, quality assurance control of the real process
  • Closely interlocked characterization and simulation strategy
  • New process technology for optimal design