Description of Research Areas

The research program will be implemented in four interacting main research areas (RAs): Characterization (C), Simulation (S), Technology (T) and Design (D).



The research areas Characterization (C) and Simulation (S) include methods of materials science, mechanics and computational science.
The research areas Technology (T) and Design (D) focus on processing technologies, strategies and quality control, design and optimization methods


Main Objectives of Research Areas

The main objectives within the research areas C and S are to connect fluid-type models downstream with solid-type simulations and to generate a robust, mechanism-based process simulation of the whole processing route. Experimental characterization of the composites on both the macroscopic and the microscopic level allow for the explanation of the relations between microstructure and the resulting structural properties of DiCoFRP and CoDiCoFRP, as well as the validation of the computational models.

Within the research areas T and D, the main objectives are the understanding and the optimization of the integrative process chain and the further development of handling, positioning and manufacturing strategies as to CoDiCoFRP. Additionally, robust design rules and quality assurance strategies will be established.


Fig. 1: Interaction between the different research areas