Holistic material characterization of plastics and fiber composites


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Analysis of a long-fiber-reinforced battery housing.

Collaborating and networking - this is the contemporary response to today’s technological and scientific challenges, which are becoming ever more complex. This is why the Fraunhofer Institutes IZFP, IWM, and LBF are offering a comprehensive portfolio for holistic material characterization of plastics and fiber composites for component design.

The collaboration comprises both the scientific approach and the industrial application of the solutions found. Clients will be provided with a combined, validated concept for their design and measuring methods instead of getting individual components. On-site methods for analyzing microscopic and macroscopic damage propagation are available as well as deducing and modeling damage mechanisms in numerical material and failure models.

For plastics and fiber composites, there are currently no concepts or experiences with these parameters that would allow using them for the design and dimensioning of components. There is now a very well-validated method that enables the necessary parameters to be determined.