Work group Micromechanics


Christian Gebhardt © Copyright: IWM


Christian Gebhardt

Group Manager Micromechanics


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In the micromechanics working group, the focus is on the experimental investigation of the damage mechanisms of structural materials and the development of integrative, multi-scale simulation models with the aim of property prediction, in particular for fatigue loading and consideration of local mechanical material properties in the design of components.

  • Research into the fatigue behaviour and fatigue strength of materials with structural defects, such as cast iron, powder metallurgical steels, tool steels
  • Multiscale finite element method, FEM-simulation of fatigue of multiphase materials


Running projects:

Lightweight Design of Casted Structural Components in Wind Turbines

Mechanisms of failure in solid solution strengthened spheroidal graphite cast iron

3D modeling - cast iron