Work group Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics

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Christoph Ripplinger Copyright: IWM

Name

Karl Burkamp

Group Leader Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics

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+49 241 80 98161

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The Fatigue Strength group investigates the fatigue behaviour and fatigue strength of materials with structural defects, such as cast iron, powder metallurgical steels and tool steels. A further research focus is the component design. The focus is on the vibration-resistant design of multi-axial, non-proportionally loaded components, component design based on concepts of short-crack fracture mechanics and fracture statistical concepts. For the experimental investigation of the fatigue strength of specimens and components, a large test machine park is available. In addition to axial, torsional, bending and rotating bending loads, multi-axial tests can also be performed.

  • Research into the fatigue behaviour and fatigue strength of materials with structural defects, such as cast iron, powder metallurgical steels, tool steels
  • Vibration-resistant design of multiaxial, non-proportionally loaded components
  • Component design based on concepts of short crack fracture mechanics
  • Component design on the basis of fracture statistical concepts
  • Constructional design of ceramic-metal connections

Running Projects:

Operating point-dependent qualification and selection of plain bearing materials

SWL Eisenguss

Fatigue strength of cast iron components

Development of a metallic running layer material for mechanically and thermally highly loaded hydrodynamic plain bearings