Institute for Applied Materials – Materials Science and Engineering

Lightweight constructions with fiber-reinforced-polymers - theory and practice

  • type:
  • semester: WS 20/21
  • time: 2021-02-24
    14:00 - 17:15 einmalig
    30.35 Hochspannungstechnik-Hörsaal (HSI)
    30.35 Hochspannungstechnik, Institutsgebäude (EG)

  • lecturer: Dr.-Ing. Wilfried Liebig
    Dr.-Ing. Luise Kärger
  • sws: 4
  • lv-no.: 2113110
  • information:

    Das Praktikum findet gemischt, d.h. online & in Präsenz statt. Zugang (Anmeldung und Gruppeneinteilung) und weitere Unterlagen werden über ILIAS bereitgestellt.


The cooperative educational concept of the FAST-LBT and IAM-WK give students an understanding of theory and practice for lightweight constructing with fiber-reinforced-polymers. Students solve an engineering lightweight task in small groups (max. 4 p.), for example the construction of an optimal bending beam under certain space and weight conditions. Various Materials (fibers, resins, foams, etc.) as well as relevant material data are provided and can be used any arbitrary combination. In a first step, students develop a theoretical solution and verify it simulative. Therefore, an introductory basic lecture teaches the mechanics and simulations techniques of fiber-reinforced-polymers. In a second step the students manufacture specimens based on their theoretical solution at the IAM-WK. The specimens are then tested on bending machines. The students gain knowledge about fiber-reinforced-polymers (materials, manufacturing, manufacturing effects, restrictions, etc.) and structural analysis simulations (modelling, simplifications, assumptions, material models, etc.) as well as material characterization and testing. Building on the basic lecture the knowledge is gained autonomously by solving realistic practice relevant tasks. The main topics are:

  • Basics of Lightweight strategies
  • Basics of fiber-reinforced-polymers
  • Basics of FEM-simulations with anisotropic material systems
  • Simulative part analysis
  • Manufacturing of fiber-reinforced-polymers
  • Mechanical testing
Language of instructionDeutsch