Reliability of polymers under mechanical and environmental loads


Research Fields

The research in the field of Reliability of polymers under mechanical and environmental loads is devoted to the following topics:

  • Polymers and composites under complex multiaxial mechanical and environmental loads
    long-term static
    cyclic
    impact
    temperature and medias
  • Application of fracture mechanics in design 
  • Polymers and composites for structural and long term  applications (automotive, aircraft, civil engineering, ...)

Research Summaries

Approaches for analytical fatigue-life estimation of continuously fibre reinforced composites.pdf
Approaches for analytical fatigue-life estimation of continuously fibre reinforced composites.pdf
Composite and composite Joints with Enhanced damage tolerance“
Composite and composite Joints with Enhanced damage tolerance“
Lifetime estimation of thermoplastic multi-layer pipes made from polypropylene
Lifetime estimation of thermoplastic multi-layer pipes made from polypropylene
Selection and characterization of high-performance plastics for large pump applications
Selection and characterization of high-performance plastics for large pump applications
Delamination in Composites
Delamination in Composites
Fatigue strength of short-fibre reinforced injection moulded parts
Fatigue strength of short-fibre reinforced injection moulded parts
Long term performance of plastics for applications in cooling compressors
Long term performance of plastics for applications in cooling compressors
Performance of polyolefins for the use in long-term applications
Performance of polyolefins for the use in long-term applications
Rate dependent material characterization for structure- and fracture mechanic models
Rate dependent material characterization for structure- and fracture mechanic models
Testing of elastomeric rail mounts
Testing of elastomeric rail mounts
Accelerated testing of polypropylene pipe materials
Accelerated testing of polypropylene pipe materials
Composite-composite joining with enhanced damage tolerance
Composite-composite joining with enhanced damage tolerance
Fatigue behaviour of continuously carbon fiber reinforced plastics
Fatigue behaviour of continuously carbon fiber reinforced plastics
Laminates based on polyurethane resin
Laminates based on polyurethane resin
Polymeric foams for damping applications.pdf
Polymeric foams for damping applications.pdf
Polymer fracture mechanics I
Polymer fracture mechanics I
Polymer fracture mechanics II
Polymer fracture mechanics II