Advanced Structural Materials

Common engineering materials reach in many applications their limits and new developments are required to fulfil increasing demands on engineering materials. The performance of materials can be increased by combining different materials to achieve better properties than a single constituent or by shaping the material or constituents in a specific structure. The interaction between material and structure may arise on different length scales, such as micro-, meso- or macroscale, and offers possible applications in quite diverse fields.

  • Classical fibre-reinforced composites (e.g. glass, carbon or Aramid reinforced plastics)
  • Metal matrix composites (MMCs)
  • Micro porous composites
  • Micro channel materials
  • Multilayered materials
  • Cellular materials (e.g., metallic or polymer foams, sponges, hollow sphere structures)
  • Porous materials
  • Truss structures
  • Nanocomposite materials
  • Coated materials
  • Structural Light Alloy Materials
  • Amorphous and High-entropy Alloys
  • Pipe and Pressure Vessel Materials
  • Superalloys
  • Casting and Solidification
  • Powder Metallurgy
  • Surface Treatment
  • Concrete Materials
  • Thermo-Chemical Treatment
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Foundry Technology