The Institute of Strength of Materials serves academia and supports industrial partners as an independent mechanics institute since 1998. Our deep expertise on the use of existing and development of new simulation methods helps our partners to better understand the problem and enhance the quality of solutions.
We use a variety of methods to derive the behavior of materials and structural systems. These approaches rely on the realization of the microstructure and using techniques to derive the material behavior from the interaction of its constituents. Our multi-national team includes experts on modeling techniques from particle scale (10-6 m) to continuum scale (cm).
A meaningful analysis of high-quality requires careful modeling, e.g. employing the finite element framework. Our expertise in solid mechanics includes the following fields:
The models are mainly built with either commercial software (Ansys, Abaqus, etc.) or specialized in-house software.
Any simulation in solid state mechanics relies on the quality of the used material model. A deep understanding is key to model the involved physical and mechanical phenomena in the real process. Our expertise covers the following fields:
We have years of experience in performance prediction of various natural and construction materials. The materials that we study are of relevance to a wide variety of industries, e.g. pharmaceutical tablets and concrete. Our expertise includes: