Scientific focus

For many years, the institute has been involved in the experimental investigation of lightweight structures, the development of corresponding analytical calculation models, the introduction of forces into lightweight structures and the material behavior of composite materials. In particular, fiber composites in monolithic design and sandwich structures are investigated.
For the experimental investigations, the institute has a high-performance laboratory with a wide range of testing equipment at its disposal. Thus, investigations from the material or coupon level up to the larger component can be realized without any problems.
In research, the institute cooperates in various scientific-industrial research projects with renowned partners from the aerospace and automotive industries.