Our Motivation

Efficient lightweight structures can only be achieved through the right interaction of materials, design and manufacturing processes. The challenge here is not only the design of individual components in line with the materials and manufacturing processes, but also the lightweight design concept pursued across the entire system. Significant increases in efficiency in terms of structural weight and sustainability are possible, especially through the clever integration of a wide variety of functions into an overall structural concept and the development of multifunctional structures (functional lightweight design or system lightweight design).

With this in mind, we at the Institute of Lightweight Structures are developing various ideas and concepts to meet this approach. This includes both the further development or the use of novel material concepts as well as applications from the aerospace sector.