Students from Gymnasium am Rittersberg experience an exciting laboratory internship


This week, the students of Gymnasium am Rittersberg had the unique opportunity to gain fascinating insights into the world of fiber composite materials in our laboratories.

During the internship, which took place as part of an internship week in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Process Engineering at the Rhineland-Palatinate Technical University of Kaiserslautern-Landau (RPTU), Florian Gortner and Bernd Wetzel gave the students a comprehensive overview of the basic structure of innovative materials, their design, manufacture, further processing into components, various areas of application and testing procedures. Together with Martin Müller, the students were able to produce test specimens on the high-speed tape layer using the Gentry portal design. Thanks to the support of Thorsten Becker, Miro Duhovic and Dominic Schommer, the students also got a brief insight into the world of process simulation of composite materials and were able to experience the performance of the laser cutter equipment at the Demonstration and Application Center (D.A.Z.), which cut their test specimens. These were tested the following day at IVW by the students under the supervision of Ralph Schneider, Stefan Gabriel and Florian Mischo on a high-speed tearing machine and drop tower for their short-term dynamic tensile and crash properties. Claudius Pirro also gave them insight into the latest technologies to make material structures visible, such as atomic force, electron and 3D X-ray microscopy.

We hope the students enjoyed it and wish them all the best for the future!

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