It is no longer possible to imagine society without norms and standards. They define, characterize, describe and thus have a quality-assuring effect, open up markets and promote transparency as well as the safety of products and processes.
In Germany, standards work is supported by the state (German Standards Strategy of the Federal Government) and is centrally bundled in DIN (German Institute for Standardization) in particular. Contrary to what is often assumed, however, standards are not created by the legislature or other government bodies, but are developed and maintained by so-called "interested parties". These interested parties consist of representatives of, for example, industrial companies, consumer organizations, research institutes or even public authorities, who work on standards and specifications under the organization of DIN in a consensus procedure and on a self-financed basis. Based on the various national standards organizations (DIN, BIS, ...), international standards are developed at the European level in CEN (European Committee for Standardization) and at the international level in ISO (International Organization for Standardization).
Leibniz-Institut für Verbundwerkstoffe is committed to science and application in national and international standardization in the field of composite materials. This concerns, for example, the management and organization of national standardization, the development and revision of standards, participation in worldwide materials interlaboratory tests, the contribution of testing and materials technology expertise and experience, and the safeguarding of the interests of the German society in international committees.
Research Director Component Development & Manager Fatigue & Life Time Prediction
Special Expertise: Method development for realistic and efficient material and component testing under consideration of environmental influences (temperature, humidity, media)
PD Dr.-Ing. habil.
Research Director Digitalization & Manager Digitalized Process & Material Development
Special expertise: Process monitoring, experimental-simulative characterization of processing behavior (esp. permeability), Resin injection/infusion, Preforming
Deputy Research Manager Component Development & Manager Mechanical Characterization & Modeling
Special Expertise: Mechanical characterization of materials, components and joints (strain rate & temperature variable), DIN/ISO standardization, material behavior under multi-axiality (tension/compression and torsion), FEM simulation (mechanical), material model parameterization, validation of FE simulation models by experimental investigations, structural integrity, metal-fiber reinforced composites