Technology Center Thermoplastic Composites (TTC)

Thermoplastic fiber composites enable cost-efficient semi-finished products, simple shaping options, weldability and material recycling. This enables a wide range of innovations, e.g. in transportation, medical technology as well as energy technology.

The Technology Center Thermoplastic Composites is a development catalyst for regional and supraregional medium-sized companies and large enterprises along the entire process chain. Particularly high-quality and advanced plant technology has been installed at IVW for this purpose, which is used to work together with research partners on the applications of tomorrow and the foundations for innovations of the future.

TTC Publications

C. Andriß, A. Kenf, T. Donhauser, and S. Schmeer, “Characterization and modeling of continuous carbon fiber-reinforced polycarbonate under multiaxial loads,” Composites Part B: Engineering, vol. 235, p. 109740, 2022, doi: 10.1016/j.compositesb.2022.109740.

J. Hausmann, Esha, S. Schmidt, and J. Krummenacker, “Mean Value-Amplitude Method for the Determination of Anisotropic Mechanical Properties of Short Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastics,” Journal of Composites Science, vol. 6, no. 6, p. 179, 2022, doi: 10.3390/jcs6060179.

S. Weidmann, P. Volk, P. Mitschang, N. Markaide. "Investigations on thermoforming of carbon fiber reinforced epoxy vitrimer composites". Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing Volume 154, March 2022, 106791,

J. Krummenacker und J. Hausmann, „Determination of Fatigue Damage Initiation in Short Fiber-Reinforced Thermoplastic through Acoustic Emission Analysis“, Journal of Composite Science, Jg. 5, Nr. 8, S. 221, 2021, doi: 10.3390/jcs5080221

K. Mehl, S. Schmeer, N. Motsch-Eichmann, P. Bauer, I. Müller und J. Hausmann, „Structural Optimization of Locally Continuous Fiber-Reinforcements for Short Fiber-Reinforced Plastics“, Journal of Composites Science, Jg. 5, Nr. 5, S. 118, 2021, doi: 10.3390/jcs5050118

T. Donhauser, A. Kenf, S. Schmeer und J. Hausmann, „Calculation of highly stressed components made of carbonfiber-reinforced polyamide-6“, Composite Structures, S. 114830, 2021, doi:10.1016/j.compstruct.2021.114830

J. Vogtmann, A. Klingler, T. Rief and M. Gurka. „3D X-Ray Microscopy as a Tool for in Depth Analysis of the Interfacial Interaction between a Single Carbon Fiber and an Epoxy Matrix after Mechanical Loading“. Journal of Composites Science, 5(5), 2021,

B. Kelkel, V. Popow und M. Gurka, „Inline quantification and localization of transverse matrix cracking in cross-ply CFRP during quasi-static tensile testing by a joint event-based evaluation of acoustic emission and passive IR thermography“ (English), Composites Science and Technology, Jg. 190, 2020,

V. Popow und M. Gurka, „Full factorial analysis of the accuracy of automated quantification of hidden defects in an anisotropic carbon fibre reinforced composite shell using pulse phase thermography“ (English), NDT and E International, Jg. 116, 2020,

M. Domm, J. Schlimbach und P. Mitschang, “Characterization method for continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastic strands”, Journal of Thermoplastic Composite Materials, 2019,

V. Popow und M. Gurka, „Possibilities and limitations of passive and active thermography methods for investigation of composite materials using NDT simulations“ (English), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, Jg. 10973, 2019,

F. Mischo, C. Goergen, S. Schmeer und P. Mitschang, “Use of recycled carbon staple fibers in an advanced thermoforming process and analysis of its crash performance”, Advanced Manufacturing: Polymer & Composites Science 6 (1), S. 48-56, 2020,

M. Salmins und P. Mitschang, „Density Influence on the Formation of Skin Layers in Integral Sandwich Structures Based on Open Porous PESU Foams”, 5th International Conference & Exhibition on Thermoplastic Composites Conference (ITHEC) (digitale Veranstaltung), 13.–15.10.2020, Proceedings, S. 227 – 231, 2020

J. Weber und J. Schlimbach, “Co-Consolidation of CF/PEEK tape-preforms and CF/PEEK organo sheets to manufacture reinforcements in stamp-forming process, Advanced Manufacturing: Polymer & Composites Science (2019) Issue 4, 2019,

V. Popow und M. Gurka, „Passive thermography for detection of damaging events during quasi-static tensile testing“ (English), Key Engineering Materials, 809 KEM, S. 581–586, 2019,

J. Weber und J. Schlimbach, “Interlaminar fracture toughness of co-consolidated CF/PEEK laminates manufactured in stamp-forming process”, 22nd International Conference on Composites Materials (ICCM22), 11.–16.08.2019, Melbourne, Australien, 2019

J. Schlimbach und M. Domm: “FIFDM – advanced 3D printing with continuous fiber reinforcement”, 22nd International Conference on Composites Materials (ICCM22), 11.–16.02.2019, Melbourne, Australien, 2019

M. Domm und J. Schlimbach, „FIFDM – Verfahren für 3D-gedruckte Faser-Kunststoff-Verbunde“, Hybrid-Materials and Structures, 3. Internationale Konferenz, 18.–19.04.2018, Bremen, 2018

M. Domm und J. Schlimbach, “FIFDM - 3D Printing with Continuous Fiber Reinforcement”, 4D Printing & Meta Materials Conference, 3rd edition, 18.04.2018, Brightlands Chemelot Campus, Geleen, The Netherlands, 2018

C. Goergen, D. Schommer, M. Duhovic und P. Mitschang, "Deep drawing of organic sheets made of hybrid recycled carbon and thermoplastic polyamide 6 staple fiber yarns", Journal of Thermoplastic Composite Materials 33 (6), S. 754-778, 2018,

O. Rimmel, D. May, A. Poeppel, J. Schlimbach und P. Mitschang, “Development of a highly aligned rCF-Sliver for a binder tape manufacturing process”, 18th European Conference on Composite Materials (ECCM18), 24.-28.06.2018, Athen, Griechenland, 2018

M. Domm und J. Schlimbach, “Characterization of a novel additive manufacturing process for FRPC”, SAMPE Europe Conference 2018, 11.–13.09.2018, Southampton, England, 2018

IVW PhD Theses with TTC reference

Completed Doctorates

Dr.-Ing. Tobias Donhauser
"Beitrag zur Auslegung hochbeanspruchter Bauteile aus Faser-Thermoplast-Verbunden"
Link to the abstract
Chairman of the Examination Board: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ulf Breuer

Dr.-Ing. Christian Goergen
"Quasiplastisches Verformungsverhalten von Organoblechen aus recycelten Kohlenstoff-Stapelfasergarnen"
Link to the abstract
Chairman of the Examination Board: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Eberhard Kerscher

Dr.-Ing. Andreas Klingler
"Morphology and Fracture of Block Copolymer and Core-Shell Rubber Particle Modified Epoxies and their Carbon Fibre Reinforced Composites"
Link to the abstract
Chairman of the Examination Board: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Eberhard Kerscher

Dr.-Ing. Tim Krooß
"Entwicklung thermoplastischer Faserkunststoffverbunde aus carbonfaserverstärkten PPS/PES-Blends"
Link to the abstract
Chairman of the Examination Board: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Tilman Beck

Ongoing Doctorates

M.Sc. Christian Andriß
"Entwicklung fortschrittlicher Materialmodelle"
PhD Supervisor: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Joachim Hausmann

M.Sc. Andreas Kenf
"Charakterisierung und numerische Beschreibung des Materialverhaltens uni-direktionaler Faser-Thermoplast-Verbunde unter Berücksichtigung mehrachsiger Spannungszustände"
PhD Supervisor: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Joachim Hausmann

M.Sc. Alexander Nuhn
"Effekte von tapegelegten Einlegern auf den Spritzgussprozess"
PhD Supervisor: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ulf Breuer

Dipl.-Ing. Florian Mischo
"Entwicklung einer Prüfmethodik zur Bestimmung kurzzeit-dynamischer Materialkennwerte von endlosfaserverstärkten Faser-Thermoplast-Verbunden"
PhD Supervisor: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Joachim Hausmann

M.Sc. Julian Weber
"Thermogeformte Bauteile aus tapebasierten Gelegen"
PhD Supervisor: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Mitschang

Dipl.-Ing. Maximilian Salmins
"Verarbeitung von thermoplastischen Schaumsystemen für strukturelle Anwendungen in Sandwichstrukturen"
PhD Supervisor: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Mitschang