Research Projects

SFB 926 “Microscale Morphology of Component Surfaces”

  • Timespan of the 1st funding period: 07/01/2011 – 06/30/2015
  • Timespan of the 2nd funding period: 07/01/2015 – 06/30/2019
  • Timespan of the 3rd funding period: 07/01/2019 – 06/30/2023


  • Subproject A01 “Modeling and Simulation of Wetting of Component Surfaces” (2nd/3rd funding period)
  • Subproject A04: “Multiscale Modeling and Simulation of Microcutting of Titanium Materials” (1st/2nd funding period)
  • Subproject A05: “Phase Field Modelling of Transformation and Failure Mechanisms in the Vicinity of Surfaces” (1st/2nd/3rd funding period)
  • Subproject B02: “Systematic Temperature Control when Turning Metastable Austenitic Steels” (1st/2nd funding period)

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SPP 1748 “Reliable Simulation Techniques in Solid Mechanics. Development of Non-standard Discretization Methods, Mechanical and Mathematical Analysis”

  • Timespan: 2015 – 2021
  • Subproject “Advanced Finite Element Modelling of 3D Crack Propagation by a Phase Field Approach”

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IRTG 2057 (International Research Training Group) “Physical Modeling for Virtual Manufacturing Systems and Processes” in cooperation with the University of California at the sites Berkeley and Davis

  • Timespan of the 1st funding period: 07/01/2014 – 12/31/2018
  • Timespan of the 2nd funding period: 01/01/2019 – 06/30/2023


  • Subproject UKL 3.1: “Simulation of cutting processes using the particle finite element method” (1st funding period)
  • Subproject UKL 4.2: “Computational homogenization techniques coupling multiple scales” (1st funding period)
  • Subproject UKL 3.1: “A particle FEM for the simulation of cutting processes and additive manufacturing” (2nd funding period)
  • Subproject UKL 3.2: “Phase field simulation for fatigue failure prediction in processing” (2nd funding period)

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FOR 1509 “Ferroic Functional Materials”

  • Timespan: 2012 – 2018
  • Subproject P4: “Investigation of size effects in ferroelectric materials by use of phase field simulations”

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SPP 1158 “Antarctic Research with Comparative Investigations in Arctic Ice Regions”

  • Subproject: “solidFIDEMO – a firn densification model for volumetric mass balances” (2018 – 2021)

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DFG Individual Project “Development of a Lattice Boltzmann Method for the Simulation of Dynamic Crack Propagation in Brittle Materials”

  • Timespan: 2019 – 2021

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BMBF “Greenland Ice Sheet Ocean Interaction” (GROCE)

  • Timespan: 2017 – 2020
  • Subproject 3: “Dynamic of the grounding line at the 79°N Glacier”

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BMBF “Förderung des individuellen Lernerfolgs mittels digitaler Medien im Bauingenieurstudium” (Fundament)

  • Timespan: 2017 – 2020

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Technical Commitee Phase Field Modelling

  • Direction: 2013 – 2018

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Collaboration projects

  • Fraunhofer-ITWM
  • Bosch
  • GSI