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Film shoot on the topic of women in historical polar research

On November 24, a film crew visited the Institute of Mechanics to attend the lecture on the mechanics of glaciers and gain an insight into the work of the institute. The footage is to be included in a documentary presenting women who were pioneers in polar research.

Ice Modeler Workshop 08/21 to 08/23, 2023

From August 21st to 23th, 2023 the Ice Modeler Workshop took place at the Institute for Mechanics. Around 20 participants discussed icy topics such as modelling, numerics and HPC on Monday and Tuesday. The workshop ended on August 23th with a visit to the GSI (Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research).

1st place cycled! City cycling 2023 at the department 13 with a great result

The city cycling has come to an end and our department 13 can draw a great balance: It is the winner of all TU Darmstadt teams! In total, 38 cyclists have cycled 10428 km in three weeks. Best within the team of department 13 was our Timm Schultz with 1609 kilometers. A total of 275 cyclists competed for the TU Darmstadt.

New Ph.D. Thesis from Thomas Blome

Blome, T. (2022). Thermomechanical Modeling of Amorphous Polymers Through the Glass Transition Region. Darmstadt, Technische Universität Darmstadt, https://doi.org/10.26083/tuprints-00022487.

Article about Matthias Bohnen, new PhD candidate at the Institue for Mechanics

In an article, which was published by UniSpectrum live, the online magazine of TU Kaiserslautern, Matthias Bohnen is telling us about his studies and how he became fascinated by the field of continuum mechanics.

Matthias Bohnen,
Institue for Mechanics

I have learned to solve problems by thinking. More precisely, thinking and calculations.

MatthiasBohnen

Publications about Lattice Boltzmann Methods for solids

A new publication was published in the context of the Lattice Boltzmann project.

  • Schlüter, A., Müller, H., and Müller, R. (2022). Lattice Boltzmann method for antiplane shear deformation: non-lattice-conforming boundary conditions. Arch Appl Mech, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00419-022-02240-z.

Additionally, there are two more drafts available as preprints.

  • Müller, H., Touil, A., Schlüter, A., and Müller, R. (2022). Dynamic Propagation of Mode III Cracks in a Lattice Boltzmann Method for Solids. arXiv preprint, arXiv:2206.12412, https://arxiv.org/abs/2206.12412.
  • Faust, E., Schlüter, A., Müller, H., and Müller, R. (2022). Dirichlet and Neumann boundary conditions in a Lattice Boltzmann Method for Elastodynamics. arXiv preprints, arXiv:2208.04088, https://arxiv.org/abs/2208.04088.

On Stress in Marshmallows and Firn – contribution to the “International Firn Workshop”

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New project is funded by the DFG

We're happy to announce that the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft will fund the project with the title “Development of a Viskoelastic Phase Field Model for Fracture Processes with Application in Ice Dynamics”.

In this project, the progression of fractures in ice shelfs, which leads to the braking off of icebergs, will be examined. For this purpose, a model that uses the phase field method will be developed.

The growth of fatigue cracks simulated with the phase field method

Yan, S., Schreiber, C., and Müller, R. (2022). An efficient implementation of a phase field model for fatigue crack growth. International Journal of Fracture, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10704-022-00628-0.

The Complex Life of Ice Sheets

Prof. Dr Angelika Humbert @ TEDxDornbirn

go to the lecture “Mechanik von Gletschern und Eisschilden”

Which role does the process of “Grain Boundary Sliding” play in the densification of firn?

Schultz, T., Müller, R., Gross, D., and Humbert, A. (2022). On the contribution of grain boundary sliding type creep to firn densification – an assessment using an optimization approach. The Cryosphere, 16, 143-158, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-143-2022.

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Publication about the significance of the elastic deformation during the flow von glaciers

How "creepy" is Greenland's ice?

Christmann, J., Helm, V., Khan, S. A., Kleiner, T., Müller, R., Morlighem, M., Neckel, N., Rückamp, M., Steinhage, D., Zeising, O., and Humbert, A. (2021). Elastic deformation play a non-negligible role in Greenland's outlet glacier flow. Communications Earth & Environment, 2 (232), https://doi.org/10.1038/s43247-021-00296-3.

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