Field of Research
Activities of the Research Group
The main objective of research at the institute is the behaviour of metals and alloys under complex conditions representing those in the technical service of engineering materials. For this purpose technical materials are subjected to near-service conditions and both the macroscopic and the microstructural changes are analysed.
The correlation of microscopic processes with the resulting macroscopic changes in properties are used to obtain informations on the relevant mechanisms and damage processes, in order to develop a better prediction of the application limits and the expected lifetime of materials under service conditions.
The computer-aided description of the material behaviour based on the occurring physical processes serve for the transfer of the experimentally gained results to new applications.