Christian Doppler Laboratory
Functionally Oriented Materials Design
The Christian Doppler Laboratory for Functionally Oriented Materials
Design (CDL-FMD) was one of the
Christian Doppler Laboratories
established at university institutes by the
Christian Doppler Research Society.
The CDL-FMD was operated jointly by the Institute of Lightweight Design and Structural Biomechanics (ILSB) at the TU Wien, Vienna, Austria, and the Institute of Mechanics (IfM) at the University of Mining and Metallurgy, Leoben, Austria.
In accordance with the statutes of the Christian Doppler Research Society, the activities of the CDL-FMD ceased with Dec. 31, 2004, seven years after its foundation.
The industrial partners of the CDL-FMD were BÖHLER Edelstahl GmbH, Kapfenberg, the division Railway-Systems of voestalpine AG, Donawitz, and VOEST-ALPINE Industrieanlagenbau GmbH, Linz.
For developing new materials or improving existing ones a deep understanding of these complex interactions is of major importance. Computer oriented modeling methods based on continuum mechanics have developed into important tools for the theoretical description of such problems. The Christian Doppler Laboratory for Functionally Oriented Materials Design (CDL-FMD) is rooted in this field of research, which is referred to as micromechanics of materials.
The research strategy of the CDL-FMD aims at reaching an improved understanding of the thermomechanical behavior of advanced materials under given loads. On this basis material configurations are to be identified, which match given application profiles as closely as possible. Accordingly, the activities of the laboratory encompass the development of concepts and methods for modeling the interactions between the loading conditions, the behavior and the microstructure as well as microtopology of materials, and their application towards improving and developing materials, products and processes.
Specific applications are high speed tool steels produced by powder metallurgical routes, the material behavior in the surface regions of the head zone of railroad rails, and phase transitions in continuously cast steels.
Publications from the CDL-FMD
The following CDL-FMD researchers were stationed at the ILSB:
Thomas DRABEK (doctoral student), Anton ECKSCHLAGER (doctoral student), Wensheng HAN (postdoc) and Safak YILMAZ (postdoc).
The head of the CDL-FMD, Helmut BÖHM, is staff scientist at the ILSB.
The following CDL-FMD researchers were stationed at the IfM:
Werner DAVES (postdoc) and Ernst GAMSJÄGER (doctoral student).
Helmut J. Böhm
Institute of Lightweight Design and Structural Biomechanics,
Gußhausstr. 27-29, A-1040 Vienna, Austria
Tel: +43 (1) 58801/31712 Fax: +43 (1) 58801/31799
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