[ILSB_logo] Christian Doppler Laboratory
for
Functionally Oriented Materials Design
[IfM_logo]

German


[CDG_logo]

CHRISTIAN DOPPLER LABORATORY
FOR
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.




AIMS OF THE CDL-FMD

The availability of materials with mechanical properties hat are well adapted to their fields of application plays a vital role in developing new products and processes and in improving existing ones. Typical requirements are high stiffness and strength, good resistance against damage and wear, and well-balanced combinations of the above. These material properties, in turn, are determined by the interplay between materials´ microstructure with the highly complex stress states caused by production and service loads.

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 CDL-FMD AT THE ILSB

The research activities of the CDL-FMD at the Institut of Lightweight Structures and Structural Biomechanics were closely integrated with the institute's research programs on Numerical Methods in Engineering and Micromechanics of Materials. Work at the ILSB concentrated on the projects "Functionally Oriented Design of Morphologies of Two Phase Materials" and "Microstructure Design for Loading - Edge Cracks in Slabs".

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 CDL-FMD AT THE IfM

The research activities of the CDL-FMD at the Institute of Mechanics concentrated on the projects "Influence of Service Loads on Microstructure and Damage - Railroad Rails" and "Microstructure Design for Loading - Edge Cracks in Slabs".

The following CDL-FMD researchers were stationed at the IfM:
Werner DAVES (postdoc) and Ernst GAMSJÄGER (doctoral student).




For further information on the CDL-FMD, please, contact

Helmut J. Böhm
Institute of Lightweight Design and Structural Biomechanics,
TU Wien,
Gußhausstr. 27-29, A-1040 Vienna, Austria
Tel: +43 (1) 58801/31712     Fax: +43 (1) 58801/31799


revised 050221(hjb) On Christian Doppler

Please, address questions and comments on this web site to the developer, H.J. Böhm

ILSB Home CDG Home IfM Home