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FOR 2021 “Active principles of nanoscale matrix additives for fibre reinforced lightweight structures”

The DFG Research-group 2021 is an association of a number of institutes of several universities and research facilities who investigate the mechanisms by which nanoscale particulate additives influence the properties of fibre-reinforced composites. A preceding project (Virtual Institute “Nanotechnology in Polymer-Composite-Materials”) was able to proof the high potential of fibre-reinforced nanocomposites. In order to fully exploit this potential a deeper understanding of the mechanisms by which nanoparticulate additives, their material, surface modification and disperse properties affect material properties needs to be gained. At the same time the processability along the demanding process chain needs to be ensured. The viscosity of nanoparticulate suspensions is not only a key property during the dispersion step but also for the processability during every other step along the process chain. Nevertheless the fundamental understanding for the origin of the viscosities severe dependence on the solids content, the chosen material and its morphology is still lacking. At the Institute for Particle Technology efforts are taken to elucidate the underlying mechanisms of these phenomenons by means of experimental work as well as coupled CFD-DEM simulations.

TU owned Airplane “Carolo”, a snowboard and wind power plants manufactured with fibre reinforced materials

Team Members

Current Projects
DEFACTO: Battery design and manufacturing optimisation through multiphysic modelling more

HIPO STACK: High Power Redox Flow Stacks more

Simulation based modelling of time- and shear-dependent disperse and rheological properties of cement suspensions more

3D4Space – Additive manufacturing technologies for innovative space travel – „printing on the moon“ more

Nanofluidics & Particle manipulation – Production and characterization of metrological, hierarchical nano- and microstructures more

FOR 2021 “Active principles of nanoscale matrix additives for fibre reinforced lightweight structures” more

Dynamic Process Models for Fine Grinding and Dispersing more


Finished Projects
Processing of nanoparticles out of poorly water-soluble drugs by precipitation and drying using microsystems more