The research activities in the Institute of Structures and Design are concerned with the development and implementation of composite materials with polymer and ceramic matrix in innovative, high performance structures. The developments are not only for aeronautics and aerospace applications, but also for general technical applications within alternative energy technologies, transportation and mechanical engineering. Design and construction principles are hereby developed and validated, which under the given boundary conditions of the application, offer economical solutions with high reliability.
Institute of Structures and Design
Flashlamp based thermoplastic Automated Fiber Placement (F-AFP)
Structures and Design: Reseach for Automated Production Technology at the Bauweisen-Kolloquium 2018.
DLR Center for Lightweight Production Technology in Augsburg
The building complex of the Center for Lightweight Construction Technology (ZLP) at the Augsburg location was opened in May 2013. In the ZLP, the DLR Institute of Structures and Design in Stuttgart cooperates with the DLR Institute of Composite Structures and Adaptive Systems in Braunschweig and the DLR Robotics and Mechatronics Centre in Oberpfaffenhofen.
Resistance welding – The Institute at JEC World 2019 in Paris
Since the welding process has a high automation potential, it is well suited for efficient series production. In addition to resistance welding (picture), ultrasonic welding is currently being industrialized as a suitable joining technique at the Institute of Structures and Construction Technology.
Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dietmar KochDeputy DirectorGerman Aerospace Center (DLR)DLR Institute of Structures and DesignTelephone: +49 711 6862-470
Prof. Dr. Heinz VoggenreiterHead of the InstituteGerman Aerospace Center (DLR)DLR Institute of Materials ResearchTelephone: +49 711 6862-444
Fax: +49 711 6862-227
Facts / Institutes
Institute of Structures and Design: number of journal contributions from 2014 to 2018 (19 percent of open access)69,1685
number of non-open access journal contributions (2014 to 2018)69,1669
number of open access journal contributions (2014 to 2018)69,1616
Institute of Structures and Design: number of PhD students (2018)29
Institute of Structures and Design: number of publications – 18 percent of open access (2014 to 2018)95,434529
number of publications of open access between 2014 and 2018 (18 percent)95,43495
number of publications of non-open access between 2014 and 201895,434434