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.
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Automated handling of materials via cooperating robotsStructures and Design: Reseach for Automated Production Technology at the Bauweisen-Kolloquium 2018.
The ZLP site at AugsburgAt its Augsburg site, the ZLP focuses on thermoset matrix composite materials made of dry fibre semi-finished products, infusion resin systems, as well as thermoplastic matrix composites. Other key areas are production-integrated quality assurance and the corresponding mechatronics and robotics. The Multifunctional Cell robotic research platform (Multifunktionale Zelle; MFZ), the only one of its kind in
Europe, enables research to be carried out on an industrial scale.
Resistance welding – The Institute at JEC World 2019 in ParisSince 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)Institute of Structures and DesignTelephone: +49 711 6862-470
Prof. Dr. Heinz VoggenreiterHead of the InstituteGerman Aerospace Center (DLR)Institute of Materials ResearchTelephone: +49 711 6862-444
Fax: +49 711 6862-227Linder HöheContact
Institute of Structures and Design: number of journal contributions from 2014 to 2018 (19 percent of open access)
69,1669number of non-open access journal contributions (2014 to 2018)
69,1616number of open access journal contributions (2014 to 2018)
Institute of Structures and Design: number of employees (2019)
Institute of Structures and Design: number of PhD students (2018)