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Prof. Dr. Dirk Mohr
Chair of Computational Modeling of Materials in Manufacturing

 

 

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Dynamic Behavior of Materials and Structures (ETH 151-0735-00L)

We created a new class at ETH entitled "Dynamic Behavior of Materials and Structures". Lectures and computer labs are concerned with the modeling of the deformation response and failure of engineering materials (metals, polymers and composites) subject to extreme loadings during manufacturing, crash, impact and blast events. Details on the class can be found at http://www.ivp.ethz.ch/en/studium/vorlesungen/dynamic-behavior-of-materials-and-structures.html . Examples for the student projects of Fall 2015 are shown below.

Blast Response of Reinforced Concrete
(Project of V. Seydoux  &  R. Wegmann)

Based on a paper by Erice et al. (2014), a computational model predicting the brittle cracking of concrete has been explored to describe the blast response of reinforced concrete slabs.

 

Crashworthiness of a race car front end
(Project of S. Ebnöther and U. Steiner)

Crash simulations have been performed to compare the specific energy absorption of high strength steel and carbon fiber structures .

Wave Propagation in Solids (ETH 151-0525-00L)

This joint graduate level class with Prof. J. Dual is concerned with the propagation of waves in solids and covers the following topics in detail:Phenomenology of wave propagation ( plane waves, harmonic waves, harmonic analysis and synthesis, dispersion, attenuation, group and phase velocity), transmission and reflection, impact problems, waves in linear elastic media ( P- Waves, S-Waves, Rayleigh waves, guided waves), elastic plastic waves, experimental and numerical methods