Research interests include modeling and simulation of bulk and sheet metal forming, microstructural microstructure simulation and damage modeling, and lifetime estimation of hot stamping tools.

The research activities include method development, numerical simulation and experimental verification as well as related metal investigation methods.

Below you will find an overview of current research topics at the Chair of Metalforming.

  • Development of experimental methods
    for the description of the forming behavior of complex materials
  • Investigation of process-influencing boundary conditions
    like friction and heat transfer
  • Development of materials with better formability
  • Component and process optimization
  • Modeling of microstructural changes
    during the forming process and the resulting property profile.
  • Numerical simulation
    of forming processes with the finite element method
  • Methodology of product development