Institute of Designing Plastics and Composite Materials

In research and teaching, we focus on the structural design and calculation of components made of synthetic and composite materials. The use of these modern materials requires knowledge of the physical material behavior as well as its manufacturing technology in order to come up with constructive ideas. For this reason, close cooperation with all chairs of the Department of Polymer Engineering is fundamental.

Our Team

Head of Chair

Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Clara Schuecker


clara.schuecker(at)unileoben.ac.at 
+43 3842 402 - 2500
Profil (MUonline) 

Schwerpunkte: Hochleistungsverbundwerkstoffe

Office

Heike Noll
Sekretariat

heike.noll(at)unileoben.ac.at 
+43 3842 402 - 2501
Profil auf MUonline
Öffnungszeiten: Mo - Fr: 08:00 - 12:00

 

Scientific Staff

Dipl.-Ing. Dr.mont. Martin Pletz
Senior Scientist
martin.pletz@unileoben.ac.at
+43 3842 402 - 2507 
Profil (MUonline

Dipl.-Ing. Christian Moser
Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter
christian.moser@unileoben.ac.at
+43 3842 402 - 2510
Profil (MUonline)

Mariia Shevchuk, MSc
Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin
mariia.shevchuk@unileoben.ac.at
+43 3842 402 - 2509
Profil (MUonline)

Dipl.-Ing. Markus Tauscher
Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter
markus.tauscher@unileoben.ac.at
+43 3842 402 - 2511
Profil (MUonline)

2019-03-01_KKV_Drvoderic

Dipl.-Ing. Matthias Drvoderic
Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter
matthias.drvoderic(at)unileoben.ac.at 
+43 3842 402 - 2508
Profil (MUonline)

2019-03-01_KKV_Rettl

Dipl.-Ing. Matthias Rettl
Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter
matthias.rettl@unileoben.ac.at
+43 3842 402 - 2504
Profil (MUonline)

Siegfried Frankl, M.Eng. (in Bildungskarenz)
Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter
siegfried.frankl(at)unileoben.ac.at  
+43 3842 402 - 2505
Profil (MUonline)

Research and Projects

The Chair of Designing Plastics and Composite Materials is primarily involved in the following research areas:

  • Material modeling and failure assessment
    • also for 3D textile reinforcement
    • new fiber and matrix materials
    • consideration of 3-axial stress conditions
    • standardization of calculation methods
  • multi-scale modeling of complex structures
  • Realistic component simulation for complex loads
  • Material-specific component design & structural optimization
  • Fatigue behavior of composite materials

FEMon - Android-App for image recognition and calculation with the Finite Element Method

Matthias Rettl
Bachelor thesis 

The app FEMon can be used to read the geometry of a beam drawn on paper and then calculate its drawdown. The goal is to achieve the lowest possible drawdown.

The app can be downloaded from the or alternatively as an .apk file for self-installation. Instructions on how to use the app are available. 

FEMon - Android-App for image recognition and calculation with the Finite Element Method

The app FEMon can be used to read the geometry of a beam drawn on paper and then calculate its drawdown. The goal is to achieve the lowest possible drawdown.

The app can be downloaded from the  Google Play Store, or alternatively here as an .apk file to install yourself. Instructions for using the app can be found  here

This video shows how the app works:

Contact

 

 

Chair of Designing Plastics and Composite Materials
Otto Glöckel-Straße 2
8700 Leoben
Austria

+43 3842 402 2501

 

Office

2nd floor, on the right side of the elevator.

Opening hours:
Mon - Fri: 08:00 - 12:00