As part of a project, the properties of fiber-metal laminates (FML) under blast (shock waves) and impact loading are being investigated and optimized. This class of materials is characterized by a laminate structure consisting of alternating layers of long-fiber-reinforced polymers and metal. In particular, the focus is on optimizing the manufacturing process, setting up an FE analysis to determine the failure modes, and experimentally investigating the mechanical behavior with respect to the complexity of a shock wave loading. As a sample material, the design of an aluminum-S2-glass laminate, also known under the brand name GLARE, is investigated.

Within the scope of this project, the Universität der Bundeswehr München, Institute for Lightweight Structures is looking for a project partner with the experience in manufacturing GLARE. Commercial/industrial solutions are also welcome, i.e. a manufacturer of GLARE regarding procurement of the finished sheet material.

The Universität der Bundeswehr München – Institute for Lightweight Structures is very pleased about a feedback and scientific exchange!

Interested parties please contact:

Dr.-Ing. Bruno Musil
Universität der Bundeswehr München
Institut für Leichtbau
Tel.: 089/6004 5603