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Notes on the module handbook of the department Mechanical and Process Engineering

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Course MV-IVW-86988-K-7

Laboratory CAE with composite materials (2L, 3.0 LP)

Course Type

SWS Type Course Form CP (Effort) Presence-Time / Self-Study
2 L Laboratory course 3.0 CP 28 h 62 h
(2L) 3.0 CP 28 h 62 h


CP, Effort 3.0 CP = 90 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in WiSe
Level [7] Master (Advanced)
Language [DE/EN] German or English as required
Area of study [MV-IVW] Composite Materials
Additional informations
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active

Possible Study achievement

  • Verification of study performance: proof of successful participation in the practical course / lab
  • Examination number (Study achievement): 10927 ("CAE with Composite Materials")
  • Details of the examination (type, duration, criteria) will be announced at the beginning of the course.
    Regular and active participation in laboratory appointments, intensive pre- and postprocessing. Grading is possible on the basis of a final presentation of the results followed by a discussion.

    Depending on the examination regulations, the course work can/must be submitted as graded examination work. In this case the repetition rules of the examination regulations for practical laboratory work apply.


For the design of components and processes, simulation based on finite element analyses is widely used. Therefore, numerous commercial software exist to support engineers. Especially when using composite materials the simulation offers opportunities for optimization of components and manufacturing processes. Within this laboratory, students will be introduced to common software tools and simulation techniques to earn basic knowledge of the methodology.

Contents are:

  • deformation and stress analyzes
  • modelling of anisotropic properties and laminates
  • simulation of manufacturing processes
  • optimization methods

Competencies / intended learning achievements

Students will be able to
  • built-up models with CAE-tools
  • define and assign anisotropic material properties
  • analyze stresses and deformations depending on chosen boundary conditions
  • simulate simple manufacturing processes
  • conduct optimizations


  • Handbuch Verbundwerkstoffe, Neitzel M., Mitschang P., Breuer U. (ed). 2014, insbesondere Kap. 6.
  • Advani, S. (Ed.), Sozer, E. (Ed.). (2012). Process Modeling in Composites Manufacturing. Boca Raton: CRC Press.


Registration via KIS is mandatory.

Requirements for attendance (informal)


Requirements for attendance (formal)


References to Course [MV-IVW-86988-K-7]

Module Name Context
[MV-IVW-M201-M-7] Laboratory CAE with composite materials P: Obligatory 2L, 3.0 LP