Module Handbook

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

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Module MV-IVW-M201-M-7

Laboratory CAE with composite materials (M, 5.0 LP)

Module Identification

Module Number Module Name CP (Effort)
MV-IVW-M201-M-7 Laboratory CAE with composite materials 5.0 CP (90 h)


CP, Effort 5.0 CP = 90 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in WiSe
Level [7] Master (Advanced)
Language [DE/EN] German or English as required
Module Manager
Area of study [MV-IVW] Composite Materials
Reference course of study [MV-88.B73-SG] M.Sc. Materials Science and Engineering
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active


Type/SWS Course Number Title Choice in
Presence-Time /
SL SL is
required for exa.
PL CP Sem.
4L MV-IVW-86988-K-7
Laboratory CAE with composite materials
P 56 h 94 h
- no 5.0 WiSe
  • About [MV-IVW-86988-K-7]: Title: "Laboratory CAE with composite materials"; Presence-Time: 56 h; Self-Study: 94 h
  • About [MV-IVW-86988-K-7]: The study achievement "[L-Schein] proof of successful participation in the practical course / lab" must be obtained.
  • About [MV-IVW-86988-K-7]:
    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.

Evaluation of grades

Je nach Prüfungsordnung kann/muss die Studienleistung als benotete Prüfungsleistung eingebracht werden. Es gelten dann die Wiederholungsregeln der Prüfungsordnung für laborpraktische Arbeiten.


Simulation techniques based on the finite element method (FEM) are perfectly suited for the design of components and manufacturing processes. Numerous commercial software systems exist for this purpose, which support essential parts of the engineering work. Especially in the case of composite materials, simulation offers great potential for the optimization of components and their manufacturing processes. In this laboratory, students will be introduced to the most common software tools and simulation methods in order to gain a basic understanding of the possibilities. Finally, simulation results will be experimentally validated using the example of a simple composite component.

The following main topics will be covered:

  • Introduction to the finite element method and its specifics in relation to composite materials
  • Deformation and stress analyses under mechanical loading
  • Modelling of anisotropic properties and laminate structures
  • Optimization of composite laminate layer structures
  • Simulation of composite manufacturing processes: Thermoforming and resin infusion
  • Manufacturing of a component to validate the process simulation
  • Testing of a component to validate the structural simulation

Competencies / intended learning achievements

At the end of the course, the students will be able to:
  • Build simulation models using CAE software tools
  • Define and assign anisotropic material properties
  • Analyze stresses and deformations depending on selected boundary conditions
  • Optimize layer structures to fulfil mechanical tasks/specifications
  • Simulate different manufacturing processes


  • 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 of the module (informal)


Requirements for attendance of the module (formal)


References to Module / Module Number [MV-IVW-M201-M-7]

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[MV-ALLG-2022-MPOOL-6] Wahlpflichtmodule Master allgemein 2022
[MV-ALL-MPOOL-6] Wahlpflichtmodule allgemein
[MV-CE-2022-MPOOL-6] Wahlpflichtmodule M.Sc. Computational Engineering 2022
[MV-CE-MPOOL-6] Wahlpflichtmodule Computational Engineering
[MV-MatWerk-2022-MPOOL-6] Wahlpflichtmodule M.Sc. Materialwissenschaften und Werkstofftechnik 2022
[MV-MatWerk-MPOOL-6] Wahlpflichtmodule Materialwissenschaften und Werkstofftechnik
[MV-MV-SIAK-DT-ENG-MPOOL-6] SIAK Zertifikat "Digitale Transformation" - Module MV "Engineering"
[MV-PE-2022-MPOOL-6] Wahlpflichtmodule M.Sc. Produktentwicklung 2022
[MV-PE-MPOOL-6] Wahlpflichtmodule Produktentwicklung im Maschinenbau