Citrine Platform

Materials informatics accelerates customer tailored composite material design

Siemens DISW is a partner in the project DOME 4.0 aiming to realize a digital platform for connecting materials data sources to data users.

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Women in engineering and the latest development in solar panel technology

“Diversity produces more creative and well-rounded research” Did you know that International Women’s Day has been observed for over 100…


Composite Materials Performance Evaluation – using a fast, virtual testing tool

Industrial Challenge: Materials Engineering for Composites subject to Variability The powerful combination of being strong and lightweight, makes composites materials…

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Vendée Globe: A digital twist?

Around the world in 80 days: the real Vendée Globe goes virtual to the delight of confined sailors around the…

Crack propagation in composites and how to avoid it: A DLR case study

Ceramic matrix composites (CMCs) have become especially popular in space applications due to their ability to withstand extremely high temperatures. At the German Aerospace Center (DLR), researchers are investigating the use of CMC components for high-temperatures and demanding-environment applications.

How Rule of Mixtures is Killing Your Composite Design

Rule of Mixtures is probably the most known and widespread method of estimating composite properties. Its notoriety in composite design circles is also its main problem: Rule of Mixtures has been overused and applied to cases that do not even come close to respecting its original, simplifying assumptions.

Multiscale Analysis: A General Overview and Its Applications in Material Design

Modeling advanced materials accurately is extremely complex. Multiscale simulations achieve balance between simulation accuracy and computational efficiency by capturing their behavior and important features at multiple scales.

High Velocity Impact on Composites – Past, Present, and Future

In 1969, Grumman Aerospace was the first company to successfully introduce advanced composites into a commercial airplane. The boron-epoxy laminated horizontal stabilizer used in the F-14A was 15% lighter and 18% less costly than its metal counterpart.