Hybride Verbunde

Hybrid laminates offer the potential of further improving the already outstanding mechanical properties of fiber reinforced composites. Examples are found in the increased fatigue life, the higher damage tolerance during impact and the tailored damping behavior. In order to accurately predict the structural behavior of hybrid laminates and components, we not only deploy appropriate complex material models, but also use efficient modeling strategies on the laminate scale. This ensures a favorable trade-off between forecast quality and simulation time. Currently, we model and analyze the optimized damping behavior of lightweight structures with elastomer layers embedded in the laminate.


Research focus
  • Prediction of the vibrational behvior of laminates with viscoelastic layers
  • Simulation of different damage types within the laminate
  • Development of analytical methods fort he rapid analysis of different laminate configurations


Research projects

M.Sc. Alexander Jackstadt
Tel.: +49 721 608-45365
Email: alexander.jackstadt∂kit.edu


M.Sc. Henrik Werner
Tel.: +49 721 608-46595
Email: henrik.werner∂kit.edu



Finite element model of a hybrid CFRP/elastomer/metal laminate

Selected publications in the research field

Hybrid material additive manufacturing: interlocking interfaces for fused filament fabrication on laser powder bed fusion substrates
Englert, L.; Heuer, A.; Engelskirchen, M. K.; Frölich, F.; Dietrich, S.; Liebig, W. V.; Kärger, L.; Schulze, V.
2022. Virtual and Physical Prototyping, 1–20. doi:10.1080/17452759.2022.2048228
Analytical modeling and investigation of constrained layer damping in hybrid laminates based on a unified plate formulation
Jackstadt, A.; Liebig, W. V.; Kärger, L.
2022. International journal of mechanical sciences, 216 (216), Art.Nr.: 106964. doi:10.1016/j.ijmecsci.2021.106964
Modeling the Mullins effect of rubbers used in constrained‐layer damping applications
Jackstadt, A.; Frölich, F.; Weidenmann, K.; Kärger, L.
2021. Proceedings in applied mathematics and mechanics, 21 (1). doi:10.1002/pamm.202100098
Extension of an analytical solution of a unified formulation to the frequency response of composite plates with viscoelastic layers
Jackstadt, A.; Kärger, L.
2021. Proceedings in applied mathematics and mechanics, 20 (1), Art.-Nr.: e202000234. doi:10.1002/pamm.202000234
Numerical and experimental investigations of the damping behaviour of hybrid CFRP-elastomer-metal laminates
Liebig, W. V.; Sessner, V.; Weidenmann, K. A.; Kärger, L.
2018. Composite Structures, 202, 1109–1113. doi:10.1016/j.compstruct.2018.05.051