Structure and Self-Organization of the Research Consortium
The Collaborative Research Center is structured as follows:
The Board has put in place an Executive Management consisting of a Managing Director and a Director of Finances. The management is responsible for all financial aspects of the SFB as well as for organizational matters, including the organization of workshops, summer schools, and other events; collaborations with other research institutions; and publications.
There is also an external Advisory Board that provides scientific direction according to the research program as outlined on the present website. It consists of mainly of representatives from industry, but also from other research institutions. The Advisory Board assists with defining research objectives and contributes scientific-technological assessments of the various approaches proposed by the SFB.
|Board of Directors||Executive Management|
Spokesperson for the SFB:
Director of Finances
Organization of the Collaborative Research Center
The Collaborative Research Center is divided into two project areas. Project Area A has a focus on melt processes at the microscopic level, while Project Area B focuses on the macroscopic level. Project Area A consists of 11 subprojects, while Project Area B has nine subprojects.
Three working groups are responsible for each project area; each working group consists of four subgroups.
Summary of Project Areas
Project Area A: Micro-Scale Melt Dimension
Subproject A1: Control of Geometry and Metallurgy in Laser Micro Welding Through Manipulation of Melt Pool Dynamics by Means of Locally and Temporally Adapted Energy Input
Subproject A2: Development of Local Internal Stresses in the Solidification of Technical Alloys
Subproject A3: Simulation of Melt Dynamics in Laser Micro Welding Using Modern and Massively Parallelized Numerical Techniques
Subproject A4: Simulation-supported Determination of the Impact of Melt Flows on the Formation of the MSG Weld Seam
Subproject A5: Influence of Solid-Liquid Reactions in the Joint Gap on Properties of the Brazed Joint and Precision
Subproject A6: Electron Microscopic Analysis of Melt Processes and Solidification Structures
Subproject A7: Utilization of Partial Metallurgical Injection for Regulation of Solidification Forces in Fusion Welding Processes
Subproject A8: In Situ Diagnostics and Control of Melt and Solidification Dynamics in Laser Beam Cutting
Subproject A9: Reduction of Ripple and Dross Formation in Laser Fusion Cutting by Modeling and Simulation of the Highly Dynamic Melt Flow
Subproject A10: Development of Simulative Approaches for Systematic Design of the Properties of Plasma-sprayed Coatings
Subproject A11: Dimensional and Shape Accuracy for Laser Metal Deposition in Additive Manufacturing
Project Area B: Macroscale Melting Dimensions
Sublproject B1: Algorithms for Interpreting a Temperature Layout for Injection Moulding Tools While Considering Local Cooling Demands
Subproject B2: Numerical Modelling and Compensation of Shrinkage and Warpage Behavior in Die Casting
Subproject B3: Self-Optimized Process Regulation Strategies for Highly Segmented Tool Temperature Control in Die Casting
Subproject B4: Analysis of the Thermal Coupling of the Molten Mass, Structure, and Tool to Precisely Predict Schrinkage and Warpage in Injection Moulding Processes
Subproject B5: Adaptive Computational Grid in Space and Time for the Efficient Simulation of Moving Phase Boundaries
Subproject B6: Three Dimensional Modeling and Efficient Numerical Description of the Contact Between Solids and Liquids
Subproject B7: Multiscale Thermomechanical Simulation of Solid-Liquid Interactions in Solidification
Subproject B8: Investigation of Precision-Determing Factors for the Minimization of Warpage in Moulding and Die-Casting
Subproject B9: Thermomechanical Multi-Phase Simulations with Local Calculation of Material Properties to Predict and Minimize Warpage of Casting Components