Studying with a European perspective and experiencing the practice abroad?
Blended Intensive Programme (BIP) on „Material Modelling - Testing and Parameter Identification“
Learn online with other European students and then discover Darmstadt together!
- online lectures, Mondays at 5:00 PM Darmstadt & Troyes time, 6:00 PM in Riga & Cluj time) for 90 min. excluding holidays e.g. Easter
- Examination: online-test, homework, technical report, presentation (course description)
- Language: The course is fully taught in English
- 5 ECTS will be awarded
Who can take part?
- Bachelor and Master of engineering, e.g. mechanical engineering, civil engineering, plastics engineering, industrial engineering; PhD students upon request
- For students of the following EUt+ partner universities: Technical University Riga, Université de Technologie Troyes, Technical University Cluj Napoca
- Academic prerequisites
- Start of online lecture: 27 March 2023
- Intensive week in Darmstadt: 26 - 30 June 2023 (= end of the course)
- You can use an Erasmus+ scholarship for your stay in Darmstadt from your home university
- Transportation, lunch and social programme is provided by h_da (travel and accomodation costs need to be covered by the participants)
- No fees for the BIP will be charged
How to register?
- Please contact your International Office for the nomination (see contacts below) by 6 March 2023
In an increasingly digitalised world, products and components are developed more and more virtually. The used materials and their properties influence the behaviour of the components significantly in addition to the geometry of the components and the type of load. This means that the behaviour of the materials must be described in the computer realistically. For that, material models are necessary. These models must be parameterised using suitable tests. The large number of used materials and their different behaviour under different loading during service life are a special challenge. A realistic description of the material behaviour enables a targeted optimisation of the component behaviour with a resource-saving material use.
In the course, the perspectives of virtual product development using modern FEM software and materials engineering are connected. A wide variety of materials are considered, tested and modelled using programming language Python, where no prerequisites are necessary.
All participants work on their own project on a material with literature research, experiment, model selection and parameter identification. Programming skills learnt in the course will be used.
Field & fun trips (subject to change)
- Labs at Hochschule Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences (h_da)
- Labs at Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen University of Applied Sciences (THM)
- GSI Helmholtzzentrum for heavy ion research, Darmstadt (https://www.gsi.de/start/aktuelles)
- HBK, Darmstadt (https://www.hbkworld.com/en)
- MPA/IfW TU Darmstadt (https://www.mpa-ifw.tu-darmstadt.de/startseite_mpaifw/index.en.jsp)
- LBF TU Darmstadt (https://www.lbf.fraunhofer.de/)
- Companies, e.g. Schunk (https://www.schunk-group.com/en/schunk)
- Visit to climbing tree park, welcome dinner, excursions in Darmstadt and surrounding areas
- H+ Hotel (in 10min walking distance)
- Felix Hotel (in 15min walking distance)
- GREET Hotel (in 15min walking distance)
- Youth Hostel Darmstadt
- airbnbs Darmstadt
- Other options (by booking.com)
Your contacts for funding and mobility-related questions:
• h_da: Ronja Schneider (firstname.lastname@example.org)
• RTU: Sabine Baltaisbrence (email@example.com)
• TUCN: Ludmila Lutencu (Ludmila.LUTENCU@staff.utcluj.ro)
• UTT: Aurélien Mathieu (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Your contacts for academic/ course-related questions:
- h_da: Brita Pyttel (email@example.com)
- RTU: Marina Čerpinska (Marina.Cerpinska@rtu.lv)
- THM: Thomas Pyttel(firstname.lastname@example.org)
- TUCN: Cristian Dudescu (email@example.com) and Radu Chiorean (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- UTT: Abel Cherouat(email@example.com)