Goals and idea

The application-oriented research projects are mainly carried out in cooperation with medium-sized industrial partners as well as with research institutions and partner universities.

  • Fatigue and creep behaviour of metallic materials
  • Fatigue and creep behaviour of composite materials
  • Tribological investigations
  • Material analysis e.g. by means of XRD

Laboratory C106

Laboratory equipment and activities

  • 2 tensile creep doors for temperatures up to 1100°C and loads up to 20 kN
  • 4 tensile creep doors for temperatures up to 250°C (under construction)
  • 1 Electrodynamic fatigue machine for temperatures up to 350°C and loads up to ± 3 kN
  • X-ray diffractometer (XRD) with Bragg-Brentano, lens and parabolic mirror optics
  • Software for qualitative and quantitative phase analysis from XRD data
  • Software for determining residual stresses from XRD data
  • Thermomechanical universal testing machine (in planning)

The materials analysis laboratory is closely related to the materials engineering laboratory.

Practical trainings accompanying the lectures

  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Engineering II
  • Material Analysis
  • Long-term behaviour of the materials
  • Fatigue strength and fracture mechanics (planned)
  • Creep and fatigue behaviour of solder materials
  • Creep and fatigue behaviour of metallic composite materials (MMC)
  • Tribological behaviour of sliding pairings
  • Metallurgy of welded joints

Laboratory management and team

Programme director and Academic advisor Material Science in Engineering (Master)
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ulrich Tetzlaff
Phone: +49 841 9348-3520
Room: A232
E-Mail:
Deputy Women's Representative, Programme director and Academic advisor Automotive Engineering
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Manuela Waltz
Phone: +49 841 9348-3530
Room: A232
E-Mail: