Institut für Kontinuumsmechanik
IRTG 1627 granted

IRTG 1627 granted

On 27th may, 2010, the Senate for Research Training Groups of the DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) decided to fund the proposal of Leibniz Universität Hannover for the International Research Training Group on “Virtual Materials and Structures and their Validation”. 

The training group, which will be incorporated in the graduate school MUSIC at the Leibniz Universität Hannover, will start it’s work in October 2010.  In total 12 positions for PhD students will be offered within the project. 10 principal investigators from the Leibniz Universität Hannover are involved as well as 11 scientists from the Ecole Nationale Superieur Cachan, France.

The aim of the International Research Training Group is to establish a forum for research and development of based on novel methods related to computational technologies, virtual testing and validation. The emphasis is to provide a place in which gifted Master students, PhD students and Post-docs can perform leading international research in the interdisciplinary area of the application of virtual testing methods to materials and structures. Due to the participation of scientists and teachers from different fields such as Mechanics and Computational Mechanics, Civil and Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mathematics the knowledge base will be broadened. New insights will be gained by the interdisciplinary cooperation. Thus the Research Training Group will provide a stimulating education and research environment for young scientists. Furthermore strong interaction with leading scientists from France in the area of multi-scale techniques, experimental methods and composite structures will complement the scientific approaches and the educational spectrum and in this way will generate additional impact in teaching and research.

The grant of the DFG for the IRTG 1627 is a major success based on existing research activities at Hannover and Cachan. In total, 12 research trainings groups obtained a grant from the DFG, only two of them are dealing with subjects stemming from engineering sciences. For further information please visit the following link.