Institute for Structural Mechanics
Universitätsstraße 150, 44801 Bochum
Prof. Gabriella Bolzon from the Politecnico di Milano, Italy, will hold a guest lecture in the framework of SFB 837 about 'Material characterization and structural diagnosis using combined experimental and numerical tools'.
The combination of non-standard mechanical testing procedures, full-field monitoring systems and simulation models of the performed experiments is getting increasing popularity. In fact, this blended approach allows to exploit the experimental output effectively, to increase substantially the reliability of the measurements and to improve the accuracy of the model predictions. Specific reduction techniques also permit to decrease the computational burden drastically and to obtain results in almost real time, as required for routine use in industrial environment. The illustration of some relevant examples provides an overview of the research activities carried in this context at the Politecnico di Milano.