Research

DyMaLab pursues a combined experimental/numerical approach to investigate the impact-dynamic behaviour of materials. To identify the strain rate dependent material response, dedicated test techniques and experimental methods have been developed. DyMaLab disposes of a wide variety of test facilities, equipped with state-of-the-art measurement devices. Based on the experimental observations, constitutive material models are developed to describe the influence of strain rate and temperature.



Impact-Dynamic Material Behaviour

State-of-the-art test facilities are available to characterize the effect of strain rate on the mechanical response of materials under different dynamic loading modes.

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Dynamic Damage and Fracture of Materials

Experimental and numerical tools to predict damage initiation, propagation and fracture of materials under dynamic loading conditions.

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Small-scale Impact Testing

DyMaLab disposes of a multifunctional impact setup, equipped with advanced measurement techniques and high speed cameras, to study the response of small structures subjected to impact.

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Dynamic Severe Plastic Deformation

Cutting-edge research to obtain ultra-fine grained microstructures and exceptional material properties by applying dynamic high pressure torsion.

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High Speed Forming

Determination of strain rate dependent Forming Limit Diagrams of metal alloys used in dynamic sheet forming processes (magnetic pulse forming, hydroforming, explosive forming, ...)

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Small Sample Testing

DyMaLab offers unique capabilities to obtain mechanical properties from (very) small material samples using specialized equipment and Digital Image Correlation.