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Lightweight design is structural optimization.


But today optimization takes place on many levels: Weight, cost, and sustainability. The SLA develops the objective functions and constraints of non-static functions of structures. We are thus able to formulate optimization problems for multifunctional structures. We formulate the objective functions and constraints for new construction methods and loads, and we develop numerical optimization algorithms on this basis. Thus, the SLA can optimize structures in new designs and under consideration of multi-physical aspects. We can handle multifunctional structures that have more degrees of freedom than geometric dimensions.




GNOSIS: Holistic evaluation of electric flying

KI-LaSt: AI-based strategy for optimal design of additively manufactured lattice structures for crash applications

KONKAV: Cost-efficient and sustainable production of UAM and cabin modules


BIMOD: Impact of dynamic flap movement on maximum lift taking into account aeroelastic effects

DESICOS: New guidelines for specifying the stability behavior of geometrically imperfect and thin-walled shell structures.

EnerVib: Innovative energy harvesting concepts from vibrating flight structures.

ERS-OPSF597: Direct printing of new resorbable metal implants for bone fractures

E-SAT: Development and integration of an electro-hybrid powertrain for the Silent Air Taxi

Ford Crashbox: Optimization algorithm for crash boxes

Ford Crashgitter: Integration of lattice mesostructures in crash components

multiSat: Multifunctional lightweight structures for satellite applications

RECOVERY AND RETURN TO BASE (RRTB): Recycling and return to the base system for the first stage of the launch vehicle

TailCo: Fiber composite structures based on tailored reinforcement semi-finished products (tailored textiles)

VAeroWind: Improved aerodynamic and structural mechanics load prediction on wind turbine rotor blades and its application in an online load estimation.

VoKoES: Prediction and compensation of component distortions due to residual stresses during 5-axis milling operations



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