The SBO project MLM had as long term innovative purpose to develop adequate multi-level models of the mechanical behavior of hybrid materials, including fiber reinforced composites (glass, carbon, natural fibers, steel).
Within the Nanoforce program, the focus was originally on steel-polymer hybrids with modified interfaces, therefore this is also the focus in this project.
- To gain understanding of the basic load transfer mechanisms
- To be able to predict the resulting macroscopic behavior
- To develop a set of numerical tools based on a multi-level, multiscale modeling approach for further development and optimization of next generation hybrid materials