Adaptive Structures


The LOEWE-centre “AdRIA” (Adaptronik – Research, Innovation, Application) was one of ten LOEWE-centres that were created by the Hessian research funding program “LOEWE” (Landes-Offensive zur Entwicklung Wisenschaftlich-ökonomischer Exzellenz).

Under the supervision of the Fraunhofer Institute for Structural Durability and System Reliability LBF, the scientific location of Darmstadt became an internationally leading research centre for adaptronics. In AdRIA, the complementary competences of Fraunhofer LBF, Technische Universität Darmstadt, and the Hochschule Darmstadt were brought together and in a sustainable way, were made available to the market.

Adaptronics is an interdisciplinary technology that focuses on the research of autonomous structural systems that can automatically adjust to changing boundary conditions. Application examples of this include all mechanical engineering structures, e.g. automobile engines, factory machines, etc., whose vibration behavior, sound radiation, contour or geometric properties for damage tolerance are actively influenced. Therefore, adaptronics is recognized as one of the key technologies for the sustainable development of product innovations in the market areas of energy, mobility, environment and health.

The Research Group SzM was responsible for the further development of simulation techniques, the design of adaptronic systems, and the research in the field of technical reliability.

The procedures and methods that were developed in this project are being further supported and improved by the Research Group SzM. For more information, explore the description in the Research Area tab: Development, Modelling, Evaluation and Use of Smart Structural Components and Systems .

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