Car crash

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Crash behaviour of composites

​The purpose of the workshop, jointly organised by Chalmers University of Technology and Swerea SICOMP, is to gather international experts in academia and industry to discuss current state-of-the-art in the area of modelling and characterisation of composites in crash.

Focus will be on identifying and discussing remaining research challenges and how these should be addressed. The ambition is also to establish a network of researchers active in the field. The format of the workshop combines invited talks with topical discussion sessions. Each discussion session will typically contain four topics, each involving a 5 min introduction followed by 10 min discussion. All participants are expected to take an active part in the discussions and we welcome proposals for topics.



Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden


13-14 September 2018 (two full days)

Workshop fee

Maximum 250 Euro incl. dinner, two lunches and coffee

Organizing committee

Martin Fagerström

Robin Olsson ​



Registration is now closed. Contact Martin Fagerström or Robin Olsson for more information.

Invited talks

​Title​ ​Speaker
Crash modelling at QUB and the ICONIC resea​rch network
​Brian Falzon (Queens Univ. Belfast)
​Crash modelling and experiments at Swerea SICOMP ​Robin Olsson (SICOMP)​
​North American work on crash behaviour of composites ​Reza Vaziri (Univ British Columbia)
​Crash modelling at Chalmers and in Swedish crash projects ​Martin Fagerström (Chalmers Univ Techn.)
​Japanese studies of composites in crash ​Jun Takahashi and Yi Wan (Univ. Tokyo)​
​Novel composite microstructures for increased energy absorption ​Silvestre Pinho (Imperial College)
​Strain rate behaviour of composite materials ​Hannes Körber (TU Munich)
​German design experience for composites in cars ​David Moncayo (Daimler AG)
​Composite materials for cars – demands and cost issues ​Kaj Fredin (Volvo Cars)​
​Current methods for crash simulation and testing ​Johan Jergeus (Volvo Cars)

Topical discussion sessions

Realism of models and industrial demands
Efficient structural models for composites in crash
Strain rate behaviour of composites
Cost and manufacturing considerations and their implication on crash

Social event

Conference dinner Thursday evening at New Älvsborg Fortress ( including a boat ride to and from the island.


Chalmers Area of Advance Materials Science

Kategori Konferens
Plats: Chalmers University of Technology
Tid: 2018-09-13 00:00
Sluttid: 2018-09-14 00:00

Publicerad: ti 12 dec 2017. Ändrad: on 12 sep 2018