Evaluation of Different Hybrid Material Systems and Systematic Analysis of their Physical Mechanisms in Terms of Fatigue
Hybrid material systems are designed by the specific combination of different materials. As a result, expanded property profiles can be achieved, which would not be possible with monolithic material solutions. For lightweight, high strength and high rigidity, complex shaped structural components, which are used in the automotive industry and in aerospace, hybrid material systems offer an outstanding potential. A comprehensive understanding regarding the interaction of the individual components of the hybrid material is of great importance for a more efficient design of future structures. In this work, existing hybrid solutions for industrial applications and those, which are subject of current research, are analyzed and categorized first. Intrinsic and extrinsic material combinations are considered at different levels, ranging from hybrid laminates on shell level to complex hybrid structures on component level. Based on the situation analysis, different hybrid solutions are evaluated and compared considering the requirements of the automotive industry. Furthermore, the associated physical mechanisms which are responsible for the respective property profile are considered and explained systematically. The long-term objective of the work is to establish a methodology to derive the necessary physical mechanisms and, based on that, to derive optimal hybrid solutions for desired property profiles.
Christian Edtmaier and Guillermo Requena
D. Hummelberger et al., "Evaluation of Different Hybrid Material Systems and Systematic Analysis of their Physical Mechanisms in Terms of Fatigue", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 825-826, pp. 473-481, 2015