Leipzig University of Applied Sciences (HTWK Leipzig) is a leading university in Saxony with more than 7000 students and a unique research profile. In 2019, a new faculty for Digital Transformation was founded in order to meet the requirements that result from the digital change of society. Current research projects cover fundamental and applied research as well as pure industrial R&D in the fields of new lightweight materials for aerospace and automotive industry, energy-efficient and CO2-efficient technologies, experimental and applied mechanics, and virtual simulation technologies.
Strong competences exist in the field of composite materials (Prof. Böhm) with relevant expertise in the fields of carbon fibre development, composite manufacturing technologies, damage-tolerant lightweight structures, experimental composite damage diagnostics, Structural Health Monitoring, material models for fibres and composites and numerical simulation techniques for different types of composite loading scenarios like quasi-static loading, fatigue, impact and crash.

Main activities within EuReComp:

  • R6 strategy for waste streams management
  • Development of R6 strategy: reuse, repair, refurbish, remanufacture, repurpose, recycling
  • Definition of requirements and quantitative thresholds for redesigning and reusing
  • Definition, evaluation, construction & validation of 1st generation demonstrators
  • Physical-based simulation and modelling