Multi-scale modeling and simulation of technical textiles and nonwoven under special consideration of the contact between yarns or fibers is in the focus of this research and development activity.

Technical Textiles and Nonwoven

This topic is devoted to the suitable treatment of nonwoven and technical textiles by multi-scale methods.

The number of expensive experiments can be significantly reduced by the application of the so-called homogenization technique, which allows the computation of the effective material properties on the basis of the properties of the components and the known micro-structure.

Example Projects


Simulation of Mechanical Textile Properties

Multiscale modeling and simulation of textiles and fibers with heterogeneous microstructure is the topic of this research area.  



Simulation of Leather Properties with FISFT

The reaserch aim of the project is the creation of a 3D-FEM structure model for leather.


Properties of Warp Knitted Spacer Fabrics

We work on the DFG project »Modelling of the Structure and the Properties of 3D Warp Knitted Spacer Fabrics and Experimental Evaluation«.


Optimization of Cellulosic Materials

It was the aim of this project to determine numerically the effective transport properties of a cellulosic layer.


Micromechanical Simulation of the Resilience of Nonwovens

In the project, micromechanical simulation models are used for the time-dependent behavior of nonwovens.


Optimization of Nano Meltblown Fibers

Our efforts are focused on developing a significantly more efficient meltblown production process than current state of the art technologies.


Analysis and Optimization of Paper Machine Clothings

The behaviour of press felts is analyzed and simulated at the Fraunhofer ITWM.  


RIM Processes of Polyurethane Foams

In the project FoamInTextil we simulate the foam filling process of Polyurethane foams.