Interfaces often represent weak points. Therefore, it is essential to know their strengths and interfacial energy. At the MCL, interfacial strengths are determined by means of a 4-point bending test and sub-sequent inverse simulations. In these inverse simulations the interfacial strength is determined by optimum reproduction of the experimentally determined macroscopic mechanical response using cohesive elements in the FE simulation.

Contact: Werner Ecker