Vidi grant for Frans van der Meer

News - 04 June 2018 - Webredactie

Frans van der Meer was awarded a VIDI grant worth EUR 800,000 for his proposal about composite laminate. VIDI grants are awarded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) to enable laureates to set up their own research group to develop their own innovative line of research.

What does it take to break a composite laminate?

Fibre reinforced composites can be designed in many variations. Every design needs to be tested to know when it breaks. Can this also be predicted? Researchers develop a detailed model that covers multiple scales. With new computer methods the computation time of the multiscale simulations remains practical.