For the eleventh time, the European Scientific Association for Material Forming (ESAFORM) honors dissertations with an outstanding contribution in the field of industrial material forming at the annual ESAFORM conference. This year, ESAFORM honors the dissertation of our colleague Dr.-Ing. Christian Poppe with the Lionel Fourment ESAFORM PhD Prize for Industrial Research 2022.
With his simulation model for the wet pressing technology of continuous fiber-reinforced structural components, Christian has succeeded for the first time in modeling the draping of multilayer textile stacks and their infiltration simultaneously into a monolithic model. This enables engagement in future topics in the fields of lightweight construction and software-defined manufacturing.