Material Modeling (on July 13th 2021)


Polymers in general, but also thermoplastics in particular, exhibit pronounced nonlinear behavior. This must be accurately described using suitable material models and simulation strategies already in the design process. Depending on the considered application, numerous influencing factors may come into play, such as the creep or relaxation behavior under long-term loading conditions, or the short-term dynamic behavior of the thermoplastics.

This webinar will provide an insight into available models for describing the nonlinear long-term or short-term/crash behavior and their advantages and disadvantages.


Matthias Morak graduated in 2013 in the field of technical mathematics at TU Graz, Austria and joined PCCL in 2013 in the division of simulation and modeling. In 2019, he completed his PhD studies at the Institute of Mechanics and is leading the research group “Material Modeling for Polymer and Polymer Composite Materials” since then.

His research focus centers on material modeling, numerical methods, micromechanics, viscoelasticity and viscoplasticity, and integrative simulation, among others.