last updated 22/11/2017


The SBO project MLM had as long term innovative purpose to develop adequate multi-level models of the mechanical behavior of hybrid materials, including fiber reinforced composites (glass, carbon, natural fibers, steel).

Within the Nanoforce program, the focus was originally on steel-polymer hybrids with modified interfaces, therefore this is also the focus in this project.

Objectives were:

  • To gain understanding of the basic load transfer mechanisms
  • To be able to predict the resulting macroscopic behavior
  • To develop a set of numerical tools based on a multi-level, multiscale modeling approach for further development and optimization of next generation hybrid materials




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Research Program overview

Next generation nano-engineered polymer hybrids: developing structural composite materials with increased durability, improved recyclability and low weight.
Vertical Program
Started: 01/10/2010
Program manager: Chris Casteele (SIM)