Steel and iron are the dominant metallic materials. The steel producing and steel processing industries are key industries of the German, European and world economy. Their products are omnipresent. The most important manufacturing industries include the automotive industry as well as mechanical engineering, plant engineering or construction industry. With countless new steel grades, completely new groups of steels and innovative processing methods, improved application possibilities and new fields of application for steel are opening up. As a result, steel can be a driver of innovation.
The Forschungsvereinigung Stahlanwendung e. V. (FOSTA) drives application research and practical development for the material steel. This includes brainstorming, the formation of consortia for the application and implementation of research projects. All research projects are carried out in cooperation of industry and steel relevant research institutions. The focus is on the fields of mechanical engineering, automotive, construction, traffic engineering and environmental technology. These include the cross-sectional tasks such as working and processing techniques and material behavior of steel, simulation and sustainability.
Current research results for mechanical engineering from 2019 are summarized in the following final reports:
- P 1006 Design of low temperature cured adhesive joints in steel-FRP constructions under crash loads
- P 1086 Numerical modeling and parameter identification for failure behaviour of hyperelastic adhesive bonds
- P 1091 Development of a concept to assess the loss of preload in preloaded bolted connections under fatigue loading
- P 1209 Fatigue failure of runway beams due to wheel loads in heavy smeltery cranes