Fraunhofer LBF

Secure Processes for secure Structures

Secure Processes for secure Structures

In the central research fields of reliability, lightweight construction, vibration control and polymer technology, the scientist teams at the Fraunhofer Institute for Structural Durability and System Reliability LBF systematically develop innovative solutions and tailor-made methods from product design to verification. Their goal is always for the system to work reliably and safely!

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Process efficiency

The development and evaluation of safe and reliable structures in mobility carriers and systems on land, in the water and in the air are the core competences of the institute. To this end, the research teams continuously work on pioneering and further developing methods of the experimental-virtual reliability simulation which accompanies and safeguards development when reproducing complex operational and operating conditions. Another focus is the development of solutions and methods for the integration of sensors and actuators for the condition monitoring of critical components and structures as well as for the adaptation of structural and system properties to the acute operating conditions. Likewise, the institute develops processes and methods for the development of tailor-made properties of plastics, e.g. in terms of flame-retardant requirements.


Reliable in use

The solutions developed ensure the reliable operation of equipment and vehicles under real operating conditions. Reliable vibration reduction not only improves the precision of machines, but also minimizes their wear. Vibroacoustic measures reduce the burden on humans and the environment. The continuous, in-service state detection in turn allows the detection and assessment of the damage impact. As a result, maintenance measures are oriented to the actual condition of structures, which increases the effectiveness of the measures and enables higher availability of the systems.


Our services at a glance

Structural safety and reliability for improved operational capability
Realistic reproduction of complex operating conditions in the experiment and simulation

Condition monitoring during operation and damage detection

Customized additivation of plastics
Vibration and noise reduction to improve effectiveness and precision

Flame retardants for plastics

Shock reduction to improve protection