The spectrum of competences includes:
- Characterization and modeling of material, composites and structural components behavior under dynamic loading
- Development of numerical computing methods for material modeling in continuum, meso- and micromechanics
- Development and application of new sensors and measuring techniques in high-speed physics (high compression, high strain, short time, fast pulse)
- Development of numerical computing methods in structural dynamics, fluid mechanics and the coupling of fluid-structure interaction
- Analysis of hypervelocity impact in experiment and simulation
- Development of new methods of calculation and specialized user software for assessment and layout of structures, processes and systems
- Physics of energetic materials
- Physical modeling, simulation, visualization as well as experimental analysis of multi-technical systems regarding security and reliability issues
Integration into the academic research landscape, on the one hand, and networking with the development departments of the relevant industries, on the other hand, are prerequisites for pursuing the kind of applied research which is common standard for the institutes of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft in an economical way.
Positioned at the interface between basic research and systems development, EMI puts special emphasis on integrated experimental-numerical research. Nationally as well as internationally, EMI ranks among the best addresses concerning this claim.