The aim of the International Research Training Group is to set up a forum for research and development of newest methods related to computational technologies, virtual testing and validation. The emphasis is to provide a place in which gifted Master students, PhD Students and Post-docs can perform leading international research in the interdisciplinary area of the application of virtual testing methods to materials and structures.
Due to the participation of scientists and teachers from different fields such as Mechanics and Computational Mechanics, Civil and Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mathematics, the knowledge base is broadened. New insights are gained by the interdisciplinary cooperation.
Thus, the Research Training Group provides a stimulating education and research environment for young scientists. Strong interaction with leading scientists from France in the area of multi-scale techniques, experimental methods and composite structures complete the scientific approaches and the educational spectrum.