Prof. Dr. Paul Steinmann has been awarded an Advanced Grant from the European Research Council (ERC). He will use the funding of 2.5 million for the next five years to study the fracture mechanics of soft materials such as rubber or fabric more intensively. Paul Steinmann already received an ERC Advanced Grant in 2011 for research into magnetic elastomers.

The 1st FRASCAL Virtual Colloquium aims to provide a platform to discuss recent advances in computational modeling of fracture at various length and time scales.

The present RTG (Research Training Group) aims to improve understanding of fracture in brittle heterogeneous materials by developing simulation methods that are able to capture the multiscale nature of failure. With i) its rooting in different scientific disciplines, ii) its focus on the influence of heterogeneities on fracture at different length