Materials for Lightweight Construction
This field of research mainly focuses on the corrosion of magnesium and aluminium alloys as well as innovative hybrid structures. In addition, the corrosion properties of structural materials for thin-walled components, such as high-strength steels, are the subject of research at the chair due to the resulting lightweight potential. The corrosion properties and mechanisms are analysed by considering the material in an integrated way from the input material and the manufacturing process to the microstructure at the nano and micro scale. The results are particularly interesting for the automotive and aerospace industries.