Bio Picture Miriam Bartkowiak

Location: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

Backgroud: Miriam Bartkowiak is a doctoral candidate at the Institute for Applied Materials IAM-WK at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany under the supervision of Professor Kay André Weidenmann and co-supervision of Professor John Montesano. She completed her M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering at KIT in 2017.

Ms. Bartkowiak is a member of the International Research Training Group GFK 2078 “Integrated engineering of continuous-discontinuous long fiber reinforced polymer structures” (CoDiCoFRP) that aims to contribute significantly to a fundamental understanding of CoDiCoFRP with regards to material properties, simulation, process technology and design strategies ( Her current research focuses on the characterization and modeling of the fatigue behaviour of continuous-discontinuous sheet molding compound composites (SMC). The research involves the adaption of existing testing methods for composite materials like acoustic emission analysis, digital image correlation and in-situ µCT testing to systematically analyse the damage evolution of CoDiCoFRP that affects the macroscopic material behavior.


Title of research: Fatigue damage characterization of continuous-discontinuous sheet molding compounds