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Michael Vormwald, Technische Universität of Darmstadt

Fatigue crack propagation under large cyclic plastic strain conditions

Michael Vormwald In 1983, Professor Vormwald received a diploma of the Technische Universität of Darmstadt (TUD) in civil engineering. He earned his doctorate in 1988 at the TUD to the doctor of engineering with a thesis on crack initiation life prediction for variable amplitude loading. He then worked until 1993 as a test engineer and project manager at the Industrieanlagen-Betriebsgesellschaft, Ottobrunn, where he gained practical experience in the durability design of mechanical engineering structures. He continued his scientific career with appointments as a professor at the University of applied science Jena, the Bauhaus University Weimar and until today at the TUD. His research work is focused on all aspects of deformation and failure processes with a special attention on the fatigue strength. The developed methods of evaluating strength have the aim to increase the safety of technical equipment. They should be understood and applied by engineers. He published over 70 articles that are cited over 400 times and he wrote well over 100 technical reports on strength investigations.


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