Bild Thomas Seelig Thomas Seelig, KIT

Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Thomas Seelig

  • Institute of Mechanics
    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

    Building 10.30
    Otto-Ammann-Platz 9
    D-76131 Karlsruhe


Research fields

  • Mechanism-based modeling of damage and failure
  • Multiscale modeling of heterogeneous solids
  • Material models for polymers
  • Modeling and simulation of dynamic fracture

Posters and animated graphics

Modeling of crazing in glassy polymers under cyclic loading (pdf)

Simulation of fast crack growth in brittle materials (pdf)

Analysis of crack-tip fields and toughening mechanisms in ternary polymer blends (pdf)

Failure modeling in PC/ABS blends (pdf)

Thermoplastic multilayer composites (pdf) (animation)

Modeling the interaction of crazing and matrix plasticity in rubber-toughened polymers (pdf)

Modeling of processing induced anisotropy in finite strain deformation of amorphous thermoplastic polymers (pdf)

Multiscale modeling of failure in ABS materials (pdf)



Reprint 2018

Buch Bruchmechanik

Reprint 2016

Buch FractureMechanics

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Curriculum Vitae

  • 1985 - 1991   Studies of mechanical engineering and mechanics, TH Darmstadt
  • Sept. 1991     Degree in mechanics (Diplom)
  • 1992 - 1994   Scientific employee, Institute of Theoretical Mechanics, Karlsruhe University
  • 1994 - 1997   PhD student, Institute of Mechanics, TU Darmstadt
  • June 1997      PhD in mechanics
  • 1998 - 2004   Research and teaching assistant, Institute of Mechanics, TU Darmstadt
  • 2000              Visiting scholar (postdoc), Micromechanics of Materials group, TU Delft
  • Dec. 2004      Habilitation in mechanics
  • since 2005     Privatdozent, TU Darmstadt
  • 2004 - 2009   Researcher, Fraunhofer-Institute for Mechanics of Materials, Freiburg
  • since 2009     Professor of mechanics, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology