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  • Szcesny, M., Heieck, F., Carosella, S., Middendorf, P., Sehrschön, H. and Schneiderbauer, M.
    The advanced ply placement process – an innovative direct 3D placement technology for plies and tapes
    Advanced Manufacturing: Polymer & Composites Science. Vol. 3(1), pp. 2-9. DOI

  • Heieck, F., Hermann, F., Middendorf, P. and Schladitz, K.
    Influence of the cover factor of 2D biaxial and triaxial braided carbon composites on their in-plane mechanical properties
    Composite Structures. Vol. 163, pp. 114-122. DOI

  • Strohmayer, A.
    Unmanned Aerial Systems – Auslegung, Einsatzbereiche und operative Rahmenbedingungen
    DVW-Schriftenreihe.(86), pp. 27-44. URL

  • Sachse, R., Pickett, A.K., Essig, W. and Middendorf, P.
    Experimental and numerical investigation of the influence of rivetless nut plate joints on fatigue crack growth in adhesively bonded composite joints
    International Journal of Fatigue. Vol. 105, pp. 262-275. DOI


  • Fischer, S.
    A Material Model for FE-Simulation of UD Composites
    Applied Composite Materials. Vol. 23(2), pp. 197-217. DOI

  • Jäger, S., Pickett, A.K. and Middendorf, P.
    A Discrete Model for Simulation of Composites Plate Impact Including Coupled Intra- and Inter-ply Failure
    Applied Composite Materials. Vol. 23(2), pp. 179-195. DOI

  • Gnädinger, F., Middendorf, P. and Fox, B.
    Interfacial shear strength studies of experimental carbon fibres, novel thermosetting polyurethane and epoxy matrices and bespoke sizing agents
    Composites Science and Technology. Vol. 133, pp. 104-110. DOI

  • Lemmer, F., Raach, S., Schlipf, D. and Cheng, P.W.
    Parametric Wave Excitation Model for Floating Wind Turbines
    Energy Procedia. Vol. 94, pp. 290-305. DOI

  • Mallach, A., Härtel, F., Heieck, F., Fuhr, J.-P., Middendorf, P. and Gude, M.
    Experimental comparison of a macroscopic draping simulation for dry non-crimp fabric preforming on a complex geometry by means of optical measurement
    Journal of Composite Materials. DOI

  • Klett, Y. and Middendorf, P.
    Kinematic Analysis of Congruent Multilayer Tessellations
    Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics. Vol. 8(3), pp. 34501. DOI

  • Lemmer, F., Schlipf, D. and Cheng, P.W.
    Control design methods for floating wind turbines for optimal disturbance rejection
    Journal of Physics: Conference Series. Vol. 753, pp. 092006. DOI

  • Böhler, P., Dittmann, J., Michaelis, D. and Middendorf, P.
    Prozesssimulation als Basis für die Industrie 4.0
    Lightweight Design. Vol. 9(6), pp. 14-19. DOI

  • Böhler, P., Pickett, A. and Middendorf, P.
    Finite element method (FEM) modeling of overbraiding
    In Advances in Braiding Technology., pp. 457-475. Elsevier. ISBN: 9780081009260 DOI

  • Bulat, M., Ahlborn, H., Gnädinger, F. and Michaelis, D.
    Braided carbon fiber composites
    In Advances in Braiding Technology., pp. 383-394. Elsevier. ISBN: 9780081009260 DOI

  • Heieck, F., Carosella, S. and Zuleger, S.
    Exemplary manufacturing process of a braided manipulator in serial production
    In Advances in Braiding Technology., pp. 395-404. Elsevier. ISBN: 9780081009260 DOI


  • Sirtautas, J., Pickett, A.K. and George, A.
    Materials Characterisation and Analysis for Flow Simulation of Liquid Resin Infusion
    Applied Composite Materials. Vol. 22(3), pp. 323-341. DOI

  • Sturm, R., Schatrow, P. and Klett, Y.
    Multiscale Modeling Methods for Analysis of Failure Modes in Foldcore Sandwich Panels
    Applied Composite Materials. Vol. 22(6), pp. 857-868. DOI

  • Kärger, L., Bernath, A., Fritz, F., Galkin, S., Magagnato, D., Oeckerath, A., Schön, A. and Henning, F.
    Development and validation of a CAE chain for unidirectional fibre reinforced composite components
    Composite Structures. Vol. 132, pp. 350-358. DOI

  • Sturm, R. and Heieck, F.
    Energy absorption capacity of braided frames under bending loads
    Composite Structures. Vol. 134, pp. 957-965. DOI

  • Schlipf, D., Simley, E., Lemmer, F., Pao, L. and Cheng, P.W.
    Collective Pitch Feedforward Control of Floating Wind Turbines Using Lidar
    Journal of Ocean and Wind Energy. Vol. 2(4) DOI

  • Böhler, P., Carosella, S., Goetz, C. and Middendorf, P.
    Path Definition for Tailored Fiber Placement Structures Using Numerical Reverse Draping Approach
    Key Engineering Materials. Vol. 651-653, pp. 446-451. DOI

  • Schlipf, D., Haizmann, F., Cosack, N., Siebers, T. and Cheng, P.W.
    Detection of Wind Evolution and Lidar Trajectory Optimization for Lidar-Assisted Wind Turbine Control
    Meteorologische Zeitschrift. Vol. 24(6), pp. 565-579. DOI

  • Matha, D., Sandner, F., Molins, C., Campos, A. and Cheng, P.W.
    Efficient preliminary floating offshore wind turbine design and testing methodologies and application to a concrete spar design
    Philosophical transactions. Series A, Mathematical, physical, and engineering sciences. Vol. 373(2035) DOI

  • Klett, Y., Grzeschik, M. and Middendorf, P.
    Comparison of compressive properties of periodic non-flat tessellations
    In Origamiˆ6. American Mathematical Society. ISBN: 978-1470418762

  • Klett, Y.
    Folding perspectives: Joys and uses of 3D anamorphic origami
    In Origamiˆ6. American Mathematical Society. ISBN: 978-1470418762


  • Wildmann, N., Hofsäß, M., Weimer, F., Joos, A. and Bange, J.
    MASC – a small Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) for wind energy research
    Advances in Science and Research. Vol. 11, pp. 55-61. DOI

  • Gnädinger, F., Karcher, M., Henning, F. and Middendorf, P.
    Holistic and Consistent Design Process for Hollow Structures Based on Braided Textiles and RTM
    Applied Composite Materials. Vol. 21(3), pp. 541-556. DOI

  • Markus, D., Arnold, M., Wüchner, R. and Bletzinger, K.-U.
    A Virtual Free Surface (VFS) model for efficient wave–current CFD simulation of fully submerged structures
    Coastal Engineering. Vol. 89, pp. 85-98. DOI

  • Sturm, R., Klett, Y., Kindervater, C. and Voggenreiter, H.
    Failure of CFRP airframe sandwich panels under crash-relevant loading conditions
    Composite Structures. Vol. 112, pp. 11-21. DOI

  • Weber, M.J. and Middendorf, P.
    Semi-analytical skin buckling of curved orthotropic grid-stiffened shells
    Composite Structures. Vol. 108, pp. 616-624. DOI

  • Klett, Y. and Szcesny, M.
    All terrain – all composite: Silberform expedition vehicle superstructure
    JEC composites magazine.(91), pp. 35-36.

  • Rettenmeier, A., Schlipf, D., Würth, I. and Cheng, P.W.
    Power Performance Measurements of the NREL CART-2 Wind Turbine Using a Nacelle-Based Lidar Scanner
    Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology. Vol. 31(10), pp. 2029-2034. DOI

  • Arnold, M., Biskup, F. and Cheng, P.W.
    Simulation of Fluid-Structure-Interaction on Tidal Current Turbines based on coupled Multibody and CFD Methods
    Journal of Ocean and Wind Energy (JOWE). Vol. 1(2), pp. 119-126.

  • Raach, S., Schlipf, D., Haizmann, F. and Cheng, P.W.
    Three Dimensional Dynamic Model Based Wind Field Reconstruction from Lidar Data
    Journal of Physics: Conference Series. Vol. 524, pp. 12005. DOI

  • Schlipf, D., Fleming, P., Haizmann, F., Scholbrock, A., Hofsäß, M., Wright, A. and Cheng, P.W.
    Field Testing of Feedforward Collective Pitch Control on the CART2 Using a Nacelle-Based Lidar Scanner
    Journal of Physics: Conference Series. Vol. 555, pp. 12090. DOI

  • Härtel, F., Böhler, P. and Middendorf, P.
    An Integral Mesoscopic Material Characterization Approach
    Key Engineering Materials. Vol. 611-612, pp. 280-291. DOI

  • Bulat, M. and Heieck, F.
    Binder application methods for textile preforming processes
    Luftfahrttechnisches Handbuch. Vol. FL 21 200-02

  • Klett, Y.
    Fractals & Origami
    In Form - rule, rule - form 2013. Innsbruck, pp. 63-69. Innsbruck Univ. Press. ISBN: 978-3-902936-23-3

  • Voit-Nitschmann, R. and Keilig, T.
    Q3: Luftfahrzeuge
    In Dubbel. Berlin, pp. 69-103. Springer. ISBN: 978-3-642-38891-0


  • Schlipf, D. and Cheng, P.W.
    Adaptive Vorsteuerung für Windenergieanlagen
    at - Automatisierungstechnik. Vol. 61(5), pp. 329-338. DOI

  • Sirtautas, J., Pickett, A.K. and Lépicier, P.
    A mesoscopic model for coupled drape-infusion simulation of biaxial Non-Crimp Fabric
    Composites Part B: Engineering. Vol. 47, pp. 48-57. DOI

  • Schuler, S., Schlipf, D., Cheng, P.W. and Allgower, F.
    Optimal Control of Large Wind Turbines
    IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology. Vol. 21(4), pp. 1079-1089. DOI

  • Wolfinger, B.
    Multifunctional parts made of thermoplastic hybrid yarns
    JEC Europe Magazine.(79), pp. 66.

  • Schlipf, D., Cheng, P.W. and Mann, J.
    Model of the Correlation between Lidar Systems and Wind Turbines for Lidar-Assisted Control
    Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology. Vol. 30(10), pp. 2233-2240. DOI

  • Böhler, P., Härtel, F. and Middendorf, P.
    Identification of Forming Limits for Unidirectional Carbon Textiles in Reality and Mesoscopic Simulation
    Key Engineering Materials. Vol. 554-557, pp. 423-432. DOI

  • Middendorf, P., Heieck, F., Carosella, S. and Birkefeld, K.
    CFK-Handhabungsgerät macht das Leben leichter
    Maschinenmarkt Composites World.(10.11.2013) URL

  • Pickett, A., Erber, A., von Reden, T. and Drechsler, K.
    Comparison of analytical and finite element simulation of 2D braiding
    Plastics, Rubber and Composites. Vol. 38(9-10), pp. 387-395. DOI

  • Galappathithi, U., Pickett, A.K., Draskovic, M., Capellaro, M. and de Silva, A.
    The Effect of Ply Waviness for the Fatigue Life of Composite Wind Turbine Blades
    Renewable Energy & Power Quality Journal (RE&PQJ).(11), pp. 1195-1199.

  • Schlipf, D., Schlipf, D.J. and Kühn, M.
    Nonlinear model predictive control of wind turbines using LIDAR
    Wind Energy. Vol. 16(7), pp. 1107-1129. DOI


  • Birkefeld, K., Röder, M., von Reden, T., Bulat, M. and Drechsler, K.
    Characterization of Biaxial and Triaxial Braids: Fiber Architecture and Mechanical Properties
    Applied Composite Materials. Vol. 19(3-4), pp. 259-273. DOI


  • Wolf, D., Deisser, O., Chaudhari, R. and Ahlborn, H.
    Glasfaserverbund-Werkstoffe für Fahrwerkkomponenten
    ATZ - Automobiltechnische Zeitschrift. Vol. 113(11), pp. 832-837. DOI

  • Klett, Y.
    Designing technical tessellations
    In Origami 5. Hoboken, pp. 305-322. Taylor and Francis. ISBN: 978-1568817149


  • Schmollgruber, P., Gobert, J.-L., Gall, P.-E., Goraj, Z., Jentink, H.W., Näs, A. and Voit-Nitschmann, R.
    An innovative evaluation platform for new aircraft concepts
    The Aeronautical Journal. Vol. 114(1157), pp. 451-456. DOI


  • Pickett, A.K., Fouinneteau, M.R.C. and Middendorf, P.
    Test and Modelling of Impact on Pre-Loaded Composite Panels
    Applied Composite Materials. Vol. 16(4), pp. 225-244. DOI

  • Pickett, A.K., Sirtautas, J. and Erber, A.
    Braiding Simulation and Prediction of Mechanical Properties
    Applied Composite Materials. Vol. 16(6), pp. 345-364. DOI

  • Fischer, S., Drechsler, K., Kilchert, S. and Johnson, A.
    Mechanical tests for foldcore base material properties
    Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing. Vol. 40(12), pp. 1941-1952. DOI

  • Erber, A. and Drechsler, K.
    Torsional Performance and Damage Tolerance of Braiding Configurations
    JEC Magazine. Vol. 52


  • Fuchs, U., Zimmermann, K., Sauer, H.W., Trautmann, K.-H. and Biallas, G.
    Artgleiche und artverschiedene reibrührgeschweißte Verbindungen aus AA2124+25 % SiC und AA2024
    Materialwissenschaft und Werkstofftechnik. Vol. 39(8), pp. 531-544. DOI

  • Drechsler, K., Middendorf, P., Van Den Broucke B. and Heimbs, S.
    Advanced Composite Materials - Technologies, Performance and Modelling
    In Course on emerging techniques for damage prediction and failure analysis of laminated composite structures. Toulouse, pp. 147-197. Cépaduès-éd. ISBN: 978-2854288070


  • Feher, L., Drechsler, K., Filsinger, J. and Wiesehöfer, R.
    Microwave Processing of Advanced Composites with High Energetic Power Heating
    SAMPE Journal. Vol. 43(2), pp. 77-82.

  • Drechsler, K., Karb, I., Kerle Rainer and Witzel, V.
    Faserverbundstrukturen - Leichtbau in Natur und Technik
    Themenheft Forschung. URL


  • Feher, L., Thumm, M. and Drechsler, K.
    Gigahertz and Nanotubes – Perspectives for Innovations with Novel Industrial Microwave Processing Technology
    Advanced Engineering Materials. Vol. 8(1-2), pp. 26-32. DOI

  • Greve, L. and Pickett, A.K.
    Modelling damage and failure in carbon/epoxy non-crimp fabric composites including effects of fabric pre-shear
    Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing. Vol. 37(11), pp. 1983-2001. DOI

  • Llopart, L., Kurz, B., Wellhausen, C., Anglada, M., Drechsler, K. and Wolf, K.
    Investigation of fatigue crack growth and crack turning on integral stiffened structures under mode I loading
    Engineering Fracture Mechanics. Vol. 73(15), pp. 2139-2152. DOI


  • Veldman, S.L., Bergsma, O.K., Beukers, A. and Drechsler, K.
    Bending and optimisation of an inflated braided beam
    Thin-Walled Structures. Vol. 43(9), pp. 1338-1354. DOI