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  • 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


  • 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