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Research.

Main Areas of Research

  • Various combinations of mechanical, thermal, optical, electrical and acustical properties as well as transport/barrier properties
  • Physical and technological characterization of material properties (specimen level) and performance properties (component level)

  • Deformation and failure behavior of plastics and composites
  • Impact, long-term, and fatigue behavior (pure mechanical loading or combinations with external effects)
  • Conventional mechanics, fracture mechanics and micro-mechanics
  • Superimposed thermal & environmental loading (ESC) and aging
  • Material laws, failure criteria and life-time modeling

  • Focus on polyolefins and polyolefin-compounds (PE, PP), composites and elastomers
  • Investigations as to the inner material structure utilizing microscopic, spectroscopic and thermo-analytical methods (nano/meso/micro/macro scale)
  • Physical and technological characterisation of material and performance properties for service-relevant conditions also accounting for material aging (laboratory specimen level and semi-finished component level)
  • Aging behavior, mechanisms and kinetics, and life-time modeling

Collobarative Research

Lang R., Fischer J.:
circPLAST-mr, 2022 - 2026
Website: https://www.jku.at/linz-institute-of-technology/das-lit/mechanisches-recycling-von-kunststoffen-circplast-mr/

 

Wallner G.:
Sol4City Phase II, 2022 - 2024
Website: https://nachhaltigwirtschaften.at/de/sdz/projekte/sol4city.php, opens an external URL in a new window

 

Fischer J.:
FolienKreislauf2030, 2021 - 2024
Website: https://projekte.ffg.at/projekt/4141488, opens an external URL in a new window

 

Wallner G.:
IEA ECES Annex 39, 2020 - 2023
Website: https://iea-eces.org/annex-39/, opens an external URL in a new window

 

Lang R., Wallner G.:
Sol4City, 2020 - 2021
Website: https://nachhaltigwirtschaften.at/de/sdz/projekte/sol4city.php, opens an external URL in a new window

 

Lang R., Wallner G.:
giga_TES, 2018 - 2020
Website: gigaTES, opens an external URL in a new window

 

Wallner G.:
IEA SHC Task54: Preisreduktion thermischer Solaranlagen, 2015 - 2018
Website: SHC Task 54, opens an external URL in a new window

 

Fischer J., Lang R., Wallner G.:
Solar-thermal Systems based on Polymeric Materials: Novel Pumped and Non-Pumped Collector Systems (SolPol-4/5), 2014 - 2018
Website: SolPol-4/5, opens an external URL in a new window

 

Lang R., Wallner G.:
Photovoltaik-Recycling (PV-R), 2013 - 2015

 

Wallner G.:
MidTempColl, 2012 - 2015

 

Lang R., Wallner G.:
Content Loading, 2011

 

Aigner M., Barroso V., Brandstetter T., Brüggemann O., Buchberger W., Eder G., Fischer J., Hartl A., Hild S., Hiptmair F., Kneidinger C., Lang R., Major Z., Miethlinger J., Paulik C., Reiter M., Schausberger A., Schobermayr H., Schöffl P., Steinbichler G., Straka K., Wallner G.:
APMT - Advanced Polymeric Materials and Process Technologies, 2010 - 2014
Website: APMT, opens an external URL in a new window

 

Hader-Kregl L., Hassel A., Hild S., Kadner B., Lang R., Schobermayr H., Schöfberger K., Voith M., Wallner G.:
SteelCoatingDesign - IPMT, 2010 - 2012

 

Lang R.:
K1-WOOD: Natural Fiber PP-Composites, 2010

Fischer J.:
Future Energy Lab Projekt SynERecy, 2020 - 2021
LIT Future Energy Lab

 

Lang R., Fischer J.:
CHASE_JKU IPMT, 2019 - 2023
Area 3 Circular Process Streams, opens an external URL in a new window

 

Wallner G.:
IM HP plast, 2016 - 2017

 

Lang R., Major Z., Miethlinger J., Steinbichler G.:
Kunststofftechnik Borealis II, 2013

 

Lang R.:
Innovative Energietechnologien, 2012 - 2014

 

Wallner G.:
Photovoltaik-Recycling (PV-R), 2012 - 2013

 

Lang R., Major Z., Miethlinger J., Steinbichler G.:
Kunststofftechnik Borealis II, 2012

 

Lang R., Wallner G.:
IEA SHC Task39: Polymerwerkstoffe, 2011 - 2014

 

Lang R., Major Z., Miethlinger J., Steinbichler G.:
Kunststofftechnik Borealis II, 2011

 

Lang R., Wallner G.:
IEA PVPS, 2010 - 2012

 

Lang R., Major Z., Miethlinger J., Steinbichler G.:
Kunststofftechnik Borealis II, 2010

Wallner G.:
INTEGRATE 2, 2021 - 2023
Website: Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Program, opens an external URL in a new window , opens an external URL in a new window

 

Lang R., Wallner G., Fischer J.:
UniNEtZ - Universitäten und nachhaltige Entwicklungsziele, 2019 - 2021
Websites: UniNEtZ; , opens an external URL in a new windowThe Sustainable Development Goals 2030, opens an external URL in a new window

 

Fischer J.:
LIT Factory - Recycling, 2019 - 2022
Website: LIT Factory - Recycling, opens an external URL in a new window

 

Buchberger W., Fischer A., Fischer J., Grabmayer K., Lang R., Schobermayr H., Wallner G.:
Solar-elektrische Systeme aus Polymerwerkstoffen: Neuartige polymere Einkapselungsmaterialien für Photovoltaik-Module (SolPol-3), 2011 - 2014
Website: SolPol-3, opens an external URL in a new window

 

Beer S., Bretterbauer K., Brüggemann O., Buchberger W., Fischer A., Fischer J., Grabmayer K., Kicker H., Lang R., Paulik C., Povacz M., Schobermayr H., Steinbichler G., Stricker M., Wallner G.:
Solarthermische Systeme aus Polymerwerkstoffen – Teil 2 (SolPol-2), 2010 - 2013
Website: SolPol-2, opens an external URL in a new window

 

Lang R., Wallner G.:
Projekt Energy Transition, 2010

 

Buchberger W., Fischer A., Fischer J., Grabmayer K., Kicker H., Lang R., Schobermayr H., Wallner G.:
Solarthermische Systeme aus Polymerwerkstoffen - Teil 1 (SolPol-1), 2009 - 2013
Website: SolPol-1, opens an external URL in a new window