Prof. Dr.rer.nat.habil. Meinhard Kuna

Prof. Dr.rer.nat.habil. Meinhard Kuna, i.R.

Prof. Dr.rer.nat.habil. Meinhard Kuna, i.R.


Chair i.R. of "Applied Mechanics - Solid Mechanics"

Lampadiussstr. 4, 09599 Freiberg, Zimmer 111

Telefon +49 (0) 3731 39 2092
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Scientific Biography

1972Study of Physics, Diploma, TU Magdeburg
1973 - 1975PhD-study, Institute of Solid State Physics, IFE Halle, Academy of Sciences of GDR
1975 - 1991Research Assistant, head of research group "Numerical Methods in Fracture Mechanics"
1978Promotion, Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Theoretische Physik
1990Habilitation (habil.), University Halle-Wittenberg, Theoretical Physics
1991 - 1994Fraunhofer Institute of Mechanics of Materials Freiburg/Halle,
Head of Branch-Lab Halle “Microstructure of Materials and Systems”
1995Visiting Professor at University of Magdeburg, Mechanical Engineering
1996 - 1997MPA University Stuttgart, Head of department “Numerial Simulation"
1997 -Full Professor for Applied Mechanics and Solid Mechanics
2002 - 2006Director of the Institute of Mechanics and Fluid Dynamics
2005 - 2012DFG Liaison Officers for TU Bergakademie Freiberg
2006 - 2009Vice Dean: Faculty of Mechanical, Process and Energy Engineering
2009 - 2015Elected member of the University Council (Senat)
2012 - 2015Member of the Board of Reviewers for Engineering Mechanics
at the German Research Foundation (DFG)
2012 - 2016Director of the Institute of Mechanics and Fluid Dynamics
2016 -Professor emeritus (active employment)

 

Research topics


Fracture mechanics

  • Basic investigations in failure behavior of engineering materials
  • Numerical computations to quantify, validate and evaluate fracture mechanical test methods
  • Contract research for various engineering branches to certificate strength, safety and life time of structural components

Damage mechanics / continuum mechanics

  • Theory of plasticity, viscoplasticity, phase transformation
  • ductile failure of metallic materials (Gurson, Rousselier)
  • Creep damage and thermomechanical fatigue
  • Brittle failure of ceramic materials

Computational methods in solid and fracture mechanics

  • Method of Finite Elements (FEM),
  • Boundary Element Method (BEM)
  • Efficient FEM- and BEM-Algorithms for fracture mechanical stress analyses of structures with cracks under complex loading conditions

Modeling of smart materials

  • fracture mechanics of piezo- and ferroelectric ceramics
  • Design of piezoelectric sensors, Actuators and devices
  • Adaptive smart mechanical Systems and Composites

Development of miniaturized test methods

  • Small Punch Test
  • Tensile, bend specimens of millimeter dimension
  • Nano-indentation technique

Mechanical issues in semi-conductor- and microtechnology

  • numerical simulation for design and reliability of micro devises
  • Failure behavior of Silicon
  • Wire sawing of semi-conductor materials

 

Teaching


  • Engineering Mechanics A (Static)
  • Engineering Mechanics B (Theory of Strength)
  • Higher Theory of Strength
  • Continuum Mechanics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Fracture Mechanics Computations
  • Damage Mechanics
  • Dean of Study for the international Master Course “Computational Materials Science”

 

Memberships


  • GAMM (German Society of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics) since 1994 
  • DVM (German Society of Materials Research and Testing): member since 1990,
    Chairman of Working Committee “Fracture Mechanics” 2003-2007
  • ESIS (Europaen Structural Integrity Society), ESIS-Council Member 2003-2009
  • ICF (International Congress on Fracture), Voting Representative for Germany 2003-2009

Editorial Activities


 

Scientific Awards

1977    Price of President Academy of Sciences for Young Researchers

1981    Price of Academy of Sciences for International Cooperation (Czech Republic)

2011    Julius Weisbach Price of TU Bergakademie Freiberg for outstanding merits in teaching

2014    International TEXTY Award (USA) for best Textbook in Engineering

2015    August-Wöhler Medal of Deutschen Verbandes für Materialforschung u. -prüfung

 

Monographies

  • Kuna, M.: Finite Elements in Fracture Mechanics; Theory - Numerics - Applications, Series: Solid Mechanics and its Applications, Vol. 201, Springer (2013) Hardcover and eBook, ISBN 978-94-007-6680-8
  • Numerische Beanspruchungsanalyse von Rissen: FEM in der Bruchmechanik

    Kuna, M.: Numerische Beanspruchungsanalyse von Rissen: FEM in der Bruchmechanik, Vieweg-Teubner Verlag, Wiesbaden, 2010, 2.Edition, 447 Seiten, ISBN: 978-3-8348-1006-9
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  • Proc. IUTAM Symposium on Multiscale Modelling of FatigueKuna, M., Ricoeur, A. (Eds.): Proc. IUTAM Symposium on Multiscale Modelling of Fatigue, Damage and Fracture in Smart Materials, IUTAM Bookseries, Vol. 24, 2011, 396 p., Hardcover, ISBN: 978-90-481-9886-3
    Verlagsinformationen

 

 

 

 

 

  • Kuna, M. (Ed.) Fortschritte in der Bruch- und Schädigungsmechanik, DVM-Berichte 236 -239, Jahrestagungen des DVM-Arbeitskreises Bruchvorgänge, 2004-2007, ISBN: 3-540-24195-7

 

 

Selected Publications (most cited out of about 430):

Further information: http://tu-freiberg.de/fakult4/imfd/fkm/publikationen

Complete list of publication: PDF-Download

 

  • Kuna, M.
    Fracture mechanics of piezoelectric materials - Where are we right now?
    Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 77 (2), pp. 309-326, (2010).

    DOI: 10.1016/j.engfracmech.2009.03.016
  • Kuna, M., Sun, D.Z.
    Three-dimensional cell model analyses of void growth in ductile materials
    International Journal of Fracture, 81 (3), pp. 235-258, (1996).
  • Kuna, M.
    Finite element analyses of crack problems in piezoelectric structures
    Computational Materials Science, 13 (1-3), pp. 67-80, (1998).
  • Kuna, M.
    Finite element analyses of cracks in piezoelectric structures: A survey

    Archive of Applied Mechanics, 76 (11-12), pp. 725-745, (2006).
    DOI: 10.1007/s00419-006-0059-z
  • Abendroth, M., Kuna, M.
    Identification of ductile damage and fracture parameters from the small punch test using neural networks

    Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 73 (6), pp. 710-725, (2006).
    DOI: 10.1016/j.engfracmech.2005.10.007
  • Enderlein, M., Ricoeur, A., Kuna, M.
    Finite element techniques for dynamic crack analysis in piezoelectrics

    International Journal of Fracture, 134 (3-4), pp. 191-208, (2005).
    DOI: 10.1007/s10704-005-0522-9
  • Abendroth, M., Kuna, M.
    Determination of deformation and failure properties of ductile materials by means of the small punch test and neural networks

    Computational Materials Science, 28 (3-4 SPEC. ISS.), pp. 633-644, (2003).
    DOI: 10.1016/j.commatsci.2003.08.031
  • Shang, F., Kuna, M., Abendroth, M.
    Finite element analyses of three-dimensional crack problems in piezoelectric structures

    Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 70 (2), pp. 143-160, (2003).
    DOI: 10.1016/S0013-7944(02)00039-5
  • Ricoeur, A., Kuna, M.
    Influence of electric field on the fracture of ferroelectric ceramics

    Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 23 (8), pp. 1313-1328, (2003).
    DOI: 10.1016/S0955-2219(02)00302-3
  • Béchet, E., Scherzer, M., Kuna, M.
    Application of the X-FEM to the fracture of piezoelectric materials

    International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 77 (11), (2009).
    DOI: 10.1002/nme.2455
  • Wippler, K., Ricoeur, A., Kuna, M.
    Towards the computation of electrically permeable cracks in piezoelectrics

    Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 71 (18), pp. 2567-2587, (2004).
    DOI: 10.1016/j.engfracmech.2004.03.003
  • Abendroth, M., Groh, U., Kuna, M., Ricoeur, A.
    Finite element-computation of the electromechanical J-integral for 2-D and 3-D crack analysis

    International Journal of Fracture, 114 (4), pp. 359-378, (2002).
    DOI: 10.1023/A:1015725725879
  • Springmann, M., Kuna, M.
    Identification of material parameters of the Gurson-Tvergaard-Needleman model by combined experimental and numerical techniques

    Computational Materials Science, 32 (3-4), pp. 544-552, (2005).
    DOI: 10.1016/j.commatsci.2004.09.010
  • Bahr, H.-A., Balke, H., Kuna, M., Liesk, H.
    Fracture analysis of a single edge cracked strip under thermal shock

    Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics, 8 (1), pp. 33-39, (1987).
    DOI: 10.1016/0167-8442(87)90016-4
  • Funke, C., Kullig, E., Kuna, M., Möller, H.J.
    Biaxial fracture test of silicon wafers

    Advanced Engineering Materials, 6 (7), pp. 594-598+472, (2004).
    DOI: 10.1002/adem.200400406
  • Springmann, M., Kuna, M.
    Identification of material parameters of the Rousselier model by non-linear optimization

    Computational Materials Science, 26 (SUPPL.), pp. 202-209, (2003).
    DOI: 10.1016/S0927-0256(02)00400-7
  • Richard, H.A., Kuna, M.
    Theoretical and experimental study of superimposed fracture modes I, II and III

    Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 35 (6), pp. 949-960, (1990).
    DOI: 10.1016/0013-7944(90)90124-Y
  • Westram, I., Ricoeur, A., Emrich, A., Rödel, J., Kuna, M.
    Fatigue crack growth law for ferroelectrics under cyclic electrical and combined electromechanical loading

    Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 27 (6), pp. 2485-2494, (2007).
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jeurceramsoc.2006.09.010
  • Scherzer, M., Kuna, M.
    Combined analytical and numerical solution of 2D interface corner configurations between dissimilar piezoelectric materials

    International Journal of Fracture, 127 (2), pp. 61-99, (2004).
  • Ricoeur, A., Kuna, M.
    Electrostatic tractions at crack faces and their influence on the fracture mechanics of piezoelectrics

    International Journal of Fracture, 157 (1-2), pp. 3-12, (2009).
    DOI: 10.1007/s10704-009-9321-z
  • Springmann, M., Kuna, M.
    Identification of material parameters of the Gurson-Tvergaard-Needleman model by combined experimental and numerical techniques

    Computational Materials Science, 33 (4), pp. 501-509, (2005).
    DOI: 10.1016/j.commatsci.2005.02.002
  • Wünsche, M., Zhang, Ch., Sladek, J., Sladek, V., Hirose, S., Kuna, M.
    Transient dynamic analysis of interface cracks in layered anisotropic solids under impact loading

    International Journal of Fracture, 157 (1-2), pp. 131-147, (2009).
    DOI: 10.1007/s10704-008-9262-y
  • Ricoeur, A., Kuna, M.
    Electrostatic tractions at dielectric interfaces and their implication for crack boundary conditions

    Mechanics Research Communications, 36 (3), pp. 330-335, (2009).
    DOI: 10.1016/j.mechrescom.2008.09.009
  • Rao, B.N., Kuna, M.
    Interaction integrals for fracture analysis of functionally graded piezoelectric materials

    International Journal of Solids and Structures, 45 (20), pp. 5237-5257, (2008).
    DOI: 10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2008.05.020
  • Linse, T., Kuna, M., Schuhknecht, J., Viehrig, H.-W.
    Usage of the small-punch-test for the characterisation of reactor vessel steels in the brittle-ductile transition region

    Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 75 (11), pp. 3520-3533, (2008).
    DOI: 10.1016/j.engfracmech.2007.03.047
  • Ricoeur, A., Kuna, M.
    A micromechanical model for the fracture process zone in ferroelectrics

    Computational Materials Science, 27 (3), pp. 235-249, (2003).
    DOI: 10.1016/S0927-0256(02)00360-9
  • Ricoeur, A., Enderlein, M., Kuna, M.
    Calculation of the J-integral for limited permeable cracks in piezoelectrics

    Archive of Applied Mechanics, 74 (8), pp. 536-549, (2005).
    DOI: 10.1007/s00419-004-0370-5
  • Kulawinski, D., Nagel, K., Henkel, S., Hübner, P., Fischer, H., Kuna, M., Biermann, H.
    Characterization of stress-strain behavior of a cast TRIP steel under different biaxial planar load ratios

    Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 78 (8), pp. 1684-1695, (2011).
    DOI: 10.1016/j.engfracmech.2011.02.021
  • Shang, F., Kuna, M., Scherzer, M.
    Analytical solutions for two penny-shaped crack problems in thermo-piezoelectric materials and their finite element comparisons

    International Journal of Fracture, 117 (2), pp. 113-128, (2002).
    DOI: 10.1023/A:1020976012521
  • Groh, U., Kuna, M.
    Efficient boundary element analysis of cracks in 2D piezoelectric structures

    International Journal of Solids and Structures, 42 (8), pp. 2399-2416, (2005).
    DOI: 10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2004.09.023
  • Jackiewicz, J., Kuna, M.
    Non-local regularization for FE simulation of damage in ductile materials

    Computational Materials Science, 28 (3-4 SPEC. ISS.), pp. 684-695, (2003).
    DOI: 10.1016/j.commatsci.2003.08.024
  • Shang, F., Kuna, M., Kitamura, T.
    Theoretical investigation of an elliptical crack in thermopiezoelectric material. Part I: Analytical development

    Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics, 40 (3), pp. 237-246, (2003).
    DOI: 10.1016/j.tafmec.2003.08.003
  • Enderlein, M., Ricoeur, A., Kuna, M.
    Comparison of finite element techniques for 2D and 3D crack analysis under impact loading

    International Journal of Solids and Structures, 40 (13-14), pp. 3425-3437, (2003).
    DOI: 10.1016/S0020-7683(03)00117-3
  • Rao, B.N., Kuna, M.
    Interaction integrals for fracture analysis of functionally graded magnetoelectroelastic materials

    International Journal of Fracture, 153 (1), pp. 15-37, (2008).
    DOI: 10.1007/s10704-008-9285-4
  • Wippler, K., Kuna, M.
    Crack analyses in three-dimensional piezoelectric structures by the BEM

    Computational Materials Science, 39 (1 SPEC. ISS.), pp. 261-266, (2007).
    DOI: 10.1016/j.commatsci.2006.03.023
  • Kuna, M., Sun, D.-Z.
    Analyses of void growth and coalescence in cast iron by cell models

    Journal De Physique. IV : JP, 6 (6), pp. C6-113-C6-122, (1996).
  • Jański, Ł., Scherzer, M., Steinhorst, P., Kuna, M.
    Adaptive finite element computation of dielectric and mechanical intensity factors in piezoelectrics with impermeable cracks

    International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 81 (12), pp. 1492-1513, (2010).
    DOI: 10.1002/nme.2742
  • Zybell, L., Mühlich, U., Kuna, M.
    Constitutive equations for porous plane-strain gradient elasticity obtained by homogenization

    Archive of Applied Mechanics, 79 (4), pp. 359-375, (2009).
    DOI: 10.1007/s00419-008-0238-1
  • Rabold, F., Kuna, M.
    Cell model simulation of void growth in nodular cast iron under cyclic loading

    Computational Materials Science, 32 (3-4), pp. 489-497, (2005).
    DOI: 10.1016/j.commatsci.2004.09.016
  • Nassauer, B., Liedke, T., Kuna, M.
    Polyhedral particles for the discrete element method: Geometry representation, contact detection and particle generation

    Granular Matter, 15 (1), pp. 85-93, (2013).
    DOI: 10.1007/s10035-012-0381-9
  • Li, Q., Kuna, M.
    Evaluation of electromechanical fracture behavior by configurational forces in cracked ferroelectric polycrystals

    Computational Materials Science, 57, pp. 94-101, (2012).
    DOI: 10.1016/j.commatsci.2011.01.050
  • Kuna, M., Springmann, M., Mädler, K., Hübner, P., Pusch, G.
    Fracture mechanics based design of a railway wheel made of austempered ductile iron

    Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 72 (2), pp. 241-253, (2005).
    DOI: 10.1016/j.engfracmech.2003.10.007
  • Kuna, M., Zwicke, M.
    A mixed hybrid finite element for three-dimensional elastic crack analysis

    International Journal of Fracture, 45 (1), pp. 65-79, (1990).
    DOI: 10.1007/BF00012610
  • Kuna, M.
    An application of the finite element method to elastic-plastic analysis of the compact tension fracture test specimen

    International Journal of Fracture, 12 (1), pp. 175-177, (1976).
    DOI: 10.1007/BF00036026
  • Springmann, M., Kuna, M.
    Determination of ductile damage parameters by local deformation fields: Measurement and simulation

    Archive of Applied Mechanics, 75 (10-12), pp. 775-797, (2006).
    DOI: 10.1007/s00419-006-0033-9
  • Shang, F., Kuna, M.
    Thermal stress around a penny-shaped crack in a thermopiezoelectric solid

    Computational Materials Science, 26 (SUPPL.), pp. 197-201, (2003).
    DOI: 10.1016/S0927-0256(02)00399-3
  • Linse, T., Hütter, G., Kuna, M.
    Simulation of crack propagation using a gradient-enriched ductile damage model based on dilatational strain

    Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 95, pp. 13-28, (2012).
    DOI: 10.1016/j.engfracmech.2012.07.004
  • Liedke, T., Kuna, M.
    A macroscopic mechanical model of the wire sawing process

    International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture, 51 (9), pp. 711-720, (2011).
    DOI: 10.1016/j.ijmachtools.2011.05.005
  • Kuna, M., Wippler, S.
    A cyclic viscoplastic and creep damage model for lead free solder alloys

    Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 77 (18), pp. 3635-3647, (2010).
    DOI: 10.1016/j.engfracmech.2010.03.015
  • Mottitschka, T., Pusch, G., Biermann, H., Zybell, L., Kuna, M.
    Influence of overloads on the fatigue crack growth in nodular cast iron: Experiments and numerical simulation

    Procedia Engineering, 2 (1), pp. 1557-1567, (2010).
    DOI: 10.1016/j.proeng.2010.03.168