Summer School on Crash and Impact of Aircraft Structures with Function and Sensor Integration

Wednesday June 26th - Saturday June 29th 2024
an International Summer School
organized by the
Dresden Center for Intelligent Materials (DCIM), the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR), the Institute of Lightweight Engineering and Polymer Technology (ILK), TU Dresden and the Department of Mechanical Engineering & Aeronautics (MEAD), UPAT.

Explore the captivating realm of aircraft structures at the M2BRIDGE-DCIM Summer School 2024 in Dresden. Delve into crash and impact loads, functional integration, and structural monitoring using specialized sensor technology. Engage with experts from Greece and Germany to discover the latest advancements in the field.
Distinguished speakers from DCIM, TUD, HZDR, and the University of Patras will lead a 4-day workshop with a focus on:

  • Crash and impact dynamics
  • Innovative smart materials
  • Integration of sensors and development of smart structures
  • Analysis and practical applications of data

Throughout the summer school, participants will explore diverse facets of structural and composite material modeling, integration of functionalities, and best practices in technology. The ultimate goal is to gain a holistic understanding of technologies shaping the future design of aircraft components.
Beyond technical presentations, the program will feature interactive workshops, laboratory tours, and collaborative competitions. Participants will also gain hands-on experience in high-velocity testing and cutting-edge analysis methodologies.

Preliminary Programme


Interested students or doctoral students should send a comprehensive application to by May 31th, 2024, including following records: We are looking forward to your applications!
If you are interested in applying as a member of the Institute of Lightweight Engineering and Polymer Technology (ILK), TU Dresden, or as a member of the Department of Mechanical Engineering & Aeronautics (MEAD), UPAT, please find information here.


The summer school will take place
at the Leichtbau Innovations Zentrum of TU Dresden at the Campus Johannstadt.

Scientific Board/Organizers for DCIM

School Director


This Summer School is supported by the TU Dresden School of Engineering Sciences and is part of its internationalization strategy. The DCIM participants are funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the Free State of Saxony within the framework of the Excellence Strategy of the German Federal and State Governments. The EXU measure DRESDEN-concept Science and Innovation Campus supports, among other things, summer schools in order to strengthen the cooperation of the implementing institutions, to bundle their research competencies, especially in interdisciplinary topics, and thus to further increase the attractiveness of the location for (inter)national students and postdocs.