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Stefan Marth
Stefan Marth

Stefan Marth

Solid Mechanics
Solid Mechanics
Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics
+46 (0)920 493813
E862 Luleå


BSc in General Engineering Sciences from the University of Technology Hamburg-Harburg, Germany.
MSc in Aerospace Engineering from the Braunschweig Institute of Technology, Germany. 

Research project: Material Characterization for Modelling of Sheet Metal Deformation and Failure


The dominant technology for lightweight design of car structures is based on press-hardening. The technology is a Swedish innovation has developed into a global technology with Sweden still as the world leader in research and industrial development. The driving forces are the reduction of emissions and increased car safety. The usage of press hardened components in the next generation of car structures is expected to be above 40%. A prerequisite for efficient introduction of new high performance materials is the availability of efficient and accurate methods for simulation of fracture in crash analyses.

Project goals and results

The project should give an overview of some most fundamental issues encountered in fracture modelling of sheet metals. A method developed in this project is the Stepwise Modelling Method (SMM) and is used to characterize material properties like plasticity and fracture parameters. Using the microstructure composition data from forming simulations to perform crash simulations in multi scale analysis, the crack path can be analysed.  The development of cohesive fracture models is the main goal the project. This should lead to an improvement of the development time and to lighter cars while maintaining the safety.


Supervisor: Hans-Åke Häggblad
Assistant Supervisor: Mats Oldenburg
Assistant Supervisor: Jörgen Kajberg

Work within the PhD student association:

Since 2018, I am the regular Phd-student representative in the Board of the Faculty of Science and Technology and the associated research strategy committee. The faculty board’s tasks consist of strategic planning, follow-up and evaluation of basic, advanced and postgraduate education, as well as research on quality, dimensioning and efficiency issues within each area of ​​responsibility.


Article in journal

Stepwise modelling method for post necking characterisation of anisotropic sheet metal (2021)

Marth. S, Djebien. S, Kajberg. J, Häggblad. H
Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering, Vol. 29, nr. 8
Conference paper

A Novel Method for Modelling of Cold Cutting of Microstructurally Tailored Hot Formed Components (2019)

Jonsén. P, Svanberg. A, Ramirez. G, Casellas. D, Hernández. R, Marth. S, et al.
Part of: Hot sheet metal forming of high-performance steel, Proceedings, s. 645-652, Wissenschaftliche Scripten, 2019
Conference paper

Failure Modelling and Experimental Evaluation of a Press-Hardened Laboratory Scale Component with Multi-Phase Microstructure (2019)

Marth. S, Golling. S, Östlund. R, Barrero Pijoan. A, Häggblad. H, Oldenburg. M
Part of: Hot sheet metal forming of high-performance steel, Proceedings, s. 39-49, Wissenschaftliche Scripten, 2019
Conference paper

From Blank to Fractured Component (2018)

Numerical and Experimental Results of a Laboratory Scale Component
Marth. S, Golling. S, Östlund. R, Oldenburg. M
Paper presented at : International Deep Drawing Research Group 37th Annual Conference 3–7 June 2018, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada