Prof. Dr.-Ing. Axel Spickenheuer

Head of Workgroup of Complex Structural Components / Head of Cluster Integrative Simulation

Cluster Integrative Simulation
+49 (0)351 4658 374 +49 (0)351 4658 362


Fields of Work

  • Development of new methods for design and optimization of variable-axial composite structures
  • Design, dimensioning and optimization of complex composite structural composite with an extreme high lightweight performance using finite element simulation software
  • Developments along the process chain for the Tailored Fiber Placement (TFP) - Process from design to component manufacturing
  • Experimental testing of composite parts
  • Wood FRP material combinations
  • Biomedical textiles 



  • Honorary Professor at Faculty of Design, HTW Dresden, Teaching the moduls: Technology and Materials, Design Studies
  • Constructions with FRP, TU Dresden


  • Fischer, M.; Santoro, L. A.; Bruk, S.; Henkel, K.; Hüttner, R.; Körbitz, R.; Brinkmann, F.; Spickenheuer, A.; Kühnert, I.; Hampe, J.; Uhlig, K. Friction testing of tube-guided electrically heated Nitinol shape-memory alloy wires more Tribology International 191 (2024) 109161
  • Konze, S.; Lisbôa, T. V.; Bruk, S.; Bittrich, L.; Stommel, M.; Wildemann, M.; Herold, J.; Spickenheuer, A. A novel additive manufacturing process for multi-matrix fiber reinforced composites more SAMPE Journal 59 (2023) 50-58
  • de Menezes, E. A. W.; Lisbôa, T. d. V.; Almeida Jr., J. H. S.; Spickenheuer, A.; Amico, S. C.; Marczak, R. J. On the winding pattern influence for filament wound cylinders under axial compression, torsion, and internal pressure loads more Thin-Walled Structures 191 (2023) 111041
  • Azevedo, C.B. ; Almeida Jr., J. H. S. ; Lisbôa, T.V. ; Scherer, L. G. ; Spickenheuer, A. ; Amico, S.C. Combining filament winding with tailored fiber placement in composite cylinders locally reinforced with fibrous patches more Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites (2023) online first
  • Almeida Jr., J. H. S. ; Lisbôa, T.V. ; Spickenheuer, A. ; St-Pierre, L. A sequential finite element model updating routine to identify creep parameters for filament wound composite cylinders in aggressive environments more Computers and Structures 276 (2023) 106939
  • Bittrich, L. ; Seuffert, J. ; Dietrich, S. ; Uhlig, K. ; Lisboa, T. ; Kärger, L. ; Spickenheuer, A. On the resin transfer molding (RTM) infiltration of fiber-reinforced composites made by tailored fiber placement more Polymers 14 (2022) 4873
  • Lisbôa, T.V. ; Almeida Jr., J.H.S. ; Spickenheuer, A. ; Stommel, M. ; Amico, S.C. ; Marczak, R.J. FEM updating for damage modeling of composite cylinders under radial compression considering the winding pattern more Thin-Walled Structures 173 (2022) 108954
  • Michel, S. ; Kurkowski, M. ; Summa, J. ; Spickenheuer, A. ; Biermann, D. ; Stommel, M. ; Herrmann, H.-G. FKV-Bohrrohre mit strukturintegrierter Sensorik more wt Werkstattstechnik online 111 (2021) 846-850
  • Seuffert, J. ; Bittrich, L. ; de Oliveira, L. C. ; Spickenheuer, A. ; Kärger, L. Micro-scale permeability characterization of carbon fiber composites using micrograph volume elements more Frontiers in Materials 8 (2021) Article Number: 745084
  • Roy, A. K. ; Faisal, S. N. ; Spickenheuer, A. ; Scheffler, C. ; Wang, J. ; Harris, A. T. ; Minett, A. I. ; Islam, M. S. Loading dependency of 2D MoS2 nanosheets in the capacitance of 3D hybrid microfibre-based energy storage devices more Carbon Trends 5 (2021) 100097
  • Breuer, K. ; Spickenheuer, A. ; Stommel, M. Statistical analysis of mechanical stressing in short fiber reinforced composites by means of statistical and representative volume elements more Fibers 9 (2021) 32
  • Plyusnin, A. ; He, J. ; Elschner, C. ; Nakamura, M. ; Kulkova, J. ; Spickenheuer, A. ; Scheffler, C. ; Lassila, L. ; Moritz, N. A polymer for application as a matrix phase in a concept of in situ curable bioresorbable bioactive load-bearing continuous fiber reinforced composite fracture fixation plates more Molecules 26 (2021) 1256
  • Heilos, K. ; Uhlig, K. ; Hofmann, M. ; Spickenheuer, A. Beanspruchungsgerecht verstärkte Vliesstoffe aus recycelten Carbonfasern more TEXTILplus (2020) 18-20
  • Bartholomay, S. ; Wester, T.T.B. ; Perez-Becker, S. ; Konze, S. ; Hölling, M. ; Spickenheuer, A. ; Peinke, J. ; Nayeri, C.N. ; Paschereit, O.P. ; Oberleithner, K. Pressure based lift Elestimation and its application to feedforward load control employing trailing edge flaps more Wind Energy Science (2020) 1-39
  • Lisbôa, T.V. ; Almeida Jr., J.H.S. ; Dalibor, I.H. ; Spickenheuer, A. ; Marczak, R.J. ; Amico, S. C. The role of winding pattern on filament wound composite cylinders under radial compression more Polymer Composites 41 (2020) 2446-2454
  • Almeida Jr., J.H.S. ; Bittrich, L. ; Spickenheuer, A. Improving the open-hole tension characteristics with variable-axial composite laminates: Optimization, progressive damage modeling and experimental observations more Composites Science and Technology 185 (2020) ID107889
  • Breier, A. ; Guan, J. ; Spickenheuer, A. Establishing an optical measuring method to determine the anisotropy of embroidered reinforcement structures more MRS Advances 4 (2019) 1267-1274
  • Richter, E. ; Spickenheuer, A. ; Bittrich, L. ; Uhlig, K. ; Heinrich, G. Mechanical design of intersection points of tailored fiber placement made carbon fiber reinforced plastic truss-like structures more Key Engineering Materials 809 (2019) 452-460
  • Almeida Jr., J.H.S. ; Bittrich, L. ; Jansen, E. ; Tita, V. ; Spickenheuer, A. Buckling optimization of composite cylinders for axial compression: A design methodology considering a variable-axial fiber layout more Composite Structures 222 (2019) ID110928
  • Hahn, J. ; Schulze-Tanzil, G. ; Schröpfer, M. ; Meyer, M. ; Gögele, C. ; Hoyer, M. ; Spickenheuer, A. ; Heinrich, G. ; Breier, A. Viscoelastic behavior of embroidered scaffolds for ACL tissue engineering made of PLA and P(LA-CL) after in vitro degradation more International Journal of Molecular Sciences 20 (2019) 4655
  • Uhlig, K. ; Bittrich, L. ; Spickenheuer, A. ; Almeida Jr., J.H.S. Waviness and fiber volume content analysis in continuous carbon fiber reinforced plastics made by tailored fiber placement more Composite Structures 222 (2019) ID110910
  • Almeida Jr., J.H.S. ; Bittrich, L. ; Nomura, T. ; Spickenheuer, A. Cross-section optimization of topologically-optimized variable-axial anisotropic composite structures more Composite Structures 225 (2019) ID111150
  • Bittrich, L. ; Spickenheuer, A. ; Almeida Jr., J.H.S. ; Müller, S. ; Kroll, L. ; Heinrich, G. Optimizing variable-axial fiber-reinforced composite laminates: The direct fiber path optimization concept more Mathematical Problems in Engineering (2019) ID 8260563
  • Breier, A. ; Schulze-Tanzil, G. ; Meyer, M. ; Rentsch, B. ; Hoyer, M. ; Rentsch, C. ; Schröpfer, M. ; Hahn, J. ; Spickenheuer, A. ; Heinrich, G. Tissue Engineering einer vorderen Kreuzbandplastik auf der Basis resorbierbarer, gestickter Träger. Teil II: Biofunktionalisierung und Tissue Engineering des triphasischen Konstrukts more GAK : Gummi Fasern Kunststoffe 72 (2019) 110-117
  • Breier, A. ; Hahn, J. ; Hinüber, C. ; Brünig, H. ; Schulze-Tanzil, G. ; Hoyer, M. ; Meyer, M. ; Schröpfer, M. ; Spickenheuer, A. ; Heinrich, G. Tissue Engineering einer vorderen Kreuzbandplastik auf der Basis resorbierbarer, gestickter Träger. Teil 1 more GAK : Gummi Fasern Kunststoffe 71 (2018) 582-587


  • Innovation award of the The Association of Supporters of the Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden e.V. for Entwicklung eines neuen Verfahrens zur Herstellung von Faser-Kunststoff-Verbunden (FKV) mit lokal variierienden Matrixmaterialien, 2022
  • JEC Innovation Award in the category Sports for New generation of bow risers made of carbon fibre composite materials, 2017
  • Innovation award of the The Association of Supporters of the Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden e.V. for Neuartige computergestützte Methoden zur Auslegung, Optimierung und Fertigung von hochbelastbaren variabelaxialen Faser-Kunststoff-Verbund (FKV)-Bauteilen, 2015
  • Oechsler award of the Wissenschaftlichen Arbeitskreises Kunststoffe (WAK) for best dissertation, 2014