About tortuetec


The mission tortuetec GmbH was started in 2009 as an engineering consultancy for modeling of structures and materials. Meanwhile tortuetec has aquired vast experience solving mechanical, thermal and thermo-mechanical problems for it's clients. Numerous projects involving highly nonlinear contact/friction/wear and highly nonlinear material models, especially for polymers, have been successfully conducted. Multiphysical problems including mechanics, thermodynamics, fluid dynamics and electricity, have been solved. Projects have been completed in the fields of product engineering and process engineering, whereby polymers, metals and ceramics have been treated. Building upon this expertise, we focus our activity on polymer applications.

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Thomas Dick, director of tortuetec GmbH, graduated in aerospace technology from Bauman University Moscow (B.Eng.) and material science from the University of Leoben (MSc). Then he worked as a researcher at Armines, Paris and AC2T Research GmbH, Wiener Neustadt. He received his Doctorate from the Ecole des Mines in Paris, France in 2006. He wrote his doctoral thesis about multi scale damage modeling in aeroplane turboengines made of Ti6Al4V alloy. Then he worked as a project manager and lead engineer at Boehler Uddeholm. In 2009, he started tortuetec GmbH, an Austrian engineering consultancy for materials related engineering. Since then, he has done various customer projects involving polymers and metals with an emphasis on material modeling, fatigue prediction and wear computation. Since 2012, he conducts polymer testing and modeling projects.