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Chair of Mechanics

Welcome to our website. The following pages supply information on the teaching courses in Engineering Mechanics and on the research in the field of Computational Mechanics.

The fundamentals of engineering mechanics and applied mathematics as well as elements of applied computer science are combined in teaching and research of this chair.

Numerous engineering problems are considered an an interagted way in computational mechanics. This viewpoint integrates the fundamentals with the computational techniques and ends up in sophisticated compuet applications for industrial applications.

The teaching and research field of computaional mechanics opens a broad range of activities inside or ouside of civil engineering.

Topologieoptimierung eines Pavillons © Franz-Joseph Barthold
Formoptimierung eines Fassadenhalters © Franz-Joseph Barthold

Chair of Statics and Dynamics

Between the design and the material implementation of a structure is the discipline of statics and dynamics. It claims to use deterministic models to predict the stability and serviceability of the load-bearing structure in the context of the design, the load assumptions and the foundation of the building. With the onset of the industrial revolution and the machine age, this discipline was formed and continues to evolve today, especially in the area of computer-aided methods. Whereas before the development of structural analysis, builders had to rely on empirical data and empiricism, today all ideas and manifestations of load transfer can be modeled and analyzed numerically. This implies a wealth of possibilities but also a wealth of requirements, since the person applying these methods is responsible for the reliability of the results.

The chair represents both teaching and research for structural methods. These aim at an improvement of modeling as well as at the comprehensive automation between design and material realization. But also the development of completely new load-bearing concepts, such as the integration of trees into the structure, offer interesting possibilities for innovative and ecological building.

Rendering eines Baumhauses © Sasa Misic

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