The Institute for Structural Analysis conducts basic research in the field of computational methods of non-linear structural mechanics. The scientific work is interdisciplinary and primarily methodically oriented. The focus is on the finite element method, innovative design and simulation methods, stability problems, non-linear dynamics and applications of artificial intelligence in structural mechanics. Associated experimental work completes the research profile.
Teaching at the Institute for Structural Analysis covers the scientific basics of structural mechanics and is thus intrinsically multi-material and multi-constructional. In addition to classic structural analysis methods, the first theoretical basics of computer statics are taught in the bachelor's level. The ongoing development of numerical simulation methods such as the finite element method and their intensive use in engineering practice place corresponding demands on university teaching. Theoretical foundations of numerical methods are essential for good modeling and for checking calculation results.