Research Fields

Multibody dynamics is the central research topic of the institute. At the institute, methodological questions concerning the modeling, simulation, optimization and control of rigid and flexible multibody systems are addressed. The experimental validation of the developed methods as well as their transfer into technical applications is an important part of the research activities at the institute. Typical fields of application include lightweight robotics, vehicle and machine dynamics, automation technology, wind turbines and biomechanics.

Research Fields and Projects

Multibody dynamics is the main research area of Prof. Seifried’s group. Multibody dynamics is a sub-field of Mechanics and deals with mechanical and mechatronical systems undergoing large nonlinear working motion. The group works on methods for modelling, simulation, optimization and control of rigid and flexible multibody systems. The experimental validation and the transfer of the methods to industrial application are core part of our group’s research. Typical application fields are lightweight robotics, vehicle- and machine dynamics, automation technology, wind power, energy harvesting and biomechanics. Besides multibody dynamics, traditionally the institute works also on ocean engineering. Here the focus is on mechatronic systems in ocean engineering. The group is part of the initiative Machine Learning in Engineering at TUHH and is actively involved in the GAMM Activity Group Dynamics and Control.

  • Flexible Multibody Dynamics
  • Numerical Methods in Dynamics
  • Active Systems and Servo-Constraints
  • Topology Optimization
  • Contact Mechanics
  • Granular Media
  • Theoretical and Experimental Oscillation Analysis
  • Machine Learning for Multibody Systems
  • Underwater Robotics