Courses in winter semester

Technische Mechanik I (Stereostatik)

Grundlagenkurs für das erste Semester.

Engineering Mechanics I

Basics of structural mechanics.

Finite Element Methods

The most important course.

Structural Mechanics of Fibre Reinforced Composites

The lecture deals with the structural analysis of fiber composites. Due to the anisotropic and inhomogeneous material properties, the analysis this is significantly more complex than e.g. for metallic materials. Therefore, models for analysis are presented and the special features of dimensioning this type of materials, which is important for lightweight construction, are discussed.

Course content

  • Classical laminate theory
  • Rules of mixture
  • Failure mechanisms and criteria of composites
  • Boundary value problems of isotropic and anisotropic shells
  • Stability of composite structures
  • Optimization of laminated composites
  • Numerical Analyses of composites

Technical Acoustics II (Room Acoustics, Computational Methods)

Course content

  • Room acoustics
  • Sound absorber
  • Standard computations
  • Statistical Energy Approaches
  • Finite Element Methods
  • Boundary Element Methods
  • Geometrical acoustics
  • Special formulations
  • Practical applications
  • Hands-on Sessions: Programming of elements (Matlab)

Courses in summer semester

Modeling, Simulation and Optimization

In this course, students obtain an overview of various technical problems and the differential equations, which describe them. An overview of different solution approaches be presented and for which kind of problems they can be used for.


  • Technical problems and their differential equations
  • Overview of modelling approaches
  • Introduction to the Finite Element Method
  • Introduction to the Finite Volume Method
  • Introduction to the Discrete Element Method
  • Solution of dynamic and non-steady processes
  • Introduction to gradient-based optimization algorithms
  • Determination of gradients using the adjoint method

Design optimization and probalistic methods in structural mechanics

The course is offered in german. Have a look on the german website for detailed information.

Reliability in Engineering Dynamics

The course adresses methods for calculation and testing of reliability of dynamic machine systems, involving:

  • Modeling
  • System identification
  • Simulation
  • Processing of measurement data
  • Damage accumulation

Technical Acoustics I (Acoustic Waves, Noise Protection, Psycho Acoustics )

Course content

  • Acoustic quantities
  • Acoustic waves
  • Sound sources, sound radiation
  • Sound engergy and intensity
  • Sound propagation
  • Signal processing
  • Psycho acoustics
  • Noise
  • Measurements in acoustics