Our Research Areas

Research at the Institute of Structural Mechanics and Design spans the spectrum from theoretical fundamentals through transfer to application. Basic and applied research are synergistically linked in roughly equal parts.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ulrich Knaack,
Chair of Facade Engineering

Our research is a joint effort among diverse partners from science, research, industry and public administration.

Fields of expertise

Research at the ISM+D is grouped into five fields, reflected in five working groups: the Glass Competence Center, the Generative Design Lab, the Structural Dynamics Unit, Energy Efficient Construction, and Paper Construction and Design.