Welcome at ISM+D

The Institute for Structural Mechanics and Design combines research and education in the fields of structural analysis, structural dynamics, materials, facade and structural engineering, in order to achieve consistent, integrative basic knowledge for resource-efficient design and construction. With this vision in mind the institute promotes fundamental theoretical work on mathematical and design-methods, material testing and modeling, numerical simulations, component safety, construction processes as well as applied research and design of structures from the component down to the material level. Energy performance is taken in consideration from an integrated point of view of structural design and materials.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jens Schneider

We would like to extend the limits of static-constructive possibilities in the building industry - building with special materials such as glass, plastics or paper, special structures of the buildings and building under dynamic and extraordinary influences.

Picture: Heide Thomas

Course offerings

Here you can find information on the courses offered by the Institute of Structural Mechanics and Design.

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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ulrich Knaack

New technologies, new materials and new methods of production, for example additive production, are drivers for innovation in the building environment: we are interested in what is possible, what makes sense and where the limits are?


Live broadcast of the Glass Competence Center construction progress

Follow the construction process of the emerging Glass Competence Center (GCC) with our live webcam.

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