Welcome at the Institute of Structural Mechanics and Design

The Institute of Structural Mechanics and Design combines research and teaching in the fields of structural analysis, structural dynamics, materials, façade and structural engineering in order to achieve a uniform basis for materials-appropriate design and construction. This orientation covers both basic theoretical work on calculation and design methods, materials testing and simulation, materials modeling, numerical simulations, component safety, construction processes, as well as applied research and development from design through the component to the materials level. Energy performance issues come under consideration from the perspective of the design and the materials being used.

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?

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Learn fundamentals of structural engineering or dive deep into glass and facade design.

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