Goals and idea

  • Static strength calculation with linear and non-linear material models
  • Temperature field calculations
  • Simulation of dynamic systems with FEM
  • Numerical determination of component stress and service life
  • Design of weight-optimized components based on the simulated force curve
  • Construction of components suitable for production
  • Investigation of the vibration behaviour (operational vibration analysis, modal analysis, mobile measurement data acquisition)
  • Experimental and computational determination of service life (determination of component stress, fatigue strength tests / fracture mechanics)

Laboratory C021

Laboratory equipment and activities

Electrodynamic shakers
  • Shaker (from 9N/18kHz to 6kN/3kHz)
  • Regulation and control unit
  • Modal analysis system
  • ANSYS: FEM program for linear and nonlinear structural mechanics
  • (static and dynamic) and temperature field calculations
  • MALAB: Program for programming and solving mathematical relations
  • Diadem: Program to find, view, analyze and evaluate measurement data


  • Bachelor and Master Theses
  • Use in the context of various master lectures

Laboratory management and team

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Prof. h.c. Jörg Kessler
Phone: +49 841 9348-3690
Room: A123
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gerald Sitzmann
Phone: +49 841 9348-2320
Room: A218
Vice dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg Bienert
Phone: +49 841 9348-7720
Room: A118
Programme director and Academic advisor Mechanical Engineering (Bachelor)
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Binder
Phone: +49 841 9348-3070
Room: A218
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Uli Burger
Phone: +49 841 9348-4321
Room: A230
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rudolf Dallner
Phone: +49 841 9348-2390
Room: A201
Study advisor production engineering
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Karl Huber
Phone: +49 841 9348-3820
Room: A220
Programme director and Academic advisor Material Science in Engineering (Master)
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ulrich Tetzlaff
Phone: +49 841 9348-3520
Room: A232
Deputy Women's Representative, Programme director and Academic advisor Automotive Engineering
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Manuela Waltz
Phone: +49 841 9348-3530
Room: A232