Goals and idea

Fields of activity:

Simulations in structural mechanics using the Finite Element Method (FEM) as well as in the fields of multi-body simulation (MBS) and flow simulation (CFD – Computational Fluid Dynamics); generally in the field of Computer Aided Engineering (CAE)
 

  • Static stress analysis with linear and non-linear material models
  • Thermal analysis of structures and subsequent calculation of thermal stresses
  • Simulation of dynamic systems using FEM and MBS
  • Crash simulations. Close cooperation with the simulation laboratory in CARISSMA (vehicle safety)
  • Fatigue analysis and Fracture mechanics
  • CFD simulations

Laboratory C103

Facilities and activities

  • 10 PC working stations
  • HPC-Cluster

Extract from the existing software (for teaching and research purposes):

  •  ANSYS: FEM program for linear and nonlinear structural mechanics (statics and dynamics) and temperature field calculations
  • HyperWorks (ALTAIR): FEM program for linear and nonlinear structural mechanics (statics and dynamics), temperature field calculations, crash simulation, optimization and MBS simulation
  • LS-DYNA: Crash Simulation
  • NASTRAN: FEM program for structural mechanics
  • CATIA: CAD
  • Star CCM: Flow Simulation (CFD)
  • Openfoam: Flow simulation (CFD)
  • ADAMS: MBS simulation
  • MATLAB: Scientific programming and Computing

Preparation of the hands-on training in the computer lab accompanying the lectures:

  • Finite Element Method for Bachelor Automotive Engineering and Mechanical Engineering
  • Numerical solution methods for Bachelor Aviation Engineering
  • Computer Aided Engineering for Bachelor Mechanical Engineering
  • CAE for Master Technical Development, Aerospace Engineering and Materials Engineering
  • The actual practical trainings are conducted in the CAD/CAE laboratories

Activities:

  • Implementation of project, study and seminar work
  • Execution of final theses (Bachelor & Master)
  • Preparation of practical trainings
  • Research work

Laboratory management and team

Programme director and Academic advisor Automotive Engineering (Bachelor)
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Konrad Költzsch
Phone: +49 841 9348-7900
Room: A215
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Deputy Women's Representative, Programme director and Academic advisor Automotive Engineering
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Manuela Waltz
Phone: +49 841 9348-3530
Room: A232
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Programme director and Academic advisor Mechanical Engineering (Bachelor)
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Binder
Phone: +49 841 9348-3070
Room: A218
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Vice dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg Bienert
Phone: +49 841 9348-7720
Room: A118
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Dean of Studies Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Uli Burger
Phone: +49 841 9348-4321
Room: A230
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Study advisor production engineering
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Karl Huber
Phone: +49 841 9348-3820
Room: A220
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Programme director and Academic advisor Renewable Energy Sytems (Master)
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Tobias Schrag
Phone: +49 841 9348-2820
Room: A228
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