Dr. rer. nat. Michael Ban

Coordinator of Lectures and IT 

Institute of General Mechanics
Templergraben 64
52062 Aachen

1. OG, Room 108a

Research Interests

  • convex analysis and its applications to mechanics
  • nonlinear and nonsmooth mechanics
  • shakedown of structures
  • non-associated material laws and their modeling
  • variational methods and numerical techniques
  • biomechanics of the root canal system; failure of endodontic instruments
  • failure and fracture mechanics; numerical modeling 



  • B.Sc. Lectures in Mechanics 1, 2 for Business Engng., Materials Engng., et al.
  • M.Sc. Lecture and Seminar "Foundations of Numerical Methods in Mechanical Engineering" for CAME
  • B.Sc. Seminar in Mechanics I, II and III for Mechanical Engng.


  • Kiefner, P., Ban, M., De-Deus, G., Is the reciprocating movement per se able to improve the cyclic fatigue resistance of instruments? Int. Endod. J., 47, 5, (2014), 430-436.
  • Vallee, C., Lerintiu, C., Chaoufi, J., Fortune, D., Ban, M., Atchonouglo, K., A Class of Non-associated Materials: n-Monotone Materials - Hooke's Law of Elasticity Revisited. J. Elast. 112, (2013), 111-138.
  • Vallee, C., Lerintiu, C., Fortune, D., Atchonouglo, K., Ban, M., Representing a non-associated constitutive law by a bipotential issued from a Fitzpatrick sequence. Arch. Mech., 61, 3-4, (2009), 325-340.
  • Ban, M., Vallee, C., Lerintiu, C., On Hill's Bipotential. PAMM,5, (2005), 289-290.
  • Vallee, C., Lerintiu, C., Fortune, D., Ban, M., de Saxce, G., Hill's Bipotential. New Trends in Continuum Mechanics, ed. M. Mihailescu-Suliciu, Constanta, 2003, 339-351.
  • Ban, M., Weichert, D., Application of directionally convex functionals. Nonsmooth/Nonconvex Mechanics with Applications in Engineering, ed. C. C. Baniotopoulos, Thessaloniki, 2002, 225-232.
  • Ban, M., Weichert, D., Zur Definition des impliziten Standard Material Model. ZAMM, 81, Suppl. 4, (2001), 839--840.
  • Ban, M., Weichert, D., Über durch Bipotentiale definierte Materialgesetze. ZAMM, 80, Suppl. 2, (2000), 417--418.