Fields of research

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Theory – Simulation – Experiment. The IAM combines the three most important fields of research. Our philosophy: to maintain a holistic view of mechanics.

Theoretical Modeling

  • Advanced and extended continuum methods
  • Multiphase and porous media theories
  • Soft and hard tissue biomechanics
  • Nonlinear structural mechanics
  • Limit and shakedown analysis

Numerical Simulation

  • Tailored numerical solvers
  • Solution of coupled problems
  • Numerical methods in biomechanics
  • Finite-Element-Method, Discret-Element-Method and Molecular Dynamics

Experimental Validation

  • Micro-CT system
  • Shock tube devices
  • Disc brake test bench
  • Multiaxis testing facilities
  • Biological security laboratory
  • Smart structures and materials testing