Institute for Mechanics
We engage in research and teaching on computational modeling and simulation of mechanical and multiphysics systems. Our research activities focus on multiscale material modeling, coupled multifield problems, fracture mechanics, micromechanics, biomechanics and associated discretization methods in the context of the finite element method, isogeometric analysis and spectral methods..
We strive to contribute to a better understanding of complex material behavior through mathematical modeling and computational simulation. We benefit from close collaboration with experimental and application oriented research groups.
Our teaching activities range from fundamentals in engineering mechanics to advanced courses on continuum and computational mechanics to specialized courses such as plasticity theory or ice mechanics.
The education in engineering mechanics at TU Darmstadt enables students to understand, model and analyze complex physical and technical systems.
Alongside the Institute for Mechanics, there are other institutes and divisions at the Technical University of Darmstadt that deal with mechanics. It follows a list of them.
(Prof. Dr. Bai-Xiang Xu) Division Mechanics of Functional Materials
(Prof. Dr. Karsten Albe) Division Materials Modelling
(Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jens Schneider, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ulrich Knaack) Institute of Structural Mechanics and Design
(Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Vormwald) Division Material Mechanics
(Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Oliver Weeger) Division Cyber-Physical Simulation
(Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Martin Oberlack) Division of Fluid Dynamics
(Prof. Dr.-Ing. Janette Hussong) Institute for Fluid Mechanics and Aerodynamics
(Prof. Dr.-Ing. Eckhard Kirchner) Institute for Product Development and Machine Elements
(Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Christian Mittelstedt) Institute for Lightweight Construction and Design