Welcome at the 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..

Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Ralf Müller,
Continuum Mechanics Group

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.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dominik Schillinger,
Computational Mechanics Group

The education in engineering mechanics at TU Darmstadt enables students to understand, model and analyze complex physical and technical systems.

Other divisions for mechanics

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.

Department 11 – Materials- and Geosciences

Division Mechanics of Functional Materials (Prof. Dr. Bai-Xiang Xu)

Division Materials Modelling (Prof. Dr. Karsten Albe)

Department 13 – Civil and Environmental Engineering

Institute of Structural Mechanics and Design (Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jens Schneider, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ulrich Knaack)

Division Material Mechanics (Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Vormwald)

Department 16 – Mechanical Engineering

Division Cyber-Physical Simulation (Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Oliver Weeger)

Division of Fluid Dynamics (Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Martin Oberlack)

Institute for Fluid Mechanics and Aerodynamics (Prof. Dr.-Ing. Janette Hussong)

Institute for Product Development and Machine Elements (Prof. Dr.-Ing. Eckhard Kirchner)

Institute for Lightweight Engineering and Structural Mechanics (Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Christian Mittelstedt)