The research areas of the Department of Applied and Structural Mechanics cover large parts of modern solid state mechanics. Current research work covers both the field of structural mechanics and that of material mechanics, whereby modern analytical and numerical methods are used in model development, formulation and simulation.
In the field of structural mechanics, the focus is on the development of consistent higher-order plate theories while avoiding the frequently necessary a priori assumptions. The developed formulations are analyzed both analytically and numerically. The current project "Consistent approximation of the three-dimensional linear elasticity theory" is supervised by Mr. Meyer-Coors.
In the field of material mechanics, current research activities include the modelling and simulation of complex materials and phenomena on different scales, including phase transformations, plasticity and damage on micro/single crystal, meso/polycrystal and macro/component levels.