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Benedikt Hofmeister, M.Eng.


Appelstr. 9A

30167 Hannover

Room 407


Tel.:       +49-511 762-17213

Fax.:      +49-511 762-2236


E-mail:   b.hofmeisterisd.uni-hannover.de


Consultation hours: by appointment

Teaching Activities

Supervision of student works:

  • Project (B.Sc.) & bachelor theses, seminar (M.Sc.) and master theses are welcome by arrangement.

Tutorial Lesson:

Research Focus

  • Structural Dynamics and Building Dynamics
  • Numerical Optimisation and Model Updating
  • Reduced Structural Models
  • Vibration Prognosis for Buildings

Research Projects

DFWind – German Research Facility for Wind Energy, WP1 Overall system

DBH - Dynamically Loaded Timber Structures

Journal Papers

B. Hofmeister, M. Bruns, R. Rolfes (2019): Finite element model updating using deterministic optimisation: A global pattern search approach, Engineering Structures, Volume 195, Pages 373-381
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2019.05.047

C. G. Gebhardt, B. Hofmeister, C. Hente, R. Rolfes (2019): Nonlinear dynamics of slender structures: a new object-oriented framework, Computational Mechanics (2019), Volume 63, Issue 2, pp 219–252
DOI: 10.1007/s00466-018-1592-7


B. Hofmeister, M. Bruns, T. Grießmann and R. Rolfes (2019): An Inverse Model Reduction Method for Finite Element Model Updating in Structural Health Monitoring, Wind Energy Science Conference 2019, Cork, Irland

M. Bruns, B. Hofmeister, C. Hübler, R. Rolfes (2019): Damage Localization Via Model Updating Using a Damage Distribution Function, Proceedings of the 12th International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, pp 909-917
DOI: 10.12783/shm2019/32202

M. Bruns, B. Hofmeister, T. Grießmann, R. Rolfes (2019): Comparative study of parameterizations for damage localization with finite element model updating, Proceedings of the 29th European Safety and Reliability Conference, pp 1125-1132
DOI: 10.3850/978-981-11-2724-3 0713-cd

Benedikt Hofmeister, Cristian Guillermo Gebhardt, Christian Hente, Raimund Rolfes (2018): Sparsity pattern extraction for assembly of KKT-like matrices in multibody dynamics

C. Hente, C. G. Gebhardt, B. Hofmeister, R. Rolfes (2018): On the modal analysis of flexible multibody systems with singular mass and stiffness matrices, Proceedings in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics, 89th GAMM Annual Meeting (2018)

Marlene Bruns, Benedikt Hofmeister, Dorian Pache, Raimund Rolfes (2018): Finite Element Model Updating of a Wind Turbine Blade - A Comparative Study, EngOpt 2018 Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Engineering Optimization, pp 569-580

Ricarda Berger, Jan Häfele, Benedikt Hofmeister, Raimund Rolfes (2017): Blend Repair Shape Optimization for Damaged Compressor Blisks, World Congress of Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, Braunschweig

Clemens Hübler, Benedikt Hofmeister (2018): Turbine Modelling, 14th eawe PhD seminar (invited lecture), 18-20 September 2018, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgien


  • since 2016: Research associate at the Institute of Structural Analysis
    (Leibniz Universität Hannover)
  • 2015 – 2016: Mechanical design engineer Siemens AG
    (Field service power plant steam turbines)
  • 2016 – 2015: Master’s programme „Structural Engineering“
    (University of applied science
    Gelsenkirchen), master thesis “Simulation of the small punch test to identify material parameters”
    (Department for mechanical engineering)
  • 2009 – 2013: Bachelor’s programme „Mechanical Engineering“
    (University of applied science
    Gelsenkirchen), bachelor thesis “Evaluation of material creep of inner casing of intermediate pressure steam turbines”
    (Department for mechanical engineering)
  • 2009 – 2011: Professional training as a technical product designer
    Siemens AG, Mülheim an der Ruhr)