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Marlene Bruns, M.Sc.

Contact person for student assistants 


Appelstr. 9A

30167 Hannover

Room 418


Tel.:      +49-511-762-3083

Fax:      +49-511-762-2236


E-mail: m.brunsisd.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

  • Finite Element Model Updating
  • Numerical Optimisation
  • Structural Dynamics
  • Structural Health Monitoring

Research Projects

  • MultiMonitorRB – Multivariate Structural Health Monitoring for Rotor Blades

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


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

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


  • since 2017: Research associate at Institute of Structural Analysis
    (Leibniz Universität Hannover)
  • 2015 – 2017: Master’s programme „Structural Engineering“
    (Leibniz Universität Hannover), master thesis
    “Dynamic strain estimation on a prestressed concrete structure using the modal expansion algorithm” (Institute of Structural Analysis)
  • 2012– 2015: Bachelor’s programme „Civil and Environmental Engineering“
    (Leibniz Universität Hannover), bachelor thesis
    Application of the local correspondence principle on the eigenmodes of an OWEC”
    (Institute of Structural Analysis)