Research at the Institute of Structural Analysis
The trend towards slender structures and the development of high performance lightweight materials increased structural vibrations under dynamic excitation due to wind, waves, people or earthquake. Research is orientated towards development of models representing reality and reduction of vibrations and noise. Validation of numerical models, which is of special importance in dynamics, is performed by measuring on mostly full scale structures.
Composite materials combine the advantages of its constituents and because of their excellent properties have a continuously increasing importance. The department “Composites” is working in research and industrial projects on the numerical analysis of composite materials and composite structures.