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Christian Gerendt, M.Sc.


Appelstr. 9A

30167 Hannover

Room 411


Tel.:      +49-511-762-2266

Fax:      +49-511-762-2236

E-Mail: c.gerendtisd.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

  • Development of FE-based methods for fatigue damage analysis of hybrid laminates
  • Fatigue of CFRP-GFRP hybrid laminates
  • Fatigue of fiber metal laminates
  • Fracture mechanics

Research Projects

  • LENAH Hybrid laminates and nanoparticle reinforced materials for improved rotor blade structures –WP3 Fiber metal laminates | WP4 GFRP-CFRP hybrid laminate
  • MultiMonitorRB Multivariate damage monitoring of rotorblates – WP3 Modelling | WP4 Simulation

Journal Papers

C. Gerendt, A. Dean, T. Mahrholz, R. Rolfes (2019): On the progressive failure simulation and experimental validation of fiber metal laminate bolted joints, Composite Structures, Volume 229, 1 December 2019, 111368
DOI: 10.1016/j.compstruct.2019.111368


C. Gerendt, N. Englisch, E. Jansen, R. Rolfes (2018): Energy based fatigue damage analysis of CFRP-GFRP hybrid laminates, ICFC 7 - the 7th International Conference on Fatigue of Composites, Vicenza, Italy (2018)

C. Gerendt, E. Jansen, R. Rolfes (2017): A FATIGUE DAMAGE MODEL FOR FIBER METAL LAMINATES INCLUDING FIBER/MATRIX DEGRADATION, 6th ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on the Mechanical Response of Composites (COMPOSITES 2017), Eindhoven, Netherlands

Ehrmann, Andreas; Gerendt, Christian; Rolfes, Raimund (2015): Model Calibration for the Soil-Structure-Interaction of an Offshore Wind Turbine Substructure with Suction Buckets, Extended Abstract in Proceedings of 11th PhD Seminar on Wind Energy in Europe, Stuttgart


M. Brod, C. Gerendt, A. Dean, R. Rolfes (2019): Modeling and Simulation of Fatigue Damage behavior in Carbon Composites under Tension-Compression Load Reversals, CCeV-Thementag „Ermüdung und strukturelle Integrität von Composites“, St. Valentin, Austria

A. Dean, H. Madhusoodanan, C. Gerendt, M. Brod, E. Jansen & R. Rolfes (2018) (2018): Applications of a physically based fatigue damage model for composite and hybrid structures., FULLCOMP Workshop 2018, Bordeaux, France

C. Gerendt, R. Rolfes (2018): Fatigue Damage Modelling of Composites: Application to FML Joints, IRTG PhD Winter School 2018, Bad Herrenalb (Germany)

R. Unger, C. Gerendt, B. Daum, E. Jansen, R. Rolfes, C. Ueing, N. Englisch, F. Sayer, W. Exner, T. Mahrholz, P. Lorsch, P. Wierach (2017): Lebensdauererhöhung und Leichtbauoptimierung durch nanomodifizierte und hybride Werkstoffsysteme im Rotorblatt, Hannover Messe, Forum Industrial Supply, 28. April 2017

Alexander D. Meurer, Christian Gerendt and Raimund Rolfes (2016): Identification of Essential Imperfection Patterns for Axially Compressed Composite Cylindrical Shells, ECCOMAS Congress 2016


  • Since 2015: Research associate at the Institute of Structural Analysis
    (Leibniz Universität Hannover)
  • 2013 – 2015: Master’s programme “Structural Engineering”
    (Leibniz Universität Hannover), master thesis “Identification of characteristic geometric imperfections to obtain highly degraded buckling loads for cylindrical composite shells“ (Institute of Structural Analysis)
  • 2009 – 2013: Bachelor’s programme ”Civil- and Environmental Engineering” (Leibniz Universität Hannover), bachelor thesis “Numerical simulation of Push-Out tests under increased temperatures” (Institute for Steel Constructions)
  • 2008 – 2009: Bachelor’s programme “Geosciences” (Leibniz Universität Hannover)