Chair of Applied Mechanics

Passion for mechanics

The Institute of Applied Mechanics (LTM) consists of a professorship for continuum mechanics, a professorship for structural mechanics, and a research group for com­putational mechanics. Each of the two professorships and the research group covers a subject area of applied mechanics both in research and in teaching. Applied mechanics is a basic subject of engineering sciences and strongly anchored and crosslinked in mechanical engineering. The main concern of applied mechanics is modeling and simulation of technologically relevant materials, processes, and systems.

The present RTG (Research Training Group) aims to improve understanding of fracture in brittle heterogeneous materials by developing simulation methods that are able to capture the multiscale nature of failure. With i) its rooting in different scientific disciplines, ii) its focus on the influence of heterogeneities on fracture at different length