Major Projects

Among the various research activities of the chair the main focus is on the active participation in various research programs by means of subprojects. The following list mentions the research programs where the chair is currently involved.

SPP 2311

German Priority Programme 2311 (DFG SPP 2311) “Robust Coupling of Continuum-biomechanical In Silico Models to Establish Active Biological System Models for Later Use in Clinical Applications – Co-design of Modelling, Numerics and Usability”
Subproject “Modeling and Simulation of Pharmaco-mechanical Fluid-structure Interaction for an enhanced treatment of cardiovascular diseases”

SPP 2256

German Priority Programme 1748 (DFG SPP 2256) “Variational Methods for Predicting Complex Phenomena in Engineering Structures and Materials”
Subproject “Novel Approaches for the Multidimensional Convexification of Inelastic Variational Models for Fracture”

SPP 1886

German Priority Programme SPP 1886 (DFG SPP 1886) “Polymorphic Uncertainty Modelling for the Numerical Design of Structures”
Subproject “Modeling of Aleatoric and Epistemic Uncertainties in the Simulation of Multiphase Steel Structures”

SPP 1748

German Priority Programme 1748 (DFG SPP 1748) “Reliable Simulation Techniques in Solid Mechanics - Development of Non-standard Discretization Methods, Mechanical and Mathematical Analysis”
Subproject “Robust and Efficient Finite Element Discretizations for Higher-Order Gradient Formulations”

SPP 1648

German Priority Programme 1648 (DFG SPP 1648) “Software for Exascale Computing”
Subproject “Dual-Phase-Steels – From Micro- to Macro-Properties” in cooperation with A. Klawonn (University of Cologne), O. Rheinbach (TU Bergakademie Freiberg), J. Schröder (University Duisburg-Essen), G. Wellein (University Erlangen-Nürnberg), O. Schenk (University Lugano)

GRK 2250

Graduate college 2250: DFG Mineral-bonded Composites for Enhanced Structural Impact Safety
PhD project: Multi-scale Simulation of the Anisotropic Damping Properties in Impact-loaded, Reinforced Concrete

SFB 837

SFB 837: „ Interaction Modeling in Mechanized Tunneling“
Subproject C6: „Multiscale modeling, simulation and optimization of mining tools regarding their wear“