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Institute of Applied Mechanics (Chair I)

Institute of Applied Mechanics (Civil Engineering)
Chair I

Pfaffenwaldring 7
70569 Stuttgart / Germany

+49 (0)711 685-66378
+49 (0)711 685-66347

Welcome to the website of the Chair for Mechanics and Material Theory at the Institute of Applied Mechanics of the University of Stuttgart. Our research interests are driven by the desire to develop advanced simulation methods for engineering problems with complex solid material response. The overall objective is to establish concepts for the predictive analysis and optimization of material behavior based on the material's microstructure and its evolution. This includes mathematically precise formulations of theoretical and computational models with an emphasis on continuum physics and material theory, construction of advanced homogenization and multi-scale techniques, development of variational concepts as well as robust and efficient numerical implementations.


Our teaching activities cover courses for undergraduate and graduate programs in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Medical Engineering, Simulation Technology and Computational Mechanics of Materials and Structures at the University of Stuttgart. The undergraduate courses treat elementary engineering subjects, such as statics, strength of materials, fluid mechanics and solid dynamics. Graduate classes focus on theoretical and computational aspects of Continuum Mechanics and the associated Theory of Materials with an accent on physically-based Micromechanics. The aim of the curriculum is to impart an analytical and goal oriented way of thinking that links theory and numerics and thus allows the solution of complex engineering problems.