Uni Erlangen     Chair of Applied Dynamics 




The Chair of Applied Dynamics (LTD - Lehrstuhl für Technische Dynamik) started in April 2011 at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg.

Until 2016, the Independent Junior Research Group in the DFG Emmy Noether Programme Simulation and optimal control of the dynamics of multibody systems in biomechanics and robotics has been part of the LTD.

Research topics of the group are situated in the field of computational mechanics, in particular dynamics and applied mathematics with focus on the development of efficient techniques for the simulation and optimisation of dynamical and control systems with applications to modern engineering and biomechanical questions. The considered problems come from elastodynamics, flexible multibody dynamics (representing e.g. parts of the human body in everyday movements and sports or industrial and medical robots), coupled and multirate systems. A goal is the simulation, optimisation and optimal control of their dynamics. Thereby, the further development of corresponding numerical methods is likewise important as the modelling of the nonlinear systems.


open positions

PhD Position - Variational integrators for multirate and constrained dynamical systems and their optimal control

Technical Position - technical employee

Student assistants for supervision



master thesis - Constrained higher order variational integrators in optimal control

master thesis - Variational integrators of mixed order to simulate a multirate system

master theses - Expansion of the nearly incompressibe, hyperelastic and orthotropic material model for cardiac tissue by considering viscoelasticity

master theses - Excitation-contraction coupling in cardiac muscle by combining the stress-based Hill model with active strain approaches

master theses - Image processing/ finite element modelling – from the segmentation to the finite element simulation of the heart

master theses - Image processing – automatic/ semi-automatic segmentation of patient specific heart models (magnetic resonance imaging)

master theses - topics related to FRASCAL

project or master thesis - Modelling and computing the nonlinear transmural fibre distribution of a rat heart using finite elements

master thesis - Finite element modelling of cardiac mechanics in a rat heart with fibre and sheet dispersion


chair reports

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Chair of Applied Dynamics
Immerwahrstrasse 1
D-91058 Erlangen

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