Structural Mechanics

With high fidelity to virtual reality for the entire structural life cycle


Structural mechanics

Our research is focussed on:

  • Fast and accurate design and simulation methods
  • Innovative experimental methods
  • Virtual structures for the entire life cycle

"From the phenomenon via modeling to simulation"



Main focus is the development of efficient software which can be integrated within the overall calculation procedure. Therefore fast numerical tools are available at an early development stage within a concurrent/integrated engineering concept. Special methods for the simulation based design and the life cycle modelling are developed for aero space structures, which are increasingly requested by auto motive industrial applications as well. Complementary the experimental validation of new methods is of special interest as the department provides excellent test facilities combined with log term experience.

Business activities:

With respect to the minimisation of costs of more complex material and structural concepts and systems, the development of virtual testing methods is enforced. Virtual and physical testing is offered to our customers on an optional basis.

For further information please see our publications.

Dr.-Ing. Tobias Wille
DLR German Aerospace Center

Institut für Faserverbundleichtbau und Adaptronik
, Head of the Department Structural Mechanics
Tel: +49 531 295-3012

Fax: +49 531 295-2232

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