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Structural Mechanics for Simulation Engineers


When applying modern computational methods, a solid basic knowledge is of central importance. Only those who understand the mechanical relationships can use simulation programs sensibly and, above all, correctly. Although every engineer has already learned some of these basics in his studies, an up-to-date and application-oriented refresher course will help you to quickly get to grips with the material again. The course introduces the fundamentals of statics and dynamics of rigid bodies that are relevant to structural mechanics computations - especially using the Finite Element Method (FEM). In statics, the course starts with elementary relationships, such as force equilibrium and internal forces, and leads via elasticity theory to the bending theory of the beam. In dynamics, the most important topics are recapitulated starting from kinematics, the concept of force and kinetics, through the fundamental relationships of the motion of rigid bodies, their systems, harmonic oscillations, to the dynamic deformations of elastic and plastic bodies.

Who should attend?

The course is intended for prospective and experienced computational engineers in industry who want to refresh and deepen their knowledge of structural mechanics.

Course Objectives

The aim of the course is to support simulation engineers in solving calculation tasks by refreshing and deepening their knowledge of the fundamentals in a targeted and practical manner. The understanding of the mechanical relationships allows them to find suitable modeling and modeling techniques for practical problems and to classify the various options of modern simulation software and apply them correctly.

Course Contents

  • Statics
    • Forces, moments, equilibrium and internal forces
    • Law of elasticity, stress and strain state
    • Bending and torsion
    • Buckling
  • Dynamics
    • Kinematics and kinetics, Newton's law
    • Motion of rigid bodies
    • Harmonic and forced vibrations
    • Dynamic deformations

Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Stefan Kolling
TH Mittelhessen University of Applied Sciences

Kolling Stefan Kolling is Professor for Mechanics at the TH Mittelhessen University of Applied Sciences (THM). Previously he worked as a simulation engineer at the Mercedes Technology Center in Sindelfingen. He was responsible for methods development in crash simulation. In particular he was involved in the modelling of non-metal materials such as glass, polymers and plastics. Prof. Kolling graduated from the Universities of Saarbrücken and Darmstadt, from where he also received his Ph.D. He is author of numerous publications in the field of material modeling.

Date Language Price Code
16 Feb - 17 Feb 2023 English 790 EUR  (980 EUR from 20 Jan 2023 ) 4054
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Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Stefan Kolling (TH Mittelhessen University of Applied Sciences)
Seminar hours  
Thursday 09:00 - 13:00
Friday 09:00 - 13:00

This course is available as an in-house seminar. The trainer comes to your site - you save travel expenses and travel time. Get an offer.

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Dr. Dirk Ulrich
Phone.: 06023 - 96 40 - 66

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