Structural Mechanics for Analysis Engineers


For the successful application of modern structural analysis methods a solid basic knowledge in structural mechanics is of key importance. Only engineers who understand applied mechanics can successfully use analysis software in the design process. Although each engineer has learned mechanics during his studies it is helpful to update and refresh the knowledge on structural mechanics before applying analysis software - especially finite element software - in product development. The course covers the principles of statics and dynamics of solid bodies relevant for structural calculations. In statics the course begins with elementary theories, such as the balance of forces, and leads to the theory of elasticity theory, beam and shell formulations. In dynamics, starting from the kinematics, the course introduces the concepts of forces and kinetics, before moving to the motion of rigid bodies and systems of rigid bodies and ends with harmonic vibrations, the dynamic deformation of elastic and plastic bodies.


The course is aimed at analysis engineers from industry who want to refresh and deepen their knowledge on structural mechanics.


The aim of the course is to update and deepen the foundations of structural mechanics for analysis engineers to support them in the analysis of structural problems. The understanding of the theory of mechanics enables the appropriate modeling and modeling techniques to solve practical problems and understand and correctly use the various options of modern structural analysis software.


  • Statics
    • Forces, moments, equilibrium and internal forces
    • Elasticity law, stress and strain state
    • Beams, membranes and shells
    • Plasticity, large deformations
  • Dynamics
    • Kinematics and kinetics, Newton?s law
    • Motion of rigid bodies
    • Harmonic and forced vibrations
    • Dynamic deformation

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.




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


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