Research topics


The Chair of Structural Analysis and Dynamics focuses on four major research topics.

Computational analysis of structures

  • Modelling of beam and shell structures
  • Isogemetric Analysis
  • Finite Element Method for thin spatial structures.

Earthquake engineering

  • Industrial facilities, tanks, masonary structure
  • Soil structure interaction
  • Infill masonry
  • Probabilistic risk estimation

Structural dynamics

  • Structural control methods
  • Wind energy turbines
  • System identification
  • Structural control methods

Modelling of functional materials and adaptive structures

  • Dielectric elastomers
  • Shape memory alloys and ferroelectric ceramics
  • Analysis of adaptive and smart structures