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Light Weight Structures

Module MW0062

This Module is offered by .

This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.

Basic Information

MW0062 is a semester module in German language at Bachelor’s level and Master’s level which is offered in winter semester.

This module description is valid from WS 2002/3 to WS 2012/3.

Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
150 h 60 h 5 CP

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


Typical designs and materials applied in lightweight structures in aerospace,
vehicles and special designs; essentials of tensor and matrix algebra and
engineering mechanics (anisotropic law of materials, principle of virtual work);
finite element methods in statics; essentials of finite element methods in
eigendynamics; typical design measures to improve structural performance in
statics and eigendynamics; basics of structural reliability; parameter studies and design steps.

The theory is highlighted with different practical examples in different fields
(aerospace, vehicles) as well as life demonstrations with a representative generic
finite element model for statics and eigendynamics analysis.

Learning Outcome

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Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Learning and Teaching Methods

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Vortrag, Präsentation, Handzettel, Tafelanschrieb, Tablet-PC mit Beamer, Online-Lehrmaterialien


- Umdruck
- Bernd Klein, Leichbaukonstruktionen Grundlagen u. Gestaltung, Vieweg
- Johannes Wiedemann, Leichtbau, Bd 1,2; Springer

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

Schriftliche Prüfung: - Fragen und Aufgaben orientieren sich am Vorlesungs- und Übungsstoff - Prüfung setzt sich aus einem Verständnisfragen- und Rechenaufgabenteil zusammen (Punkteverteilung ca. 50:50)

Exam Repetition

There is a possibility to take the exam in the following semester.

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