Light Weight Structures

Module MW0062

This Module is offered by Chair of Lightweight Structures (Prof. Baier).

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 und Master’s level which is offered in winter semester.

This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.

  • Catalogue of non-physics elective courses
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

no info


no info

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

VO 2 Leichtbau Donnerstag, 14:00–16:00
Donnerstag, 14:00–16:00
UE 1 Leichtbau Freitag, 10:00–11:00
Freitag, 10:00–11:00

Learning and Teaching Methods

no info


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.

Condensed Matter

When atoms interact things can get interesting. Fundamental research on the underlying properties of materials and nanostructures and exploration of the potential they provide for applications.

Nuclei, Particles, Astrophysics

A journey of discovery to understanding our world at the subatomic scale, from the nuclei inside atoms down to the most elementary building blocks of matter. Are you ready for the adventure?


Biological systems, from proteins to living cells and organisms, obey physical principles. Our research groups in biophysics shape one of Germany's largest scientific clusters in this area.