Light Weight Structures
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.
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.
Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions
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.
Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature
Learning and Teaching Methods
- Bernd Klein, Leichbaukonstruktionen Grundlagen u. Gestaltung, Vieweg
- Johannes Wiedemann, Leichtbau, Bd 1,2; Springer
Description of exams and course work
There is a possibility to take the exam in the following semester.