Selected Research Topics

  • Geometrically exact beam formulations
  • Nonlinear shear-deformable FEM beam models (Simo-Reissner theory)
  • Nonlinear shear-free FEM beam models (Kirchhoff-Love-Theory)
  • Nonlinear statics and dynamics of fiber materials
  • Nonlinear FEM shell models (especially solid shell elements)
  • Beam and shell contact
  • Modeling of composite materials
  • Modeling of fiber bundles and fiber fabrics
  • Beam-to-solid interaction
  • Biological fibres
  • and many more...


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Key Publications

  • Meier, C., Grill, M.J., Wall, W.A., Popp, A. (2018): Geometrically exact beam elements and smooth contact schemes for the modeling of fiber-based materials and structures, International Journal of Solids and Structures, published online, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2017.07.020
  • Meier, C., Popp, A., Wall, W.A. (2017): Geometrically exact finite element formulations for slender beams: Kirchhoff-Love theory vs. Simo-Reissner theory, Archives of Computational Methods in Engineering, published online, DOI: 10.1007/s11831-017-9232-5
  • Meier, C., Wall, W.A., Popp, A. (2017): A unified approach for beam-to-beam contact, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 315:972-1010