General Information

IMCS offers a wide range of opportunities for students of civil and environmental engineering and mathematical engineering to write their final theses (bachelor and master) at our institute. Students work closely with the scientific staff of the institute, always within the framework of current research topics in the fields of mathematics and computer-aided simulation. This gives students valuable insights into engineering work and best chances for their future career.



Nonlinear Finite Element Models for Endovascular Stent Grafts
(Bachelor Thesis, 2017 - Florian Kammerstetter)

In this bachelor thesis, the mechanical modelling and simulation of artificial endvascular devices (stentgrafts) using the finite element method was investigated. Stent grafts are used in the minimally invasive surgical treatment of vascular diseases, especially during endovascular repair (EVAR) of abdominal aortic aneurysms. Due to the complex mechanical structure of the stent grafts, individual patient-specific conditions and possible long-term complications of the EVAR procedure (e.g. migration, endoleakage), improved modelling and simulation play a key role in reducing the patient risk. With the help of high-performance computers, "virtual" surgical procedures are used to predict future risks and thus enable optimized treatment planning. During the three-month bachelor thesis, a new nonlinear FEM model for beam structures and contact was developed within the framework of the institute's in-house FEM research code, which enabled us for the first time to simulate processes such as the unfolding of stentgrafts from the catheter and their placement in the aneurysm.




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List of Completed Student Projects

Diploma and M.Sc. Theses:
  • Pascharaphon Ampunant: Numerische Simulation Regen-Wind induzierter Seilschwingungen (Diploma Thesis 2006)

  • Matthias Götz: Eine adaptive stabilisierte Finite-Elemente-Methode für ein Diffusions-Konvektions-Reaktions-Problem (Diploma Thesis 2008)

  • Leonid Blank: Numerische Lösung der Navier-Stokes-Gleichungen: Verifikation einer 2D-Lösung (Master Thesis 2011)

  • Bernhard Gehrmann: Berechnung zur Energieeffizienzbewertung von Gebäuden (Master Thesis 2011)

  • Alexander Günther: Optimale Steuerung der Dirichlet-Randdaten - Finite-Elemente-Diskretisierung und Implementierung (Master Thesis, 2011)

  • Volker Kempf: Calculation of the Temperature Field in Welding with a Pulsed Power Source (Master Thesis with Linde AG, 2011)

  •  Edwin Mai: Datenreduktion für Large Scale Klassifikations-Probleme (Master Thesis at Cassidian, 2012)

  • Michael Kissner: Investigation of Heterotic String Vacua using Gauged Linear Sigma Models (Master Thesis with LMU, 2012)


B.Sc. Theses:
  • Leonid Blank: Vergleich von Zeitintegrationsverfahren für parameterinduzierte Seilschwingungen (2009)

  • Bernhard Gehrmann: Berechnung von Temperaturspannungen während der Hydratation von Beton (2009)

  • Alexander Günther: Generierung eines speziellen dreidimensionalen Finite-Elemente-Netzes (2010)

  •  Edwin Mai: Approximation der Brennphase ungelenkter Raketen (with Eurocopter, 2010)

  • Eric Gebhardt: Implementierung eines Netz-Managers für 3D Finite-Elemente-Netze (2011)

  • David Droste: Computation of the resistance of a cracked electrical conductor at ENSTA Paris, 2010)

  • Max Prachhardt: Bestimmung der beidseitigen Randkonturen von Schleppkurvenflächen mehrgliedriger Fahrzeuge (2011)

  •  Christian Kasten: Implementierung eines Programms zur anisotropen Netzverfeinerung (2013)

  •  Jan-Hendrik Webert: An optimised algorithm for the determination of solar array rotation profiles for temperature critical missions (with Astrium, 2013)

  • Andreas Huber: Experimentelle und numerische Analyse dreidimensionaler instationärer Rohrströmungen (2014)

  • Christian Messer: FEM-Lösung ausgewählter quasilinearer partieller Differentialgleichungen mit Fokus auf Existenz und Eindeutigkeit (2014)

  •  Oliver Ermertz: Auswahl eines Netzgenerators zur Kopplung mit FEniCS (2015)