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The Institute of Structural Analysis at Graz University of Technology was founded in 1912 and was just recently celebrating its 100th anniversary. Structural analysis plays a major role in the education and practice of civil engineers - no matter whether constructions are built in wood, concrete or steel. The courses of the institute cover the whole span from conventional calculations to computer-based simulation methods such as the Finite Element Method. Research at the institute has its focus on simulations in fluid and structure mechanics. In most applications, interfaces play an important role such as those occurring in crack simulations, multi-field problems (e.g. two-phase flows), and multi-physics problems (e.g. fluid-structure-interaction). They require innovative and advanced numerical methods for the simulation.

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Finite element method Engineering & Materials Science
Extended Finite Element Method Mathematics
Geometry Engineering & Materials Science
Boundary element method Engineering & Materials Science
Stabilization Engineering & Materials Science
Higher Order Mathematics
Mesh Mathematics
Discontinuity Mathematics

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Gernot Beer


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Christian Dünser


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Thomas-Peter Fries



Research Output 1976 2019

Examples of successful numerical modelling of complex geotechnical problems

Schweiger, H., Fabris, C., Ausweger, G. & Hauser, L., Dec 2019, In : Innovative Infrastructure Solutions . 4, 1

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Isogeometric boundary element analysis of problems in potential flow

Beer, G. & Duenser, C., 15 Apr 2019, In : Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering. 347, p. 517-532 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Anisotropic media
potential flow
Potential flow
isotropic media

Kirchhoff–Love shell theory based on tangential differential calculus

Schöllhammer, D. & Fries, T. P., Jul 2019, In : Computational mechanics. 64, 1, p. 113–131 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Differentiation (calculus)
Shell Theory
Differential Calculus

Activities 1998 2018

Modeling in Engineering using Innovative Numerical Methods for Solids and Fluids

Jakob Stanford (Participant)
15 Oct 201819 Oct 2018

Activity: Participation in or organisation ofWorkshop, seminar or course (Participation in/Organisation of)

CEN/TC 250/SC5 Europäisches Komitee für NORMUNG, Subkomitee 5, Holzbau (External organisation)

Werner Guggenberger (Member)
1 May 20181 Jul 2021

Activity: MembershipMembership of research network or expert group

Matej Borovinšek

1 Jul 20181 Oct 2018

Activity: Hosting a visitorHosting an academic visitor


Amann-Preis 2017

Richard Schussnig (Recipient), 1 Oct 2017

Prize: Prizes / Medals / Awards

Austrian champions in European research

Gernot Beer (Recipient), 29 Jun 2010

Prize: Prizes / Medals / Awards

Dr.-Klaus-Körper Award

Benjamin Marussig (Recipient), Apr 2016

Prize: Prizes / Medals / Awards

Projects 1994 2020