Aerospace engineering is a branch of mechanical engineering. It is therefore natural that flight measurement technology, a cross-discipline of this technical area, has mechanics as a central subject. So, the teaching of the chair is based on sub-fields of mechanics and is complemented by contents of measurement technology and systems theory.
Lectures and Seminars
The lectures Dynamics 1, Dynamics 2, and Dynamics 3 build on one another and cover the modeling and the analysis of motions of aerospace structures. In addition, they establish a connection to system and control theory. The lectures are complemented by additional exercises forming a guided self-study.
The lecture Introduction into the Finite-Element-Method (FEM) forms a bridge between the lectures Dynamics 1 to 3 and the modern numerical methods of structural analysis, fluid dynamics, and other disciplines. Also this course is complemented by additional exercises as a guided self-study.
The lecture Experimental Techniques builds the connection to measurement technology and experimental mechanics. Therefore, it holds a central position in the range of courses. An augmentation of the course by laboratory exercises and an excursion is intended.
The lecture Structural Optimization deals with a special area of system theory and applied mathematics. Using the example of lightweight structures it addresses the optimal design of systems.