Current News

Initiation of the GAMM Student Chapter Bochum

05.12.2021: With supported of the GAMM representant Prof. Dr.-ing. habil. Daniel Balzani a GAMM student chapter has been established at the Ruhr University Bochum. The first board of directors is formed by Maximilian Köhler (president), Dennis Ogiermann (vice-president) and Hendrik Dorn (secretary and treasurer). Researchers and students with connection to applied mathematics or mechanics who interested in a membership can write Maximilian Köhler ( an informal mail.
The student chapter provides a space in which scientific presentations about a wide range of related topics are organized, interdisciplinary, open discussions are carried out, and, once we have the possibility again, an environment for joint recreational activities.

Annual Meeting of the DFG Priority Program 1886

25.10.2021: Niklas Miska and Daniel Balzani present the current results of the project at the annual meeting of the DFG-funded priority program 1886 "Polymorphic uncertainty quantification for the numerical design of structures".

First place in the simulation and visualisation contest at the MFEM workshop 2021

21.10.2021: In the simulation and visualization contest on this years' MFEM workshop has Dennis Ogiermann been placed first in the category "images". An image of a the two large chambers of a rabbit heart during its electrical activation together with the resulting electrical field in the form of field lines has been presented.

Presentation on the FIMH 2021

26.07.2021: On this years' virtually organized FIMG conference in Stanford has Dennis Ogiermann presented on the effects of modelling assumptions on the simulation of electrocardiograms (ECGs) from electrophysiological simulations of hearts. The associated conference paper can be found under

Ogiermann, Dennis, Daniel Balzani, and Luigi E. Perotti. "The Effect of Modeling Assumptions on the ECG in Monodomain and Bidomain Simulations." International Conference on Functional Imaging and Modeling of the Heart. Springer, Cham, 2021.

This work has been done in cooperation with PhD Luigi Perotti from the University for Central Florida.

91st Annual Meeting of the International Association for Applied Mathematics and Mechanics

22.04.2021: After the 90th annual meeting of the GAMM has been cancelled due to the pandemic situation, the chair presented in 10 talks their current research results, covering the areas of biomechanics, topology optimization, uncertainty quantification, numerics, fracture mechanics and electrophysiology.

Hangai Prize winner of 60th IASS 2019 CAD-integrated Parametric Design Cycle for Structural Membranes

15.11.2019: 15.11.2019: Ann-Kathrin Goldbach from Technical University of Munich gives a talk on “Advantages of a CAD-integrated approach for the design cycle of structural membranes”. She won the Hangai Prize of 60th IASS 2019 in Barcelona for the paper: CAD-integrated Parametric Design Cycle for Structural Membranes, A-K. Goldbach, K.-U. Bletzinger.

SPPEXA Final symposium of the Priority Program "Software for Exascale Computing"

21.10.2019: October 21-23, 2019: The results of the second phase of the project "EXASTEEL" within the DFG Priority Program 1648 were presented at the final symposium in Dresden.

International Conference FORM and FORCE in Barcelona / 60th IASS Annual Symposium 2019 - 9th Structural Membranes 2019

07.10.2019: 7.10.2019 – 10.10.2019: In Barcelona, Mehran Motevalli gives a presentation titled as “Orthotropic Hyperelastic Energy Formulations for the Geometrically Nonlinear Simulation of Textile Surface Structures”. A new polyconvex orthotropic material model was presented as a part the joint project of the groups of Prof. Balzani and Prof. Stranghöner of University of Duisburg-Essen, the DFG project of “Characterization and modelling of the nonlinear material behaviour of coated fabrics for membrane structures”.

XV International Conference on Computational Plasticity in Barcelona

04.09.2019: 04.09.2019: Entitled with "Optimization-based comparison of different
approaches for the automatized calculation of residual stresses and
fiber orientations in arteries", Anna Zahn gives a speech within the
research area of biomechanics on the conference COMPLAS in Barcelona.

8th GACM Colloquium on Computational Mechanics in Kassel

28.08.2019: 28.-30.08.2019: Yannick Fangye, Johannes Riesselmann and Anna Zahn give
talks on the subjects "C0 continuous finite elements for gradient
elasticity at finite strains", "Simulation of dual–phase steel
microstructures using optimized arrangements of finite cells" and
"Optimization–based comparison of different anisotropic models for
growth and remodeling in arterial walls" on the GACM Colloquium in
Kassel. This conference intends to bring together young scientists from
academia and industry to present and discuss their actual research results.