IAM - Materials- and Biomechanics
The Biomechanics section carries on research on two main subjects:

Structural mechanics deals with the correct dimensioning of complex components and structures under loads. Tools are stress and deformation analysis as well as notch stress investigations and special analysis methods of fracture mechanics. In addition to material properties and loads, the shape is of great importance for the lifespan and failure of biological structures and technical components. Computer programs and computer free thinking tools are developed for the transfer of biological design into technology.


VTA is a globally used and legally accepted method for assessing the safety and stability of trees, which is based on the interpretation of the body language of trees. After a visual assessment, defects are examined in detail with the help of suitable measuring devices and assessed with failure criteria. The method is constantly adapted to the current state of knowledge.