Defense of the doctor's thesis from Till Waas

On 22.09.2021 the successful defense of the dissertation of Mr. Till Waas took place. Mr. Waas wrote his thesis in cooperation with the company Linde Gas entitled "Development of engineering methods for the determination of the dynamic soil-structure interaction for elevated tank structures for the storage of liquefied gases".

We are pleased with Dr.-Ing. Till Waas and thank Prof. Müller and Prof. Hertle (both TU Munich) for taking over the co-lectures as well as Prof. Cudmani (also TU Munich) for chairing the examination.


PhD seminar summer semester 2021

Our PhD seminar in the summer semester 2021 took place in Munich with 17 participants. In the course of 14 detailed presentations with subsequent discussion, current research work was presented and new research ideas were collected. The presentations dealt with galvanized frame bridges, bar-bundle columns with high-strength reinforcing steel, composite columns with sheet metal sections using high strength steel, longitudinally stiffened buckling fields under multiaxial loading, and additive manufacturing in metal construction. Other topics included the ultimate load increase of predominantly compression loaded hollow structures, shape and fabrication optimization on welded-on plates, hot-dip galvanized composite beams and the load-bearing behavior of headed bolt studs in profiled plates with high webs under fire loading. Presentations were also given on high-strength tubes in scaffolding, the assessment of the fatigue safety of riveted and welded railroad bridges, the development of a mobile safety system for protection against vehicle attacks, and the automated preliminary structural design of steel-concrete composite buildings.


Public presentation of student designs for the planned urban bike bridge Ständlerstraße - A8

In the summer semester of 2021, our master's students have worked out and visualized designs for the replacement of the Ständlerstraße - A8 cycle path bridge.

A total of nine teams designed a wide variety of bike bridge structures under the supervision of Professor Martin Mensinger of the Chair of Metal Structures. In addition to idea generation and concept development at the beginning of the project, calculation, construction and visualization were important components of the project. The students received direct practical support from five Munich civil engineering offices.

The results are attractive designs of a barrier-free pedestrian and bicycle bridge as truss, arch and cable-stayed structures. The designs are based on the planning principles of the building department and were presented on 15.07.2021 in the Audimax of the TUM and met with an enthusiastic response. If you are interested in details of the designs, please contact our secretariat.

We would like to thank the civil engineering offices BPR, Bulicek, Grassl, SSF, ZMI for their support and the students for their extraordinary commitment. We would like to thank Mr. Michael Dzeba, City Councillor, representing the Lord Mayor of the City of Munich, and Mr. Andreas Kapeller, representing the Building Department, for coming and for their cooperation.

Final presentation of student designs for the planned urban bicycle bridge Ständlerstraße - A8

We are pleased to invite you to our presentation of the student designs for the replacement of the Ständlerstraße - A8 bicycle bridge. The designs are based on the planning principles of the building department. Already last year, we were able to establish a great interest of citizens and media with the designs for the Schwere-Reiter-Straße bicycle bridge.

The event will take place on 15.07.2021 from 16:00 to approx. 19:00, the event will be broadcast via Zoom.

Link:  Meeting-ID: 669 5110 9874 Password: 831811

Good news: On the way to CO2-neutral steel production

Steel is already the building material with by far the highest recycling rate. Well over 90% of the rolled sections used in German-speaking countries, are made of recycled material which, after use, can even be reused to make particularly high-quality products and does not have to be "thermally recycled" or buried in road construction.

Now the steel industry, together with the German government, is setting out on the road to C02-neutral steel production. The aim is to replace carbon as a reducing agent in primary steel production with climate-neutral hydrogen.

Further information on this major step in the right direction can be found here:

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For us, this is an incentive to continue our commitment to sustainable steel as a building material in research and teaching!

SAVE THE DATE: Münchner Stahlbautage 02.12.21 – 03.12.21

This year's Munich Steel Construction Days will take place at the Munich University of Applied Sciences on December 2 and 3, 2021.

Two of our scientific employees will also give us insights into their research as part of the presentations.

Niclas Rausch will talk about the structural stress concept and Florian Oberhaidinger will report on galvanized frame bridges.

The main topics are:

  •     News from steel construction standardization
  •     News in steel construction
  •     Projects in bridge construction
  •     News from steel construction research in Munich
  •     Historical steel structures
  •     Special topics and projects in structural engineering


News before 2021 are unfortunately only available in German. If you are interested in a specific topic, please contact our secretariat, we will help you in English.