Who are the FEM-Heroes?

The FEM-Heroes are a community of engineers, dedicated to the numerical simulation. A hero, latin Heros, is a person, who does a good deed for others or for an idea while risking his life. True to this definition the FEM-heroes experience adventures with treacherous solvers, dangerous boundary conditions and cunning part geometries. Thereby, they do not consider their own safety or step back from any danger, just for the sake of the simulation pauper. Those heroes are primarily supported by the Chair of Engineering Design and CAD of the University of Bayreuth, Germany. Nevertheless: everybody can be a hero – you as well! Be a hero and get in contact with us, if you are willing to help solving numerous problems of FEM with Z88Aurora and if you would like to share tips and tricks on this website.

We support the heroes

 

Frank Rieg

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Studies: Mechanical Engineering, TU Darmstadt

Doctorate: Department of Machine Elements, Prof. (em.) Dr. h. c. mult. Dr.-Ing. E. h. Dr.-Ing. Gerhard Pahl, Grade: Dr.-Ing.

Full professor at Chair of Engineering Design and CAD, University of Bayreuth

Fields of research: mechanical drive technology, Finite-Element-Analysis

 

Reinhard Hackenschmidt

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Studies: Industrial Engineering, TU Darmstadt

Academic Director at Chair of Engineering Design and CAD, University of Bayreuth

Fields of research: construction methodology, 3D-CAD-product development, multimedia construction

 

Bettina Alber-Laukant

Studies: Materials Science, University of Bayreuth

Doctorate: Department of Engineering Design and CAD, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Frank Rieg, Grade: Dr.-Ing.

Academic officer at Chair of Engineering Design and CAD, University of Bayreuth

Fields of research: FEM – nonlinear material behavior, coupled mechanical and process simulation of polymers

 

Markus Zimmermann

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Studies: Materials Science, University of Bayreuth

Doctorate: Department of Engineering Design and CAD, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Frank Rieg, Grade: Dr.-Ing.

Academic officer at Chair of Engineering Design and CAD, University of Bayreuth since 2009

Fields of research: FEM, GUI programming

 

Claudia Kleinschrodt

Studies: Environmental and bio engineering (materials and process technologies), Product and technology management/ Automotive Technology

Graduation:  Diplom-Ingenieurin

Research Assistant at the Chair of Engineering Design and CAD since 2014

Fields of research: Data exchange of 3D models

 

Stefan Hautsch

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Studies: Automotive Components Engineering and Mechatronics, University of Bayreuth

Scientific assistant at Chair of Engineering Design and CAD, University of Bayreuth

Fields of research: structural optimization, additive manufacturing

 

Christian Glenk

Studies: Automotive Components Engineering and Mechatronics, University of Bayreuth

Academic officer at Chair of Engineering Design and CAD, University of Bayreuth since 2013

Fields of research: transient simulation

 

Pascal Diwisch

Studies: Automotive Components Engineering and Mechatronics, University of Bayreuth

Scientific assistant at Chair of Engineering Design and CAD, University of Bayreuth since 2013

Fields of research: simulation of combustion engines

 

Christian Claus

Studies: Mechanical Engineering, TU Braunschweig

Calculation engineer, field of rail vehicles

Before: R&D flight mechanics

 

Christian Dinkel

Studies: Energy Science, University of Bayreuth, Grade: Master of Science

Scientific assistant at Chair of Engineering Design and CAD, University of Bayreuth since 2014

Fields of research: heat transfer FEA

 

Daniel Billenstein

Studies: Environmental Engineering Science, University of Bayreuth

Scientific assistant at Chair of Engineering Design and CAD, University of Bayreuth since 2014

Fields of research: topology optimization, FEM – constraints

 

Kevin Deese

Studies: Industrial Engineering, University of Bayreuth, Grade: Master of Science

Scientific assistant at Chair of Engineering Design and CAD, University of Bayreuth since 2014

Fields of research: topology and structural optimization

 

 Johannes Glamsch


Studies: Automotive Components Engineering and Mechatronics, University of Bayreuth, Grade: Master of Science

Scientific assistant at Chair of Engineering Design and CAD, University of Bayreuth since 2016

Fields of research: structure optimization, drivetrain technology

 

Florian Hüter

Studies: Automotive Components Engineering and Mechatronics, University of Bayreuth, Grade: Master of Science

Scientific assistant at Chair of Engineering Design and CAD, University of Bayreuth since 2017

Fields of research: nonlinear finite element analysis, sparse direct solvers

 

Johannes Wittmann

Studies: Environmental Engineering Science, University of Bayreuth

Scientific assistant at Chair of Engineering Design and CAD, University of Bayreuth since 2017

Fields of research: dynamic FEA

 

Aljoscha Zahn

Studies: Automotive Components Engineering and Mechatronics, University of Bayreuth, Grade: Master of Science

Scientific assistant at Chair of Engineering Design and CAD, University of Bayreuth since 2017

Fields of research: FEM, drivetrain technology

 

Christopher Lange

Studies: Industrial Engineering, University of Bayreuth, Grade: Master of Science

Scientific assistant at Chair of Engineering Design and CAD, University of Bayreuth since 2018

Fields of research: high-performance-computing, data mining FEA, process optimization

 

Tobias Weiß

Studies: Materials Science, University of Bayreuth, Grade: Master of Science

Scientific assistant at Chair of Engineering Design and CAD, University of Bayreuth since 2018

Fields of research: high-performance-computing, additive manufacturing

 

Matthias Roppel

Studies: Energy Science, University of Bayreuth, Grade: Master of Science

Scientific assistant at Chair of Engineering Design and CAD, University of Bayreuth since 2018

Fields of research: CAD, FEA, heat transfer

 

 

Former heroes

 

Maximilian Braun

Studies: Automotive Components Engineering and Mechatronics, University of Bayreuth, Grade: Master of Science

Scientific assistant at Chair of Engineering Design and CAD, University of Bayreuth until 2016

Fields of research: FEM – contact, drivetrain technology

 

Michael Frisch

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Studies: Automotive Components Engineering and Mechatronics, University of Bayreuth, Grade: Master of Science

Doctorate: Department of Engineering Design and CAD, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Frank Rieg, Grade: Dr.-Ing.

Scientific assistant at Chair of Training & Movement Science, University of Bayreuth

Fields of research: FEM – thermomechanics, topology optimization, sports & technology

 

Florian Nützel

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Studies: Materials Science, University of Bayreuth

Doctorate: Department of Engineering Design and CAD, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Frank Rieg, Grade: Dr.-Ing.

Scientific assistant at Chair of Engineering Design and CAD, University of Bayreuth until 2016

Fields of research: contact simulation and gear calculation

 

 Frank Rudolph

rfStudies: Mechanical Engineering, TU Ilmenau Grade: Master of Science

Scientific assistant at Chair of Engineering Design and CAD, University of Bayreuth until 2016

Fields of research: FEM of sandwich structures

 

Felix Viebahn

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Studies: Mechanical Engineering, Karlsruhe Institute of technology (KIT)

Doctorate: Department of Engineering Design and CAD, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Frank Rieg, Grade: Dr.-Ing.

Scientific assistant at Chair of Engineering Design and CAD, University of Bayreuth until 2017

Fields of research: FEM of sandwich structures

 

Christoph Wehmann

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Studies: Materials Science, University of Bayreuth

Doctorate: Department of Engineering Design and CAD, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Frank Rieg, Grade: Dr.-Ing.

Scientific assistant at Chair of Engineering Design and CAD, University of Bayreuth until 2015

Fields of research: nonlinear FEM

 

Our history

A few years ago, several engineers of a Finite Element unit were sent to prison by a simulation court for a simulation they didn’t commit. These engineers promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade to the hexahedron underground. Today, still wanted by boundary conditions, they survive as engineers of fortune. Don’t take them too seriously.

But if you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire the FEM-Heroes.