Research and Education
Innovations and development are very important for every company. We are convinced that research activities increase our competencies and help us to be at the cutting edge of structural dynamics. This is the reason why we perform research actively in close cooperation with universities and industry.
Using our measuring equipment, the accumulated know-how as well as our long-standing experience with projects in the field of structural dynamics, we can contribute to achieve new research results. In this way, new forecasting methods, technologically innovative solutions for optimised vibration control concepts or important knowledge about dynamic effects, influences or properties of complex issues are developed.
It’s our aim to apply those results, if possible, in our active project work in order to improve our services. Through our publications in technical journals and the active participation in conferences, we make those new knowledges available to other experts and put them up to discussion.
Our current research projects are:
Wind turbines induce small low-frequency vibrations into the ground, which are able to propagate over a long distance. These vibrations are too small to be perceived by humans, but are recorded by high sensitive seismic stations and can disturb their functionality.
The aim of the MISS research project is to provide information concerning when and why such disturbances occur. Furthermore, MISS is intended to provide approaches and concepts to avoid those negative influences on seismic stations.
You can find further information on the project homepage.
EProg: Expert system for vibration prognosis due to mechanized earthworks (finalised)
Development of an expert system which is able to provide more exact predictions of vibrations resulting from mechanized earthworks, in cooperation with the Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences. This project was government-funded within the ZIM innovation programme.
We support actively the university education since many years:
Prof. Dr. Heiland is lecturer at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) and teaches the course „Practical problems in Structural Dynamics“.
Dr. Mistler is lecturer at the RWTH Aachen and leads a practical course on Structural Dynamics.
Through these courses, future civil engineers get an insight into the practical work of a dynamicist. They can also put their acquired knowledge into practice by performing measurements on their own.
We also supervise numerous bachelor’s and master’s theses in cooperation with the RUB and the RWTH.