Variational modelling and simulation of complex beams and their optimization
Sigrid Leyendecker is Professor of Applied Dynamics at the Friedrich Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg. Her research topics are situated in the field of computational mechanics, in particular dynamics and applied mathematics with focus on the development of efficient techniques for the simulation and optimisation of dynamical and control systems with applications to modern engineering and biomechanical questions.
The project of ESR 10 addresses the development of a simulation model for medical devices like endoscopes. The THREAD network constitutes an inspiring and ideally supporting framework for the various challenges from the modeling as well as the numerical point of view involved in this task.