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Course MV-IVW-86964-K-4

Light weight structures (3V+1U, 5.0 LP)

Course Type

SWS Type Course Form CP (Effort) Presence-Time / Self-Study
- K Lecture with exercise classes (V/U) 5.0 CP 94 h
3 V Lecture 42 h
1 U Lecture hall exercise class 14 h
(3V+1U) 5.0 CP 56 h 94 h


CP, Effort 5.0 CP = 150 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in SuSe
Level [4] Bachelor (Specialization)
Language [DE] German
Area of study [MV-IVW] Composite Materials
Additional informations
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active


  • light weight design in nature and technology
  • historical development of light weight design and discussion of failure
  • design principles, light weight components and materials, joining techniques and load introduction
  • ultra-light weight design
  • hybrid materials and structures
  • stability problems of light weight design
  • exemplary light weight applications in different sectors (e.g. aeronautic, automotive)
  • exercises on selected examples

Competencies / intended learning achievements

Students will be able to
  • describe principles of light weight design
  • understand interdisciplinarity of light weight development
  • analyze mechanical behavior of light weight structures
  • design simple structures with composite materials
  • compare and assess the selection of suitable materials and designs for light weight constructions


  • Wiedemann, J.: Leichtbau, Band 1: Elemente, Band 2: Konstruktion, Springerverlag, 1996
  • Rammersdorfer, F. G.: Repetitorium Leichtbau, Oldenburgverlag, 1992


Provision of the lecture notes as a PDF file. For further information and course materials please consider the corresponding OLAT-course.

References to Course [MV-IVW-86964-K-4]

Module Name Context
[MV-IVW-28-M-4] Light weight structures P: Obligatory 3V+1U, 5.0 LP