Kai-Uwe Bletzinger


1991 …2024

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Prof. Bletzinger (b. 1958) works in the field of Computational Mechanics for the static-dynamic analysis, simulation and optimization and their integration into the digital design chain. He develops methods for the numerical analysis of the interactions of mechanical components and structures with the design (CAD-FEM coupling by the isogeometric method, IGA), the load (fluid-structure interaction, FSI, numerical wind tunnel, computational wind engineering, CWE) as well as the structural geometry (shape optimization). In the special field of form finding and shape optimization Prof. Bletzinger and his group are international leading. Methods developed at the chair are part of modern, computer-oriented engineering processes. In addition to civil engineering and architecture, they are also used in automotive, mechanical and aerospace engineering.

Prof. Bletzinger studied civil engineering in Stuttgart and Calgary (Canada), and acquired his doctorate in 1990 in Stuttgart. In 1996, he was appointed to a professorship at the University of Karlsruhe, before he joined the faculty of TUM in 1999. He is a member of many committees of basic and applied research, of European standardization, of the German Research Foundation and of the board of examiners of the Bavarian Construction Authority for the recognition of test engineers.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy


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