Semester Projects and Final Theses
Current topic offer
An overview of currently offered topics for project, Bachelor and Master theses is provided here. Topics will be defined on an individual basis. You may also suggest an own topic within our scope of teaching and research.
Each thesis consists of a written report (80%) and its presentation within a colloquium (20%).
5CP (Workload 150h), duration 6 months
The project thesis is the student's first thesis within their Bachelor program. The student will learn academic standards by a small experimental, analytic or other research project. The faculty offers the course ``Vorbereitung auf die Projektarbeit / Studienarbeit'' (information may be found via StudIP) which the student should be advised to attend. At IBNM the following topics requiring knowledge in Computational Mechanics are currently offered:
- Influence of random material parameters described by a random variable or a random field
- Automated Numerical Verification
- Structural analysis of an espresso machine frame
- Element implementations
- Visualising FE results
- Developing test routines and patch tests for FE programs
- Transferring FE models in XR (AR/VR)
- 3D printing of FE results
Students who did not attend the course Computational Mechanics may study these fundamentals themselves (e.g. with the help of our ILIAS module).
Alternatively, we also offer experimental and analytical studies to build upon the foundations of Mechanics A+B. In this case, an individual topic can be found from a selection of fields during a personal discussion.
Bachelor thesis (PO15, P19):
12CP (Workload 360h) duration 6 months
The bachelor thesis is the final thesis of the Bachelor program. At IBNM the topic usually has a major numerical aspect. While it is not required that the student has passed Computational Mechanics, fundamental knowledge of numerical methods such as FEM is expected. Otherwise the knowledge must be independently gained outside the thesis through personal study. The following topics are currently offered at IBNM:
- Adaptive fitting of the loadsteps within a non-linear finite element analysis
- Computational analysis of the deformation of the liver due to the surrounding tissues
- Phase Field Methods for Biomedical Growth Processes
- Computational Investigation of the Validity of Higher-Order Imperfect Interface Models with respect to Layer Thickness
- Visualizing results within the IBNM's Matlab FE code
- Numerical stress state analysis in AR and VR
Seminar thesis (only PO15):
5CP (Workload 150h) duration 6 months
The seminar thesis is a literature review or study within the Master program. Ideally, it is followed by a master thesis within the same field of research. In this case, the student can use the seminar thesis to prepare for the master thesis.
(Interdisciplinary) project (only PO19):
12CP (Workload 360h) duration 6 months
The (interdisciplinary) project replaces the seminar thesis according to the previous exam regulations. The project aims to apply the student's knowledge to an engineering problem. Here, an interdisciplinary context should be considered, e.g. collaboration with other institutes or faculties.
The (interdisciplinary) project may be written in preparation for the master thesis.
25CP (PO15) / 24CP (PO19) (Workload 750h / 720h) duration 6 months
The master thesis is the final thesis of the Master program. The student is to work on a research project within the current state of the art. The following topics are currently offered at IBNM:
- Exploration of bacterial behaviour in soil
- Modelling of concrete damage under monotonic loading using the finite element method with ABAQUS
- Modelling the effect of creep and shrinkage on the behaviour of concrete using the finite element method with ABAQUS
- Essential boundary conditions for reduced basis methods
- Multiscale image segmentation for medical images
- Algorithmic implementation of a hepatic vascular tree generation for modeling blood perfusion in the liver
- The multiscale finite element for high performance computing
- Efficient Multiscale Methods for Modeling of Liver Tumor Growth
- A Newton-Krylov Discontinuous Galerkin Compressible Flow Solver Using an Automatic Differentiation Derived Jacobian
- Optimal Stabilization and Time Step Constraints for the Explicit/Implicit Discontinuous Galerkin Method Applied to Elliptic Equations
- Imaging-informed multiscale material modeling of crops
- Microscale analysis of pore effects on biogeochemical reactions and the associated permeability change
- Gute wissenschaftliche Praxis für das Verfassen wissenschaftlicher Qualifikationsarbeiten (German)
- Schriftliche Ausarbeitung von Haus-, Studien- und Abschlussarbeiten provided by the Institute of Fluid Mechanics and Environmental Physics in Civil Engineering (ISU) (German)
- Schriftliche Ausarbeitung von wissenschaftlichen Themen provided by the Institute of Building Materials Science (IfB) (German)
- Starthilfe Schreiben (German)
Additional support services such as semester-accompanying workshops and individual one-to-one writing consultations are offered at Leibniz Universität Hannover through the following centres:
- Schreibwerkstatt at the Centre for Quality Enhancement in Teaching and Learning (ZQS) (German)
- Multilingual Writing Center at the Centre for Applied Linguistics and Special Languages (FSZ) (English)
- Psychological Counselling for Students (e.g. help with anxiety, motivational difficulties or writer block)