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Semester Projects and Final Theses

Semester Projects and Final Theses

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At the IBNM we continuously supervise semester projects and final theses. On this page you'll find an overview of current possible topics for your semester projects and theses as well as templates for your scientific work.  

At the IBNM we continuously supervise semester projects and final theses. On this page you'll find an overview of current possible topics for your semester projects and theses as well as templates for your scientific work.  

An overview of currently offered topics for student projects and theses is provided here. Topics will be defined on an individual basis with the primary supervisor. You may also suggest a topic within our scope of teaching and research. Also browse the staff pages to learn more about their individual research interests and projects.

Each thesis consists of a written report (80%) and a presentation within a colloquium (20%).

  • Who do I contact if I have any questions?

    Theses in the Bachelor's programme:

    Take a look at the topics offered. Some topics are already concretely formulated, others are general and can be concretised in consultation with the supervisor. If you are interested in a topic, please contact the supervisor as indicated in the corresponding PDF file. If no PDF file is linked or no supervisor is noted, please contact our staff member Esther Voelsen via this mail address. She will also advise you on general questions regarding work in the Bachelor's programme.

    Theses in the Master's programme:

    Take a look at the topics offered. If you are interested in a topic, feel free to contact the supervisor directly, as noted in the corresponding PDF file.

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    For most topics you will find a linked PDF file on this page. If you receive an error message or a faulty website opens, please contact our staff member Paula Carstens  and mention the title where the error occurred. She will look into it as soon as possible and let you know as soon as the error has been corrected.


Study Paper (PO19) = Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten im Ingenieurwesen

Object for 3D printing (Photo: M. Mika, 2017) Object for 3D printing (Photo: M. Mika, 2017) Object for 3D printing (Photo: M. Mika, 2017)
Object for 3D printing (Photo: M. Mika, 2017)
Bending loaded beam Bending loaded beam Bending loaded beam © IBNM 2018
Bending loaded beam (Picture: IBNM 2018)

5CP (Workload 150h), duration 6 months

As part of the module Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten im Ingenieurwesen, the study paper is the first scientific work during the Bachelor's programme. The aim is to learn scientific standards by means of an experimental, analytical or numerical project. At the IBNM, the following topics are currently offered for which knowledge of engineering mechanics or computational mechanics is a prerequisite:

Prerequisite Engineering Mechanics A and B

  • Experimental studies (optional video documentation):
    • on failure hypotheses
    • on oscillation behaviour
    • on beams subjected to bending loads
    • on stress distribution by using photoelasticity
  • Analytical studies (optional Matlab implementation):
    • on the Timoshenko beam theory
    • on inclined bending
    • on oscillators with several degrees of freedom (MDOF oscillators)
    • on composite beams
    • on continuous oscillations

Prerequisite Computaional Mechanics

  • General topics:
    • 3D FE stress analysis
    • Vibration analysis
    • Investigation of random variables

 

Students who did not attend the course Computational Mechanics may study these fundamentals themselves (e.g. with the help of our ILIAS module).

If you have further questions, please contact Esther Voelsen via stud-arbeiten[at]ibnm.uni-hannover.de.


Bachelor Thesis

Stress state visualised in VR (Illustration: M. Meyer, 2018) Stress state visualised in VR (Illustration: M. Meyer, 2018) Stress state visualised in VR (Illustration: M. Meyer, 2018)
Stress state visualised in VR (Illustration: M. Meyer, 2018)

12CP (Workload 360h) duration 6 months  

The bachelor thesis is the final thesis of the Bachelor programme. 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: 

  • Visualising results within the IBNM's Matlab FE code
  • Numerical stress state analysis in AR and VR

Interdisciplinary Project (PO19) = Seminar Thesis (PO15)

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.

Among many topics, the following are offered at the IBNM: 

Seminar thesis only for PO15

5CP (Workload 150h) duration 6 months


The seminar thesis is a literature review or study within the Master programme. 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.


Master Thesis

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Subdivision of the coarse elements into fine-scale local problems

25CP (PO15) / 24CP (PO19) (Workload 750h / 720h) duration 6 months  

The master thesis is the final thesis of the Master programme. The student is to work on a research project within the current state of the art. The following topics are currently offered at IBNM:


Templates for Papers, Theses & Presentations

German templates for your papers & theses can be found under this link