Projects and Thesis

The list of offered topics is frequently updated! 

Master Thesis 

  1. Investigation of the nonlinear capacity of reinforced concrete (RC) structures considering lumped and distributed plasticity models.
  2. Comparative study on the application of pushover, nonlinear time history and incremental dynamic analysis: Case Study RC frame structures with masonry infill walls.
  3. Modeling concepts for 3D RC wall structures under seismic action.
  4. Assessment of the nonlinear capacity of RC frame structures considering shear and flexure behavior and its consequences for the structure residual capacity.
  5. Comparative study on the consequences of earthquake and explosion on reinforced concrete frames with and without masonry infill walls.
  6. Damage quantification of RC frame structures using low-cost building monitoring data.
  7. Comparative study of the modelling approaches for RC precast joints.
  8. Evaluation of existing methods for determination of floor spectra based on recorded response time histories.
  9. Comparative study of micro and macro scale modelling concepts for masonry structures (continuum model vs. equivalent frame model).
  10. Assessment of the degree of clamping of slabs in multi-story masonry structures.

Ongoing Thesis

  • Comparative study on the application of pushover, nonlinear time history and incremental dynamic analysis: case study RC frame structures with masonry infill walls (01.-02.2021)
  • Assessment and validation of existing methods for the determination of floor spectra using recorded response time histories (22.-02.2021)

Completed Thesis

  • Assessment of functionality of a hospital after an earthquake (17.-06.2020)
  • Comparative study of macro models for the seismic performance assessment of reinforced concrete (RC) structures (11.-09.2020)
  • Performance-based design of prefabricated reinforced concrete hall structures (01.-10.2020)
  • Assessment of in-plane behavior of URM infill walls with openings and confining elements (25.-10.2020)
  • Assessment of the influence of “accidental” torsional behavior w.r.t. axial load ratio and capacity design principles (01.-12.2020)
  • Assessment of climate change consequences for wind loads and design of multi-story structures (17.-12.2020)
  • Earth construction in Uzbekistan and Tajikistan – a study of current research on the topic, supplemented by suitability tests on building clays from Germany and abroad (11.-05.2020)