»Forecast Engineering 2016«

From past design to future decision

The design of engineering structures takes place today and in the past on the basis of static calculations. The consideration of uncertainties in the model quality becomes more and more important with the development of new construction methods and design requirements. In addition to the traditional forced-based approaches, experiences and observations about the deformation behavior of components and the overall structure under different exposure conditions allow the introduction of novel detection and evaluation criteria.

Bauhaus-Universität Weimar presents special topics of Structural Engineering to highlight the broad spectrum of civil engineering in the field of modeling and simulation. The expected outputs of the summer course are to enable the participating students to deal with advanced methods in model validation and simulation and its practical application, as well as the exchange of ideas between the participating students.

Through a challenging and demanding series of lectures, as well as seminars and project work, presented with a state-of-the-art information and communication technology, this project seeks to impart knowledge and to combine research with a practical context.

This comprehensive summer school at graduate level will introduce selected students to six course topics and related projects. To enable participants to understand and use the presented concepts in their further professional career a main part of the summer school is devoted to interdisciplinary project work.

Discussions and the exchange of ideas with professors, research associates and other participants during and after classes will enhance the personal experience and bring best benefits to all participants. In addition, we offer excursions to building-sites and leading companies as well as a programme of cultural events.

The course language is English.

Please contact us if you would like personal consultation. We will be happy to help you. 

Dr.-Ing. Lars Abrahamczyk, born 1977 in Leipzig

  • 1996 – 2002: Study at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Faculty of Civil Engineering
  • 2013 PhD at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Faculty of Civil Engineering
  • 2002 - 2014 research assistant at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Earthquake Damage Analysis Center
  • since March 2014 CEO of the research training group 1462 „Evaluation of Coupled Numerical and Experimental Partial Models in Structural Engineering“
  • since 2010 coordinator and project manager of the specialised course from the Faculty of Civil Engineering at the Bauhaus Summer School  


Involved Departments and Partners

Project 1 | Implementation and Validation of Wireless Structural Health Monitoring Systems

Project 2 | Image Analysis for Change Detection

Project 3 | Evaluation of Existing R.C. Frame Structures under Multiple Extreme Impacts

Project 4 | Numerical Analyses of Steel Frames

Project 5 | Advanced Modelling Techniques for Structures under Cyclic and Fatigue Loading

Project 6 | Wind-induced Vibrations of Long-Span Bridges

Here you can find the schedule for the presentations by the participants. Related papers are highligthed by "*". All papers will be published together with the project reports in

Forecast Engineering: From Past Design to Future Decision
Graduate Courses for Structural Engineering Application 2015 & 2016
Bauhaus-Universitätsverlag, Schriftenreihe des Instituts für Konstruktiven Ingenieurbau, Band 32,
ISBN: 978-3-95773-259-0.

Effectiveness of Tuned Liquid Dampers for an Oscillating Bridge Deck portion during lifting phase

COOLS Thomas, ROSSI Barbara
Fatigue of lean duplex welded details after post-weld treatments

Improving the Seismic Response of a Reinforced Concrete Building Using Buckling Restrained Braces

LUČIĆ Sanda*, KRAUS Ivan
Vibrations in buildings induced by small-scale turbines for urban wind harvesting: a case study

KHERADI Hamayoon, NISHI Haruki, IWAI Hiromasa, ZHANG Feng
Evaluation on Seismic Enhancement Effect of Ground Improvement for Existing Box Culvert

Numerical lateral-torsional buckling analysis of an aluminium alloy channel section beam

JANKOVIČ Gabrijela*, ISAKOVIĆ Tatjana, ZOUBEK Blaž
An overview of past and future research activities on the seismic behaviour of the cladding systems in RC prefabricated buildings

SILVA António*, JIANG Yadong, CASTRO José Miguel
Experimental assessment of the flexural behaviour of rubberized concrete-filled steel tubes

Plastic failure mechanisms of eccentrically loaded thin-walled cold-formed steel members

GULJAŠ Ivica, KOŽAR Ivica, PENAVA Davorin, KRAUS Ivan, HABIJANIĆ Helena-Ena*, JOZINOVIĆ Magdalena
Earthquake resistance of clay block masonry

Road to Resilience – Factors to be considered for improvement in structural response to earthquakes – Case of Reinforced Concrete Moment Frame

Funded Project

This course is funded by the German Academic Exchange Service programme "Summer Schools in Germany" and the ERASMUS+ Strategic Partnerships. Students from partner universities  as well as from all other countries can apply for scholarships.