Structural Analysis and Dynamics

Welcome to the Institute of Structural Analysis and Dynamics

University of Kaiserslautern, Department of Civil Engineering

Paul-Ehrlich-St. | Bldg. 14, Room 553 | 67663 Kaiserslautern

The institute is focused on research and teaching in the field of Structural Analysis, Earthquake Engineering, Structural Dynamics (including Experimental Structural Dynamics), Probabilistic Analysis and Innovative and Smart Materials and Structures.

Our Vision

Excellent scientific education and research in the field of structural analysis and dynamics.


Structural Mechanics in Reactor Technology (SMiRT), 10 – 15 JULY 2022 in BERLIN/POTSDAM, Germany


Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of International Conferences on Structural Mechanics in Reactor Technology

The future of mankind depends on a progressive energy supply. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of our conference series, SMiRT 26 is set to mark the beginning of a new era and will bring leaders, managers and engineers from around the world together to drive innovation for safe, reliable and efficient nuclear energy in the face of the global energy transition and climate change. The conference will make a significant contribution to the safety and reliability of nuclear facilities all over the world. It will also help to build, advance and retain scientific-technical expertise and to support young engineers and researchers in the area of nuclear safety. The Institute of Structural Analysis and Dynamics of the Technical University of Kaiserslautern is significantly involved in the organization of this conference.

Submit your abstract until 26 September 2021.

Submit your abstract

Further information can be found here.


Earthquake-proof construction

On September 17, 2019, the first seminar "Earthquake-proof Construction for Architects and Engineers" will take place at the Technical University of Kaiserslautern in cooperation with the DGEB (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Erdbebeningenieurwesen und Baudynamik - German Society for Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics). The seminar provides a comprehensive insight into the basics of an earthquake-compliant design and an earthquake-proof design, from seismology to standard-compliant practical implementation.

Contact person:
Konstantin Goldschmidt
Technical University of Kaiserslautern
Mail: konstantin.goldschmidt(at)
Tel.: +49 631 205-2932


Research project: Innovative methods for determining and reducing seismic risk in Rwanda (InnoRisk)

Innovative methods to identify and reduce seismic risk in Rwanda

The goal of InnoRisk is to reduce vulnerability to earthquakes in Rwanda by effective disaster prevention in order to sustainably increase the security of the civilian population.

This goal is supported by three main measures: The determination of the seismic risk in Rwanda using innovative methods (supported by the use of artificial neural networks/deep learning to evaluate satellite images), the development of innovative earthquake-proof construction measures and the development and introduction of seismic design guidelines.

By transferring relevant knowledge and experience from German earthquake safety research, know-how will be transferred to Rwanda and competencies will be developed at local authorities, scientific institutions and companies. As a result, Rwanda and Germany are assuming a pioneering role in the region with regard to innovative, earthquake-proof construction. The know-how created can also be applied in other regions that are confronted with similar challenges in terms of earthquake risks, associated with poor construction practices and materials.

The project is currently carrying out initial vulnerability analyses on buildings in Rwanda. This will include measurements, construction methods, materials used, and other parameters, as well as a quick assessment of earthquake hazards. The data will also be used for detailed vulnerability studies in the further course of the project.


48th Annual Meeting on Nuclear Technology (AMNT 2017)

16-17 May 2017 | Estrel convention Center Berlin, Germany

The AMNT is one of Europe's most recognized and best established nuclear technology conferences and a must-attend event for international experts and decision-makers working in industry, utilities, research and development, politics and administration. At the AMNT, a high-level forum for expertise and dialogue awaits you.

more information...


5th annual meeting of the German committee for steel concrete

We are happy to host the 5th annual meeting of the German committe for steel concrete (DAfStb) at our University. We aspire to make you participation in de meeting and your stay in Kaiserslautern as instructive and pleasant as possible.

You can find information about the meeting at as well as in the flyers below.

(all information is in German)




Participation in the Quake-Catcher Network

The Institute of Structural Analysis and Dynamics is now a member of the Quake-Catcher Network initiated by the Stanford University (USA). The network is a joint effort for developing the biggest interconnected system that measures earthquakes and vibrations. The Quake-Catcher Network strives to contribute to a better understanding of earthquakes. It is used for research, as a rapid warning system, support of existing emergency systems and disaster control and much more.

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