OMS - Optimization of Mechanical Structures

Dr.-Ing. Katrin Weider

Research Assistant

Bergische Universität Wuppertal

Faculty for Mechanical Engineering and Safety Engineering

Chair for Optimization of Mechanical Structures

Campus Grifflenberg

Gaußstr. 20

42119 Wuppertal

Room W.12.032

Phone: +49(0)202-439-5190

Fax: +49(0)202-439-5189

Email: weider[at]

Consultation hours on Wednesdays from 11 to 12 AM, by phone call or Zoom by appointment.

Please send an email with your phone number and a callback request or a meeting invitation.


Weider, K. (2021) Topologische Ableitung zur Optimierung crashbelasteter Strukturen. Berichte aus dem Maschinenbau. Shaker Verlag, Düren. ISBN 978-3-8440-8248-7

Weider K., Schumacher A. (2019) Meta-modelling of the missing link between the analytical Topological Derivative equations and sensitivities for the optimization of crash loaded structures. GAMM Annual Meeting 2019, Vienna, Austria, February 18-22

Weider K., Schumacher A. (2019) Adjoint Method for Topological Derivatives for Optimization Tasks with Material and Geometrical Nonlinearities. In: Herskovits J., Mota Soares C.M., Araújo A.L., Guedes J.M., Folgado J.O., Moleiro F., Madeira J.F.A. (eds) EngOpt2018 Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Engineering Optimization. Springer, Cham

Weider, K., Schumacher, A. (2018): "Efficient analysis of topological sensitivities for crash problems using LS-Dyna implicit", Deutsches LS-Dyna Forum 2018, 15.-17.10.2018 in Bamberg

Weider K., Schumacher A. (2018) A Topology Optimization Scheme for Crash Loaded Structures Using Topological Derivatives. In: Schumacher A., Vietor T., Fiebig S., Bletzinger KU., Maute K. (eds) Advances in Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization. WCSMO 2017. Springer, Cham

Weider K., Marschner A., Schumacher A.(2017), A Systematic Study on Topology Optimization of Crash Loaded Structures using LS-TaSCTM. 11th European LS-DYNA Conference 2017, Salzburg, Austria

Weider K., Schumacher A. (2016) On the calculation of Topological Derivatives considering an exemplary nonlinear material model. Proc. Appl. Math. Mech. 16, Braunschweig, Deutschland, 7.-11. März

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