Associate Prof. Heinz Pettermann


Research Unit of Lightweight Design

Function: Associate Professor

Room Number: BE 02 11


phone: +43 1 58801/31719

Office hours: on appointment


About me:

  • Dipl.-Ing. Mechanical Engineering, TU Wien, Vienna, Austria, 1993
  • Dr. techn., TU Wien, Vienna, Austria, 1997
  • Univ.-Doz. for Mechanics of Materials, TU Wien, Vienna, Austria, 2003


Academic Stays Abroad:

  • MIT, Cambridge, Mass. (PostDoc)
  • University of Seville, Spain
  • SISSA, Trieste, Italy



  • Solid mechanics of structures and materials
  • Modeling and simulation
  • Finite element method
  • Analytic and semi-analytic mechanics of materials and structures
  • Nonlinear constitutive laws (development and implementation) eg.: elasticity, plasticity, viscosity, damage, fatigue, fracture
  • Heterogeneous material (composites, laminates, porous materials)
  • Structural mechanics
  • Component design, including the mechanic of materials multi-scale approaches: comprehensive consideration over multiple length scales, up to prediction of component failure