Über das Buch
Die Finite-Elemente-Methode (FEM) ist heute ein Standardverfahren zur Berechnung von Tragwerken. Das Buch vermittelt die praktische Anwendung auf Stabwerke und auf die Untersuchung von Querschnitten. Ein Buch für praktisch tätige Bauingenieure und Studierende gleichermaßen.
Über die Autorenschaft
University-Professor Dr.-Ing. Rolf Kindmann studied civil engineering at the University of Bochum. Between 1974 and 1989 he worked at the university for six years as a researcher and then for ten years at Thyssen Engineering in different positions, lastly as division manager of all engineering departments. From 1990 to 2013 he was a full professor and the head if the Institute of Steel and Composite Structures at the University of Bochum. In 1991 he founded Schürmann - Kindmann and partners, Consulting Engineers (SKP) in Dortmund. Professor Dr. Kindmann is a licensed checking engineer for steel and concrete structures and of design in railway engieneering.
Dr.-Ing. Matthias Kraus studied civil engineering at the Technical University of Darmstadt. In 2001 he changed to the University of Bochum as researcher, where he received his doctoral degree in 2005 and then worked as chief engineer at the Institute of Steel and Composite Structures. Since 2010 Dr. Kraus has worked at Schürmann - Kindmann and Partners, Dortmund, as chief engineer. He also has adjunct lecturships at the University of Bochum.