Since its founding in 2003, LNM has been committed to what can best be described as cutting-edge "application-motivated fundamental research“ in a broad range of research areas in computational mechanics. With a strong basis in both computational solid and fluid dynamics, the current focus lies on multifield and multiscale problems as well as on computational bioengineering. In all these areas, LNM covers the full spectrum from advanced modeling and the development of novel computational methods to sophisticated software development and application-oriented simulations on high performance computing systems.

Meanwhile, the research activities at LNM also include optimization, inverse analysis, uncertainty quantification as well as experimental work. In collaboration with leading researchers worldwide as well as national and international industrial partners, LNM expedites projects at the front-line of research. By clicking on the symbols below, you can browse through the research methods and applications at our institute:



Research Code

The complexity and scientific broadness of the majority of our research projects make highest demands on both the “modus operandi” and on the research environment itself. This is why LNM with its entire scientific staff develops and maintains the parallel multiphysics research code BACI (Bavarian Advanced Computational Initiative), which is probably unique even from a global perspective. BACI is mainly based on finite element methods (FEM), but also features other discretization techniques such as HDG, particle and meshfree methods. All past and present activities at LNM have been – and all future projects will be – realized within this HPC platform.