Honorary Member

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Armin Huß

The main field of expertise of Prof. Dr. Armin Huss is simulation in Engineering Mechanics, especially in the field of dynamics. Besides linear dynamics such as modal analysis and optimization of dynamically loaded structures he worked in the field of explicit short time dynamics for more than two decades. He also works together with colleagues in the field of biomechanics, especially concerning the development of implants, orthosis and products interacting with the human body.

Address Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences
Fachbereich 2 Informatik und Ingenieurwissenschaften
Nibelungenplatz 1
60318 Frankfurt
Contact Prof. Dr.-Ing. Armin Huß
Phone: +49 (0)69 1533 3188

Curriculum Vitae



  • 1980-1986 | Study of mechanical engineering at the Technical University Darmstadt (Dipl.-Ing., comparable to Master of Science)
  • 1987-1992 | Research Assistant at the Technical University in Darmstadt in the field of mechanical vibrations, structural dynamics
  • 1994 | PHD-degree (Dr.-Ing.) in mechanical engineering (with excellence)



Professional Career and Position

  • 1992-1999 | Co-founder and CEO of an engineering company in the field of engineering mechanics and FEM-simulations
  • 2009 - present | Professor at the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences in the field of engineering         mechanics and FEM-simulations         (lectures in statics, elasto-statics, dynamics, vibrations, Finite Element Methods and         biomechanics)
  • 2014 - present | Head of Master program "General Mechanical Engineering"
  • 2004 - present | member of the board of the German ANSYS User's Club
  • 2011 - present | head of the regional organization (Frankfurt-Darmstadt) of the VDI (Verein Deutscher Ingenieure, German Association of Engineers) with 6000 members in the region.
  • 2016 - present | lecturer in the field of linear and nonlinear Finite Element Method at the Universidad de Cadiz, Andalucia, Spain.
  • 2018 - present | speaker of the research laboratory "Personalized Biomedical Engineering" at Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences.

Member of:

  • Verein Deutscher Ingenieure (VDI)
  • German Association of Computational Mechanics (GACM)
  • ANSYS Users Club Germany (AUC e.V.)
  • Peer Reviewer for the journal „ATZ/MTZ“
  • Honorary Member of Technology Network Alliance (TechNet Alliance)


The main activities of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Armin Huss are in the field of Engineering Mechanics, here mainly in dynamics and vibrations. He worked for more than 2 decades in the field of crash analysis in automotive, but also containment of fast-spinning rotors and drop tests. He uses the Finite Element method since the mid 80s in several kinds of questions in mechanical engineering and worked on several hundreds of projects as a consultant.

Research interests are also in the field of Finite Element technology. He established a Research Laboratory for Personalized Biomedical Engineering together with several colleagues. The aim is to do research and development at the whole process chain of products, which interact with the human body. The expertise of this laboratory group starts with gathering of experimental data such as gait-analysis or materials testing on one side, continuing with simulation and data handling for design and production, up to subtractive and additive manufacturing of prototypes and products. The group consists of mechanical and civil engineers as well as mathematicians,  physicists and biologists.


Publications Prof. Huß (excerpt):

  • Winter, Th.; Huß, A.; Beck, H.: „Simulation of Containment-Tests of fast-spinning rotors by explixit FEM “. 6th European LS-DYNA Conference, Göteborg, Schweden, Mai 2007
  •  Huß, A.; Beck, H.: „Simulation of a CMVSS 215 bumper pendulum test series with LS-DYNA“. 6th European LS-DYNA Conference, Göteborg, Schweden, Mai 2007
  • Froloff, A.; Huß, A.; Beck, H.; Müller, Chr.: „Optimization of an O-EEA-energy absorber for a pedestrian protection loadcase of a vehicle front structure with HyperStudy and LS-Dyna“. 5th European HyperWorks Technology Conference 2011, Bonn, November 2011
  • Maier, C.; Jagic, M.; Honermeier, H.; Huß, A.: „Mögliche Anwendungen der Diskrete-Elemente Methode in Expliziten FE-Codes“. 2. deutschsprachige NAFEMS Konferenz, Bamberg, Mai 2014
  • Hennig, S.; Honermeier, H.; Schönborn, M.; Huß, A.: „Simulation of containment-tests at a generic model of a large-scale turbocharger with LS-DYNA“. 14. LS-DYNA Forum 2016, Bamberg, Oktober 2016
  • Wittek, A.; Derwich, W.; Schmitz-Rixen, Th.; Fritzen, C.-P.; Huß, A.; Blase, Chr.: „Spatially Resolved Distensibility of Healthy, Diseased, and Aneurysmal Aortic Walls Determined from Temporally Resolved 3D Ultrasound Measurements“. 52. Biomedical Technology Conference 2018, Aachen, September 2018
  • Benderoth, G.; Hegner, A.; Huß, A. ; Jebabli, M. ; Achour, Y. ; Miah, N.: „Multi-functional Test-Setup to Characterize the Mechanical Properties of Human Hair“. 52. Biomedical Technology Conference 2018, Aachen, September 2018
  • Wittek, A.; Derwich, W.; Schmitz-Rixen, Th.; Fritzen, C.-P.; Huß, A.; Blase, Chr.: „Verification of a Finite Element Updating Approach for in vivo Identification of the Nonlinear and Orthotropic Properties of Aortic Walls based on 4D Ultrasound Strain Imaging“. 52. Biomedical Technology Conference 2018, Aachen, September 2018