Honorary Member

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wilhelm Rust

Wilhelm Rust is teaching Simulation Methods in Mechanical Engineering, mainly Finite Elements in different levels. Special field of expertise form nonlinearities in structural mechanics - in theory, development (especially material models) and practical application.

Address Hochschule Hannover - University of Applied Sciences
Ricklinger Stadtweg 120
30459 Hannover
Contact Wilhelm Rust
Phone: +49 511 929 613 34

Curiculum Vitae

  • 1986 degree as civil engineer
  • 1986 - 1991 research fellow at IBNM (institute for structural and numerical mechanics), University of Hannover
  • 1991 Dr , thesis on multigrid method and adaptive meshing
  • 1991 - 2003 CAD-FEM GmbH, last position head of department, LS-DYNA services and R&D
  • 2003 - Professor for simulation methods, Hannover University of Applied Sciences and Arts, department of mechanical engineering (Maschinenbau)


  • Theory of Finite Elements
  • Nonlinearities in structural mechanics, theory and practical application especially:
    • stability problems and ultimate load analysis
    • material models
    • contact
  • explicit dynamic simulations


  • Textbook: Nichtlineare Finite-Elemente-Berechnungen – Kontakt, Geometrie, Material, Vieweg + Teubner/Springer Fachmedien, Wiesbaden, 2nd edition 2011
  • Textbook: Non-Linear Finite Element Analysis in Structural Mechanics, Springer, Cham/Heidelberg, 2015