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Dr. Wolfgang Müller

  • Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
    Institut für Angewandte und Numerische Mathematik 3
    Kaiserstraße 93
    D-76133 Karlsruhe

Current List of Courses
Semester Titel Typ
Summer Semester 2009 Lecture


  • Cosserat Plasticity
  • Parallel Finite Elements (PFEM)
  • Fast Linear Solvers
  • PFEM Software M++
  • Nondifferentiable Newton Methods
  • Minimization on Riemannian Manifolds SO(3) and SL(3)

Cosserat Plasticity

On my webpage " plastizitaet " you can watch different simulations of a shear band as animated gifs.

Many preprints and lots of information about Cosserat models (and also historic facts) you can find at the webpage of Patrizio Neff.


More information about M++ you will find here.


  • W. Müller, P. Neff, C. Wieners: Efficient Cosserat elasto-plasticity, Proc. Appl. Math. Mech., ?:??–??, 2008.
  • P. Neff, K. Chelminski, W. Müller, C. Wieners: A numerical solution method for an inifinitesimal elasto-plastic Cosserat model, Mathematical Models and Methods in Applied Sciences (M3AS) vol.17 no.8 (2007) 1211-1240 IWRMM-Preprint Nr.06-10
  • D. Figgen, W. Müller, M. Schweizer, H. Stoll, K.A. Peterson: Comment on "Atomization Energies and Enthalpies of Formation of the SnBin (n=1-3) Gaseous Molecules by Knudsen Cell Mass Spectrometry" {J. Chem. Phys. 116, 6957 (2002)}, J. Chem. Phys. 118 (2003) 4766
  • W. Müller: Behandlung der lokalen Elektronenkorrelation mit nicht-orthogonalen lokalen Orbitalen, Diplomarbeit, Universität Stuttgart, 2002

Selected Talks

  • Numerical results for an elasto-plastic Cosserat Model with over one million dof in 3D, IWRMM Status Seminar, Universität Karlsruhe, April 2008
  • A Numerical Solution Method for an Infinitesimal Elasto-Plastic Cosserat Model, Jahrestagung der GAMM, Universität Bremen, April 2008 Slides
  • 3D Computations of Inelastic Cosserat Models, IWRMM Status Seminar, Universität Karlsruhe, April 2007
  • A Numerical Solution Method for an Infinitesimal Elasto-Plastic Cosserat Model, International Conference on Multifield Problems, Universität Stuttgart, Oktober 2006 Slides
  • Minimization on Riemannian Manifolds and the Application to Cosserat Models, IWRMM Status Seminar, Universität Karlsruhe, April 2005 Slides

Private Stuff

CV Wolfgang Müller

Teaching (previous Semesters)

Summer Semester 2007:Numerical Analysis I (Prof. Rieder)
Winter Semester 2006/07: Numerical Analysis II (Prof. Scherer)
Summer Semester 2006: Lab Course for partial differential equations (Prof. Wieners)
Short simulation (mpg-file)
Winter Semester 2005/06: Numerical Analysis II (Prof. Wieners)
Summer Semester 2005:Numerical Analysis I (Prof. Wieners)
Winter Semester 2004/05:Optimization theory II (Prof. Wieners)
Summer Semester 2004:Optimization theory I (Prof. Wieners)