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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gerhard Müller


Structural Mechanics

Academic Career and Research Areas

Prof. Müller (b. 1960) conducts research in structural dynamics and vibroacoustics, in particular dynamic soil structure interaction, dynamics of buildings, sound radiation and sound fields generated by vibrations in buildings and vehicles. He uses hybrid deterministic and statistical approaches.
His study of Civil Engineering at TUM was followed by his doctorate (TUM, 1989), postdoctoral research at the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (Paris, 1991) and his post-doctoral teaching qualification in Technical Mechanics (TUM, 1993). Beginning in 1992, he worked in a large engineering company for room acoustics, noise, vibration and air pollution control, becoming managing director in 1995 until he was appointed to a professorship at TUM in 2004. Since 2014, he has been Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs at TUM. From 2009 to 2010, he chaired the umbrella organization of the engineering faculty associations 4ING e.V. From 2012 to 2017, he was president of the European Association for Structural Dynamics. Since 2007, he has been chairman of the education committee in the Bavarian Chamber of Engineers and, since January 2019, of the advisory board for engineering education in the Association of German engineers VDI. Since 2019, he has been chairman of the Bavarian-French University Center (BayFrance) at the TUM.

Key Publications (all publications)

Treimer, M.; Allert, B.; Dylla, K.; Müller, G.: “Uncertainty quantification applied to the mode coupling phenomenon”. Journal of Sound and Vibration. 2017; 388: 171-187


Greim, A.; Kreutz, J.; Müller, G.: “Augmented beam elements using unit deflection shapes of the cross section”. Archive of Applied Mechanics. 2016; 86 (1-2): 135-146


Müller, G. Buchschmid, M.: “Hybrid approaches for vibroacoustical problems based on the finite element method and statistical energy analysis”. Wave Motion. 2014; 51 (4): 622-634


Guggenberger, J., Müller, G.: „Vibrations“. In: Handbook of Engineering Acoustics. Editor: Müller, G., Möser, M. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer, 2013: 651-690


Buchschmid M, Pospiech M, Müller G: "Coupling Impedance Boundary Conditions for Absorptive Structures with Spectral Finite Elements in Room Acoustical Simulations". Computing and Visualization in Science. 2010; 13 (7): 355–363