Dipl.-Ing. Michael Hiermeier



Research interests

  • Computational contact dynamics
  • Computational structural dynamics
  • Numerical optimization strategies
  • Information-flux methods
  • Maximum-entropy methods
  • Extended finite element methods
  • Level-set inequality approach

International Conference Contributions

  • Hiermeier, M., Popp, A., Wall, W.A. (2015): A robust augmented Lagrangian mortar-type formulation for finite deformation contact problems, Abstract at the 4th International Conference on Computational Contact Mechanics (ICCCM15), Hannover, Germany, May 27-29, 2015
  • Hiermeier, M., Popp, A., Wall, W.A. (2014): Smoothing of the nonlinear complementarity problem for finite deformation contact problems, Abstract at the 85th Annual Meeting of the International Association of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics (GAMM2014), Erlangen, Germany, March 10-14, 2014

Supervised student projects / theses

  • An Arc-Length Method for Finite Deformation Problems: Static Analysis (Bachelor's thesis), Michael Kölbl, 2015
  • Analysis of a modified Pseudo Transient Continuation method (Term paper), Waschriporn Ampunant, 2016
  • The Inequality Level-Set Approach for Finite Deformation Contact Problems (Master's thesis), Michael Hofer, 2016


  • since 2013, research associate at the Institute for Computational Mechanics (Lehrstuhl für Numerische Mechanik), TUM, Germany
  • 2013, diploma (Dipl.-Ing.), Mechanical Engineering, TUM, Germany