PD Dr.-Eng. Volkmar Zabel

PD Dr.-Eng. habil. Volkmar Zabel is a civil engineer and he focuses on the fields of structural dynamics and system identification. Within the scope of his research work, the focus is always on methods for the identification and evaluation of the condition of existing structures and their representation in numerical models. Thereby, procedures based on the identification of the dynamic system behavior occupy a large space. The detection of and the handling of uncertainties in the results obtained with these methods lead to questions in the current research activity within the working group. Several of the investigated structures, such as railroad bridges or transmission towers, were built in the era of high modernity.

Scientific career

  • 2019: Habilitation in the field of structural dynamics and Privat lecturer
  • Since 2008: Senior engineer and laboratory manager at the Institute for Structural Mechanics at Bauhaus University Weimar
  • 2007: Research associate at the Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM) Berlin
  • 2005: Public appointment and swearing in as an expert for structural dynamics and vibrations in construction
  • 2003: Doctorate with a dissertation on “Applications of Wavelet Analysis in System Identification“
  • 1996–2006: Research associate at the Institute of Structural Mechanics at the Bauhaus-University Weimar
  • 1993–1994: Study abroad at the University of Bath (UK)
  • 1990–1996: Studies of Civil Engineering at the University of Architecture and Civil Engineering Weimar – University (today Bauhaus-University Weimar)

Contact data

PD Dr.-Eng. Volkmar Zabel

E-Mail: volkmar.zabel@uni-weimar.de
Web: www.uni-weimar.de/…/dr-ing-habil-volkmar-zabel

Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
Institut für Strukturmechanik
Marienstr. 15
99423 Weimar

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