Environmental Engineering

Mechanical simulations of environmental processes.

From remediation activities in soil to pancake formation in the antarctic ice shelf, environmental mechanics covers a large portion of natural activity surrounding us.

Originating in the field of civil engineering, environmental mechanics concerns itself with a multitude of questions of mechanical nature, such as stability, structural analysis and the influence of coupled processes on these, such as bacterial activity or advection of pollutants.

Typical chemical reactions in a landfill site

The systems under consideration are described with the Theory of Porous Media, which offers a method to describe multiphase and multiscale systems, such as a landfill site populated with methane producing bacteria.

This image shows Tim Ricken

Tim Ricken

Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing.

Head of Department

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Andrea Thom



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