Former member

Ralph Echter



  • 1977: Born in Aichach
  • 1997: Abitur at the Deutschherren Gymnasium, Aichach
  • 19971998: Civil Service
  • 19982000: Professional training as a carpenter
  • 20002004: Student of Civil Engineering at the University of Applied Sciences, Munich (Dipl.-Ing.(FH))
  • 20042006: Student of Computational Mechanics at the Technical University of Munich (MSc.)
  • 20062007: CAE Engineer at CADFEM GmbH, Grafing bei München
  • 20072013: Research associate at the Institute for Structural Mechanics, University of Stuttgart


Articles in journals

  1. Echter, R., Oesterle, B., & Bischoff, M. (2013). A hierarchic family of isogeometric shell finite elements. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 254, 170–180.
  2. Echter, R., & Bischoff, M. (2010). Numerical efficiency, locking and unlocking of NURBS finite elements. Comp. Meth. Appl. Mech. Eng., 199, 374–382.

Doctoral Thesis

  1. Echter, R. (2013). Isogeometric analysis of shells. Doktorarbeit, Bericht Nr. 59, Institut für Baustatik und Baudynamik, Universität Stuttgart,.
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