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Research & Cultural Exchange [12/2017]

Markus Lohmayer spent one week at the IITD in December 2017. During this time, he worked on putting the theories into practice, that he learned in Prof. Dr. Ajeet Kumar’s lecture on the elasticity of one-dimensional continua and nanostructures prior this year. He implemented a finite element code for computing the elastic deformations of special Cosserat cantilevers.

After the research project, Markus Lohmayer took the opportunity to discover the country and delve into its culture. He extended the stay for three weeks, during which he traveled through India. One of his most memorable activities was hiking in the northern Indian state Himachal Pradesh. Himachal Pradesh is situated in the Western Himalayas, known for its climbing areas, with a strong Buddhist presence.

 

Portrait of Markus Lohmayer, a Master's student at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg.

Markus Lohmayer; a Master’s student of Computational Engineering, FAU; 2017;

 

Mountains in Himachal Pradesh, mostly earthy with dry patches of grass, but also quite a few trees on the top.

Hiking in Himachal Pradesh, India; 2017;

 

Mountains in Himachal Pradesh, mostly earthy with dry patches of grass and rocky mountain tops in the distance.

Hiking in Himachal Pradesh, India; 2017;

 

Three people walking down a sparsely vegetated rocky mountain path in Himachal Pradesh.

Hiking in Himachal Pradesh, India; 2017;

 

A monkey sitting on a wall-fence in front of a building eating a banana that it received from the women seen in the foreground still holding another banana in her hand.

Encountering a monkey in India; 2017;

 

Markus Lohmayer and Prof. Dr. Ajeet Kumar posing for a photo at an open-air event at night in front of a large illuminated deer statue.

Cultural activities; from left to right: Markus Lohmayer, Prof. Dr. Ajeet Kumar; 2017;