Dieter Kraft

Professor Emeritus of Engineering
Munich University of Applied Sciences
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Dachauerstr. 98b
80335 München
Tel: +49(0)8912651177
Fax: +49(0)8912651392
Office hours (only on appointment):
Wed (1-2pm) or Thu (2-3pm), Lothstr. 21, W-1.07

Short CV:
Diplom (1962) Technical University Munich
Dr.-Ing. (1984) Ruhr-University Bochum
1962-1970 at MBB, now EADS
1970-1988 at DLR Oberpfaffenhofen
Since 1988 at Hochschule München
2000-2001 at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

WS 2004/2005
Vibration Engineering,
A german version of the course notes can be downloaded here
Kompendium der Maschinendynamik
Simulation and Optimization of Dynamic Systems
WS 2005/2006
Automatic Control Systems
A german version of the course notes can be downloaded here
Modellbildung, Simulation und Regelung dynamischer Systeme
Last homework : is here
Simulation and Optimization of Dynamic Systems
A german version of the course notes can be downloaded here
Engineering Optimization
Last homework : is here

Optimization and optimal control of dynamic systems
TOMP: Fortran modules for optimal control calculations
Interior Point Methods in Engineering Applications
Here are some ampl models (partly difficult)
Low thrust orbit transfer
Space shuttle reentry (model)
Space shuttle reentry (data)
A two-phase Zermelo problem
Truck and trailor (model)
Truck and trailor (data)
More models can be found here
and on the Loqo homepage (see below)

Research Grants:
My research is made possible through the following awards:
Bavaria California Technology Center
co-researcher: Philip E. Gill , University of California, San Diego
Title: Optimal Control of Mechatronic Systems.
Period: Jan.-Dec. 2002
Award: 6000 €

FORTWIHR Bayerischer Forschungsverbund
für technisch-wissenschaftliches Hochleistungsrechnen
Title: Dynamic Optimization of Storages.
Period: Jan. 1995-Dec. 1998
Award: 300.000 DM

BMFT Applied Research and Development
at Universities of Applied Sciences
Title: Efficiency Enhancement of Manipulators.
Period: Jan. 1993-Dec. 1993
Award: 150.000 DM

H. Leonpacher¹, S.S. Douglas², N.H. Woolley², D. Kraft:
Trajectory optimization involving sloshing media.
Optim. Control Appl. Meth. 23 (2002) 45-57.
¹ Linde Engineering
² Liverpool John Moores University

H. Leonpacher, S.S. Douglas, N.H. Woolley, D. Kraft:
Modeling, Simulation and Optimization of Complex Processes.
In: Mastorakis, N. (Ed.): Problems in Modern Applied Mathematics.
World Scientific Engineering Society Press, Athens, 2000.

D. Kraft, H. Leonpacher, M. Schaupp³:
Modellierung, Simulation und Optimierung komplexer Systeme.
FHM-Journal, Nr. 1/98, pp. 69-73, München, 1998.

H. Leonpacher, D. Kraft:
Optimal Control of Sloshing Liquids.
In: W.H. Schmidt et al. (eds.): Variational Calculus,
Optimal Control and Applications.
International Series of Numerical Analysis, Vol. 124, pp. 303-312.
Birkhäuser, Basel, 1997.

D. Kraft: Optimal Robot Path Planning.
In: D. Bestle, W. Schiehlen (eds.): Optimization of Mechanical Systems.
Kluwer, Dordrecht, 1996.

D. Kraft: Modeling and Simulation of Robots in Maple.
MapleTech, 1 (1994) 39-49.

R. Bulirschº, D. Kraft (eds.): Computational Optimal Control.
International Series of Numerical Analysis, Vol. 115.
Birkhäuser, Basel, 1994.
º Technical University Munich

D. Kraft: TOMP - Fortran Modules for Optimal Control Calculations.
VDI Fortschritt-Berichte Reihe 8, Nr. 254, Düsseldorf 1991.

Analysis, implementation and testing of optimization software
for complex real-life problems in aero-astronautics, process engineering
and robotics.

Playing chess and correspondence chess; see links below.

Useful Links:
Ampl: A Modeling Language for Mathematical Programming
Neos: A Server for Optimization
Ipopt: An interior point solver
A cygwin-built executable can be found here
Knitro: Another interior point solver
Loqo: Yet another interior point solver
filter-SQP: A trust-region SQP solver
Snopt: A line-search SQP solver
And "the" mathematical software (netlib) archive
Schachclub Starnberg 1920 e.V.
Deutscher Fernschachbund (BdF)
International Correspondence Chess Federation (ICCF)

Download Section:
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