Maximilian Billmaier
Tel.: +43-1-58801-20116

Institute of Building Construction and Technology,

Vienna University of Technology, Karlsplatz 13/E2063, A-1040 Vienna, Austria

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Maximilian Billmaier


Research Interests



• Vibration based condition assessment of existing structures
• Parameter and/or system identification
• Health monitoring and structural safety
• Measurement setup for dynamic observations


Maximilian completed a Master of Science in civil engineering at Vienna University of Technology in June 2009. During his studies, one of his major interests was structural dynamics. His master thesis covered experimental modal analysis which included a dynamic in-situ experiment carried out on a concrete bridge pier. This motivated him to start working for his PhD in 2009.

Key Facts


Maximilian’s field of research continues to be in structural dynamics; and his doctoral research title is “Development of a portable shaker and analysis system for vibration-based condition assessment of existing structures”. This work is of particular value to engineers of water structures as these are often under intense stresses and are frequently hard to observe. For example, damages to structures caused by ship impacts or detrimental effects due to limnology. Parameter and/or system identification, which also means damage detection, is just one effective means by which structural risks can be localised.