Mauricio Chaves Vargas

Chaves-Vargas, Mauricio
Institute of Structural Mechanics and Lightweight Design


Building: 1320

Room: 413

Wüllnerstrasse 7

52062 Aachen


Phone: +49 241 80 96838
Fax: +49 241 80 92230

Consultation hour

by appointment.


Desicos Elements of the structure of Ariane V
  • material damping
  • stability
  • modal analysis


  • Non-destructive methods for the estimation of critical loads in structures prone to buckle
  • European project DAEDALOS (concluded)

About Chaves-Vargas

As a DAAD scholarship holder, Mauricio Chaves‑Vargas studied Mechanical Engineering with a specialization in Aeronautical Engineering at the RWTH Aachen University. Mr. Chaves‑Vargas gathered his first practical experience in the field of aeronautics as an intern at the Final Assembly Line of the Airbus A380 in Blagnac, Toulouse. Since 2012, Mr. Chaves‑Vargas works as a researcher at SLA. Here, he deals mainly with topics related to structural dynamics (modal analysis, damping, noise vibration harshness). In addition, he is presently responsible for the supervision of the course Mechanics III (dynamics for industrial engineers).



Source Author(s)
[Journal Article]
Influence of manufacturing defects on modal properties of composite pyramidal truss-like core sandwich cylindrical panels
In: Composites science and technology, 147, 89-99, 2017
[DOI: 10.1016/j.compscitech.2017.05.007]
Yang, Jinshui
Ma, Li
Chaves-Vargas, Mauricio
Huang, Tianxiang
Schröder, Kai-Uwe
Schmidt, Rüdiger
Wu, Lin-Zhi
[Conference Presentation]
Beitrag zur physikalisch basierten Modellierung und gezielten Anwendung von Energiedissipation in Leichtbaustrukturen
In: Deutscher Luft- und Raumfahrtkongress 2016 Braunschweig 2016-09-13 - 2016-09-15, 2016
Chaves-Vargas, Mauricio
Schröder, Kai-Uwe
[Contribution to a book, Contribution to a conference proceedings]
A baseline-free damage detection method based on node displacement in mode shape
In: 8th European Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring (EWSHM 2016) : Bilbao, Spain, 5-8 July 2016. - Volume 1, 2016
Huang, Tianxiang
Chaves-Vargas, Mauricio
Yang, Jinshui
Schröder, Kai-Uwe
[Contribution to a book, Journal Article]
Modal parameter identification of a compression-loaded CFRP stiffened plate and correlation with its buckling behaviour
In: Progress in aerospace sciences, 78, 39–49, 2015
[DOI: 10.1016/j.paerosci.2015.05.009]
Chaves-Vargas, M.
Dafnis, A. D.
Reimerdes, H.-G.
Schröder, K.-U.


Lectures Semester
Auslegung der Struktur von Raumfahrzeugen SS17
Mechanik III (Tutorium) WS16/17