Division of Dynamics
The research at the division is directed towards various dynamic, vibration, and wave propagation problems, sometimes with coupling to other physical phenomena such as wear or piezoelectricity. The research goes all the way from basic research to applied projects, and although the main thrust is towards theoretical modelling, including numerical treatment, experimental activities also occur.
The larger part of the applied research is performed within the competence centre CHARMEC (CHAlmers Railway MEChanics). This research is in close cooperation with industry. Examples of research projects are train dynamics including wear, load and system identification, ground vibrations, and sleeper optimization.
The division has a large teaching involvment giving basic courses in mechanics and strength of materials for several Master and Bachelor programmes. More advanced courses are given in mechanics, FEM, and structural dynamics, particularly within the department's master programme Solid and fluid mechanics.
Last modified: June 02, 2010