Wave propagation and vibrations in structures and components have applications in ultrasound, acoustics, ground vibrations, etc. The research within the group is directed towards modelling and numerical computations.
Application in the nuclear power industry
One important application area is nondestructive testing with ultrasound, particularly within the nuclear power industry. Modelling and numerical computations lead to an increased insight and better testing methods. In this way the research can, for instance, contribute to safer methods to find cracks in critical nuclear power components.
Vibrations in plates and shells
Vibrations in plates and other structural elements is very common in applications, often with a desire to minimize the vibrations, for instance in the car or wind power industries. Our research in the area is more oriented towards basic research, the goal is to derive as good as possible equations that describe the vibrations. There are, in particular, a lot of issues to investigate in more complicated cases when the materials are anisotropic, layered, or coupled to other physical phenomena such as poroelasticity or piezoelectricity.
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