The division is centered on the relationship between technological materials microstructural structure and their mechanical properties. The dominant areas of research is the deformation and fracture behaviour, and fatigue properties at various processing methods of metals as well as polymeric materials and composites. Experimental techniques used are different forms of mechanical testing, non-destructive testing with focus on mathematical modeling in combination with method development, various types of microscopy, image analysis, fractography, etc.
The division works within three research groups:
Head of division
:Professor Christer Persson