The main goal of the division is to ensure sustainable mechanics
based technology solutions to the society. We accomplish this through
dedicated teaching and research in material and computational mechanics.
Our teaching concerns the master programs "Applied Mechanics"
and "Structural Engineering and Building Performance Design", where we
provide courses in: finite element method, continuum mechanics, material
mechanics, and fatigue with fracture mechanics. Moreover, we give basic
courses in solid mechanics and structural mechanics at the bachelor
level, mainly in the mechanical and civil engineering programs.
research develops material-, computational and structural mechanics.
The research is also interdisciplinary, especially related to the
development of design and experimental methodologies in our active
Some specific projects of the active fields are related to: fatigue
in railway rails and wheels, models and experimental methods for
structural analysis and design of composites, micro-structural design
and understanding of steel materials, process simulation of composite
materials, modeling and simulation of machining processes.
Head of division:
Professor Ragnar Larsson