Material and Computational Mechanics

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.

Our 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 fields:

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​


Department staff

Published: Wed 19 Apr 2017. Modified: Wed 07 Mar 2018