The activities at the research subject Experimental Mechanics are directed towards optical metrology applied within material mechanics, fluid mechanics and production technology. Experimental Mechanics is involved in the development of the two focus areas: Material Science and Process-IT within LTU and is strongly engaged in physics oriented courses within the Engineering programs.
The research is of both fundamental and applied character. The fundamental issues concern questions about the fingerprints left by photon matter interactions on the information content in optical signals, how the information can be acquired and processed efficiently, as well as methodologies to use these fingerprints experimentally. Some of the applied questions concern robustness of optical techniques when integrated in an industrial environment.
On the graduate level the division gives courses in Physical and Applied optics as well as in Programming tools and Scientific communication.
Professor Mikael Sjödahl, chair professor
Department of Engineering Science and Mathematics