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Material systems in the subarctic climate

Published: 29 October 2018

How does material work in cold climate? Experts from industry in collaboration with Luleå University of Technology's research engineers in mechanical elements, materials, energy and strength theory provide a week long education on cold climate technologies.

The technology used in defense and other demanding organizations must, in many cases, work as well in hot and dry environments as they should do in snow, ice and cold. During the cold season, the material is subjected to greater stress due to increased loads due to ice and cold, but the material is also worn more because material becomes brittle, oils become viscous and that the electronics can damage the condensation caused by heat exchanges.

The course includes

Polymer materials, composite materials, metallic materials, cold climate steel, hydraulics, tribology, strength theory, construction problems, snow and ice, energy and combustion.

The course is compressed into five training days. Teaching takes the form of lessons and laboratory exercises. The course ends with the exam.


Pär Marklund is Assistant Professor at the Department of Machine Elements and responsible for the course. Experts from industry in collaboration with university researchers in mechanical elements, materials, energy and strength education provide education.

For more information contact:

Tina Bäckström

Tina Bäckström,

Phone: 070-2371261
Organisation: LTU Business AB, External