Mission - At Mechanics of Solid Materials we seek by computation, modelling and experimentation, to enable rational engineering innovation through research and education.
Research - We advance and enrich the spectrum of scientific tools and physical based models for predicting and understanding mechanical phenomena. The work is mainly directed towards material modelling, non-linear dynamics and fracture mechanics. We are exploring multi-scale modelling of the mechanical response of materials such as high performance metals and granular materials. The applications originate from industrial product development and involve modelling and simulation of manufacturing processes as well as analyses of product functionality. Our main simulation tool is non-linear finite element method (FEM) but other methods such as smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH) and particle finite element method (PFEM) are also used.
Education - We provide students with the foundational skills needed to understand, exploit, and enhance the thermo-mechanical and dynamic behaviour of advanced engineering materials and systems, and to make creative contributions at the forefront of the field.