Lars-Göran Westerberg
Lars-Göran Westerberg

Lars-Göran Westerberg

Luleå University of Technology
Fluid Mechanics
Fluid and Experimental Mechanics
Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics
+46 (0)920 491268
E815 Luleå

Background and research activities

With a master of science degree in space egineering I conducted doctoral studies within the field of fluid mechanics in 2002 and has been working within the discipline ever since. Today my activities cover both research, teaching and strategic assignments. I am the faculty programme director for the space engineering programme and also vice chairman of the board of employment at LTU. 

My research cover:

  • Lubrication - primarily grease lubrication and grease flow dynamics.This field includes rheology and flow of non-Newtoinian materials (shear thinning-, viscoelastic-, and multiphase materials), general continuum mechanics.
  • Large scale plasma (solar wind) flow. Sun/Earth interaction: magnetic reconnection, ion escape from the terrrestrial atmosphere. 
  • Wind power: improvement and design of open gears (heavily connects to the general lubrication/grase flow activity).
  • Multi-phase flows with application to SMC (Sheet Moulding Compound).


  • Electromagnetic field theory F0007T. Examiner.
  • Engineering science (programming in Matlab) F0051T/R0007R. Examiner.
  • Continuum mechanics F7030T. Exercises.
  • Advanced continuum mechanics F7023T. Lectures on constitutive modelling, non-Newtonian fluids, rheology and objectivity.
  • Master's thesis project - specialization in Aerospace P7010R. Examiner.
  • Plasma physics F7010R. Lectures on magnetohydrodynamics (MHD), diffusion, and instability.


Article in journal

Contaminant particle motion in lubricating grease flow (2018)

a Computational Fluid Dynamics approach
Westerberg. L, Farré-Lladós. J, Sarkar. C, Casals-Terré. J
Lubricants, ISSN: 2075-4442, Vol. 6, nr. 1
Article in journal

Experimental Study of Lubricating Grease Flow inside the Gap of a Labyrinth Seal Using Microparticle Image Velocimetry (2018)

Duenas Dobrowolski. J, Gawlinski. M, Paszkowski. M, Westerberg. L, Höglund. E
Tribology Transactions, ISSN: 1040-2004, Vol. 61, nr. 1, s. 31-40
Article in journal

Nano-fluid flow in a catheterized tapered artery (2018)

Consistent couple stress-theory and wall slip
Karami. F, Nadooshan. A, Westerberg. L, Tadi Beni. Y
Journal of thermal analysis and calorimetry (Print), ISSN: 1388-6150
Article in journal

Numerical simulations of lubricating grease flow in a rectangular channel with and without restrictions (2018)

Sarkar. C, Westerberg. L, Höglund. E, Lundström. S
Tribology Transactions, ISSN: 1040-2004, Vol. 61, nr. 1, s. 144-156