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Samuel Hammarberg
Samuel Hammarberg

Samuel Hammarberg

Postdoctoral position
Luleå University of Technology
Solid Mechanics
Solid Mechanics
Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics
+46 (0)920 493815
E872 Luleå

Research project

To reduce greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption of vehicles, among other things, lighter vehicle components are required. One way to achieve this is to construct components where both material, material distribution, and geometry are optimized.

A geometry optimization may lead to components with complex geometries. More and more component tests are made by means of numerical methods, such as the finite element method (FEM). Due to this, efficient and reliable models are desirable. For complex geometries, it may thus be of interest to reduce the computation time by so-called homogenized models. To be able to reduce computation time certain simplifications are required. Due to this, it is important to be aware of which phenomena are of interest and which are not.

In the following a description of the research project LIGHTFe is presented where this is in focus. 


The purpose of the project is to develop numerical methods to a computationally efficient way to model and simulate the steel laminate. The laminate should have 30% lower density than the solid steel and meet the requirements of stiffness, impact properties and fatigue placed on the automotive and truck industry.

A more detailed description of the project is available at the following link:




Article in journal

Calibration of orthotropic plasticity- and damage models for micro-sandwich materials (2022)

Hammarberg. S, Kajberg. J, Larsson. S, Moshfegh. R, Jonsén. P
SN Applied Sciences, Vol. 4, nr. 6
Conference paper

Prediction of sheared edge characteristics of advanced high strength steel (2022)

Sandin. O, Hammarberg. S, Parareda. S, Frómeta. D, Casellas. D, Jonsén. P
Part of: IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, Institute of Physics (IOP), 2022, 012034
Article in journal

Novel Methodology for Experimental Characterization of Micro-Sandwich Materials (2021)

Hammarberg. S, Kajberg. J, Larsson. S, Moshfegh. R, Jonsén. P
Materials, Vol. 14, nr. 16
Article in journal

Numerical evaluation of lightweight ultra high strength steel sandwich for energy absorption (2020)

Hammarberg. S, Larsson. S, Kajberg. J, Jonsén. P
SN Applied Sciences, Vol. 2, nr. 11