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      Klas Anshelms väg 14

      22363 Lund


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      Box 118

      221 00 Lund


    Unit profile


    Research in structural mechanics deals with the studies of how complex structures are affected by different loads. Structures studied vary in scale from the smallest wooden cells up to bridges and buildings, and how the characteristics of these scales interact. Our research includes the use and the development of computer based methods such as the finite element method, FEM. A computer model of a structure is built up by describing the material properties, geometry and location of the individual parts, as well as the forces acting on the structure. From this model one can simulate how the structure deforms, if it will break, how it vibrates and how it interacts with the surroundings. The theoretical models are validated by testing in the laboratory or in-situ. The department has, among other things, mechanical testing equipment, including a larger plant with a total of 60 load rigs for duration-of-load testing of structural elements in outdoor sheltered climate.

    UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
    • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

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