Solid Mechanics

Solid Mechanics at the Institute of Mechanical Engineering

In Solid Mechanics a study is made of the properties of materials in different contexts: under stress, during fracture, while buckling. Their behaviour is analysed and simulated, so that predictions can be made about how they are likely to behave.

In addition to this research is carried out on the use of new solids put to mechanical purposes, such as artificial muscles and regenerated bone tissue.

The Insitute of Mechanical Engineering has access to a wide range of facilities for the analysis and simulation of solid mechanics, including the Centre for MicroNanoTechnology.

A study by Prof. Sakar

Key research themes


  • Structural Analysis of Composite Plates and Shells under Low Impact Loading
  • Micromechanics Models and Simulations for the Characterisation of Multiphase Materials
  • Multiscale Modelling of Fractures in Nanomaterials
  • Mechanical Instabilities and Buckling
  • Fracture of Soft Materials
  • Soft Tissue Biomechanics
  • Bone Tissue Engineering
  • Reliability Analysis
  • Pore-Engineering
  • Finite Element Method
  • Mechanics of Composites