Mechanical engineering is one of the oldest and most basic engineering disciplines but at the same time a research area that is undergoing explosive development with increasing possibilities for exploitation within industrial production, design of mechanical systems and the use of materials.
This research area has a multidisciplinary profile and reaches out both to the other engineering and science disciplines and to a number of different industries.
The researchers work with the behaviour and performance of materials when exposed to forces, movement and energy. Such understanding is central to all product development, operation and production conditions, automation, optimisation and development of new materials.
Much of the mechanics research is demand driven with national and international enterprises participating in the definition and delimitation of the projects.