Mechanics of materials
We focus on understanding and predicting the deformation and failure behaviour of a range of materials from metals, ceramics, polymers and composites to adhesives and soft solids. Most of our research is done in collaboration with key industry sectors such as power generation, automotive, aerospace, defence and food technology.
We have advanced experimental testing facilities and equipment as well as high-performance computational facilities. As one of the largest university research teams of its kind, we can call on expertise in analytical, experimental and numerical techniques to solve a wide range of engineering problems that are relevant to industry.