The department’s main areas for research are:

Civil and structural engineering:

  • Structural dynamics, wind loads on structures with emphasis on bridge aeroelasticity
  • Sustainable design and optimization, condition-monitoring-assessment-control, and innovation of environmental friendly structural concrete, for onshore/offshore concrete structures
  • Mechanical and durability performance of concrete structures, with emphasis on the use of environmentally friendly materials
  • Concrete properties with focus on construction techniques including friction and abrasion resistance of concrete structures
  • Fracture, fatigue and buckling of steel structures, nonlinear structural analysis and design
  • Fatigue and fracture of offshore pipelines
  • Structural integrity management and life extension of structures
  • Fatigue life prediction of corroded structures

Mechanical and Materials Engineering:

  • Finite element methods (FEM) for stress analysis
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
  • Computer-aided engineering (CAE)
  • Computer modeling and simulation of material behavior
  • Product design, manufacturing and management
  • Simulation based design optimization
  • Simulation data management

Design of mechanical systems and structures

  • Boundary Elements Method for stress analysis (BEM)
  • Fracture Mechanics
  • Fatigue and Creep of metal structures
  • Life-time prediction of structures under real loading histories
  • Dynamic analysis of engineering structures
  • Composite Materials in Piping Application

Marine and Subsea technology:

  • Safety and reliability of constructions
  • Lifetime extension of offshore constructions
  • Risks related to marine activities in Arctic areas
  • Well intervention : choice of systems and methods, technology development
  • Steel constructions (e.g. pipelines and welds). Fatigue and fracture analysis
  • Offshore wind farms
  • Design, installation, operation and maintenance of subsea systems in deep waters / in arctic environments
  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Pipelines and risers
  • Offshore field development

Industrial Asset Management

  • Methods and techniques for asset optimization and technology management 
  • Operations and maintenance management, Condition monitoring 
  • Performance measurement and management systems
  • Design for operation, maintenance and support
  • Reliability analysis and risk based inspections
  • Industrial services and product support
  • Human factors, technology and organizational issues
  • Information systems and work processes 
  • Quality, change and knowledge management
  • Lifecycle costs and profits
  • Design for operations and maintenance in Arctic environments