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Structures and Solid Mechanics

Structures and solid mechanics research in Engineering and the Environment covers applications in marine, aerospace, civil infrastructure and energy.

Our research covers both the static and dynamic response of materials and structures to load with a special interest in damage mechanisms and high strain rate behaviours.

Key research is in developing experimental approaches to identify material constitutive properties and their structural performance using white light and infrared imaging. Assessment of lightweight structures particularly those manufactured from polymer composite materials.

Testing in the heavy structures lab
Our researchers are developing novel co-blended polymer matrix systems for fire resistant structural marine composites
Fire resistant composites
Our researchers worked on insitu monitoring of tapestry degradation using strain based optical techniques
Monitoring tapestry degradation

Research Areas

Lightweight Structures

High Rate Mechanics

Structural Dynamics and Vibro-acoustics

Structural Imaging and Analysis

If you are interested in joining us either to study or to become part of our research team please select the relevant link below for further information.

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Postgraduate Taught Courses

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List of related projects to
Related ProjectsStatusType
Adaptive and smart materials and structures for more efficient vessels (Adam4eve)ActiveOther
LR/MoD Centre of Excellence for Marine StructuresActiveOther
RNLI Advanced Technology PartnershipActiveOther
Deployable and Multifunctional Structures for Space ApplicationsDormantOther
Through life performance of sustainable compositesActiveOther
Lightweight composite and sandwich structuresActiveOther
Tailored composites for deformation control in unsteady fluid-structure interactionsActiveOther
Thermal degradation of foam cored sandwich structuresActiveOther
Modelling and prediction of residual stressActiveOther
Novel co-blended polymer matrix systems for fire resistant structural marine compositesActiveOther
Performance of buildings subjected to blastActiveOther
Imaging materials deforming really fastActiveOther
Structural dynamics and blast effects on structuresActiveOther
Full-field data-rich experimental approaches to explain composite material and structural performance and its damage tolerance (DAMTOL)ActiveOther
Ultrasonic Removal of Surface AccretionsActiveOther
Smart MRE Materials and Structures for Adaptive Vibration ControlActiveOther
REsidual Stress and structural Integrity Studies using Thermography (RESIST)ActiveOther
Enhanced Performance of Sandwich Structures by Improved Damage Tolerance (SANTIGUE2)ActiveOther
Towards insitu monitoring of tapestry degradation using strain based optical techniquesActiveOther
Advanced Multi-scale Strain Based Non-Destructive Evaluation (AMUSED)ActiveOther
Modelling Of Train Induced Vibration (MOTIV)ActiveOther
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