Mechanical Engineering

Research topics in the field of Mechanical Engineering are related to modern manufacturing methods, mechatronics, and computer-aided design and analysis.

In the area of modern manufacturing methods, particular emphasis is placed on automated manufacturing techniques, sheet metal fabrication, and welding.

For welding, important aspects include evaluating the resistance of welded joints to fatigue failure and their performance in an arctic environment.

In mechatronics, the focus is on intelligent control systems, human-machine interfaces, and innovative solutions in machine transmissions.

Multibody system dynamics, nonlinear finite element analysis methods, and rotor dynamics analysis are the primary topics in computer-aided design and analysis. They are applied to solve problems in biomechanics, multiphysics, and the strength of structures.

The research field of Mechanical Engineering has established close working relationships with the following universities:

  • the University of Illinois at Chicago (USA)
  • the University of Seville (Spain)
  • Johannes Kepler University Linz (Austria)
  • Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands)
  • the University of La Coruña (Spain)
  • Lund University (Sweden)
  • Pusan National University (Korea)
  • the University of Michigan (USA)
  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute (China)
  • Aarhus University (Denmark),
  • Tokyo University of Science (Japan)
  • University of Science and Technology of China (China)
  • Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (Russia)
  • Samara University (Russia)

Research collaboration with these institutes is maintained through student exchange.

All doctoral graduates of Mechanical Engineering have successfully obtained prestigious positions in academia as well as in industry.

Further information

Mechanical Engineering
Professor Heikki Handroos
tel.  +358 40 510 7599
heikki.handroos@lut.fi