The section SDU Mechanical Engineering (ME) focuses on issues within mechanical design, structural dynamics, topology optimization, fluid mechanics and heat transmission and materials technology.
Research in structural dynamics include mathematical modelling, condition monitorering,structural health monitoring and modal analysis of supporting structures in e.g. windmills and offshore constructions.
Research in topology optimization focuses on optimzation of cooling og electronic components and metal casting processes.
Research in fluid mechanics focuses on experimental and numeric fluid mechanics (CFD) within environmental improvement such as reduced use of pesticides and in catalysts for diesel engines.
Research in the field of materials technology focusses is on design and simulation of smart materials, and on new ways and methods to produce composite materials.
Research in maritime technology focusses on sustainable opertion of vessels and naval constructions with particular focus on energy efficiency, vibartion and fatigue.
Within mechanical design research focuses on construction projects both i collaboration with the industry and internally at TEK, primarily with SDU Robotics, SDU Health Informatics and Technology, SDU Energy Informatics and SDU UAS Centre.
The SDU Mechanical Engineering section is affiliated with two programmes;
- Bachelor of engineering in Mechanical Engineering, and
- MSc in Structural Engineering, that is a Master's for both Bachelor of engineering in Mechanical Engineering and Bachelor of engineering in Civil Engineering
The section contributes to the education in both programmes and also to a number of other programmes, in which mechanics and materials technology are part of the programme education.