• Fibigerstræde , 16

    9220 Aalborg Øst

    Denmark

Organization profile

Organisation profile

The activities of the group encompasses fundamental aspects of solid and computational mechanics, with a special research focus on advanced finite element modelling and other computational techniques, advanced optimization techniques, vibro-acoustics and noise, analysis, design and experimental characterization of advanced lightweight composite and sandwich structures, and finally computational modelling, design and experimental validation of complex mechanical systems.

Motivation

The principal objectives are to facilitate and strengthen the education, research, and development within “solid and computational mechanics” to promote the design, manufacturing, testing and validation of mechanical systems and products where low weight and/or cost, short design and development time, and high quality are important requirements.

Research

  • Fundamental mechanics and solid mechanics
  • Dynamics and fluid structure interactions
  • Finite element analysis and other numerical methods
  • Computer-aided engineering design
  • Multidisciplinary design optimisation
  • Vibro acoustics and noise
  • Experimental characterisation of materials and structures
  • Fibre reinforced polymer materials (FRP or ”composites”)
  • Lightweight composite and sandwich structures
  • Processing/manufacturing of polymer composites
  • Design of welded metallic structures
  • Modelling, design and experimental validation of complex mechanical systems

Virtual laboratory facilities

  • Share holder in AAU super computing facility “Fyrkat” (6.3 TFlops; 672 dual core CPUs; 1.3 TB RAM ; 4.8 TB Hard disk)
  • In-house developed software system for finite element analysis and design optimisation: The MUltidisciplinary Synthesis Tool (MUST)
  • Access to the most widely used commercial codes for finite element analysis, rigid body dynamics, interactive motion simulation software, CAD, and finally composite material analysis systemsLaboratory Facilities
  • Well-equipped laboratories for testing and characterization of materials and for testing of structural components and mechanical systems:
  • Servo-hydraulic test machines (for dynamic and static testing)
  • Full field measurements lab:
  • Optical interferometric techniques: Photoelasticity, Double exposure holographic interferometry (HI), Moiré interferometry (MI), Electronic speckle pattern interferometry (ESPI)
  • White light technique: Digital image corellation (DIC)
  • Advanced equipment for strain gauge measurements in the laboratory as well as in the “field”
  • Pressurised air gun facility for ballistic impact testing and high speed camera facilities
  • Well equipped laboratory for modal and vibration analysis

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Manipulators Engineering & Materials Science
Kinematics Engineering & Materials Science
Robots Engineering & Materials Science
Stiffness Engineering & Materials Science
Composite materials Engineering & Materials Science
Foams Engineering & Materials Science
Sandwich structures Engineering & Materials Science
Laminates Engineering & Materials Science

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Projects 2011 2021

Research Output 2001 2019

2 Citations (Scopus)

A benchmark test for validating 3D simulation methods for delamination growth under quasi-static and fatigue loading

Carreras, L., Renart, J., Turon, A., Costa, J., Bak, B. L. V., Lindgaard, E., de la Escalera, F. M. & Essa, Y., 15 Feb 2019, In : Composite Structures. 210, p. 932 941 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

348 Downloads (Pure)

A compact 3-DOF shoulder mechanism constructed with scissors linkages for exoskeleton applications

Castro, M. N., Rasmussen, J., Andersen, M. S. & Bai, S., 2019, In : Mechanism and Machine Theory. 132, p. 264-278

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
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Kinematics
1 Citation (Scopus)

An evaluation of mode-decomposed energy release rates for arbitrarily shaped delamination fronts using cohesive elements

Carreras, L., Lindgaard, E., Renart, J., Bak, B. L. V. & Turon, A., 2019, In : Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering. 347, p. 218-237

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Datasets

Data set from a 3D benchmark simulation of delamination in layered structures under quasi-static and fatigue loading

Carreras, L. (Creator), Turon, A. (Creator), Bak, B. L. V. (Creator), Lindgaard, E. (Creator), Renart, J. (Creator), de la Escalera, F. M. (Creator), Essa, Y. (Creator), Mendeley Data, 13 Dec 2018

Dataset

Experimental data set from a benchmark test of delamination growth with varying crack growth rate and crack front shape under quasi-static and fatigue loading

Carreras, L. (Creator), Renart, J. (Creator), Turon, A. (Creator), Costa, J. (Creator), Bak, B. L. V. (Creator), Lindgaard, E. (Creator), de la Escalera, F. M. (Creator), Essa, Y. (Creator), Mendeley Data, 29 Oct 2018

Dataset

Prizes

best paper award

Shaoping Bai (Recipient) & Simon Christensen (Recipient), 13 Sep 2018

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

Robotics

Wearable Robotics Association's 2018 Innovation Challenge Grand Prize Winner (WearRAcon18)

Miguel Nobre Castro (Recipient), John Rasmussen (Recipient), Michael Skipper Andersen (Recipient) & Shaoping Bai (Recipient), 22 Mar 2018

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

Robotics
Equipment and Supplies

Activities 2008 2018

  • 4 Peer review of manuscripts
  • 4 Talks and presentations in private or public companies
  • 3 Conference organisation or participation

10th International on Sandwich Structures

Hara Naga Krishna Teja Palleti (Participant)
27 Aug 201229 Aug 2012

Activity: Attending an eventConference organisation or participation

16th International conference on Composite Structures, Porto, 2011

Hara Naga Krishna Teja Palleti (Participant)
28 Jun 201130 Jun 2011

Activity: Attending an eventConference organisation or participation

18th International Conference on Composite Materials

Hara Naga Krishna Teja Palleti (Participant)
21 Aug 201126 Aug 2011

Activity: Attending an eventConference organisation or participation