Mechanical & Mechatronic Engineering
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Research

 I​​n the Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering research activities are done in various fields, including heat transfer, thermal energy systems, turbo-machinery, aerodynamics, gas dynamics, computational fluid mechanics, noise and vibration, finite element modelling of structures (including vibration), analysis of composite materials, modelling of granular flows, plastic processing modelling and machine design, design process optimisation, mechatronics, bio-medical mechatronics, etc.

The Institute for Thermodynamics and Mechanics (ITM), of which all teaching staff are members, is the unit through which the Department offers its research and development expertise as well as test and measurement services to industry. Clients include companies from the aerospace, automotive, manufacturing, mining and energy sectors.

Research is being done in different research groups. Please visit the pages of the various research groups for more information.​