Chalmers University of Technology

 

Chalmers University of Technology (Chalmers) was founded in 1829 and offers Ph.D. and Licentiate course programmes as well as M.Sc.Eng., M.Arch., B.Sc.Eng., B.Sc. and nautical programmes. Chalmers became an independent foundation on July 1, 1994.

 

Around 13,100 people work and study at Chalmers, including more than 10,500 undergraduates. Each year around 300 PhD and Licentiate degrees are awarded as well as 760 M.Sc.Eng. and M.Arch. degrees. Around 40% of Sweden's graduate engineers and architects were educated at Chalmers. Chalmers' turnover is approximately SEK 2.1 billion per year, around two-thirds of which is related to research. Located on the Chalmers campus is Chalmers Science Park, the site of a number of company research departments as well as various University bodies involved in interaction with business and industry.

 

Several hundred so-called spin-off companies have emanated from Chalmers and employ more than 20,000 people. The Innovation Centre is charged with the task of promoting this particular area of the University's operations. Chalmers is involved in approximately 140 industrial and educational projects within the EU. For further information see http://www.chalmers.se/.

 

Teaching and research activities at the department for Structural Engineering and Mechanics (Professor Kent Gylltoft), within the Civil Engineering section, comprises two main areas, structural engineering and structural mechanics for concrete, steel, timber and fibre reinforced composite polymer structures as well as mechanical applications.

 

The field of structural engineering comprises design aspects of load carrying structures for buildings, bridges and other civil engineering structures. Central questions concern the load-carrying capacity, stability, functional design and durability of such structures. Advanced analysis methods are developed and used together with laboratory experiments, resulting in a better understanding of mechanical behaviour and function of the components, connections and entire structure. This leads to safer and more effective methods for structural design

 

 

PARTICIPANTS
 Prof. Kent Gylltoft
(Head of department)

 


Kent Gylltoft Head of the Department of Structural Engineer-ing and mechanics.

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 Mario Plos
(Assistant Professor)

 


Mario Plos, Structural Engineering and Mechanics / Concrete Structures.

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 Karin Lundgren
(Assistant Professor)

 


Karin Lundgren, Structural Engineering and Mechanics / Concrete Structures.

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 Mohammad Al-Emrani
(Assistant Professor)

 


Mohammad Al-Emrani, Structural Engineering and Mechanics / Steel and Timber Structures.


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