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Anders Klarbring

Professor in Solid Mechanics

I am a professor since 1992 and acted as head of the Division of Mechanics between 1994 and 2014. I got my PhD degree in Solid Mechanics in 1985 on a thesis dealing with contact and friction problems in linear elasticity (involving finite elements and mathematical programming). Somewhere around 1990 I became interested in structural optimization, which is still a main research area. I have also dealt with Biomechanics in different forms.

I am currently involved in the following research projects:

  • Cut Finite elements, geometry, and optimal design. Financed by the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF). This project involves researchers from the universities in Umeå, Linköping and Jönköping
  • Centre for Additive Manufacturing – Metal (CAM2). A competence centre at Chalmers financed by VINNOVA. My responsibility concerns topology optimization
  • Multiphysics topology optimization for design of gas turbine components by additive manufacturing. Financed by the Swedish Energy Agency
  • Innovative redesign and validation of complex airframe structural components formed by additive manufacturing for weight and cost reduction. EU financing through the Clean Sky program
  • SWE Demo - Next Generation Structures, System, Integrated Sensors and ATM technologies for Commercial Aviation Market. Financed by VINNOVA and Saab. I am involved in a work package that develops topology optimization tools for repair of cracked structures


Other activities include:

Book recommendations

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Peter Christensen, Anders Klarbring (2009)
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Anders Klarbring (2006)



Carl-Johan Thore, Jonas Lundgren, Jan-Erik Lundgren, Anders Klarbring (2022) Topology optimization for minimum temperature with mass flow and stiffness constraints Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, Vol. 400, Article 115334 Continue to DOI
G. A. Haveroth, Carl-Johan Thore, M. R. Correa, R. F. Ausas, S. Jakobsson, J. A. Cuminato, Anders Klarbring (2022) Topology optimization including a model of the layer-by-layer additive manufacturing process Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, Vol. 398, Article 115203 Continue to DOI
Shyam Suresh, Stefan Lindström, Carl-Johan Thore, Anders Klarbring (2022) Acceleration of continuous-time, high-cycle fatigue constrained problems in topology optimization European journal of mechanics. A, Solids, Vol. 96, Article 104723 Continue to DOI
Young Ju Ahn, Anders Klarbring, Andrea Spagnoli, Michele Terzano (2022) Shakedown in frictional contact of discrete elastic systems: A review International Journal of Solids and Structures, Vol. 241, Article 111470 Continue to DOI


Shyam Suresh, Stefan Lindström, Carl-Johan Thore, Anders Klarbring (2021) Topology optimization for transversely isotropic materials with high-cycle fatigue as a constraint Structural and multidisciplinary optimization (Print), Vol. 63, p. 161-172 Continue to DOI