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Robert Eriksson

Senior Associate Professor

My research lies between materials science and solid mechanics and includes the study of e.g. mechanical properties, material fatigue, fracture mechanics, materials testing and material modelling.

Material fatigue at high temperature

Materials carrying cyclic load at high temperature are particularly susceptible to fatigue. Material fatigue involves the development of damage in the material, crack initiation in damaged regions, crack growth and, eventually, final rupture.

In my research, I have mainly worked on high-temperature applications such as gas turbines and jet engines. The high load and harsh environment in these machines requires engineering materials of extraordinary mechanical properties such as good creep strength, excellent high-temperature strength and sufficient fatigue strength. It is also necessary to have reliable, accurate and applicable material models and fatigue models in order to design safe machines. Development of such models often relies on testing and characterisation of materials combined with numerical modelling of stress and strain as well as the use of fracture mechanics.

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Robert Eriksson is a guest editor of the journal Damage, Fracture, and Fatifue of Metals

Guest Editor

I am a Guest Editor for the journal Materials Special Issue "Damage, fracture, and Fatigue of Metals." 

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Thomas Lindström, Daniel Nilsson, Kjell Simonsson, Robert Eriksson, Jan-Erik Lundgren, Daniel Leidermark (2024) Constitutive model of an additively manufactured combustor material at high-temperature load conditions Materials at High Temperature Continue to DOI


Ahmed Azeez, Daniel Leidermark, Robert Eriksson (2023) Stress intensity factor solution for single-edge cracked tension specimen considering grips bending effects Procedia Structural Integrity, Vol. 47, p. 195-204 Continue to DOI
Stefan B. Lindstrom, Johan Moverare, Jinghao Xu, Daniel Leidermark, Robert Eriksson, Hans Ansell, Zlatan Kapidzic (2023) Service-life assessment of aircraft integral structures based on incremental fatigue damage modeling International Journal of Fatigue, Vol. 172, Article 107600 Continue to DOI
Ahmed Azeez, Daniel Leidermark, Mikael Segersäll, Robert Eriksson (2023) Numerical prediction of warm pre-stressing effects for a steam turbine steel Theoretical and applied fracture mechanics (Print), Vol. 125, Article 103940 Continue to DOI
Thomas Lindström, Daniel Nilsson, Kjell Simonsson, Robert Eriksson, Jan-Erik Lundgren, Daniel Leidermark (2023) Accounting for anisotropic, anisothermal, and inelastic effects in crack initiation lifing of additively manufactured components Fatigue & Fracture of Engineering Materials & Structures, Vol. 46, p. 396-415 Continue to DOI


Brief facts

Academic Merits

  • MSc Engineering Materials, Linköping University, Sweden, 2008
  • PhD Engineering Materials, Linköping University, Sweden, 2013

Research Interests

  • Fatigue in metals and ceramics
  • Fracture mechanics
  • Finite element modelling
  • Fatigue life prediction
  • Materials testing

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Co-workers at the division of Solid Mechanics