Division of Solid Mechanics (SOLMEK)

Mechanics is one of the fundamentals of engineering science. It deals with motion and equilibrium of bodies. Solid mechanics considers all aspects of the behavior of deformable bodies under loads.


Our teaching includes basic mechanics of particles and rigid bodies, as well as basic solid mechanics. We also offer a large number of advanced courses in, for instance, continuum mechanics, finite element methods, mechanics of materials, multibody dynamics, structural optimization and biomechanics.

Do you have a thesis project at a company?

If you have a thesis project at a company and need an academic supervisor and examiner in the fields of Mechanics or Solid Mechanics, contact
Stefan Lindström, director of studies, stefan.lindstrom@liu.se


The interests of the Division of Solid Mechanics include theoretical and computational aspects of continuum mechanics, structural mechanics, multibody dynamics and thermodynamics. In particular, research is performed in the subfields of structural optimization, biomechanics, structural integrity of air vehicles and high temperature mechanics.

Recent publications


Henrik Alm Grundström

Trinitas Topology Optimization Tutorial Document


Sreedhar Venkatesan, Hariprasad Banglore Hanumantha Raju

Probabilistic Analysis of Brake Noise: A Hierarchical Multi-fidelity Statistical Approach

Student thesis

Anders Klarbring, Bo Torstenfelt, Ulf Edlund, Peter Schmidt, Kjell Simonsson, H. Ansell

Minimizing crack energy release rate by topology optimization

In Structural and multidisciplinary optimization (Print)

Article in journal



Visiting Address

Division of Solid Mechanics

Hans Meijers väg
A Building, entrance 13-19
Campus Valla
Linköping, Sweden

Postal Address

Linköping University
Division of Solid Mechanics
Department of Management and Engineering
SE-581 83 Linköping


About the Department