Computational Mechanics and Design Group

Department of Civil & Structural Engineering

About us

CMD research involves developing a deeper understanding of the mechanical behaviour of materials and structures, so that they can be used optimally or manipulated according to specific needs; hence mechanics and design become intertwined. We also undertake research in fluid flow, primarily for application in building physics.

A diverse range of applications are being considered, from design synthesis of 3D truss structures with over a billion potential members to the manipulation of dynamic stress fields around microscopic inclusions. Extensive use is made of numerical techniques and computer implementations, using in-house and commercial software as appropriate.