Mechanics, materials and advanced manufacturing
Fostering innovation and sustainability, supporting social and economic development, and contributing to improvements in health and quality of life.
Our work develops, validates and verifies reliable models alongside robust, accurate and efficient simulation tools to describe and understand complex non-linear systems. This covers both natural and engineered systems on a wide range of spatial and temporal scales, with an emphasis on advanced materials and structures.
We develop innovative, advanced and environmentally friendly technology for application in the transport, energy generation and manufacturing industries. Effective and sustainable implementation is delivered via suitable hardware, software or management systems.
Close involvement with industry ensures that the research has both relevance and meaning. This focus on applied research enables us to work with some of the world’s most renowned global engineering companies, whilst also contributing to the needs of the local region.
Research is conducted within a vibrant environment which has benefited from major strategic investment (eg Science Research Investment Fund (SRIF) funding of £2.4 million for the Cardiff University Structural Performance (CUSP) laboratory), as well as many collaborative industrial partnerships.