Mechanical Engineering

The research in the field of mechanical engineering is broad and has its main focus in five areas: structural dynamics, material technology, industrial economics, terotechnology and material mechanics.

Our research

Mechanical engineering is a collective term for the art of constructing, manufacturing, using and maintaining the quality of machine equipment for specific purposes. As wide as the subject is our research in this field at the department of mechanical engineering. The focus is on five areas: structural dynamics, material technology, industrial economics, terotechnology and material mechanics.

Product development and design

We develop new theories in product development and product design, and study whether you can apply these theories in the manufacturing industry and in higher education.

Contact: Valentina Haralanova.

More on our research in product development and design

Research in Product Development (PD) and Design Theory and Methodology (DTM) gives an opportunity to deep and detailed gain insight into the advances in engineering design and product development research and practice. These areas combine skills and knowledge at the core of engineering design and use advanced methods and tools which are leading on an international level. The goal is not only to develop new theoretical models, but also to study their applicability in the industry and education. The field of DTM has attracted attention of academic researchers and yielded a considerable number of results.

The main topics in our research are:

  • Design theory and other disciplines: engineering sciences, material science, data science and so on.
  • Design theory and industrial practice.
  • Design theory and education.
  • Engineering design and product development theories and tools: Conceptual phase of product design; Product architecture modelling; Modular product development; Robust design methodology; Tolerance and quality engineering; Sustainable development and LCA; Sustainable systems design.

The goal of this research is to build a reliable "bridge" between theory, reserch, education and practice in the field of PD and DTM.

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