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Solid Mechanics and Materials Engineering

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Solid Mechanics and Materials Engineering

Our Research

Based in both central Oxford and at Begbroke Science Park, this is one of the largest groups in the department, having grown in size over recent years. Research in Solid Mechanics has a long tradition in Oxford, initiated by Hooke, whose work on the elasticity of springs may be regarded as the foundation of the mechanics of deformable solids. At present activities encompass many techniques (experimental, theoretical and numerical) and spread over a wide range of materials (composites, metals, polymers, biomaterials, etc.)

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