The following topics of research in the broader areas of mechanics and optimization are developed in the Institute or within numerous collaborations with other academic or industrial groups:
Nonsmooth mechanics, dynamics.
Modelling of smart structures.
Structural Optimization and control.
Topology optimization of structures and mechanisms.
|Parameter identification and inverse problems.|
Structural analysis of steel, concrete and masonry structures.
Soft computing in engineering (neurofuzzy inference, inverse problems, control).