Solid Mechanics Research Group

The Solid Mechanics Research Group is based in the School of Civil, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, and is affiliated to the South-West Nuclear Hub.

Within the broad area of solid mechanics, the main interests of the group are:

The group has formed a number of strong relationships with other UK universities, overseas universities and industrial partners. For example, the group is part of the EDF Energy High Temperature Centre which undertakes research motivated by the need to demonstrate safety of nuclear power plant.

Group Website

More information about the group and its research can be found here: 

Solid Mechanics Blog

The group has started a blog, which can be found here:


Solid Mechanics & Nuclear Engineering Research Manager - Dr Jason Farrell

Head of  Solid Mechanics Research Group, Professor David Knowles