Research area

Solid Mechanics

The Solid Mechanics area involves disciplines related to the behavior of deformable solids both in the static and dynamic cases.

The lines of research in Solid Mechanics that are covered in DIMEC U. Chile are computational solid mechanics, computational biomechanics, finite element method, meshfree methods, boundary element method, analytical and computational methods in fracture mechanics, elasticity theory, non-linear elasticity, structural dynamics, rotor dynamics, model adjustment and damage detection, among others.


Roger Bustamante

Viviana Meruane

Alejandro Ortiz

Postgraduate courses:

  • Continuum Mechanics
  • Applied Elasticity.
  • Structural Dynamics.
  • Finite Element Method in Applied Mechanics.
  • Advanced Methods in Computational Solid Mechanics