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Structural Mechanics Section

The Structural Mechanics Section of KU Leuven performs research in structural dynamics with a wide range of applications including vibrations in buildings due to traffic and construction activities, vibration-based structural health monitoring, vehicle-bridge interaction and wind-structure interaction. Other research topics include structural optimization, finite element model updating and dynamic force identification.


Research The Structural Mechanics Section performs research on vibrations in the built environment and system identification and model updating.


Education Several courses are taught by prof. De Roeck, prof. Degrande, prof. Lombaert and prof. Reynders.



Students The Structural Mechanics Section frequently applies its research expertise in projects involving challenging problems in structural mechanics.



The Structural Mechanics Section currently consists of 4 faculty members, a number of post-doctoral researchers and PhD students and has some additional vacancies.