Background and activities
Magnus Langseth is a Professor at the Department of Structural Engineering at NTNU. At the same time he is Director of SFI CASA – Centre for Research-based Innovation at NTNU for the period 2015-2023.
Professor Langseth is a member of the Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters and the Norwegian Academy of Technical Sciences. He was awarded the "Médaille Albert Portevin", Société Francaise de Métallurgie et de Matériaux in 2005. In 2009 he was appointed Honorary Doctor at the Université de Valenciennes et du Hainaut-Cambrésis.
He is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Impact Engineering and sits on the editorial boards of the Multidiscipline Modeling in Materials and Structures and Ships and Offshore Structures.
The research of Professor Langseth is primarily related to impact and crashworthiness of aluminium and high-strength steel structures as well as lightweight ballistic protection. Included here is the development of test facilities for material testing at elevated rates of strain as well as facilities for impact and crashworthiness testing of components and structures.
The focus in his aluminium research is connected to the behaviour and modelling of aluminium extrusions with and without aluminium foam filler subjected to axial and lateral impact as well as the behaviour and modelling of point connectors such as self-piercing rivets and screws. His high-strength steel research is mainly related to material modelling and robustness studies of energy absorbing components. The light-weight ballistic protection activity is related to the behaviour and modelling of aluminium and high-strength steel plates subjected to projectile impact and blast.
The methodology used in his research is a coupling between testing in the laboratory, material modelling and analyses as a basis for recommendations with respect to modelling and design. Special emphasis is placed on what kind of simplifications that can be made in the modelling and still retain a robust and reliable solution of practical problems.
Langseth graduated from the Norwegian Institute of Technology (NTH) in 1976 and worked for some years as a consulting engineer. In 1983 he went back to NTH (now NTNU) where he took his doctorate in 1988 and was appointed professor in 1995.
He was the Director of SFI SIMLab from 2007-2014. SIMLab did research on the design of crashworthy and protective structures made from steel, aluminium and polymers. The follow-up SFI CASA does multiscale testing, modelling and analysis of materials and structures for industrial applications.
Scientific, academic and artistic work
A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database
- (2016) Experimental study on the response of thin aluminium and steel plates subjected to airblast loading. International Journal of Impact Engineering. vol. 90.
- (2016) Influence of sigma-phase precipitation on the impact behaviour of duplex stainless steel pipe fittings. Ships and Offshore Structures. vol. 11 (1).
- (2016) Axial crushing of aluminum extrusions filled with PET foam and GFRP. An experimental investigation. Thin-walled structures. vol. 99.
- (2016) A numerical study of beam-to-column joints subjected to impact. Engineering structures. vol. 120.
- (2016) Low-velocity impact on high-strength steel sheets: An experimental and numerical study. International Journal of Impact Engineering. vol. 88.
- (2016) Dynamic versus quasi-static loading of X65 offshore steel pipes. The European Physical Journal Special Topics. vol. 225 (2).
- (2016) Macroscopic modelling of flow-drill screw connections in thin-walled aluminium structures. Thin-walled structures. vol. 105.
- (2015) Behaviour of plated structures subjected to blast loading. The European Physical Journal Conferences. vol. 94.
- (2015) Experimental and numerical study of threaded steel fasteners under combined tension and shear at elevated loading rates. International Journal of Impact Engineering. vol. 76.
- (2015) An experimental study of static and dynamic behaviour of bolted end-plate joints of steel. International Journal of Impact Engineering. vol. 85.
- (2015) An improved nano-scale material model applied in axial-crushing analyses of square hollow section aluminium profiles. Thin-walled structures. vol. 92.
- (2015) Pilot study of ice-structure interaction in a pendulum accelerator. Proceedings - International Conference on Port and Ocean Engineering under Arctic Conditions. vol. 2015-January.
- (2015) Macroscopic strength and failure properties of flow-drill screw connections. Journal of Materials Processing Technology. vol. 222.
- (2014) Investigation of high-strength steel component subjected to stretch-bending: effect of forming history. Key Engineering Materials. vol. 611-612.
- (2014) Numerical simulation of ductile fracture in modified Arcan test. Procedia Materials Science. vol. 3.
- (2014) Aluminium Self-Piercing Rivet's Failure: Testing and Numerical Analyses. Applied Mechanics and Materials. vol. 541 - 542.
- (2014) Impact against empty and water-filled X65 steel pipes - Experiments and simulations. International Journal of Impact Engineering. vol. 71.
- (2014) Behaviour of Flow-Drilling Screw Connections. Materials Science Forum. vol. 794-796.
- (2014) Mechanical behaviour of an AA6082 aluminium alloy at low temperatures. Materials Science Forum. vol. 794-796.
- (2013) Numerical study of the tensile behaviour of threaded steel fasteners at elevated rates of strain. International Journal of Impact Engineering. vol. 54.