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Magnus Langseth is a professor at the Department of Structural Engineering at NTNU and at the same time the Director of SIMLab – Centre for Research-based Innovation at NTNU for the period 2007-2014.
Professor Langseth is a member of the Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters the Norwegian Academy of Technical Sciences and was awarded the "Médaille Albert Portevin", Société Francaise de Métallurgie et de Matériaux in 2005. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Impact Engineering and sits on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Mechanics and Materials in Design, Multidiscipline Modeling in Materials and Structures, and Ships and Offshore Structures.
The present 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 self piercing rivets. 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 the effect the processes has on the structural behaviour as well as 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 where he took his doctorate in 1988 and was appointed professor in 1995.
Updated May 2009
Scientific, academic and artistic work
A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts.
- (2013) Numerical study of the tensile behaviour of threaded steel fasteners at elevated rates of strain. International Journal of Impact Engineering. volum 54.
- (2013) Failure of aluminium self-piercing rivets: An experimental and numerical study. Materials & Design. volum 49.
- (2013) Impact against X65 steel pipes - An experimental investigation. International Journal of Solids and Structures. volum 50 (20-21).
- (2013) SPECIAL ISSUE: Selected papers from the 2012 Hypervelocity Impact Symposium. International Journal of Impact Engineering. volum 56.
- (2013) Special issue based on contributions at the 3rd International Conference on Impact Loading of Lightweight Structures Foreword. International Journal of Impact Engineering. volum 53.
- (2012) Transition from progressive buckling to global bending of square aluminium tubes. International Journal of Impact Engineering. volum 48.
- (2012) Structural behaviour of aluminium self-piercing riveted joints: An experimental and numerical investigation. International Journal of Solids and Structures. volum 49 (23-24).
- (2012) The behaviour of an offshore steel pipeline material subjected to bending and stretching. Ships and Offshore Structures. volum 7 (4).
- (2012) Special issue on advances in impact mechanics in honour of Professor Steve Reid Foreword. International Journal of Impact Engineering. volum 48.
- (2011) Normal and oblique impact of small arms bullets on AA6082-T4 aluminium protective plates. International Journal of Impact Engineering. volum 38 (7).
- (2011) Application of a split-Hopkinson tension bar in a mutual assessment of experimental tests and numerical predictions. International Journal of Impact Engineering. volum 38 (10).
- (2011) Tensile behaviour of threaded steel fasteners at elevated rates of strain. International Journal of Mechanical Sciences. volum 53 (11).
- (2011) The effect of the riveting process and aging on the mechanical behaviour of an aluminium self-piercing riveted connection. European journal of mechanics. A, Solids. volum 30 (5).
- (2011) SPECIAL ISSUE: Hypervelocity Impact selected papers from the 2010 Symposium. International Journal of Impact Engineering. volum 38 (6).
- (2010) SPECIAL ISSUE: IMPACT LOADING OF LIGHTWEIGHT STRUCTURES Preface. International Journal of Impact Engineering. volum 37 (6).
- (2010) Pipe fittings in duplex stainless steel with deviation in quality caused by sigma phase precipitation. Materials Science & Engineering: A. volum 527 (26).
- (2010) Continuous out-of-plane deformation measurements of AA5083-H116 plates subjected to low-velocity impact loading. International Journal of Mechanical Sciences. volum 52 (5).
- (2010) Modelling of tubes subjected to axial crushing. Thin-walled structures. volum 48 (2).
- (2010) A large-scale finite element point-connector model for self-piercing rivet connections. European journal of mechanics. A, Solids. volum 29 (4).
- (2010) Self-piercing riveting connections using aluminium rivets. International Journal of Solids and Structures. volum 47 (3-4).