Research - Department of structural engineering
The Department has about 120 employees, half of them Ph.D students.
Besides an active research collaboration with many organizations in government, industry and research institutions both at home and abroad, the Department cooperates actively with our industry contacts to ensure degree programs high professional quality and good adaptation to the needs of Norwegian industry. Very important in this context is Business Ringen, a joint venture between the construction industry, NTNU and engineering students. The aim is to ensure more talented and highly motivated engineering students at NTNU, and thus greater competence and a more competitive building industry.
We are organized in four groups. We teach and research in all the mentioned areas:
The department has several laboratories that perform mission-based and self-funded projects at the department, SINTEF Byggforsk or joint projects. Furthermore, many student papers (contracting, diploma and PhD) are carried out in connection with our laboratories.
The concrete group is a team of enthusiastic scientist dedicated to the study of all aspects of concrete. Our research interests go from material to structural level based on theoretical, numerical and experimental investigations.