Current Project and Master study topics


Dear Students,

Welcome to our home page! Since 2004 we have supervised more than 40 project/master students in the field of industrial mechanics and nanomechanics. These topics are partly belonging to our ongoing research projects. Most of our research projects have strong connection to the Norwegian as well as international industry. Both simulation and experimental type studies are available. For project study, normally it consists of a literature study to get familiar with the topic, plus some simple simulations or experimental work. Because of most of the master thesis studies are of innovative nature, many of our master students have published their master study results at peer reviewed international journals and conferences. If you have questions regarding the topics, please feel free to contact us. 

Project study topics for industrial mechanics and structural engineering students
Project study topics for nanotechnology students

Project-Master topic: Thermal Analysis of Additive Manufacturing using COMSOL

Additive layer manufacturing is growing extremely fast internationally and also in Norway. Many experimental facilities are already available, however, there is a lack of understanding on the process-microstructure-properties relationships in the manufactured materials and there is an urgent need to predict the transient temperature distribution and their influence on material microstructures and properties. The multiphysics finite element program COMSOL is excellent in this purpose.

Contact: Professor Zhiliang Zhang, NTNU; Jim Stian Olsen, Aker Solutions; Xiaobo Ren, SINTEF Materials and Chemistry.