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Systems and Component Design

This research area focuses on mechanical components, component interfaces and component integration into to systems and products. Sustainability is the dominating driving force in our research projects. An important research contribution is a modular structuring, modelling and simulation methodology, where system models can be built in a modular way based on the constituent component and interface models.

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We are more than 30 active researchers, teachers and graduate students. The SKD division includes three professorial chairs, in machine elements, tribology and machine design. We strongly believe in the importance of mobility between industry and academia, we currently have 2 affiliated professors (Nynas AB and ABB) and 2 adjunct professors (Höganäs AB and Sheffield University) as well as 5 industrial PhD Students from Scania, Brembo and Atlas Copco.


SKD is responsible for a large part (37%) of the undergraduate education conducted at the department. SKD are responsible for two Masters level tracks – Industrial Design Engineering and Machine Design.

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Belongs to: Engineering Design
Last changed: May 19, 2021