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I am a professor since 1992 and acted as head of the Division of Mechanics between 1994 and 2014. I got my PhD degree in Solid Mechanics in 1985 on a thesis dealing with contact and friction problems in linear elasticity (involving finite elements and mathematical programming). Somewhere around 1990 I started becoming interested in structural optimization, which is still a main research area. In recent years I have also dealt with Biomechanics in different forms, and one of my research directions concerns using ideas from optimization in understanding biological growth. My currant research funding includes the following projects:

  • Dynamical systems approach to optimization in biological growth and structural design, which is financed by the Swedish Research Council (VR) from 2013 to 2016.
  • Cut Finite elements, geometry, and optimal design, which is financed by the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF) from 2013 to 2017. This is a project that involves researchers from the universities in Umeå, Linköping and Jönköping.
  • Structural optimization of weight in the product development process, which is financed by VINOVA and Saab through the NFFP program.

I am Chairmen of the Swedish National Committee for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics . If you read Swedish you can get some information about the committee here.

Together with Professor Jim Barber I am also an editor of the Springer book series Solid Mechanics and Its Applications . We welcome book proposals for this series.

Published Books

A Klarbring, Models of Mechanics, Springer 2006.

P W Christensen and A Klarbring, An Introduction to Structural optimization, Springer 2009.

Recent Journal Publications

E. Holmberg, C-J. Thore and A. Klarbring, Worst-case topology optimization of self- weight loaded structures using semi-definite programming, Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, 52(5), 915-928, 2015.[ DOI ]

A. Klarbring, Design optimization based on state problem functionals, Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, 52(2), 417-425, 2015. [ DOI ]

A. Klarbring, B. Torstenfelt and G. Satha, Nutrient modulated structural design with application to growth and degradation, Zeitschrift für Angewandte Mathematik und Mechanik, 95(11), 1323-1334.2015, 2015. [ DOI ]

C-J. Thore and A. Klarbring, Static and Dynamic Problem Formulations for Design Optimization, Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, 50(5), 815-823, 2014.[ DOI ]

S. B. Lindström, G. Satha and A. Klarbring. Extension of Murray's law including nonlinear mechanics of a composite artery wall. Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology., 14(1), 83-91, 2015. [ DOI ]

G. Satha, S. B. Lindström and A. Klarbring. A goal function approach to remodeling of arteries uncovers mechanisms for growth instability. Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology., 13(6), 1243-1259, 2014. [ DOI ]

E. Holmberg, B. Torstenfelt, A. Klarbring, Fatigue constrained topology optimization, Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, 50(2), 207-219, 2014. [ DOI ]

E. Holmberg, B. Torstenfelt, A. Klarbring, Stress constrained topology optimization, Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, 48(1), 33-47, 2013. [ DOI ]

A. Klarbring and N. Strömberg, Topology optimization of hyperelastic bodies including non-zero prescribed displacements, Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, 47(1), 37-48, 2013. [ DOI ]

A. Klarbring and B. Torstenfelt, Lazy zone bone remodeling theory and its relation to topology optimization, Annals of Solid and Structural Mechanics, 4(1), 25-32, 2012. [ DOI ]

A. Klarbring and B. Torstenfelt, Dynamical systems, SIMP, bone remodeling and time dependent loads, Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, 45(3), 359-366, 2012.[ DOI ]

C-J. Thore and A. Klarbring, Modeling and Optimal Design of Neuro-Mechanical Shape Memory Devices, Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, 45(2), 257-274, 2012.[ DOI ]

L.J. Holmberg and A. Klarbring, Muscle decomposition and recruitment criteria influence muscle force estimates, Multibody System Dynamics, 28(3), 283-289, 2012. [ DOI ]

D. Hilding and A. Klarbring, Optimization of structures in frictional contact, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 205-208, 83-90, 2012.

A. Klarbring and N. Strömberg, A note on the min-max formulation of stiffness optimization including non-zero prescribed displacements, Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, 45(1), 147-149, 2012.

J. Stålhand, A. Klarbring, G.A. Holzapfel. A mechanochemical 3D continuum model for smooth muscle contraction under finite strains. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 268. 120-130, 2011.

A Klarbring and B. Torstenfelt, Dynamical systems and topology optimization, Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, 42(2), 179-192, 2010.

N Strömberg and A Klarbring, Topology optimization and structures in unilateral contact, Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, 41, 57-64, 2010.


A full list of publications in journals, conference proceedings and as book chapters can be found here.

Here is paper, published in Släkt och Hävd 2013:1-2, that is related to one of my side interests, and here is a translation into English and some additional material by Colin Moffat of that same paper. A paper on Genetic genealogy, published in Släkt och Hävd 2014:4, is found here.


Anders Klarbring

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Division of Mechanics

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Linköping University

SE-581 83 Linköping, Sweden

Phone: +46 13 281117
Email: anders.klarbring@liu.se



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