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DTU Mechanical Engineering

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Technical University of Denmark
Niels Koppels Allé
Building 404 
DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby Denmark

Tel: +45 45 25 25 25

Fax: +45 45 25 42 90

DTU Mechanical Engineering conducts teaching and research in basic mechanics, advanced design tools, product development, energy systems, coastal hydrodynamics and marine technology. The Department covers the fundamental engineering disciplines within the field of mechanics, including mechanical properties of materials, strength and vibration analyses, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, safety theory and control engineering.

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The Department’s energy research is centered on efficient exploitation of renewable energy resources such as biomass, wind and waves; efficient energy transformation in combustion systems, engines and power plants; energy transport in district heating systems; and energy consumption, including refrigerating and air-conditioning plants and indoor environment optimization. 

Within the design and product development areas, the Department develops the basis for design of new land based and marine structures and industrial products which take safety, economy, environmental impact, aesthetics and durability into account. The Department of Mechanical Engineering attaches great importance to integrated product development and the development of rational design principles for structures. 

The Department contributes to both the basic and higher levels of instruction in the fields of mechanics, advanced design tools, product development, energy systems and marine technology. It is responsible for essential parts of the Mechanical Engineering line of the BSc program, and for coordination of the preliminary four-semester programs in Mechanical Engineering and Energy Technology and of the study fields of Energy and of Design and Mechanics for the MSc program at DTU. 


Solid Mechanics
Fluid Mechanics, Coastal and Maritime Engineering
Engineering Design and Product Development
Materials and Surface Engineering
Manufacturing Engineering  
Thermal Energy