The Institute performs basic research in the field of material engineering and mechanical engineering.
Basic research in the field of material engineering is focused on the understanding of processes in materials during their laboratory/industrial preparation and understanding of the relation between the internal structure of materials and their mechanical and physical properties. The basic research is oriented to gain and/or broaden knowledge which may potentially find use in development of advanced metallic materials, especially composites, metallic foams, nanostructured materials and intermetallic alloys using modern technologies, such as pressure infiltration, plasma spraying, unidirectional solidification of melt, deposit methods joined with pressing, powder metallurgy, nanotechnology, etc. as well as in the research of their physical and mechanical properties based on knowledge of their structures.
Basic research of the Institute in the field of mechanical engineering is oriented mainly to the applied mechanics with emphasis on the research of materials and structures including composites, theory of noise and vibration insulation, acoustic elasticity, destructive and non-destructive testing of materials and structures, in-service life of structures under conditions of fatigue and creep, in conjunction with stress-strain analyses, numerical computations and simulations.
The Institute welcomes potential partners to participate in basic research projects including interdisciplinary ones.