Department of Mechanical Engineering

Department of Mechanical Engineering

The Department of Mechanical Engineering is a leading multidisciplinary research establishment with strong industrial ties with impact on industry and society at large.

Our fields of interest are mechanics and energy technology, in which we conduct top-level research and offer degree education.

Research machine surfing on the ice at the Aalto Ice Tank.

News

Future Digital Mobility Management
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Do you drive a car in metropolitan area? Come and test how to make motoring routes smoother and safer.

During the autumn, an international Code the Streets pilot will be implemented in metropolitan area, where motorists will be offered alternative driving routes with a navigator. We are now looking for testers for the navigation app who have an Android phone.
A detail of spider silk material developed in Aalto University, image Fotoni Film & Communications
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Two new Centres of Excellence to Aalto University – the university is also involved in two consortia

Electromechanical Energy Conversion and Transfer and Life-Inspired Hybrid Materials were chosen as Centres of Excellence led by Aalto University
Jarkko Koskinen, Vuoden alumni 2021
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Geoinformatics and space technology expert Jarkko Koskinen, Alumnus of the Year 2021

"Spatial data is in the middle of some massive developments and geoinformatics experts are more sought-after than ever. Some of the largest companies in the world, such as Google, Microsoft, Apple and Huawei currently count spatial data among their fields of business. With the advances in robotisation and digitalisation, accurate and high-quality real-time spatial and position data are needed everywhere", says Koskinen.
Aalto logo at the Otaniemi campus
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Additional donations towards smart building services engineering

The role of smart buildings will grow further in the breakthrough brought about by renewable energy and digitalisation.

Events

Dissertations

Defence of dissertation in the field of mechanical engineering, Eero Avi M.Sc. (Tech.)

Title of the dissertation is "Equivalent shell element for passenger ship structural design"
Python for Scientific Computing

Python for Scientific Computing 25-28/10/2021

Hands-on learning of python for data analysis and visualization.
3D printing
Online event

AMagine – 3D printing workshops 27.10. and 12.11.

Aalto University and DeskArtes Oy are organising two interactive 3D printing continuing education workshops as part of the AMagine project.
Dissertations

Defence of dissertation in the field of mechanical engineering, Risto Viitala, M.Sc. (Tech.)

Title of the dissertation is: Effect of rotor asymmetry and support stiffness on subcritical vibration (Roottorin asymmetrian ja tuen jäykkyyden vaikutus alikriittiseen värähtelyyn

Research

The department’s research focuses on developing the next generation of devices, machines and systems. This translates to a focus on new technologies that are more efficient, more durable and thus more sustainable.

Our research approaches problems from two directions – energy and mechanics:
Energy technology research at the department consists of the study of energy systems, thermodynamics and combustion technology. Within these areas, research delves into industrial processes, heating, energy use in buildings and more. In our work, we use state-of-the-art tools and approaches in modelling, computation and experimental research.

Advanced Manufacturing and Materials

New and advanced sustainable manufacturing solutions are investigated supported by digital testing of the engineering materials performance.

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Design Factory

Design Factory develops creative ways of working, spatial solutions and enhanced interdisciplinary interaction to support world-class product design in educational, research and practical application contexts.

Two students working at the Aalto University Design Factory's PrintLab

Energy Conversion

Development of combustion technologies is central in reducing the emissions of energy production, particularly in the transition towards new biomass-based fuels. To this end, we utilise both empirical and computational thermodynamics.

Detail of a Thermodynamics and Combustion machinery

Energy Efficiency and Systems

Energy efficiency plays a key role in solving challenges related to developing a sustainable future for human societies, highlighting the need to optimise energy systems of all sizes.

An interactive map of the Otaniemi campus

Mechatronics

The aim in mechatronics design is to enhance the performance of machines, improve their price-performance ratio and increase functionality.

Mechatronics research device

Marine and Arctic Technology

We focus on the behaviour of ships and structures in normal and extreme environments. We do our research by considering the safety of maritime transportation, as well as the experiences the marine environment can offer to cruise vessel passengers.

Experiment at the Aalto Ice Tank

Product Development

Product development research at the department covers product development methods and development practices in organisations.

Opiskelijoita työskentelemässä Design Factorylla

Where to find us

Otakaari 4

Mechanical engineering 1, K1.
Address: Otakaari 4.

Konetekniikka 1, Otakaari 4

Puumiehenkuja 5

Mechanical engineering 3, K3

Puumiehenkuja 5

Puumiehenkuja 3

Mechanical engineering 2, K2

Puumiehenkuja 3. Konetekniikka 2. Aalto University Campus and Real Estate

Tietotie 1 C

Aalto Ice Tank, Water and Environmental Engineering

Research machine surfing on the ice at the Aalto Ice Tank.

Design Factory

Betonimiehenkuja 5

Aalto Design Factory Betonimiehenkuja 5 Kuva / Image: Aalto-yliopisto / Mikko Raskinen / Aalto University

Sähkömiehentie 4

Mechanical engineering 4, K4

Sähkömiehentie 4 Aalto University Campus and Real Estate
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