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

Methanol spray properties under engine like conditions.
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Björn Savén's donation to Aalto University makes a significant contribution to hydrogen research

Hydrogen will play a crucial role in the storage of renewable energy. Hydrogen also serves as a fuel for fuel cells and future engines.
Waterborne
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New European partnership commits the waterborne transport sector to zero emissions by 2050

The Horizon Europe Cooperation Agreement seeks zero-emission solutions for all major ship types and services by 2030. This will enable zero-emission water transport before 2050.
Design Factory coffeecup think
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UPM and Aalto University start co-operation on sustainable design

The main goal of the Design + Sustainability research project is to find new, effective ways to promote sustainable development.
Closeup of ice crack
Campus, Press releases, Research & Art Published:

Warm ice may fracture differently than cold ice

New study suggests old rules on how ice breaks may not always hold up

Events

Dissertations

Dissertation in the field of mechanical engineering Bruno Reinaldo Goncalves M.Sc. (Tech)

Name of the thesis is "A nonlinear modeling approach for corrugated sandwich beams"
Dissertations

Dissertation in the field of mechanical engineering M.Sc. (Tech) Pekka Koivisto

Name of the thesis "New Aerodynamic Aspects of Aircraft De/Anti-icing fluids

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

Address: Betonimiehenkuja 5.
Open Mon-Fri 8.00-15.45 and by agreement

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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