|Overview||The Institute of Polymer Mechanics is the leading institute in mechanics of composite materials in Eastern Europe and previously in the Soviet Union. The Institute has long experience in the utilisation of composites in the aerospace/defence industry and at present the Institute applies its expertise to develop composites for infrastructure applications (reinforcing and strengthening of concrete structures). The institute publishes the journal of Mechanics of Composite materials and organised many international conferences in the field.|
|People||Prof. Vitauts Tamuzs is a senior distinguished academic of the Soviet Union and received amongst many other awards the USSR State Science Prize in 1985. He is a fellow of Academia Europae, European Academy of Sciences, a Full Member of the Latvian Academy of Sciences since 1992. He is the editor of several books and is on the scientific committees of several journals and conferences. He coordinated numerous contracts with USSR industry in composite materials, fracture mechanics, fatigue, theoretical and experimental.|
|Key Research Activities||
The Institute has up-to-date three channels MTS test rig for testing of composites in complex stress state and 5000 kN facilities for testing of strengthened concrete members.