Anders Eriksson

Phone: +46 8 790 79 50
E-mail: anderi@kth.se
WWW: Personal Homepage
Room: 2621 Osquars backe 18


MSc. (civ.eng), KTH 1976
Dr. (Steel Structures), KTH 1981
Docent (Struct. Eng., comp. methods), KTH 1988

Professional History

Professor of Structural Mechanics, KTH, 1992-
Vice President of KTH, 1999-2007
Before 2001-07-01 working at the department of Struct. Eng., KTH.

Research and Professional Activities

Research in numerical modelling of advanced load-carrying structures. Stability investigations, and numerical techniques, primarily related to shells and other slender structures. Finite element forms for the load-carrying structures. Biomechanical modelling of primarily the human musculoskeletal system, including fatigue and extreme contraction effects on muscles. Numerical methods for the optimization of load-paths in the redundant muscular system. Numerical methods for the evaluation of targeted dynamic movements in the redundant system.

Teaching Activity

Leader for the following list of courses.
For the complete list of courses at mechanics, see Courses .

CourseProg.TitleKTH Info
SG2860 All FEM Modelling SG2860
SG1107 CSAMH Mechanics SG1107
SG1801 CSAMH Structural Mechanics, Basic Course SG1801
SG2870 All Non-linear FEM SG2870


Please note that this list might not be complete. Follow each article link for additional authors.

2016Optimization of modular tensegrity structures for high stiffness and frequency separation requirements
International Journal of Solids and Structures 80  297-309 (Published)
2016Modeling and parametric investigation of thick encapsulated microbubble’s nonspherical oscillations
Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 140 (5) 3884 (Published)
2015Contact Mechanics of a Circular Membrane Inflated Against a Deformable Substrate.
International Journal of Solids and Structures 67-68 250-262 (Accepted)
2015Instability Investigation on Fluid- loaded Pre-stretched Cylindrical Membranes.
Proceedings of Royal Society A 471 20150016 (Published)
2015Parametric Stability Investigations for Hydro-statically Loaded Membranes.
Computers & Structures   (Submitted)
2015Resonances of a submerged fluid-filled spherically isotropic microsphere with partial-slip interface condition
Journal of Applied Physics   (Accepted)
2015Instability of thin circular membranes subjected to hydro-static loads
International Journal of Non-linear Mechanics   (Accepted)
2015A numerical model for realistic simulation of the effects of fatigue during interval training
2015Influence of temperature on the vibration properties of tensegrity structures
Mechanical sciences   (Accepted)
2015Validation of test setup to evaluate glide performance in skis
Sports Technology   (Accepted)
2015Parametric stability investigations for hydro-statically loaded membranes
Computers and structures   (Accepted)
2015Wrinkling of Cylindrical Membranes with Non-uniform Thickness.
European Journal of Mechanics-A/Solids 54 1-12 (Submitted)
2014Free and Constrained Inflation of a Pre-stretched Cylindrical Membrane.
Proceedings of Royal Society A 470 20140282 (Published)
2014Finite Inflation of Fluid-filled Pre- stretched Cylindrical Membranes.
Proc. of the 27th Nordic Seminar on Computational Mechanics 27 224-227 (Published)
2014Nonlinear dynamic co-rotational formulation for triangular space membrane element
International Journal of Non-linear Mechanics   (Submitted)
2014Instabilities in pressurized membranes
Proceedings, CST-12 12 261 (Published)
2014Non-unique response of Mooney-Rivlin model in bi-axial membrane stress
Computers and structures 144 12-22 (Published)
2014Constraint paths in non-linear structural optimization
Computers and structures 140 139-147 (Published)
2014Simulation of rowing in an optimization context
Multibody System Dynamics 32 337-356 (Published)
2014Natural frequencies describe the pre-stress in tensegrity structures
Computers and structures 138 162-171 (Published)
2014Leg stiffness measures depend on computational method
Journal of Biomechanics. 47 115-121 (Published)
2013Testing method for objective evaluation of cross-country ski pole shafts
Sports Technology 16 255-264 (Published)
2013Optimizatin of multiple phase human movements
Multibody System Dynamics 30 461-484 (Published)
2013Repeated low impacts in alpine ski helmets
Sports Technology 6 43-52 (Published)
2013Modeling of articular cartilage growth around localized defect-filling metal implant
Journal of Biomechanical Engineering   (Submitted)
2013Modeling of constrained articular cartilage growth in an intact knee with focal knee resurfacing metal implant
Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology   (Accepted)
2012Time dependent behavior of cartilage surrounding a metal implant for full thickness cartilage defects of various sizes: a finite element study
Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology 11 731-742 (Published)
2012Improving Bending Stiffness of Tensegrity Booms
International Journal of Space Structures   (Accepted)
2012Instability of hyper-elastic balloon-shaped space membranes under pressure loads
Comput Methods Appl Mech Engrg 237-240 118-129 (Published)
2012Optimum pre-stress selection for tensegrity structures
2012Modeling of Articular Cartilage Growth
10th International Symposium on Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, 11-14th April, Berlin, Germany   (Accepted)
2012Numerical modeling of thin pressurized membranes
Proc CST-2012   (Submitted)
2012Force enhancement and force depression in a modified muscle model used for activation prediction
Proc. ECCOMAS 2012   (Submitted)
2012Parametric study of various tensegrity modules as building blocks for slender booms
2011Simulating metal implants in full thickness cartilage defects
ASME 2011 Summer Bioengineering Conference   (Published)
2011Sensitivity analysis of Snelson-type tensegrity booms due to member loss
24rd Nordic Seminar on Computational Mechanics, Finland, 3-4 November, 2011   (Published)
2011Activation dynamics in the optimization of targeted movements
Computers & Structures 89 968-976 (Published)
2011Nonclassical theories of shells in application to soft biological tissues
Advanced Structured Materials 15 647-654 (Published)
2011Optimization in simulations of human movement planning
Int. j. Numerical Methods in Engineering 87 1127-1147 (Published)
2011Finite element simulations of a focal knee resurfacing implant applied to localized cartilage defects in a sheep model
Journal of Biomechanics 44 794-801 (Published)
2011Quasi-static simulations of thin space membranes, aiming at stability analyses of balloon-like structures
Proc COMPDYN 2011   (Submitted)
2011 Application of flexibility analysis for design of tensegrity structures
Structural Engineering World Congress (SEWC)    (Accepted)
2011History effect and timing of force production introduced in a skeletal muscle model
Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology   (Accepted)
2011Introducing timing and history effects in muscular models
2010Free-time optimization of targeted movements based on temporal FE approximation
Proc. CST2010, Valencia   (Accepted)
2010Stiffness visualization for tensegrity structures
23rd Nordic Seminar on Computational Mechanics, Stockholm, Sweden, 21-22 October, 2010  130-133 (Published)
2010Temporal finite element formulation of optimal control in mechanisms
Comput Methods Appl Mech Engrg 199 1783-1792 (Published)
2010Quasi-static inflation simulations based on a co-rotational triangular space membrane element
Int. J. Struct. Stab. Dyn.   (Submitted)
2010Flexibility-based pre-stress design of tensegrity structures
International Journal of Solids and Structures   (Submitted)
2009Mechanical work as predictor of force enhancement and force depression
Journal of Biomechanics 42 1628-1634 (Published)
2008Muscular force production after concentric contraction
Journal of Biomechanics 41 2422-2429 (Published)
2008Analysis of the optimal design strategy of a magnetorheological smart structure
Smart Materials and Structures 17 15047 (Published)
2008Optimal simulations of musculoskeletal posture and movement
Comp. Exp. Simul. Eng. Sci. 1 39-56 (Published)
2008Optimization in target movement simulations
Comput Methods Appl Mech Engrg 197 4207-4215 (Published)
2008Optimality in forward dynamics simulations
Journal of Biomechanics 41 1213-1221 (Published)
2008Optimization techniques in human movement analysis
Proc. Comput Struct Techn 2008   (Accepted)
2007Temporal finite elements for target control dynamics of mechanisms
Computers & Structures 85 1399-1408 (Published)
2007Computational Structures Technology
Computers & Structures 85 1281-1283 (Published)
2007Engineering computational technology
Adv. in Eng. Software 38 723-725 (Published)
2006Redundant and force-differentiated systems in engineering and nature
Comput Methods Appl Mech Engrg 195 5437-5453 (Published)
2006Criteria for optimality in movements (contribution to 5th WCB, Munich)
Journal of Biomechanics 39, suppl 1 S54 (Published)
2006Optimization of targeted movements
Proc. ECCM-2006, Lisbon CD-ROM  (Published)
2006Numerical simulations of skeletal muscle mechanics
Proc. CST-2006, Gran Canaria   (Published)
2006Optimal simulations for human and robotic movements
Proc NSCM-19, Lund   (Accepted)
2005 Numerical study of effect of vitreous support on eye accommodation
Acta of Bioengineering and Biomechanics 7(2) 3-16 (Published)
2005Analysis methodology based on temporal FEM for bio-mechanical simulations
Modelling in Medicine and Biology VI  295-304 (Published)
2005Influence of electrical and thermal properties on RF ablation of breast cancer: is the tumour preferentially heated?
BioMedical Engineering OnLine 4 41 (Published)
2005Co-rotational thin membrane elements
Proc. IASS-IACM 2005   (Published)
2005 Aspects of eye accommodation evaluated by finite elements
Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology   (Submitted)
2004Temporal finite element descriptions in structural dynamics
Proceedings, CST 2004  211--212 (Accepted)
2004NSCM-17: Proceedings of the 17th Nordic seminar on computational mechanics
KTH Mechanics   (Accepted)
2003Improved minimal augmentation procedure for the direct computation of critical points
Comput Methods Appl Mech Engrg 192 2169-2185 (Published)
2002Element formulation and numerical techniques for stability problems in shells
Comput Methods Appl Mech Engrg 191 3775-3810 (Published)
2002Some aspects of shell instability analyses
Proc. 2nd Can. Conf. on Nonlinear Sol. Mech.  485--494 (Published)
2001Solution surfaces and generalised paths in non-linear structural mechanics
Int. J. Struct. Stab. Dyn. 1 1-30 (Accepted)
2001Shell instability phenomena studied by multi-parametric non-linear analyses.
Proc, ECCOMAS 2001   (Published)
2000Parameterisation of rotations in co-rotational elements
Proceedings Euromech 2000, Metz   (Published)
2000Non-linear shell instability analyses in a multi-parametric setting (invited lecture)
Proc ECCOMAS 2000 (CD)   (Published)
2000Two-dimensional solution sets for parameterized non-linear equilibrium
Proc. IASS-IACM 2000   (Published)
2000Stability analyses in shell structures - element formulation and numerical techniques (invited lecture)
Proc. IASS-IACM 2000   (Published)
2000Parameter dependence in the critical behaviour of shell structures: a numerical approach.
Proc. IASS-IACM 2000   (Published)


Please note that this list might not be complete.

2010-2012Muscle-driven human movementsBiomechanics
2009-2010Balloon mechanicsTheoretical and computational mechanics