Patrik Cannmo

Associate Dean of Education
Dean´s Office , School of Engineering


Material mechanics is a field of research which comprises theoretical, numerical and experimental analysis of the constitutive properties of solid materials, regarding deformation and damage processes. The task is to develop new, or improve existing, constitutive models for (large) inelastic deformations, and to use effective numerical methods for these models. Patrik Cannmo's main research interest has been within the area of damage mechanics, with a special focus on damage-based interface models with the application to the degradation and failure of a polycrystalline microstructure.


Patrik Cannmo was born in Falköping, a small city in the heart of West Gotaland, Sweden. In 1985 he moved to Lund to study Mechanical Engineering at Lund University. Five years later he had earned the degree of Master of Science, majoring in Mechanical Engineering. After that he spent six years as a PhD-student and he, finally, became a PhD in Solid Mechanics at Chalmers University in 1997.

As a new PhD he got employed at "Provningsanstalten" in the rainy city of Borås, where he mostly worked with FE-calculations and various research. Four years later, he and his family moved to the sunny city of Jönköping, since the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Jönköping University needed to strengthen their resources within the field of Solid Mechanics. Patrik is now working there as Head of Department.


Cannmo, P., Mähler, L., Runesson, K. (1997). Modelling of interfacial viscoplastic slip coupled to damage in a polycrystalline microstructure Computational Mechanics, 20(1-2), 12-19. More information
Cannmo, P., Runesson, K., Ristinmaa, M. (1995). Modelling of plasticity and damage in a polycrystalline microstructure International journal of plasticity, 11(8), 949-970. More information

Doctoral thesis

Cannmo, P. (1997). Damage-based interface model: application to the degradation and failure of a polycrystalline microstructure (Doctoral thesis). Doktorsavhandlingar vid Chalmers Tekniska Hogskola (1310), pp. 1-160 More information

Conference paper

Raudberget, D., Cannmo, P. (2008). Learning product development through a design-build-test project: Why is coaching important?. More information
Cannmo, P., Seifeddine, S., Svensson, L., Svensson, I. (2006). Stress-Strain Modelling Influenced by Porosities in Cast Aluminium Alloys. More information
Cannmo, P., Snygg, H. (2001). FE-modeling of dynamic experimental testing with large elastic-plastic deformations. Bethel, Conn.: Society for Experimental Mechanics, More information
Cannmo, P. (1998). An interface model based on damage coupled to slip and dilatation. West Midlands, U.K.: Engineering Materials Advisory Services, More information