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The research by the group at the Division of Mechanics of Solid Materials of LTU has been focused on phenomena connected to the mechanics of granular material interaction processes and the resulting material and component properties. The aim of the research is to be able to predict the material and process response during the complete process as well as the final material state and properties of the component. Tools for process prediction are numerical methods for large deformation mechanical deformation analyses, including thermo-mechanical coupling as well as modelling of friction, wear and heat transfer in the contact interfaces. Achievements made in the research are based on long term industrial collaborations and the focus on industrial processes. An example is the cooperation with LKAB, the largest European producer iron ore pellets that have a transportation system for their products in sub-arctic conditions. As well as the cooperation with steel producer SSAB for study wear in different transportation systems.