The Chair of Mechanics and Strength of Materials was established in 1997 after division the Institute of Applied Mechanics in three constitutive parts. The main task of the Chair is the teaching and research in the field of solid and structural mechanics, concerned mainly with static analyses. The courses are offered in the undergraduate and graduate programs at Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture. The research activities cover a wide range of topics in analytical and numerical mechanics. Particular emphasis is placed on the non-linear finite element analyses of metal and composite structures. All investigations in the field of numerical mechanics are performed within the Laboratory of Numerical Mechanics established in the frame of this Chair.