Organization profile

Introduction / mission

The chair of Applied Mechanics and Design (AMD) has a strong international reputation in the modelling of failure (plasticity, fracture, damage, phase transformations) and deformation of advanced engineering materials. The research examines and couples the mechanical behaviour of materials at various length scales (macro, micro, nano), in order to determine optimal material characteristics (high strength and toughness, low weight) for challenging applications in the built environment. The coupled modelling of the mechanical behaviour of materials with other physical processes finds relevant applications within collaborative PhD research projects, such as on the chemical degradation of concrete sewer systems, the damage development of historical museum objects under varying climate conditions, the optimization and durability of wind turbines, and the thermal resistance of steel structures. In addition, multi-disciplinary optimization of buildings is researched via a combination of conceptual design process simulation and computing science optimisation.

Organisational profile

Research Areas of Applied Mechanics and Design

Modelling of failure and deformation at various scales 

  • Modelling failure and deformation of structures and materials at various scales for understanding how small-scale (microscopic) information affects the behaviour at larger (meso and macroscopic) scales. The activities focus on the development of robust and accurate computational models that follow the physics of the problem closely, and obey rigorous mathematical principles characterizing the separate scales and their coupling.

Multi-physics modelling of structures and materials 

  • Modelling processes characterized by the interactive phenomena originating from multiple physical processes, such as thermo-mechanical processes that define the failure response of metals under varying temperatures, or thermal-chemical-mechanical processes that define the fracture behaviour of brittle coating systems under thermal oxidation.

Morphology and topology optimization

  • Studying structural shape, size, phase distribution and texture at the microscale (morphology) and structural shape and space at the macroscale (topology) for optimizing the mechanical properties and interactions of materials and structures.

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Research Output 1986 2019

Ductility of 3D printed concrete reinforced with short straight steel fibers

Bos, F. P., Bosco, E. & Salet, T. A. M., 2019, In : Virtual and Physical Prototyping. 14, 2, p. 160-174 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
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Ductility
Steel fibers
Reinforced Concrete
Straight
Reinforced concrete

Evaluating memetic building spatial design optimisation using hypervolume indicator gradient ascent

van der Blom, K., Boonstra, S., Wang, H., Hofmeyer, H. & Emmerich, M. T. M., 2019, Numerical and Evolutionary Optimization – NEO 2017. Trujillo, L., Schütze, O., Maldonado, Y. & Valle, P. (eds.). Cham: Springer, p. 62-82 (Studies in Computational Intelligence; vol. 785)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

Gradient methods
Multiobjective optimization
Design optimization

A sequentially coupled shape and topology optimization method

Wang, Z., Suiker, A. S. J., Hofmeyer, H., van Hooff, T. & Blocken, B. J. E., 25 Jul 2018

Research output: Contribution to conferencePosterAcademic

Open Access
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Shape optimization
Topology
Computational efficiency
Structural design
Splines

Prizes

Award Best Bachelor Lecturer 2013

Harrie Janssen (Recipient), 19 Jun 2014

Recognition: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

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Award Best Bachelor Lecturer 2014

Harrie Janssen (Recipient), 21 May 2015

Recognition: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

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Award Best Bachelor Lecturer 2015

Harrie Janssen (Recipient), 2 Jun 2016

Recognition: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

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Activities 2005 2019

  • 36 Publication peer-review
  • 4 Editorial activity
  • 2 Membership of committee
  • 1 Invited talk

Advanced Engineering Informatics (Journal)

H. Hofmeyer (Peer reviewer)
27 Jan 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-reviewScientific

Advanced Engineering Informatics (Journal)

H. Hofmeyer (Peer reviewer)
28 Jan 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-reviewScientific

Fire Safety Journal (Journal)

H. Hofmeyer (Peer reviewer)
13 Jan 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-reviewScientific

Press / Media

Bouwen door te klikken en plakken

Herm Hofmeyer

17/02/17

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Student theses

Automated two-way coupled CFD fire and thermomechanical FE analyses of a self-supporting sandwich panel façade system

Author: de Boer, J., 26 Jun 2018

Supervisor: Hofmeyer, H. (Supervisor 1), Maljaars, J. (Supervisor 2) & van Herpen, R. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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Bond behavior of CFRP and flexible adhesive in masonry walls: experimental and numerical research

Author: Asahaad, M., 26 Jun 2018

Supervisor: Vermeltfoort, A. (Supervisor 1), Türkmen, Ö. (Supervisor 2), Wijte, S. (Supervisor 2) & Bosco, E. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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Buckling behaviour of a stacked Poly falsework system

Author: Govers, C. (., 31 Aug 2018

Supervisor: Snijder, H. (Supervisor 1), Suiker, A. (Supervisor 2) & Dekker, R. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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