• Groene Loper, Gemini South 4.135 (Building 15)

    5612 AP Eindhoven


  • P.O. Box 513, Department of Mechanical Engineering

    5600 MB Eindhoven


Organization profile

Introduction / mission

The mission of the group is to understand, predict and optimise the mechanical response of high-tech materials and products as a function of their underlying microstructure, processing and usage, through focused and co-ordinated experimental, theoretical and computational efforts. High-tech materials are key in developing novel products with revolutionary functionality.

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Solid mechanics across the length scales for science and society

Organisational profile

This group’s profile targets the full breadth of mechanics of materials, which is a broad key discipline underlying a variety of applications in energy, health, mobility, high-tech systems, etc. The research of the group embraces material characterization, constitutive modelling, computational mechanics and advanced experimental methods. The group therefore actively collaborates with the other groups in the Mechanics of Materials section. The various applications relate to mechanical metamaterials, additive manufacturing, high-strength steels, hybrids/composites, functional materials, etc.

The Multiscale Lab is the TU/e lab supporting this research activities. Important industrial collaborations are e.g. ASML, DAF, Holst Centre, Philips, TaTa Steel, Océ, RAMLAB, TNO, etc . Research within the group has been supported by industry, the Materials Innovation Institute (M2i), the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), the EU Research and Innovation Framework Programme (FP7, H2020) and the European Research Council (ERC Advanced Grant).

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    Nik Dave

    Person: Prom. : doctoral candidate (PhD)

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    Marc G.D. Geers

    Person: HGL : Professor

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    Nicky Jonkers, MSc

    Person: Prom. : doctoral candidate (PhD)


    Research Output

    An FFT-based spectral solver for interface decohesion modelling using a gradient damage approach

    Sharma, L., Peerlings, R. H. J., Shanthraj, P., Roters, F. & Geers, M. G. D., 1 Apr 2020, In : Computational Mechanics. 65, 4, p. 925-939 15 p., 386.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    10 Downloads (Pure)

    Assessment of contact-induced damage mechanisms in thick-walled composite cylinders

    Weerts, R. A. J., Cousigne, O., Kunze, K., Geers, M. G. D. & Remmers, J. J. C., 19 May 2020, In : Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  • Broadening the attenuation range of acoustic metafoams through graded microstructures

    Lewinska, M. A., van Dommelen, J. A. W. H., Kouznetsova, V. G. & Geers, M. G. D., 29 Sep 2020, In : Journal of Sound and Vibration. 483, 13 p., 115472.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

    Open Access
  • 2 Downloads (Pure)


    2nd Price Michael Sutton International Student Competition, SEM Conference 2019

    Tijmen Vermeij (Recipient), Jun 2019

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

    2nd Price Poster Competition, the annual EBSD meeting of the Royal Microscopy Society 2018

    Tijmen Vermeij (Recipient), Apr 2018

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

    Best MSc Thesis Award of 2018

    Tijmen Vermeij (Recipient), 29 Jul 2019

    Prize: TU/eOtherScientific

    Student theses

    An assessment of data-driven computational mechanics

    Author: Claessens, K., 9 Dec 2019

    Supervisor: van der Sluis, O. (Supervisor 1) & van Beers, P. (External coach)

    Student thesis: Master


    Assessing computational models of paper hygro-expansion on their accuracy regarding bond swelling

    Author: van der Schaft, O., 3 Dec 2019

    Supervisor: Peerlings, R. H. (Supervisor 1) & Dave, N. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master