• Groene Loper, Gemini South 4.122 (Building 15)

    5612 AP Eindhoven


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

    5600 MB Eindhoven


Organization profile

Introduction / mission

The research of the group focuses on experimental micro-mechanical and microscopic analysis of deformation and failure behavior of a broad class of (innovative) materials and material systems.

Highlighted phrase

Making materials durable by unraveling damage and failure at the microscale

Organisational profile

Our research group focuses on experimental micromechanics of ‘thin films and interfaces’, by studying the micro-mechanics of materials or material systems by means of (i) integration of micro-mechanical and in-situ microscopic characterization to unravel underlying damage or failure mechanisms at the level of the microstructure and (ii) intricate coupling of numerical simulations to experimental procedures using advanced image correlation routines that are developed in house. Topics of particular interest include delamination, ductile damage, size effects, flexible and stretchable electronics and MEMS. 

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Delamination Engineering & Materials Science
Plasticity Engineering & Materials Science
Martensite Engineering & Materials Science
Electronic equipment Engineering & Materials Science
Steel Chemical Compounds
Experiments Engineering & Materials Science
Kinematics Engineering & Materials Science
rubber Physics & Astronomy

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Research Output 2005 2020

Laser-induced toughening inhibits cut-edge failure in multi-phase steel

Hoefnagels, J. P. M., Du, C. & Cem Tasan, C., 1 Mar 2020, In : Scripta Materialia. 177, p. 79-85 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Crack propagation
20 Downloads (Pure)

A multi-loading, climate-controlled, stationary ROI device for in-situ X-ray CT hygro-thermo-mechanical testing

Vonk, N. H., Dekkers, E. C. A., van Maris, M. P. F. H. L. & Hoefnagels, J. P. M., 15 Mar 2019, In : Experimental Mechanics. 59, 3, p. 295-308 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Mechanical testing
X rays
Atmospheric humidity
Climate control
Displacement control

An in-situ, micro-mechanical setup with accurate, tri-axial, piezoelectric force sensing and positioning

Ruybalid, A. P., Hoefnagels, J. P. M., van der Sluis, O. & Geers, M. G. D., 18 Dec 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Experimental Mechanics.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Piezoelectric actuators
Force measurement
Displacement measurement
Mechanical testing
Organic light emitting diodes (OLED)