• Postbus 513

    5600 MB Eindhoven

    Netherlands

  • Alice van Litsenburg, A.J.J.T.Litsenburg@tue.nl

    +31 (0)40 247 4060

Organization profile

Introduction / mission

We aim to develop and innovate the scientific tools to understand, describe, predict and optimize the mechanical response of industrially relevant materials and products.

Highlighted phrase

Substantially increasing predictive power.

Organisational profile

The scientific research activities in the Mechanics of Materials group concentrate on the experimental analysis, theoretical understanding and predictive modelling of a range of problems in materials engineering at different length scales, which emerge from the physics and the mechanics of the underlying multi-material microstructure.
The program aims for a substantial increase of the predictive power, thereby optimizing critical, state-of-the-art products and manufacturing processes in direct relation to the complex path-dependent loading history of different materials and their joining interfaces. A systematic and integrated numerical-experimental approach is adopted for this purpose. Within the group’s research scope, the research program entails:

  • Novel theoretical & fundamental insights in the structure-property relations of materials: metals, composites, hybrid materials, ceramics, paper, textiles;
  • Novel computational methods: multi-scale methods; computational damage & fracture mechanics; improved and enriched constitutive models;
  • Novel materials/microstructures: materials in miniaturization; interface mechanics for complex 3D structures; microsystem mechanics; microstructure evolution (sub structuring, patterning, self-organization);
  • Novel experimental methods: full field measurements across the scales (DIC, GDIC, IDIC); various in-situ mechanical tests (integrated with different microscopic visualization methods); small-scale testing for characterizing the fine scale.

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    Profiles

    Photo of W.A.M. (Marcel) Brekelmans

    W.A.M. (Marcel) Brekelmans

    Person: OWP : University Teacher / Researcher

    19672012

    Projects

    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.

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    Efficient modelling of delamination growth using adaptive isogeometric continuum shell elements

    Adams, C., Fagerström, M. & Remmers, J., 1 Jan 2020, In : Computational Mechanics. 65, 1, p. 99-117 19 p.

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    Experimental characterization and modeling of the mechanical behavior of brittle 3D printed food

    Jonkers, N., van Dommelen, J. A. W. H. & Geers, M. G. D., Aug 2020, In : Journal of Food Engineering. 278, August 2020, 11 p., 109941.

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    Equipment

    Discrete Mould

    Marc G.D. Geers (Manager)

    Mechanics of Materials

    Facility/equipment: Equipment

    Marciniak

    Marc G.D. Geers (Manager)

    Mechanics of Materials

    Facility/equipment: Equipment

  • Prizes

    Best MSc Thesis Award of 2018

    Tijmen Vermeij (Recipient), 29 Jul 2019

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

    Dorothy Hoffman Travel Award, 48th AVS Symposium, San Francisco

    Johan P.M. Hoefnagels (Recipient), 2001

    Prize: OtherScholarshipsScientific

    Fellow of the European Mechanics Society

    Marc G.D. Geers (Recipient), 9 Jul 2012

    Prize: OtherFellowships & membershipsScientific

  • Activities

    • 7 Contributed talk

    25th FISITA Congres: Part 4 "Safety", Beijing, China, October 17-21, 1994, Beijing China

    J. Wismans (Speaker)
    21 Oct 1994

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

    4e Nat. Symp. Spoedeisende Medische Hulpverlening en Rampenbestrijding, Utrecht, 10 December 1993

    J. Wismans (Speaker)
    10 Dec 1993

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

    Congres Verkeers(on)veiligheid, Nederlandse Stichting Whiplash Patienten (NSWP), 13 oktober 1993, Utrecht, Nederland

    J. Wismans (Speaker)
    13 Oct 1993

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

    Press / Media

    Research areas

    Aerospace

    Aldo Brinkman (Content manager)

    Impact: Research Topic/Theme (at group level)

    Automotive

    Aldo Brinkman (Content manager)

    Impact: Research Topic/Theme (at group level)

    Energy

    Aldo Brinkman (Content manager)

    Impact: Research Topic/Theme (at group level)