• 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.

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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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Projects 2018 2022

Multi-phase interfacial models for multiphase steels

Geers, M., Foolen, R., Foolen, R., Geers, M., van der Avoird, M., van Oijen, J. & Liu, L.

1/07/1831/10/22

Project: Research direct

Research Output 1963 2019

1 Citation (Scopus)

A computational approach towards modelling dislocation transmission across phase boundaries

Bormann, F., Peerlings, R. H. J., Geers, M. G. D. & Svendsen, B., 30 May 2019, In : Philosophical Magazine. 99, 17, p. 2126–2151

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
traction
edge dislocations
phase contrast
shear
microstructure

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., Mar 2019, In : Experimental Mechanics. 59, 3, p. 295-308 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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

Equipment

Discrete Mould

Marc Geers (Manager)

Mechanics of Materials

Facility/equipment: Equipment

Marciniak

Marc Geers (Manager)

Mechanics of Materials

Facility/equipment: Equipment

metal sheets
electron microscopes
deep drawing
tensile tests
travel

Prizes

Best MSc Thesis Award of 2018

Tijmen Vermeij (Recipient), 29 Jul 2019

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

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

Johan Hoefnagels (Recipient), 2001

Recognition: OtherScholarshipsScientific

Fellow of the European Mechanics Society

Marc Geers (Recipient), 9 Jul 2012

Recognition: OtherFellowships & membershipsScientific

Mechanics

Activities 1992 1994

  • 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

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)

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