• 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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Plasticity Engineering & Materials Science
Delamination Engineering & Materials Science
plastic properties Physics & Astronomy
Microstructure Engineering & Materials Science
Cracks Engineering & Materials Science
Mechanics Engineering & Materials Science
homogenizing Physics & Astronomy
microstructure Physics & Astronomy

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Research Output 1963 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

Steel
Toughening
steels
Lasers
Crack propagation
1 Citation (Scopus)
1 Downloads (Pure)

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 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
traction
phase contrast
shear
microstructure
edge dislocations

Active contamination control for high-tech equipment and substrates: particle generation

Homayoun, M. R., 23 Oct 2019, Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven.

Research output: ThesisPd Eng Thesis

Open Access
File

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

metal sheets
electron microscopes
deep drawing
tensile tests
travel

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

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

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)