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Proposition 9, appended to the Thesis Multiscale and Probabilistic Modeling of Micro Electromechanical Systems by Clemens V. Verhoosel, 12 October 2009:

“A numerical method deserves the stamp ‘robust’ when an overnight computation can be combined with a good night’s rest.”

Research profile

Clemens Verhoosel is an Associate Professor in the section Energy Technology and Fluid Dynamics at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). His main interest is the development of numerical methods for engineering applications in solid mechanics, fluid dynamics, and fluid-structure interactions. Clemens’ research focuses in particular on the development and application of isogeometric analysis (IGA), a novel analysis paradigm that aims at the unification of the fields of computer aided design (CAD) and finite element analysis (FEA).

Clemens’ current research focuses on scan-based immersed isogeometric analysis, an analysis paradigm that enables the simulation of complex volumetric domains directly based on scan data. Compared to traditional finite element methods, using this methodology, meshing and geometry clean-up operations can be eliminated from the analysis work flow, resulting in a substantial time reduction of the design-through-analysis cycle. The developed scan-based analysis workflow has been applied successfully for the prediction of the material integrity of micro-structural trabecular bone, and for the prediction of fluid-flow properties in micro-porous materials.

Academic background

Clemens Verhoosel obtained his MSc (with honors) from the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering at Delft University of Technology in 2005. His Master’s degree was complemented with successful participation in the TU Delft Honors Track program. In 2009, Clemens was awarded his PhD degree at TU Delft with the cum laude distinction. In 2009 and 2010 Clemens held a post-doctoral position at the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin, where he conducted pioneering work on isogeometric failure analysis. As of 2010, Clemens holds the position of associate professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology, where in 2011 he was awarded with a prestigious personal VENI grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). Clemens’ research interests are reflected in his teaching, in particular in the Advanced Discretization Techniques course (Isogeometric Analysis) and the Scientific Computing for Mechanical Engineeering course. Clemens is an active contributor to the open source Python-based (isogeometric) finite elment toolkit Nutils (www.nutils.org).

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General manager of the Engineering Mechanics Graduate School (2018-present)

Partners in (semi-)industry

Evalf computing (http://evalf.com)


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