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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 Assistant 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 assistant 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).

Affiliated with

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

Partners in (semi-)industry

Evalf computing (http://evalf.com)

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Research Output 2005 2019

42 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
124 Citations (Scopus)

An isogeometric analysis approach to gradient damage models

Verhoosel, C. V., Scott, M. A., Hughes, T. J. R. & Borst, de, R., 2011, In : International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering. 86, 1, p. 115-134

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Isogeometric Analysis
Higher Order
Finite Element
120 Citations (Scopus)

An isogeometric approach to cohesive zone modeling

Verhoosel, C. V., Scott, M. A., Borst, de, R. & Hughes, T. J. R., 2011, In : International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering. 87, 1-5, p. 336-360 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Cohesive Zone
448 Citations (Scopus)

A phase-field description of dynamic brittle fracture

Borden, M. J., Verhoosel, C. V., Scott, M. A., Hughes, T. J. R. & Landis, C. M., 2012, In : Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering. 217-220, p. 77-95 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Brittle fracture
Equations of motion
Dynamic models
Materials properties
79 Citations (Scopus)

Computational homogenization for adhesive and cohesive failure in quasi-brittle solids

Verhoosel, C. V., Remmers, J. J. C., Gutierrez, M. A. & Borst, de, R., 2010, In : International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering. 83, 8-9, p. 1155-1179

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review



NWO Veni Award : Efficient modelling of bone fractures

Clemens Verhoosel (Recipient), 2011

Recognition: NWOVeniScientific

Numerical methods

Student theses

A mesh refinement-based algorithm for the improvement of the condition number of the finite cell method

Author: Wong, W., 31 Aug 2015

Supervisor: Verhoosel, C. (Supervisor 1), van Brummelen, E. (Supervisor 2) & van Zwieten, G. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

Capillary flow in porous media using phase-field modelling and the finite cell method

Author: Smit, T., 31 Oct 2013

Supervisor: Verhoosel, C. (Supervisor 1), Shokrpour, M. (External person) (External coach), van Zwieten, G. (Supervisor 2) & van Brummelen, E. (Coach)

Student thesis: Master

Goal-adaptive isogeometric analysis with hierarchical splines

Author: Kuru, G., 28 Feb 2013

Supervisor: Verhoosel, C. (Supervisor 1), van der Zee, K. (Supervisor 1) & van Brummelen, E. (Supervisor 1)

Student thesis: Master

Het modelleren van discrete scheurvorming

Author: Schoenmakers, S., 31 Oct 2013

Supervisor: Suiker, A. (Supervisor 1), Salet, T. (Supervisor 2) & Verhoosel, C. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master