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Harald van Brummelen is Full Professor and section leader of the Multiscale Engineering Fluid Dynamics Group at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). The MEFD chair was established in 2009 as one of the 3TU chairs within the Centre of Excellence for Multiscale Phenomena. The MEFD group focuses on the development, analysis and application of mathematical-physical models and advanced numerical techniques for multiscale flow problems in engineering applications, with particular emphasis on interface and free-boundary problems and auxiliary-field interactions.

Harald’s research interests include multiscale problems and techniques, free-boundary and interface problems, fluid-structure interaction kinetic models and the Boltzmann equation, moment-closure approximations and goal-oriented error estimation and adaptivity. Course material includes manufacturing technology, mechanical technology, robotics, vehicle technology and transport technology, aircraft and spacecraft, technical mechanics and fluid dynamics. 

Academic background

Harald van Brummelen received his MSc in Mechanical Engineering from Twente University of Technology in 1997, followed by a stint as a Doctoral researcher, Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Cluster, Centre for Mathematics and Computer Science, Amsterdam, ontaining his PhD in 2002. In 2001, he became a Postdoctoral fellow, Engineering Mechanics, Delft University of Technology, Department of Aerospace Engineering, and subsequently Assistant Professor, Engineering Mechanics, and Associate Professor in the Institute for Precision and Microsystems Engineering at the same University.

In 2009, Harald joined the TU/e as Full Professor, Centre for Analysis, Scientific computing and Applications and Full Professor, Multiscale Engineering Fluid Dynamic. In addition to his work at TU/e, he acts as Advisor at the Centre of Mathematics and Computer Science and Director of the Eindhoven Multiscale Institute. Harald is also an editorial board member for Coupled Systems Mechanics.

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Research Output 2001 2019

1 Citation (Scopus)
Boltzmann equation
Error analysis
Adaptive algorithms
18 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
Volume fraction
9 Citations (Scopus)

Mixed isogeometric finite cell methods for the stokes problem

Hoang, T., Verhoosel, C. V., Auricchio, F., van Brummelen, E. H. & Reali, A., 2017, In : Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering. 316, p. 400–423 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Boundary conditions
boundary conditions
1 Citation (Scopus)

Finite element simulation of pressure-loaded phase-field fractures

Singh, N., Verhoosel, C. V. & van Brummelen, E. H., 2018, In : Meccanica. 53, 6, p. 1513-1545 33 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Boundary conditions
6 Citations (Scopus)

Worst-case multi-objective error estimation and adaptivity

van Brummelen, E. H., Zhuk, S. & van Zwieten, G. J., 1 Jan 2017, In : Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering. 313, p. 723-743 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Error analysis

Student theses

A discontinuous Galerkin finite element moment method for the Boltzmann equation on unstructured grids

Author: Bajonero Canonico, E., 24 Nov 2016

Supervisor: van Brummelen, E. (Supervisor 1) & Abdelmalik, M. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

A discontinuous Galerkin method for multi-dimensional moment systems

Author: Wolf, M., 30 Sep 2015

Supervisor: van Brummelen, E. (Supervisor 1) & Abdelmalik, M. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master


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