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Hans van Dommelen is Associate Professor of Micromechanics in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. His research interests are micromechanics of materials: structure-property relations for both mechanical and functional material behavior. He has a special interest in the physics of deformation of crystalline and heterogeneous materials. The research conducted by his group has applications ranging from nuclear fusion reactors to 3d printing and couples the functional properties to the (micro)structure of a material and the physical mechanisms within this microstructure. The tools used to achieve this coupling consist of microstructural modelling of representative parts of the structure, at which level the relevant physical processes can be included, and coupling of length scales via various homogenization techniques, in combination with experimental characterization.

Academic background

Hans van Dommelen studied Mechanical Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). Here, he received his PhD, on the subject of micromechanics of particle-modified semicrystalline polymers in 2003. From August 1999 until February 2000, he worked at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 2003 and 2004 he spent some time working at the Center for Applied Biomechanics of the University of Virginia. In 2010-2012, he was a visiting scientist at Cambridge University. In 2003, he was appointed as Assistant Professor at TU/e and since 2013 is Associate Professor in Micromechanics at TU/e.

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Graduate School on Engineering Mechanics

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Research Output

Micromechanical modeling of the elasto-viscoplastic bahavior of semi-crystalline polymers

Dommelen, van, J. A. W., Parks, D. M., Boyce, M. C., Brekelmans, W. A. M. & Baaijens, F. P. T., 2003, In : Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids. 51, 3, p. 519-541

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    Multi-scale mechanics of traumatic brain injury : predicting axonal strains from head loads

    Cloots, R. J. H., Dommelen, van, J. A. W., Kleiven, S. & Geers, M. G. D., 2013, In : Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology. 12, 1, p. 137-150 14 p.

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    Broadening the attenuation range of acoustic metafoams through graded microstructures

    Lewinska, M. A., van Dommelen, J. A. W. H., Kouznetsova, V. G. & Geers, M. G. D., 29 Sep 2020, In : Journal of Sound and Vibration. 483, 13 p., 115472.

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    An analytical approach to dynamic irregular tyre wear

    Author: Veen, J., 31 Aug 2007

    Supervisor: Besselink, I. (Supervisor 1), van Dommelen, J. (Supervisor 2), van der Steen, J. (External person) (Supervisor 2), van Benthem, H. (Supervisor 2) & Nijmeijer, H. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master


    Biomechanics of traumatic brain injury: influences of the morphologic heterogeneities of the cerebral cortex

    Author: Cloots, R., 31 Mar 2007

    Supervisor: Baaijens, F. (Supervisor 1), Geers, M. (Supervisor 2), van Dommelen, J. (Supervisor 2) & Peters, G. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

    Characterization and modeling of interfacial adhesion for semiconductor applications covering the full range of mode mixity

    Author: Thijsse, J., 30 Jun 2006

    Supervisor: Geers, M. (Supervisor 1), van Dommelen, J. (Supervisor 2), Luijten, C. (Supervisor 2), Hoefnagels, J. (Supervisor 2), van der Sluis, O. (External coach) & van Driel, W. (External coach)

    Student thesis: Master

    Computational plasticity for very large strains: a Eulerian approach

    Author: Dautzenberg, L., 30 Jun 2013

    Supervisor: Peerlings, R. (Supervisor 1), Geers, M. (Supervisor 2), van Dommelen, J. (Supervisor 2) & Hulsen, M. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

    Computational visco-plasticity for kinematically constrained crystals

    Author: van Dommelen, J., 31 Mar 1999

    Supervisor: Baaijens, F. (Supervisor 1) & Brekelmans, W. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master