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The performance of engineered materials such as composites and 3D printed materials can be improved significantly, by studying the evolution of their complex microstructures using advanced numerical techniques.

Research profile

Joris Remmers is associate professor of Composite Materials with the research group Mechanics of Materials at the department of Mechanical Engineering. He is involved with the research on fiber reinforced composite materials and additive manufacturing, focusing on improving the mechanical properties of these products by investigating the relation between the manufacturing  process conditions, the microstructure of the materials, and the mechanical properties of the final structure. To this end he uses a variety of advanced numerical techniques to investigate these multi-physics phenomena across different length scales.

Academic background

Joris Remmers studied Aerospace Engineering at Delft University of Technology (TU Delft, the Netherlands) and obtained his MSc in 1998. In 2006, he obtained his PhD at the same university on the simulation of crack propagation in materials and structures by using the partition of unity method. In 2007 he became an assistant professor at the department of Mechanical Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e, the Netherlands). He currently is associate professor of Composite Materials with the research group Mechanics of Materials of the same department.

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Research Output 2001 2019

2 Citations (Scopus)

A numerical study on the effect of anisotropy on hydraulic fractures

Valliappan, V., Remmers, J. J. C., Barnhoorn, A. & Smeulders, D. M. J., Feb 2019, In : Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering. 52 , 2, p. 591-609 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
finite element method

Effects of intrinsic properties on fracture nucleation and propagation in swelling hydrogels

Ding, J., Remij, E. W., Remmers, J. J. C. & Huyghe, J. M., 1 May 2019, In : Polymers. 11, 5, 12 p., 926

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Crack propagation
1 Citation (Scopus)

Gradient-enhanced damage modeling in Kirchhoff–Love shells: application to isogeometric analysis of composite laminates

Pigazzini, M. S., Kamensky, D., van Iersel, D. A. P., Alaydin, M. D., Remmers, J. J. C. & Bazilevs, Y., 1 Apr 2019, In : Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering. 346, p. 152-179 28 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Partial differential equations

Influence of particle shape in the additive manufacturing process for ceramics

Westbeek, S., van Dommelen, J. A. W., Remmers, J. J. C. & Geers, M. G. D., 1 Oct 2019, In : Computers and Mathematics with Applications. 78, 7, p. 2360-2376

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

3D printers
Regular polygon

Shear response of 3D non-woven carbon fibre reinforced composites

Meza, L. R., Schormans, J. M. J., Remmers, J. J. C. & Deshpande, V. S., 1 Apr 2019, In : Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids. 125, p. 276-297 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

carbon fibers
Carbon fibers
strain hardening
fiber composites


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Student theses

Arbitrary crack propagation and nucleation in porous materials

Author: Remij, E., 31 Dec 2012

Supervisor: Pizzocolo, F. (Supervisor 1), Huyghe, J. (Supervisor 2), Remmers, J. (Supervisor 2) & Ito, K. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

Compressive failure of 2D woven composites: on kink band formation and its influencing parameters

Author: van den Brink, M., 31 Aug 2013

Supervisor: Geers, M. (Supervisor 1), Wilson, W. (Supervisor 2), Remmers, J. (Supervisor 2) & Govaert, L. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

Design of a quasi-passive exoskeleton for infantry combat operations and the evaluation of the impact performance of a novel intraply hybrid composite

Author: van Uem, E., 31 Aug 2015

Supervisor: Remmers, J. (Supervisor 1), Rensink, P. (External person) (External coach) & Woering, A. (External person) (External coach)

Student thesis: Master

Isogeometric finite cell analysis of woven composites

Author: Brandhof, S., 25 Aug 2016

Supervisor: Remmers, J. (Supervisor 1) & Verhoosel, C. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master