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Research profile

Lei Liu is a PhD Candidate in the Mechanics of Materials (MoM) group, Department of Mechanical Engineering. He is working on "Multi-phase interfacial models for multi-phase steels", supervised by Dr. Varvara Kouznetsova, Prof. Marc Geers and Dr. Johan Hoefnagels, meanwhile with external supervision from Dr. Francesco Maresca, University of Groningen (RUG). The main goal of his PhD project is to develop a generic class of multi-phase (MP) interfacial models for MP steels, in particular dual-phase (DP) steels, after properly undertsanding the interface deformation and damage mechanisms. A two-scale interfacial modelling strategy is to be adopted, where each typical MP interface is represented by one dedicated volume element, such that a relatively cheap interface description with sufficient accuracy can be obtained in an efficient manner at the coarse microscale. Other research interests include novel homogenization techniques for complex applications, and analysis and design of metamaterials.

Academic background

Lei Liu obtained his BEng degree (with distiction) in Weapon System and Engineering from Nanjing University of Science and Technology (NJUST), Nanjing, China, 2015, with main focus on explosive mechanics. After one-year industry experience on algorithm design, he continued his education study, and obtained his Honors MSc degree (cum laude) in Mechanical Engineering from Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), Eindhoven, the Netherlands, 2018, with main focus on computational mechanics. For his first MSc internship, he was working on "Homogenization and multi-scale analysis towards double-negative metamaterials", in the Mechanics of Materials (MoM) group of Prof. Marc Geers. For his second MSc internship, he visited the Structural Impact Laboratory (SIMLab) of Prof. Magnus Langseth, in Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway, and was working on "Low-cost mesoscopic modelling and analysis for aluminium foams". For his MSc final project, he developed "A general homogenization method for metamaterial panels", supervised by Dr. Varvara Kouznetsova and Ir. Ashwin Sridhar, in MoM group.

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Underwater explosions Engineering & Materials Science
Simultaneous Localization and Mapping Mathematics
Projectile Mathematics
Fluid structure interaction Engineering & Materials Science
Motion Planning Mathematics
Metamaterials Engineering & Materials Science
Detonation Engineering & Materials Science
Projectiles Engineering & Materials Science

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Research Output 2017 2018

  • 7 Citations
  • 3 Article
  • 1 Conference contribution
1 Citation (Scopus)
1 Downloads (Pure)

A collision-free motion planning method by integrating complexity-reduction SLAM and learning-based artificial force design

Liu, L., Guo, R. & Wu, J., 1 Feb 2018, In : Robotics and Autonomous Systems. 100, Februari 2018, p. 132-149 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Simultaneous Localization and Mapping
Motion Planning
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)
Motion planning
Ion exchange
4 Citations (Scopus)
69 Downloads (Pure)

Homogenized enriched continuum analysis of acoustic metamaterials with negative stiffness and double negative effects

Sridhar, A., Liu, L., Kouznetsova, V. G. & Geers, M. G. D., 1 Oct 2018, In : Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids. 119, p. 104-117 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
2 Citations (Scopus)

Full-field peak pressure prediction of shock waves from underwater explosion of cylindrical charges

Liu, L., Guo, R., Gao, K. & Zeng, M. C., 1 Aug 2017, In : Propellants, Explosives, Pyrotechnics. 42, 8, p. 912-920 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Underwater explosions
Shock waves
Pressure distribution

Influence of the embedded structure on the efp formation of compact terminal sensitive projectile

Boyang, X., Rongzhong, L., Rui, G., Liang, C., Hao, Z., Yongliang, Y. & Lei, L., 1 Jan 2017, Proceedings - 30th International Symposium on Ballistics, BALLISTICS 2017. DEStech publications, Vol. 2. p. 1593-1598 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

Fluid structure interaction