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Small scale, invisible phenomena can lead to an emergence of large scale effects with unprecedented impact

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Varvara Kouznetsova is an Associate Professor in Multi-scale Mechanics of Solids in the group Mechanics of Materials at the Mechanical Engineering Department of Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). In her research she aims to understand, predict and tailor structure-property-performance relations in natural, engineering and functional materials, based on the underlying microstructural fine scale phenomena leading to emerging behaviour at the macroscopic, application, scale.  

The focus is on fundamental and methodological development of multi-scale techniques applicable to various materials and related physical phenomena. These range from advanced high strength steels to metamaterials, and from the behavior of structural elements under static conditions to the wave propagation phenomena and the development of damage and fracture. 

Varvara Kouznetsova aims to bring multi-scale mechanics to a next level by focusing on the emergent multiscale behavior due to non-trivial interactions across different space and time scales. This may result in the development of new metamaterials with unprecedented properties, leading to the development of new technologies and devices. 

Academic background

Varvara Kouznetsova holds a degree in Applied Mathematics from Perm State Technical University, Russia, and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering fromTU/eFrom 2002 to 2009 she was a research fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Metals Research (NIMR) and the Materials innovation institute (M2i).

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Frequency domain boundary value problem analyses of acoustic metamaterials described by an emergent generalized continuum

Sridhar, A., Kouznetsova, V. G. & Geers, M. G. D., 1 Mar 2020, In : Computational Mechanics. 65, 3, p. 789-805 17 p.

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    Model reduction in computational homogenization for transient heat conduction

    Waseem, A., Heuze, T., Stainier, L., Geers, M. & Kouznetsova, V., 1 Jan 2020, In : Computational Mechanics. 65, 1, p. 249-266 18 p.

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    Computational homogenisation of acoustic metafoams

    Lewińska, M. A., Kouznetsova, V. G., van Dommelen, J. A. W. & Geers, M. G. D., 1 Sep 2019, In : European Journal of Mechanics. A, Solids. 77, 9 p., 103805.

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    Emergent subharmonic band gaps in nonlinear locally resonant metamaterials induced by autoparametric resonance

    Silva, P. B., Leamy, M. J., Geers, M. G. D. & Kouznetsova, V. G., 24 Jun 2019, In : Physical Review E. 99, 6, 14 p., 063003.

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    Student theses

    Analysis of the wave propagation in chains with various non-linear attached resonators

    Author: van Loon, T., 2 Jun 2016

    Supervisor: Kouznetsova, V. (Supervisor 1)

    Student thesis: Master

    Efficient micro-mechanical analysis based on reduced order modeling

    Author: Oude Vrielink, M., 30 Aug 2016

    Supervisor: Kouznetsova, V. (Supervisor 1) & van Tuijl, R. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

    Higher gradient homogenisation with enriched micro-intertial effects towards modelling hybridization effects in acoustic metamaterials

    Author: Grandia, D., 23 Mar 2017

    Supervisor: Sridhar, A. (Supervisor 1) & Kouznetsova, V. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

    Homogenization of shadow masks : an experimental and numerical study

    Author: van Binsbergen, B., 30 Sep 2003

    Supervisor: Geers, M. (Supervisor 1), Brekelmans, W. (Supervisor 2), Kouznetsova, V. (Supervisor 2), Voncken, R. (External person) (External coach) & van der Sluis, O. (External coach)

    Student thesis: Master

    Multi-scale computational homogenization of structured thin sheets

    Author: Coenen, E., 31 Dec 2006

    Supervisor: Kouznetsova, V. (Supervisor 1), Geers, M. (Supervisor 2), Brekelmans, W. (Supervisor 2), Massart, T. J. (External person) (Supervisor 2), Lopez Arteaga, I. (Supervisor 2) & Voncken, R. (External person) (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master