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

Research profile

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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Research Output 1999 2019

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access

Computational homogenization of acoustic metamaterials towards emergent generalized continua

Sridhar, A., 17 Jan 2019, Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. 147 p.

Research output: ThesisPhd Thesis 1 (Research TU/e / Graduation TU/e)Academic

Open Access

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Band Gap

From acoustic metamaterials to metafoams: a computational multi-scale approach

Lewinska, M., 27 Nov 2019, (Accepted/In press) Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven.

Research output: ThesisPhd Thesis 1 (Research TU/e / Graduation TU/e)Academic

Model reduction in computational homogenization for transient heat conduction

Waseem, A., Heuze, T., Stainier, L., Geers, M. & Kouznetsova, V., 18 Sep 2019, In : Computational Mechanics.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Transient Heat Conduction
Homogenization method
Homogenization Method
Model Reduction
Heat conduction

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