• Postbus 513

    5600 MB Eindhoven


  • Alice van Litsenburg, A.J.J.T.Litsenburg@tue.nl

    +31 (0)40 247 4060


Introductie / missie

We aim to develop and innovate the scientific tools to understand, describe, predict and optimize the mechanical response of industrially relevant materials and products.

Highlighted phrase

Substantially increasing predictive power.

Over de organisatie

The scientific research activities in the Mechanics of Materials group concentrate on the experimental analysis, theoretical understanding and predictive modelling of a range of problems in materials engineering at different length scales, which emerge from the physics and the mechanics of the underlying multi-material microstructure.
The program aims for a substantial increase of the predictive power, thereby optimizing critical, state-of-the-art products and manufacturing processes in direct relation to the complex path-dependent loading history of different materials and their joining interfaces. A systematic and integrated numerical-experimental approach is adopted for this purpose. Within the group’s research scope, the research program entails:

  • Novel theoretical & fundamental insights in the structure-property relations of materials: metals, composites, hybrid materials, ceramics, paper, textiles;
  • Novel computational methods: multi-scale methods; computational damage & fracture mechanics; improved and enriched constitutive models;
  • Novel materials/microstructures: materials in miniaturization; interface mechanics for complex 3D structures; microsystem mechanics; microstructure evolution (sub structuring, patterning, self-organization);
  • Novel experimental methods: full field measurements across the scales (DIC, GDIC, IDIC); various in-situ mechanical tests (integrated with different microscopic visualization methods); small-scale testing for characterizing the fine scale.

Vingerafdruk Duik in de onderzoeksthema's waar Mechanics of Materials actief is. Deze onderwerplabels komen voort uit het werk van deze leden van de organisatie. Samen vormen ze een unieke vingerafdruk.

Plasticity Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
Delamination Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
plastic properties Fysica en Astronomie
Microstructure Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
Cracks Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
Mechanics Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
homogenizing Fysica en Astronomie
microstructure Fysica en Astronomie

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Onderzoeksoutput 1963 2020

Efficient modelling of delamination growth using adaptive isogeometric continuum shell elements

Adams, C., Fagerström, M. & Remmers, J., 1 jan 2020, In : Computational Mechanics. 65, 1, blz. 99-117

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

Open Access
Shell Element
Isogeometric Analysis
1 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
Thermal load
Grain boundaries

Laser-induced toughening inhibits cut-edge failure in multi-phase steel

Hoefnagels, J. P. M., Du, C. & Cem Tasan, C., 1 mrt 2020, In : Scripta Materialia. 177, blz. 79-85 7 blz.

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

Crack propagation


Discrete Mould

Marc G.D. Geers (Manager)

Mechanics of Materials

Uitrusting/faciliteit: Uitrusting


Marc G.D. Geers (Manager)

Mechanics of Materials

Uitrusting/faciliteit: Uitrusting

metal sheets
electron microscopes
deep drawing
tensile tests


Best MSc Thesis Award of 2018

Tijmen Vermeij (Ontvanger), 29 jul 2019

Prijs: AndersWerk, activiteit of publicatie gerelateerde prijzen (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Wetenschappelijk

Dorothy Hoffman Travel Award, 48th AVS Symposium, San Francisco

Johan P.M. Hoefnagels (Ontvanger), 2001

Prijs: AndersBeurzenWetenschappelijk

Fellow of the European Mechanics Society

Marc G.D. Geers (Ontvanger), 9 jul 2012

Prijs: AndersFellowships & membershipsWetenschappelijk


Activiteiten 1992 1994

  • 7 Aangemelde presentatie

25th FISITA Congres: Part 4 "Safety", Beijing, China, October 17-21 , 1994, Beijing China

J. Wismans (Spreker)
21 okt 1994

Activiteit: Types gesprekken of presentatiesAangemelde presentatieWetenschappelijk

4e Nat. Symp. Spoedeisende Medische Hulpverlening en Rampenbestrijding, Utrecht, 10 December 1993

J. Wismans (Spreker)
10 dec 1993

Activiteit: Types gesprekken of presentatiesAangemelde presentatieWetenschappelijk

Congres Verkeers(on)veiligheid, Ned. Stichting Whiplash Patienten (NSWP), Utrecht, 13 okt. 1993

J. Wismans (Spreker)
13 okt 1993

Activiteit: Types gesprekken of presentatiesAangemelde presentatieWetenschappelijk


3rd Int Wkshop on Physics Based Material Models & Experimental Observations

Marc G.D. Geers


1 item van Media-aandacht

Pers / media: Vakinhoudelijk commentaar



Aldo Brinkman (Content manager)

Impact: Research Topic/Theme (at group level)


Aldo Brinkman (Content manager)

Impact: Research Topic/Theme (at group level)


Aldo Brinkman (Content manager)

Impact: Research Topic/Theme (at group level)


A computational study on the role of glide plane interaction on the dislocation behavior by means of the Peierls-Naborro model

Auteur: Garcia Rodriguez, A., 11 dec 2018

Begeleider: Bormann, F. (Afstudeerdocent 1) & Peerlings, R. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master