Ron H.J. Peerlings

  • 3861 Citaten
1993 …2019
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Persoonlijk profiel


“The mechanical response of a material is often governed by one particular process in the material’s microstructure, at one particular spatial scale. Being able to identify this process and capture it in a model which is as simple as possible is extremely rewarding scientifically as well as industrially.”

Research profile

Ron Peerlings is an Associate Professor in the Mechanics of Materials group of the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). He is involved in teaching and research in the field of mechanics of materials. His current research interests include micromechanics, micro-plasticity, structure–property relations, homogenisation, multiscale modelling, damage, fracture and enriched continua, as well as the computational methods associated with them. Most of his work has a theoretical/modelling nature, but always motivated by an industrial problem and often supported by experiments. Material systems he works on are advanced high-strength steels, composites and fibrous networks such as textiles and paper.

Academic background

Ron obtained his PhD in 1999 from TU/e. His advisors were René de Borst and Marcel Brekelmans. His PhD thesis is entitled `Enhanced damage modelling for fracture and fatigue'. The project was aimed at developing mathematically consistent Continuum Damage models, which do not suffer from pathological localization and mesh sensitivity. Ron became an Assistant Professor at TU/e in 2000 and an Associate Professor in 2007. From November 1999 until May 2000 Ron worked together with Prof. Norman Fleck at the Engineering Department of the University of Cambridge on enriched effective relations for heterogeneous elastic materials.

Affiliated with


  • Graduate School on Engineering Mechanics
  • Eindhoven Multiscale Institute
  • 4TU Research Centre High-Tech Materials 


Partners in (semi-)industry

  • Materials innovation institute M2i
  • Tata Steel
  • Océ
  • DSM

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  • 6 Vergelijkbare profielen
Plasticity Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
plastic properties Fysica en Astronomie
piles Fysica en Astronomie
homogenizing Fysica en Astronomie
Microstructure Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
Mechanics Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
Fibers Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
fibers Fysica en Astronomie

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Onderzoeksoutput 1993 2019

4 Citaties (Scopus)
79 Downloads (Pure)

Fracture in multi-phase materials: Why some microstructures are more critical than others

de Geus, T. W. J., Peerlings, R. H. J. & Geers, M. G. D., jan 2017, In : Engineering Fracture Mechanics. 169, blz. 354-370

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Open Access
10 Citaties (Scopus)
14 Downloads (Pure)

Explaining irreversible hygroscopic strains in paper: a multi-scale modelling study on the role of fibre activation and micro-compressions

Bosco, E., Peerlings, R. H. J. & Geers, M. G. D., 2015, In : Mechanics of Materials. 91, 1, blz. 76-91 19 blz.

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Chemical activation
28 Citaties (Scopus)
2 Downloads (Pure)

A multiscale quasicontinuum method for dissipative lattice models and discrete networks

Beex, L. A. A., Peerlings, R. H. J. & Geers, M. G. D., 2014, In : Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids. 64, 1, blz. 154-169

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Crystal defects
Crystal lattices
23 Citaties (Scopus)

Mechanics of dislocation pile-ups : a unification of scaling regimes

Scardia, L., Peerlings, R. H. J., Peletier, M. A. & Geers, M. G. D., 2014, In : Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids. 70, blz. 42-61 20 blz.

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residual stress
Residual stresses
762 Citaties (Scopus)
6 Downloads (Pure)

Gradient enhanced damage for quasi-brittle materials

Peerlings, R. H. J., Borst, de, R., Brekelmans, W. A. M. & Vree, de, J. H. P., 1996, In : International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering. 39, 19, blz. 3391-3403

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Brittle Materials
Constitutive models
Partial differential equations


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

Analytical homogenization of 3D printed unidirectional microstructures

Auteur: Deen, I., 26 mei 2016

Begeleider: Peerlings, R. (Afstudeerdocent 1) & van der Sluis, O. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master

An explanation for changes in subchondral bone during osteoarthritis

Auteur: van den Broek, P., 31 aug 2006

Begeleider: Huiskes, H. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Huyghe, J. (Afstudeerdocent 2), Peerlings, R. (Afstudeerdocent 2), Ruimerman, R. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & Wilson, W. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master

Buckling delamination in rollable displays

Auteur: Panis, M., 31 mrt 2005

Begeleider: Veenendaal, E. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Bouten, P. C. (Externe persoon) (Afstudeerdocent 2) & Peerlings, R. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master

Characterisation of interfacial strength of low-k dielectric materials used in ICs

Auteur: Kouters, M., 31 aug 2006

Begeleider: Geers, M. (Afstudeerdocent 1), den Toonder, J. (Afstudeerdocent 2), Peerlings, R. (Afstudeerdocent 2), van Hal, B. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & van Silfhout, R. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master