Substantially increasing predictive power.
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:
Meet some of our Researchers
Hans van Dommelen
Olaf van der Sluis
Our most recent peer reviewed publications
Microstructural evolution and regeneration in neutron-irradiated tungsten monoblocksInternational Journal of Engineering Science (2019)
Lath martensite plasticity enabled by apparent sliding of substructure boundariesMaterials and Design (2019)
Using 3D-printed tungsten to optimize liquid metal divertor targets for flow and thermal stressesNuclear Fusion (2019)
Effects of intrinsic properties on fracture nucleation and propagation in swelling hydrogelsPolymers (2019)
Gradient-enhanced damage modeling in Kirchhoff–Love shellsComputer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering (2019)
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