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
Olaf van der Sluis
Hans van Dommelen
Our most recent peer reviewed publications
Demonstrating the potential of accurate absolute cross-grain stress and orientation correlation using electron backscatter diffractionScripta Materialia (2019)
Towards acoustic metafoamsJournal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids (2019)
FFT-based interface decohesion modelling by a nonlocal interphaseAdvanced Modeling and Simulation in Engineering Sciences (2018)
A stabilization technique for coupled convection-diffusion-reaction equationsInternational Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering (2018)
Homogenized enriched continuum analysis of acoustic metamaterials with negative stiffness and double negative effectsJournal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids (2018)