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
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)
Mixed-mode cohesive zone parameters from integrated digital image correlation on micrographs onlyInternational Journal of Solids and Structures (2018)
FFT-based interface decohesion modelling by a nonlocal interphaseAdvanced Modeling and Simulation in Engineering Sciences (2018)
A projection-based model reduction strategy for the wave and vibration analysis of rotating periodic structuresComputational Mechanics (2018)