Finished projects

Finished projects

Contact mechanics, friction and wear in semicrystalline polymers

To increase the lifetime of, and decrease the mechanical energy loss between relative moving parts, the study of contact mechanics is...

The effect of strain hardening on the scratch response

Surface quality is an important property for the newest products. Therefore, a high scratch resistance is required for these product. This...

The influence of shear on the settling velocity of a rigid particle in a viscoelastic fluid and on/near a fluid-fluid interface.

The goal of this graduation project is to create a numerical model of a rigid particle suspended in a viscoelastic fluid in a Couette flow...

The competition of aging and rejuvenation in static and cyclic fatigue of glassy polymers

Key elements of designing structural, load-bearing applications are price, weight and environmental footprint while still preserving its...

Applicability of the Pendant Drop Method for Complex Interfaces

Complex fluid-fluid interfaces can be found everywhere; not only do they give stability to foams and emulsions in consumer goods, foods,...

Long-term strength of ultra-sonic welds in thermoplastics

Ultrasonic welding is widely employed to create fast connections between polymer components. The hysteretic heating caused by a high...

Filler-enhanced crashworthiness of high performance composites

Energy absorption is an increasingly important function of structural materials as it is now an essential requirement in the design of...

Micro-indentation as a material characterization method

The goal of this project is to find a method for characterizing material from small-scale indentation. An advantage of this method is that...

Deformation kinetics of a process modelled foam

The goal is to obtain agreement between the stress-strain curves obtained from the simulations with stress-strain curves obtained from real...

Particles of varying size and shape in viscoelastic shear flow

In many applications particles can be found in flowing fluids, from air and blood to paints and pharmaceuticals. These fluids often display...