Steyn Westbeek is a Doctoral Candidate in the Mechanics of Materials (MoM) research group at the Mechanical Engineering department of the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). His research is conducted within the AMSYSTEMS Center, an Innovation Centre by TNO and TU/e HTSC. Steyn is inspired by the promise of additive manufacturing (AM) for fabrication of ceramic products, and motivated by the current challenges to succesfully do so. His research focusses on the development of multi-physical and multi-scale simulation techniques for the AM process of ceramics (through vat photopolymerization). The intent of these numerical models is to facilitate prediction of optimal printing conditions and strategies to further the current state-of-the-art of ceramic AM.
Steyn Westbeek studied Mechanical Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), where he obtained his MSc degree in the Mechanics of Materials (MoM) group in 2016. During his studies, Steyn worked on various projects of a predominantly numerical nature. For example, during an internship at Fokker Landing Gear he helped with the development of a homogenized material model to efficiently simulate short fiber reinforced composites, followed by a graduation project at DAF Trucks aimed at predicting the high-cycle thermo-mechanical fatigue response of truck engines. After obtaining his master's degree, he was offered a PhD position at the research group Mechanics of Materials. In this doctorate study Steyn is working on the development of appropriate modeling techniques to simulate the additive manufacturing process of ceramic products through vat photopolymerization.
Modeling for particle filled 3D printingMate Poster Award 2019: 24th annual poster contest (2019)
Influence of particle shape in the additive manufacturing process for ceramicsComputers and Mathematics with Applications (2019)
Multiphysical modeling of the photopolymerization process for additive manufacturing of ceramicsEuropean Journal of Mechanics. A, Solids (2018)
Multiphysical modeling of the additive manufacturing process for ceramicsMate Poster Award 2017 : 22nd Annual Poster Contest (2017)
Multiphysics modeling of VAT photopolymerization for additive manufacturing of ceramics2017 Simulation for Additive Manufacturing, Sinam 2017 (2017)
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