In this symposium 4 professors Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science of the TU/e (Eindhoven), TUD (Delft), Universiteit Twente and RWTH Aachen will give a presentation on recent developments in their research groups in the fields of simulation based Engineering, including the role of materials.

This concerns modeling, simulation, design and the experimental verification at different length scales, whereby the role of the underlying materials is particularly highlighted. Much of the research is done as indirect or direct support for industrial needs.

The program includes a Lab Market, where the Multiscale lab will open his doors and demonstrate modern experimental capabilities at the TU/e that are used in support of the simulation based activities. This lab allows for quantitative in-situ microscopic measurements during deformation and mechanical characterization of a broad class of materials, structures, MEMS, etc. on a wide range of length scales. It therefore constitutes the main source for all experimental research on various mechanical aspects of materials within the range of 10-9-10-2m.

13:30 – 13:45 Registration / coffee
13:45 – 13:50 Welcome and opening (Ir. Evert Rietdijk)
13:50 – 14:20 Prof. Dr. Ir. Marc Geers – TU/e – “Scale transition approaches in mechanics of materials”
14:20 – 14:50 Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefanie Reese – RWTH – “Scale transitions by means of model reduction – applications in production technology and biomechanics”
14:50 – 15:00 Coffee break
15:00 – 15:30 Prof. Dr. rer.-nat Stefan Luding – UTwente – “Multiscale modeling of particle-systems”
15:30 – 16:00 Prof. Dr. Sybrand van der Zwaag – TUD – “Designing new steels to improve car crash resistance: combining metallurgy, micro-mechanics and physics”
16:00 – 16:15 Round up and closure (Ir. Grardus Oosterhout)
16:15 – 17:45 Multiscale Lab Tour


Prof. Dr. Ir. Marc Geers, TU/e; Prof. Dr. Sybrand van der Zwaag, TUD; Prof. Dr. rer.-nat. S. Luding, Universiteit Twente; Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefanie Reese, RWTH Aachen University


Zwarte Doos, TU/e campus, Eindhoven



Regio Zuid

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CONTACT Dr. Ir. Edo Aneke, tel. +49 (172) 8997 216, e-mail Ir. Evert Rietdijk, tel. 06-21211686, e-mail

Program Symposium Multi scale modeling

Poster Symposium Multi scale modeling