Every fall all members of the Graduate School gather at the annual Engineering Mechanics symposium. This two day symposium revolves around four themes that are selected based on contemporary trends and challenges in the field. The symposium is comprised of a plenary opening lecture (Koiter lecture), thematic workshops with semi-plenary lectures by invited PhD candidates, poster presentations by all PhD members, and a plenary closing lecture by the Biezeno awardee.

Upcoming symposium

26th Engineering Mechanics Symposium

October 30 – 31, 2023Hotel Papendal, Arnhem
Koiter LecturerProf. Dr. Ernst Rank
Green mechanics
Advanced Discretization and Solution Techniques
Downloads (*)Preliminary Program
Template EM Poster pptx
Template EM Poster LaTeX

Past symposia

25th Engineering Mechanics Symposium

October 25 -26, 2022Hotel Papendal, Arnhem
Koiter lecturerProf. Michael Ortiz
WorkshopsMachine learning
Molecular and particle-based mechanics
Additive manufacturing
Material and structural health monitoring
Downloads (*) Symposiumbook HQ (115mb)
Symposiumbook (49mb)
Final Programme
Poster Contest
Florian Brunner (RuG) – Predictive modelling of liquid metal induced fracture in Fe-based alloys
Joep Storm (TUD) – Mesh-based surrogate for FE2 microstructure simulations
Yannick Buser ( UT) – Inducttion Heating of UD c/PAEK. What thermography can teach us about eddy currents
Dennis König (TUe) – Micromechanical characterization of Zinc coatings and high entropy alloys (Next-Coat)
Phd Presentation ContestVarun Shah (RUG) – Unravelling the atomic scale interaction of H with
dislocations in iron
Luca Palmeira Belotti (TU/e) – On the anisotropy of wire arc additively manufactured parts
Tijmen Vermeij (TU/e) – Unraveling plasticity and damage in multi-phase steels through dedicated integrated “2D” experimental-numerical testing
Lei Zhang (RUG) – Atomistic fracture in bcc iron revealed by active
training of machine learning potential
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24th Engineering Mechanics Symposium

Part One

October 26, 2021Hotel Papendal, Arnhem
Koiter lecturerProf. Katia Bertoldi, Harvard University
Downloads(*)Symposiumbook_Webversion (15 MB)
Final Program_Oct 26
Poster ContestLei Liu (TUe) – A multi-scale framework towards prediction of the martensite/ferrite interface damage initiation
Alva Bechlenberg (RuG) – The Ocean Grazer – Simulating complex interactions and nonlinear behaviours of a dense wave energy converter array
Juan Esteban Alvarez Naranjo (UT) – Thermo-mechanical modelling of polymer sintering
Andrea Cupertino (TUD) – High-Q spiderweb nanomechanical resonators by Bayesian optimization

November 2, 2021 Online
Engineering Dynamics: From Nano to Giga
High-performance computing
Downloads(*)Final Program_Nov 2
Phd Presentation Contest
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23rd Engineering Mechanics symposium

October 27 – 28, 2020Online
Koiter lecturerProf. E. Kuhl, Stanford University
Workshop topicsPhysics-based Learning
Experimental mechanics
Failure mechanics
Multi-scale mechanics
Downloads (*)Symposiumbook (web version, 5 MB)

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22nd Engineering Mechanics symposium

October 22 – 23, 2019Papendal
Koiter lecturerProf. M. Amabili, Mc Gill University, Montreal, Canada
Workshop topicsDynamics, Vibrations, Acoustics
Advanced discretization and solution techniques
Additive manufacturing
Lightweight structures and materials
Downloads (*)Symposium book (web version, 16 MB)

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21st Engineering Mechanics symposium

October 23-24, 2018Papendal
Koiter lecturerProf. William Curtin
Workshop topicsModel reduction
Designer materials
Energy systems and materials
Model based sensing and instrumentation
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20th Engineering Mechanics symposium

October 23-25, 2017Papendal
Koiter lecturerProf. Zhigang Suo, University of Harvard
Workshop topicsProcessing and manufacturing
Accurate and fast computing
Fracture and damage mechanics
Non-linear dynamics

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19th Engineering Mechanics symposium

October 23-25, 2016Papendal
Koiter lecturerProf. Kurt Maute, University of Colorado
Workshop topicsOptimisation and additive manufacturing
Multi-physics and coupled problems
Experimental mechanics
Dynamics at the small scale

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