prof.dr.ir. A.H. van den Boogaard (Ton)

Vice-dean Research, Faculty Engineering Technology; Professor Nonlinear Solid Mechanics

About Me

Ever since my graduation I was involved in numerical modelling of the mechanical behaviour of structures and manufacturing processes. This field is a combination of (computational) mechanics, materials science, production technology and numerics.

Since 2011, I lead the group Nonlinear Solid Mechanics, and I became full professor in 2015. The main strength of this group is the simulation and optimization of forming processes.

Currently, I am


Engineering & Materials Science
Metal Forming
Sheet Metal
Physics & Astronomy
Plastic Properties

Ancillary Activities

    Associate editor Int. J. Material Forming


Main Research Interest
  • Numerical simulation of forming processes e.g. deepdrawing, incremental sheet forming, extrusion, rolling, cutting.
  • Stability of plastic deformation and stability of material models in FEM analysis (including mesh dependency, localization and convergence).
  • Optimization and robustness in forming processes.
  • Object Oriented Programming (finite element programs, mesh generation programs). The C++ framework FeaTure for Finite Element programming and a collection of C++ tensor classes are freely available.


Mirhosseini, S. , Perdahcioglu, E. S. , Soyarslan, C. , & van den Boogaard, T. (2022). Periodic homogenization in crystal plasticity: A comparative study between 3D and 2D. Paper presented at 25th International Conference on Material Forming, ESAFORM 2022, Braga, Portugal.
Cometa, A. , Geijselaers, H. J. M. , van den Boogaard, A. H., Wentink, D. J., Hol, C. W. J., & Jacobs, L. J. M. (2022). Experimental study on the mechanism of pinching in cold-rolling processes. Steel research international, 93(8), [2100812]. https://doi.org/10.1002/srin.202100812
Havinga, J., Sikkelbein, D. , & van den Boogaard, T. (2021). Process Linearization for Closed-Loop Control of Incremental Sheet Forming. IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 1157, [012090]. https://doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/1157/1/012090
Misiun, G., Ven, E. V. D., Langelaar, M. , Geijselaers, H., van Keulen, F. , Boogaard, T. V. D., & Ayas, C. (2021). Topology Optimization for additive manufacturing with distortion constraints. Computer methods in applied mechanics and engineering, 386, [114095]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cma.2021.114095

UT Research Information System


  • Nonlinear Solid Mechanics.
  • Nonlinear Material Mechanics (Post graduate course EM).
  • Mechanics of Large Deformations (Post graduate course EM).

Affiliated Study Programmes


Courses Academic Year  2022/2023

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Courses Academic Year  2021/2022

Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst Complex (building no. 20), room N130
De Horst 2
7522LW  Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst Complex  N130
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

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