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dr.ir. V.T. Meinders (Timo)

Director Business Development Faculty ET

About Me

I studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Twente, and hold a PhD in Nonlinear Solid Mechanics. My main research expertise is in the field of finite element simulation of sheet metal forming processes; i.e. development of advanced numerical algorithms, material modeling, springback, anisotropic damage and multi-scale friction modeling.

Currently, I am director Business Development at the faculty of Engineering Technology and I coordinate the Professional Doctorate in Engineering programme at the University of Twente.

I am actively involved in Industry 4.0/Smart Industry related topics, such as Advanced Manufacturing, Additive Manufacturing and Digital Twins. I am active in the Smart Industry network at European level (EFFRA), national level (NWA, HTSM) and regional level (BOOST, Camino). At the University of Twente I have a broad network of researchers that work at Smart Industry topics (Supply chain, Production Management, Advanced Manufacturing, Sensor Technology, Digital Twinning, Virtual Reality, Product life cycle management, business modeling etc)  

If you are looking for collaboration with the UT in the field of Smart Industry, do not hesitate to contact me!

Expertise

Friction
Steel
Metal Forming
Sheet Metal
Boron
Friction
Steel
Plasticity

Research

I am actively involved in Industry 4.0/Smart Industry related topics, such as Advanced Manufacturing, Additive Manufacturing and Digital Twins.

I am active in the Smart Industry network at European level (EFFRA), national level (NWA, HTSM) and regional level (BOOST). At the University of Twente I have a broad network of researchers that work at Smart Industry topics (Supply chain, Production Management, Advanced Manufacturing, Sensor Technology, Digital Twinning, Virtual Reality, Product life cycle management, business modeling etc)  

I hold a PhD in Nonlinear Solid Mechanics, with expertise in the fields of material modeling, friction modeling, FEA, and algorithm development.

Publications

Recent
Eller, T., Greve, L., Andres, M. T., Medricky, M., Geijselaers, H. J. M., Meinders, V. T., & van den Boogaard, A. H. (2016). The softened heat-affected zone in resistance spot welded tailor hardened boron steel: a material model for crash simulation. In International Conference on Impact Loading of Structures and Materials (ICILSM) (pp. -). Turin.
Torkabadi, A., Meinders, V. T., & van den Boogaard, A. H. (2016). On the nonlinear anelastic behaviour of AHSS. In R. Cardoso, E. De Souza Neto, J. M. A. César de Sá, & O. B. Adetoro (Eds.), NUMISHEET 2016: 10th International Conference and Workshop on Numerical Simulation of 3D Sheet Metal Forming Processes (pp. -). IOP Publishing. DOI: 10.1088/1742-6596/734/3/032100
Torkabadi, A., van Liempt, P., Meinders, V. T., & van den Boogaard, A. H. (2015). A constitutive model for the anelastic behavior of Advanced High Strength Steels. In COMPLAS - XIII International Conference on Computational Plasticity: fundamentals and applications (pp. 378-385). Barcelona: CIMNE.
Eller, T., Greve, L., Andres, M. T., Medricky, M., Meinders, V. T., & van den Boogaard, A. H. (2015). Identification of plasticity model parameters of the heat-affected zone in resistance spot welded martensitic boron steel. In J. Duflou, A. Leacock, F. Micari, & H. Hagenah (Eds.), Sheet Metal 2015 (pp. 369-376). (Key engineering materials; Vol. 639). Erlangen-Nürnberg: Trans Tech Publications. DOI: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.639.369
Eller, T., Greve, L., Andres, M. T., Medricky, M., Hatscher, A., Meinders, V. T., & van den Boogaard, A. H. (2014). Plasticity and fracture modeling of quench-hardenable boron steel with tailored properties. Journal of materials processing technology, 214(6), 1211-1227. DOI: 10.1016/j.jmatprotec.2013.12.015
Hol, J., Wiebenga, J. H., Dane, C., Meinders, V. T., & van den Boogaard, A. H. (2014). A software solution for advanced friction modeling applied to sheet metal forming. In H. Sfar, & A. Maillard (Eds.), IDDRG 2014 - Innovations for the sheet metal industry (pp. 344-349). Paris.
Eller, T., Greve, L., Andres, M., Medricky, M., Meinders, T., & van den Boogaard, T. (2014). Identification of plasticity model parameters of the heat-affected zone in resistance spot welded martensitic boron steel. In 7th Forming Technology Forum: warm and hot forming (pp. 55-62). Enschede.
Meinders, V. T., Hol, J., & van den Boogaard, A. H. (2014). Boundary and Mixed Lubrication Friction Modeling under forming process conditions. In J. W. Yoon, & T. B. Stoughton (Eds.), Numisheet 2014: The 9th international conference and workshop on numerical simulation of 3D sheet metal forming processes (pp. 912-917). Melbourne: AIP.

UT Research Information System

Education

I teached several courses on nonlinear solid mechanics and Finite Element Analysis, on Bachelor ,Masters and Postmaster level.

Currently I am the coordinator of the PDEng programmes at the University of Twente.

The Professional Doctorate in Engineering (PDEng) is a 2-year post-master technological design programme that combines academic research in an industrial context with taught modules in a range of related subjects. A challenging and innovative technological design project, defined by and carried out at the client, is the focal point of the programme. The education part at the UT has both a broadening and in-depth character, with ample attention for professional development. The trainee will be educated as a specialist capable to solve the stated design problem.  After successful completion of the programme, the trainee receives the certified degree PDEng.

Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst Complex (building no. 20), room C209
De Horst 2
7522LW  Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst Complex  C209
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

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