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Mr Melle Gruppelaar
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  • Post Graduate Teaching Assistant
  • Dept of Mechanical Engineering
  • Faculty of Engineering Science
Full time PhD student within the Mechanical Engineering department, under supervision of Dr. PJ Tan and Dr. Eral Bele. My research involves the simulation of the fracture process in lattice materials using the FE package ABAQUS. I hold a Master's degree from the University of Coimbra, Portugal, and previously worked as a FE analyst.
Research Summary
Research on the fracture of lattice materials, involving:
- Material and geometric nonlinear FEA using ABAQUS
- Fracture mechanics & mechanisms
- Design of slender structures
- Experimental characterization of material properties
Teaching Summary

Departmental Abaqus software support PGTA

(2020 - ) Departmental tutor & software support (ABAQUS)

(2020 - ) Elasticity and Plasticity - (ABAQUS consultation)

(2019-2021) Engineering Dynamics - Tutorial and QA sessions
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