Professor Harm Askes
Professor of Computational Mechanics
Head of Interdisciplinary Engineering
Department of Civil and Structural Engineering
Sir Frederick Mappin Building
Mappin Street, Sheffield, S1 3JD
Telephone: +44 (0) 114 222 5769
Fax: +44 (0) 114 222 5700
Room: D08 - George Porter Building
My research helps to make structures safer, more efficient, and more resilient.
Professor Harm Askes
Harm's research interests are concerned with modelling the behaviour of engineering structures and materials. He develops simulation tools to emulate this behaviour, allowing predictions that would be impossible through physical testing. This helps in making structures safer, more efficient, and more resilient.
His two main themes are:
- Critical time step estimates for use in explicit time integrators.
- Penalty methods in dynamics to enforce constraint conditions.
Mechanics of Materials:
- Wave propagation through micro-structured materials.
- Gradient-enriched continuum theories.
In his free time, Harm enjoys reading comics and modern European history, cooking and running. He has published one novel (in Dutch) and has been a life-long fan of AFC Ajax 1981-1987, 1993-2004 and 2009-2014
Short bio (all Sheffield unless indicated otherwise):
- 2017-present: Head of Interdisciplinary Engineering
- 2013: DEng higher doctorate
- 2009-2017: Head of the Department of Civil and Structural Engineering
- 2004-present: Professor of Computational Mechanics
- 1999-2004: Assistant Professor, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
- 1995-1999: Research Assistant (PhD 2000), Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
- 1993-1994: Philosophy studies, University of Leiden, Netherlands
- 1992-1993: Psychology studies, University of Leiden, Netherlands
- 1990-1995: Civil Engineering studies (MSc 1995), Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
- Bipenalty method for time domain computational dynamics. Proceedings of the Royal Society A, 466, 1389-1408.
- Stress concentrations in fractured compact bone simulated with a special class of anisotropic gradient elasticity. International Journal of Solids and Structures, 47(9), 1099-1107.
- Adaptive element-free Galerkin method applied to the limit analysis of plates. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 199(37-40), 2487-2496. View this article in WRRO
- Error estimation and adaptivity for discontinuous failure. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 78, 528-563.
- Coupled-volume multi-scale modelling of quasi-brittle material. European Journal of Mechanics - A/Solids, 27, 302-327.
- Four simplified gradient elasticity models for the simulation of dispersive wave propagation. Philosophical Magazine, 88, 3415-3443.