Prof. Thierry J. Massart

 

 
Université Libre de Bruxelles
Building, Architecture & Town Planning - CP 194/2
Avenue F.D. Roosevelt 50
B-1050 Brussels - Belgium

Email: thmassar ({at}) ulb.ac.be
Phone: +32.2-650.27.42
Fax: + 32.2-650.27.89

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Career

 

October 2013 -

Professor, Building, Architecture & Town Planning, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Brussels, Belgium

 

2011-2013

Marie Curie Fellow - Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowship for experienced researcher, Departement of Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics, McGill University, Montréal Canada

 

2011

Associate Professor, Building, Architecture & Town Planning, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Brussels, Belgium

 

2006-2011

Assistant Professor, Building, Architecture & Town Planning, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Brussels, Belgium

 

2003-2006

Post-doctoral researcher & teaching assistant, Building, Architecture & Town Planning, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Brussels, Belgium

 

2001-2003

PhD student, Eindhoven University of Technology, Materials Technology Department

 

1998-2003

PhD student & Teaching assistant, Building, Architecture & Town Planning, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Brussels, Belgium

 

Academic degrees

July 1995

Master in Civil Engineering, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Belgium

 

July 2001

Advanced Master in Applied Sciences, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Belgium

 

December 2003

PhD Thesis, Materials Technology department, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

'Multi-scale modelling of damage in masonry structures'

 

Research interests

Multi-scale modelling of damage and failure in civil engineering materials

Multi-scale modelling and coupled processes in geomaterials

Modelling of composite materials

Lightweight materials

Small scale plasticity in metals

 

  Main Publications

   Refereed Journal publications (reverse order)

 

 

  1. G. Pierreux, D. Van Hemelrijck, T.J. Massart

Automated RVE computations for evaluation of microdamage initiation in structural stitched non-crimp fabric composites, Journal of Composite Materials, In Press

 

  1. P. Samantray, R.H.J. Peerlings, E. Bosco, M.G.D. Geers, T.J. Massart, O. Rokos

Level set based extended finite element modelling of the response of fibrous networks under hygroscopic swelling, Journal of Applied Mechanics, 87(10), 2020, 101005

 

  1. A. Ghazi, C. Tiago, P. Berke, B. Sonon, T.J. Massart

Computed tomography-based modelling of the behaviour of closed cell metallic foams using a shell approximation, Materials & Design, 194C, 2020, 108866

 

  1. Z. Csati, N. Moës, T.J. Massart

A stable extended/generalized finite element method with Lagrange multipliers and explicit damage update for distributed cracking in cohesive materials, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 369, 2020, 113173

 

  1. Y. Larion, S. Zlotnik, T.J. Massart, P. Diez

Building a Certified Reduced Basis for Coupled Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical Systems with Goal-Oriented Error Estimation, Computational Mechanics, In Press

 

  1. B. Wintiba, S. Panier, D. Vasiukov, S.V. Lomov, K. Ehab Moustafa Kamel, T.J. Massart

Automated post-processing and conformal discretization of 3D woven composite CT scans with local fiber volume fraction control, Composite Structures, 248C, 2020, 112438

 

  1. L.I.W. Arnouts, T.J. Massart, N. De Temmerman, P.Berke

Multi-objective optimisation of deployable bistable scissor structures, Automation in Construction, 114, 2020, 103154

 

  1. L. Chen, L.A.A. Beex, P. Berke, T.J. Massart, S.P.A. Bordas

Generalized quasicontinuum modeling of metallic lattices with geometrical and material nonlinearity and variability, Computer Methods for Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 366, 2020, 112878

 

  1. A. Ghazi, C. Tiago, P. Berke, B. Sonon, T.J. Massart

Efficient computational modelling of closed cell metallic foams using a morphologically controlled shell geometry, International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, 168, 2020, 105298

 

  1. K. Ehab Moustafa Kamel, J.B. Colliat, P. Gérard, T.J. Massart

Comparison of advanced discretization techniques for image-based modelling of porous rocks, Acta Geotechnica, 15, 2020, 57-77

 

  1. N. Gopala Kilingar, K. Ehab Moustafa Kamel, B. Sonon, T.J. Massart, L. Noels

Computational generation of open-foam representative volume elements with morphological control using distance fields, European Journal of Mechanics A/ Solids, 78, 2019, 103847

 

  1. K. Ehab Moustafa Kamel, B.Sonon, T.J. Massart

An integrated approach for the discretization of inclusion-based complex heterogeneous materials, Computational Mechanics, 64(4), 2019, 1049-1071

 

  1. A. Ghazi, P. Berke, K. Ehab Moustafa Kamel, B. Sonon, C. Tiago, T.J. Massart

Multiscale computational modelling of closed cell metallic foams with detailed microstructural morphological control, International Journal of Engineering Science, 143, 2019, 92-114

 

  1. S. Depinoy, F. Strepenne, T.J. Massart, S. Godet, T. Pardoen

Interface toughening in multilayered systems through dissipative interlayers, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 130, 2019, 1-20

 

  1. H. Hernandez, T.J. Massart, R.H.J. Peerlings, M.G.D. Geers

Stabilization of Coupled Convection-Diffusion-Reaction Equations for Continuum Dislocation Transport, Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering, 27(5), 2019, 055009

 

  1. G. Pierreux, D. Van Hemelrijck, T.J. Massart

Automated generation of 3D orthogonal woven composites RVEs including yarn cross-section variations, Composite Science and Technology, 176, 2019, 90-102

 

  1. L.I.W. Arnouts, T.J. Massart, N. De Temmerman, P. Berke

Computational Design of bistable deployable structures: Trends and Challenges, Journal of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures, 60(1), 2019, 19-34  

 

  1. S. Depinoy, T.J. Massart, S. Godet, T. Pardoen, ‘On the mode I toughness of adhesive bonds exhibiting strain-softening and rehardening, International Journal of Solids and Structure, In Press.

 

  1. L. Arnouts, T.J. Massart, N. De Temmerman, P. Berke, ‘Computational modelling of the transformation of bistable scissor structures with geometrical imperfections’, Engineering Structures, 177, 2018, pp 409-420

 

  1. H. Hernandez, T.J. Massart, R.H.J. Peerlings, M.G.D. Geers, ‘A stabilization technique for coupled advection-diffusion-reaction systems’, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 116(1), 2018, pp 43-65

 

  1. G. Pierreux, D. Van Hemelrijck, L. Wu, T.J. Massart, ‘Evaluation of microdamage initiation in Z-pinned laminates by means of automated RVE computations’, Composite Structures, 206, 2018, pp 104-115

 

  1. P. Berke, T.J. Massart, Modelling of stirrups confinement effects in RC layered beam finite elements using a 3D yield criterion and transversal equilibrium constraints, International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials, 2018, pp 12-49

 

  1. M.A. Hashemi, T.J. Massart, B. François, Experimental Characterization of Clay-Sand Mixtures Treated with Lime, European Journal for Environmental and Civil Engineering, 22(8), 2018, pp 962-977

 

  1. T.J. Massart, B. Sonon, K. Ehab, L.H. Poh, G. Sun, ‘Level set-based generation of representative volume elements for the damage analysis of irregular masonry’, Meccanica, 53(7), 2018, pp 1737-1755

 

  1. B. Wintiba, B.Sonon, K. Ehab, T.J. Massart, ‘An automated procedure for the generation and conformal discretization of 3D woven composite RVEs’, Composite Structures, 180, 2017, pp 201-221

 

  1. M. Kazemi Hatami, T. Pardoen, G. Lacroix, P. Berke, P.J. Jacques, T.J. Massart, ‘Towards ultra-high ductility TRIP-assisted multiphase steels controlled by strain gradient plasticity effects’, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 98, 2017, pp 201-221

 

  1. H. Hernandez, T.J. Massart, R.H.J. Peerlings, M.G.D. Geers, ‘Towards an unconditionnally stable numerical scheme for continuum dislocation transport’, Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering, 23(8), 2015, 085013

 

  1. K. Karamanos, S.I. Mistakidis, T.J. Massart, I.S. Mistakidis, ‘Entropy production of entirely diffusional Laplacian transfer and the possible role of fragmentation of the boundaries Fractals’, Fractals, 23(3), 2015, 1550026.

 

  1. B. Sonon, B. François, T.J. Massart, ‘An advanced approach for the generation of cellular material Representative Volume Elements using distance fields and level sets’, Computational Mechanics, 56(2), 2015, pp 221-242, 2015.

 

  1. M.A. Hashemi, T.J. Massart, S. Salager, G. Herrier, B. François, ‘Pore scale characterization of lime-treated sand-bentonite mixtures’, Applied Clay Science, 111, 2015, pp 50-60.

 

  1. C.E.M. Oliveira, P. Berke, R.A.M. Silveira, E.A.P. Batelo, T.J. Massart, ‘Computational assessment of the progressive collapse of reinforced concrete buildings by means of a nonlinear multilayered beam formulation’, IBRACON Structures and Materials Journal, 7(5), 2014, pp 845-855.

 

  1. M.A. Hashemi, G. Kaddhour, B. François, T.J. Massart, S. Salager, ‘A tomographic imagery segmentation methodology for three-phase geomaterials based on simultaneous region growing’, Acta Geotechnica, 9, 2014, pp 831-846.

 

  1. T.J. Massart, A.P.S. Selvadurai, ‘Computational modelling of crack-induced permeability evolution in granite with dilatant cracks’, International Journal of Rock Mechanics & Mining Sciences, 70, 2014, pp 593-604.

 

  1. P. Berke, R.H.J. Peerlings, T.J. Massart, M.G.D. Geers, ‘A homogenisation-based quasi-discrete method for the fracture of heterogeneous materials’, Computational Mechanics, 53, 2014, pp 909-923.

 

  1. B. Sonon, T.J. Massart, A Level Set-based Representative Volume Element generator and XFEM simulations for textile and 3D-reinforced composites, Materials, 6, 2013, pp 5568-5592.

 

  1. A. Chettah, B.C.N. Mercatoris, E. Sacco, T.J. Massart, ‘Localisation analysis in masonry using transformation field analysis’, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 110, 2013, pp 166-188.

 

  1. B.C.N. Mercatoris, T.J. Massart, ‘Energy consistency in homogenisation-based upscaling scheme for localisation in masonry shells’, International Journal of Fracture, 178, 2012, pp 259-279.

 

  1. T.J. Massart, A.P.S. Selvadurai, ‘Stress-induced permeability evolution in a quasi-brittle geomaterial’, Journal of Geophysical Research - Solid Earth, 117, 2012, paper B07207.

 

  1. B. Piezel, B.C.N. Mercatoris, W. Trabelsi, L. Laiarinandrasana, A. Thionnet, T.J. Massart, ‘Bending effect on the risk for delamination at the reinforcement/matrix interface of a 3D woven fabric composite using a shell-like RVE’, Composite Structures, 94(8), 2012, pp 2343-2357.

 

  1. T. Pardoen, T.J. Massart, ‘Interface controlled plastic flow modeled by strain gradient plasticity theory’, Comptes Rendus Mécanique, Special issue on 'Recent advances in Micromechanics of Materials' in honor of André Zaoui, 340, 2012, pp 247-260.

 

  1. B. Sonon, N. François, T.J. Massart, ‘A unified level set based methodology for fast generation of complex microstructural multi-phase RVEs’, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 223-224, 2012, pp 103-122.

 

  1. P. Berke, T.J. Massart, ‘Slip rate dependent friction as a potential contribution to displacement bursts in nanoindentation of Nickel’, Tribology International, 47, 2012, pp 167-174.

 

  1. T.J. Massart, B.C.N. Mercatoris, P. Berke, B. Piezel, L. Laiarinandrasana, A. Thionnet, ‘Multi-scale modelling of heterogeneous shell structures’, Computer Assisted Mechanics and Engineering Sciences, 18, 2011, pp 53-71.

 

  1. B. Santafé, P. Berke, Ph. Bouillard, J. Vantomme, T.J. Massart, ‘Investigation of the influence of design and material parameters in the progressive collapse analysis of RC structures’, Engineering Structures, 33, 2011, pp 2805-2820.

 

  1. K. Menchel, T.J. Massart, Ph. Bouillard, ‘Identification of progressive collapse pushover loads based on a kinetic energy criterion’, Structural Engineering and Mechanics, 39(3), 2011, pp 427-447.

 

  1. B.C.N. Mercatoris, T.J. Massart, ‘A coupled two-scale computational scheme for the failure of periodic quasi-brittle thin planar shells and its application to masonry’, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 85, 2011, pp 1177-1206

 

  1. P. Berke, T.J. Massart, ‘Coupled friction of roughness surface effects in shallow spherical nanoindentation’ in 'Trends in Computational Contact Mechanics', Lecture notes in Applied and Computational Mechanics, G. Zavarise & P. Wriggers (Eds.), Springer, ISBN 978-3-642-22166-8, 58, 2011, pp 269-289

 

  1. T.J. Massart, T. Pardoen, ‘Strain gradient plasticity analysis of the grain size dependent strength and ductility of polycrystals with evolving grain boundary confinement’, Acta Materialia, 58, 2010, pp 5768-5781.

 

  1. C. Brugger, M. Coulombier, T.J. Massart, J.P. Raskin, T. Pardoen, ‘Strain gradient plasticity analysis of the strength and ductility of thin metallic films using an enriched interface  model’, Acta Materialia, 58, 2010, pp 4940-4949.

 

  1. L. Mazzoni-Leduc, T. Pardoen, T.J. Massart, ‘Analysis of size effects associated to the transformation strain in TRIP steels with strain gradient plasticity’, European Journal of Mechanics – A/Solids, 29, 2010, pp 132-142.

 

  1. P. Berke, F. El-Houdaigui, T.J. Massart, ‘Coupled friction and roughness surface effects in shallow depth spherical nano-indentation’, Wear, 268, 2010, pp 223-232.

 

  1. M. Sausse-Lhernould, P. Berke, T.J. Massart, S. Régnier, P. Lambert, ‘Variation of the adhesive electrostatic forces on a rough surface due to the deformation of roughness asperities during micromanipulation of a spherical rigid body’, Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology, 23, 2009, pp 1303-1325.

 

  1. B.C.N. Mercatoris, T.J. Massart, ‘Assessment of periodic homogenisation-based multiscale computational schemes for quasi-brittle structural failure’, International Journal for Multiscale Computational Engineering, 7(2), 2009, pp 153-170.

 

  1. K. Menchel, T.J. Massart, Y. Rammer, Ph. Bouillard, ‘Comparison and study of different progressive collapse simulation techniques for RC structures’, Journal of Structural Engineering ASCE, 135(6), 2009, pp 685-697.

 

  1. B.C.N. Mercatoris, T.J. Massart, Ph. Bouillard, ‘Multi-scale detection of failure in planar masonry thin shells using computational homogenisation’, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 76(4), 2009, pp 479‑499.

 

  1. P. Berke, E. Tam, M.-P. Delplancke, T.J. Massart. ‘Study of the rate dependent behaviour of pure Nickel in conical indentation through numerical simulation coupled to experiments’, Mechanics of Materials, , 41(2), 2009, pp 154-164.

 

  1. L. Mazzoni-Leduc, T. Pardoen, T.J. Massart, ‘Strain gradient plasticity analysis of transformation induced plasticity in multi-phase steels’, International Journal of Solids and Structures, 45, 2008, pp 5397‑5418.

 

  1. T.J. Massart, R.H.J. Peerlings, M.G.D. Geers, ‘Structural damage analysis of masonry walls using computational homogenisation’, International Journal of Damage Mechanics, 16(2), 2007, pp 199-226.

 

  1. T.J. Massart, R.H.J. Peerlings, M.G.D. Geers, ‘An enhanced multi-scale approach for masonry walls computations with localization of damage’, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 69(5), 2007, pp 1022-1059.

 

  1. T.J. Massart, R.H.J. Peerlings, M.G.D. Geers ‘A dissipation-based control method for the multi-scale modelling of quasibrittle materials’, Comptes Rendus Mécanique, 333(7), 2005, pp 521-527.

 

  1. T.J. Massart, R.H.J. Peerlings, M.G.D. Geers, S. Gottcheiner, ‘Mesoscopic modeling of failure in brick masonry accounting for three-dimensional effects’, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 72, 2005, pp 1238‑1253.

 

  1. T.J. Massart, R.H.J. Peerlings, M.G.D. Geers, ‘Mesoscopic modelling of failure and damage-induced anisotropy in brick masonry’, European Journal of Mechanics – A/Solids, 23(5), 2004, pp. 719-735.

 

  1. R.H.J. Peerlings, T.J. Massart, M.G.D. Geers, ‘A thermodynamically motivated implicit gradient damage framework and its application to brick masonry cracking’, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 193 (30-32), 2004, pp. 3403-3417.

 

  1. T.J. Massart, Ph. Bouillard, M.G.D. Geers, R.H.J. Peerlings, ‘Anisotropic damage effects in masonry walls’, Journal de Physique IV, 105, 2003, pp. 149-157

 

  1. K. Karamanos, G. Nicolis, T.J. Massart, Ph. Bouillard, ‘Dissipation in Laplacian fields across irregular boundaries’, Physical Review E, 64 – 011115, 2001, 10 pp.

 

 

 

  Book chapters (reverse order)

 

  1. T.J. Massart, V. Kouznetsova, R.H.J. Peerlings, M.G.D. Geers, ‘Computational Homogenization for Localization and Damage’, in ‘Advanced Computational Material Modeling – From Classical to Multi-Scale Techniques’, M. Vaz Junior, E.A. de Souza Neto, P.A. Munoz-Rojas (Eds), Wiley, ISBN 978-3-527-32479-8, pp 111-164 (2010).

 

  1. Ph. Bouillard, K. Menchel, B. Santafé, T.J. Massart, ‘Progressive collapse simulation techniques for RC structures’ in ‘Structural Design of Constructions subjected to exceptional or accidental actions’, Ph. Bouillard, Y. Rammer, J. Vantomme (Eds.), Presses Universitaures de Bruxelles, Brussels, pp. 92-114 (2008).

 

  1. T.J. Massart, R.H.J Peerlings, M.G.D. Geers, Ph. Bouillard, ‘A multi-scale computational approach for the Fracture behaviour of quasi-brittle materials’, in ‘Innovation in Computational Structures Technology’, B.H.V. Topping, G. Montero and R. Montenegro (Eds.), Saxe-Coburg Publications, ISBN 1-874672-27-X, pp. 303-324, (2006).

 

  1. Ph. Bouillard, T. Mertens & T.J. Massart, ‘Numerical modeling of wave propagation in the medium frequency range : overview and trends”, in ‘Progress in Computational Structures Technology’, B.H.V. Topping and C.A. Mota Soares (Eds), Saxe-Coburg Publications, ISBN 1-874672-21-0, pp. 59-76 (2004)

 

 

 

  PhD Theses supervisions

 

  1. Arash Ghazi, Localisation in closed cell metallic foams accounting for material and geometrical variabilities (Co-Promotor: Prof. Carlos Tiago Fernandes – IST Lisbon)

 

  1. Badadjida Wintiba, Automated procedures for the computational modeling of 3D woven composites - From generated models to image exploitation

 

  1. Zoltan Csati, Mesh-independent modelling of diffuse cracking in cohesive grain-based materials (Co-Promotor: Prof. N. Moës - Ecole Centrale de Nantes)

 

  1. Priyam Samantray, Moisture transport-induced microstructural evolution of the mechanical properties of fibrous materials (Co-Promotor:  Prof. M.G.D. Geers - TUEindhoven)

 

  1. Gerrit Pierreux, Automated unit-cell model generation for micromechanical simulations of 3D reinforced composites (Co-Promotor: Prof. D. Van Hemelrijck – VUB)

 

  1. Hector Hernandez, Numerical stabilization for multidimensional coupled convection-diffusion-reaction equations – Applications to continuum dislocation transport (Co-Promotors: Profs. M.G.D. Geers & R.H.J. PeerlingsTUEindhoven)

 

  1. Mahdi Kazemi Hatami, Strain gradient modelling of plasticity confinement effects in metals at small scales

 

  1. Mir Amid Hashemi Afrapoli, Two-scale geomechanical characterization of sand-bentonite mixtures treated with lime (Co-Promotor: Prof. B. François)

 

  1. B. Sonon, ‘On advanced techniques for generation and discretization of the microstructure of complex heterogeneous materials’, Université Libre de Bruxelles, 2014 (Co-Promotor: B. François)

 

  1. B. Santafé-Iribarren, ‘Progressive collapse simulation of reinforced concrete structures: influence of design and material parameters and investigation of the strain rate effects’, Université Libre de Bruxelles, 2011 (Co-Promotor: J. Vantomme)

 

  1. L. Mazzoni-Leduc, ‘Strain gradient based analysis of transformation induced plasticity in multiphase steels’, Université Libre de Bruxelles, 2010 (Co-Promotor: Ph. Bouillard)

 

  1. B.C.N. Mercatoris, ‘Multi-scale modelling of shell failure for periodic quasi-brittle materials’, Université Libre de Bruxelles, 2010 (Co-Promotor: Ph. Bouillard)

 

  1. K. Menchel, ‘Progressive collapse: comparison of main standards, formulation and validation of new computational procedures’, Université Libre de Bruxelles, 2008 (Co-Promotor: Ph. Bouillard)

 

  1. P. Berke, ‘Numerical modelling of the surface and the bulk deformation in a small scale contact: application to the nanoindentation interpretation and to the micro-manipulation’, Université Libre de Bruxelles, 2008 (Co-Promotor: Ph. Bouillard)

 

  1. T.J. Massart, ‘Multi-scale modelling of damage in masonry structures’, Eindhoven University of Technology & Université Libre de Bruxelles, 2003. Promotors: M.G.D. Geers & Ph. Bouillard. Co-Promotor: R.H.J. Peerlings