Martin Ruess




Dr.-Ing. habil. Martin Ruess

School of Engineering
University of Glasgow
Rankine Building, Oakfield Avenue G12 8LT
United Kingdom

Phone:   +44 (0)141 330 5655


... our latest work adorns the cover of the Computational Mechanics Journal


Y. Guo, M. Ruess, D. Schillinger (2017). A parameter-free variational coupling approach for trimmed isogeometric thin shells, Computational Mechanics 59(4), pp. 693-715,                  DOI: 10.1007/s00466-016-1368-x


My research focus is on SIMulation Controlled Engineering Design (simced) in the framework of isogeometric and higher order fictitious domain methods. In particular, the weak enforcement of boundary conditions and coupling constraints are current topics which we further explore to facilitate the simulation of industry relevant structures.

Composite materials is a field of interest where we focus on a blend of mathematical models to optimize the analysis/simulation for an increased accuracy and computational efficiency, where we test and numerically predict the buckling behavior of laminated composite structures and where we optimize structures with regard to lay-up and geometry for a reduced delamination sensitivity. 

The mechanics of human bones, in particular the numerical prediction of the elasticity and crack behavior of patient-specific femur bones, has been part of my research since several years, a field which profits from our development of a high-order fictitious domain method for voxel models and that aims for e.g. a reliable prognosis of crack failure and osteoporosis.


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Research Fields/Interests

Computational Mechanics

  • Isogeometric Methods
  • h-/p-version of the Finite Element Method
  • Fictitious/Embedded Domain Methods
  • Reduced Order Modeling
  • Geometrical Nonlinearities
  • Stability of Shells
  • Composite Structures

Computational Science and Engineering

  • Computational Steering
  • Bone-/Biomechanics
  • Numerical Simulation



(c) Martin Ruess 2013