Kolk, Max van der

PhD candidate

Max van der Kolk was born in Heemskerk (The Netherlands) on August 16th, 1992. In 2010 he moved to Delft to attain both his BSc and MSc in mechanical engineering from Delft University of Technology. Currently, Max is pursuing his PhD degree in the Structural Optimization and Mechanics research section. His objective is to combine interesting physics into design optimization. In the past he combined viscoelastic material behavior with frequency domain optimization to attenuate mechanical vibrations. His current work focusses on exploiting the interaction between fluid, thermal, and mechanical domains to achieve desired transient, thermo-mechanical responses by topology optimization.

Research Interests
  • Solid and fluid mechanics
  • Structural optimization
  • Topology optimization 
  • Numerical methods
  • Multiphysics
Selected Publications
  • Max van der Kolk, Evert C. Hooijkamp, Matthijs Langelaar, Fred van Keulen. Using exact particular solutions and modal reduction in topology optimization of transient thermo-mechanical problems. Proc. 12th World congress on structural and multidisciplinary optimization, Braunschweig, Germany 2017.
  • Max van der Kolk, Gijs J. van der Veen, Jan de Vreugd, Matthijs Langelaar. Multimaterial topology optimization of viscoelastically damped structures. Proc. 24th International congress of theoretical and applied mechanics, Montréal, Canada, 2016.
  • Max van der Kolk, Gijs J. van der Veen, Jan de Vreugd, Matthijs Langelaar. Multimaterial topology optimization of viscoelastically damped structures using a parametric level set method. Journal of Vibration and Control, 2016.

Max van der Kolk