Abraham "Bram" Lagerweij

PhD Student

MSc (TU Delft), BSc (TU Delft)​



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Bram Lagerweij is a PhD candidate that works on novel numerical tools to predict deformations of solid mechanics. These tools to predict structural behavior and complicated fracture processes that the traditional tools, such as FEM, fail to accurately capture. In the past he has worked on structural optimization algorithms for fatigue resistant and reliable structures by fatigue crack growth life maximization. 


Research Interest

  • Data-Driven Methods for Solid Mechanics
  • Constitutive Models and Material Characterization
  • Structural failure mechanisms and their predictions
  • Optimization Strategies for increased Damage Tolerance


  • 2019 - present, PhD candidate, Mechanical Engineering, KAUST
  • 2016 - 2019, MS, Aerospace Engineering, Technische Universiteit Delft, the Net​herlands
  • 2012 - 2016, BS, Technische Universiteit Delft, the Netherlands
  • 2015, Minor in Manufacturing Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Research Interests Keywords

Finite Element Method Continuum Mechanics Peridynamic Theory Damage Mechanics Digital Image Correlation Data-Driven Modeling