Emmanuel Tromme

 

About Emmanuel

I am from Belgium and I received my Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD’s from the University of Liege (Belgium). My PhD focused on the structural optimization of flexible components within a multibody dynamics approach. In November 2015, I joined the research group of Professor James K. Guest as a postdoctoral fellow. In my spare time, I enjoy running, playing the guitar and having good time with my friends.

 

Research Interests

Structural optimization, algorithms, sensitivity analysis, level set methods, multibody system analysis, numerical methods, additive manufacturing.

 

Education

PhD’s in Engineering Sciences at the University of Liege, Belgium (2010-2015).
Research stay at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA (Jan 2014 - Feb 2014).
Master’s in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Liege, Belgium (2008-2010).
Research stay (Erasmus) at the Technical University of Denmark (Aug 2009 - Dec 2009).
Bachelor’s in Engineering Sciences at the University of Liege, Belgium (2005-2008).

 

Journal Papers

  • Tromme, E., Sonneville, V., Brüls, O., and Duysinx, P. (2015). On the equivalent static load method for flexible multibody systems described with a nonlinear finite element formalism. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering. Submitted.
  • Tromme, E., Brüls, O., and Duysinx, P. (2015). Weakly and fully coupled methods for structural optimization of flexible mechanisms. Multibody System Dynamics. DOI: 10.1007/s11044-015-9493-4.
  • Tromme, E., Tortorelli, D., Brüls, O., and Duysinx, P. (2015). Structural Optimization of multibody system components described using level set techniques. Structural Multidisciplinary Optimization. DOI: 10.1007/s00158-015-1280-6.
  • Tromme, E., Brüls, O., Emonds-Alt, J., Bruyneel, M., Virlez, G., and Duysinx, P. (2013). Discussion on the optimization problem formulation of flexible components in multibody systems. Structural Multidisciplinary Optimization 48(6), 1189–1206.
  • Virlez, G., Bruls, O., Poulet, N., Tromme, E., and Duysinx, P. (2013). Modelling of contact between stiff bodies in automotive transmission systems. Multibody Dynamics: Computational Methods and Applications. Ed. by P. Fisette and J.-C. Samin.
  • Virlez, G., Brüls, O., Tromme, E., and Duysinx, P. (2013). Modeling of joints with clearance and friction in multibody dynamic simulation of automotive differentials. Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Letters 3.1, p. 013003.

 

Emmanuel Tromme

Title: Postdoctoral Fellow

Department: Civil Engineering

Email: etromme (at) jhu .edu

Please email Emmanuel for his CV

Conference Papers

  • Virlez, G., Brüls, O., Tromme, E., Duysinx, P., and Géradin, M. (2014). Dynamic simulation of flexible gear pairs using a contact modelling between superelements. Proceedings of the 3rd Joint International Conference on Multibody System Dynamics & the 7th Asian Conference on Multibody Dynamics. Busan, Korea.
  • Tromme, E., Brüls, O., Virlez, G., and Duysinx, P. (2013). Structural optimization of flexible components under dynamic loading within a multibody system approach: a comparative evaluation of optimization methods based on a 2-dof robot application. Proceedings of the 10th World Congress on Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization. Orlanda, USA.
  • Tromme, E., Tortorelli, D., Brüls, O., and Duysinx, P. (2015). Virlez, G., Brüls, O., Sonneville, V., Tromme, E., Duysinx, P., and Géradin, M. (2013). Contact model between superelements in dynamic multibody systems. Proceedings of ASME 2013 International Design Engineering Technical Conference & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference IDETC/CIE 2013. Portland, Oregon, USA.
  • Tromme, E., Brüls, O., Van Miegroet, L., Virlez, G., and Duysinx, P. (2012). Investigations on a Level Set based approach for the optimization of flexible components in multibody systems with a fixed mesh grid. Proceedings of the 6th Asian Conference on Multibody Dynamics. Shanghai, China.
  • Virlez, G., Brüls, O., Tromme, E., and Duysinx, P. (2012). Modelling of joints with clearance and friction in multibody dynamic simulation of automotive differentials. Proceedings of the 6th Asian Conference on Multibody Dynamics. Shanghai, China.
  • Tromme, E., Brüls, O., and Duysinx, P. (2011). Optimization of flexible components in reciprocating engines with cyclic dynamic loading. Proceedings of the Multibody Dynamics 2011, Eccomas Thematic Conference. Brussels, Belgium.

Presentations

  • Tromme, E., Sonneville, V., Brüls, O., and Duysinx, P. (2015). Optimal design of flexible mechanisms using the Equivalent Static Load method and a Lie group formalism. Proceedings of the Multibody Dynamics 2015, Eccomas Thematic Conference. Barcelona, Spain.
  • Tromme, E., Tortorelli, D., Brüls, O., and Duysinx, P. (2015). A level set approach for the structural optimization of flexible mechanisms. Proceedings of the 11th World Congress on Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization. Sydney, Australia.
  • Tromme, E., Brüls, O., Duysinx, P., Virlez, G., and Tortorelli, D. (2014). A semi-analytical sensitivity analysis for multibody systems described using level sets. Proceedings of the first International Conference on Engineering and Applied Sciences Optimization. Kos, Greece.
  • Lemaire, E., Van Miegroet, L., Tromme, E., Noël, L., and Duysinx, P. (2013). Eigen-problem formulation for electromechanical microsystem pull-in voltage optimization. Proceedings of the 10th World Congress on Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization. Orlando, USA.
  • Tromme, E., Brüls, O., Van Miegroet, L., Virlez, G., and Duysinx, P. (2012). A level set approach for the optimal design of flexible components in multibody systems. Proceedings of the Euromech Colloquium 524 - Multibody system modelling, control and simulation for engineering design. Enschede, Netherlands.
  • Tromme, E., Brüls, O., Virlez, G., and Duysinx, P. (2012). Topology optimization of flexible components in multibody systems: application to the housing of an automotive differential. Proceedings of the 8th European Solid Mechanics Conference. Graz, Austria.
  • Virlez, G., Brüls, O., Tromme, E., and Duysinx, P. (2012). Analysis of stresses in vehicle driveline systems using a flexible multibody approach. Proceedings of the 8th European Solid Mechanics Conference. Graz, Austria.
  • Tromme, E., Lemaire, E., and Duysinx, P. (2011). Topology optimization of compliant mechanisms: application to vehicle suspensions. Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Advanced COmputational Methods in Engineering. Liège, Belgium.

Teaching/Work Experience

Teaching assistant:
- “Multidisciplinary and Structural Optimization” course (2012-2015)
-  Supervising student projects
Involved in several research projects with industrial partners (Samtech, Toyota, Jtekt Torsen…)