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Dr. Thomas Mayer

Dr. Thomas Mayer

Dr. Thomas Mayer

ZHAW School of Engineering
Forschungsschwerpunkt Angewandte Mechanik
Technikumstrasse 9
8400 Winterthur

+41 (0) 58 934 47 31

Personal profile

Position at the ZHAW

Senior Lecturer in Mechanics

Expertise and research interests

Research & Development in the fields:

- mechanical characterization and non-linear modelling of metals
(plasticity, creep, temperature and rate dependencies)
- modelling of damage mechanisms in metals and lifetime prediction
(low-cycle and thermo-mechanical fatigue, creep, creep-fatigue interaction)
- FE simulation (nonlinear, thermo-mechanical) and structural optimization
- process simulation for additive manufacturing (distortion compensation, residual stresses)

Educational background

2008 - 2012, Doctorate studies (Dr. sc. ETH) in Experimental and Structural Mechanics, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
2007 - 2008, Master studies (MSc ETH) in Mechanical Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
2006, Exchange semester and Bachelor thesis, Imperial College London, UK
2003 - 2007, Bachelor studies (BSc ETH) in Mechanical Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

2009, ETH Medal
2009, Studies Award of SEW Eurodrive Foundation
2004 - 2005, Hilti Scholarship

Professional milestones

2015 - 2018, R&D Engineer (Mechanical Components), General Electric / Alstom, Switzerland
2012 - 2013, R&D Engineer (Centre for Mechanical Integrity), inspire AG, Switzerland
2008 - 2012, PhD Student / Research Assistant, Empa, Switzerland
2007 - 2008, Undergraduate Teaching Assistant, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Membership of networks



Articles in scientific journal, peer-reviewed
Publications before appointment at the ZHAW

- Dissertation:
Mayer, T, 2012. Characterisation and modelling of the microstructural and mechanical evolution of a steam turbine rotor steel. ETH Diss. Nr. 20752, ETH Zürich, Zürich.

- Journal Papers:
Mayer T., Mazza, E., Holdsworth, S.R., 2013. A continuous Masing approach for a physically motivated formulation of temperature and strain rate dependent plasticity. International Journal of Pressure Vessels and Piping 102-103,February-March, 1-12.

Mayer, T., Mazza, E., Holdsworth, S.R., 2013. Parameter evolution in a continuous Masing approach for cyclic plasticity and its physical interpretation. Mechanics of Materials 57, February, 86-96.

Mayer, T., Balogh, L., Solenthaler, C., Müller-Gubler, E., Holdsworth, S.R., 2012. Dislocation density and sub-grain size evolution of 2CrMoNiWV during low cycle fatigue at elevated temperatures. Acta Materialia 60, 2485-2496.

- Book Contributions:
Mayer, T., Mazza, E., Holdsworth, S.R., 2013. A Masing-type modelling concept for cyclic plasticity at elevated temperature, Chapter 24, in: Kruch, S., Altenbach; H. (Eds.), Advanced Materials Modelling for Structures. Springer, 263.

- Conferences:
Mayer, T., Mazza, E., Holdsworth, S. R., 2012. A Masing-type modelling concept for cyclic plasticity at elevated temperature. Proc. Conf. on IUTAM Symposium on Advanced Material Modelling for Structures, Paris.

Mayer, T., Pham, M. S., Solenthaler, C., Janssens, K. G. F., Holdsworth, S. R., 2010. The effect of sub-grain formation and development on cyclic response in engineering steels. Proc. Conf. on 18th European Conference on Fracture Dresden. DVM, pp. AA.02.01-O5.

Mayer, T., Davydov, V., Holdsworth, S. R., Lukás, Strunz, P., 2010. Neutron diffraction examination of dislocation density evolution in a bainitic steel after low-cycle fatigue test at elevated temperatures. Eur. Conf. on Residual Stresses ECRS 8, Riva del Garda. Poster.