Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alexander Popp

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alexander Popp
Bauingenieurwesen und Umweltwissenschaften (BAU)
Gebäude 41/100, Zimmer 5119
+49 89 6004-3082
+49 89 6004-4136
alexander.popp@unibw.de

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alexander Popp

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Academic Career

01/2018 - Full Professor of Computer-Based Simulation, University of the Bundeswehr Munich, Germany
09/2017 - 10/2017 Visiting Professor, IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca, Italy
08/2017 - 12/2017 Research Group Leader, ZD.B Junior Research Group, TU Munich, Germany
03/2017 - 06/2017 Visiting Associate Research Scientist, Columbia University in the City of New York, USA
03/2015 - 10/2015 Visiting Research Fellow, The University of Tokyo, Japan
10/2012 - 07/2017 Postdoctoral Researcher / Deputy Head of Institute, Institute for Computational Mechanics, TU Munich, Germany
10/2007 - 09/2012 Doctoral Researcher, Institute for Computational Mechanics, TU Munich, Germany
 

Teaching Activities

FT 2018 Nonlinear Finite Element Methods (FEM)
FT 2018 Advanced Chapters of Numerics
WT 2018 Introduction to Finite Element Methods (FEM)

 

Research Fields and Projects

This website is still under construction. Please also refer to my old website at TU Munich for further information.
An overview of current and past research projects can be found on our dedicated research sites.

  • Computational Contact Dynamics
  • Computational Solid and Structural Dynamics
  • Multiphysics / Coupled Problems
  • Fluid-Structure Interaction (FSI)
  • Non-Conforming Discretization / Mortar Methods
  • Tribology - Friction, Wear and Thermomechanics
  • Elastohydrodynamic Lubrication
  • Computational Plasticity
  • Multiscale Modeling
  • Finite Element Formulations for Beams and Shells
  • Isogeometric Analysis (IGA)
  • Stent Grafts for Endovascular Repair
  • Cardiovascular Mechanics
  • Uncertainty Quantification
  • Model Reduction Techniques
  • Finite Element Technology
  • High Performance Parallel Computing
  • Software Development

 

Scientific Community

2018- Member International Association of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics (GAMM)
2016- Chairman European Young Investigators Committee (ECCOMAS)
2014-2016 Member European Young Investigators Committee (ECCOMAS)
2013-2016 Secretary General German Association for Computational Mechanics (GACM)
2012- Member European Mechanics Society (EUROMECH)
2012- Member International Association for Computational Mechanics (IACM)
2012- Member German Association for Computational Mechanics (GACM)
2005- Member Association of German Engineers (VDI)

 

Publications

Preprints and Articles Submitted for Publication
  1. Hiermeier, M., Wall, W.A., Popp, A. (2018): A truly variationally consistent and symmetric mortar-based contact formulation for finite deformation solid mechanics, Preprint, submitted for publication
  2. Pauw, J.D., Veggi, L., Haidn, O.J., Wagner, C., Thümmel, T., Rixen, D., Ager, C., Wirtz, A., Popp, A., Wall, W.A., Wagner, B. (2018): An academic approach to the multidisciplinary development of liquid oxygen turbopumps for space applications, Preprint, submitted for publication
Articles in International Journals (with Peer-Review)
  1. Seitz, A., Wall, W.A., Popp, A. (2018): A computational approach for thermo-elasto-plastic frictional contact based on a monolithic formulation employing non-smooth nonlinear complementarity functions, Advanced Modeling and Simulation in Engineering Sciences, 5:5, DOI (Open Access) doi.png
  2. Fang, R., Farah, P., Popp, A., Wall, W.A. (2018): A monolithic, mortar-based interface coupling and solution scheme for finite element simulations of lithium-ion cells, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, published online, DOI doi.png
  3. Meier, C., Grill, M.J., Wall, W.A., Popp, A. (2018): Geometrically exact beam elements and smooth contact schemes for the modeling of fiber-based materials and structures, International Journal of Solids and Structures, published online, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2017.07.020
  4. Farah, P., Wall, W.A., Popp, A. (2018): A mortar finite element approach for point, line and surface contact, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, published online, DOI: 10.1002/nme.5743
  5. Wiesner, T.A., Popp, A., Gee, M.W., Wall, W.A. (2018): Algebraic multigrid methods for dual mortar finite element formulations in contact mechanics, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, published online, DOI: 10.1002/nme.5748
  6. Meier, C., Popp, A., Wall, W.A. (2017): Geometrically exact finite element formulations for slender beams: Kirchhoff-Love theory vs. Simo-Reissner theory, Archives of Computational Methods in Engineering, published online, DOI: 10.1007/s11831-017-9232-5
  7. Meier, C., Wall, W.A., Popp, A. (2017): A unified approach for beam-to-beam contact, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 315:972-1010
  8. Farah, P., Wall, W.A., Popp, A. (2017): An implicit finite wear contact formulation based on dual mortar methods, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 111:325-353
  9. Meier, C., Popp, A., Wall, W.A. (2016): A finite element approach for the line-to-line contact interaction of thin beams with arbitrary orientation, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 308:377-413
  10. Farah, P., Vuong, A.-T., Wall, W.A., Popp, A. (2016): Volumetric coupling approaches for multiphysics simulations on non-matching meshes, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 108:1550-1576
  11. Seitz, A., Farah, P., Kremheller, J., Wohlmuth, B., Wall, W.A., Popp, A. (2016): Isogeometric dual mortar methods for computational contact mechanics, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 301:259-280
  12. Pasquariello, V., Hammerl, G., Örley, F., Hickel, S. Danowski, C., Popp, A., Wall, W.A., Adams, N.A. (2016): A cut-cell finite volume – finite element coupling approach for fluid-structure interaction in compressible flow, Journal of Computational Physics, 307:670-695
  13. Farah, P., Gitterle, M., Wall, W.A., Popp, A. (2016): Computational wear and contact modeling for fretting analysis with isogeometric dual mortar methods, Key Engineering Materials, 681:1-18
  14. Meier, C., Popp, A., Wall, W.A. (2015): A locking-free finite element formulation and reduced models for geometrically exact Kirchhoff rods, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 290:314-341
  15. Seitz, A., Popp, A., Wall, W.A. (2015): A semi-smooth Newton method for orthotropic plasticity and frictional contact at finite strains, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 285:228-254
  16. Farah, P., Popp, A., Wall, W.A. (2015): Segment-based vs. element-based integration for mortar methods in computational contact mechanics, Computational Mechanics, 55:209-228
  17. Popp, A., Wall, W.A. (2014): Dual mortar methods for computational contact mechanics – overview and recent developments, GAMM-Mitteilungen, 37(1):66-84
  18. Meier, C., Popp, A., Wall, W.A. (2014): An objective 3D large deformation finite element formulation for geometrically exact curved Kirchhoff rods, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 278:445-478
  19. Ehrl, A., Popp, A., Gravemeier, V., Wall, W.A. (2014): A mortar approach with dual Lagrange multipliers for mesh tying within a variational multiscale method for incompressible flow, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, 76:1-27
  20. Popp, A., Seitz, A., Gee, M.W., Wall, W.A. (2013): A dual mortar approach for improved robustness and consistency of 3D contact algorithms, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 264:67-80
  21. Popp, A., Wohlmuth, B.I., Gee, M.W., Wall, W.A. (2012): Dual quadratic mortar finite element methods for 3D finite deformation contact, SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing, 34:B421-B446
  22. Wohlmuth, B.I., Popp, A., Gee, M.W., Wall, W.A. (2012): An abstract framework for a priori estimates for contact problems in 3D with quadratic finite elements, Computational Mechanics, 49:735-747
  23. Klöppel, T., Popp, A., Küttler, U., Wall, W.A. (2011): Fluid-structure interaction for non-conforming interfaces based on a dual mortar formulation, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 200:3111-3126
  24. Mayer, U.M., Popp, A., Gerstenberger, A., Wall, W.A. (2010): 3D fluid-structure-contact interaction based on a combined XFEM FSI and dual mortar contact approach, Computational Mechanics, 46:53-67
  25. Gitterle, M., Popp, A., Gee, M.W., Wall, W.A. (2010): Finite deformation frictional mortar contact using a semi-smooth Newton method with consistent linearization, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 84:543-571
  26. Popp, A., Gitterle, M., Gee, M.W., Wall, W.A. (2010): A dual mortar approach for 3D finite deformation contact with consistent linearization, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 83:1428-1465
  27. Popp, A., Gee, M.W., Wall, W.A. (2009): A finite deformation mortar contact formulation using a primal-dual active set strategy, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 79:1354-1391
 Conference Proceedings and Book Contributions (with Peer-Review)
  1. Popp, A., Gee, M.W., Wall, W.A. (2013): Mortar methods for single-field and multi-field applications in computational mechanics, In: Sustained Simulation Performance 2012, 133-154, M. Resch et al. (Eds.), Springer-Verlag, Germany
  2. Popp, A., Gee, M.W., Wall, W.A. (2013): A primal-dual active set strategy for finite defor-mation dual mortar contact, In: Lecture Notes in Applied and Computational Mechanics, 56:151-171, G.E. Stavroulakis (Ed.), Springer-Verlag, Germany
  3. Klöppel, T., Popp, A., Wall, W.A. (2011): Interface treatment in computational fluid-structure interaction, In: Proceedings of the ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Computational Methods in Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering (COMPDYN 2011),
    Papadrakakis, N.D. Lagaros, M. Fragiadakis (Eds.), Corfu, Greece
  4. Popp, A., Wall, W.A. (2011): Computational contact dynamics including multiphysics and multiscale effects, In: Proceedings of the ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Computational Methods in Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering (COMPDYN 2011), M. Papadrakakis, N.D. Lagaros, M. Fragiadakis (Eds.), Corfu, Greece
  5. Popp, A., Gee, M.W., Wall, W.A. (2010): Finite deformation contact based on a 3D dual mortar and semi-smooth Newton approach, In: Lecture Notes in Applied and Computational Mechanics, 58:57-77, G. Zavarise, P. Wriggers (Eds.), Springer-Verlag, Germany
  6. Popp, A., Gitterle, M., Gee, M.W., Wall, W.A. (2009): A mortar method for finite deformation frictional contact using a primal-dual active set strategy, In: Computational Plastcity X - Fundamentals and Applications, Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computational Plasticity (COMPLAS 2009), E. Onate, D.R.J. Owen, B. Suarez (Eds.), Barcelona, Spain
 Other Articles and Book Contributions
  1. Popp, A., Wall, W.A. (2013): Mortar methods for computational contact mechanics and general interface problems, IACM expressions, 33:10-13
  2. Westfall, J., Maute, K.K, Klöppel, T., Popp, A., Gitterle, M., Wall, W.A. (2011): Nonlinear multi-physics coupling for non-conforming interfaces based on a dual mortar formulation, In: DFG Sonderforschungsbereich / TR 40, Proceedings of the Summer Program 2011,
    A. Adams et al. (Eds.), München, Germany
  3. Klöppel, T., Popp, A., Wall, W.A. (2010): Fluid-structure interaction for non-conforming interfaces based on a dual mortar formulation, In: DFG Sonderforschungsbereich / TR 40, Annual Report 2010, N.A. Adams et al. (Eds.), München, Germany
 PhD Thesis
  1. Popp, A. (2012): Mortar methods for computational contact mechanics and general interface problems, Institute for Computational Mechanics, Report No. 14, Technische Universität München (TUM)
Selected Presentations
  1. Mortar finite element methods for interface problems in nonlinear solid mechanics, invitedComputational Solid Mechanics Lab Seminar Series, EPFL Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland, December 5, 2017
  2. New contact algorithms for nonlinear beam finite elements and their application to stent graft modeling, invitedMUSAM Lab Seminar Series, IMT School for Advanced Studies, Lucca, Italy, October 24, 2017
  3. Contact and interface modeling in nonlinear solid mechanics with mortar finite element methods, invitedMUSAM Lab Seminar Series, IMT School for Advanced Studies, Lucca, Italy, October 17, 2017
  4. Mortar-based contact formulations for non-smooth geometries, invited7th GACM Colloquium on Computational Mechanics (GACM2017), Stuttgart, Germany, October 11-13, 2017
  5. Nonlinear contact modeling for geo­metrically exact beam finite element formulations, invited (plenary lecture)4th ECCOMAS Young Investigators Conference (YIC), Milan, Italy, September 13-15, 2017
  6. Combining isogeometric and finite element analysis - isogeometric contact surfaces for finite elements, contributedECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Modern Finite Element Technologies (MFET2017), Bad Honnef, Germany, August 21-23, 2017
  7. Novel contact algorithms for nonlinear beam models - beam-to-beam contact, beam-to-solid mesh tying and beam-to-solid contact, contributed5th International Conference on Computational Contact Mechanics (ICCCM), Lecce, Italy, July 5-7, 2017
  8. Bottom-up modeling of stent grafts for endovascular repair of AAA, invited4th Japanese-German Workshop on Computational Mechanics, Sendai, Japan, March 27-28, 2017
  9. A unified framework for beam-to-beam contact interaction, invited (minisymposium)12th World Congress on Computational Mechanics (WCCM2016), Seoul, Korea, July 25-29, 2016
  10. Bottom-up modeling of AAA stent grafts and stent placement procedures, invited (keynote lecture)7th European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering (ECCOMAS2016), Hersonissos, Greece, June 5-10, 2016
  11. Interface modeling in computational mechanics, Habilitation Presentation, Technical University of Munich, Garching, Germany, April 21, 2016
  12. Mortar finite element methods in computational (contact) mechanics, invitedWorkshop of the Profile Area Computational Science and Engineering (CompSE), RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany, December 14, 2015
  13. Mortar finite element methods for solid mechanics, fluid dynamics and coupled problems, invitedSpecial Seminar on Science and Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Chuo University, Tokyo, Japan, September 29, 2015
  14. A finite element approach for arbitrarily complex contact interaction of geometrically exact 3D Kirchhoff beams, contributed3rd ECCOMAS Young Investigators Conference (YIC), Aachen, Germany, July 20-23, 2015
  15. Mortar finite element methods for computational contact mechanics: Towards complex real-world applications, invited (plenary lecture)4th Int. Conference on Computational Contact Mechanics (ICCCM), Hannover, Germany, May 27-29, 2015
  16. Computational contact mechanics: Overview of current and future research directions, invitedOshima Lab Seminar Series, Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, April 27, 2015
  17. Efficient parallel solution methods for mortar finite element discretizations in computational contact mechanics, invited (minisymposium)11th World Congress on Computational Mechanics (WCCM), Barcelona, Spain, July 21-25, 2014
  18. Nonlinear complementarity functions and semi-smooth Newton methods for elastoplastic frictional contact at finite strains, contributed6th Contact Mechanics International Symposium (CMIS), Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, February 3-5, 2014
  19. Improved robustness and efficiency of mortar-based finite element discretizations for nonlinear contact problems, contributed3rd International Conference on Computational Contact Mechanics (ICCCM), Lecce, Italy, July 10-12, 2013
  20. Parallel efficiency and dynamic load balancing of mortar finite element methods, contributed2nd European Trilinos User Group Meeting (EuroTUG), Garching, Germany, June 3-5, 2013
  21. Mortar finite element methods for non-matching meshes in contact dynamics, fluid dynamics and fluid-structure interaction, invited (minisymposium)84th Annual Meeting of the International Association of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics (GAMM), Novi Sad, Serbia, March 18-22, 2013
  22. Mortar finite element methods for general interfaces in solid mechanics, fluid mechanics and coupled problems, invited (keynote lecture)SPOMECH Workshop, Ostrava, Czech Republic, November 21-23, 2012
  23. Dual mortar approach and semi-smooth Newton methods for computational contact mechanics, invited (keynote lecture)SPOMECH Workshop, Ostrava, Czech Republic, November 21-23, 2012
  24. Dual mortar contact formulations: new extensions for improved robustness and parallel efficiency, invited (minisymposium)10th World Congress on Computational Mechanics (WCCM), São Paulo, Brazil, July 8-13, 2012
  25. Computational contact mechanics in multiphysics environ-ments, invited (plenary lecture), given by W.A. Wall, 10th World Congress on Computational Mechanics (WCCM), São Paulo, Brazil, July 8-13, 2012
  26. 3D computational contact analysis using quadratic mortar finite element methods and dual Lagrange multiplier spaces, contributedEuromech 514: New trends in contact mechanics, Cargèse, France, March 27-31, 2012
  27. Dynamic load balancing of mortar finite element methods for single-field and multi-field applications, invitedWorkshop on Sustained Simulation Performance, Sendai, Japan, March 22-23, 2012
  28. Mortar finite element methods for computational contact dynamics and multiphysics simulations, invited14th Teraflop Workshop of HLRS Stuttgart and NEC, Stuttgart, Germany, December 5-6, 2011
  29. Coupling of non-conforming interface meshes in contact dynamics and fluid-structure interaction using mortar methods, invited (minisymposium)11th International Conference on Computational Plasticity (COMPLAS), Barcelona, Spain, September 7-9, 2011
  30. Mortar methods with dual Lagrange multipliers for 3D finite deformation contact and multiphysics simulations, contributed2nd International Conference on Computational Contact Mechanics (ICCCM), Hannover, Germany, June 15-17, 2011
  31. Consistent treatment of 3D finite deformation contact within a fixed-grid fluid-structure interaction framework, invited (minisymposium)16th International Conference on Finite Elements in Flow Problems (FEF), Munich, Germany, March 23-25, 2011
  32. The mortar method with dual Lagrange multipliers: application to 3D finite deformation contact and quadratic elements, invited (minisymposium)20th International Conference on Domain Decomposition Methods (DDM), San Diego, USA, February 7-11, 2011
  33. A computational approach for fluid-structure-contact interaction and elastohydrodynamic lubrication, contributed8th Euromech Fluid Mechanics Conference (EFMC), Bad Reichenhall, Germany, September 13-16, 2010
  34. From 3D finite deformation dual mortar contact towards a fluid-structure-contact interaction method, invited (minisymposium)4th European Conference on Computational Mechanics (ECCM), Paris, France, May 16-21, 2010
  35. An efficient dual mortar approach for 3D finite deformation contact including frictional sliding, contributed1st International Conference on Computational Contact Mechanics (ICCCM), Lecce, Italy, September 16-18, 2009
  36. A mortar method for finite deformation frictional contact using a primal-dual active set strategy, invited (minisymposium)10th International Conference on Computational Plasticity (COMPLAS), Barcelona, Spain, September 2-4, 2009
  37. A primal-dual active set strategy for three-dimensional finite deformation mortar contact, contributed5th Contact Mechanics International Symposium (CMIS), Chania, Greece, April 28-30, 2009
  38. Phenomenological modeling of a metallic honeycomb crash barrier, contributed2nd GACM Colloquium on Computational Mechanics, Munich, Germany, October 10-12, 2007