Bert Tijskens

Senior Research Scientist

Bert Tijskens
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About Bert Tijskens

Biography:
PhD Science
DEM Research Group
K.U.Leuven (university)

Know-how and experience:
granular matter modelling
DEM simulation
Granular dynamics
powder flow


Publications:
I International papers subjected to peer review
[1] P. Van Liedekerke; E. Tijskens; E. Dintwa; H. Ramon, (2004) A discrete element model for simulation of a spinning disc fertilizer spreader – I. Theory. Powder Technology. (Submitted)
[2] E. Tijskens; P. Van Liedekerke; E. Dintwa; H. Ramon, (2004) A discrete element model for simulation of a spinning disc fertilizer spreader – II. Analysis and experimental verification of single particle trajectories. Powder Technology (Submitted)
[3] Jimmy Loodts, Bert Tijskens, Chunfang Wei, Michael Van Zeebroeck and Herman Ramon. A Micromechanical Approach for Simulating Plant Tissue. (in revision)
[4] E. Dintwa, M. Van Zeebroeck, E. Tijskens, H. Ramon, Torsional stiffness of viscoelastic spheres in contact. Granular Matter (submitted)
[5] Van Zeebroeck, M., Tijskens, E., Dintwa, E., Deli V., Loodts, J., De Baerdemaeker, J. and Ramon, H.: "Determination of the parameters of a tangential contact force model for viscoelastic materials (i.e. fruits) using a rheometer device". Postharvest Biology and Technology, 33(2):111-125.
[6] E. Dintwa, M. Van Zeebroeck, E. Tijskens, H. Ramon, Torsion of viscoelastic spheres in contact. European Physical Journal B, 39(1):77-85
[7] E. Tijskens, J. De Baerdemaeker, H. Ramon (2004) Strategies for contact resolution of level surfaces. Engineering Computations, 21(2-3-4): 137-150
[8] E. Dintwa, E. Tijskens, R. Olieslagers, J. De Baerdemaeker, H. Ramon (2004) Calibration of a spinning disc spreader simulation model for accurate site-specific fertilizer application flow on a centrifugal fertilizer spreader. Biosystems Engineering, 88, Issue 1, May 2004, Pages 49-62
[9] E. Dintwa, P. Van Liedekerke , R. Olieslagers , E. Tijskens and H. Ramon (2004) Model for Simulation of Particle Flow on a Centrifugal Fertiliser Spreader. Biosystems Engineering, 87(4):407-415
[10] E. Tijskens, H. Ramon, J. De Baerdemaeker (2004) Mathematical Modelling of Syneresis of Cheese Curd, Mathematics and Computers in Simulation, 65:165-175
[11] E. Tijskens, D. Roose, H. Ramon, J. De Baerdemaeker (2004) FastDer++, Efficient Automatic Differentiation for Nonlinear PDE solvers. Mathematics and Computers in Simulation, 65: 177-190
[12] Van Canneyt T, Tijskens E, Ramon H, Verschoore R, Sonck B (2003) Characterisation of a Potato-shaped Instrumented Device. Biosystems Engineering 86(3):275-285
[13] J. Reumers, E. Tijskens, H. Ramon (2003) Experimental Characterisation of the Cylindrical Distribution Pattern of Centrifugal Fertiliser Spreaders: towards an Alternative for Spreading Hall Measurements. Biosystems Engineering 86(4):431-439
[14] J. Reumers, E. Tijskens, H. Ramon (2003) Experimental Characterisation of dynamical properties of fertiliser grains in a centrifugal disk spreader. Biosystems Engineering 86(3):327-337
[15] K. van Staeyen, E. Tijskens, H. Ramon (2003) A multibody dynamics approach of colliding particles. Journal of Sound and Vibration 266:481-491
[16] E. Tijskens, H. Ramon, J. De Baerdemaeker (2003) Discrete Element Modelling for Process Simulation in Agriculture, Journal of Sound and Vibration 266:493-514
[17] Van Zeebroeck, M.; Tijskens E.; Van Liedekerke, P.; Deli, V.; De Baerdemaeker J., and Ramon H. (2003) Determination of Dynamical Behaviour of Biological Materials during impact using a Pendulum Device. Journal of Sound and Vibration 266:465-480.
[18] E. Tijskens, D. Roose, H. Ramon, J. De Baerdemaeker (2002) Automatic Differentiation for Solving Nonlinear Partial Diffential Equations: an Efficient Operator Overloading Approach. Numerical Algorithms 30:259-301
[19] Tijskens, E, Viaene, W, and Geerlings, P (1995). An interatomic interaction potential for silica polymorphs based on the SCD model. Physics and Chemistry of Minerals 22:186-199
[20] Tijskens, E, Viaene, W, and Geerlings, P (1994). The ionic model: extension to spatial charge distributions. Physics and Chemistry of Minerals 20:601-616.
[21] Tijskens, E, Viaene, W, Van Oyen P., Clifford, J (1985). Ore Mineralogy of the Tatestown Prospect, Ireland. In Friedrich RH, Herzig, PM (Eds), Base Metal Sulfide Deposits in Sedimentary and Volcanic Environments. Proceedings of the DMG-GDMB-SGA-Meeting, Aachen 1985, Special Publication No. 5 of the Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits.
II papers (no peer review)
[22] Van Linden, V.; Van Zeebroeck, M.; Deli, V.; Ramon, H., and De Baerdemaeker, J. Blutsschadegevoeligheid van Jonagold: waar knelt het? Belgische Fruitrevue. Vakblad Voor Pomologische Verenigingen En B.F.O. 2002; 54(4):20-22.
[23] Van linden, V.; Van Zeebroeck, M.; Deli, V.; Ramon, H., and De Baerdemaeker, J. Blutsschadegevoeligheid van Jonagold: waar knelt het? Fruitteelt-Nieuws. Berichten Uit Wetenschap En Praktijk. 2002; 6(15 maart):30-31.
III Conference contributions
[24] E Tijskens, H. Ramon (2005) Particle Based Simulations of dry granular matter and fluids. 7th World Congress of Chemical Engineering/ 5th European Congress of Chemical Engineering, 10-14 July 2005, Glasgow, Scotland
[25] Tijskens E, Ramon H (2005) Towards generic GD software. ACOMEN 2005, Third International Conference on Advanced Computational Methods in Engineering Ghent, May 30-June 2, 2005
[26] E Tijskens, H. Ramon (2005) Particle Based Simulations with DEMeter++. ACOMEN 2005, Third International Conference on Advanced Computational Methods in Engineering Ghent, May 30-June 2, 2005
[27] E Tijskens, H. Ramon (2005) Particle Based Simulations with DEMeter++. The third international symposium on: Applications of Modelling as an Innovative Technology in the Agri-Food Chain, May 29 - June 2, 2005, Leuven, Belgium
[28] P. Van Liedekerke, E. Tijskens, E. Dintwa, H. Ramon (2004) Discrete Element Application for a centrifugal spreader. AgEng 2004, Engineering the Future, 12-16 September 2004, Leuven, Belgium
[29] M. Van Zeebroeck, V. Deli, E. Dintwa, E. Tijskens, J. De Baerdemaeker, H. Ramon (2004); The Discrete Element Method (DEM) to simulate fruit damage during transport: validation by shaking experiments The Discrete Element Method (DEM) to simulate fruit damage during transport: validation by shaking experiments, AgEng 2004, Engineering the Future, 12-16 September 2004, Leuven, Belgium
[30] Tijskens E; Loodts J; Van Zeebroeck M; Van Liedekerke P; Dintwa E; Ramon H (2004) Particle Based Simulations with DEMeter++, AgEng 2004, Engineering the Future, 12-16 September 2004, Leuven, Belgium
[31] J. Loodts, E. Tijskens, H. Ramon (2004) A New Paradigm for Simulating Plant Tissue, AgEng 2004, Engineering the Future, 12-16 September 2004, Leuven, Belgium
[32] J. Loodts, E. Tijskens, H. Ramon (2004) A Micromechanical Approach for Simulating Plant Tissue, FoodSim 2004, June 16-18, 2004, Wageningen, The Netherlands
[33] Tijskens E; Loodts J; Van Zeebroeck M; Van Liedekerke P; Dintwa E; Ramon H (2004) Particle Based Simulations with DEMeter++, Proceedings of Partec2004, International Conference for Particle Technology, Nuremberg, Germany, 16-18 March 2004.
[34] P. Verboven; E. Tijskens, Q.T. Ho, H. Ramon; B.M. Nicolaï. Combined Discrete Elements and CFD modelling of air flow through randomly filled boxes with spherical food products. ICEF9 –International Conference on Engineering and Food, 7-11 March 2004
[35] E. Tijskens, H. Ramon (2003) Automatic linearisation of PDEs. 21st CAD-FEM USERS' MEETING 2003 – International Congress on FEM Technology, 12.-14. November, Potsdam, Germany
[36] E. Tijskens, J. De Baerdemaeker, H. Ramon (2003). Towards a generic approach for contact resolution of objects described by a level surface. Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Computational Plasticity. Barcelona, Spain, 7-10 April 2003. p 208
[37] Van Zeebroeck, M., Tijskens, E., Dintwa, E., Deli V., Loodts, J., De Baerdemaeker, J. and Ramon, H.: "Determination of the parameters of a tangential contact force model for viscoelastic materials (i.e. fruits) using a rheometer device". 4th Plant Biomechanics conference, Michigan state university, East Lansing, 20-25 July, 2003.
[38] E. Tijskens, M. Van Zeebroeck, H. Ramon, J. De Baerdemaeker, T. Van Canneyt (2002) DEM modelling for agricultural processes: an overview of recent projects. First International PFC Symposium, 6-8 november 2002, Gelsenkirchen (Germany)
[39] E. Tijskens, H. Ramon, J. De Baerdemaeker (2002) Contact resolution for general level surfaces using automatic differentiation. Third International Conference on Discrete Element Methods, September 23-25, 2002, Santa Fe, New Mexico (USA).
[40] E. Tijskens, H. Ramon, J. De Baerdemaeker (2001) Automatic Linearisation of nonlinear PDEs and ODEs, M2SABI'01, IMACS/IFAC Fourth International Symposium on Mathematical Modelling and Simulation in Agricultural and Bio-Industries, held on 12-14 June 2001 Haifa, Israel
[41] E. Tijskens, H. Ramon, J. De Baerdemaeker (2001) DEMeter: Development of an Object Oriented Extensible Toolkit for Efficient DEM Simulation, M2SABI'01, IMACS/IFAC Fourth International Symposium on Mathematical Modelling and Simulation in Agricultural and Bio-Industries, held on 12-14 June 2001 Haifa, Israel
[42] E. Tijskens, H. Ramon, J. De Baerdemaeker (2001) Mathematical Modelling of Syneresis of Cheese Curd, M2SABI'01, IMACS/IFAC Fourth International Symposium on Mathematical Modelling and Simulation in Agricultural and Bio-Industries, held on 12-14 June 2001 Haifa, Israel
[43] E. Tijskens, P. Jancsok, N. Dezillie, Veerle Vanlinden, P. Van Liedekerke, H. Ramon, J. De Baerdemaeker (2001) DEM modelling of agricultural processes: an overview of recent projects, M2SABI'01, IMACS/IFAC Fourth International Symposium on Mathematical Modelling and Simulation in Agricultural and Bio-Industries, held on 12-14 June 2001 Haifa, Israel
[44] E. Tijskens and J. De Baerdemaeker (2000) Mathematical Modelling of Syneresis of Cheese Curd, FoodSim2000, International Conference on simulation in food and bio Industries. 26-27 June 2000, Nantes, France
[45] E. Tijskens, H. Ramon, J. De Baerdemaeker (2000) Efficient Operator Overloading AD for Solving Nonlinear PDEs. AD2000 Third International Conference on Automatic Differentiation: From Simulation to Optimisation, June 2000, Nice, France
[46] E. Tijskens, H. Ramon, J. De Baerdemaeker (2000) Solving Nonlinear systems of PDEs without linearising the equations. Second International Conference on Engineering computational Technology, 6-8 September, Leuven
[47] K. van Staeyen, E. Tijskens, H. Ramon (2000) A multibody dynamics approach of colliding particles. ISMA25 international workshop on noise and vibration in agricultural and biological engineering. September 2000, Leuven
IV Invited talks
[48] E. Tijskens (2004) Automatic linearisation of PDEs by FastDer++. Simula Research Laboratories
[49] E. Tijskens (2003) Granular matter modelling. BePCIS meeting November 2003, Belgian Particle, Colloid and Interface Society.
[50] E. Tijskens (2003) Automatic linearisation of PDEs. 1st Diffpack Conference, 14. Nov. 2003, Berlin, Potsdam, Germany
[51] E. Tijskens (2000) Automatic Differentiation for nonlinear PDEs. New Trends in Mathematical modelling. FWO WOG/SRN Advanced Numerical Methods for Mathematical Modelling 16-17 November 2000, Leuven
V Contribution in books
[52] E. Tijskens, H. Ramon, J. De Baerdemaeker (2002) Contact resolution for general level surfaces using automatic differentiation. In B.K. Cook, R.P. Jensen (Eds) Discrete Element Methods – Numerical modelling of discontinua. Geotechnical Special Publication No. 117. pp. 68-73. American Society of Civil Engineers.
[53] E. Tijskens, M. Van Zeebroeck, H. Ramon, J. De Baerdemaeker, T. Van Canneyt (2002) DEM modelling for agricultural processes: an overview of recent projects. In H. Konietzky (Ed) Numerical modeling in micromechanics via particle methods. pp. 87-92. A.A. Balkema Publishers
[54] E. Tijskens, H. Ramon, J. De Baerdemaeker (2001) Efficient Operator Overloading AD for Solving Nonlinear PDEs. In Griewank and Corliss, Automatic Differentiation: From Simulation to Optimisation, Springer Verlag
[55] E. Tijskens, H. Ramon, J. De Baerdemaeker (2000) Solving Nonlinear systems of PDEs without linearising the equations. In Topping (Ed.) Finite Elements: Techniques and Developments. Civil-Comp Press.
[56] Tijskens, E. (1993). A New Model for Interatomic Interaction Potentials - Application to Silica Polymorphs. Ph.D. thesis, Physico-chemical Geology, K.U.Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.
VI Unpublished
[57] Tijskens E, Ramon H (2004) Towards generic GD software.
[58] E. Tijskens, H. Ramon (2003) Study of cache conflicts on the performance of DEM codes and how to avoid them.
[59] Tijskens, E (1985). Data-analyse, Principaalcomponenten, principaalcomponent-factoren, varimax-factoren, canonische correlatie-analyse, correspondentie-analyse en cluster-analyse betrokken op simultane voorstelling van objecten en variabelen. Unpublished monograph for the course Biometrie II by Prof. Dr. F. Symons, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Faculteit Wetenschappen, Biologie, 72 pp.
VII Conferences attended
7th World Congress of Chemical Engineering/ 5th European Congress of Chemical Engineering, 10-14 July 2005, Glasgow, Scotland
16th International Conference on Computer Methods in Mechanics, CMM-2005, CEACM Conference on Computational Mechanics, June 14-17, 2005, Czestochowa, Poland
22nd CAD-FEM Users’ meeting, 10-12 November 2004, Dresden, Germany
2nd Diffpack Users’ meeting, 12 November 2004, Dresden, Germany
AgEng 2004, Engineering the Future, 12-16 September 2004, Leuven, Belgium.
Behavior of Structured Granular Products, July 09, 2004, University of Leeds, UK
2nd BENELUX workshop On the Physical Characterization of Powders and Porous Materials, 13-14 September 2004, Antwerp, Belgium.
FoodSim 2004, June 16-18, 2004, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
Partec2004, International Conference for Particle Technology, Nuremberg, Germany, 16-18 March 2004.
1st Diffpack Users’ meeting. 14 November, 2003, Potsdam, Germany
21st CAD-FEM USERS' MEETING 2003 – International Congress on FEM Technology, 12.-14. November 2003, Potsdam, Germany
COMPLAS VII. Seventh International Conference on Computational Plasticity. Barcelona, Spain, 7-10 April 2003
First International PFC Symposium, 6-8 november 2002, Gelsenkirchen (Germany)
New Trends in Mathematical Modelling and Numerics. KULeuven, Leuven, Belgium, 16-17 November 2000
ISMA 25 - International Workshop On Noise And Vibration In Agricultural And Biological Engineering. KULeuven, Leuven, Belgium, September 13-15.
ISMA 25 - International Conference on Noise and Vibration Engineering. KULeuven, Leuven, Belgium, September 13-15.
ECT2000 - The Second International Conference on Engineering Computational Technology. KULeuven, Leuven, Belgium, 6-8 September 2000,
FOODSIM'2000 - International Conference on Simulation in Food and Bio Industries. Nantes, France, June 26-27, 2000.
Third International Conference on Discrete Element Methods, September 23-25, 2002, Santa Fe, New Mexico (USA)
M2SABI'01, IMACS/IFAC Fourth International Symposium on Mathematical Modelling and Simulation in Agricultural and Bio-Industries, 12-14 June 2001, Haifa, Israel
FoodSim2000, International Conference on simulation in food and bio Industries. 26-27 June 2000, Nantes, France
AD 2000 - The 3rd International Conference/Workshop on Automatic Differentiation: From Simulation to Optimization. Nice, France, June 19-23, 2000.
International Symposium on Reliable Flow of Particulate Solids III. Porsgrunn, Norway, 11-13 augustus 1999.
World Congress on Particle Technology 3. Brighton, UK, 6-9 july 1998
The processing of soft solids. Brighton, UK, 6-9 july 1998
Emerging Particle Technologies : a vision to the future. Brighton, UK, 5 july 1998
Material simulation for the 21st century - Materials simulation from atomic to large scale simulation (Department of Surface Chemistry and Catalysis, 2 days, augustus 99)
Workshop on Numerical Modelling of Processes and Devices for Integrated Circuits: NUPAD IV (IEEE), Seattle, Washington, 31 May-1 June 1992.

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