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Hendrik Andresen

Doctoral Student


Hendrik Andresen is a doctoral student in Engineering Science. He graduated from the Technical University of Berlin with a master’s degree in June 2017.

During his studies he gained invaluable professional experience in the automotive (Porsche Engineering) and aerospace (Rolls-Royce Germany) industries and participated in an international exchange programme with the University of Michigan sponsored by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

In October 2017, he began his DPhil studies under the supervision of Prof David Hills in the field of contact mechanics. His research activities are funded by a Marie-Curie fellowship (project EXPERTISE). He has a passion for undergraduate teaching and is a stipendiary lecturer at Lincoln College.

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Research Interests

Hendrik's research is based on the fundamentals of applied mechanics and evolves around contact mechanics and the corresponding topics of fretting fatigue, friction and fracture mechanics.

He is always supportive of bringing innovative ideas into commercial application. He consults with leading engineers and researchers across different institutions and industries, and gives guidance on a successful implementation of his research results.

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Andresen H., Hills D.A., Moore, M.R., The steady state partial slip problem for half plane contacts subject to a constant normal load using glide dislocations}, Eur. Jnl. Mech/A Solids, 79: 103868, 2020.

Hills D.A., Andresen H., 2020, Fundamentals of Elastic Contacts. In: M. Paggi and D.A. Hills, ed., Modeling and Simulation of Tribological Problems in Technology, Springer International Publishing, 1st ed. pp. 1--39.

Andresen H., Hills D.A., A review of partial slip solutions for contacts represented by half-planes including bulk tension and moments, Tribology Int., 2020.

Andresen H., Hills D.A., Barber J.R., Vázquez J., Steady state cyclic behaviour of a half-plane contact in partial slip subject to varying normal load, moment, shear load, and moderate differential bulk tension, Int. Jnl. Solids Struct. 182: 156--161, 2020.

Andresen H., Hills D.A., Barber J.R., Vázquez J., Frictional half-plane contact problems subject to alternating normal and shear loads and tension in the steady state, Int. Jnl. Solids Struct. 168: 166--171, 2019.

Andresen H., Hills D.A, Vázquez J., Closed-form solutions for tilted three-part piecewise-quadratic half-plane contacts, Int. Jnl. Mech. Sci. 150: 127--134, 2019.