Dr. Janine Mergel

Dr. Janine Mergel


Emmy Noether

Advisor / Co. Advisor

Prof. Sauer


Advanced Computational Models for the Analysis of Friction and Adhesion


AICES Graduate School
RWTH Aachen University
Schinkelstr. 2a
D-52062 Aachen

Phone: + 49 (0) 241 80 99 751
Fax: + 49 (0) 241 80 628 498
Email: mergel@aices.rwth-aachen.de



  • 11/2012 - 10/2016: Doctoral student at Aachen Institute for Advanced Study in Computational Engineering Science (AICES), RWTH Aachen
  • 2006 - 2012: Diplom in Computational Engineering Science, RWTH Aachen

Professional Career

  • 2011 - 2012: Student assistant at Aachen Institute for Advanced Study in Computational Engineering Science (AICES), RWTH Aachen
  • 2010 - 2011: Student assistant at the Chair for Process Systems Engineering, RWTH Aachen
  • 2008 - 2010: Student assistant at the mathematics division of the Center of Computational Engineering Science, RWTH Aachen

Refereed Journal Publications

Mergel, J.C., Sauer, R.A., Ober-Blöbaum, S.: "C1-continuous space-time discretization based on Hamilton's law of varying action",
Journal of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics (ZAMM) 97(4), pp. 433-457, 2017, [PDF]

Mergel, J.C., Sauer, R.A.: "On the optimum shape of thin adhesive strips for various peeling directions",
The Journal of Adhesion 90(5-6), pp. 526-544, 2014, [PDF]

Mergel, J.C., Sauer, R.A., Saxena, A.: "Computational optimization of adhesive microstructures based on a nonlinear beam formulation",
Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization 50(6), pp. 1001-1017, 2014, [PDF]

Sauer, R.A., Mergel, J.C.: "A geometrically exact finite beam element formulation for thin film adhesion and debonding",
Finite Elements in Analysis and Design 86, pp. 120-135, 2014, [PDF]

Refereed Conference Proceedings

Mergel, J.C., Sauer, R.A., Ober-Blöbaum, S.: "C1-continuous time discretization based on cubic Hermite interpolation",
Proceedings in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics 16(1), pp. 753-754, 2016

Conference Presentations

ECCOMAS 2016: European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering
Crete, Greece (June 5-10, 2016)

GAMM 2016: Joint Annual Meeting of GAMM and DMV
Braunschweig, Germany (Mar 7-11, 2016)

YIC GACM / AC.CES 2015: 3rd ECCOMAS Young Investigators Conference
Aachen, Germany (July 20-24, 2015)

ICCM 2014: 5th International Conference on Computational Methods
Cambridge, UK (July 28-30, 2014)

WCCM XI: 11th World Congress on Computational Mechanics
Barcelona, Spain (July 20-25, 2014)

CMIS 2014: 6th Contact Mechanics International Symposium
Abu Dhabi, UAE (Feb 3-5, 2014)

5th GACM Colloquium on Computational Mechanics
Hamburg, Germany (Sep 30 - Oct 2, 2013)

AB 2013: 2nd International Conference on Structural Adhesive Bonding
Porto, Portugal (July 4-5, 2013)