Jean-Paul Pelteret
Mechanical engineer Post-doctoral researcher
Erlangen, Germany
 jean-paul.pelteret.co.za | jppelteret

Skills ______________________________________________________________________________________________

Topics

Nonlinear finite element methods Nonlinear continuum mechanics Nonlinear (metaheuristic) optimisation Algorithmic & symbolic differentiation Computational fluid dynamics Numerical methods Biomechanics Magneto-viscoelasticity

Programming

C++ (Advanced/Expert) Matlab/Octave (Advanced) Python (Basic) Git (Advanced)

Toolboxes

deal.II (Expert) ParadisEO (Advanced/Expert) GAlib (Advanced/Expert) Adol-C (Advanced) SymEngine (Advanced)

Software

Ansys Fluent and ICEM (Advanced) Materialise Mimics (Advanced) Sandia National Laboratories Cubit (Advanced) OpenCascade (Advanced) Simulia ABAQUS (Basic)

Documentation

LATEX & PGF/TikZ (Advanced) Doxygen (Advanced) Microsoft & Libreoffice suites (Advanced)

Languages

English (Native) Afrikaans (Proficient) German (Beginner)

Work experience ____________________________________________________________________________

Lehrstuhl für Techniche Mechanik (LTM), Friedrich-Alexander Universität

Erlangen, Germany

Post-doctoral researcher

Aug 2012 PRESENT

  • Primary topics of research: Nonlinear magneto-elasticity, Finite element modelling, Parameter identification, Numerical methods
  • Funding: European Research Council Advanced Grant 289049 MOCOPOLY

Centre for Research in Computational and Applied Mechanics (CERECAM), University of Cape Town (UCT)

Cape Town, South Africa

Lecturer

  • MEC5065Z Introduction to Programming for Scientists and Engineers:2010 – 2012
    Introduction to C++; object orientated programming; data structures; algorithms; software life-cycle
  • MEC5067Z Nonlinear material behaviour:2009, 2011
    Nonlinear elasticity including isotropic, transverse isotropic and viscoelastic materials

University of Cape Town

Cape Town, South Africa

Research assistant

Aug 2011 Dec 2012

  • Provided of advice for, and assistance in, research projects (postgraduate and undergraduate)
  • Support role in facility management and organisation

Tutor

  • MEC5063Z Continuum mechanics: Class tutoring; conduction of practical sessions and tests2007 – 2009
  • MEC5065Z Engineering Software Design: Class tutoring; conduction of practical sessions, tests and
    examinations; marking of class projects 2007 – 2009
  • MEC3033F Thermofluids II: Class tutoring; conduction of practical sessions, tests and examinations;
    marking of tests 2006

Internships

Education ______________________________________________________________________________________

University of Cape Town

Cape Town, South Africa

Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D. Mech. Eng.)

2008 2013

  • Thesis

    Category: Biomechanics (FEM)

    Supervisor: B. D. Reddy
    A computational neuromuscular model of the human upper airway with application to the study of obstructive sleep apnoea
  • Harry Crossley Fund Postgraduate Scholarship
  • Doctoral Research Scholarship
  • CERECAM Scholarship

University of Cape Town

Cape Town, South Africa

Masters in Mechanical Engineering (M.Sc. Mech. Eng.)

2006 2007

  • Thesis

    Category: Automotive CFD

    Supervisor: C. Meyer
    A CFD investigation of cavitation and associated deposit formation in modern diesel fuel injectors
  • Manuel and Luby Washkansky Scholarship2006
  • SASOL funding

University of Cape Town

Cape Town, South Africa

Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering (B.Sc. (Hons) Mech. Eng.)

2002 2005

  • Thesis

    Category: Automotive CFD

    Supervisor: C. Meyer
    Drag reduction of recreational vehicles
  • Qualified with first class honours2005
  • Faculty of Engineering and Building Science Scholarship 2002 – 2005
  • First class pass2002 – 2004

Honours & awards _________________________________________________________________________

2010

Best poster prize: Respiratory mechanics track, 6th World Congress on Biomechanics

Singapore

2005

Best undergraduate thesis poster, Mechanical Engineering

UCT

2004

Dean’s merit list, >75% year average, Mechanical Engineering

UCT

2004

Class Medal, Top student in year, Mechanical Engineering

UCT

2004

Class Medal, MAM3080F Numerical Methods: Fundamentals in Applied Mathematics

UCT

2003

Dean’s merit list, >75% year average, Mechanical Engineering

UCT

2002

Dean’s merit list, >75% year average, Mechanical Engineering

UCT

Extracurricular activities _______________________________________________________________

Community

Programmer for open-Source software

  • Developer: deal.II (Differential Equations Analysis Library)Aug 2016 – PRESENT
    • Linear algebra (sparse, full)
    • Physics module
    • Various utility functions and bug fixes
    • Mixed-formulation finite-strain elasticity tutorial
    • Numerous code-gallery contributions
  • Forum moderator: deal.II Sep 2015 – PRESENT
  • Regular contributor: spack (Supercomputer package manager)
  • Periodic contributor: Adol-C, SymEngine, homebrew-science

Maths and science tutor

Cape Town, South Africa

  • Private tutor for struggling Grade 12 students2006 – 2007
  • Provided free tuition for underprivileged high school students through the Pinelands Methodist church2006

Personal

Current activities

  • Avid motorcyclist: Touring southern Germany and parts of Europe
  • Sport: Football, running, gym fitness training

Club memberships

  • Pinelands Hockey club2004 – 2009

Peer-reviewed publications ___________________________________________________________

Articles, books and dissertations

1.

Arndt, D. et al. The deal.II Library, Version 8.5. Journal of Numerical Mathematics (2017). doi:10.1515/jnma-2017-0058.

2.

Davydov, D., Gerasimov, T., Pelteret, J.-P. & Steinmann, P. On the h-adaptive PUM and the hp-adaptive FEM approaches applied to PDEs in quantum mechanics. Journal of Scientific Computing. Submitted (2017). <https://arxiv.org/abs/1612.02305>.

3.

Menhert, M., Pelteret, J.-P. V. & Steinmann, P. Numerical modeling of nonlinear thermo-electro-elasticity. Mathematics and Mechanics of Solids. In review (2017).

4.

Pelteret, J.-P. V., Walter, B. & Steinmann, P. Application of metaheuristic algorithms to the identification of nonlinear magneto-viscoelastic constitutive parameters. Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials. In review (2017).

5.

Walter, B. L., Pelteret, J.-P., Kaschta, J., Schubert, D. W. & Steinmann, P. On the wall slip phenomenon of elastomers in oscillatory shear measurements using parallel-plate rotational rheometry – I. Detecting wall slip. Polymer Testing. Accepted (2017). doi:10.1016/j.polymertesting.2017.05.035.

6.

Walter, B. L., Pelteret, J.-P., Kaschta, J., Schubert, D. W. & Steinmann, P. On the wall slip phenomenon of elastomers in oscillatory shear measurements using parallel-plate rotational rheometry – II. Influence of experimental conditions. Polymer Testing. Accepted (2017). doi:10.1016/j.polymertesting.2017.05.036.

7.

Walter, B. L., Pelteret, J.-P., Kaschta, J., Schubert, D. W. & Steinmann, P. Preparation of magnetorheological elastomers and their slip-free characterization by means of parallel-plate rotational rheometry. Smart Materials and Structures. Accepted (2017). doi:10.1088/1361-665X/aa6b63.

8.

Pelteret, J.-P. V., Davydov, D., McBride, A., Vu, D. K. & Steinmann, P. Computational electro- and magneto-elasticity for quasi-incompressible media immersed in free space. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering 108, 1307–1342 (2016). doi:10.1002/nme.5254.

9.

Saxena, P., Pelteret, J.-P. V. & Steinmann, P. Modelling of iron-filled magneto-active polymers with a dispersed chain-like microstructure. European Journal of Mechanics A/Solids 50, 132–151 (Mar. 2015). doi:10.1016/j.euromechsol.2014.10.005.

10.

Davydov, D., Pelteret, J.-P. & Steinmann, P. Comparison of several staggered atomistic-to-continuum concurrent coupling strategies. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 277, 260–280 (Aug. 2014). doi:10.1016/j.cma.2014.04.013.

11.

Vogel, F., Pelteret, J.-P. V., Kaessmair, S. & Steinmann, P. Magnetic force and torque on particles subject to a magnetic field. European Journal of Mechanics A/Solids 48, 23–31 (Nov. 2014). doi:10.1016/j.euromechsol.2014.03.007.

12.

Kajee, Y., Pelteret, J.-P. V. & Reddy, B. D. The biomechanics of the human tongue. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering 29, 492–514 (Apr. 2013). doi:10.1002/cnm.2531.

13.

Pelteret, J.-P. V. A computational neuromuscular model of the human upper airway with application to the study of obstructive sleep apnoea Engineering (University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, Western Cape, South Africa, Nov. 2013). <http://hdl.handle.net/11427/9519>.

14.

Pelteret, J.-P. V. & Reddy, B. D. Development of a computational biomechanical model of the human upper–airway soft–tissues towards simulating obstructive sleep apnea. Clinical Anatomy 27, 182–200 (2013). doi:10.1002/ca.22313.

15.

Pelteret, J.-P. V. & Reddy, B. D. Computational model of soft tissues in the human upper airway. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering 28, 111–132 (Jan. 2012). doi:10.1002/cnm.1487.

16.

Pelteret, J.-P. A CFD Investigation of Cavitation and Associated Deposit Formation in Modern Diesel Fuel Injectors Engineering (University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, Western Cape, South Africa, Sept. 2007). <https://open.uct.ac.za/handle/11427/5487>.

Conference proceedings

1.

Walter, B. W., Pelteret, J.-P., Kaschta, J., Schubert, D. & Steinmann, P. Magnetorheological elastomers in large amplitude oscillatory shear in Proceedings of the 12th Fall Rubber Colloquium (2016).

2.

Walter, B. et al. On The Preparation, Characterisation, Modelling And Simulation Of Magneto-Sensitive Elastomers in Proceedings of the Second Seminar on the Mechanics of Multifunctional Materials (eds Schroder, J., Lupascu, D. C., Keip, M.-A. & D., B.) 12. ISBN: 978-3-9809679-8-3 (Bad Honnef, Germany, May 2014), 103–106.

3.

Pelteret, J.-P. V. & Reddy, B. D. Computational model of tissues in the human upper airway in 2nd International Conference on Computational & Mathematical Biomedical Engineering (eds Nithiarasu, P., Löhner, R., van Loon, R., Sazonov, I. & Xie, X.) ISBN: 978-0-9562914-1-7 (Washington DC, USA, Apr. 2011), 347–350. <http://www.compbiomed.net/getfile.php?type=1/site_documents&id=cmbe2011.pdf>.

4.

Kajee, Y., Pelteret, J.-P. V. & Reddy, B. D. Biomechanics of the human tongue in Proceedings of the 7th South African conference on computational mechanics (eds Kok, S., Wilke, D., Inglis, H. & Sellers, E.) (2010).

Conference posters

1.

Walter, B., Pelteret, J.-P. V., Kaschta, J., Schubert, D. & Steinmann, P. Nonlinear viscoelastic behavior or measuring artifact? On the wall slip of magneto-sensitive elastomers Conference poster. 10th Annual European Rheology Conference Nantes, France 14-17 April 2015. Apr. 2015.

2.

Walter, B. et al. On the Preparation, Characterization, Modeling and Simulation of Magneto-Sensitive Elastomers Conference poster. 14th International Conference on Electrorheological Fluids and Magnetorheological Suspensions Granada, Spain 7-11 July 2014. July 2014.

3.

Pelteret, J.-P. V. & Reddy, B. D. Computation Model of Tissues in the Human Upper Airway Poster presented in Respiratory Mechanics Track, 6th World Congress of Biomechanics (WCB 2010), Singapore. Aug. 2010.

Conference and invited presentations

1.

Pelteret, J.-P. V., Walter, B., Kaschta, J. & Steinmann, P. Evolutionary Algorithms applied to Experimental Analysis and Computational Simulation of Magnetorheological Elastomers Conference presentation (Keynote). 13th U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics, 27-30 July, San Diego, USA. July 2015.

2.

Pelteret, J.-P. V., Walter, B., Kaschta, J. & Steinmann, P. Evolutionary algorithms applied to experimental analysis and computational simulation of magnetorheological elastomers Conference presentation. 3rd ECCOMAS Young Investigator’s conference, 20-23 July, Aachen, Germany. July 2015.

3.

Pelteret, J.-P. V. et al. Magneto-active polymers: challenges in the fabrication, testing, modelling and simulation Conference presentation (Keynote). 1st International Conference on Mechanics of Complex Solids and Fluids, 17-22 May, Lille, France. May 2015.

4.

Walter, B., Pelteret, J.-P. V., Kaschta, J., Schubert, D. & Steinmann, P. On the wall slip of magnetorheological elastomers in parallel-plate rotational rheometry Conference presentation. 7th ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Smart Structures and Materials, 3-6 June, Ponta Delgada, Azores. June 2015.

5.

Walter, B., Pelteret, J.-P. V., Kaschta, J., Schubert, D. & Steinmann, P. Wall slip of magnetorheological elastomers in parallel-plate rotational rheometry Conference presentation. 7. TA Anwendertreffen Rheologie - Erlangen, 1-2 October, Erlangen, Germany. Oct. 2015.

6.

Davydov, D., Pelteret, J.-P. V., Javili, A. & Steinmann, P. Atomistic to Continuum Coupling: the Promise of Studying Defects at the sub-Micron Scale Conference presentation. IUTAM Symposium on Micromechanics of Defects in Solids Sevilla, Spain 9-13 June. June 2014.

7.

Davydov, D., Pelteret, J.-P. V., Javili, A. & Steinmann, P. Bridging scales - from Molecular Mechanics to Continuum Mechanics. Theoretical link, size effects and concurrent coupling strategies Conference presentation. EAM Young Researchers’ Day 2014 Erlangen, Germany 17 February. Feb. 2014.

8.

Davydov, D., Pelteret, J.-P. V. & Steinmann, P. Comparison of several staggered atomistic-to-continuum concurrent coupling strategies Conference presentation. 85th Annual meeting of the International Association of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics Erlangen, Germany 10-14 March. Mar. 2014.

9.

Davydov, D., Pelteret, J.-P. V. & Steinmann, P. Comparison of several staggered atomistic-to-continuum concurrent coupling strategies Conference presentation. 11th World Congress on Computational Mechanics Barcelona, Spain 20-25 July. July 2014.

10.

Pelteret, J.-P. V. & Reddy, B. D. A Computational Neuromuscular Model of the Human Upper Airway Invited presentation. Chair of Continuum Mechanics, University of Stuttgart. June 2014.

11.

Pelteret, J.-P. V., Saxena, P., Walter, B., Davydov, D. & Steinmann, P. Towards a computational model of magneto-sensitive polymers Conference presentation. 85th Annual Meeting of the International Association of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics Erlangen, Germany 10-14 March. Mar. 2014.

12.

Saxena, P., Hossain, M., Walter, B., Pelteret, J.-P. V. & Steinmann, P. Rate dependent deformations in magneto-rheological elastomers: Modelling and Experiments Conference presentation. IUTAM Symposium on Thermomechanical-Electromagnetic coupling in solids: Microstructural and Stability Aspects Paris, France 16-18 June. June 2014.

13.

Saxena, P., Pelteret, J.-P. V. & Steinmann, P. Modelling of magneto-active polymers with a weak anisotropy Conference presentation. 85th Annual meeting of the International Association of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics Erlangen, Germany 10-14 March. Mar. 2014.

14.

Walter, B. et al. On the Preparation, Characterisation, Modelling and Simulation of Magneto-Sensitive Elastomers. Conference presentation. Second Seminar on the Mechanics of Multifunctional Materials Bad Honnef, Germany 5-9 May. May 2014.

15.

Davydov, D., Pelteret, J.-P. V., Javili, A. & Steinmann, P. Atomistic to continuum staggered coupling scheme applied to interface problems Conference presentation. Polymer Interphases in Research and Technology International Conference Erlangen, Germany 30 September–30 October. Sept. 2013.

16.

Pelteret, J.-P. V., Davydov, D., Javili, A., Walter, B. & Steinmann, P. Towards a computational model of thermal- and magneto-sensitive polymers Conference presentation. 5th International Conference on Computational Methods for Coupled Problems Ibiza, Spain 17-19 June. June 2013.

17.

Pelteret, J.-P. V., Vogel, F., Kaessmair, S. & Steinmann, P. Magnetic force and torque on a particle subject to a magnetic field Conference presentation. 3rd African Conference on Computational Mechanics Livingstone, Zambia 30 July - 2 August. July 2013.

18.

Pelteret, J.-P. V. & Reddy, B. D. Computational model of tissues in the human upper airway Conference presentation. Second African Conference on Computational Mechanics. Jan. 2011.

19.

Pelteret, J.-P. V. & Reddy, B. D. Computational model of tissues in the human upper airway Conference presentation. 2nd International Conference on Mathematical and Computational Biomedical Engineering. Apr. 2011.

20.

Pelteret, J.-P. V. & Reddy, B. D. Computational model of tissues in the human upper airway Invited presentation. Chair of Applied Mechanics, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. Apr. 2011.

21.

Pelteret, J.-P. V., Kajee, Y., Govender, I., Saman, Y. & Reddy, B. D. Experimental and Computational Research In OSA Conference presentation. World Sleep Congress. Feb. 2010.

22.

Pelteret, J.-P. V., Kajee, Y. & Reddy, B. D. Modelling of the human tongue and surrounding anatomy Conference presentation. Seventh South African Conference on Computational and Applied Mechanics. Jan. 2010.

23.

Pelteret, J.-P. V., Kajee, Y. & Reddy, B. D. Modelling of the human tongue Conference presentation. 1st African Conference on Computational Mechanics. Jan. 2009.

24.

Pelteret, J.-P. V., Kajee, Y. & Reddy, B. D. Modelling of the human tongue Conference presentation. XXII Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics 2009. July 2009.

Open-source code contributions

1.

Pelteret, J.-P. V. The deal.II code gallery: Quasi-static Finite-Strain Quasi-incompressible Visco-elasticity Accessed March 2017. 10.5281/zenodo.437604. <https://dealii.org/developer/doxygen/deal.II/code_gallery_Quasi_static_Finite_strain_Quasi_incompressible_ViscoElasticity.html> (2017).

2.

Pelteret, J.-P. V. & Hamman, T. The deal.II code gallery: Linear Elastic Active Skeletal Muscle Model Accessed 26 April 2017. 10.5281/zenodo.437608. <https://dealii.org/developer/doxygen/deal.II/code_gallery_Linear_Elastic_Active_Skeletal_Muscle_Model.html> (2017).

3.

Pelteret, J.-P. V. & McBride, A. The deal.II code gallery: Quasi-Static Finite-Strain Compressible Elasticity Accessed July 2016. doi: 10.5281/zenodo.437601. <https://dealii.org/developer/doxygen/deal.II/code_gallery_Quasi_static_Finite_strain_Compressible_Elasticity.html> (2016).

4.

Pelteret, J.-P. V. & McBride, A. The deal.II step-44 tutorial: Three-field formulation for non-linear solid mechanics Accessed April 2017. doi: 10.5281/zenodo.439772. <http://www.dealii.org/developer/doxygen/deal.II/step_44.html> (2012).