**Daniel Balzani **

Full Professor (W3) for Continuum Mechanics,

Head of Chair

Building ICFW, Room 03/741

Phone: +49 (0)234 32-23080

E-Mail: daniel.balzani`@`

rub.de

### Werdegang

Since 10/2017 | Professor (W3) of Continuum Mechanics, Department of Civil- and Environmental Engineering, Ruhr-University Bochum |

10/2016-09/2017 | Director of the Institute of Mechanics and Shell Structures and Full Professor of Mechanics |

10/2016-09/2017 | Open-Topic Tenure Track Professor (W3, life appointment) of Mechanics, Institute of Mechanics and Shell Structures, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Technical University Dresden |

05/2014-09/2016 | Open-Topic Tenure Track Professor (W3) of Mechanics, Institute of Mechanics and Shell Structures, Department of Civil Engineering, Technical University Dresden |

05/2011-04/2014 | Habilitation and Venia Legendi in "Mechanics", topic: "Simulation of Micro-Heterogeneous Materials based on Multiscale Approaches using Statistical Microstructure Descriptions", University of Duisburg-Essen |

11/2009 | "Akademischer Rat auf Zeit" at the Institute of Mechanics, Department of Engineering, Division Civil Engineering, University of Duisburg-Essen |

09/2010-03/2011 | Visiting research associate in the group of Prof. M. Ortiz, Graduate Aerospace Laboratories, California Institute of Technology in Pasadena (USA) |

04/2009-03/2010 | Substitute Professor (W2) for Mechanics with emphasis on material theory, Institute of Mechanics and Computational Mechanics (IBNM), Leibniz University Hannover |

01/2006-04/2011 | Research assistant, Institute of Mechanics, Department of Engineering, Division Civil Engineering, University of Duisburg-Essen |

04/2006 | Doctoral degree (Dr.-Ing.), Department of Civil Engineering and Geodesy, Technical University Darmstadt |

2003-2005 | Fellow in the DFG Research Training Group "Graduiertenkolleg Modellierung, Simulation und Optimierung von Ingenieuranwendungen" at the Technical University Darmstadt |

03/2003 | Engineering degree (Diploma), Institute of Mechanics, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Duisburg-Essen, topic: "Modelling of Transversely Isotropic Soft Tissues Based on Polyconvex Free Energy Functions" |

### Preise und Auszeichnungen

05/2013 | Gottschalk-Diederich Baedeker Award "... for his habilitation thesis in appreciation of his personal achievements with respect to the scientific reputation of the Universität Duisburg-Essen and his exemplary function in science." |

01/2013 | Admittance to the "Junges Kolleg" of the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and the Arts: "The members of the "Junges Kolleg" are thematically, financially and ideally supported. They obtain a yearly fellowship of 10.000 Euro. Prerequisite for the membership are a dissertation and further outstanding scientific achievements at a university or other research facility in North Rhine-Westphalia." |

10/2011 | Admittance to the "Global Young Faculty": "The Global Young Faculty enables about 50 selected young researchers at the universities and non-university research facilities in the Ruhr-area to work together in interdisciplinary groups. For this purpose the "Stiftung Mercator" provides 650.000 EUR for the workgroups and individual travel expenses of 5.000 EUR for each member." |

05/2010 | Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Award "... for outstanding research achievements and for supporting prospective research activities. The award (16.000 EUR) is granted by the German Science Foundation DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft)." |

02/2009 | Richard Von Mises Price "... for his scientific achievements on the field "Polyconvex strain energy functions and their application in the area of composite structures and biomaterials", Association of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics GAMM (“Gesellschaft für angewandte Mathematik und Mechanik)" |

04/2009 | German-American Frontiers of Engineering: Invitation and participation at the "12th German-American Frontiers of Engineering Symposium" of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, April 22-25th, Potsdam, 2009. "Every year 30 young researchers in Germany and the United States of America working in engineering research at universities and industry are invited in order to support bilateral cooperations." |

06/2005 | M.I.T. Young-Researcher Fellowship Award "... for exemplary research in computational mechanics", granted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston, USA. The award pays for traveling and accommodation expenses for attending the III M.I.T. Conference on Computational Solid and Fluid Mechanics. |

### Articles and Book Chapters

(Status: 22.02.2022)Wingender, D. & Balzani, D. (2022), "Simulation of crack propagation based on eigenerosion in brittle and ductile materials subject to finite strains", Archive of Applied Mechanics. [DOI] [URL] |

Wang, H., Uhlmann, K., Vedula, V., Balzani, D. & Varnik, F. (2022), "Fluid-structure interaction of tissue degradation and its effects on intra-aneurysm hemodynamics", Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology. [DOI] [URL] |

Junker, P., Riesselmann, J. & Balzani, D. (2022), "Efficient and robust numerical treatment of a gradient-enhanced damage model at large deformations", International Journal of Numerical Methods in Engineering. Vol. 123, pp. 774-793. [DOI] |

Zhang, K., Shen, S., Zhou, A. & Balzani, D. (2021), "Truncated hierarchical B-spline material point method for large deformation geotechnical problems", Computers and Geotechnics. Vol. 134, pp. 104097. [DOI] [URL] |

Wang, H., Balzani, D., Vedula, V., Uhlmann, K. & Varnik, F. (2021), "On the potential self-amplification of aneurysms due to tissue degradation and blood flow revealed from FSI simulations", Frontiers in Physiology. Vol. 12, pp. 785780. [DOI] |

Tamsen, E. & Balzani, D. (2021), "A general, implicit, large-strain FE^2 framework for the simulation of dynamic problems on two scales", Computational Mechanics. Vol. 67, pp. 1375-1394. [DOI] [URL] |

Riesselmann, J., Ketteler, J.W., Schedensack, M. & Balzani, D. (2021), "Rot-free mixed finite elements for gradient elasticity at finite strains", International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering. Vol. 122, pp. 1602-1628. [DOI] [URL] |

Perotti, L.E., Verzhbinsky, I.A., Moulin, K., Cork, T.E., Loecher, M., Balzani, D. & Ennis, D.B. (2021), "Estimating cardiomyofiber strain in vivo by solving a computational model", Medical Image Analysis. Vol. 68, pp. 101932. [DOI] [URL] |

Ogiermann, D., Balzani, D. & Perotti, L. (2021), "The effect of modeling assumptions on the ECG in monodomain and bidomain simulations", In Functional Imaging and Modeling of the Heart. Volume {LNCS 12738}, pp. 503-514. Springer Nature Switzerland AG. [DOI] [URL] |

Muench, S., Roellig, M. & Balzani, D. (2021), "A new method for the in vivo identification of material properties of the human eye. Feasibility analysis based on synthetic data", Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology. [DOI] [URL] |

Junker, P. & Balzani, D. (2021), "An extended Hamilton principle as unifying theory for coupled problems and dissipative microstructure evolution", Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics. Vol. 33, pp. 1931-1956. [DOI] [URL] |

Junker, P. & Balzani, D. (2021), "A new variational approach for the topology optimization of hyperelastic structures undergoing large deformations based on thermodynamic principles", Computational Mechanics. Vol. 67, pp. 455-480. [DOI] |

Curosu, I., Mechtcherine, V., Vo, D.M.P., Sennewald, C., Cherif, C., Wölfel, E., Scheffler, C., Gong, T., Heravi, A., Tamsen, E., Balzani, D., Shehni, A., Häußler-Combe, Fuchs, A., Kaliske, M., Scope, C. & Günther, E. (2021), "Mineral‐bonded composites for enhanced structural impact safety: Material level investigations", Beton- und Stahlbetonbau. Vol. 116(1), pp. 45-57. |

Butt, S., Brackmann, L., Yang, H., Hoormazdi, G., Wingender, D., Priebe, S., Meschke, G., Vogel, A., Röttger, A., Renner, J., Balzani, D., Hackl, K. & Mueller, I. (2021), "Soil excavation and tool wear", Tunnel. Vol. 2, pp. 36-39. |

Uhlemann, J., Surholt, F., Westerhoff, A., Stranghöner, N., Motevalli, M. & Balzani, D. (2020), "Saturation of the stress-strain behavior of architectured fabrics", Materials and Design. Vol. 191, pp. 108584. [DOI] [URL] |

Uhlemann, J., Stranghöner, N., Motevalli, M. & Balzani, D. (2020), "Architectural woven polyester fabrics: Examination of possible classification of stiffness values in correlation with strength values", Architectural Engineering and Design Management. Vol. 0, pp. 1-18. [DOI] |

Tamsen, E., Curosu, I., Mechtcherine, V. & Balzani, D. (2020), "Computational micro-macro analysis of impact on strain-hardening cementitious composites (SHCC) including microscopic inertia", Materials. Vol. 13, pp. 4934. [DOI] |

Sasagawa, T., Tanaka, M., Omote, R. & Balzani, D. (2020), "Numerical material testing for discontinuous fiber composites using statistically similar representative volume elements", Nature Scientific Reports. Vol. 10, pp. 10608. [DOI] |

Riesselmann, J., Ketteler, J., Schedensack, M. & Balzani, D. (2020), "Three-field mixed finite element formulations for gradient elasticity at finite strains", Surveys for Applied Mathematics and Mechanics (GAMM-Mitteilungen). Vol. 43, pp. e202000002. [DOI] |

Motevalli, M., Uhlemann, J., Stranghöner & Balzani, D. (2020), "The elastic share of inelastic stress-strain paths of woven fabrics", Materials. Vol. 13, pp. 4243. [DOI] |

Klawonn, A., Lanser, M., Uran, M., Rheinbach, O., Köhler, S., Schröder, J., Scheunemann, L., Brands, D., Balzani, D., Gandhi, A., Wellein, G., Wittmann, M., Schenk, O. & Janalik, R. (2020), "EXASTEEL: Towards a virtual laboratory for the multiscale simulation of dual-phase steel using high-performance computing", In Lecture Notes in Computational Science and Engineering (LNCSE) 136., pp. 351-404. Springer. |

Fangye, Y., Miska, N. & Balzani, D. (2020), "Automated Simulation of Voxel-Based Microstructures based on Enhanced Finite Cell Approach", Archive of Applied Mechanics. Vol. 90, pp. 2255-2273. [DOI] |

Träber, N., Uhlmann, K., Girardo, S., Kesavan, G., Wagner, K., Friedrichs, J., Goswami, R., Bai, K., Werner, C., Balzani, D. & Guck, J. (2019), "Polyacrylamide bead sensors for in vivo quantification of cell-scale stress in zebrafish development", Nature Scientific Reports. Vol. 9, pp. 17031. [DOI] |

Münch, S., Balzani, D., Röllig, M. & Spörl, E. (2019), "Numerical and experimental study of the spatial load distribution on the cornea surface during an NCT examination", Experimental Mechanics. Vol. 59, pp. 1285-1297. [DOI] |

Motevalli, M., Uhlemann, J., Stranghöner, N. & Balzani, D. (2019), "A new nonlinear polyconvex orthotropic model for the robust simulation of technical fabrics in civil engineering applications at large strains - Validation with large-scale experiment", Bauingenieur. Vol. 24(12), pp. 488-497. |

Motevalli, M., Uhlemann, J., Stranghöner, N. & Balzani, D. (2019), "Geometrically nonlinear simulation of textile membrane structures based on orthotropic hyperelastic energy functions", Composite Structures. Vol. 223, pp. 110908. [DOI] [URL] |

Miska, N. & Balzani, D. (2019), "Quantification of uncertain macroscopic material properties resulting from variations of microstructure morphology based on statistically similar volume elements - application to dual-phase steels", Computational Mechanics. Vol. 64, pp. 1621-1637. [DOI] |

Kremer, K., Edler, P., Miska, N., Leichsenring, F., Balzani, D., Freitag, S., Graf, W., Kaliske, M. & Meschke, G. (2019), "Modeling of structures with polymorphic uncertainties at different length scales", Surveys for Applied Mathematics and Mechanics (GAMM-Mitteilungen). , pp. e201900006. [DOI] [URL] |

Anttila, E., Balzani, D., Desyatova, A., Deegan, P., MacTaggart, J. & Kamenskiy, A. (2019), "Mechanical damage characterization in human femoropopliteal arteries of different ages", Acta Biomaterialia. Vol. 90, pp. 225-240. [DOI] |

Zahn, A. & Balzani, D. (2018), "A combined growth and remodeling framework for the approximation of residual stresses in arterial walls", Zeitschrift für Angewandte Mathematik und Mechanik. Vol. 98, pp. 2072-2100. [DOI] |

Sasagawa, T., Tanaka, M., Omote, R. & Balzani, D. (2018), "Construction of statistically similar representative volume elements for discontinuous fiber composites", Composite Structures. Vol. 203, pp. 193-203. |

Prüger, S., Gandhi, A. & Balzani, D. (2018), "Influence of microstructure morphology on multi-scale modeling of low-alloyed TRIP-steels", Engineering Computations. Vol. 35(2), pp. 499-528. |

Vogel, S., Balzani, D., Matheas, J. & Franze, A. (2017), "Passen wir zueinander -- Was Lernzieltransparenz und formative Assessments zur Modulentwicklung beitragen können", HDS.Journal Perspektiven guter Lehre. Vol. 2, pp. 48-55. |

Perotti, L.E., Ponnaluri, A., Krishnamoorthi, S., Balzani, D., Ennis, D.B. & Klug, W.S. (2017), "Method for the unique identification of hyperelastic material properties using full field measures", International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering. Vol. 33(1), pp. e2866. [DOI] |

Balzani, D., Schmidt, T. & Ortiz, M. (2017), "Method for the Quantification of Rupture Probability in Soft Collagenous Tissues", International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering. Vol. {DOI: 10.1002/cnm.2781}, pp. e02781. |

Weber, W., Fangye, Y., Balzani, D. & Zastrau, B. (2016), "Analytical and numerical modeling of a sub- and super-sonic moving load front along a rod's skin", In Advanced Methods of Continuum Mechanics for Materials and Structures. Springer Book Series. |

Wagner, M., Jahn, A., Beyer, E. & Balzani, D. (2016), "Design and optimization of steel car body structures via local laser-strengthening", Engineering. Vol. 8, pp. 276-286. |

Tanaka, M., Balzani, D. & Schröder, J. (2016), "Implementation of incremental variational formulations based on the numerical calculation of derivatives using hyper dual numbers", Computer Method in Applied Mechanics and Engineering. Vol. 301, pp. 216-240. |

Tanaka, M., Balzani, D. & Schröder, J. (2016), "Robust Numerical Schemes for an Efficient Implementation of Tangent Matrices: Application to Hyperelasticity, Inelastic Standard Dissipative Materials and Thermo-Mechanics at Finite Strains", In Innovative Numerical Approaches for Multi-Field and Multi-Scale Problems, Lecture Notes in Applied and Computational Mechanics -- in honor of Michael Ortiz's 60th birthday. Volume in press |

Schröder, J., Viebahn, N., Balzani, D. & Wriggers, P. (2016), "A novel mixed finite element for finite anisotropic elasticity; The SKA-Element - Simplified Kinematics for Anisotropy", Computer Methods for Applied Mechanics and Engineering. Vol. 310, pp. 475-494. |

Schmidt, T. & Balzani, D. (2016), "Relaxed Incremental Variational Approach for the Modeling of Damage-Induced Stress Hysteresis in Arterial Walls", Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials. Vol. 58, pp. 149-162. [DOI] [URL] |

Fausten, S., Balzani, D. & Schröder, J. (2016), "An algorithmic scheme for the automated calculation of fiber orientations in arterial walls", Computational Mechanics. Vol. 58, pp. 816-878. |

Brands, D., Balzani, D., Scheunemann, L., Schröder, J., Richter, H. & Raabe, D. (2016), "Computational modeling of dual-phase steels based on representative three-dimensional microstructures obtained from EBSD data", Archive of Applied Mechanics. Vol. 86, pp. 575-598. |

Baron, T.J., Khlopkov, K., Pretorius, T., Balzani, D., Brands, D. & Schröder, J. (2016), "Modeling of microstructure evolution with dynamic recrystallization in finite element simulations of martensitic steel", Steel Research. Vol. 87, pp. 37-45. |

Balzani, D., Gandhi, A., Klawonn, A., Lanser, M., Rheinbach, O. & Schröder, J. (2016), "One-way and fully-coupled FE^2 methods for heterogeneous elasticity and plasticity problems: parallel scalability and an application to thermo-elastoplasticity of dual-phase steels", In Lecture Notes in Computational Science and Engineering (LNCSE) 113., pp. 91-112. Springer. |

Tanaka, M., Sasagawa, T., Omote, R., Fujikawa, M., Balzani, D. & Schröder, J. (2015), "A highly accurate 1st- and 2nd-order differentiation scheme for hyperelastic material models based on hyper-dual numbers", Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering. Vol. 283, pp. 22-45. |

Schriefl, A., Schmidt, T., Balzani, D., Sommer, G. & Holzapfel, G.A. (2015), "Selective Enzymatic Removal of Elastin and Collagen from Human Abdominal Aortas: Uniaxial Mechanical Response and Constitutive Modeling", Acta Biomaterialia. Vol. 17, pp. 125-136. |

Schmidt, T., Pandya, D. & Balzani, D. (2015), "Influence of Isotropic and Anisotropic Material Models on the Mechanical Response in Arterial Walls as a Result of Supra-Physiological Loadings", Mechanics Research Communications. Vol. 64, pp. 29-37. [DOI] |

Scheunemann, L., Balzani, D., Brands, D. & Schröder, J. (2015), "Construction of statistically similar RVEs", In Analysis and Computation of Microstructure in Finite Plasticity (Lecture notes in applied and computational mechanics 78). Springer. |

Scheunemann, L., Balzani, D., Brands, D. & Schröder, J. (2015), "Design of 3D statistically similar representative volume elements based on Minkowski functionals", Mech. Mater.. Vol. 90, pp. 185-201. |

Balzani, D. & Schmidt, T. (2015), "Comparative Analysis of Damage Functions for Soft Tissues: Properties at Damage Initialization", Mathematics and Mechanics of Solids. Vol. 20, pp. 480-492. |

Balzani, D., Gandhi, A., Tanaka, M. & Schröder, J. (2015), "Numerical calculation of thermo-mechanical problems at large strains based on complex step derivative approximation scheme for tangent stiffness matrices", Computational Mechanics. Vol. 55, pp. 861-871. [DOI] |

Balzani, D., Deparis, S., Fausten, S., Forti, D., Heinlein, A., Klawonn, A., Quarteroni, A., Rheinbach, O. & Schröder, J. (2015), "Numerical Modeling of Fluid-Structure Interaction in Arteries with Anisotropic Polyconvex Hyperelastic and Anisotropic Viscoelastic Material Models at Finite Strains", International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering. Vol. 32(10), pp. e02756. [DOI] |

Tanaka, M., Fujikawa, M., Balzani, D. & Schröder, J. (2014), "Robust numerical calculation of tangent moduli at finite strains based on complex-step derivative approximation and its application to localization analysis", Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering. Vol. 269, pp. 454-470. |

Schröder, J., Balzani, D. & Nisters, C. (2014), "Zur Modellierung dünner Schalen mit hyperelastisch isotropem und anisotropem Materialverhalten", In 2. Essener Membranbausymposium, September 26, Essen. Shaker-Verlag. |

Schmidt, T., Balzani, D. & Holzapfel, G.A. (2014), "Statistical Approach for a Continuum Description of Damage Evolution in Soft Collagenous Tissues", Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering. Vol. 278, pp. 41-61. |

Balzani, D., Scheunemann, L., Brands, D. & Schröder, J. (2014), "Construction of Two- and Three-Dimensional Statistically Similar RVEs for Coupled Micro-Macro Simulations", Computational Mechanics. Vol. 54(5), pp. 1269-1284. [DOI] |

Balzani, D., Brands, D. & Schröder, J. (2014), "Construction of Statistically Similar Representative Volume Elements", In Plasticity and Beyond, CISM Lecture Notes 550., pp. 355-400. Springer. |

Kiefer, B., Niederhaus, C., Balzani, D., Bobisch, C.A., Gerharz, E., Kruggel-Emden, H., Schwarz, A., Thielbörger, P. & Weiss, G.N.F. (2013), "Anreizsysteme - Eine Möglichkeit zur Verbesserung der universitären Lehre", Journal Hochschuldidaktik. Vol. 1-2 |

Kardas, D., Nackenhorst, U. & Balzani, D. (2013), "Computational Model for the Cell-Mechanical Response of the Osteocyte-Cytoskeleton based on Self-Stabilizing Tensegrity Structures", Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology. Vol. 12, pp. 167-183. |

Balzani, D. & Ortiz, M. (2012), "Relaxed Incremental Variational Formulation for Damage at Large Strains with Application to Fiber-Reinforced Materials and materials with Truss-like Microstructures", Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering. Vol. 92, pp. 551-570. |

Balzani, D., Brinkhues, S. & Holzapfel, G.A. (2012), "Constitutive Framework for the Modeling of Damage in Collagenous Soft Tissues with Application to Arterial Walls", Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering. Vol. 213--216, pp. 139-151. [DOI] |

Balzani, D., Böse, D., Brands, D., Erbel, R., Klawonn, A., Rheinbach, O. & Schröder, J. (2012), "Parallel Simulation of Patient-specific Atherosclerotic Arteries for the Enhancement of Intravascular Ultrasound Diagnostics", Engineering Computations. Vol. 29(8) |

Balzani, D. (2012), "Simulation of Micro-Heterogeneous Materials based on Multiscale Approaches using Statistical Microstructure Descriptions". School: Institut für Mechanik, Universität Duisburg-Essen. |

Schröder, J., Wriggers, P. & Balzani, D. (2011), "A new Mixed Finite Element based on Different Approximations of the Minors of Deformation Tensors", Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering. Vol. 200, pp. 3583-3600. |

Schröder, J., Balzani, D., Stranghöner, N., Uhlemann, J., Gruttmann, F. & Saxe, K. (2011), "Membrane Structures with a Nonlinear Anisotropic Material Behavior - Aspects of Material Testing and Numerical Simulation", Der Bauingenieur. Vol. 86, pp. 381-389. |

Schröder, J., Balzani, D. & Brands, D. (2011), "Approximation of Random Microstructures by Periodic Statistically Similar Representative Volume Elements based on Lineal-Path Functions", Archive of Applied Mechanics. Vol. 81, pp. 975-997. |

Balzani, D., Schröder, J. & Neff, P. (2010), "Applications of anisotropic polyconvex energies: thin shells and biomechanics of arterial walls", In Poly-, Quasi- and Rank-One Convexity in Applied Mechanics, CISM Lecture Notes 516., pp. 131-176. Springer. |

Balzani, D., Schröder, J. & Brands, D. (2010), "FE^2-Simulation of Micro-Heterogeneous Steels based on Statistically Similar RVEs", In Proceedings of the IUTAM Conference on Variational Concepts with Applications to the Mechanics of Materials. Volume 21, pp. 15-28. |

Balzani, D., Brands, D., Schröder, J. & Carstensen, C. (2010), "Sensitivity Analysis of Statistical Measures for the Reconstruction of Microstructures based on the Minimization of generalized Least-Square Functionals", Technische Mechanik. Vol. 30, pp. 297-315. |

Balzani, D., Brands, D., Klawonn, A., Rheinbach, O. & Schröder, J. (2010), "On the Mechanical Modeling of Soft Biological Tissue and Iterative Parallel Solution Strategies", Archive of Applied Mechanics. Vol. 80, pp. 479-488. |

Ebbing, V., Balzani, D., Schröder, J., Neff, P. & Gruttmann, F. (2009), "Construction of Anisotropic Polyconvex Energies and Applications to Thin Shells", Computational Materials Science. Vol. 46, pp. 639-641. |

Balzani, D., Gruttmann, F. & Schröder, J. (2008), "Analysis of Thin Shells using Anisotropic Polyconvex Energy Densities", Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering. Vol. 197, pp. 1015-1032. |

Balzani, D. (2008), "Simulation of Deformation, Damage and Residual Stresses in Arterial Walls", Advanced Engineering Materials. Vol. 10(4), pp. 315-321. |

Balzani, D., Schröder, J. & Gross, D. (2007), "Numerical Simulation of Residual Stresses in Arterial Walls", Computational Materials Science. Vol. 39, pp. 117-123. |

Balzani, D., Schröder, J. & Gross, D. (2006), "Simulation of Discontinuous Damage Incorporating Residual Stresses in Circumferentially Overstretched Atherosclerotic Arteries", Acta Biomaterialia. Vol. 2(6), pp. 609-618. |

Balzani, D., Neff, P., Schröder, J. & Holzapfel, G.A. (2006), "A Polyconvex Framework for Soft Biological Tissues. Adjustment to Experimental Data", International Journal of Solids and Structures. Vol. 43(20), pp. 6052-6070. [DOI] |

Balzani, D. (2006), "Polyconvex Anisotropic Energies and Modeling of Damage Applied to Arterial Walls". School: Technische Universität Darmstadt. |

Schröder, J., Neff, P. & Balzani, D. (2005), "A Variational Approach for Materially Stable Anisotropic Hyperelasticity", International Journal of Solids and Structures. Vol. 42(15), pp. 4352-4371. [DOI] |

Schröder, J., Balzani, D. & Gross, D. (2005), "Aspects of Modeling and Computer Simulation of Soft Tissues: Applications to Arterial Walls", Materialwissenschaft und Werkstofftechnik. Vol. 36(12), pp. 795-801. |

Balzani, D. (2003), "Modelling of Transversely Isotropic Soft Tissues Based on Polyconvex Free Energy Functions". School: Institut für Mechanik, Universität Duisburg-Essen. |

Uhlmann, K., Zahn, A. & Balzani, D. (in press), "Simulation of arterial walls: growth, fiber reorientation, and active response", In Solid (Bio)mechanics: Challenges of the Next Decade. Springer. |

Riesselmann, J., Ketteler, J.W., Schedensack, M. & Balzani, D. (in press), "Robust and efficient finite element discretizations for higher-order gradient formulations". [DOI] [URL] |

Riesselmann, J. & Balzani, D. (in press), "Finite element formulations for gradient damage at finite strains". Springer. |

### Conference Proceedings

(Status: 22.02.2022)Wingender, D., Brackmann, L., Röttger, A. & Balzani, D. (2021), "Simulation of ductile crack propagation in metal matrix composites ? Comparison with cyclic experiments", Proceedings in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics. Vol. 21(1), pp. e202100113. Wiley Online Library. [DOI] |

Uhlmann, K. & Balzani, D. (2021), "Influence of residual stresses and fiber orientation on smooth muscle contraction in arterial walls", Proceedings in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics. Vol. 21(1), pp. e202100127. [DOI] [URL] |

Riesselmann, J., Junker, P. & Balzani, D. (2021), "Efficient numerical treatment of a gradient damage model for materials undergoing large deformations", Proceedings in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics. Vol. 21(1), pp. e202100153. [DOI] [URL] |

Miska, N. & Balzani, D. (2021), "Efficient Computation of the Sharpest Bounds on the Probability of Failure of a Sheet Metal Forming Process", Proceedings in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics. Vol. 21(1), pp. e202100070. [DOI] [URL] |

Makhool, L. & Balzani, D. (2021), "Unique identification of stiffness parameters for nonlinear, anisotropic textile fabrics based on full-field measurements on a single experiment", Proceedings in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics. Vol. 21(1), pp. e202100126. [DOI] [URL] |

Köhler, M., Neumeier, T., Peterseim, D., Peter, M.A. & Balzani, D. (2021), "An enhanced algorithmic scheme for relaxed incremental variational damage formulations at finite strains", Proceedings in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics. Vol. 21(1), pp. e202100135. [DOI] [URL] |

Junker, P. & Balzani, D. (2021), "An extended Hamilton functional for the thermodynamic topology optimization of hyperelastic structures", Proceedings in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics. Vol. 21(1), pp. e202100038. [DOI] [URL] |

Ogiermann, D., Perotti, L.E. & Balzani, D. (2021), "Applicability of the pseudo-electrocardiogram approach in virtual laboratory studies: Comparison with full numerical simulations based on the bidomain model", Proceedings in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics., December, 2021. Vol. 21(1), pp. e202100228. [DOI] [URL] |

Wingender, D. & Balzani, D. (2020), "Extension of the eigenerosion approach to ductile crack propagatitile crack propagation at large strains and its application on hard metal microstructures", Proceedings in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics. Vol. 20(1), pp. e202000077. [DOI] [URL] |

Uhlmann, K. & Balzani, D. (2020), "Modeling of the Bayliss-Effect in Vascular Smooth Muscles", Proceedings in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics. Vol. 20(1), pp. e202000273. [DOI] [URL] |

Tamsen, E. & Balzani, D. (2020), "Influence of micro-inertia on the macroscale - a fully-coupled direct homogenization framework for dynamics", Proceedings in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics. Vol. 20(1), pp. e202000195. |

Riesselmann, J., Ketteler, J., Schedensack, M. & Balzani, D. (2020), "Rot-free finite elements for gradient-enhanced formulations at finite strains", Proceedings in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics. Vol. 20(1), pp. e202000069. [DOI] [URL] |

Ogiermann, D., Perotti, L.E. & Balzani, D. (2020), "Towards a physiologically accurate ECG from numerical simulations: comparative analyses in a simplified tissue model", Proceedings in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics. Vol. 20(1), pp. e202000136. [DOI] [URL] |

Münch, S., Röllig, M. & Balzani, D. (2020), "Inverse identification of material properties of the human eye using optical deformation measurements", Proceedings in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics. Vol. 20(1), pp. e202000052. [DOI] [URL] |

Miska, N. & Balzani, D. (2020), "Computation of the sharpest bounds on probabilities under the influence of polymorphic uncertainties", Proceedings in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics. Vol. 20(1), pp. e202000046. [DOI] [URL] |

Makhool, L. & Balzani, D. (2020), "Efficient identification of parameters for nonlinear materials undergoing large strains based on experiments providing full-field kinematics", Proceedings in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics. Vol. 20(1), pp. e202000168. [DOI] [URL] |

Köhler, M., Junker, P. & Balzani, D. (2020), "Simulation of absorption processes in nanoparticle catalysts", Proceedings in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics. Vol. 20(1), pp. e202000076. [DOI] |

Zahn, A. & Balzani, D. (2019), "Optimization-based comparison of different anisotropic models for growth and remodeling in arterial walls", Proceedings of the 8th GACM Colloquium on Computational Mechanics for Young Scientists from Academia and Industry. , pp. 405-408. kassel university press GmbH. [DOI] |

Zahn, A. & Balzani, D. (2019), "Optimization-based comparison of different approaches for the automatized calculation of residual stresses and fiber orientations in arteries", Proceedings of the XV International Conference on Computational Plasticity -- Fundamentals and Applications. , pp. 170-180. [URL] |

Wingender, D. & Balzani, D. (2019), "Simulation of subcritical crack propagation in hard metal microstructures", Proceedings in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics. Vol. 19(1), pp. e201900233. |

Riesselmann, J., Ketteler, J., Schedensack, M. & Balzani, D. (2019), "A new C0-continuous FE-formulation for finite gradient elasticity", Proceedings in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics. Vol. 19(1), pp. e201900341. |

Riesselmann, J., Ketteler, J.W., Schedensack, M. & Balzani, D. (2019), "C0 continuous finite elements for gradient elasticity at finite strains", Proceedings of the 8th GACM Colloquium on Computational Mechanics for Young Scientists from Academia and Industry. , pp. 27-30. |

Motevalli, M., Balzani, D., Uhlemann, J. & Stranghöner, N. (2019), "Orthotropic hyperelastic energy functions for the geometrically nonlinear simulation of textile membrane structures", Proceedings in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics. Vol. 19(1), pp. e201900264. |

Miska, N. & Balzani, D. (2019), "Optimal bounds for the probability of failure of sheet metal forming processes of DP steel", Proceedings in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics. Vol. 19(1), pp. e201900215. |

Fangye, Y.F., Miska, N. & Balzani, D. (2019), "Simulation of Dual-Phase Steel Microstructures Using Optimized Arrangements of Finite Cells", Proceedings of the 8th GACM Colloquium on Computational Mechanics for Young Scientists from Academia and Industry. , pp. 223-225. kassel university press GmbH. [DOI] |

Fangye, Y., Miska, N. & Balzani, D. (2019), "Simulation of dual‐phase steel using the finite cell method and voxel‐based microstructure data", Proceedings in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics. Vol. 19(1), pp. e201900316. |

Wagner, M., Jahn, A., Beyer, E. & Balzani, D. (2018), "Local laser-strengthening: Customizing the forming behavior of car body steel sheets", AIP Conference Proceedings. Vol. 1960, pp. 150016-1-15006-6. |

Tamsen, E., Weber, W. & Balzani, D. (2018), "First Steps Towards the Direct Micro-Macro Simulation of Reinforced Concrete Under Impact Loading", Proceedings in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics. Vol. 18(1), pp. e201800181. [DOI] [URL] |

Sasagawa, T., Tanaka, M., Omote, R. & Balzani, B. (2018), "Numerical material testing based on statistically similar representative volume elements for discontinuous fiber composites", Proceedings in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics. Vol. 18(1), pp. e201800274. |

Miska, N. & Balzani, D. (2018), "A Method to Quantify Material Parameter Uncertainties Resulting from Microstructure Variation based on Artificial Microstructures", Proceedings in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics. Vol. 18(1), pp. e201800394. [DOI] [URL] |

Gandhi, A., Balzani, D., Brands, D., Scheunemann, L. & Schröder, J. (2018), "A computational two-scale model for the simulation of dual-phase steels under cyclic loading", Proceedings in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics. Vol. 18(1), pp. e201800321. |

Fausten, S., Balzani, D., Heinlein, A., Klawonn, A., Rheinbach, O. & Schröder, J. (2018), "Remarks on fluid-structure interaction simulations in realistic arterial geometries with regard to the transmural stress distribution", Proceedings in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics. Vol. 18(1), pp. e201800312. |

Zahn, A. & Balzani, D. (2018), "Study of model variants in a combined framework for multiplicative growth and remodeling in arterial walls", Proceedings in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics., December, 2018. Vol. 18, pp. e201800080. [DOI] |

Zahn, A. & Balzani, D. (2017), "Modeling of anisotropic growth and residual stresses in arterial walls", Acta Polytechnica CTU Proceedings. Vol. 7, pp. 85-90. [DOI] |

Weber, W., Fangye, Y., Zastrau, B. & Balzani, B. (2017), "Ideas regarding a physically motivated selection of snapshots for POD calculations - application to z-pin pullout", Proceedings in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics. Vol. 17, pp. 483-484. |

Wagner, M., Jahn, A., Beyer, E. & Balzani, D. (2017), "Property determination and heuristic component optimization approaches for locally laser-strengthened lightweight crash structures", Trends in Engineering Mechanics Special Publications (TEMSP), Proceedings of the EMI International Conference, March 19-22, Rio de Janeiro. |

Viebahn, N., Schröder, J., Wriggers, P. & Balzani, D. (2017), "Notes on a novel finite element for anisotropy at large strains", Proceedings in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics. Vol. 17 |

Prüger, S. & Balzani, D. (2017), "Implementation of a dissipation based path-following method and its application to the simulation of nonlocal quasi-brittle damage", Proceedings in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics. Vol. 17, pp. 267-268. |

Obst, J., Franze, A. & Balzani, D. (2017), "On the Modelling of Memristive Material Behavior in the Context of the Finite Element Method", Proceedings in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics. Vol. 17, pp. 445-446. |

Münch, S., Balzani, D., Röllig, M. & Spörl, E. (2017), "Method for the Development of Realistic Boundary Conditions for the Simulation of Non-Contact Tonometry", Proceedings in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics. Vol. 17, pp. 207-208. |

Motevalli, M., Balzani, D., Uhlemann, J. & Stranghöner, N. (2017), "On the Modeling of Textile Membranes with Nonlinear Anisotropic Material Behavior", Proceedings in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics. Vol. 17, pp. 433-434. |

Miska, N., Prüger, S. & Balzani, D. (2017), "Basic ideas for the quantification of uncertainty associated with the material's microstructure morphology using statistically similar RVEs", Proceedings in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics. Vol. 17, pp. 431-432. |

Fausten, S., Balzani, D., Heinlein, A., Klawonn, A., Rheinbach, O. & Schröder, J. (2017), "Steps towards more realistic FSI simulations of coronary arteries", Proceedings in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics. Vol. 17, pp. 187-188. |

Balzani, D. & Zahn, A. (2017), "Residual stresses resulting from growth and remodeling in arterial walls", In VII International Conference on Computational Methods for Coupled Problems in Science and Engineering (COUPLED PROBLEMS 2017), Rhodes Islands. |

Balzani, D., Miska, N. & Prüger, S. (2017), "Construction of Statistically Similar RVEs for the Quantification of Uncertainty Associated with the Material's Microstructure Morphology", In Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Uncertainty Quantification in Computational Sciences and Engineering, June 15-17, Rhodes Island, Greece. |

Zahn, A. & Balzani, D. (2016), "Modeling residual stresses in arterial walls based on anisotropic growth", Proceedings in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics. Vol. 16, pp. 333-334. |

Viebahn, N., Schröder, J., Wriggers, P. & Balzani, D. (2016), "Notes on a novel finite element for anisotropy at large strains", Proceedings in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics. Vol. 16, pp. 247-248. |

Prüger, S., Gandhi, A. & Balzani, B. (2016), "Modelin of low-alloyed TRIP-steels based on direct micro-macro simulations", Proceedings of the ECCOMAS congress, VII European Congress on Computational methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering, June 5-10. |

Gandhi, A., Prüger, S. & Balzani, D. (2016), "A computational two scaled model for the simulation of micro-heterogeneous low-alloyed TRIP steels", Proceedings in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics. Vol. 16, pp. 335-336. |

Fangye, Y.F., Weber, W.E., Zastrau, B.W. & Balzani, D. (2016), "Some basic ideas for the simulation of wave propagation in microstructures using proper orthogonal decomposition", Proceedings in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics. Vol. 16, pp. 333-334. |

Weber, W.E., Balzani, D., Fangye, Y.F. & Zastrau, B.W. (2015), "Numerical modeling of a sub-sonic moving load front along a rod's skin", Proceedings in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics. Vol. 15, pp. 535-536. |

Tanaka, M., Balzani, D. & Schröder, J. (2015), "Automatic implementation of elasto-plastic incremental formulations at finite strains using hyper-dual numbers", Proceedings in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics. Vol. 15, pp. 367-368. |

Schröder, J., Viebahn, N., Wriggers, P. & Balzani, D. (2015), "A mixed finite element formulation for anisotropic large strains -- A basic idea", Report of the Workshop 1540 at the ``Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach'' entitled ``Computational Engineering'', organized by S.C. Brenner, C. Carstensen, L. Demkowicz, P. Wriggers. |

Scheunemann, L., Balzani, D., Brands, D. & Schröder, J. (2015), "A Comparison of Different Statistical Measures for the Construction of Statistically Similar RVEs for dual phase steel microstructures", Proceedings of PLASTICITY'15: The 21th International Symposium on Plasticity and its Current Applications, January 4-9, Montego Bay, Jamaica. |

Scheunemann, L., Balzani, D., Brands, D. & Schröder, J. (2015), "Study on statistically similar RVEs for real microstructures based on different statistical descriptors", Proceedings in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics. Vol. 15, pp. 467-468. |

Fausten, S., Balzani, D. & Schröder, J. (2015), "Numerical calculation of fiber orientation in three-dimensional arterial walls", Proceedings in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics. Vol. 15, pp. 91-92. |

Balzani, D. & Schmidt, T. (2015), "Relaxed incremental variational approach for damage in arteries", Proceedings in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics. Vol. 15, pp. 81-82. |

Tanaka, M., Sasagawa, T., Omote, R., Fujikawa, M., Balzani, D. & Schröder, J. (2014), "Calculation of stresses and consistent tangent moduli from automatic differentiation of hyperelastic strain energy functions through the use of hyper dual numbers", Proceedings of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics. Vol. 14, pp. 429-430. |

Schröder, J., Gandhi, A. & Balzani, D. (2014), "Two-scale modeling of DP steel incorporating distributed properties inside the micro-constituents", Procedia Engineering. Vol. 81, pp. 1390-1395. |

Scheunemann, L., Schröder, J., Brands, D. & Balzani, D. (2014), "Construction of statistically similar RVEs - Comparative study regarding different statistical descriptors", Procedia Engineering. Vol. 81, pp. 1360-1365. |

Scheunemann, L., Balzani, D., Brands, D. & Schröder, J. (2014), "Comparison of statistical descriptors for the construction of statistically similar RVEs", Proceedings of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics. Vol. 14, pp. 539-540. |

Scheunemann, L., Balzani, D., Brands, D. & Schröder, J. (2014), "Comparative Study for the Efficient Construction of Statistically Similar RVEs", In Proceedings of the 11th World Congress on Computational Mechanics, July 20-25, Barcelona, Spain. |

Gandhi, A., Balzani, D. & Schröder, J. (2014), "Modeling advanced high-strength steels based on direct micro-macro calculations", Proceedings of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics. Vol. 14, pp. 587-588. |

Fausten, S., Balzani, D. & Schröder, J. (2014), "Modeling the physiological behavior of arterial walls - comparative study regarding the viscoelastic response", Proceedings of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics. Vol. 14, pp. 95-96. |

Balzani, D., Schmidt, T. & Ortiz, M. (2014), "Calculation of Optimal Bounds on the Probability of Failure of Soft Biological Tissues", Proceedings of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics. Vol. 14, pp. 93-94. |

Balzani, D., Deparis, S., Fausten, S., Forti, D., Heinlein, A., Klawonn, A., Quarteroni, A., Rheinbach, O. & Schröder, J. (2014), "Aspects of Arterial Wall Simulations: Nonlinear Anisotropic Material Models and Fluid Structure Interaction", In Proceedings of the 11th World Congress on Computational Mechanics, July 20-25, Barcelona, Spain. |

Tanaka, M., Fujikawa, M., Balzani, D. & Schröder, J. (2013), "Complex-Step Derivative Approximation Schemes for the Robust Calculation of Numerical Constitutive Tangent Moduli", Proceedings of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics. Vol. 1, pp. 167-168. |

Schriefl, A.J., Schmidt, T., Balzani, D. & Holzapfel, G.A. (2013), "Determination of mechanical and microstructural tissue quantities for modeling damage in arterial tissues", In Proceedings of the BMT - 3-Länder-Tagung D-A-CH, September 19-21, Graz, Austria. |

Schmidt, T., Balzani, D., Schriefl, A.J. & Holzapfel, G.A. (2013), "Modeling and experimental investigations of the stress-softening behavior of soft collagenous tissues", In XII International Conference on Computational Plasticity. Fundamentals and Applications, September 3-5, Barcelona, Spain. |

Schmidt, T., Balzani, D., Schriefl, A.J. & Holzapfel, G.A. (2013), "Material modeling of the damage behavior of arterial tissues", In Proceedings of the BMT - 3-Länder-Tagung D-A-CH, September 19-21, Graz, Austria. |

Schmidt, T., Balzani, D. & Holzapfel, G. (2013), "Comparative Study of the Influence of Statistically Distributed Microscopic Quantities on the Damage in Collagenous Tissues", Proceedings of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics. Vol. 1, pp. 47-48. |

Scheunemann, L., Balzani, D., Brands, D., Schröder, J. & Raabe, D. (2013), "Statistically similar RVE construction based on 3D dual-phase steel microstructures", In SEMC - Fifth International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation, September 2-4, Cape Town, South Africa. |

Scheunemann, L., Balzani, D., Brands, D. & Schröder, J. (2013), "Designing Statistically Similar RVEs for 3D Dual Phase Steel Microstructures", Proceedings of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics. Vol. 1, pp. 271-272. |

Balzani, D., Schröder, J., Brands, D. & Scheunemann, L. (2013), "Simulation of dual phase steels based on three-dimensional statistically similar RVEs", In Proceedings of the 19th International Symposium on Plasticity and its Current Applications, Nassau, Bahamas, January 3-8. |

Balzani, D., Schmidt, T., Schriefl, A.J. & Holzapfel, G.A. (2013), "Constitutive Modeling of Damage Mechanisms in Arterial Walls and Related Experimental Studies", XLI APM Proceedings (Advanced Problems in Mechanics, St. Petersburg, Repino, July 1-6). |

Balzani, D., Scheunemann, L., Brands, D. & Schröder, J. (2013), "Construction of 3D statistically similar RVEs for dual-phase steel microstructures", In XII International Conference on Computational Plasticity. Fundamentals and Applications, September 3-5, Barcelona, Spain. |

Schröder, J., Eidel, B., Brands, D. & Balzani, D. (2012), "Nano to Micro - Perspectives for Homogenization in Crystalline Solids", Proceedings of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics. Vol. 12(1), pp. 19-22. |

Schröder, J., Balzani, D., Brands, D. & Scheunemann, L. (2012), "On the incorporation of microstructural information of two-phase steels in FE-simulations of sheet metal forming", In Forming Technology Forum, June 5-6, IVP, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. |

Schmidt, T., Balzani, D., Ricken, T. & Werner, D. (2012), "A Biphasic Approach for the Simulation of Growth Processes in Soft Biological Tissues Incorporating Damage-Induced Stress Softening", Proceedings of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics. Vol. 12(1), pp. 91-92. |

Scheunemann, L., Balzani, D., Brands, D. & Schröder, J. (2012), "Construction of Statistically Similar RVEs for 3D Microstructures", Proceedings of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics. Vol. 12(1), pp. 429-420. |

Balzani, D., Schröder, J. & Wrigger, P. (2012), "A new Mixed Finite Element Formulation based on Different Approximations of the Minors of Deformation Tensors", In Report of the Workshop 1207 at the ``Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach'' entitled ``Advanced Computational Engineering'', organized by O. Allix, C. Carstensen, J. Schröder, P. Wriggers. |

Balzani, D., Schröder, J. & Brands, D. (2012), "Construction of Statistically Similar Representative Volume Elements for Dual Phase Steels", In Proceedings of the 18th International Symposium on Plasticity and its Current Applications, San Juan, Puerto Rico, January 3-8. |

Balzani, D. & Ortiz, M. (2012), "Relaxed Incremental Variational Formulation for Damage in Fiber-Reinforced Materials", Proceedings of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics. Vol. 12(1), pp. 157-158. |

Schröder, J., Balzani, D. & Brands, D. (2011), "Efficient FE^2-Simulations Using Statistically Similar RVEs", In Proceedings of the 17th International Symposium on Plasticity and its Current Applications, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, January 3-8. |

Brands, D., Schröder, J., Balzani, D., Dmitrieva, O. & Raabe, D. (2011), "On the reconstruction and computation of dual-phase steel microstructures based on 3d-EBSD data", Proceedings of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics. Vol. 11, pp. 503-504. |

Brands, D., Schröder, J. & Balzani, D. (2011), "On the Incorporation of Microstructural Information in Dual Phase Steel Simulations", In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Technology of Plasticity, September 25-30. |

Brands, D., Schröder, J. & Balzani, D. (2011), "Statistically Similar Reconstruction of Dual-Phase Steel Microstructures for Engineering Applications", In Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Computer Methods in Mechanics (CMM). |

Brands, D., Balzani, D., Schröder, J. & Raabe, D. (2011), "Simulation of DP-steels based on statistically similar representative volume elements and 3d EBSD data", In XI International Conference on Computational Plasticity. Fundamentals and Applications. |

Balzani, D., Schröder, J. & Brands, D. (2011), "Simulation of two-phase steels based on statistically similar representative volume elements", Proceedings of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics. Vol. 11, pp. 939-242. |

Balzani, D., Schröder, J. & Brands, D. (2011), "Statistically Similar RVEs for the Simulation of Two-Phase Steels based on Lineal-Path Functions", In Contribution to the Second African Conference on Computational Mechanics AfriCOMP11, January 5 - 8, 2011, Cape Town, South Africa. |

Balzani, D., Holzapfel, G.A. & Brinkhues, S. (2011), "Modeling of damage in soft biological tissues and application to arterial walls", In XI International Conference on Computational Plasticity. Fundamentals and Applications. |

Schröder, J., Balzani, D. & Brands, D. (2010), "A FE^2-Homogenization Technique for Two-Phase Steels based on Statistically Similar Representative Volume Elements", In Proceedings of the 16th International Symposium on Plasticity and its Current Applications, St. Kitts, USA, January 3-8. Neat press. |

Brands, D., Balzani, D. & Schröder, J. (2010), "On the construction of statistically similar representative volume elements based on the lineal-path function", Proceedings of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics. Vol. 10, pp. 399-400. |

Balzani, D., Schröder, J. & Brands, D. (2010), "Statistically Similar Representative Volume Elements based on Lineal-Path Functions", In Report of the Workshop 1011 at the ``Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach'' entitled ``Microstructures in Solids: From Quantum Models to Continua'', organized by A. Mielke and M. Ortiz. |

Balzani, D., Brands, D. & Schröder, J. (2010), "Construction of Statistically Similar Representative Volume Elements for FE^2-Simulations based on the Lineal-Path Function", In Proceedings of the 4th European Conference on Computational Mechanics (ECCM). |

Brinkhues, S., Balzani, D. & Holzapfel, G.A. (2009), "Simulation of Damage Hysteresis in Biological Soft Tissues", Proceedings of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics. Vol. 9, pp. 155-156. |

Balzani, D., Schröder, J., Brands, D. & Carstensen, C. (2009), "FE^2-Simulations in Elasto-Plasticity using Statistically Similar Representative Volume Elements", Proceedings of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics. Vol. 9, pp. 39-42. |

Balzani, D., Schröder, J. & Brands, D. (2009), "Modeling of Two-Phase Steels based on Statistically Similar Microstructures", In Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Computer Methods in Mechanics (CMM)., pp. 115-116. The University of Zielona Gora Press. |

Balzani, D., Schröder, J. & Brands, D. (2009), "Statistically Similar RVEs for FE^2-Simulations", In Report of the Workshop 29 at the ``Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach'' entitled ``Computational Multiscale Methods'', organized by C. Carstensen and B. Engquist., pp. 1604-1606. |

Balzani, D. & Schröder, J. (2009), "Reconstruction of statistically similar microstructures for FE^2-simulations in elasto-plasticity", In Proceedings of the International Symposium of Plasticity. Neat press. |

Balzani, D., Brinkhues, S. & Holzapfel, G.A. (2009), "Comparative Study of Polyconvex Strain-Energy Functions used for the Modeling of Damage Hysteresis in Overstretched Arterial Walls", In Proceedings of the 7th EUROMECH Solid Mechanics Conference. |

Schröder, J., Balzani, D., Richter, H., Schmitz, H.P. & Kessler, L. (2008), "Simulation of Microheterogeneous Steels based on a Discrete Multiscale Approach", In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference and Workshop on Numerical Simulation of 3D Sheet Metal Forming Processes., pp. 379-383. |

Schröder, J. & Balzani, D. (2008), "Modeling of Finite Elasto-Plasticity in DP-Steels by Discrete Multiscale Simulations", In Proceedings of the 3rd Greek-Serbian Symposium on Recent Advances in Mechanics. |

Balzani, D. & Schröder, J. (2008), "Some Basic Ideas for the Reconstruction of Statistically Similar Microstructures for Multiscale Simulations", Proceedings of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics. Vol. 8, pp. 10533-10534. |

Schröder, J., Klawonn, A., Balzani, D., Rheinbach, O. & Brands, D. (2007), "On Mechanical Modeling of Arterial Walls and Parallel Solution Strategies", In Proceedings of the 2nd GAMM Seminar on Continuum Biomechanics., pp. 97-107. |

Rheinbach, O., Klawonn, A., Schröder, J., Balzani, D. & Brands, D. (2007), "Simulation of Arterial Walls: An Algebraic Interface to Iterative Substructuring", In Proceedings of the III International Congress on Computational Bioengineering., pp. 51-56. |

Brands, D., Schröder, J., Balzani, D., Klawonn, A. & Rheinbach, O. (2007), "Modeling and Computational Aspects of Arterial Wall", In Computational Plasticity IX - Fundamentals and Applications., pp. 261-264. |

Balzani, D., Schröder, J. & Gruttmann, F. (2007), "Polyconvex Energy Densities with Applications to Anisotropic Thin Shells", Proceedings of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics. Vol. 7, pp. 4060027-4060028. |

Balzani, D., Schröder, J., Brands, D., Klawonn, A. & Rheinbach, O. (2007), "Computer Simulation of Damage in Overstretched Atherosclerotic Arteries", In Proc. of the III International Congress on Computational Bioengineering., pp. 209-214. |

Balzani, D., Klawonn, A., Rheinbach, O., Schröder, J. & Brands, D. (2007), "Simulation of Arterial Walls using FETI Domain Decomposition Methods", In Proceedings of the ECCOMAS conference Modelling of Heterogeneous Materials with Applications in Construction and Biomedical Engineering., pp. 104-105. |

Balzani, D., Brands, D., Klawonn, A., Rheinbach, O. & Schröder, J. (2007), "Large-scale Simulation of Arterial Walls: Mechanical Modeling", Proceedings of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics. Vol. 7, pp. 4020017-4020018. |

Schröder, J. & Balzani, D. (2006), "Simplified Multiphase Modeling of Steel - Theoretical Overview". Institut für Mechanik, Fakultät für Ingenieurwissenschaften, Universität Duisburg-EssenInstitut für Mechanik, Fakultät für Ingenieurwissenschaften, Universität Duisburg-Essen, Technical Report Report No. 24, 2006. |

Balzani, D., Schröder, J. & Gross, D. (2006), "Computer Simulation of Anisotropic Damage and Residual Stresses in Atherosclerotic Arteries", In Proceedings of the III European Conference on Computational Mechanics. |

Balzani, D., Schröder, J. & Gross, D. (2006), "Modeling of Eigenstresses and Damage in Arterial Walls", Proceedings of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics. Vol. 6, pp. 127-128. |

Schröder, J., Balzani, D. & Bluhm, J. (2005), "Simplified Multiphase Modeling of Steel - A Feasibility Study". Institut für Mechanik, Fakultät für Ingenieurwissenschaften, Universität Duisburg-EssenInstitut für Mechanik, Fakultät für Ingenieurwissenschaften, Universität Duisburg-Essen, Technical Report Report No. 23, 2005. |

Balzani, D., Schröder, J., Gross, D. & Neff, P. (2005), "Modeling of Anisotropic Damage in Arterial Walls Based on Polyconvex Stored Energy Functions", In Computational Plasticity VIII, Fundamentals and Applications, Part 2., pp. 802-805. |

Balzani, D., Schröder, J. & Gross, D. (2005), "Modeling of Anisotropic Damage in Arterial Walls", Proceedings of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics. Vol. 5, pp. 287-288. |

Balzani, D., Schröder, J. & Gross, D. (2005), "Modeling of Anisotropic Hyperelasticity and Discontinuous Damage in Arterial Walls Based on Polyconvex Stored Energy Functions", In Proceedings Third MIT Conference on Computational Fluid and Solid Mechanics., pp. 55-59. |

Balzani, D., Schröder, J. & Gross, D. (2005), "Modeling of Hyperelasticity and Anisotropic Damage in Arterial Walls", In Contribution to the Biomechanica 2005. |

Balzani, D., Schröder, J., Gross, D. & Neff, P. (2004), "Modellierung von Hyperelastizität und Anisotroper Diskontinuierlicher Schädigung in Biologischen Geweben", In Contribution to the Symposium 2004 of the Austrian Society of Biomedical Engineering: Biomedizinische Technik. |

Balzani, D., Schröder, J. & Gross, D. (2004), "A Simple Model for Anisotropic Damage with Applications to Soft Tissues", Proceedings of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics. Vol. 4, pp. 236-237. |