François Henrotte
Post-doctoral researcher
Dr at ULiège in 2000

Main project: Hextreme
Funding: ERC
Supervisor(s): Jean-François Remacle

completed his Engineering Degree in 1991 and his PhD in 2000, both at the University of Liège in Belgium. He then spent 4 years at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and 6 years at the Institut für Elektrische Maschinen in Aachen, Germany, and is now with the UCL and the ULiège. Developer in the open-source packages Gmsh, GetDP and Onelab, he has also developed skills in the multiphysics simulation of electrical machines and drives. His main interests are finite element analysis, numerical modeling, electromechanical coupling, material properties (hysteresis, iron losses, superconductors), applied mathematics (differential geometry, algebraic topology, convex analysis, dual analysis, energy methods), multiscale methods, sensitivity and optimization.

IMMC main research direction(s):
Biomedical engineering
Computational science
Dynamical and electromechanical systems

eletric energy systems
electrical power systems quality
finite elements
mesh generation

Research group(s): MEMA


Recent publications

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Journal Articles

1. Kuci, Erin; Henrotte, François; Duysinx, Pierre; Geuzaine, Christophe. Design sensitivity analysis for shape optimization based on the Lie derivative. In: Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, Vol. 317, p. 702-722 (2017). doi:10.1016/j.cma.2016.12.036.

2. Sathyan, Sabin; Belahcen, Anouar; Kataja, Juhani; Henrotte, François; Benabou, Abdelkader; Le Menach, Yvonnick. Computation of Magnetic Forces Using Degenerated Airgap Element. In: IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, no. 99, p. 1-1 (2017). doi:10.1109/TMAG.2017.2656239.

3. Steentjes, Simon; Henrotte, François; Hameyer, Kay. Energy-based ferromagnetic material model with magnetic anisotropy. In: Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, Vol. 425, p. 20-24 (2017). doi:10.1016/j.jmmm.2016.10.085.

4. Kuci, Erin; Henrotte, François; Duysinx, Pierre; Dular, Patrick; Geuzaine, Christophe. Design Sensitivity Analysis for Shape Optimization of Nonlinear Magnetostatic Systems. In: IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, Vol. 52, no.3, p. 1-4 (2016). doi:10.1109/TMAG.2015.2478196.

5. Boughanmi, Walid; Henrotte, François; Benabou, Abdelkader; Le Menach, Yvonnick. Finite Element Implementation and Experimental Validation of 2-D/3-D Magnetic Force Formulas. In: IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, Vol. 52, no.3, p. 1-4 (2016). doi:10.1109/TMAG.2015.2492018.

6. Henrotte, François; Steentjes, Simon; Hameyer, Kay; Geuzaine, Christophe. Pragmatic two-step homogenisation technique for ferromagnetic laminated cores. In: IET Science, Measurement and Technology, Vol. 9, no.3, p. 1–8 (2015). doi:10.1049/iet-smt.2014.0201 (Accepté/Sous presse).

7. Steentjes, S.; Henrotte, François; Geuzaine, C.; Hameyer, K. A dynamical energy-based hysteresis model for iron loss calculation in laminated cores. In: International Journal of Numerical Modelling: Electronic Networks, Devices and Fields, Vol. 27, no.3, p. 433-443 (2014). doi:10.1002/jnm.1931.

8. Marchandise, Emilie; Mouraux, André; Plaghki, Léon; Henrotte, François. Finite element analysis of thermal laser skin stimulation for a finer characterization of the nociceptive system. In: Journal of Neuroscience Methods, Vol. 223, p. 1-10 (15 février 2014). doi:10.1016/j.jneumeth.2013.11.010.

9. Carrier Baudouin, Tristan; Remacle, Jean-François; Marchandise, Emilie; Henrotte, François; Geuzaine, Christophe. A frontal approach to hex-dominant mesh generation. In: Advanced Modeling and Simulation in Engineering Sciences, Vol. 1, no.1, p. 8 (2014). doi:10.1186/2213-7467-1-8.

10. Niyonzima, I.; Sabariego, R. V.; Dular, P.; Henrotte, François; Geuzaine, C. Computational Homogenization for Laminated Ferromagnetic Cores in Magnetodynamics. In: IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, Vol. 49, no.5, p. 2049-2052 (2013). doi:10.1109/TMAG.2012.2237546.

Conference Papers

1. De Gréef, Christophe; Kluyskens, Virginie; Henrotte, François; Geuzaine, Christophe; Dehez, Bruno. Impact of Flux Barriers Type and Parameterization in Reluctance Machine Torque Optimization.

2. Kuci, Erin; Henrotte, François; Duysinx, Pierre; Geuzaine, Christophe. Shape and topology optimization of electrical machines using lie derivative-based analytical sensitivity analysis. doi:10.1109/CEFC.2016.7815990.

3. Jacques, Kevin; Geuzaine, Christophe; Henrotte, François; Gyselinck, Johan. Comparison between differential and variational forms of an energy-based hysteresis model. IEEE, 2016. doi:10.1109/ENERGYCON.2016.7513884.

Book Chapters

1. Chemin, Alexandre; Henrotte, François; Remacle, Jean-François; Van Schaftingen, Jean. Representing Three-Dimensional Cross Fields Using Fourth Order Tensors. In: 27th International Meshing Roundtable , Springer, Cham: Switzerland AG, 2019. 978-3-030-13991-9; 9783030139926. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-13992-6_6.