M.Sc. Rodolfo Javier Williams Moises
Ruhr University Bochum
Institute for Structural Mechanics
IC / 6 / 169
Universitätsstraße 150
44801 Bochum

Email: Rodolfo.WilliamsMoises@ruhr-uni-bochum.de
Tel: 0234 / 32-29059

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Short CV

Seit 2018 Research associate at the Institute for Structural Mechanics, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
2015 - 2018 Master degree in Computational Engineering, Ruhr-Universität Bochum ("Direct numerical simulation of fiber flow in a non-newtonian fluid using coupled SPH-DEM")
2008 - 2013 Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering, Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá, Panamá ("Static nonlinear analysis with modal load pattern")

Research topics

  • Numerical simulation in tunneling
  • Computational geomechanics
  • Artificial ground freezing


  • Angewandte Finite-Elemente-Methoden
  • Exercises in Advanced Finite Element Methods
  • Übung und Seminar: nichtlineare Strukturanalysen im Ingenieurbau


Scientific Publications in Refereed Journals

[ 1 ] R.J. Williams, S. Saberi, and G. Meschke
Numerical investigation of artificial ground freezing-thawing processes in tunnel construction
Computers and Geotechnics, 2024

Scientific Publications in Conference Proceedings

[ 2 ] R. J. M. Williams, B.T. Cao, A Alsahly, and G Meschke
Simulation-based approach for the optimization of ground freezing in tunneling
In Geoshanghai 2024, Shanghai, China, May 2024
[ 3 ] R. J. Williams M., A. Alsahly, and G. Meschke
Computational modelling of artificial ground freezing in mechanized tunnelling
In Proceedings of the World Tunneling Congress (WTC 2023), 2023
[ 4 ] R. J. Williams M., A. Alsahly, and G. Meschke
Numerical simulation of mechanized tunnelling driven through frozen soil
In International Conference on Computational Methods and Information Models in Tunneling (EURO:TUN), Bochum, 2022
[ 5 ] R. J. Williams M. and G. Meschke
Computational modelling of creep and rate dependent strength of freezing soils
In 8th GACM Colloquium on Computational Mechanics For Young Scientists From Academia and Industry, pages 97--100. kassel university press, August 2019