Organization profile

Organisational profile

Overall stability of masonry buildings:

  • Masonry walls in low and medium rise buildings: load-bearing capacity and stiffness
  • Reinforced and prestressed masonry shear walls : shrinkage, creep, bending capacity and stiffness, shear strength, construction detailing
  • rectangular bi-axially loaded masonry columns: σ-ε-diagram and second order effects
  • stability elements in masonry with complex forms: second order effects

In-plane flexural strength of masonry walls (fx3): analytical modelling and experimental verification

Wall-floor interaction: eccentricities in masonry walls for different kinds of joints

Load-bearing capacity of steel lintels: lateral torsional buckling and simplified design rules

Hybrid masonry structures: infilled frames and deep beams, design rules based on experimental results and construction detailing

Movement joints in masonry structures: time-dependent material properties and boundary conditions on crack control of masonry veneers

Load-bearing capacity of walls with thermal break: compressive strength, shear strength, long term behaviour, eccentric loading

Laterally loaded masonry walls: load-bearing capacity of cavity walls with large cavities and various types of masonry

Concentrated loading on masonry walls: verification of design rules and investigation into load-bearing capacity of masonry walls using centring neoprene strips.

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Mortar Engineering & Materials Science
Brick Engineering & Materials Science
Calcium silicate Engineering & Materials Science
Shear walls Engineering & Materials Science
Loads (forces) Engineering & Materials Science
Bearing capacity Engineering & Materials Science
Reinforcement Engineering & Materials Science
Clay Engineering & Materials Science

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Gabi Bertram

Person: OWP : University Teacher / Researcher

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Ömer Türkmen

Person: Prom. : doctoral candidate (PhD)


Research Output 1990 2019

1 Citation (Scopus)
Open Access
carbon fibers

Masonry mechanical properties

Ghiassi, B., Vermeltfoort, A. T. & Lourenco, P. B., 2019, Numerical modeling of masonry and historical structures: from theory to application. Ghiassi, B. & Milani, G. (eds.). Elsevier, Woodhead publishing, p. 239-261 (Woodhead Publishing Series in Civil and Structural Engineering).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

Equipment testing
Materials properties
Mechanical properties
Computer simulation

Bond slip behaviour of deep mounted carbon fibre reinforced polymer strops confined with a ductile adhesive in clay brick masonry

Türkmen, Ö. S., Wijte, S. N. M. & Vermeltfoort, A. T., 14 Feb 2018, Prtoceedings of the 10th Australasian Masonry Conference : Masonry Today and Tomorrow. Masia, M., Alternam, D., Totoev, Y. & Page, A. (eds.). p. 672-686

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Carbon fibers

Activities 1997 2010

  • 4 Contributed talk
  • 1 Keynote talk

CIB W023 Wall Structures, September 13-14, 2010, Moscow, Russia

Dirk Martens (Keynote speaker)
13 Sep 2010

Activity: Talk or presentation typesKeynote talkScientific

CIB W023 Wall Structures, September 29-30, 2008, Ancona, Italy

Dirk Martens (Speaker)
29 Sep 2008

Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

Morteldag, Bunnik

Dirk Martens (Speaker)
2 Dec 1998

Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

Student theses

A numerical simulation of an ESECMaSE shaking table test

Author: Afantrous, H., 31 Aug 2019

Supervisor: Wijte, S. (Supervisor 1), Suiker, A. (Supervisor 2), Middelkoop, E. (External person) (External coach) & Vermeltfoort, A. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master


Application of cellular glass in a structural member: design aided research on the topic of implementation of cellular glass in a structural member of a cottage

Author: Hendrikx, P., 28 Mar 2017

Supervisor: Martens, D. (Supervisor 1), Vermeltfoort, A. (Supervisor 2) & Vitse, P. (External person) (External coach)

Student thesis: Master


Arching action in calcium silicate masonry walls subjected to out-of-plane loading

Author: van Wanroij, M., Sep 2018

Supervisor: Vermeltfoort, A. (Supervisor 1), Wijte, S. (Supervisor 2) & Martens, D. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master