André J.M. Jorissen

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Personal profile


Timber is regarded as one of the most sustainable building materials. It is renewable, the CO2 balance is positive and it is produced by forests being the habitat of numerous living species. These forests are vital for mankind. Application of its main source, timber, provides economic value which protects the forests from vanishing.

Research profile

André Jorissen is guest professor of Timber Structures at the department of the Built Environment, unit Structural Design. His main affiliation is with 'SHR Hout Research' (Dutch timber research foundation) where he is a structural engineer and building physics consultant. 

The research areas of his chair at TU/e are Structural properties of timber and timber products; glues and mechanical Connections; static and dynamic (seismic) structural design with timber; and Bamboo. In timber research, topics not yet fully understood and still important for structural design are related to the impact of the grain direction on the structural design for which, of course, the strength values and the (nonlinear) deformation behavior (stiffness) in these directions are important. This also includes strategies to develop models of fracture mechanics, damage and stress accumulation theories and stress analyses using experimental, theoretical and numerical approaches. 

Academic background

André Jorissen studied Civil Engineering at Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), where he obtained his engineering degree in 1985. He then joined 'H.E. Lüning Adviesbureau for Technische Houtconstructies' (Doetinchem) and continued his career at 'ABT Adviesbureau voor Bouwtechniek' (Velp)In 1994, he joined TU Delft to carry out research into timber connectionsIn 1998, this resulted in his thesis 'Timber Connections with Dowel-type Fasteners'. He then returned to ABT for which he started up a project related to  'SHR Hout Research' (Dutch timber research foundation) which he joined in 2003 as a structural engineer and building physics consultantThat same year he became professor of Timber Structures at the faculty of the Built Environment of Eindhoven University of Technology. André Jorissen chaired the European Standardisation Committee CEN/TC250/SC5 which develops the Structural Design Standards on Timber Engineering (Eurocoe 5).

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Timber Engineering & Materials Science
Wood Engineering & Materials Science
Fasteners Engineering & Materials Science
Museums Engineering & Materials Science
Bearing capacity Engineering & Materials Science
Bearings (structural) Engineering & Materials Science
Painting Engineering & Materials Science
Ductility Engineering & Materials Science

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Research Output 2004 2020

Onderzoeksmiddag construeren met hout

Jorissen, A. J. M., 5 Jan 2020, (Accepted/In press) Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven.

Research output: Book/ReportBookAcademic

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Open Access
Fracture toughness
2 Citations (Scopus)
20 Downloads (Pure)

A method for studying climate-related changes in the condition of decorated wooden panels

Ekelund, S., van Duin, P. H. J. C., Jorissen, A. J. M., Ankersmit, B. & Groves, R. M., 2018, In : Studies in Conservation. 63, 2, p. 62-71 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Material Properties

Asymmetric high performance SIPS panels for loadbearing walls

Jorissen, A. J. M., van Rie, J. L. G., van Roestel, R. P. & Hofmeyer, H., 2018, Proceedings of 2018 World Conference on Timber Engineering WCTE 2018. Seoul: National Institute of Forest Science, 8 p. S163

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

Bearings (structural)
Stress concentration
Elastic moduli

Climate-induced damage in historical cabinet doors

Luimes, R. A., Suiker, A. S. J., Jorissen, A. J. M., Schellen, H. L. & van Duin, P. H. J. C., 1 Jan 2018, World Conference on Timber Engineering 2018. p. 1-2 2 p.

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

Open Access

Activities 2006 2006

Eurocode 5 en de nationale Annex: Construeren met Hout, Cursus, Delft

André J.M. Jorissen (Organiser)
28 Nov 2006

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesConferenceScientific

Student theses

Analysis of glass parapets: calculation methods of glass parapets in aluminium parapet clamping profiles

Author: Baidjoe, Y., 31 May 2017

Supervisor: Belis, J. (Supervisor 1), Jorissen, A. (Supervisor 2) & Rögels, T. (External person) (External coach)

Student thesis: Master


Analysis of the F-bracket: determination of the effective with of the wall plate

Author: Welmer, L., 31 Aug 2016

Supervisor: Jorissen, A. (Supervisor 1), Leijten, A. (Supervisor 2), Wijte, S. (Supervisor 2) & Timmer, M. (External person) (External coach)

Student thesis: Master


An in-depth theoretical review on the current regulations of multilayer timber floors with a fastener shear connection in general and Nur-Holz floor elements in particular

Author: Nomden, M. G., 29 Jan 2019

Supervisor: Jorissen, A. (Supervisor 1), Leijten, A. (Supervisor 2) & Tran, T. (External person) (External coach)

Student thesis: Master


A research towards design rules for the strength and stability of traditional timber portal frames with mortise and tenon bracing

Author: Dorlijn, J., 31 Oct 2015

Supervisor: Jorissen, A. (Supervisor 1), Snijder, H. (Supervisor 2) & Leijten, A. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master


Behaviour of Azobé (Lophira alata) in compression perpendicular to grain

Author: Fransen, G., 29 Feb 2016

Supervisor: Jorissen, A. (Supervisor 1), Leijten, A. (Supervisor 2) & Liem, W. (External person) (External coach)

Student thesis: Master