• 544 Citations
1987 …2020

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"Research for code development leads the way to safe new applications of steel as a structural material for buildings and bridges. High-strength steels for single use or in composite and hybrid structures are the future".

Research profile

Bert Snijder is a Full Professor and holds the Chair of Structural Design (Steel Structures) at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). His key areas of expertise include civil and structural engineering, mechanics of materials, structural and stress analysis, finite element analysis and structural design in relation to architecture. His research interests concern strength, stability and fatigue of steel structures. He is also interested in structural systems, connections, cold-formed sections, composite and hybrid structures and high-strength steel applications. The application domain concerns buildings and bridges.  

Research on strength, stability and fatigue contributes to a better understanding of structural behavior resulting in new and better design rules. Recently, a research project was carried out to investigate the residual stress levels in S460 Jumbo sections for the American high-rise building market and to determine the appropriate buckling curves to be used for these sections. Structural systems with steel concern pre-stressed steel structures, stay-cable structures and stability structures in high-rise steel buildings. Connection research focuses on the mechanical behavior of bolted and welded connections. The research on cold-formed sections contributes to a broader application of cold-formed thin-walled plate products and sections. In composite and hybrid structures, steel is combined with concrete, timber, glass or FRP such that all materials are optimally used. For high-strength steels, it has to be investigated whether current design rules are still appropriate or new design rules have to be developed. 

Academic background

After obtaining his MSc in Civil Engineering at Delft University of Technology, Bert Snijder worked as a researcher at TNO and as a structural engineer / project manager at NS (Nederlandse Spoorwegen, Dutch Railways) and the engineering office that emerged from NS. Here, he gained practical experience in designing railway stations and bridges.

He chaired the editorial board of Structural Engineering International, the journal of IABSE (International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering) and is currently vice-president of IABSE. He represents The Netherlands in the European code committee responsible for the content of Eurocode 3 on steel structures and he chairs the Working Group on EN 1993-1-1 of this committee. He also chairs Technical Committee 8 ‘Stability’ of the ECCS (European Convention for Constructional Steelwork). He is member of many (inter)national committees and (co)author of many journal articles and conference papers. 

 

Education/Academic qualification

Certificate/Diploma of Higher Education

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    Structural member stability verification in the new Part 1-1 of the second generation of Eurocode 3: Part 1: Evolution of Eurocodes, background to partial factors, cross-section classification and structural analysis

    Knobloch, M., Bureau, A., Kuhlmann, U., Simoes da Silva, L., Snijder, H. H., Taras, A., Bours, A-L. & Jörg, F., 1 May 2020, In : Steel Construction : Design and Research. 13, 2, p. 98-113 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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    About ECCS and its technical committee TC8 on the stability of steel structures

    Snijder, H. H. B. & Lindner, J., 1 Nov 2019, In : Steel Construction : Design and Research. 12, 4, p. 372-376 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleProfessional

  • Added value of regular in-service visual inspection to the fatigue reliability of structural details in steel bridges

    Hashemi, S., Maljaars, J. & Snijder, B., 2019, 5th International Conference on Smart Monitoring, Assessment and Rehabilitation of Civil Structures – SMAR 2019: Proceedings. p. 1-8

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

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    Constructiesystemen voor hallen

    Translated title of the contribution: Structural systems for hallsSnijder, H. H., 2019, Hallen: kenmerken en constructiesystemen van stalen hallen en het ontwerp van een éénbeukige geschoorde hal volgens Eurocode 3. van Eldik, C. H. (ed.). Zoetermeer: Bouwen met staal, 28 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterProfessional

    Activities

    • 14 Publication peer-review
    • 13 Editorial activity
    • 1 Membership of jury
    • 1 Keynote talk

    Journal of Constructional Steel Research (Journal)

    H.H. (Bert) Snijder (Peer reviewer)
    8 Jun 2020

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-reviewScientific

    Engineering Structures (Journal)

    H.H. (Bert) Snijder (Peer reviewer)
    2 Apr 2019

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-reviewScientific

    Engineering Structures (Journal)

    H.H. (Bert) Snijder (Peer reviewer)
    19 Feb 2019

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-reviewScientific

    Engineering Structures (Journal)

    Bert Snijder (Peer reviewer)
    27 Nov 2017

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-reviewScientific

    Journal of Structural Engineering (Journal)

    Bert Snijder (Peer reviewer)
    3 Nov 2017

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-reviewScientific

    Courses

    Dimensioning of structures

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    Stability of structures

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    Student theses

    Alternatief "high tech" staalontwerp voor een bestaand kantoorgebouw

    Author: Wildeboer, Q., 31 Aug 1995

    Supervisor: Snijder, H. (Supervisor 1)

    Student thesis: Master

    Analyse van ontwerp kantoortoren met gevelbuisconstructie

    Author: Schillemans, J., 30 Nov 2003

    Supervisor: Hoenderkamp, J. (Supervisor 1) & Snijder, H. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

    Analysis of high-rise structures with flexible belt truss bracing subject to lateral loading

    Author: Vlemminx, R., 2007

    Supervisor: Hoenderkamp, J. (Supervisor 1), Snijder, H. (Supervisor 2) & Hofmeyer, H. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

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    Analysis of plastic failure in case of a (fatigue) crack

    Author: Hermus, J., 27 Mar 2018

    Supervisor: Maljaars, J. (Supervisor 1), Leonetti, D. (Supervisor 2) & Snijder, H. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

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    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

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