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1987 …2019
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"Research for code development lead 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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Research Output 1987 2019

Bending moment shear force interaction of rolled I shaped steel sections

Dekker, R. W. A., 9 Jan 2019, (Accepted/In press) Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven.

Research output: ThesisPhd Thesis 1 (Research TU/e / Graduation TU/e)Academic

2 Citations

Direct strength method for web crippling—Lipped channels under EOF and IOF loading

Heurkens, R. A. J., Hofmeyer, H., Mahendran, M. & Snijder, H. H., 2018, In : Thin-Walled Structures. 123, p. 126-141

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Plastics
Buckling
Experiments

Effective second moment of area of uniform built-up members

Snijder, H. H., Apr 2018, In : Stahlbau. 87, 4, p. 323-331 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
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Stiffness
Shear deformation
Amplification
Numerical models

Lateral torsional buckling design imperfections for use in non-linear FEA

Snijder, H. H., van der Aa, R. P., Hofmeyer, H. & van Hove, B. W. E. M., 1 Feb 2018, In : Steel Construction - Design and Research. 11, 1, p. 49-56 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
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Buckling
Defects
Torsional stress
Steel

Partial factors for fatigue loads in the Eurocode system for road bridge design

Hashemi, S. B., Maljaars, J. & Snijder, H. H., 15 Jun 2018, Safety and Reliability - Safe Societies in a Changing World: Proceedings of ESREL 2018. Haugen, S., Barros, A., Van Gulijk, C., Kongsvik, T. & Vinnem, J. E. (eds.). 1st ed. London: Taylor and Francis Ltd., p. 2339-2345 7 p.

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

Open Access
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Fatigue of materials
Weigh-in-motion (WIM)
Steel bridges
Fatigue damage
Reliability analysis

Activities 1998 2017

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

Journal of Structural Engineering (Journal)

Snijder, B. (Peer reviewer)
2 Sep 2017

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-reviewScientific

Engineering Structures (Journal)

Snijder, B. (Peer reviewer)
30 Jun 2017

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-reviewScientific

Engineering Structures (Journal)

Snijder, B. (Peer reviewer)
27 Nov 2017

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-reviewScientific

Journal of Structural Engineering (Journal)

Snijder, B. (Peer reviewer)
3 Nov 2017

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-reviewScientific

Journal of Constructional Steel Research (Journal)

Snijder, B. (Peer reviewer)
9 May 2017

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-reviewScientific

Courses

Dimensioning of structures

1/09/13 → …

Course

Stability of structures

1/09/15 → …

Course

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

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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