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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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Research Output 1987 2019

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.

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

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Steel bridges
Inspection
Fatigue of materials
Crack detection
Steel structures

Bending moment - shear force interaction of rolled I-shaped steel sections

Dekker, R. W. A., 9 Jan 2019, Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. 249 p.

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

Constructiesystemen voor hallen

Snijder, 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

Evaluation of clamping force in hot-driven rivets of the Botlekbrug

Leonetti, D., Maljaars, J. & Snijder, B., 2019, Proceedings of the Belgian-Dutch IABSE Young Engineers Colloquium 2019, YEC 2019. De Pauw, B., Leonetti, D., Snijder, H. H. & De Pauw, B. (eds.). Belgian and Dutch National Groups of IABSE, p. 76-77 2 p.

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

Rivets
Fatigue of materials
Bolted joints
Steel structures
Stress concentration
1 Citation (Scopus)

Fatigue life prediction of hot-riveted shear connections using system reliability

Leonetti, D., Maljaars, J. & Snijder, H. H., 2019, In : Engineering Structures. 186, p. 471-483 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Fatigue of materials
Rivets
Riveting
Structural members
Steel structures

Activities 1998 2019

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

Engineering Structures (Journal)

H.H. (Bert) Snijder (Editorial board member)
2 Apr 2019

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

Engineering Structures (Journal)

H.H. (Bert) Snijder (Editorial board member)
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

Journal of Constructional Steel Research (Journal)

Bert Snijder (Peer reviewer)
2 Sep 2017

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication 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

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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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