• 11 Citations

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Personal profile


During my time at the Aristotle University of Thessaloníki and later on during my graduation project, I discovered that I really enjoy to perform research. It gives me the opportunity to learn, to investigate a problem in depth, and work independently. Therefore, proceeding my education/career as an PhD-candidate was a logical step.

The aim of my PhD-project is to develop an advanced Finite Element Model (FEM) that is able to calculate the risk of failure now and under future loading, of existing and deteriorated sewer pipe systems. It will become a support tool for managers and operators that are responsible for decision making on maintenance or renewal of sewer pipes. A Community of Practice, will provide input to the process to bridge the gap between science and practice. 

What I like about this project is that it contains a lot of different aspects, such as fracture mechanics, soil mechanics, numerical and experimental research. Contact with the Community of Practice and learning operators and managers how to work with the tool is also part of my job, which will motivate me to further improve communicative skills too.

If you are interested about my project, please feel free to contact me!

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Research Output

  • 11 Citations
  • 3 Poster
  • 3 Article
  • 1 Conference contribution

Collapse response of two-dimensional cellular solids by plasticity and cracking: application to wood

Scheperboer, I. C., Suiker, A. S. J., Luimes, R. A., Bosco, E. & Jorissen, A. J. M., 15 Oct 2019, In : International Journal of Fracture. 219, 2, p. 221-244 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
  • 21 Downloads (Pure)

    Soil erosion: a coupled hydro-mechanical model: application to a sewer trench

    Scheperboer, I. C., Suiker, A. S. J., Bosco, E. & Clemens, F. H. L. R., 22 Oct 2019. 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePosterAcademic

    Open Access
    7 Downloads (Pure)

    Numerical soil model for analysing sewer pipe-soil interactions

    Scheperboer, I. C., Suiker, A. S. J., Bosco, E. & Clemens, F. H. L. R., 23 Sep 2018, Proceedings of 11th International Conference on Urban Drainage Modelling. Mannina, G. (ed.). Palermo: Universita di Palermo, p. 889-893 5 p.

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

  • 4 Downloads (Pure)

    Sewer systems in danger: a numerical-experimental approach to estimate the remaining lifetime of a sewer pipe

    Scheperboer, I. C., Suiker, A. S. J., Bosco, E. & Clemens, F. H. L. R., 23 Oct 2018. 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePosterAcademic

    Condition assessment of sewer pipes by means of finite element modelling

    Scheperboer, I. C., Suiker, A. S. J. & Bosco, E., 24 Oct 2017.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePosterAcademic


    Best Poster Award

    Irene C. Scheperboer (Recipient), 22 Oct 2019

    Prize: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

    Student theses

    Microscale failure mechanisms in wood

    Author: Scheperboer, I., 31 Jan 2017

    Supervisor: Suiker, A. (Supervisor 1), Luimes, R. (Supervisor 2), Jorissen, A. (Supervisor 2) & Bosco, E. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master