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"A digital transformation will change the way we design and construct our built environment."

Research profile

Rob Wolfs is an Assistant Professor in the Unit of Structural Engineering and Design in the Department of the Built Environment of Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). The research and teaching of Rob focuses on digital design and manufacturing strategies, with the aim to enhance the sustainability and productivity of the architecture, engineering and construction industry. Key topics concern the application of robotics in construction, with a focus on 3D concrete printing, and digital design tools based on parametric modelling and (structural) optimization.

Academic background

Rob Wolfs obtained his MSc in Structural Engineering and Design at the Department of the Built Environment of the TU/e in 2015. Following these studies, Rob performed a PhD research on 3D concrete printing at the same university. This research focused on experimental characterization of printed concrete and numerical (FEM) modeling to analyze structural behavior during 3D printing processes. Rob was closely involved in the design and development of the 3D concrete printer of the TU/e. In the final phase of his PhD research, Rob was a visiting research at IFSTTAR Laboratoire Navier where he adopted CFD modelling to control filament geometries in additive manufacturing processes. Rob obtained his PhD degree cum laude in September 2019 and now works as an Assistant Professor at TU/e.

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Research Output 2016 2019

  • 295 Citations
  • 8 Article
  • 7 Conference contribution
  • 1 Review article
  • 1 Phd Thesis 1 (Research TU/e / Graduation TU/e)
68 Citations (Scopus)
8 Downloads (Pure)

Early age mechanical behaviour of 3D printed concrete: Numerical modelling and experimental testing

Wolfs, R. J. M., Bos, F. P. & Salet, T. A. M., 9 Feb 2018, In : Cement and Concrete Research. 106, April 2018, p. 103-116 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Concretes
Internal friction
Testing
Poisson ratio
Shear strength
2 Citations (Scopus)
3 Downloads (Pure)

Triaxial compression testing on early age concrete for numerical analysis of 3D concrete printing

Wolfs, R., Bos, F. & Salet, T., 1 Nov 2019, In : Cement & Concrete Composites. 104, 12 p., 103344.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Compression testing
Printing
Numerical analysis
Concretes
Buckling
2 Citations (Scopus)
8 Downloads (Pure)

Structural failure during extrusion-based 3D printing processes

Wolfs, R. J. M. & Suiker, A. S. J., 1 Sep 2019, In : International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology. 104, 1-4, p. 565-584 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
File
Extrusion
Printing
Curing
Buckling
Finite element method
7 Citations (Scopus)
1 Downloads (Pure)

Hardened properties of 3D printed concrete: the influence of process parameters on interlayer adhesion

Wolfs, R. J. M., Bos, F. P. & Salet, T. A. M., May 2019, In : Cement and Concrete Research. 119, p. 132-140 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Adhesion
Concretes
Printing
Nozzles
3D printers
147 Citations (Scopus)
5333 Downloads (Pure)

Additive manufacturing of concrete in construction: potentials and challenges of 3D concrete printing

Bos, F. P., Wolfs, R. J. M., Ahmed, Z. Y. & Salet, T. A. M., 2 Jul 2016, In : Virtual and Physical Prototyping. 11, 3, p. 209-225 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
File
3D printers
Printing
Manufacturing
Concretes
Material Design

Activities 2018 2018

  • 1 Workshop, seminar, course or exhibition
  • 1 Visiting an external academic institution

IFSTTAR - French institute of science and technology for transport, development and networks

Rob J.M. Wolfs (Visiting researcher)
Oct 2018Apr 2019

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external academic institutionScientific

Symposium 3D Concrete Printing

Freek P. Bos (Organiser), T.A.M. Salet (Organiser), R.J.M. Wolfs (Organiser), Z.Y. Ahmed (Organiser), S.M. Simaria de Oliveira Lucas (Organiser)
22 Jun 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesWorkshop, seminar, course or exhibitionProfessional

Courses

Masonry structures

1/09/15 → …

Course

Research project

1/09/15 → …

Course

Press / Media

Student theses

3D printing of concrete structures

Author: Wolfs, R., 2015

Supervisor: Salet, T. (Supervisor 1), Beetz, J. (Supervisor 2), Zimmermann, G. (External person) (External coach) & Hendriks, L. (External person) (External coach)

Student thesis: Master

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Accelerating early strength and stiffness development of a Portland cement-based mortar for 3D printing

Author: van der Meijde, G., 28 May 2019

Supervisor: Wolfs, R. (Supervisor 1), Suiker, A. (Supervisor 2) & Salet, T. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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Active adaptive concrete structures

Author: Deetman, A., 31 Oct 2017

Supervisor: Salet, T. (Supervisor 1), Habraken, A. (Supervisor 2) & Wolfs, R. (Supervisor 1)

Student thesis: Master

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Effects of imperfections on axially loaded members and experimental verification on 3D printed polypropylene

Author: Bos, D., 24 Sep 2019

Supervisor: Suiker, A. (Supervisor 1), Hofmeyer, H. (Supervisor 2) & Wolfs, R. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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