• 400 Citations
1989 …2019
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Theo Salet is Dean of the Department of the Built Environment and Full Professor of Structural Design / Concrete Structures.
Ever since the start of his international engineering career the focus of the work of Theo Salet is on numerical simulations, amongst hardening concrete. He has worked on a variety of noteworthy bridges, tunnels and buildings.

At TU/e, the focus of his research is on the integration of design and construction in concrete. For the early design phase, structural models are developed and validated, best described as ‘Parametric Design Tools’. For later design phases including product development he applies and develops advanced non-linear elastic finite element models for concrete: 'Numerical Concrete'. His research is constantly linked to research of practical applications of new and 'high-tech' concrete. A notable research subject is his work on 3D-printed (fiber) reinforced concrete. The research group operates and further develops its own 3D concrete printer. Here, Salet's research focuses - amongst others - on the issue of the robustness of the print process and the opportunities to embed reinforcement during the print process to enable structural applications.

Academic background

Theo Salet obtained his MSc from the department of the Built Environment at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e, the Netherlands) in 1986. He subsequently performed his doctorate research on the constructive behavior of foam concrete in sandwich constructions. After obtaining his PhD in 1990, he started his career at SGS Intron in Sittard (The Netherlands) where he became head researcher in Structural and Material Engineering. In 1998 he moved to Witteveen+Bos where, as a project leader, senior constructor and contract manager, he has been responsible for the design and management of large infrastructural projects and buildings. Until 2019, Theo Salet was a senior partner at Witteveen+Bos. In 2012, next to his position at Witteveen+Bos, he was appointed part-time professor with the department of the Built Environment at TU/e.
In 2019, Theo Salet was appointed full-time Professor and Dean of the Department of the Built Environment. In this capacity, he holds final responsibility for the educational and research programs of the Department as well as for its management.

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Concretes Engineering & Materials Science
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Research Output 1989 2019

  • 400 Citations
  • 16 Article
  • 11 Conference contribution
  • 1 Inaugural speech
  • 1 Phd Thesis 1 (Research TU/e / Graduation TU/e)
10 Citations (Scopus)
32 Downloads (Pure)

An approach to develop printable strain hardening cementitious composites

Chaves Figueiredo, S., Romero Rodríguez, C., Ahmed, Z., Bos, D. H., Xu, Y., Salet, T., Çopuroglu, O., Schlangen, E. & Bos, F., 5 May 2019, In : Materials & Design. 169, 17 p., 107651.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
File
Strain hardening
Rheology
Yield stress
Composite materials
Printing
2 Citations (Scopus)
5 Downloads (Pure)

Digital concrete: a review

Wangler, T., Roussel, N., Bos, F., Salet, T. & Flatt, R., Sep 2019, In : Cement and Concrete Research. 123, 17 p., 105780.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Concretes
Fabrication
Rheology
Hydration
Printing
5 Citations (Scopus)
116 Downloads (Pure)

Ductility of 3D printed concrete reinforced with short straight steel fibers

Bos, F. P., Bosco, E. & Salet, T. A. M., 3 Apr 2019, In : Virtual and Physical Prototyping. 14, 2, p. 160-174 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
File
Ductility
Steel fibers
Reinforced Concrete
Straight
Reinforced concrete
8 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

The influence of material temperature on the in-print strength and stability of a 3D print mortar

Bos, F., Wolfs, R., Hermens, L. & Salet, T., 22 Aug 2019, Advances in Engineering Materials, Structures and Systems: Innovations, Mechanics and Applications . Zingoni, A. (ed.). CRC Press/Balkema, p. 425-430 6 p.

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

Prizes

NWO-TTW Open Technology Program

Freek P. Bos (Recipient), Theo Salet (Recipient), Akke Suiker (Recipient) & Erik Schlangen (Recipient), Apr 2019

Prize: NWOOtherScientific

Strain hardening
Composite materials

Activities 2018 2018

  • 1 Workshop, seminar, course or exhibition
  • 1 Hosting an academic visitor

Jacques Kruger

Freek P. Bos (Host), T.A.M. Salet (Host)
1 Oct 201815 Dec 2018

Activity: Hosting a visitor typesHosting an academic visitorScientific

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

Advanced concrete structures

1/09/15 → …

Course

Dimensioning of structures

1/09/13 → …

Course

Masonry structures

1/09/15 → …

Course

Press / Media

Making a 3D-Printed House into a Home

Theo A.M. Salet

15/01/20

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

A 3D printout you could call home

Theo A.M. Salet

23/11/19

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

A Printout You Could Call Home

Theo A.M. Salet

10/11/19

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

A 3D Print-Out You Could Call Home

Theo A.M. Salet

8/11/19

10 items of Media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Student theses

3D concrete printing: research and development of a structural reinforcement system for 3D printing with concrete

Author: Jutinov, E., 31 Oct 2017

Supervisor: Salet, T. (Supervisor 1), Bos, F. (Supervisor 2) & Ahmed, Z. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

File

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

File

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

File

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

File

Assembling structural 3D concrete printed elements

Author: van den Bulck, L., 19 Dec 2017

Supervisor: Salet, T. (Supervisor 1), Habraken, A. (Supervisor 2) & Ahmed, Z. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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