• 337 Citations
1989 …2019
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Research profile

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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Research Output 1989 2019

  • 337 Citations
  • 16 Article
  • 11 Conference contribution
  • 2 Phd Thesis 1 (Research TU/e / Graduation TU/e)
  • 1 Inaugural speech
9 Citations (Scopus)

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., 14 Mar 2019, In : Materials & Design. 2019, 169, 17 p., 107651

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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

Digital concrete: a review

Wangler, T., Roussel, N., Bos, F., Salet, T. & Flatt, R., 13 Jun 2019, In : Cement and Concrete Research. 123, 17 p., 105780

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Concretes
Fabrication
Rheology
Hydration
Printing
4 Citations (Scopus)

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

Bos, F. P., Bosco, E. & Salet, T. A. M., 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
Open Access
File
Concretes
5 Citations (Scopus)

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., 2019, In : Cement and Concrete Research. 199, p. 132-140

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Adhesion
Concretes
Printing
Nozzles
3D printers

Prizes

NWO-TTW Open Technology Program

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

Recognition: 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

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

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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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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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