• 200 Citations
1989 …2019
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Research profile

Theo Salet is professor of Structural Design / Concrete Structures at the department of the Built Environment. His main affiliation is with the Dutch engineering consultancy firm Witteveen+Bos, where he currently a senior partner. 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. Currently, Theo Salet is a senior partner at Witteveen+Bos and leader of the product market combination Buildings. In 2012, he was appointed as part-time professor with the department of the Built Environment at TU/e. 

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Research Output 1989 2019

  • 200 Citations
  • 14 Article
  • 10 Conference contribution
  • 1 Inaugural speech
  • 1 Phd Thesis 1 (Research TU/e / Graduation TU/e)

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
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Strain hardening
Rheology
Yield stress
Composite materials
Printing
1 Citation (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

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
1 Citation (Scopus)

3D printed concrete bridge

Salet, T. A. M., Ahmed, Z. Y., Bos, F. P. & Laagland, H. L. M., 1 Jan 2018, Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Progress in Additive Manufacturing (Pro-AM 2018). p. 2-9 8 p.

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

Open Access
Concrete bridges
Bicycles
Testing
Reinforcement
Concretes
6 Citations (Scopus)
Ultrasonic measurement
Quality control
Concretes
Compressive strength
Printing

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

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

Jacques Kruger

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

Activity: Hosting a visitor typesHosting an academic visitorScientific

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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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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Betonnen schaalconstructies: het ontwerp van een transparante dakconstructie uitgevoerd als schaalconstructie

Author: Koeken, J., 31 May 2013

Supervisor: Salet, T. (Supervisor 1), Suiker, A. (Supervisor 2) & Beetz, J. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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