• 114 Citations
1990 …2018
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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 leads the product market combination Buildings. Ever since the start of his international engineering career the focus of the work of Theo Salet is on numerical simulations of 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 durability in close relationship to the concrete composition and the porosity of the interfaces between the filaments.

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 1990 2018

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

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
2 Citations
Ultrasonic measurement
Quality control
Concretes
Compressive strength
Printing
2 Citations

Design of a 3D printed concrete bridge by testing

Salet, T. A. M., Ahmed, Z. Y., Bos, F. P. & Laagland, H. L. M., 1 Jun 2018, In : Virtual and Physical Prototyping. 13, 3, p. 222-236 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
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Concrete bridges
Concretes
Testing
3D printers
Traffic Network

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

Bos, F. P., Bosco, E. & Salet, T. A. M., 19 Nov 2018, In : Virtual and Physical Prototyping. 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Ductility
Steel fibers
Reinforced Concrete
Straight
Reinforced concrete
13 Citations

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

Activities 2018 2018

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

Jacques Kruger

Bos, F. (Host), Salet, T. (Host)
1 Oct 201815 Dec 2018

Activity: Hosting a visitorHosting an academic visitorScientific

Symposium 3D Concrete Printing

Bos, F. (Organiser), Salet, T. (Organiser), Wolfs, R. (Organiser), Ahmed, Z. (Organiser), Simaria de Oliveira Lucas, S. (Organiser)
22 Jun 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventWorkshop, seminar, course or exhibitionProfessional

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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