• 498 Citations
1989 …2022

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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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Research Output

  • 498 Citations
  • 17 Article
  • 11 Conference contribution
  • 1 Inaugural speech
  • 1 Phd Thesis 1 (Research TU/e / Graduation TU/e)

On demand additive manufacturing of functionally graded concrete

Ahmed, Z. Y., Bos, F. P., van Brunschot, M. C. A. J. & Salet, T. A. M., 7 Feb 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Virtual and Physical Prototyping.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
  • 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
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  • 15 Citations (Scopus)
    42 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

  • 7 Citations (Scopus)
    5 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
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  • 9 Citations (Scopus)
    134 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

  • 16 Citations (Scopus)
    4 Downloads (Pure)

    Prizes

    NWO-TTW Open Technology Program

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

    Prize: NWOOtherScientific

  • Activities

    • 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

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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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