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Varas, J.M. (author), Soetens, F. (author)
The effect of a blast explosion on a typical steel frame building is investigated by means of computer simulations. The simulations help to identify possible hot spots that may lead to local or global failure. The blast energy is transferred to the structure by means of the façade. In particular attention is paid to the modelling of the façade...
conference paper 2010
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Maljaars, J. (author), Soetens, F. (author), TNO Bouw en Ondergrond (author)
conference paper 2006
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Maljaars, J. (author), Soetens, F. (author), TNO Bouw en Ondergrond (author)
because aluminium is sensitive to elevated temperatures, considerable attention is required on the fire design of aluminium structures. In this respect, the heating of aluminium is evaluated as well as the structural response when exposed to fire. It shown that the application of advanced models in the design results in more optimal designs
conference paper 2006
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Maljaars, J. (author), Fellinger, J.H.H. (author), Soetens, F. (author), TNO Bouw en Ondergrond (author)
Material properties and mechanical response models for fire design of steel structures are based on extensive research and experience. Contrarily, the behaviour of aluminium load bearing structures exposed to fire is relatively unexplored. This article gives an overview of physical and mechanical properties at elevated temperature of frequently...
conference paper 2005
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van den Berg, G. (author), Fellinger, J.H.H. (author), Soetens, F. (author), TNO Bouw en Ondergrond (author)
In this article, a methodology is presented by which the structural behaviour of composite steel framed building under natural fire conditions can be analysed. As a first step, a fire model is employed in order to predict the temperature development in the fire compartment. Secondly, a thermal response model is used to calculate the temperature...
conference paper 2005
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Soetens, F. (author), van Straalen, IJ.J. (author), TNO Bouw (author)
Applications of aluminium have grown considerably in building and civil engineering the last decade, which is due to various aspects: light weight, durability and maintenance, use of extrusions. The paper starts with a short history of aluminium bridges and then focuses on aluminium bridges in the Netherlands. The design of 58 bridges for an...
conference paper 2004
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Maljaars, J. (author), Soetens, F. (author), van Straalen, IJ.J. (author), TNO Bouw (author)
Traffic bridges are subjected to variable loads and should therefore be checked on fatigue. Especially low weight materials, like aluminium, are sensitive to fatigue, because the variable load is a substantial part of the total load. This paper shows the structural design of an aluminium bridge loaded by heavy traffic. The S-N curves of a welded...
conference paper 2004
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Soetens, F. (author), van Straalen, IJ.J. (author), TNO Bouw (author)
Applications of aluminium have grown considerably in building and civil engineering the last decade. In building and civil engineering the increase of aluminium applications is due to various aspects like light weight, durability and maintenance, use of extrusions, and esthetics. The paper starts with a short history of aluminium bridges and...
conference paper 2003
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Botter, H. (author), van den Berg, A. (author), Soetens, F. (author), van Straalen, IJ.J. (author), Vogelesang, L.B. (author), TNO Bouw (author)
Using two types of adhesively bonded aluminium joints, a TAST specimen and a specifically designed stiff double lap joint, experiments show that the (apparent) yield stress, the amount of plastic flow and the occurence of strain hardening is influenced by the surface pre-treatment used for an Al-Mg-Si aluminium alloy adherend. Grit blasted...
conference paper 2001
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Botter, H. (author), Kool, H.D.M. (author), van Straalen, IJ.J. (author), Soetens, F. (author), TNO Bouw (author)
conference paper 2001
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Botter, H. (author), Wijen, H.L.M. (author), van den Berg, A. (author), Soetens, F. (author), van Straalen, IJ.J. (author), Vlot, A. (author), TNO Bouw (author)
Recent developments in hardware and software have allowed traditional speckle pattern. interferom.etry using photographic film to be replaced by digital video CCD cameras and sophisticated analysing software. Real-time in-situ displacement measurement of specimens under static or cyclic loads is now possible. In this paper the use of an...
conference paper 2001
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Mennink, J. (author), Soetens, F. (author), Snijder, H.H. (author), van Hove, B.W.E.M. (author)
The extrusion manufacturing process of aluminium allows protiles with a large variety of cross-sections. If these are thin-walled. cross-sectional instability miszht occur, which is caused by interaction of local buckling modes of connecting plate elements. To investigate this phenomenon. an extensive set of experiments is performed on uniformly...
conference paper 2000
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Soetens, F. (author), Mennink, J. (author), TNO Bouw (author)
The design of aluminium structures in building and civil engineering applications is different from designing in traditional materials. This difference is based on the physical and mechanical properties of the material and the freedom of cross-sectional shape provided by the extrusion manufacturing process. This freedom of shape is a key to...
conference paper 1999
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Mennink, J. (author), Soetens, F. (author), Snijder, H.H. (author), van Hove, B.W.E.M. (author), van Straalen, IJ.J. (author), TNO Bouw (author)
This paper deals with the design process of aluminium cross-sections with complex shapes in
conference paper 1998
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Courage, W.M.G. (author), Soetens, F. (author), Noordzij, R. (author), Drabbels, J. (author), TNO Bouw (author)
This paper deals with the design and manufacturing of aluminium overhead sign structures. These gantries are built up by using two X-shaped column frames connected by a triangular space frame girder. Slenderness and a low solidity ratio were objectives in the architectonic design. Braces and main chords of the triangular space frame are made of...
conference paper 1998
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Soetens, F. (author), TNO Bouw (author)
Currently, overhead highway traffic sign structures in The Netherlands are triangular space frame girders composed of circular hollow steel sections supported by two X-shaped columns consisting of rectangular hollow steel sections.
conference paper 1998
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van Straalen, IJ.J. (author), Wardenier, J. (author), Vogelesang, L.B. (author), Soetens, F. (author), TNO Bouw (author)
This paper deals with adhesive bonded joints used in aluminium structures. There arc strong
conference paper 1998
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Soetens, F. (author), Mennink, J. (author), TNO Bouw (author)
taking into account the positive aspects of aluminium alloys and providing appropriate structural solutions for the less advantageous properties is essential in designing successfully in aluminium alloys. Therefore knowledge is essential of both the physical and mechanical properties of the material and the possibilities of the cross-sectional...
conference paper 1998
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Soetens, F. (author), van Hove, B.W.E.M. (author), TNO Bouw (author)
In the past two decades considerabie research effort has been put into welded aluminium connections in order to better understand their structural behaviour and up-date the design rules in the existing standards at the time (Ref. 1).
conference paper 1998
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van Straalen, IJ.J. (author), Wardenier, J. (author), Vogelesang, L.B. (author), Soetens, F. (author), TNO Bouw (author)
This paper deals with the methodology of the process of drafting design rules for adhesivelybonded
conference paper 1998
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