Seminar IABSE Papers B@NL Breda

When and where
Thursday 13 June 2019 - Witteveen+Bos, Stationsweg 5, 4811 AX Breda

Target group
Structural Engineers and Architects

Structural Engineers Register Netherlands
Register structural designers and register structural engineers receive 2 points for permanent education for assessment or admission to the Structural Engineers Register Netherlands : 2 KE/PE points.
Architects can book their participation hours as so-called WAT hours.

IABSE stands for International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering and is the international professional and scientific association active in the field of structural engineering. IABSE offers a platform for structural engineers to exchange information and to learn from each other at the international level. IABSE covers all aspects of structural engineering in all materials. The structures comprise besides bridges also buildings and all kinds of civil engineering structures. For more information see
The Dutch and Belgian National Groups of IABSE are sister associations of the main IABSE organization which is based in Zurich, Switzerland.

Background and content
The Dutch and Belgian National Groups of IABSE organize this seminar together. Twice a year, in the spring and in September (main symposium), IABSE organizes international symposia on a structural engineering theme in different parts of the world, which attracts more than 500 structural engineers worldwide. Last year the main symposium was organized in Nantes, France.
The seminar consists of a selection of the Dutch and Belgian contributions to the Nantes symposium and the conference in Copenhagen. The seminar consists of presentations as on the following topics: structures and architecture, land mark bridges, buckling instability, hybrid structures, robustness, reliability, existing bridges and renovation, proof load testing, strengthening and fatigue.

Co-chaired by Ane de Boer (IABSE-NL) and Bart de Pauw (IABSE-B)

14.30 Walk-in
15.00 Opening by Ane de Boer
15:15 Welcome by Witteveen+Bos Breda location director
15.30 Buckling of Curved Webs in Steel Box Girders
Gilles Van Staen, Hans De Backer, Philippe Van Bogaert, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
15.50 Stop criteria for proof load tests verified with field and laboratory testing of the Ruytenschildt Bridge
Yuguang Yang, Cor van der Veen, Dick A. Hordijk, Delft University of Technology, Delft, the Netherlands & Ane de Boer, Arnhem, the Netherlands
16.10 Large scale locks (9,000 tons) in Lanaye, Ivoz-Ramet and Ampsin (Belgium)
Michaël Bonivers, Yannis Goblet, David Monfort, Greisch, Belgium
16.30 Recalculation of the Railway Bridge Buggenum
Arjen Steenbrink, Sander van Alphen, Bert Hesselink, Movares, Utrecht, The Netherlands
16.50 Break: coffee and tea
17.20 Multi-setup Operational Modal Testing of a Multi-span Viaduct
Jie Zhang, Kristof Maes, Guido De Roeck, Geert Lombaert, Department of Civil Engineering, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
17.40 Fatigue Crack Propagation Analysis of Rib-to-deck Welded Joint in OSDs using Linear Elastic Fracture Mechanics
Weijian Wu, Henk Kolstein, Milan Veljković, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
18.00 Herstal Viaducts: complete program of refurbishment, strengthening and upgrading of existing structures
Pascal Thonon, formerly Besix, Belgium To be confirmed
18.20 Break: simple meal(buffet)
19.20 Staged Structural Assessment of a Large Concrete Box-girder Bridge
Timo de Goede, Rob Vergoossen, Royal HaskoningDHV, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
19.40 The Arched Strut – a Tool for Modelling Column-Slab Connections
Eva Lantsoght, Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Quito, Ecuador, Concrete Structures, Delft University of Technology, Delft, the Netherlands, Scott Alexander, COWI North America, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
20.00 The Third Bosphorus Bridge – Erection Sequences of the Main Span
Vincent de Ville de Goyet, A. Propson, C. Peigneux, Y. Duchene, Greisch, Belgium
20.20 Concluding remarks by Bart de Pauw
20.35 End

Registration and costs involved:
Participation costs (excl. VAT):
• € 75,- for members of IABSE and members YouCon,
• € 50,- for students (student registration number obligatory) and
• € 125,- for non-members.

You will get inspiring knowledge for this as well as an increased network of contacts and catering.
Register quickly since the number of participants is limited to max. 70 persons.

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