Background and activities
I have a background in civil engineering. I specialized in offshore wind energing with a MSc Offshore Engineering and Dredging (TU Delft) and a MSc Technology-Wind Energy (NTNU).
My PhD research focuses on improving the basis for structural design. In particular, I pursue the development of an integrated life-cycle design framework, in which structural design can be assessed within a holistic representation of the structural service life.
Structural optimization is motivated by economical and (most improtantly) environmental considerations. With this in mind, non-structural measures gain a more important role. Therefore, the acquisition of structural information, which comes with a low economical impact, should be integrated in the design, reassessment and development of inspection and maintenance strategies of structures. The quantification of the value of potentially acquired structural health information is key for the development of a rational framework for efficient planning of structural systems and to establish a more coherent interface between desing and operation. The methods used include an explicit treatment of uncertainties and a probabilistic decision framework modelled with Bayesian networks.
Scientific, academic and artistic work
A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database