By 2050, 70% of the world population will live in cities. Today already 50% live in an urban environment and produce more than 75% of all C02 emissions. Finding intelligent and efficient ways to provide for more people with fewer resources will make cities more resilient to manmade and natural disasters and reduce their impact on the environment. Our long-term research goal is to transform the engineering design framework for a future-oriented built urban environment. Our research program addresses the following two core questions: What is the relationship between form and efficiency in civil structures?; and With increasing pressure on the preservation of natural resources, how can design theories and tools match untested sculptural ideas to material-efficient, constructible structures?
Please feel free to get in touch if you are interested in pursuing collaboration.
Prof. S. Adriaenssens
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
D. Fang, R. Napolitano, T. Michiels, S. Adriaenssens, ‘Assessing the Stability of Unreinforced Masonary Arches and Vaults: A Comparison of Analytical and Numerical Strategies’, Journal of Architectural Heritage, doi: 10.1080/15583058.2018.1463413, 2018Read more
We are super happy to our proposal to generate new knowledge of how systems can be engineered to be not only efficient and economic, but also be perceived as being esthetic, has been funded by the Council for Science and Technology. This research project is the first collaboration between the research groups of Prof. Adriaenssens and Prof. Todorov (Department of Psychology PSY).Read more
Prof. Adriaenssens will be awarded the 2018 American Society of Civil Engineers George Winter Award at the ASCE Structures Conference in Fort Worth, Texas. This award is important to us as it recognises the value of the integration of engineering and art in our work.Read more
A last publication for this year! T. Michiels, S. Adriaenssens, J.J. Jorquera-Lucerga ‘ Parametric Study of Masonry Shells Form Found for Seismic Loading ‘ , Journal of the International Association of Shell and Spatial Structures, 2017. 58 pp.267-275Read more
You can freely download our latest published paper on the behavior of shells under earthquake loading here until December 21st 2017. https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1V~HJW4G4BizoRead more
We are really happy with this new publication in Computers and Structures. T. Michiels, S. Adriaenssens, ‘ Form-finding algorithm for masonry arches subjected to in-plane earthquake loading’, Computers and Structures, vol. 195,pp. 85–98, 2018Read more
Yesterday our PhD Candidate Tim Michiels was awarded the Hangai prize for his “Outstanding paper by a young talented researcher under 30” at the annual symposium of the International Association of Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS) in Hamburg. Tim presented his research titled “Parametric study of masonry shells form found for seismic loading” during the plenary session on Tuesday.Read more