Dr.ir. R. Abspoel

Mr. Abspoel received his MSc from the Delft University of Technology in 1994. Before that he received his BSc in 1982 from the Technical School in The Hague.

From 1982 up until 1997 he was Engineer at an international Engineering Office in The Hague, specialized in plants for all kind of factories, like Fuji Photo in Tilburg, Merck Sharp and Dohme in Haarlem, Forbo Krommenie in Assendelft, AVR in the Botlek and so on.

In this period he was many times detached for example to the Department of Civil Works to contribute to the design of the Oosterschelde barrier and for the fourth floodgate door in IJmuiden. Another interesting detachment for more than two years was the corporation to the design of the Maeslant floodgate doors in Hoek van Holland.

Education

From 1997 up to now mr. Abspoel is a member of the staff of the Steel structures department and contributes to the following courses:

  • CT2051 Structural Engineering 2
  • CT2121 Experiment in the laboratory
  • CT3051B Structural Engineering 3
  • CT3121 Steel Structures 2
  • CT3211 Building Structures 1
  • CT4121 Steel Structures 3
  • CT4125 Steel Design
  • CT4281 Building Structures 2

Research

Stability of slender steel elements, especially plate girders.

Publications

Abspoel, R (2008).
The maximum web slenderness of plate girders; state of the art and laboratory tests. In R Ofner, D Beg, J Fink, R Greiner, & H Unterweger (Eds.), Eurosteel 2008; 5th European conference on steel and composite structures  (pp. 1185-1190). Brussels, Belgium: European Convention for Constructional Steelwork ECCS. (TUD)

Maljaars, J, Stark, JWB, Steenbergen, HMGM, & Abspoel, R (2005).
Development and validation of a numerical model for buckling of coped beams. Journal of constructional steel research, 61, 1576-1593. (TUD)

Maljaars, J, Stark, JWB, Steenbergen, HMGM, & Abspoel, R (2005).
Lateral-torsional buckling resistance of coped beams. Journal of constructional steel research, 61, 1559-1575. (TUD)

Maljaars, J, Stark, JWB, Steenbergen, HMGM, & Abspoel, R (2002).
Lateral-torsional buckling capacities of coped girders. In A. Lamas & L. Simoes da Silva (Eds.), Proc. of the 3rd European Conference on Steel structures, 19-20 Sept., Coimbra, Portugal (pp. 251-260). Coimbra: CMM. (TUD)

Roland Abspoel