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Terwel, K.C. (author), Schuurman, M.J. (author), Loeve, A.J. (author)
Based on established theories from literature and best practices of forensic investigations in aerospace engineering, civil engineering and biomechanical engineering, the Delft University of Technology has developed a Delft approach
for forensic investigations. This integrated approach consists of three elements. First, because a product has...
journal article 2018
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Terwel, K.C. (author)
contribution to periodical 2017
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Terwel, K.C. (author)
The Bos & Lommer plaza complex in Amsterdam was completed in 2004. This complex consisted of apartments, shops and a parking for over 500 cars. In 2006, an 11 ton truck was positioned on the plaza deck and caused structural damage. Part of the load bearing structure had failed and the apartments were evacuated, until the deck was strutted....
conference paper 2017
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Esposito, R. (author), Terwel, K.C. (author), Ravenshorst, G.J.P. (author), Schipper, H.R. (author), Messali, F. (author), Rots, J.G. (author)
During the last years, induced seismicity in the northern part of the Netherlands increased and the seismic assessment of unreinforced masonry (URM) structures became an important issue. As the problem is recent, the current building stock is not designed to withstand earthquakes and national guidelines are under development, but currently not...
conference paper 2017
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Terwel, K.C. (author), Palmisano, Fabrizio (author)
A working group on forensic engineering (WG8) was established within the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE) in 2011. This working group aims to mitigate structural failures and improve forensic engineering practices. To accomplish this goal, several activities were organised such as an international survey...
journal article 2016
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Terwel, K.C. (author), Hordijk, D.A. (author)
Forensic Structural Engineering is the professional practice of determining the cause(s) of a structural failure, often with the aim to lay out a technical basis to identify the responsible parties for a failure. Although Forensic Structural Engineering is given as course at several universities in USA and UK, at many institutions it is no...
conference paper 2016
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Crielaard, R. (author), van de Kuilen, J.W.G. (author), Terwel, K.C. (author), Ravenshorst, G.J.P. (author), Steenbakkers, P. (author), Breunesse, A. (author)
Cross-laminated timber, or CLT, is receiving attention for its potential use in tall buildings. As a combustible material, one of the challenges for the construction of these buildings is the fire risk that results from its use in the structure. Unprotected CLT can burn along with the fuel load present in a compartment. Irrespective of its fire...
conference paper 2016
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Boot, W. (author), Terwel, K.C. (author), Strang, H. (author)
When structural damage occurs and disputes arise, forensic engineers have to search for the causes of this damage to find out who can be held liable for it. Legal systems must provide an adequate, reasonable, effective and complete way to solve these disputes. Each country has its own system with advantages and disadvantages. This paper provides...
journal article 2015
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Terwel, K.C. (author), Hanssen, R.F. (author), Waning, H (author)
Radar interferometry is a technique which can observe the earth’s surface during day and night time. It makes uses of thousands of pulses per second that are transmitted by satellites and reflected by the surface of, for instance, structures. By analyzing the data it is possible to measure displacements of the surface within millimeter precision...
conference paper 2015
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Terwel, K.C. (author), Mud, M. (author), Frijters, A. (author)
Structural safety during construction is a main concern for the building industry. Collapses of temporary structures or incomplete permanent structures are a threat for the safety of persons. Based on data from Dutch Labour Inspectorate this study concluded that approximately 20% of the fatalities during construction are related to structural...
conference paper 2014
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Terwel, K.C. (author), Jansen, S.J.T. (author)
From forensic investigation it is known that many structural failures can be attributed to human errors and organizational factors. To provide project leaders with information on the current state of factors in the building process influencing structural safety, we developed a quick assessment tool. Logistic regression was used, based on data of...
conference paper 2014
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Terwel, K.C. (author)
Failure investigations show that 80-85% of the structural failures are caused by inadequacies in the design and construction process, related to human and organizational factors. This study showed that safety culture, allocation of responsibilities control, communication and collaboration and knowledge infrastructure need improvement in the...
doctoral thesis 2014
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Terwel, K.C. (author), Boot, W. (author), Nelisse, M. (author)
After several major structural incidents in the Netherlands, such as the collapse of five balconies in Maastricht in 2001 resulting in two fatalities, various initiatives have been started to improve structural safety. Research studies were initiated on the characteristics, causes and consequences of structural incidents. In this paper the...
journal article 2014
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De Haan, J. (author), Terwel, K.C. (author), Al-Jibouri, S.H.S. (author)
It is generally accepted that humans are the “weakest link” in structural design and construction processes. Despite this, few models are available to quantify human error within engineering processes. This paper demonstrates the use of a quantitative Human Reliability Assessment model within structural engineering. The model consists of four...
conference paper 2013
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Dijkshoorn, G.W. (author), Terwel, K.C. (author), Guldenmund, F.W. (author)
During the last few years, several major accidents during the construction phase have occurred in the Dutch building industry. The collapse of a roof structure of the FC Twente football stadium and the collapse of a concrete floor of the B-tower Rotterdam are some recent examples. Consequently, Dutch contractors do need to establish a reliable...
conference paper 2013
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Terwel, K.C. (author), Boot, W. (author), Nelisse, M. (author)
After several major structural incidents in The Netherlands, various initiatives have been started to improve structural safety. Research studies were initiated on the characteristics, causes and consequences of structural incidents. In this paper the results of three of these research studies are compared. Each study uses different data sources...
conference paper 2013
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Mendez Safont, M (author), Terwel, K.C. (author)
conference paper 2012
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Terwel, K.C. (author), Zwaard, W (author)
The Dutch building industry has been shocked by some major structural accidents during the last 10 years with buildings during construction as well as with delivered buildings. Several initiatives were started to improve the safety. In other industries the safety awareness seemed to be more developed. In this article the Dutch building sector is...
conference paper 2012
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Terwel, K.C. (author), Waarts, P (author)
The last 10 years the Dutch Building Industry was shocked by several major accidents. In 2001 the steel structure of a theatre in Hoorn collapsed during erection. No one was hurt, because it collapsed during the night. In 2002 part of the parking deck of a hotel collapsed just some time after a conference beneath was finished. In 2003 5...
conference paper 2010
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