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41225: Structural reliability and load modelling,
SHORT CURRICULUM VITAE (Aug 2001):
1935-10-21 in Glostrup, Denmark
Education and degrees:
Ms. Civil Engineering, 1959, Dr.techn.,1971, Technical University of Denmark.
Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Structural Mechanics, DIAB (Civil
Engineering Department of the Engineering Academy of Denmark) 1959-1961
(half-time parallel with military service to 1961). Associate Professor,
DIAB, 1961-1964. Professor of Mathematics, DIAB, 1964-1984 (acting appointment
from 1964-1967), on leave from July 1, 1984. External lecturer in probability
theory at the Technical University of Denmark, 1966-1968. Research professor
at the Department of Structural Engineering, Technical University of Denmark
from July 1, 1984 to May 31, 1991. Professor in Load Modeling and Structural
Reliability at the same institution from June 1, 1991. From August 2001 to
professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering (after reorganization
of DTU) and thereafter professor emeritus.
W.W. Clyde professor at the University of Utah, April-June 1974. Massachusets
Institute of Technology, May-June 1977. Technical University of Munich,
Oct. 1980. University of Waterloo, Ontario, July 1983. Schmidt Distinguished
Visiting Professor, Center of Applied Stochastics Research, Florida Atlantic
University, Boca Raton, March 1996. Miller Visiting Professor at University
of California, Berkeley, January-February 2000.
Elected member of the Academy of Technical Sciences, 1970, Member of the
Engineering Association of Denmark since 1959, Member of the American Society
of Civil Engineers since 1987.
International committee memberships:
Joint Committee on Structural Safety (JCSS). ASCE-EMD: Probabilistic Methods
Chairman of Committee on Stochastic Methods in Structural Engineering,
International Association for Structural Safety and Reliability (1997-2005)(IASSAR-CSMSE
Editorial boards: Structural Safety, Probabilistic Engineering Mechanics,
Extremes, European Journal of Mechanics (A/Solids).
1966-1974: Several textbooks in Danish on pure and applied mathematics.
1971: Dissertation on stochastic process topics in civil engineering. 1981:
Textbook on Uncertainty Modeling, McGraw-Hill. 1996: Main author of the
monograph: Structural Reliability Methods, John Wiley & Sons 1996).
1962-1998: Author or co-author to about 140 papers in journals and conference
proceedings and to about 40 reports including not yet published paper manuscripts.
Research topics in recent years:
Structural and geotechnical reliability theory, stochastic load modeling
(traffic loads, silo pressures, ship loads), strength modeling (timber
beams), stochastic crack growth, aeroelastic "lock in" in the natural wind,
random vibrations of elasto-plastic structures, non-Gaussian stochastic
dynamics, statistical interpretation of time series and field data in structural
and geotechnical engineering, decision philosophy.
Consultative work topics in recent years:
Structural and geotechnical reliability evaluations, traffic load models,
strength models for timber, stochastic fatigue crack growth in welded connections,
interpretation of geotechnical data series from Storebælt and Øresund,
boulder size investigations in the Storebælt region, code calibration,
decision criteria, tolerance settings.
The clients have been: DNV Research(Oslo), Trätek (Stockholm),
Danish Road Directorate, AS Storebæltsforbindelsen, COWI Consult,
Betonelement-Foreningen (Copenhagen), Birch & Krogboe, ØLC
(Øresund Link Consultants), RAMBØLL, Kampsax Geodan, Canadian
Ministry of Transport.
Comments, suggestions etc. are welcome:
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