Hugo Sol

General info

Firstname: 
Hugo
Name: 
Sol
Room: 
Kb 1.11
Phone: 
+ 32 (0)2 6292961
Fax: 
+ 32 (0)2 6292928
Date of birth: 
24/11/52
Place of birth: 
Belgium, Wilrijk

Keywords

Sport articles, finite elements, composite materials, inverse methods, dynamic behavior of constructions, material identification

Professional career

Period 1979-1983:    Projectengineer (Sport articles Industry)
Period 1983-1986: Research Fellow (Research Council V.U.B.)
Period 1986-1988: Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Applied Science at  V.U.B., Dept. of Structural Engineering (STRU)
Period1988 -1995:  Lecturer
Period 1995 -2001:  Senior Lecturer
Period 2001 - 2006:   Full Professor 
Period 2006 - 2012: Senior Professor
Period 2012-now: Emeritus Professor (with 10% assigned)
 

Education

  • Technical Engineer Electro-Mechanics, 1975, Hogeschool Antwerpen, België
  • Civil Engineer Mechancis, 1978, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (V.U.B.), Brussel, België
  • Ph.D. Applied Science, 1986, V.U.B., Brussels

Research

  • Computer Aided Design : Finite Element Programming
  • Production of Composite Material Parts
  • Vibration Behavior of Structures
  • Development of a Multi-purpose Finite Element Program for research and educational purposes (DAPST).
  • Experimental Methods for the measurement of Mechanical properties of Composite Materials
  • Development of a mixed Numerical/Experimental Method for the identification of Composite material stiffness properties ("Resonalyser")
  • Measurement and Analysis of Damping (material and structural level)
  • Production Methods for composite materials
  • Design of sporting goods (rackets, bicycles, golf sticks)
  • Vibration Analysis of railway structures
  • Development of Inverse methods for material identification
  • RTM permeability identification
  • identification of layered elastic material properties
  • identification of damage in brittle materials
  • identification of composite materials
  • Optical methods, digital image correlation, Shearography
  • Identification of distributed stiffness of beams and plates
  • Fatigue of Composite materials

Publications

Journals: 

Editor of books: Statica, Dynamica, sterkteer (Hibbeler reeks Pearson Education), Piramides in de Kosmos (VUB Press)

Peer reviewed A1 Journals: more than 100 publications

 

Conference proceedings: about 200 publications

More: 

LECTURED COURSES 

 

Continuümmechanica, Stabiliteit, Dynamisch gedrag van Constructies, Platen en schalen, Eindige Elementen, Numerieke Methodes, Inleiding tot Informatica, Computertalen (Basic, Fortran), Experimentele spannuingsanalize, Niet-destructief testen, Composietmaterialen, Elasticiteit en Sterkteleer, Dynamics (BRUFACE), Vehicle Structures (BRUFACE)

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