Prof. dr. ir. Wouter De Corte

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Name: Wouter De Corte
Title: Prof. dr. ir.
Function: Associate Professor
T +32 9 243 25 30
Wouter.DeCorte@UGent.be

Secretariat:
Mrs. Marijke Reunes (T + 32 9 264 55 35)

Overview

ORCID https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9416-3593
Google Scholar https://scholar.google.be/citations?user=clxhlloAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao
UGent biblio https://biblio.ugent.be/person/801001256613

Research activities

  • Multi-material and multi-disciplinary topology optimization
  • FRP Composites

Applications of vacuum infusion in bridge construction

Study of tiled laminates

Study of web core sandwich panel footbridges

  • Concrete

Numerical & Experimental analysis of concrete printing

Analysis of hollow core elements subjected to fire

Numerical analysis of tunnel lining joints

Strut and tie modelling

  • Steel - Concrete

Shear strength of curved CSW bridges

  • Steel

Fatigue of orthotropic bridge decks

  • 5 finished and 8 ongoing PhD’s – more than 140 Master dissertations

Publications

  • See : https://biblio.ugent.be/person/801001256613
    Wouter De Corte is author or co-author of 56 peer reviewed Journal Articles indexed in Web of Science (32 in Impact Factor Journals – 24 in other Journals) and of over 100 other articles related to civil and structural engineering. He has a h-index of 11.

Scientific career

  • Ghent University 1998-2005 Assistant Civil Engineering Department
  • Ghent University 2005-2007 Doctor-Assistant Civil Engineering Department
  • TUDelft 2006 Guest Researcher
  • Univ. College Ghent 2007-2012 Assistant Professor Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Ghent University 2012-2015 Assistant Professor Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Ghent University 2015- Associate Professor Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Sichuan University 2017&2019 University Immersion Program (1 course)
  • Xi’An University 2017 Invited Course

Education

  • 1993 – 1998 Ghent University : Bachelor and Master of Science in Civil Engineering
  • 1999 – 2001 Ghent University : Doctoral Schools
  • 1998 – 2005 Ghent University : Doctor of Civil Engineering

PhD Thesis : Fatigue of steel orthotropic bridge decks subject to traffic loads

Promotor: Prof. dr. ir. Ph. Van Bogaert

Committees and working groups

  • CEN/TC250 Working Group (WG) 4 on Fibre Reinforced Polymer Structures
  • E25003/04: Belgian mirror committee for Eurocodes 3 & 4 (follow up of CEN/TC 250/SC 3 & 4)

Current teaching activities

  • Finite Element Applications in Structural Engineering
  • Bridge Engineering
  • Structural applications of steel and composites
  • Road Construction
  • Applied Hydraulics
  • Chair of the Civil Engineering Technology Teaching Board

International co-operations

  • Brno University of Technology (CZ): Seitl/Klusak
  • Tongji University (China): Yong/Liu
  • Southeast University (China): Ding/Liu
  • Chang’An University (China): Wang

3DCP experiment