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Dr. Fred Veer

Associate Professor

Contact: f.a.veer@tudelft.nl

Keywords: Materials science, Glass structures, Structural design with non-standard materials, Glass innovation,

Eco-design.

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Dr. ir. Fred Veer is an Associate Professor of Material Science at the faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment. He holds a PhD and a MSc in Materials science. He joined TU Delft as a student in Materials Science engineering in 1983, graduating in 1988. Immediately afterwards, Fred started on a PhD in the topic of metal fatigue at TU Delft, defending the thesis in 1993. After doing some post-doc work he joined the faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment as assistant professor in 1994. In 2007 Fred was appointed associate professor and in 2017 he was awarded IUS Promovendi.

Dr. ir. Fred Veer teaches in BSc and MSc level and supervises MSc theses at building technology, building engineering and materials science engineering.  His research interests focus particularly on the mechanical properties  and innovative applications of glass, as well as other aspects of glass engineering, such as fractography. He is also interested in the eco-design in architectural engineering.  Fred has authored/co-authored over 200 peer-reviewed publications.

Selected Publications

  • A calculation of fatigue crack growth in al alloys after blocks of underloading, Zuidema, J., Kranenburg, JA., Veer, FA. & Riemslag, AC., 2001, Actual problems of materials mechanics: physicochemical aspects and diagnostics of materials properties. V Panasyuk (ed.). Lviv: National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, p. 92-93 2 p.

  • Crack closure dependence of long crack fatigue thresholds of AA 5083 in air and seawater using two delta K threshold measurement methods, Kranenburg, JA., Riemslag, AC., Benedictus-de Vries, SM. & Veer, FA., 2001, Actual problems of materials mechanics: physicochemical aspects and diagnostics of materials properties. V Panasyuk (ed.). Lviv: National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, p. 36-37 2 p.

  • Mode II fatigue crack growth of transparent adhesive joints, Veer, FA., Zuidema, J. & Riemslag, AC., 2001, Actual problems of materials mechanics: physicochemical aspects and diagnostics of materials properties. V Panasyuk (ed.). Lviv: National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, p. 82-83 2 p.

  • The creation of micro cracks during curing of adhesive resins and the effect of different types of microcracks on the fatigue life time, Veer, FA., Zuidema, J. & Riemslag, AC., 2002, Fatigue 2002 Vol 5/5. Proceedings of the eighth international fatigue congress. A Blom (ed.). Cradley Heath: EMAS, p. 3293-3300 8 p.

  • Spanning stuctures in glass, Veer, FA., Gross, S., Hobbelman, GJ., Vredeling, M., Janssen, MJHC., van den Berg, R. & Rijgersberg, HA., 2003, Glass processing days / educational glass conference. Vitkala, J. (ed.). Tampere, Finland: Glass processing days / tamglass ltd.Oy, p. 78-81 4 p.

  • Shear lips on fatigue fracture surfaces of aluminium alloys, Zuidema, J., Veer, FA. & van Kranenburg, C., 2005, In : Fatigue & Fracture of Engineering Materials and Structures. 28, p. 159-167 9 p.

  • The strength of glass, a nontransparent value, Veer, FA., 2007, In : Heron. 52, 1/2, p. 87-104 18 p. 

  • The relation between the adhesive application method and the fatigue lifetime for a photocatalytic adhesive joint, Veer, FA. & Zuidema, J., 2008, In : International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives. 28, p. 291-295 5 p.

  • The structural strength of glass: hidden damage, Veer, FA. & Rodichev, YM., 2011, In : Strength of Materials. 43, 3, p. 302-315 14 p.

  • A completely transparent, adhesively bonded soda-lime glass block masonry system, Oikonomopoulou, F., Veer, FA., Nijsse, R. & Baardolf, G., 2014, In : Journal of Facade Design and Engineering. 2, 3-4, p. 201-221 21 p.

  • Die Weiterentwicklung tragender Glaskonstruktionen, Nijsse, R. & Veer, FA., 2015, In : Detail (German Edition): Zeitschrift für Architektur & Baudetail. 2015, 2, p. 76-80 5 p.

TU Delft Research Profile

Selected Awards

- Best Paper Award 2020 by Glass Structures & Engineering Journal (Investigating the strength of cast glass project) - Coauthor

- Outstanding Innovation Award 2016  by the Society of Façade Engineers (Crystal Houses façade)

- Public Award in Dutch Design Awards 2016 (Crystal Houses façade)

- Innovation Award in Glas Award 2016 by Bouwend Nederland, (Crystal Houses façade)