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Thursday, June 3 • 12:00 - 12:25
How to design and print a 4-meter long structural pedestrian bridge

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  • It is printable
  • It is recyclable
  • Low CO2 footprint

With the entrance of new large scale additive Manufacturing (AM) with filled polymers – even combined with continues fiber-, we can open the door to create large structural pedestrian bridges. The use of CFAM (Continues fiber AM) and the ability to print highly loaded polymers enable the use of generative design and completely new ways of bridge design. The use of polymers is a new sustainably way to create fast bridges with lower footprint and the option to eventually recycle the whole bridge. Combining the design and engineering know-how of Royal HaskoningDHV, the novel print technology from CEAD and the material science from DSM we create  a whole new way of bridge design and construction.
The bridge has been modelled parametrically which allows optimization of the bridge and its internal web structure. Using the latest software and own developments in interoperability, we can share the results immediately. With links from the model to high performance FEM software, we were able to combine the characteristics of the material and the advantages of the printer into a 3D printed bridge that has never been shown before.
Combining the design and engineering know-how of Royal HaskoningDHV, the novel print technology from CEAD Group and the material science from DSM we can design and construct bridges completely differently - with lower footprint and the option to eventually recycle the whole bridge.

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Patrick DUIS

Patrick DUIS

Segment Leader Additive Manufacturing DSM, DSM Additive Manufacturing
Patrick Duis is a global segment leader for Transportation Additive Manufacturing at DSM. In this position, he is focused on building an open and partner-driven additive manufacturing eco-system in transportation, providing customers high performance material that enable them to use... Read More →
avatar for Kees VAN IJSELMUIJDEN

Kees VAN IJSELMUIJDEN

senior structural engineer, Royal Haskoning DHV
Kees van IJselmuijden is a senior structural engineer at Royal Haskoning DHV, with more than 25 years experience in design of bridges. Original in concrete and steel and since 2008 also involved in Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) bridges. Based on his initiative a Dutch guideline for... Read More →


Thursday June 3, 2021 12:00 - 12:25 CEST
Conferences (Hall 6 - Room 611)