Josef Eberhardsteiner

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Research Activities

Responsible for numerous long-term research projects in the field of material modelling and structural analysis:

  • Finite-Element analysis of reinforced concrete structures using different triaxial constitutive models
  • Hybrid BE-FE-simulations of the excavation of tunnels and tunnel junctions (BE … boundary element method, FE … finite element method)
  • Experimental investigation of the material behaviour of biaxial loaded solid wood
  • Fixation of spatial states of deformation in polymers by means of ?-radiation
  • Development of „Linear-Friction-Tester” for experimental determination of the friction behaviour of rubber
  • Numerical simulation of frictional contact behaviour of automobile tires
  • Experimental investigation of the mechanical behaviour of biological tissues, tendons and bioabsorbable fixation techniques
  • Characterisation of microstructure of building materials
  • Multi-scale modelling of wood using continuum micromechanics (experimental and numerical investigations)

Closed Research Projects

  • Doktoratsinitiative: Holz - Mehrwertstoff mit Zukunft
  • Prediction of macroscopic mechanical properties of wood from microstructure and chemical composition
  • Mechanical characterization of strand based engineered wood products by means of multiscale modeling
  • Material Characterization by an Ultrasonic Method
  • Numerical Simulation of Timber Structures
  • CD-Laboratory for Performance-based Optimization of Flexible Pavements (IMWS … scientific partner)
  • TUNCONSTRUCT - Technology Innovation in Underground Construction
  • Computational Model for Assessment of Protection Systems for Buried Steel Pipelines Endangered by Rockfall
  • Numerical Prognosis for the Dimensioning of Injection Heads
  • Experimental Investigation of Frictional Behaviour of Rubber Materials
  • KMM-NoE - Knowledge-based Multicomponent Materials for Durable and Safe Performance
  • Bioresorbable methods to attach tendons to bone
  • Investigation of Mechanical Problems in the Application of Acetabulum Cups for Hip Prosthesis
  • Mechanical Properties of Cuticle

Professional Qualifications

1983-2001

University Assistant at the Institute of Mechanics of Materials and Structures, TU Wien

1992-2011

Head of the Laboratory of the Institute for Strength of Materials

1999-2004

Vice-Head of the Institute for Strength of Materials

2001-2003

Associate Professor at the Institute for Strength of Materials

since 2003

Full Professor for „Simulation of Materials and Structures in Civil Engineering”, (appointment primo et unico loco)

2004-2007

Vice-Dean for Studying Affairs, Faculty of Civil Engineering, TU Wien

2004-2011

Co-Chair of the Laboratory for Micro- and Nanomechanics of Biological and Biomimetic Materials, TU Wien

since 2007

Chairman of the General Assembly and Governing Council of the European Virtual Institute on Knowledge-based Multifunctional Materials AISBL (KMM-VIN)

2004-2007, 2010-2011

Head of the Institute for Mechanics of Materials and Structures (formerly Institute for Strength of Materials), TU Wien

2008-2010, 2012-2015

Vice-Head of the Institute for Mechanics of Materials and Structures, TU Wien

2008-2015
2009-2010

President of Danubia-Adria-Society for Experimental Mechanics

since 2014

Co-Coordinator of the PhD School DokIn'Holz "wood - a value-added material with future"

2015-2018:

Vice-Rector for Infrastructure, TU Wien

since 2019:

Vice-Rector for Digitalisation and Infrastructure, TU Wien

Number of scientific publications: 393 (144 in peer-reviewed journals)

Number of scientific presentations: 123

Membership to Academies

2005:

New York Academy of Sciences

2009:

Corresponding Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences

2013:

Full Member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts

2013:

Full Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences

2014:

Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Architecture and Construction Sciences

2015:

Member of acatech – National Academy of Science and Engineering, Germany

2020:

Corresponding Member of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts

Awards

2005:

Decoration of Honour in Gold for Services to the Republic of Austria

2006:

Austrian Congress Award

2009:

Austrian Building Award, 3rd place

2010:

Robert Hooke Award, European Society for Experimental Mechanics

2011:

Honorary Doctorate of the Belarussian National Technical University Minsk 

2011:

Honorary Doctorate of the University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy Sofia

2011:

Leonardo da Vinci Medaille, Czech Association of Mechanical Engineers

2012:

IACM Fellow Award, International Association for Computational Mechanics

2014:

Ziolkowski Medal, Cosmonautic Federation of Russia

2016:

Honorary Doctorate of the Kalashnikov Izhevsk State Technical University

2017:

Great Silver Decoration for Services to the Republic of Austria

Organization of Scientific Conferences

1994:

Co-Chair of the 11th Danubia-Adria-Symposiums on Experimental Methods in Solid Mechanics, September 29 - October 1, 1994, Baden, Austria

2001:

Co-Chair of the 18th Danubia-Adria-Symposium on Experimental Methods in Solid Mechanics, September 26-29, 2001, Steyr, Austria

2002:

Secretary General of the Fifth World Congress on Computational Mechanics (WCCM V), July 7-12, 2002, Vienna, Austria (~1.500 participants)

2006:

Chair of the 13th International Congress on Sound and Vibration (ICSV 13), July 2-6, 2006, Vienna, Austria (~950 participants)

2007:

Chair of the ECCOMAS Thematic Conference „Computational Methods in Tunnelling (EURO:TUN 2007)”, August 27-29, 2007, Vienna, Austria

2007:

Organiser of the KMM-NoE/ExtreMat Integration Conference, October 24-25, 2007, Vienna, Austria

2008:

Co-Chair of the ECCOMAS Multidisciplinary Jubilee Symposium - New Computational Challenges in Materials, Structures, and Fluids (EMJS08), February 18-20, 2008, Vienna, Austria

2009:

Co-Chair of the Symposium on Computational Structural Engineering (CSE 2009), June 22-24, 2009, Shangai, China

2009:

Co-Chair of the ECCOMAS Thematic Conference „Computational Methods in Tunnelling (EURO:TUN 2009)”, September 9-11, 2009, Bochum, Germany

2012:

Chair of the Sixth European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering, September 10-14, 2012, Vienna, Austria (~2.200 participants)

2013:

Co-Chair of the ECCOMAS Thematic Conference "Computational Methods in Tunneling and Subsurface Engineering (EURO:TUN 2013)", April 17-19, Bochum, Germany

2015:

Co-Chair of EUROMECH Colloquiums 556 "Theoretical, Numerical, and Experimental Analyses in Wood Mechanics", May 27-29, Dresden, Germany

2016:

Co-Chair of the 13th World Conference on Timber Engineering (WCTE 2016), August 22-25, 2016, Vienna, Austria (~1.200 participants)

2017:

Co-Chair of the ECCOMAS Thematic Conference "Computational Methods in Tunneling and Subsurface Engineering (EURO:TUN 2017)", April 18-20, 2017, Innsbruck, Austria

2017:

Co-Chair of ECCOMAS Thematic conference "Computational Methods in Wood Mechanics - From Material Properties to Timber Structures (CompWood 2017)", 07.-09.06.2017, Vienna, Austria

2019:

Co-Chair of the Annual Meeting of the International Association of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics (GAMM), February 25-March 1, 2019, Vienna, Austria (~1.200 participants expected)

Contribution to the Organization of Scientific Conferences

since 1993:

Member of the Organizing Committee of the Annually Danubia-Adria-Symposia on Experimental Methods in Solid Mechanics

2001:

Organization of the Minisymposium „Computational Assisted Experimental Mechanics” at the European Conference on Computational Mechanics (ECCM 2001), June 26-29, Cracow, Poland

2004:

Organizer of the Session „Experimental Methods and Identification” at the GAMM Jahrestagung 2004, March 21-27, Dresden, Germany

2005

Co-Organizer of the Minisymposium „Structural Stability” at the 5th International Conference on Computation of Shell & Spatial Structures (IASS-IACM 2005), June 1-4, Salzburg, Austria

2005:

Organizer of the Minisymposium „Computational Mechanics of Wood and Wood Based Materials” at the 8th US National Congress on Computational Mechanics (USNCCM 2005), July 24-28, Austin, Texas, USA

2006:

Organizer of the Minisymposium „Mechanical and Physical Properties of Wood and Wood Based Materials” at the 7th World Congress on Computational Mechanics (WCCM VII), July 16-22, Los Angeles, USA

2007:

Organizer of the Symposium „Experimental Characterization and Multiscale Modelling of Building Materials” at the 13th International Conference on Experimental Mechanics (ICEM 13), July 1-6, Alexandroupolis, Greece

2007:

Co-Organizer of the Minisymposium „Multiscale Modelling of Building Materials” at the 11th International Conference on Computational Plasticity (COMPLAS 2007), September 5-7, 2007, Barcelona, Spain

2008:

Organizer of the Minisymposium "Mechanical Modeling of Wood and Wood Based Materials" at the 8th World Congress on Computational Mechanics (WCCM VIII), June 30-July 4, Venice, Italy

2010:

Organization of the Minisymposium "Computational Material Modeling of Wood and Wood Products" at the European Conference on Computational Mechanics (ECCM 2010), May 16-19, Paris, France

2010:

Organizer of the Minisymposium "Computational Material Modeling of Wood and Wood Products" at the 9th World Congress on Computational Mechanics (WCCM IX), July 19-23, Sydney, Australia

2011:

Organizer of the Minisymposium in Honor of the 70th Birthday of Prof. Herbert A. Mang, 3. International Symposium on Computational Mechanics / 2nd Symposium on Computational Structural Engineering, December 5-7, 2011, Taipei, Taiwan

2012:

Organizer of the Minisymposium "Computational Material Modeling of Wood and Wood Products" at the 6th European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering, September 10-14, 2012, Vienna, Austria

2013:

Organizer of the Invited Session "Multiscale Analysis of Wood and Wood Structures" at the 12th International Conference on Computational Plasticity (COMPLAS XII), September 3-5, 2013, Barcelona, Spain

2014:

Organizer of the Thematic Session "Wood and wood-based products" at the 16th International Conference on Experimental Mechanics (ICEM16), July 7-11, 2014, Cambridge, UK

2014:

Organizer of the Minisymposium "Computational mechanics of wood materials and timber structures" at the 11th World Congress on Computational Mechanics and 5th European Conference on Computational Mechanics (ECCM V), July 10-25, 2014, Barcelona, Spain

Editorship or Membership of Editorial Boards of Scientific Journals

since 2003:

Editorial Board of the Journal „Strain”

2004:

Guest-Editor of the International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, Vol. 60, Issue 1

since 2004:

Advisory Council of the Journal of the Austrian Convention Bureau

2006:

Guest-Editor of a special issue of the Journal „Holzforschung”

2006-2010:

Editorial Council of the Journal „Strain”

2007:

Guest-Editor of  a special issue of the Journal "Acta Geomechanica"

2007:

Guest-Editor of a special issue of the Journal "Geomechanik und Tunnelbau"

2008:

Guest-Editor of the Journal “Strain“

since 2009:

Editorial Board of the Journal "Archive of Applied Mechanics"

since 2009:

Editorial Board of the Journal "Engineering Structures and Technologies"

since 2010:

Editorial Board of the Journal "Bulletin of Applied Mechanics"

since 2011:

Editorial Board of the Journal "Computer Assisted Methods in Engineering and Science"

2011/2012:

Guest-Editor of the Journal “Engineering Structures”

since 2012:

Editorial Board of the Journal "International Science & Technique Journal"

since 2012:

Editorial Board of the Journal "Advanced Modelling and Simulation in Engineering Sciences"

2013-2019:

Associate Editor of thee Journal "Strain"

since 2014:

Editorial Board of the Journal "Bulletin of Civil Engineering"

since 2015:

Editorial Board of the Journal "Biomechanica Hungarica"

since 2015:

Editorial Board of the "Asian Journal of Civil Engineering" 

since 2016:

Editorial Board of the Journal "Architecture and Engineering"

Member of Scientific Committees and Professional Societies

since 1994:

Gesellschaft für Angewandte Mathematik und Mechanik (GAMM) 

since 1994:

Scientific Committee Danubia Adria Society (DAS)

1994-2002:

Verein deutscher Ingenieure (VDI); Gesellschaft für Experimentelle Spannungsanalyse (GESA)

1993-1995:

Management Committee COST 508: Wood Mechanics

1995-2000:

Management Committee COST E8: Mechanical Performance of Wood and Wood Products

2000-2005:

Management Committee COST E24: Reliability Analysis of Timber Structures

2002-2006:

RILEM-Technical Committee RILEM TC-MCW: Modelling and of Crack Initiation and Propagation in Wood under Varying Ambient Conditions

2003-2007:

Scientific Advisory Board of Competence Center „holz.bau forschungs GmbH”, Graz, Austria

since 2003:

Austrian National Committee for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics

2004-2009:

Executive Board Network of Excellence for "Knowledge-based Multicomponent Materials for Durable and Safe Performance" (KMM-NoE)

since 2004:

British Society for Strain Measurement (BSSM)

since 2004:

Austrian Society of Engineers and Architects (ÖIAV)

since 2005:

Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM)

since 2007:

Central European Association for Computational Mechanics (CEACM)

since 2007:

Scientific Council of European Association for Experimental Mechanics (EURASEM)

since 2007:

Chairman of the Research Fellowship Programme of the European Virtual Institute on Knowledge-based Multifunctional Materials AISBL (KMM-VIN)

since 2009:

Advisory and Scientific Board of the research initiative "Advanced Materials and Structures" of the Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports

2010-2011:

Managing Board of the European Community of Computational Methods and Applied Sciences (ECCOMAS)

since 2010:

Strategic Committee of the European Community of Computational Methods and Applied Sciences (ECCOMAS)

2010:

PhD Awards Committee of the European Community of Computational Methods and Applied Sciences (ECCOMAS)

since 2012:

Scientific Council "Fracture mechanics of concrete, reinforced concrete and other building materials" of the Russian Academy of Architecture and Construction Sciences (RAASN)

2013-2017:

Secretary of the European Community of Computational Methods and Applied Sciences (ECCOMAS)

since 2013:

Executive Council of the European Community of Computational Methods and Applied Sciences (ECCOMAS)

2014-2019:

Managing Board of "Gesellschaft für Angewandte Mathematik und Mechanik (GAMM)"

since 2017:

Advisory Board of K-Project "Wood for Automotive Applications (WoodCAR)"

since 2017:

Vice-President of the European Community of Computational Methods and Applied Sciences (ECCOMAS)

Reviews for International Scientific Journals

  • Acta Biomaterialia
  • Acta Geotechnica
  • Acta Mechanica
  • Advances in Engineering Structures
  • Archive of Applied Mechanics
  • Archives of Mechanics
  • BioResources
  • Cement and Concrete Composites
  • Civil Engineering
  • Collegium Antropologicum
  • Composites, Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing
  • Composites, Part B: Engineering
  • Computational Particle Mechanics
  • Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering
  • Computer Assisted Methods in Engineering and Science
  • Computers and Concrete
  • Computers & Structures
  • Construction and Building Materials
  • Engineering Computations
  • Engineering Structures
  • European Journal of Mechanics - A/Solids
  • European Journal of Wood and Wood Products
  • eXPRESS Polymer Letters
  • Felsbau
  • Holz als Roh- und Werkstoff
  • Holzforschung
  • Intelligent Sensing Technologies and Applications
  • Journal of Computational Methods in Sciences and Engineering
  • Journal of Materials Science
  • Journal of the Royal Society Interface
  • Journal of Solids and Structures
  • Journal of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
  • Materials and Structures
  • Measurement
  • Proceedings in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics
  • Strain
  • Technical Transactions (CUT)
  • Tire Science and Technology
  • Transactions of FAMENA
  • Wood and Fiber Science
  • Wood Material Science and Engineering
  • Wood Science and Technology