Dr Jurgen Becque
Lecturer in Structural Engineering
Department of Civil and Structural Engineering
Sir Frederick Mappin Building
Mappin Street, Sheffield, S1 3JD
Telephone: +44 (0) 114 222 0252
Fax: +44 (0) 114 222 5700
My work aims to understand how much load structural elements can withstand before they fail and cause structural instability.
Dr Jurgen Becque
Jurgen practiced as a design engineer for AECOM, specialising in the design of low-rise steel frame buildings, steel plate girder bridges, concrete tanks, and water treatment facilities. He completed his PhD in 2008 at the University of Sydney and then lectured there for three years. He joined our Department in 2011.
His key research interests include the stability of cold-formed steel and stainless steel structural elements, tri-axial concrete behaviour, connections in structural hollow sections and the application of FRP to strengthen concrete structures. He uses analytical methods and software to improve the understanding of how much load structural elements can withstand before they fail and cause structural instability. By concentrating on cold-formed steel, a material with a higher strength-to-weight ratio, that can be formed into more versatile geometry, and that is easier to transport and faster to construct with, Jurgen’s work contributes to optimisation and sustainability in construction practices. His work also extends into fire engineering and how cold-formed steel behaves in very high temperatures, so structures can be made safer in the event of fire.
- Becque J (2010) Inelastic plate buckling. ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics, 136(9), 1123-1130.
- Becque J, Lecce M & Rasmussen KJR (2008) The direct strength method for stainless steel compression members. Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 64(11), 1231-1238.
- Becque J, Patnaik AK & Rizkalla SH (2003) Analytical models for concrete confined with FRP tubes. Journal of Composites for Construction, 7(1), 31-38.