Lars Vabbersgaard Andersen

Professor

Lars Vabbersgaard Andersen

Profil

Lars Vabbersgaard Andersen, b. 1975, is MSc in Civil and Structural Engineering from Aalborg University, 1999. He graduated as PhD in Civil Engineering after defending his thesis Wave Propagation in Infinite Structures and Media at Aalborg University, 2002. After three years as assistant professor in coastal engineering, he became associate professor in geotechnical engineering, at Department of Civil Engineering, Aalborg University. His main fields of teaching and research have been numerical methods, ground vibration, soil-structure interaction, offshore wind, building acousticsstructural analysisconstitutive modelling, and statistical analysis. He has supervised 15 PhD students and more than 60 MSc students within these areas, and he has published over 100 papers in high-ranking scientific journals and international conference proceedings. He has been involved in several research projects focused on cost reduction of foundations for offshore wind turbines as well as dynamic soil–structure interaction. In 2017, he was appointed Full Professor of Computational Methods in Civil Engineering at Department of Engineering, Aarhus University.

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Research Areas

  • Wave propagation in soil and structures (computational analysis, wave barriers, moving loads)
  • Computational methods (finite-elements, boundary-elements, material-point methods, etc.)
  • Soil mechanics (constitutive models, computational models, probabilistic methods)
  • Soil–structure interaction (foundations, tunnels, railway structures)
  • Structural dynamics and building acoustics (computational analysis, measurement)
  • Concrete (constitutive behaviour, compact reinforced composites, structural design).

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Publication Activity and Research Impact 

  • h-index: 14 (Scopus, excluding self-citations, based on publications since 2001)
  • ResearchGate: RG Score 28.21
  • More than 700 citations in over 500 papers since 2001
  • More than 100 papers in peer-reviewed international scientific journals and conference proceedings
  • More than 50 technical reports, monographs, book chapters and papers in other proceedings
  • More than 80 co-authors from the Danish industry and from universities in Denmark, United Kingdom, USA, Sweden, Germany, South Korea, Italy, South Africa, Canada, and Australia.

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Teaching and Supervision

  • Supervisor or co-supervisor of 15 PhD students 
  • Supervisor of several MSc master thesis projects (more than 60 students since 2002)
  • Supervisor of several BSc and MSc student projects in structural, geotechnical and coastal engineering
  • Organiser and teacher of 4 different PhD courses in numerical methods, material modelling and dynamic analysis related to civil, geotechnical and structural engineering
  • Organiser of the project units at the 1st, 2nd and 3rd semester of the candidate programme in Civil Engineering, Aalborg University, Denmark
  • Organiser and teacher of 6 different courses in geotechnical and coastal engineering (1 course at BSc level and 5 courses at MSc level)
  • Organiser and teacher of 5 different courses in structural mechanics
  • Organiser and teacher of 2 different courses in mathematics and numerical methods at BSc level.

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  • Review assignments:
  • Assessment of more than 10 PhD theses and licentiate theses
  • Reviewer for Journal of Sound and Vibration, International Journal of Solids and Structures, Journal of Zhejiang University Science, Engineering Structures, Computers and Structures, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Ocean Engineering, Applied Mathematical Modelling
  • Member of Technical Advisory Group: “REDWIN”, Norway, 2016
  • Assessment of applications to: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada; Israel Science Foundation.

Profil

AAU Expert (Soil Mechanics; Structural Analysis; Material Modelling; Computational Mechanics; Vibrations; Earthquakes; Foundations of Wind Turbines; Geotechnical Engineering), 2010–2017.

Profil

  • More than 30 guest lectures about earthquakes at schools, high schools and libraries, etc.
  • Responsible for an earthquake test stand at “Universitarium”, Aalborg University 2003
  • Geotechnical expert in the “Lonely Wolf” matchmaking project, 2006–2007.

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