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Reyndert Christiaan Alderliesten

Adjunct professor

Department of Industrial Engineering

Adjunct professor

Department of Industrial Engineering

Publications

Work experience

2005- Assistant professor (UD) at TU Delft - 1 fte (tenured)
Field of expertise: Structural Integrity, i.e. static strength, fatigue, durability, damage
tolerance and maintenance aspects of aerospace materials and structures. This includes
metallic materials, hybrid materials and composite materials.
2004-2005 Researcher at TU Delft - 1 fte (tenured)
Field of expertise: Fatigue and Damage Tolerance (F&DT) of Fibre Metal Laminates
(FMLs). The work included work and project responsibility for
- Project on characterization of fatigue initiation and crack propagation behaviour of FMLs
under various crack and loading configurations. In conjunction, the F&DT Toolbox that
Airbus uses for certification of FML structures was further developed.
- Project to investigate the effect of laser cutting aluminium sheets for FMLs on the
fatigue initiation behaviour together with Stork Fokker.
During this year, the PhD thesis was written and defended with success.
2001-2004 Researcher at Fibre Metal Laminates Centre of Competence (FMLC) - 1 fte (tenured)
Field of Expertise: F&DT of FMLs. Being specialist in and responsible for
-Projects on method development for fatigue, crack propagation and residual strength
topics
-Projects aiming at development of new FMLs and FML concepts
-2 Project definitions for European 6th FW Programme of which one (DIALFAST) has been
successfully accomplished.
1999-2001 Researcher at TU Delft - 1 fte (first fixed-term, but later changed in tenured)
Field of expertise: F&DT aspects of the FML Glare for the Airbus A380 within the national
research programmes GTO (‘Glare Technologie Ontwikkeling') and GRP (‘Glare Research
Programme'); with in addition, the development of preliminary design principles for FML
structures.

Education

2005 PhD in Aerospace Engineering, Delft University of Technology
Thesis: Fatigue crack propagation and delamination growth in Glare
1999 MSc in Aerospace Engineering, Delft University of Technology
Thesis: Fatigue crack propagation in the FML Glare

Awards

2011 Recipient of the Jaap Schijve Award for Young Researchers – Presented at the 26th Symposium of
the International Committee on Aeronautical Fatigue & Structural Integrity, Montreal, Canada.
2007 Invited lecture at the International Conference on Damage Tolerance of Aircraft Structures, 25-28
September 2007, Delft, The Netherlands, on “Damage Tolerance of Bonded Aircraft Structures”.
2005 Nominated by Airbus Senior Scientist for the Federal Aviation Administration's 2005 Excellence in
Aviation Research Award.
2004 Invited lecture at the Third International Conference on Fatigue of Composites, 13-15 September
2004, Kyoto, Japan, on “Fatigue and Damage Tolerance issues of GLARE in Aircraft Structures”.

Publications

Peer reviewed Journals (40 papers)

Rans, C., Morinière, F., Rodi, R., Alderliesten, R., Benedictus, R. (2011), Fatigue behavior of fiber/metal
laminate panels containing internal carbon tear straps, Journal of Aircraft 48 (6): 2122-2129.
Sadighi, M., Pärnänen, T., Alderliesten, R.C., Sayeaftabi, M., Benedictus, R. (2011), Experimental and
Numerical Investigation of Metal Type and Thickness Effects on the Impact Resistance of Fiber Metal
Laminates, Applied Composite Materials , 1-15, Article in Press.
Khan, S.U., Alderliesten, R.C., Benedictus, R. (2011), Delamination in fiber metal laminates (GLARE) during
fatigue crack growth under variable amplitude loading, International Journal of Fatigue 33 (9): 1292-1303.
Rans, C., Alderliesten, R., Benedictus, R. (2011), Misinterpreting the results: How similitude can improve our
understanding of fatigue delamination growth, Composites Science and Technology 71(2):230-238.
Rans, C.D., Alderliesten, R.C., Benedictus, R. (2011), Predicting the influence of temperature on fatigue
crack propagation in Fibre Metal Laminates, Engineering Fracture Mechanics 78(10):2193-2201.
Lemmen, H.J.K., Alderliesten, R.C., Benedictus, R. (2011), Macro and microscopic observations of fatigue
crack growth in friction stir welded aluminum joints, Engineering Fracture Mechanics 78(6):930-943.
Lemmen, H.J.K., Alderliesten, R.C., Benedictus, R. (2011), Evaluating the fatigue initiation location in friction
stir welded AA2024-T3 joints, International Journal of Fatigue 33(3):466-476.
Guerriero, G., Alderliesten, R., Dingemans, T., Benedictus, R. (2011), Thermotropic liquid crystalline
polymers as protective coatings for aerospace, Progress in Organic Coatings 70(4):245-251.
Khan, S.U., Alderliesten, R.C., Benedictus, R. (2011), Delamination in fiber metal laminates (GLARE) during
fatigue crack growth under variable amplitude loading, International Journal of Fatigue 33(9):1292-1303.
Rodi, R., Alderliesten, R.C., Benedictus, R. (2010), Crack-tip behavior in fiber/metal laminates by means of
digital-image correlation, Journal of Aircraft 47(5):1636-1646.
Lemmen, H.J.K., Alderliesten, R.C., Benedictus, R. (2010), Fatigue initiation behaviour throughout friction
stir welded joints in AA2024-T3, International Journal of Fatigue 32(12):1928-1936.
Lemmen, H.J.K., Alderliesten, R.C., Pieters, R.R.G.M., Benedictus, R., Pineault, J.A. (2010), Yield strength
and residual stress measurements on friction-stir-welded aluminum alloys, Journal of Aircraft 47(5):1570-
1583.
Alderliesten, R.C. (2010), Discussion on "Modeling of fatigue crack growth in notched fibre metal laminates"
by Po-Yu Chang and Jenn-Ming Yang [Int. J. Fatigue 30 (2008) 2165-2174], International Journal of Fatigue
32 (8): 1393-1394.
Khan, S.U., Alderliesten, R.C., Rans, C.D., Benedictus, R. (2010), Application of a modified Wheeler model to
predict fatigue crack growth in Fibre Metal Laminates under variable amplitude loading, Engineering
Fracture Mechanics 77 (9): 1400-1416.
Krkoska, M., Barter, S.A., Alderliesten, R.C., White, P., Benedictus, R. (2010), Fatigue crack paths in
AA2024-T3 when loaded with constant amplitude and simple underload spectra, Engineering Fracture
Mechanics 77 (11): 1857-1865.
Rodi, R., Alderliesten, R., Benedictus, R. (2010), Experimental characterization of the crack-tip-opening
angle in fibre metal laminates, Engineering Fracture Mechanics 77 (6): 1012-1024.
Alderliesten, R. (2009), On the development of hybrid material concepts for aircraft structures. Recent
Patents on Engineering 3(1):25-38.
Khan, S.U., Alderliesten, R.C., Benedictus, R. (2009), Delamination growth in Fibre Metal Laminates under
variable amplitude loading, Composites Science and Technology 69 (15-16): 2604-2615.
Khan, S.U., Alderliesten, R.C., Benedictus, R. (2009), Linear damage accumulation for predicting fatigue in
fiber metal laminates, Journal of Aircraft 46 (5): 1706-1713.
Alderliesten, R.C. (2009), Damage tolerance of bonded aircraft structures, International Journal of Fatigue
31 (6): 1024-1030.
Plokker, H.M., Khan, S.U., Alderliesten, R.C., Benedictus, R. (2009), Fatigue crack growth in fibre metal
laminates under selective variable-amplitude loading, Fatigue and Fracture of Engineering Materials and
Structures 32 (3): 233-248.
Khan, S.U., Alderliesten, R.C., Benedictus, R. (2009), Post-stretching induced stress redistribution in fibre
metal laminates for increased fatigue crack growth resistance, Composites Science and Technology 69 (3-
4): 396-405.
Cepeda-Jiménez, C.M., Alderliesten, R.C., Ruano, O.A., Carreño, F. (2009), Damage tolerance assessment
by bend and shear tests of two multilayer composites: Glass fibre reinforced metal laminate and aluminium
roll-bonded laminate, Composites Science and Technology 69 (3-4): 343-348.
Alderliesten, R.C., Rans, C.D. (2009), The meaning of fatigue threshold in fibre metal laminates,
International Journal of Fatigue 31 (2): 213-222.
Alderliesten, R.C. (2009), Damage tolerance of bonded aircraft structures, International Journal of Fatigue
31 (6): 1024-1030.
Alderliesten, R.C., Rans, C.D., Benedictus, R. (2008), The applicability of magnesium based Fibre Metal
Laminates in aerospace structures, Composites Science and Technology 68 (14): 2983-2993.
Rans, C.D., Alderliesten, R.C., Straznicky, P.V. (2008), Assessing the Effects of Riveting Induced Residual
Stresses on Fatigue Crack Behaviour in Lap Joints by means of Fractography, International Journal of
Fatigue 31 (2): 300-308.
Alderliesten, R. C., Benedictus, R. (2008), Fiber/Metal Composite Technology for Future Primary Aircraft
Structures, Journal of Aircraft 45 (4): 1182-1189.
Alderliesten, R.C. (2007), On crack tunneling and plane-strain delamination in laminates, International
Journal of Fracture 148: 401–414.
Plokker, H.M., Alderliesten, R.C., Benedictus, R. (2007), Crack closure in fibre metal laminates, Fatigue &
Fracture of Engineering Materials and Structures 30 (7): 608–620.
Rans, C.D., Alderliesten, R.C. and Straznicky, P.V. (2007), Riveting process induced residual stresses around
solid rivets in mechanical joints, Journal of Aircraft 44 (1): 323-329.
Alderliesten, R.C. (2007), Analytical prediction model for fatigue crack propagation and delamination growth
in Glare, International Journal of Fatigue 29 (4): 628-646.
Alderliesten, R.C. (2007), On the available relevant approaches for fatigue crack propagation prediction in
Glare, International Journal of Fatigue 29 (2): 289-304.
Alderliesten, R.C., Campoli, G., Benedictus, R. (2007), Modelling cyclic shear deformation of fibre/epoxy
layers in fibre metal laminates, Composites Science and Technology 67: 2524-2555.
Alderliesten, R.C., Homan, J.J. (2006), Fatigue and damage tolerance issues of Glare in aircraft structures,
International Journal of Fatigue 28 (10): 1116-1123.
Alderliesten, R.C., Schijve, J., Van der Zwaag, S. (2006), Application of the energy release rate approach for
delamination growth in Glare, Engineering Fracture Mechanics 73 (6): 697-709.
Shim, D.J., Alderliesten, R.C., Spearing, S.M., Burianek, D.A. (2003), Fatigue crack growth prediction in
GLARE hybrid laminates, Composites Science and Technology 63 (12): 1759-1767.
Alderliesten, R.C., Hagenbeek, M., Homan, J.J., Hooijmeijer, P.A., De Vries, T.J., Vermeeren, C.A.J.R. (2003),
Fatigue and Damage Tolerance of Glare¸ Applied Composite Materials 10 (4-5):223-242.
Vlot, A., Alderliesten, R.C., Hooijmeijer, P.A., De Kanter, J.L.C.G., Sinke, J., Ypma, M.S. (2002), Fibre metal
laminates: A state of the art, International Journal of Materials and Product Technology 17 (1-2): 79-98.
Vlot, A., Alderliesten, R.C., Hooijmeijer, P.A., De Kanter, J.L.C.G., Hooijmeijer, P.A., Ypma, M.S., Sinke, J.
(2001), From Laboratory Material Development to Industrial application for Fibre Metal Laminates, Society of
Manufacturing Engineers, EM01-357:1-12.

Book contributions

Alderliesten, R.C., Benedictus, R. (2007), Fatigue in Fibre Metal Laminates, In: D.G. Pavlou (Ed.),
Computational & Experimental Analysis of Damage Materials, Kerala: Transworld Research Network, 107-
126.
Khan, S.U., Alderliesten, R. C., Schijve, J., Benedictus, R. (2007), On the fatigue crack growth prediction
under variable amplitude loading, In: D.G. Pavlou (Ed.), Computational & Experimental Analysis of Damage
Materials, Kerala: Transworld Research Network, 77-105.
Lemmen, H.J.K., Alderliesten, R.C., Homan, J.J., Benedictus, R. (2007), The influence of residual stresses in
friction stir welded joints on the fatigue crack growth properties, In: D.G. Pavlou (Ed.), Computational &
Experimental Analysis of Damage Materials, Kerala: Transworld Research Network, 127-144.
Alderliesten, R.C. (2001), Fatigue, In: Vlot, A., Gunnink, J.W. (Ed.), Fibre Metal Laminates: an Introduction,
Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, pp. 155-171.
Vlot, A., Alderliesten, R.C. (2001), Fatigue of Fibre Metal Laminates, Encyclopedia of Materials: Science and
Technology, pp. 3134-3237.

Conferences

Wilson, G.S., Alderliesten, R., Benedictus, R., Steady-state crack growth in hybrid fiber metal laminates as a
tool for design, International SAMPE Symposium and Exhibition, 2010.
Alderliesten R, Rans CD, Benedictus R. Evolution of FML fatigue & damage tolerance assessment: Moving
from damage tolerant metal to hybrid composite, International SAMPE Symposium and Exhibition, 2010.
Rodi, R., Campoli, G., Alderliesten, R.C., Benedictus, R., Characterization of the crack tip behaviour in fibre
metal laminates by means of digital image correlation, 50th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures,
Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference, 2009.
Wilson, G.S., Alderliesten, R.C., Steady state crack growth prediction method for glare and advanced FMLs,
50th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference, 2009.
Alderliesten, R.C., Benedictus, R., Fiber/Metal composite technology for future primary aircraft structures,
Collection of Technical Papers - AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials
Conference, Vol. 8, 2007, pp. 8425-8436.
Alderliesten, R.C., Homan, J.J., Fatigue crack growth behaviour of surface cracks in Glare, In: Varvani-
Farahani, A., Brebbia, C.A. (Eds.), Advances in Damage Mechanics, 2003, pp. 213-222
Khan, S.U., Alderliesten, R.C., Benedictus, R. (2008), LDA's applicability for predicting fatigue crack growth
in FML's under VA loading. Collection of Technical Papers - AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural
Dynamics and Materials Conference 2008.
Rans, C.D., Straznicky, P.V., Alderliesten, R.C., Effects of rivet installation on residual stresses and
secondary bending stresses in a riveted lap joint, Collection of Technical Papers -
AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference, Vol. 7, 2007, pp.
7378-7390.
Ruiz-Ripoll, M.L., Schut, H., Van Dijk, N.H., Alderliesten, R.C., Van Der Zwaag, S., Benedictus, R., The
generation of deformation damage during fatigue loading in Al-Cu alloy studied by the Doppler broadening
technique, Journal of Physics: Conference Series;262(1).
Lemmen, H.J.K., Alderliesten, R.C., Homan, J.J., Benedictus, R., The influence fatigue crack initiation
behaviour of friction stir welded joints on the design criteria, Proceedings of the 26th Congress of
International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences-ICAS 2008, Anchorage, Alaska, USA, 2008.
Khan, S.U., Alderliesten, R. C., Benedictus, R., Fatigue crack growth in fibre reinforced metal laminated
under variable amplitude loading. Proceedings of the 26th Congress of International Council of the
Aeronautical Sciences-ICAS 2008, Anchorage, Alaska, USA, 2008.
Lemmen, H.J.K., Alderliesten, R.C., Benedictus, R., Hofstede, J.C.J., Rodi, R., The power of Digital Image
Correlation for detailed elastic-plastic strain measurements, Proceedings of the Engineering Mechanics,
Structures, Engineering Geology conference (EMESEG '08), Heraklion, Crete Island, Greece, July 22-24,
2008.
Khan, S.U., Alderliesten, R. C., Benedictus, R., Delamination in fibre reinforced metal laminates under
Variable amplitude loading, Proceedings of SAMPE Europe SEICO 08 Conference, Paris, 2008.
Lemmen,R., Alderliesten, R., Pieters, R., Benedictus, R., Pineault, J., Influence of Local Yield Strength and
Residual Stress on Fatigue in FSW, 49th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and
Materials Conference, Schaumburg, IL, Apr. 7-10, 2008.
Khan, S., Alderliesten, R., Benedictus, R., LDA's Applicability for Predicting Fatigue Crack Growth in FML's
Under VA Loading, 49th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials
Conference, Schaumburg, IL, Apr. 7-10, 2008.
Alderliesten, R.C., Benedictus, R., Damage tolerance of bonded aircraft structures, International Conference
on Damage Tolerance of Aircraft Structures, Delft, The Netherlands, 2007.
Alderliesten, R.C., Benedictus, R., Methodology to support the development of Fibre Metal Composite
technology for future primary aircraft structures, Proceedings of the 6th Canadian-International Composites
Conference, Winnipeg, Canada, 2007.
Thibault-Liboiron, K., Alderliesten, R.C., Benedictus, R., Bocher, Ph., Off-axis crack propagation and
delamination growth in FML's, Proceedings of the 6th Canadian-International Composites Conference,
Winnipeg, Canada, 2007.
Alderliesten, R.C., Benedictus, R., Fibre/Metal Composite Technology for future Aircraft Structures, 18th
Annual Advanced Aerospace Materials and Processes Conference & Exhibition (AeroMat), Baltimore, USA,
2007.
Lemmen, H.J.K., Alderliesten, R.C., Homan, J.J., Benedictus, R., Fatigue crack initiation behaviour of friction
stir welded joints in aluminium alloys, Proceedings of the 24th ICAF Symposium, Napels, Italy, 2007.
Rodi, R., Alderliesten, R.C., The effect of external stiffening elements on the fatigue crack growth
mechanisms in Fibre Metal Laminates, Proceedings of the 24th ICAF Symposium, Napels, Italy, 2007.
Alderliesten, R.C., Benedictus, R., Fibre/Metal composite technology for future primary aircraft structures,
48th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, Waikiki, Hawaii,
2007.
Rans, C.D., Straznicky, P.V., Alderliesten, R.C., Effects of Rivet Installation on Residual Stresses and
Secondary Bending Stresses in a Riveted Lap Joint, 48th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural
Dynamics, and Materials Conference, Waikiki, Hawaii, 2007.
Schut, J.E., Alderliesten, R.C., Delamination growth rate at low and elevated temperatures in Glare,
Proceedings of the 25th International Congress of the Aeronautical Sciences, ICAS2006, Hamburg, Germany
2006.
Alderliesten, R.C., Effect of elevated temperature and moisture on fatigue delamination in the Fibre Metal
Laminate Glare, Proceedings of the 9th Joint FAA/DoD/NASA Conference on aging aircraft, Atlanta, USA,
2006.
Rans, C.D., Alderliesten, R.C., and Straznicky, P. V., Residual stresses in GLARE laminates due to the cold
expansion process, CANCOM, Vancouver Canada, 2005.
Rans, C.D., Alderliesten, R.C., and Straznicky, P. V., Modelling of the rivet forming process in aluminum and
Glare for design against fatigue, ICAF 2005, Hamburg Germany, 2005.
Alderliesten, R.C., A new analytical model for fatigue crack propagation in Glare, ICAF, Hamburg, Germany,
2005.
Alderliesten, R.C., Homan, J.J., Fatigue & Damage Tolerance Issues of GLARE in Aircraft Structures, 3rd
International Conference on Fatigue in Composites, Kyoto Japan, 2004.
Alderliesten, R.C., Energy release rate approach for delamination in a fatigue crack. In: W. Gutkowski, T.A.
Kowalewski (eds.), Int. Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. 21st Int. Congress of Theoretical and
Applied Mechanics, August 15 - 21, 2004, IPPT Pan, Warszawa, pp. 1 - 12, 2004.
Alderliesten, R.C., Homan, J.J., Fatigue crack growth behaviour of surface cracks in GLARE, In: Varvani-
Farahani, V., Brebbia, C. A. (Ed.), Fatigue Damage of Materials: Experiment and Analysis, Southampton:
WIT press, 213-222, 2003.
Alderliesten, R.C., Woerden, H.J.M., Load history effects during fatigue crack propagation in Glare, In:
Guillaume M. (Ed.), Fatigue of Aeronautical Structures as an Engineering Challenge, Volume I, Lucerne
Switzerland, 509-530, 2003.
Alderliesten, R.C., Fatigue crack growth prediction of surface cracks in GLARE, In: Schmitt, G. E. (Ed.),
Materials and Processing: Enabling Flight, Our Legacy and our future, SAMPE, Covina, USA, 1-12, 2003.
Shim, D.J., Alderliesten, R.C., Spearing, S.M., Burianek, D.A., Fatigue crack growth prediction in GLARE
hybrid laminates, In -- (Ed.), Global Composites Advancement - Bridging Academia and Industry, Dearborn,
USA: SEM, 1-12, 2003.
Vlot, A., Alderliesten, R.C., Kanter, J.L.C.G.. de, Hooijmeijer, P.A., Ypma, M.S., Sinke, J., From Laboratory
Material Development to Industrial application for Fibre Metal Laminates, Society of Manufacturing
Engineers, (EM01-357), 1-12, 2001.
Alderliesten, R.C., Fatigue crack growth modelling in GLARE, In: Yao Zhang, (Ed.), Beijing, China: ICCM, 1-
10, 2001.
Alderliesten, R.C., Vlot, A., Fatigue crack growth mechanisms in GLARE, In: Griffiths, G.R., McCarthy, R.F.J.
(Ed.), Making the Difference with innovative materials and processes, SAMPE, 41-52, 2001.
Vlot, A., Gunnink, J.W., Alderliesten, R.C., Van der Hoeven, W., de Boer, A., Hart, W., van Hengel, C.G.,
Kuijpers, P.L., van Oost, R.C., Roebrocks, G.H.J.J.,Towards technology readiness of fibre metal laminates -
Glare Technology Development (GTO) 1997-2000, International Composites Conference, Sydney, Australia,
2001.
Alderliesten, R.C., Vlot, A., Fatigue crack growth modelling in Glare, USAF Aircraft Structural Integrity
Program Conference, San Antonio TX USA, 2000.
Gunnick, J.W., Vlot, A., Alderliesten, R.C., van der Hoeven, W., de Boer, A., 't Hart, W., van Hengel, C.G.,
Kuijpers, P.L., van Oost, R.C., Roebroeks, G.H.J.J., Towards technology readiness of fibre metal laminates,
22nd International Congress of Aeronautical Sciences, Harrogate, United Kingdom, 2000

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