Jan Winkler, industrial PhD student at DTU Civil Engineering, is rewarded for his research in Cable vibrations
Jan Winkler, Industrial PhD student at DTU Civil Engineering, is honoured with the prestigious Hangai Prize at IABSE-IASS Symposium in London on 20-23 September. His paper was praised for addressing the service life of high-strength steel monostrand cables, structural elements often used and applied by the design and construction of shells and spatial structures.
The Hangai Prize is made to the winners of the international contest for the best papers on research or design projects related to the field of shell and spatial structures. Jan Winkler was given the award for his paper entitled “A Preliminary Bending Fatigue Spectrum for Steel Monostrand Cables”. The paper comments on the several unresolved issues around cable bending fatigue, such as the fatigue performance of a monostrand cable under flexural load reversals. Co-authors are Associate Professor Gregor Fischer, DTU Civil Engineering, Associate Professor Christos T. Georgakis, DTU Civil Engineering, and Engineer Agnieszka Kotas, COWI.
Jan Winkler’s PhD industrial project is sponsored by Atkins Danmark A/S. He joined Atkins Danmark A/S in January 2011 as a structural engineer and enrolled at the Civil Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark as an Industrial PhD student at the same time.
The Hangai Prize is awarded to a young author under 35 for the best paper presented at the IASS, International Association for Shell and Spacial Structures, conference.