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Gideon Pieter Adriaan Greef van Zijl Edit Profile

educator , Structural engineer

Gideon Pieter Adriaan Greef van Zijl, South African structural engineer, educator. Achievements include development of extrusion processes for ductile fibre reinforced cement-based composites; development of finite element modelling strategies and models for masonry; development of retrofitting method for masonry structures; research in solar chimney structure tower design and integrity; development of engineered cement-based materials.

Background

Zijl, Gideon Pieter Adriaan Greef van was born on September 10, 1961 in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Son of Pieter M. G. and Emmerentia W. van Zijl.

Education

Bachelor of Engineering, University Stellenbosch, South Africa, 1986. MScEng, University Stellenbosch, South Africa, 1990. Doctor of Philosophy, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands, 1999.

Career

Research associate Delft University of Technology. Professor, head division structural engineering and civil engineering informatics University Stellenbosch, since 2001.

Achievements

  • Achievements include development of extrusion processes for ductile fibre reinforced cement-based composites. Development of finite element modelling strategies and models for masonry. Development of retrofitting method for masonry structures.

    Research in solar chimney structure tower design and integrity. Development of engineered cement-based materials.

Membership

Member of South African Institute Civil Engineers (associate), Concrete Society South Africa (associate).

Connections

Married Christina Maria Helena Gerber, December 3, 1983. Children: Natali, Berno.

father:
Pieter M. G.

mother:
Emmerentia W.

spouse:
Christina Maria Helena Gerber

child:
Natali Zijl

child:
Berno Zijl