Background

HERON is a joint publication by TNO Built Environment and Geosciences, Delft, and the Netherlands School for Advanced Studies in Construction. The Research School, which has been accredited by the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences (KNAW) on January 1, 1994 (renewed on July 1, 2000), is an inter-university research institute in which the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences of Delft University of Technology and the Faculty of Building and Architecture of Eindhoven University of Technology are participating.

The name

This publication is named after Heron of Alexandria, a Greek scientist who lived in the first century A.D. His all-round knowledge came to us through a number of his writings, in which he dealt with mechanics, hydraulic presses and mechanical systems. Heron was also adept at constructing intriguing automatic devices, in which he made ingenious use of physical laws governing the flow of liquids and gases. The combination of knowledge and practical ingenuity which this ancient engineer (in the true sense of the word) had at his command is still an essential condition for performing present-day research.

The scope

HERON provides a national and international forum for the dissemination of research and developments in the field of structural mechanics, construction and building materials and their application in new structures, repair practice and maintenance. The journal provides a wide range of research and application papers which describe laboratory and numerical investigations or report on full scale projects. The materials covered include: concrete, steel, timber, masonry, cement, ceramics, composites and recycled materials. The scope of structures include: bridges, high-rise buildings, highway pavements, housing, tunnels and water containment structures.

Editorial board

L.J. Sluys (editor-in-chief)
R.B. Polder
P.C.J. Hoogenboom (secretary)
R.D.J.M. Steenbergen
A.S.J. Suiker
D.A. Hordijk

Editorial office

Mrs. J.H. Meijer
Stevinweg 1
P.O.Box 5048
2600 GA  Delft
The Netherlands
Phone: 00 31 15 278 3332
Fax: 00 31 15 278 5767
Email: HERON@TUDelft.NL

ISSN 0046-7316
EISSN 1574-4078

Open access

Heron is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge. It is allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author.