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Structures Research Group

Structural concrete


Philipp Preinstorfer is a passionate civil engineer and researcher. He worked for several years as a structural engineer in an office that realized challenging projects in the field of structural concrete. During this time he also completed his studies at University and gained a master’s degree as a civil engineer from TU Wien in Vienna. Subsequently he joined the structural concrete research team at TU Wien under supervision of Prof Kollegger as a research assistant, where he received his doctoral degree in 2019 on a contribution to the splitting failure mode in textile-reinforced concrete. He then spent two more years as a Postdoc at the same research group before moving to the United Kingdom to join the University of Cambridge as a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellow. He is a member of various committees and working groups as well as national and international associations. He is also the co-founder of the association WaLeWi, which is dedicated to a more sustainable housing and living.


Philipp Preinstorfer's research focuses on the use of innovative, high-performance materials in concrete construction, with the aim of saving resources and contributing to a more sustainable construction industry. He was awarded the FCP prize for sustainable developments in civil engineering for his master's thesis on a new type of transition structure for integral bridges. In his research he also examined the application potential of non-metallic reinforcement in concrete infrastructure building, both for innovative textile reinforcement as well as fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP)-bars. His expertise in this field and the fundamental knowledge of the Concrete Infrastructure research group on functionally graded concrete represents an ideal synergy for the development of next generation low carbon cementitious structures, which is the main objective of his Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship.


Key publications: 
  1. Reichenbach, S., Preinstorfer, P., Hammerl, M., Kromoser, B. (2021) A review on embedded fibre-reinforced polymer reinforcement in structural concrete in Europe, Construction and Building Materials 307, 1-14.
  2. Preinstorfer, P., Huber, P., Huber, T., Kromoser, B., Kollegger, J. (2021) Experimental investigation and analytical modelling of shear strength of thin walled textile-reinforced UHPC beams, Engineering Structures, 231, S. 1 - 11.
  3. Preinstorfer, P., Kromoser, B. (2020) Influence of geometrical parameters on the splitting forces in textile-reinforced concrete, Materials and Structures 53, 152; S. 1 - 17.
  4. Preinstorfer, P., Kollegger, J. (2020) New insights into the splitting failure mode in textile reinforced concrete, Composite Structures 243, 1-10.
  5. Preinstorfer, P., Pinzek, A., Kollegger, J. (2020) Modelling of the anchorage behaviour of impregnated textile reinforcement, Beton- und Stahlbetonbau 115, 720-730.
  6. Kromoser, B., Preinstorfer, P., Kollegger, J. (2019) Building lightweight structures with carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer-reinforced ultra-high-performance concrete: research approach, construction materials, and conceptual design of three building components, Structural Concrete 20, 730-744.
  7. Preinstorfer, P., Kromoser, B., Kollegger J. (2019) Flexural behaviour of filigree slab elements made of carbon reinforced UHPC, Construction and Building Materials 199, 416-423.
  8. Preinstorfer, P., Kromoser, B., Kollegger, J. Categorisation of the bond behaviour of textile reinforced concrete, Bauingenieur 94 (2019).
  9. Preinstorfer, P.,  Kromoser, B., Kollegger, J. (2018) Influencing parameters on longitudinal cracking in textile reinforced concrete, Beton- und Stahlbetonbau 113, 877-885.
  10. Preinstorfer, P., Kollegger, J. (2017) Double-wall elements made of UHPC, Beton- und Stahlbetonbau 112, 346-354.
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow
Research Associate

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