Permanent Staff Richard Loendersloot (R.)


Room: HR N122
Tel.: +31(0) 53 489 4463
E-mail: R. Loendersloot
Position: Assistant professor

Main Research Interest

Structural Health and Condition Monitoring of materials and structures, based on their dynamic behaviour. This research is part of the research performed in the research institute Twente Is Maintenance Excellence.

Teaching Activities

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  • Statica IO (191157202)Basic mechanics of internal and external forces operating on a construction at rest.
  • Statica WB (191157170)Basic mechanics of internal and external forces operating on a construction at rest.
  • Numerical Methods in Mechanical Engineering (191157710)Introduction into numerical methods, such as Finite Element and Finite Difference used for solving engineering problems. Examples are flow simulation, dynamic analysis, explicit versus implicit simulation etc.
  • Structural Health & Condition Monitoring (201300039)Evaluation of various technologies to assess the structural performance and/or condition of a (dynamic) system. Topics addressed are: wear and condition in rotary systems, damage identification based on structural vibrations and on active and passive wave propagation, signal processing, failure mechanisms and predictive maintenance.

Research Projects

TTIW – Wetsus

Material characterisation of PVC and AC pipe systems with UltrasoundClean Sky – Green Rotor CraftDesign of smart actuation systems, power harvesting application, full scale blade section wind tunnel testClean Sky – EcoDesignIntegrated structural health monitoring systems for aerospace applicationsSARISTUSmart Intelligent Aircraft Structures. Low ultrasound based damage identification system in an aerospace applicationWiBRATEWireless Vibration based Monitoring Systems. Smart, autonomous sensor network based structural health and condition monitoring systems for aerospace and wind turbine applications


RunningLong distance running (LAAC Twente), PR on marathon: 2:42:48 (Enschede Marathon 2015). Athlete of The Running Academy NL.Websitewww.richardloendersloot.nlFPCM-12Member of the organising committee of the 12th International Conference on FlowProcesses in Composite Materials (held July 2014).

Recent jobs


After finishing my PhD (2006), I started to work for the engineering office Reden as a FEM specialist, mainly involved in developing models to solve non-linear problems. In 2008 I changed my full time position for a parttime position and started as part time assistant professor at the chair of Structural Dynamics and Acoustics.



I did my PhD for the chair of Production Technology. The subject was permeability of fibre reinforcements.