Si riporta la motivazione con cui è stata conferita all’ing. Mikael Wimpffen BRÆSTRUP la Medaglia di Socio Onorario dell’Associazione in occasione degli ICD2020, svoltesi on-line nei giorni 14-16 aprile 2021.
Born in 1945, in 1970, PhD in structural engineering from TU Denmark.
2 years volunteer in charge of low-cost road construction in Peruvian Andes.
Research and teaching in Copenhagen and Cambridge, principally on application of plasticity theory to shear in concrete members.
In 1979 joins consulting company Ramboll.
1992 – 2005 in Ramboll Department of Bridges.
Design basis to the 16 km Øresund Link road and rail strait crossing between Denmark and Sweden.
Since 2005 attached to Ramboll Energy Division, dept. of Pipelines.
Active member of CEB since 1977 and of FIB since 1996, participated in the 1998 merger forming fib,
Head of the Danish delegation 2016 – 18.
Currently corresponding member of fib COM 2 Analysis and Design.
Active in IABSE and ACI, and in Danish Codes’ Committees.
Author or co-author of a number of papers, reports and monographs on concrete plasticity, marine pipelines, and bridge and tunnel projects.
Awards and fellowships
1978 Gold Medal, A. Ostenfeld Foundation, Denmark
1978-79 Visiting Fellow commoner, Trinity College, Cambridge University, UK
1984 IABSE Prize, International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering
1996 ACI Fellow, American Concrete Institute
2015 fib Medal of Merit
Books and monograph contributions
Braestrup, M W: Danish Strait Crossings: Lillebælt, Storebælt, Øresund and Femern Bælt
Marine Concrete Structures (ed: M G Alexander), Woodhead Publishing/Elsevier 2016, Chapter 11, pp 287-319
Braestrup, M W (ed); Andersen, J B; Andersen, L W; Bryndum, M B; Christensen, C J & Nielsen, N J R: Design and Installation of Marine Pipelines, Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, 2005, xlii + 342 pp
Braestrup, M W, Christensen, K V & Knudsen, A: Materialer og vedligehold / Materials and Maintenance (in Danish/English)
Danske bygningsingeniørers virke / Danish Civil and Structural Engineering (ed: C Munch-Petersen), Copenhagen, Danish Society for Structural Science and Engineering, 2003, pp 199 – 208
Braestrup, M W: Shear-Strength Prediction – Plastic Method
Reinforced Concrete Deep Beams (ed: F K Kong), Blackie & Son 1990, Chapter 8, pp 183-203
Braestrup, M W & Nielsen, M P: Plastic Methods of Analysis and Design
Handbook of Structural Concrete (ed.: F K Kong, R H Evans, E Cohen, F Roll), Pitman 1983, Chapter 20, 54 pp
Per la sua personalità, l’umanità, l’attività multiforme in ricerca, insegnamento, progettazione, costruzione, normativa per il calcestruzzo strutturale aicap è onorata di includere Mikael Wimpffen Bræstrup nell’albo dei Soci Onorari.