Research Thesis Topic
Enhancing the Properties of FRP Tubes to be Used as Columns
The use of Fibre Reinforced Polymer (FRP) tubes in structural applications such as columns and beams dates back to decades. USQ was engaged in investigating the behaviour of pultruded FRP beams and this research came into practice when Queensland Transport MainRoads starts using FRP composite girders to rehabilitate the deteriorated timber bridge girders. On the other hand, FRP confinement is predominantly used in columns to improve the properties of concrete such as ductility and strength and it is very well researched and documented. This research aims to investigate the use of FRP tubes especially in slender column applications and the possibility of using them to replace the timber piles in aging timber bridges in Queensland.
- Centre for Future Materials
- Institute for Resilient Regions
- School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
- School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Interdisciplinary Engineering
- Materials Engineering
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Potential candidate will have to access the engineering lab and conduct experiments and work with industry partners.