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Research Thesis Topic

Evaluating the Effectiveness of Timber Pile Rehabilitation

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Evaluating the Effectiveness of Timber Pile Rehabilitation


Timber bridges are vulnerable structures of a bridge network. Queensland Transport and Roads Investment Program (QTRIP) reports the need to repair/replace deteriorated timber bridges in the state. Australia has about 27,000 timber bridges and most of which are more than 50 years old thus requiring immediate attention to maintain them as serviceable assets. The maintenance cost of timber bridges are affected significantly by a number of deterioration mechanisms which require a systematic approach for diagnosis and treatment. The approaches used to rehabilitate timber bridges vary depending on the deterioration mechanism and location.

This research mainly focusses on the rehabilitation of deteriorated timber piles using a wrapping system. Experimental and numerical study on the effectiveness of the confinement is the main objective of the project.

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Research Affiliations
  • Centre for Future Materials
  • Institute for Agriculture and the Environment
  • School of Civil Engineering and Surveying

Field of Research
  • Civil Engineering
  • Interdisciplinary Engineering
  • Materials Engineering

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