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Mitigating of Impact Load on Concrete Column Using Basalt Textile Reinforced Dductile Cementitious Composite


Topic ID
95

Thesis Topic/Title
Mitigating of Impact Load on Concrete Column Using Basalt Textile Reinforced Dductile Cementitious Composite

Description

Structures such as columns and walls along roadsides are vulnerable to vehicular impacts. Most of these structures would not have been designed for impact loads and hence could fail upon accidental or deliberate impact by vehicles. In recent years, several projects and studies have improved the knowledge about textile reinforced mortar (TRM) technology. TRM has been used in strengthening masonry and reinforced concrete structural elements such as walls, arches, columns and beams. This material is presented as a real alternative to the use of fibre-reinforced polymers (FRP) in situations where these composites have presented some drawbacks or their use is banned. The proposed project aims to develop a new type of TRM using different types of fibres and cement for applications in structures that are vulnerable to impacts. In order to investigate the performance of column confined with this new composite, it will be necessary to investigate their energy absorption and cracking resistance characteristics under impact loads. The outcome of these tests will provide new information that can be used to develop design guidance.


Principal Supervisor

Associate Supervisors

Research Affiliations
  • Centre for Future Materials
  • School of Civil Engineering and Surveying

Field of Research
  • Civil Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering


Application Open Date
29/02/2016

Application Close Date
31/12/2020

USQ Scholarship Applications

Pre-approved for Ethics
No

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