The project aims to investigate the behaviour of FRP-strengthened structures under different extreme loading systems.
The option to repair/rehabilitate existing structures is on the increase as industry seeks to find cost effective, yet structurally sound ways of retrofitting structures to their original, and in some cases to beyond their original, strength requirements. This on-going requirement for more structurally sound structures has driven the development and introduction of advanced composite materials into the civil engineering construction industry. Techniques for strengthening existing structures now include strengthening with fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) composite applications. This research investigates the potentials of synthetic and natural composites in strengthening of infrastructures. Students with background in experimental, analytical, and/or numerical analyses are encouraged to apply by contacting Dr Ali Hadigheh.
The opportunity ID for this research opportunity is 2774