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Levee formation in debris flows and avalanches

Levees are a feature of many gravity current flows, yet their formation is not fully understood. This project will track their formation in laboratory scale experiments, and develop more...

Supervisor(s): Marks, Benjy (Dr)

Crushable granular flows

In both earthquakes and landslides, grains are often crushed during flow. This changes the flowing behaviour, and causes the flow to accelerate. This project will develop an experim more...

Supervisor(s): Marks, Benjy (Dr)

Non-destructive techniques for detecting damage in structures

The purpose of this research is to develop non-destructive techniques for assessing, measuring and characterising the structural response of structures.  more...

Supervisor(s): Dias-da-Costa, Daniel (Dr)

Concrete and rock hydro-cracking

The purpose of this research is to identify the micro-mechanisms governing the permeability of concrete and rocks featuring cracks, and those governing the crack opening induced by more...

Supervisor(s): Dias-da-Costa, Daniel (Dr)

Development of apps for designing concrete structures

The purpose of this project is to develop a platform to support the design of concrete structures.  more...

Supervisor(s): Dias-da-Costa, Daniel (Dr)

A predictive framework for the behaviour of concrete structures

This research will aim at developing a computational framework based on the discrete crack approach that can be efficiently used in engineering.  more...

Supervisor(s): Dias-da-Costa, Daniel (Dr)

Development of a CFD based numerical approach in predicting wind loads on structures

The purpose of this research is to identify alternative approaches to traditional wind tunnel based design procedure and improve the current design standards. more...

Supervisor(s): Mohotti, Damith (Dr)

Blast and impact loadings on structures

The purpose of this research is to identify improve the current design approaches and develop innovative structural systems to mitigate damage caused by extreme loadings such as bla more...

Supervisor(s): Mohotti, Damith (Dr)

Development of smart materials impedance graded composite materials in blast and impact mitigation

The purpose of this research is to develop novel composite materials and structural systems which have wide range of applications. more...

Supervisor(s): Mohotti, Damith (Dr)