Most promising research areas for the Faculty Research Centre
The following is a summary of the current research projects. The projects span wide spectrum of fundamental-to-applied research focusing on promoting interdisciplinary research, training of highly qualified personnel, interaction with industry and municipalities and technology transfer. The research activities fall in three themes, as shown below:
Effective Design of Resilient Structures
Feasibility of using precast concrete and masonry blocks for sustainable houses and low-rise buildings.
Development of new design methodologies for concrete and steel bridges incorporating innovative high performance materials with high durability.
Risk assessment of buildings and bridges under extreme loading, such as earthquake loads and blast loads.
Vulnerability assessment of critical building structures subjected to progressive collapse.
Effective Rehabilitation of Deteriorating Infrastructures
Project 2a: Applications of new fibre-reinforced polymer composite in retrofitting existing deteriorating concrete and steel bridges .
Project 2b: Development of effective systems for mitigating the adverse effects of dynamic and impact loading on existing buildings, bridges, and dams.
Project 2c: Infrastructure inspection destructive and non-destructive technologies and techniques for bridges and pipelines.
Innovative Structures, Retrofit Strategies and Life-safety Performance of Built-Infrastructure
Project 3a: Development of innovative steel structures using low-damage solutions
Project 3b: Wind and Earthquake performance-based design of buildings and other structures
Project 3c: Seismic resiliency assessment of buildings and lifelines from hazard characterization to response prediction
Project 3d: Development of retrofit strategies for improving the seismic resilience of existing building stocks