Postgraduate Research Student
School of Civil Engineering
Research project - Modelling The Ultimate Behaviour Of Composite Members Subjected To Quasi-Static, Dynamic And Thermal Loads
Supervisor: Dr Gianluca Ranzi
Composite members exhibit unique structural properties that make them an attractive alternative to steel or reinforced concrete structures. A considerable growth in the popularity of these members worldwide, particularly within the last decade, has come as a consequence of the numerous advantages they pose and their ability to provide cost effective engineering solutions.
The aim of this research is to studying the ultimate behaviour of composite beams subjected to quasi-static, dynamic and thermal loads. Particular attention will be devoted to developing a displacement based finite element formulation based on generalised beam theory (GBT) to account for both local and global buckling of the structure.