2008 Seminars

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Semester 1 2008

Thursday 7 February 2008, 1.00 - 2.00 pm
Luming Shen
Multiscale Model-Based Simulation of Material and Structural Failure

Friday 8 February 2008, 1.00 - 2.00 pm
Hao Zhang
Nondeterministic Linear Static Finite Element Analysis: An Interval Approach

Friday 7 March 2008, 1.10 - 1.50 pm
Colin Thornton - (University of Birmingham)
DEM Simulation of Quasi Static Behaviour of Granular Materials

Wednesday 19 March 2008, 1.10 - 1.50 pm
Li Liu
Contingent project management-evidence from the field

Wednesday 26 March 2008, 1.10 - 1.50 pm
No seminar - Easter Break

Wednesday 2 April 2008, 1.10 - 1.50 pm
Johanna Rosman (Stanford)
From wetsuits and salt spray to labcoats and lasers: Studying the effects of Giant Kelp on nearshore currents

Wednesday 9 April 2008, 1.10 - 1.50 pm
Andrew Abel
5 Unrelated topics

Wednesday 16 April 2008, 1.10 - 1.50 pm
Gareth Huxham
Bio-mimicry and its application to a Tidal In-Stream Energy Conversion (TISEC) device

Wednesday 23 April 2008, 1.10 - 1.50 pm
Mauricio Sales
Compensated Piled Rafts in Clayey Soils: Behaviour, Measurements and Predictions

Wednesday 30 April 2008, 1.10 - 1.50 pm
Tim Wilkinson
IT Issues in Civil Engineering (with free pizza!)

Wednesday 7 May 2008, 1.10 - 1.50 pm
Ali El Hanandeh
Could Carbon Trading Benefit the Municipal Solid Waste Management System in Sydney?

Wednesday 14 May 2008, 1.10 - 1.50 pm
Francois Flocard
An introduction to wave energy

Wednesday 21 May 2008, 1.10 - 1.50 pm
Farzad Meysami
Implicit and explicit coupling in transport of salt through liner system

Wednesday 28 May 2008, 1.10 - 1.50 pm
Benoit Gilbert
Determination of the base plate stiffness of steel storage racking system and Stiffness tests and load transfer in Drive-in storage racks

Wednesday 4 June 2008, 1.10 - 1.50 pm
Shakera Khan
Rectification of Tilted Structures Using Soil Extraction Technique

Wednesday 2 July 2008, 11.00 - 12.00 pm
Michael Ferry
Light Alloy Research within the ARC Centre of Excellence for Design in Light Metals

Semester 2 2008

Wednesday 30 July 2008, 1.10 - 1.50 pm
James Schneider
Analysis of soil classification using normalized piezocone parameters

Wednesday 13 August 2008, 1.10 - 1.50 pm
Safat Al-Deen
Long-term behaviour of composite steel-concrete floor beams

Thursday 21 August 2008, 1.10 - 1.50 pm
Prof Miles Rubin (Faculty of Mechanical Engineering -
Technion - Israel Institute of Technology)

A Generalised Cosserat Point Element (CPE) for Isotropic Nonlinear Elastic Materials Including Irregular 3-D Brick and Thin Structures

Friday 22 August 2008, 1.10 - 1.50 pm
Bhushan Karihaloo (Cardiff University)
CARDIFRC - From Concept to Industrial Application (Fibre Reinforced Concrete)

Monday 25 August 2008, 1.10 - 1.50 pm
Yue Li (Michigan Tech)
Risk Assessment of Light-Frame Residential Construction Subjected to Hurricane and Seismic Hazards

Wednesday 27 August 2008, 1.10 - 1.50 pm
Cao Hung Pham
Buckling Studies of Thin-Walled Channel Sections under Combined Bending and Shear

Thursday 28 August 2008, 1.00 - 2.00 pm
Fred Lockwood
Criteria for the Choice of Instructional Media

Wednesday 3 September 2008, 1.10 - 1.50 pm
Abbas El-Zein
A Non-Isodimensional Finite-Element Method: Towards a New Type of Adaptivity

Wednesday 10 September 2008, 1.10 - 1.50 pm
Ran Chen
The Creep Behaviour of Tunnels in Sydney Basin

Wednesday 17 September 2008, 1.10 - 1.50 pm
Welcome to the new PMGP Postgrads

Wednesday 24 September 2008, 1.10 - 1.50 pm
Jurgen Becque
The plastic buckling paradox

Wednesday 1 October 2008, 1.10 - 1.50 pm
Giang Nguyen
Non-local constitutive modelling using damage and breakage mechanics
Mid-semester break

Wednesday 8 October 2008, 1.10 - 1.50 pm
Geng Yue
Time dependent behaviour of concrete-filled steel tubes (CFST)

Wednesday 15 October 2008, 1.10 - 1.50 pm
Liaquat Hossain
An Overview of the Centre for Complex Systems Research (CCSR)

Wednesday 22 October 2008, 1.10 - 1.50 pm
Andrew Abel
Tales from a Siberian Journey

Wednesday 29 October 2008, 1.10 - 1.50 pm
Eric Yao
Non-Linear Analysis and Design of Perforated Thin-walled Steel Strutures

Wednesday 5 November 2008, 1.10 - 1.50 pm
Kenneth Chung
Understanding knowledge-intensive work performance: The influence of social networks and ICT use
Stuvac

Wednesday 12 November 2008, 1.10 - 1.50 pm
Kwan Kim
Exploring Emergency Response coordination through complex adaptive systems


Wednesday 19 November 2008, 1.10 - 1.50 pm
Szabolcs Feczak
Measuring Coordination Gaps of Open Source Groups through Social Networks
Semester 2 Exams

Wednesday 26 November 2008, 1.10 - 1.50 pm
Kristian Krabbenhoft
Mathematical theory of plasticity for frictional materials