Seminar - Scott Smith - Anchorage of FRP Strengthening Systems
Thursday 16 July 2009, 10.00 am - 11.00 am
Civil Engineering Lecture Theatre 3
The School of Civil Engineering is pleased to welcome Assistant Professor Scott Smith from the Department of Civil Engineering at The University of Hong Kong, China, to present a seminar.
Extensive experimental investigations have demonstrated the ability of externally bonded fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites to repair or strengthen existing reinforced concrete (RC) structures. The effectiveness of the FRP strengthening may however be compromised by premature debonding failure of the FRP prior to its ultimate strength being reached. An efficient anchorage system which can delay or even eliminate debonding failure is of most importance in order to improve the efficiency, reliability and safety of the FRP strengthening technology. This presentation will give an overview of research on a promising anchorage system and comments will also be made on future research directions in this field.
About Scott Smith
Scott Smith is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at The University of Hong Kong, China. He graduated BE (Civil Engineering) (1994) and PhD in Structural Engineering (1999) from The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. Following his doctoral studies, he spent four years as a postdoctoral fellow in Hong Kong and Australia and then lectured at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia, prior to joining The University of Hong Kong in 2007.
His research interests include the behaviour of RC, metal and timber structures strengthened with FRP composites; strength, ductility and serviceability of RC structures; and local buckling of steel and FRP in composite steel- or FRP-concrete assemblages