International Conference on Thin Walled Structures

26 June 2008

Sydney academics Greg Hancock, Kim Rasmussen and Tim Wilkinson, plus research students Benoit Gilbert and Cao Hung Pham represented the University at the International Conference on Thin Walled Structures held on the Gold Coast this month.

This conference brings together academics in the thin-walled structures area together every three years, and is usually attended mostly by researchers from Europe, Asia and the Pacific, with some additional North American presence.

Australian researchers from the Universities of Sydney, New South Wales,Monash, QUT and Tasmania interacted with colleagues from around the world - many of whom have had strong links with The University of Sydney and other Australian universities.

The conference featured several Sydney Alumni, now in Academic positions around the world, such as Mark Bradford (UNSW), Colin Rogers (McGill), Mike Bambach (Monash), J-G Teng (Hong Kong), Ben Young (Hong Kong) and Young Kwon (Korea)

Papers presented by current Sydney staff & postgrads included:

  • Direct Strength Design of Cold-Formed Purlins (keynote paper)
    Prof. G. J. Hancock
  • Stiffness Tests and Load Transfer in Drive-in Steel Storage Racks
    B.P. Gilbert and K.J.R. Rasmussen
  • Determination of the Base Plate Stiffness of Steel Storage Racking Systems
    B.P. Gilbert and K.J.R. Rasmussen
  • Buckling Studies of Thin-walled Channel Sections in Shear
    C.H. Pham and G.J. Hancock
  • Shear Capacity of LiteSteel Beams with Circular Web Openings
    B. McMahon, T. Laing-Peach, N. Spear and T.Wilkinson
  • Weldability of Shear Studs through Z350 Galvanished Steel Decking Profiles
    Y.K. Telue and K.J.R. Rasmussen
  • Joining of Steel Wall Profiles using Adhesive Fasteners
    Y.K. Telue and K.J.R. Rasmussen