Visit our website at http://www.civil.usyd.edu.au/case/research.shtmlWe welcome applications from high calibre research students We have proven research expertise in fields such as
- Structural stability & Thin-walled structures: The Centre for Advanced Structural Engineering (CASE) has expertise in the buckling of metallic structures, including steel structures, stainless steel structures and aluminium structures. Thin-walled construction, including cold-formed members, plated structures and thin shells are areas of active research in the Centre. Current focus is on system stability with particular interest in steel storage racking, formwork & scaffolding and tubular construction, as well as the stability strength of ultra-thin high-strength steels.
- Composite structures: Theoretical models are being developed for the bending of steel-concrete composite beams with partial interaction at the interface. Other aspects of composite construction, such as creep, are being investigated analytically and experimentally.
- Experimental techniques: CASE directs the activities of the JW Roderick Materials and Structures Laboratory and has a strong record of conducting experiments for research and industry projects. CASE has expertise in the instrumentation and data recording of a wide spectrum of structures ranging from small material samples to complete large-scale structures. Particular expertise has been developed in the areas of control loop stability of servo-controlled equipment and the recording of displacements and loads.
- Non-linear materials: CASE offers expertise in a range of materials such as nonlinear metals, including stainless steel and aluminium, and composites, notably steel-concrete composite structures. Research is being undertaken to understand the effect of material nonlinearity on the buckling capacity of structures and on the interlock of steel and concrete in composite decking and composite beams.
- Computational Analysis: CASE has extensive experience in the numerical modeling of structural problems. Specialised linear and nonlinear software are developed by members of CASE. Commercial finite element packages such as ABAQUS, Strand7 and Ansys are routinely used in research projects to gain an understanding of structural behaviour, often to augment the knowledge obtained from experimental testing.
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The opportunity ID for this research opportunity is: 650
Other opportunities with Professor Kim Rasmussen
- Local and distortional buckling of stainless steel sections
- Interaction buckling of stainless steel structural members
- Behaviour and design of steel storage racks
- Behaviour and design of scaffolding and formwork systems
- Structural behaviour and design of locally unstable angle sections
- Interaction buckling phenomena in thin-walled structures
- Spline finite strip analysis of perforated structural members
Other opportunities with Dr Tim Wilkinson
- Behaviour of LiteSteel Beams (Hollow Flange Channels)
- Structural Steel Hollow Section Connections
- Section Classification & b/t Limits for Hollow Sections
- Connections in high strength cold-formed rectangular hollow sections
Other opportunities with Dr Luming Shen
- Developing a New Glass Window Panel for Security Against Projectile and Small Explosion Threats at Close Proximity
- A Multiscale Simulation Study of the Size Effect on the Failure Response of Hierarchical Structures
- Multiscale modelling and simulation for clean water
- Damage, fracture and fragmentation of concrete at high strain rates
- Dynamic deformation of polycrystalline metals under impact
Other opportunities with Dr Hao Zhang