student profile: Mr Murray Watts


Thesis work

Thesis title: Time Dependent Deformation of Fibre Reinforced Structures

Supervisors: Gianluca RANZI , Ali AMIN

Thesis abstract:

The adoption of Steel Fiber Reinforced Concrete (SFRC) into construction practice has increased significantly over the past two decades. The main benefit including fibers into a concrete matrix is they greatly enhance the concrete’s post cracking residual tensile capacity. This favorable characteristic has resulted in provisions for SFRC being incorporated into the Australian Standard for concrete structures and the Australian Standard for concrete bridges, amongst other international design standards.

To date there have been limited experimental programs undertaken to investigate the long term serviceability performance of SFRC. This research will develop a robust design framework for the long term, time dependent design of SFRC members.

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