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Discovery Projects - Grant ID: DP160104661 [ 2016 - 2020 ]

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP160104661]

Researchers A/Prof Chengqing Wu

Brief description This project aims to develop cost-effective formulae for ultra-high performance fibre reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) material with superior strength, ductility and durability to replace conventional concrete in critical infrastructures. In recent years, increasing threat from terrorism activities highlights the need to develop advanced building materials to protect against disastrous blasts; UHPFRC is an ideal option in structural protective design. This project plans to develop a mixed design approach for cost-effective UHPFRC material. It also plans to conduct blast tests and numerical investigations study blast resistance of UHPFRC columns and to develop analytical approaches and design methods for the application of such columns in critical infrastructure.

Funding Amount $320,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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