[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/LP150100413]
Researchers Prof Chun-Qing Li; Prof Sujeeva Setunge; Prof Jayantha Kodikara; Mr Thomas Kuen
Brief description This project aims to develop a technique to accurately predict the remaining safe life of deteriorated buried stormwater pipelines, thereby preventing their catastrophic failure. The research also aims to advance knowledge in deterioration science of reinforced concrete and failure theory of buried pipes. The outcomes are anticipated to be a suite of rational, practical and validated models for pipe deterioration as measured by crack growth and residual strength which are integrated in a time-dependent reliability method and coded as a computer program ready for take-up by end-users. Preventing catastrophic failures of buried pipes should deliver economic, environmental and social benefits.
Funding Amount $290,000
Funding Scheme Linkage Projects