[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP0559706]
Researchers Dr R Seracino; Dr MJ Masia; Dr SH Xia
Brief description An efficient technique for increasing the safety of existing masonry structures under earthquake (and other) loading will be developed. This is essential to the safe continued use of existing infrastructure (avoid replacement = economic benefit). This new technique addresses many shortcomings in existing alternatives (increased performance, reduced cost). This research is particularly important in Australia where unreinforced masonry accounts for most domestic construction, much light commercial infrastructure, as well as many heritage and post-disaster buildings. It also reinforces Australia's high international standing in developing innovative retrofitting alternatives using advanced materials in this rapidly developing area.
Funding Amount $273,000
Funding Scheme Discovery Projects