2017/18 Funded projects

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University Supervisor Project Synopsis
     
Bristol University Dr Wendel Sebastian Timber-Concrete Composites Subjected to Hogging Moments
Suffolk New College Mr Andy Moss Investigation into the Temporary Stability of Low/Medium Rise Braced Steel Frames Utilizing Inherent Moment Capacity of Full Depth Simple Connections 
Durham University Prof Charles Augarde &
Dr Michael Cortis
Reinforcement of concrete beams with continuous glass fibre ropes
Imperial College London Prof Leroy Gardner 3D printing of novel structural metallic elements
Leeds University Dr Konstantinos Tsavdaridis Testing 3D printed aluminium structural members with 
optimised cross-sectional properties
Brighton University Dr Pierfrancesco Cacciola Improving Urban Seismic Resilience through Vibrating Barriers
Loughborough University Dr Alessandro Palmeri Experimental verification of secondary structures as vibration absorbers

 

2016/17 Funded projects

 

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University Project summary  Poster Supervisor
 
Hong Kong Polytechnic University Confinement effect of high strength concrete with nominal compressive cylinder strength of 100 MPa in concrete-filled steel circular tubes Ho Tsz Ling Dr Tak-Ming Chan
Hofstra University Investigation of a rapidly deployable polyester-rope suspended footbridge  James Danko  & Ted Solomon Dr Edward Segal
University of Bristol Novel Instrumentation of Timber-Concrete Connections Emily Ducas Dr Wendel Sebastian
University of Cambridge Next generation FRP connections for Free-Form buildings Arthaud Adriaenssens Dr Marco Dona
Loughborough University Structural performances of waste-derived hybrid organic-inorganic concrete Jonathan Beaumont Dr Mariateresa Lombardo
Plymouth University Testing the chloride permeability of Graphene Oxide reinforced concrete Gary Jennings & Lewis Robinson Dr Boksun Kim
 

2015/16 Funded projects

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University Project summary Poster Supervisor
 
Imperial College London Structural performance of robotically-fabricated mechanical joints for folded timber structures Paul Zhu Dr Christian Malaga-Chuquitaype
Teesside University Investigation of energy dissipation in shape memory alloy wire bundles for seismic applications Feras Salahedding Abozaid & Arsalan Saleki Mr Chandra Mouli Vemury
University of Leeds Novel morphologies of aluminium cross-sections through structural topology optimisation techniques Lukas Grekavicius & Jack Hughes Dr Konstantinos Tsavdardis
Loughborough University Stress-wave based methods for Non Destructive Testing (NDT) Tanapa Bumrungtrakul Dr Mariateresa Lombardo













 


2014/15 Funded projects

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University Project summary Posters Supervisor
 
Loughborough University Steel Fibre Reinforced Self-Stressing Concrete (SFRSSC)
Michaela Hall
Alessandro Palmeri
Plymouth University Investigation of methods to enhance the strength and stiffness of concrete with a small quantity of graphene oxide flakes
Lawrence Taylor & Andrew Quinn
Boksun Kim
Loughborough University Dynamic performance of rubberised concrete beams
Oliver Jones & Chris Philpott
Mariateresa Lombardo
University of Cambridge
 
 The stability of stone pinnacles under wind loading Samuel Cocking Matthew DeJong
University of Warwick Prevention and control of vibration serviceability problems in footbridges
Alex Lamm & Daniel Little
Stana Zivanovic
University of Bristol Continuous Timber-Concrete Composite Floors
Joshua Mudie & Guy Cox
Wendel Michael Sebastian
















 

2013/14 Funded projects

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University Project summary Posters Supervisor
 
University of Sheffield Shear connection of cross laminated timber to steel beams with gangnail plates
 
Christopher Jarvis Buick Davison
University of Sheffield New design equations for RHS joints subject to side wall buckling
 
Na Zhang Jurgen Becque
University of Leeds Optimisation of column-beam connections using beam web perforation
 
Theodore Papadopoulos Konstantinos Tsavdaridis
University of Bolton An investigation into the engineering properties of structural timber in historic buildings
 
 Nicola Bingham Mike Bather
University of Exeter Using distributed temperature measurements to characterise thermal stress variations in highway bridges
 
Matthew Wilson Prakash Kripakaran
Edinburgh Napier University Reinforced prefabricated timber frame racking wall panels
 
Maxime Garcia Robert Hairstans
Kingston University Developing of pretensioned RC beams with BFRP reinforcement
 
Ali Wasman Ted Donchev
University of Sheffield Dynamic loading of floors in entertainment venues due to multiple active occupants
 
Sarah Dean Vitomir Racic
University of Nottingham Performance of anchored blind-bolts in lightweight self-compacting concrete-filled tubes
 
Hao Peng Walid Tizani

2012/13 Funded projects

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University Project summary Posters Supervisor
 
Loughborough University Seismic Rocking of TMD-Controlled Structures David Newby Alessandro Palmeri
Plymouth University Experimental Determination of the Buckling Behaviour of Steel Web Tapered Tee Section Cantilevers Praveen Gunarath & Christos Mountrichas
 
 
Boksun Kim
Queen's University Belfast Sustainable moment connections in timber structures Ruth Mulholland Daniel McPolin
Edinburgh Napier University Evaluation of Shear Constant of Timber Glulam Composite Using Torsional Test Mark Brain & Shicheng Zhu Hexin Zhang
University of Wolverhampton Influence of shredded waste plastic on flexural performance of reinforced concrete beams Pauldeep Dhinsay Jamal Khatib
University College London Feasibility prototype of a floating solar chinmey
 
Mohammed Oualid and Oliver Wilson Philippe Duffour
University of Birmingham Corrosion-damaged RC beams repaired in shear with embedded FRP bar

 
Mark Hipwell Samir Dirar
University of Bristol Model testing for the optimum arrangement for multi-pod foundation supported wind turbines

 
Kasun Wijesooriya & Adrian Lam Subhamoy Bhattacharya
University of Sheffield Dynamic loading of footbridges due to people running

 
Gideon Lowes Vitomir Racic
University of Bristol Structural Interaction Between Wearing Surface and Cellular GFRP Bridge Decking Christopher Kennedy and Tom Webster Wendel Sebastian

2011/12 Funded projects

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University Project summary Posters Supervisor
 
Queen's University Belfast Development of novel pre-stressed timber composites Diarmuid Dillon Dr Daniel McPolin
Warwick University Vandal loading on footbridges Erol Halil & Heinrich Kaniude Dr Stana Zivanovic
University of Wolverhampton Flexural behaviour of reinforced concrete beams containing sustainable novel lightweight aggregate Joe Jobborn Dr Jamal Khatib
Sheffield University Data-driven forcing model to estimate dynamic response of high-frequency floors to footfalls Alice Bleach Dr Vitomir Racic
Loughborough University Mechanical characterisation of waste-tyre rubberised concrete Thomas Godfrey & Stephen Martin Dr Alessandro Palmeri
University of Edinburgh The structural performance of cable-supported structures during a fire Jonathan Noblett & Hector Haines Dr Tim Stratford
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