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We support important structural engineering research with a number of grants. Apply for funding to support your research.

Industry focussed research themes

 

For our Research Award, MSc Research Grants and Undergraduate Research Grants we are especially interested in seeing research that addresses one of our themes.

The themes are designed to better align research with the needs of industry. The themes are:

 

Construction materials
  • Advanced engineering materials
  • Durable materials considering lifecycle issues
  • New materials and materials used in other industries
  • Reflections on ‘old materials’
  • Additive manufacturing/3D printing
 
Loading on buildings
  • Imposed loading on floors
  • Assessment of actual loading on structures
  • Designing buildings for being adaptable to load levels
  • Combinations of loading and a review/evaluation of international practice
  • Loading on buildings
 
Solutions for developing countries
  • Locally-led solutions (research carried out at a local university or local industry)
  • Enabling local societal security
  • Use of accessible technology
  • Resilience to natural hazards and/or climate change
 
Designing for resilience
  • Learning from failures
  • Resilience of elements, structures and systems
  • Learning from performance/inspection of built infrastructure
  • Learning from Edinburgh schools
  • Robustness of tall timber structures
  • Importance of fixings and competent installation
 
Systems thinking
  • Learning from other sectors
  • Removing waste and lean thinking
  • Communication and collaboration in construction
  • Enhancement in production/construction/efficiency/cost savings
  • Minimising defects/quality assurance
  • Off-site and modular construction
  • Procurement processes
  • Independent challenge and review of research by industry
 
Digital engineering
  • Analysis of large datasets
  • Use of digital engineering, virtual reality
  • Optimisation
  • Digital workflow
  • Learning from BIM and structural health monitoring data
  • Cloud computing
  • Competency in the use of computer models

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