ARC Future Fellowships - Grant ID: FT160100066 [ 2017-01-01 - 2019-10-25 ]

Research Grant

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Researchers: Ali Nazari (Future Fellowship)

Brief description Additive manufacturing of functionally graded geopolymers. This project aims to use contour crafting for three-dimensional printing of functionally graded geopolymer concrete. Contour crafting has been touted for producing uniform structural members made of conventional concrete mixtures. This project will develop the existing technique to produce microstructurally graded geopolymer structures and include functionally graded placement of fibre within a geopolymer matrix. It will investigate mechanical, thermal and durability properties of printed composite structures. The outcome of this research could lead to cost-effective automated production of specialised structural components.

Funding Amount $652,000

Funding Scheme ARC Future Fellowships

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