Discovery Projects - Grant ID: DP190102650 [ 2019 - 2023 ]

Research Grant

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Researchers Dr Phillip Visintin; Em/Prof Deric Oehlers

Brief description This project aims to provide structural engineers with the tools required to develop ultra-high performance fibre reinforced concrete materials and to utilise their unique material properties in design. Recent feasibility studies have shown that the replacement of conventional concrete and steel transport infrastructure with ultra-high performance fibre reinforced concrete has the potential to revolutionise the sector. For these cost savings benefits to be realised, guidelines for the low cost development and testing of new materials, and for the application in structural design are required. This project is expected to deliver these guidelines and potentially maximise the impact of government spending on road and rail infrastructure.

Funding Amount $170,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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