The School of Engineering is holding an official Launch of Large-Scale Concrete Testing Program. This Program is the result of an Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery grant, which the Griffith School of Engineering was successful in attracting to experimentally and numerically study the progressive collapse mechanisms of concrete flat plate structures. This type of structure represents one of the most common construction system used worldwide and is extensively used in Australian buildings.
While progressive collapse (triggered by terrorist attacks, fires, explosions and collisions) can cause significant social, psychological and economic consequences, limited prevention design guidelines are available. Based on the understanding gained from experimentally collapsing a set of 1/3 scale, 5 m x 5 m, concrete flat slabs under interior column removal scenario, the project ultimately aims at establishing collapse-resistant design guidelines for further development of relevant Australian and international design standards.
This is an invitation-only event