The Structures Research Group
Every day, somewhere in the world, major events occur that result inloss of life, significant economic losses, or long term impact on the environment.
Structural engineering research can help to mitigate the dangers to the community of such events, through improving the resilience of structures to catastrophic failure, while at the same time seeking ways to lower the costs and environmental footprint of building and maintaining major structures.
The Structures Research Group contributes to the needs of the community through research underpinning structural and environmental resilience.
Our internationally recognised research is focussed on two main aspects of resilience, Extreme Loading Resilience and Enhancing Structural Sustainability.
Our focus here is on analysing, developing and maintaining structures that are more able to withstand extreme events, such as earthquakes and blasts, in order to protect human life. Specific areas of research we are undertaking include:
Click here to find out more about our Extreme Loading Resilience Research Program.
Our focus here is on decreasing the impact on the environment and improving the safety of structures during construction and their working lifetime. This is achieved through undertaking research into:
Click here to find out more about our Structural Sustainability Research Program.
Since 1991 members of the Structures Research Group have been continually involved in research supported by grants from the Australian Research Council. Much of this work has also involved international collaborations. Some of our major achievements include:
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