The project will investigate the potential use of a range of composite products made of gypsum plasterboard, steel sheeting and insulation foams to improve the fire resistance of light steel wall and floor systems. It will involve investigating the potential composite products’ suitability, conducting fire tests of small scale wall/floor assemblies (1.2mx.1.2m) made of such composite products to understand how they behave in fire and determine their fire resistance levels. Civil and Mechanical Engineering students with interest in structural and fire testing are required.
- Review previous research at QUT and learn test and/or modelling methods
- conduct small scale fire tests
- analyse the results and write reports.
The study will contribute towards developing fire resistant light steel wall and floor systems.
Contact the supervisors for more information.
Prof Mahen Mahendran
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel : 07 3138 2543
Dr Edward Steau