Study level

Master of Philosophy

Honours

Vacation research experience scheme

Faculty/School

Topic status

We're looking for students to study this topic.

Supervisors

Professor Mahen Mahendran
Position
Professor
Division / Faculty
Faculty of Engineering

Overview

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.

Research activities

  • Review previous research at QUT and learn test and/or modelling methods
  • conduct small scale fire tests
  • analyse the results and write reports.

Outcomes

The study will contribute towards developing fire resistant light steel wall and floor systems.

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Contact

Contact the supervisors for more information.

Prof Mahen Mahendran

Email: m.mahendran@qut.edu.au Tel : 07 3138 2543

Dr Edward Steau

Email: e.steau@qut.edu.au