Study level

  • Honours
  • Vacation research experience scheme

Faculty/School

Topic status

We're looking for students to study this topic.

Research centre

Supervisors

Professor Mahen Mahendran
Position
Professor
Division / Faculty
Faculty of Engineering

Overview

The project will investigate the fire behaviour of selected light steel floor systems aimed at delaying board fall-off. It will involve fire tests of small scale floor assemblies (1.2m x 1.2m) to understand how they behave in fire and determine their fire resistance levels and/or associated thermal simulations using available FEA/CFD software.

We're looking for civil and mechanical engineering students with an interest in:

  • structural and fire testing
  • numerical modelling.

Research activities

During this project, you'll:

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

Outcomes

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

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Contact

Contact the supervisor for more information.