Research Opportunities Intro
This PhD aims to develop work by means of the relatively new Extended Finite Element Method (XFEM) that permits a deeper understanding of the mechanisms of fracture and crack propagation in advanced composite structures.
Hardness of materials has probably long been assessed by resistance to scratching or cutting. An example would be material B scratches material C but not material A. Alternatively material A scratches material B slightly and scratches material C heavily.
We have comprehensive testing facilities available for structural assessment of all types of construction materials and elements. We help clients to plan suitable test methods, carry out testing in accordance with standards and provide independent assessment as formal reports.
Professor Paul Lambert
PhD, BSc (Hons), CEng, FIMMM, FICorr
NACE Certificated Corrosion Specialist
Immediate Past President - Institute of Corrosion
Dr Fin O'Flaherty
Phone: 0114 225 3178
Aims and Objectives
To develop an expert system to enable the optimisation of repairs and maintenance solutions for reinforced concrete highway bridges. This has, required the development of a comprehensive database containing the following information and the statistical analysis of the collected data
- typical bridge types
- test methods
- repair specifications
- repair material characteristics
- methods of application
- modelling of deterioration processes