A/Prof. Sujeeva Setunge B) A/Prof. Kevin Zhang Contact: email@example.com RMIT University
Road structures have a major impact on resilience of roads and the damage to these could increase the vulnerability of the communities served by the road infrastructure significantly. The failure of a bridge could be accelerated due to the failure of non-structural components such as the failure of bearing pads. These failures could induce the failure of structural elements. This PhD work is aiming to study the effect of extreme flood event or bush fire on failure of non-structural components, connections and fittings of concrete bridge structures. Correlations between contributing factors, failure modes and current design standards and guidelines will be investigated to establish criteria for managing existing bridges and culverts in the bushfire prone low land areas.
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Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC postgraduate scholarships are available for students pursuing research higher degrees in the bushfire research fields, in line with Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC projects.
Both Full and Top Up scholarships and project support funding are available for outstanding students, with preference given to the provision of top up scholarships.
Current funding amounts are:
- Full Scholarships of up to $28,000 per annum for three and a half years.
- Top Up scholarships of $10,000 per annum for three and a half years to holders of Australian Postgraduate Awards (APA) and University Research Scholarships.
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