Designing Robust Concrete Structures

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Overview

Designing for structural robust concrete structures is an approach that focuses on the overall behaviour of structures, rather than the behaviour of individual components. The intention is to provide structures with the ability to have the maximum resistance to collapse under extreme loads, without an excessive increase in the cost of design or construction.

In Australia today a number of events can lead to sudden or progressive failure of concrete structures. Earthquake, bushfire, and cyclone are just a few examples of the extreme conditions faced in this country. Designers are expected to deliver robust concrete structures to meet these extremities and reduce the risk of sudden or progressive failure as a consequence.

This learning module brings together two of Australia’s leading experts in the design and understanding of robust concrete structures.

The National Seminar Series titled, 'Desinging Robust Concrete Structures was run in February to March 2015, and is now available for purchase as a recorded webinar.

Structural robustness has been defined as the ability of a structure to withstand events like fire, explosions, impact or the consequences of human error, without being damaged to an extent disproportionate to the original cause.

Designing for structural robust concrete structures is an approach that focuses on the overall behaviour of structures, rather than the behaviour of individual components. The intention is to provide structures with the ability to have the maximum resistance to collapse under extreme loads, without an excessive increase in the cost of design or construction.

In Australia today a number of events can lead to sudden or progressive failure of concrete structures. Earthquake, bushfire, and cyclone are just a few examples of the extreme conditions faced in this country. Designers are expected to deliver robust concrete structures to meet these extremities and reduce the risk of sudden or progressive failure as a consequence.

This learning module brings together two of Australia’s leading experts in the design and understanding of robust concrete structures.

Webinar Package Standard Inclusions
This webinar will include all of the material from the National seminars:

  • Ability to watch the recorded webinar (presenter audio and Powerpoint presentation) at your own pace over a 90-day period, with the option to rewind, pause, forward and resume to where you’ve left off at a later date
  • Speaker presentations in PDF
  • Speaker notes in PDF and hardcopy.


Presenters

Professor Stephen Foster is the Head of School, Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of New South Wales. Professor Foster has more than 30 years of experience in research and over 240 publications. His doctorate research was in the field of reinforced concrete, specifically in the area of analysis and design of reinforced concrete deep beams.

Some of Professor Fosters research interests include:

Physical-mechanical models for use in advanced computational and numerical tools for their use in the study of behaviour of concrete structures that are subjected to extreme events such as overload, fire, impact and blast loading.

The use of high and ultra-high performance concretes, fibre-reinforced concretes and geopolymer concretes and in use of carbon fibre technologies for strengthening and repair of structures and structural systems.


 

Professor José L. Torero is the Head of School of Civil Engineering at the University of Queensland. Professor Torero has contributed to the fields of combustion and fire sciences and is recognised for leading edge research in a broad arrange of subjects associated to fire safety. 

In 2008 Professor Torero was awarded the Arthur B. Guise Medal by the Society of Fire Protection Engineering and, in 2011, the Rasbash Medal from the Institution of Fire Engineers (UK) for eminent achievement in the advancement of the science of fire safety.

Professor Torero is a consultant to many private and government organisations around the world, having participated in landmark projects such as the Buncefield, Sago Mine and Texas City Explosions, the collapse of the World Trade Centre and the design of complex infrastructure.



Topics

Session 1.1, Designing Robust Structures to AS 3600 - Prof. Foster (1 hour, 28 minutes)
  • Defining robustness and progressive collapse;
  • Code guidelines & procedures; alternative load path analysis
Session 1.2, Designing Robust Structures to AS 3600 - Prof. Foster (29 minutes)
  • Defining robustness and progressive collapse;
  • Code guidelines & procedures; alternative load path analysis
Session 2.1, Fire and the Impact on Concrete - Prof. Torero (1 hour, 11 minutes)
  • Structural fire behaviour as an integral component of a fire safety strategy
  • Fire dynamics and fire resistance
Session 2.2, Fire and the Impact on Concrete - Prof. Torero (50 minutes)
  • Fire resistance testing and the role of the material
  • Behaviour of concrete in fire
  • Predicting structural failure and designing for fire safe structures