New Approach for Design of Barriers For Impact
Grant number: DP170101858 | Funding period: 2017 - 2021
This project aims to quantify the resistant capacity of rigid reinforced concrete barriers. These barriers can protect lives and property on hill slopes, but construction of the foundation is costly to protect against boulder impacts. Free-standing reinforced concrete barriers without a foundation could be cheaper and effective in countering impact, but need research to accurately quantify their impact resistant capacity. The expected outcome is a new technology to make the built environment safer and more sustainable and affordable.
Related publications (16)
Experimental and Analytical Investigation of a RC Wall with a Gabion Cushion Subjected to Boulder Impact
Jude Shalitha Perera, Nelson Lam, Mahdi Miri Disfani, Emad Gad
An experimental investigation involving the use of a full-scale pendulum device to deliver solid object impact on a reinforced con..
Development limitations of compressive arch and catenary actions in reinforced concrete special moment resisting frames under column-loss scenarios
Tarek Almusallam, Yousef Al-Salloum, Hussein Elsanadedy, Ngo Tuan, Priyan Mendis, Husain Abbas
The progressive collapse of structures, and reinforced concrete (RC) in particular, has recently been the focus of practicing stru..
Uncertainty quantification of the mechanical properties of lightweight concrete using micromechanical modelling
T Nguyen, A Ghazlan, T Nguyen, HT Thai, T Ngo
This paper presents a micromechanical modelling framework for analysing the effects of microstructural uncertainties on the mechan..
Experimental and Analytical Assessment of Flexural Behavior of Cantilevered RC Walls Subjected to Impact Actions
Arnold CY Yong, Nelson TK Lam, Scott J Menegon, Emad F Gad
Reinforced concrete (RC) impact-resistance barriers, such as rockfall barriers, often consist of a cantilever RC wall, which is ex..
Investigation of long-term corrosion resistance of reinforced concrete structures constructed with various types of concretes in marine and various climate environments
M Wasim, T Duc Ngo, M Abid
Corrosion of steel in reinforced concrete is a serious concern for owners and asset managers of various concrete structures and in..
Analytical Solution for Estimating Sliding Displacement of Rigid Barriers Subjected to Boulder Impact
Arnold CY Yong, Carlos Lam, Nelson TK Lam, Jude Shalitha Perera, Julian SH Kwan
Rigid barriers are commonly used as defense measures in hilly areas to contain falling boulders and landslide debris, and the slid..
Displacement-Based Approach for the Assessment of Overturning Stability of Rectangular Rigid Barriers Subjected to Point Impact
Nelson TK Lam, Arnold CY Yong, Carlos Lam, Julian SH Kwan, Jude Shalitha Perera, Mahdi M Disfani, Emad Gad
In this paper, a new design approach based on the principles of energy and momentum conservation is proposed for the design of fre..