Innovative concrete panels for resisting severe impulsive loading

Grant number: DP0450212


Responding to the threat of terrorist attacks around the world, structural engineers are seeking new methods of assessment and prevention of damage to high-risk facilities. This project seeks to develop an innovative technology to enhance the performance of concrete panels subjected to severe impulsive loading through a comprehensive experimental and theoretical study. Different protective technologies using advanced materials including steel fibres, reactive-powder concrete (RPC), fibre reinforced polymers (FRP) and the use of light-weight cellular concrete (CC) as a sacrificial layer will be studied. The outcomes of this study will be applicable to both new and existing structures.