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Monash University

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The overall research aims of Monash University are:
  • To increase the quantity and quality of the University's research output;
  • To strengthen the University's research training program;
  • To develop research activities which support developments in the University's educational programs locally and internationally;
  • To promote public awareness of the University's research achievements;
  • To strengthen the University's research links with other research organisations, nationally and internationally and with industry and other users of research.
Research at Monash covers the full spectrum from basic to applied and ranges across the arts and humanities, social, natural and health sciences and the professions. The University is determined to preserve its strength in basic research, which underpins its successes in applied research and to continue to make a distinguished contribution to the cultural life of the nation.

Monash research embodies the three key themes of the University: innovation, engagement and internationalisation. Researchers and postgraduate research students at Monash address fundamental questions of disciplinary and professional knowledge, as well as the problems of government, industry and the community.

Monash aims to strengthen existing relationships and develop new strategic partnerships with other universities, industry and government research agencies.

All Faculties at Monash have been involved in finalising Faculty Research Management Plans which accord with the objectives of The Monash Plan 1999 - 2003. They include Faculty based assessments of their current research strengths and emerging research strengths, in addition, they aim to identify strengths which have potential for development.

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Faculty of Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering
http://www-civil.eng.monash.edu.au/research
[ Australian Science at Work Entry ]

Effect of construction practices on the capacity of rock socketed piles
Chief Researcher: Seidel Dr J
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: PILES; SOCKET ROUGHNESS; BENTONITE
Research Field Classification: 290805 Geotechnical Engineering


The dynamic response of pile-soil interfaces
Chief Researcher: Seidel Dr J
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: PILES; DYNAMICS; SOIL
Research Field Classification: 290805 Geotechnical Engineering


Development of an improved method for pile integrity evaluation
Chief Researcher: Seidel Dr J
Sponsor: Vibropile
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptor: PILES--CAPACITY
Research Field Classification: 290805 Geotechnical Engineering


Development of a design methodology for screwed cast-in-place piles
Chief Researcher: Seidel Dr J
Sponsor: Vibropile
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptor: PILES--CAPACITY
Research Field Classification: 290805 Geotechnical Engineering


Quantitative wellbore stability analysis
Chief Researcher: Haberfield A/Prof C
Sponsor: CSIRO
Duration: -1999.
Descriptor: STABILITY ANALYSIS
Research Field Classification: 290805 Geotechnical Engineering


A micro-mechanical approach to the shear behaviour of rock joints
Chief Researcher: Haberfield A/Prof C
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: SHEAR; ROCK JOINTS; BEHAVIOUR
Research Field Classification: 290805 Geotechnical Engineering


The performance of near surface rock masses
Chief Researcher: Haberfield A/Prof C
Current Status: Ongoing
Research Field Classification: 290805 Geotechnical Engineering


Use of organically modified clays for soil remediation and waste containment
Chief Researcher: Bouazza Dr M
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: REMEDIATION; WASTE CONTAINMENT
Research Field Classification: 290805 Geotechnical Engineering


Development of a new concept for waste containment - the stabilised sand mining tailings barrier
Chief Researcher: Bouazza Dr M
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptor: CLAY LINERS--GEOSYNTHETIC
Research Field Classification: 290805 Geotechnical Engineering


Performance of geosynthetic clay liners as a gas barrier
Chief Researcher: Bouazza Dr M
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptor: CLAY LINERS--GEOSYNTHETIC
Research Field Classification: 290805 Geotechnical Engineering


Innovative tubular steel structures under variable repeated load
Chief Researcher: Grundy Prof P
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: ULTIMATE STRENGTH; INELASTIC; CYCLIC
Research Field Classification: 290801 Structural Engineering


Tubular members and connections under high amplitude dynamic loading
Chief Researcher: Grundy Prof P
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: STRESS ANALYSIS; ULTIMATE STRENGTH; INELASTIC; CYCLIC
Research Field Classification: 290801 Structural Engineering


Underwater shock loading of plates structures
Chief Researcher: Grzebieta Dr R
Sponsor: Defence Science Technology Organisation
Duration: -1999.
Descriptors: INELASTIC; STATIC IMPACT; STRESS ANALYSIS; ULTIMATE STRENGTH
Research Field Classification: 290801 Structural Engineering


Thin-walled structures buckling modes and inertia effects
Chief Researcher: Grzebieta Dr R
Duration: -1999.
Descriptors: INELASTIC; STATIC IMPACT; STRESS ANALYSIS; ULTIMATE STRENGTH
Research Field Classification: 290801 Structural Engineering


TRANSAFE project (Rollover and side impact analysis)
Chief Researcher: Grzebieta Dr R
Sponsor: ATEA
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: INELASTIC; STATIC IMPACT; STRESS ANALYSIS; ULTIMATE STRENGTH
Research Field Classification: 290801 Structural Engineering


Ultimate capacity of space frames with semi-rigid joints
Chief Researcher: Zhao Dr X-L
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: INELASTIC; STATIC ULTIMATE STRENGTH
Research Field Classification: 290801 Structural Engineering


Fatigue of thin-walled tubular connections
Chief Researchers: Zhao Dr X-L, Grundy Prof P
Sponsors: CIDECT; BHP
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: ELASTIC FATIGUE; CYCLIC; ULTIMATE STRENGTH;
TIME DEPENDENCE
Research Field Classification: 290801 Structural Engineering


Dynamic performance of lightweight floors
Chief Researchers: Zhao Dr X-L, Grundy Prof P
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: ELASTIC; DYNAMIC; SERVICEABILITY
Research Field Classification: 290801 Structural Engineering


Cold-formed connections under fatigue loading
Chief Researchers: Zhao Dr X-L, Grundy Prof P
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: ELASTIC FATIGUE; CYCLIC; ULTIMATE STRENGTH; TIME
DEPENDENCE
Research Field Classification: 290801 Structural Engineering


Innovative connections at elevated temperatures
Chief Researcher: Zhao Dr X-L
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: INELASTIC; STATIC; ULTIMATE STRENGTH; FIRE
Research Field Classification: 290801 Structural Engineering


Concrete filled tubular columns under fire conditions
Chief Researchers: Zhao Dr X-L, Grundy Prof P, Wong Dr W
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: INELASTIC; STATIC; ULTIMATE STRENGTH; FIRE
Research Field Classification: 290801 Structural Engineering


Temperature prediction and analysis of frames
Chief Researchers: Wong Dr W, Wong Dr S
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: INELASTIC; STATIC ULTIMATE STRENGTH; SERVICEABILITY; FIRE
Research Field Classification: 290801 Structural Engineering


Review of ultimate strength of ship and offshore structures
Chief Researcher: Grundy Prof P
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: INELASTIC; STATIC; STRESS ANALYSIS; ULTIMATE STRENGTH
Research Field Classification: 290801 Structural Engineering


Pre and post-test theoretical analysis of Old Kiewa Valley Highway Bridge at Yackandanda
Chief Researcher: Al-Mahaidi Dr R
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: INELASTIC; STATIC; ULTIMATE STRENGTH; REASSESSMENT
Research Field Classification: 290801 Structural Engineering


Ultimate strength of slender concrete wall panels with openings
Chief Researchers: Al-Mahaidi Dr R, Mahaidi Dr S
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: INELASTIC CRACKING; ULTIMATE STRENGTH; STRESS ANALYSIS
Research Field Classification: 290801 Structural Engineering


Strength of anchorage zones in post tensioned concrete
Chief Researcher: Al-Mahaidi Dr R
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: INELASTIC CRACKING; STATIC; ULTIMATE STRENGTH
Research Field Classification: 290801 Structural Engineering


Theoretical and experimental investigation into the ultimate strength of reinforced concrete T-beam bridges
Chief Researchers: Al-Mahaidi Dr R, Taplin Dr G, Grundy Prof P
Sponsor: VicRoads
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: INELASTIC CRACKING; STATIC; ULTIMATE STRENGTH
Research Field Classification: 290801 Structural Engineering


Strengthening of reinforced concrete T-beam bridges using carbon fibre reinforced polymer strips
Chief Researchers: Al-Maihaidi Dr R, Taplin Dr G
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: INELASTIC CRACKING; STATIC; ULTIMATE STRENGTH;
REHABILITATION
Research Field Classification: 290801 Structural Engineering


Design of roadside infrastructure
Chief Researchers: Grzebieta Dr R, Zhao Prof C, Rechnitzer Dr G
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: IMPACT; ULTIMATE STRENGTH; CRASHWORTHINESS; ROAD SAFETY
Research Field Classification: 290801 Structural Engineering


Optimising occupant protection in side impact crashes
Chief Researchers: Grzebieta Dr R, Fildes Dr B
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: INELASTIC; STATIC IMPACT; STRESS ANALYSIS; ULTIMATE STRENGTH
Research Field Classification: 290801 Structural Engineering


Safety of lifting and excavating attachments for tractors
Chief Researchers: Grzebieta Dr R, Rechnitzer Dr G
Descriptors: INELASTIC; STATIC IMPACT; STRESS ANALYSIS; ULTIMATE STRENGTH
Research Field Classification: 290801 Structural Engineering


Creep deformation of timber
Chief Researchers: Milner Prof H R, Adams C
Descriptors: CREEP; STATIC
Research Field Classification: 290801 Structural Engineering


Particleboard structural use
Chief Researchers: Milner Prof H R, Adams C
Descriptors: INELASTIC STATIC; TIME DEPENDENCE; SERVICE ABILITY
Research Field Classification: 290801 Structural Engineering


Performance of open girder floors
Chief Researchers: Setunge Dr S, Milner Prof H R
Descriptors: DURABILITY; STATIC; ULTIMATE STENGTH
Research Field Classification: 290801 Structural Engineering


Spreadsheet application to failure load analysis
Chief Researcher: Wong Dr W
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: INELASTIC; STATIC; ULTIMATE STRENGTH
Research Field Classification: 290801 Structural Engineering


Reliability-based life cycle design of structures
Chief Researcher: Li Dr C Q
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: STATIC; CYCLIC; ULTIMATE STRENGTH; TIME DEPENDENCE; SERVICE ABILITY
Research Field Classification: 290801 Structural Engineering


Life cycle performance of bridges deteriorating through corrosion
Chief Researchers: Li Dr C Q, Grundy Prof P
Sponsor: VicRoads
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: STATIC; CYCLIC; ULTIMATE STRENGTH; TIME DEPENDENCE; SERVICE ABILITY
Research Field Classification: 290801 Structural Engineering


Residual strength of RC due to corrosion
Chief Researcher: Li Dr C Q
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: STATIC CYCLIC; ULTIMATE STRENGTH; TIME DEPENDENCE; SERVICEABILITY
Research Field Classification: 290801 Structural Engineering


Initiation of steel reinforcement corrosion under service load
Chief Researcher: Li Dr C Q
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: CORROSION; STATIC; TIME DEPENDENCE
Research Field Classification: 290801 Structural Engineering


Bond loss of RC due to steel corrosion
Chief Researchers: Li Dr C Q, Grundy Prof P, Sanjayan Dr J
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: CORROSION; VOLUME CHANGE; STATIC; ULTIMATE STRENGTH; TIME DEPENDENCE
Research Field Classification: 290801 Structural Engineering


Incremental slip of composite beams
Chief Researchers: Taplin Dr G, Grundy Prof P
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: INELASTIC; CYCLIC; ULTIMATE STRENGTH; SERVICEABILITY
Research Field Classification: 290801 Structural Engineering


Experimental and theoretical investigation of the shear strength of model RC T-beams
Chief Researchers: Taplin Dr G, Al-Mahaidi Dr R
Sponsor: VicRoads
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: INELASTIC CRACKING; ULTIMATE STRENGTH
Research Field Classification: 290801 Structural Engineering


Methods of analysis and strengthening for shear capacity of cast-in-place T-beam bridges
Chief Researchers: Taplin Dr G, Al-Mahaidi Dr R
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: INELASTIC; ULTIMATE STRENGTH; STRESS ANALYSIS
Research Field Classification: 290801 Structural Engineering


Behaviour of reinforced concrete walls in fire
Chief Researcher: Sanjayan Dr J
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: INELASTIC; VOLUME CHANGE; STATIC; ULTIMATE STRENGTH; FIRE
Research Field Classification: 290801 Structural Engineering


Alkali activated slat concrete
Chief Researcher: Sanjayan Dr J
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: ELASTIC; VOLUME CHANGE; STATIC; ULTIMATE STRENGTH
Research Field Classification: 290801 Structural Engineering


Behaviour of laterally confined high strength concrete
Chief Researcher: Sanjayan Dr J
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: INELASTIC; VOLUME CHANGE; STATIC
Research Field Classification: 290801 Structural Engineering


Incremental collapse of bridges
Chief Researcher: Grundy Prof P
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: INELASTIC; CYCLIC; ULTIMATE STRENGTH
Research Field Classification: 290801 Structural Engineering


Reliability-based assessment of bridges
Chief Researchers: Grundy Prof P, Li Dr C Q
Sponsor: VicRoads
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: STATIC; CYCLIC; ULTIMATE STRENGTH; TIME DEPENDENCE; SERVICEABILITY
Research Field Classification: 290801 Structural Engineering


Time-dependent behaviour of composite slabs
Chief Researchers: Al-Mahaidi Dr R, Taplin Dr G
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: CREEP; STATIC; SERVICEABILITY; SLIP
Research Field Classification: 290801 Structural Engineering


Ultimate strength of concrete plugs in tubular piles
Chief Researchers: Al-Mahaidi Dr R, Grundy Prof P
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: INELASTIC; STATIC; ULTIMATE STRENGTH; SLIP
Research Field Classification: 290801 Structural Engineering


Flood hydrology program
Chief Researchers: Mein Prof R G, Weinmann P E
Sponsor: CRC for Catchment Hydrology
Duration: -1999.
Descriptors: FLOOD--ESTIMATION; --FORECASTING; HYDRAULIC STRUCTURES; CULVERTS; BRIDGES; SPILLWAYS
Research Field Classification: 290802 Water and Sanitary Engineering


An investigation of hydrology and flow hydrodynamics of constructed stormwater wetlands
Chief Researcher: Wong A/Prof A H F
Current Status: Completed
Descriptors: STORMWATER--POLLUTANT REMOVAL; STORMWATER MANAGEMENT--BEST PRACTICE
Research Field Classification: 290802 Water and Sanitary Engineering


Assessment of alternative urban stormwater drainage schemes in residential development for aquatic ecosystem protection
Chief Researcher: Wong A/Prof A H F
Sponsor: Melbourne Water
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: URBAN DESIGN--WATER SENSITIVE; STORMWATER MANAGEMENT--BEST PRACTICE
Research Field Classification: 290802 Water and Sanitary Engineering

 

Department of Materials Engineering
http://www.monash.edu.au/mateng/research.htm
[ Australian Science at Work Entry ]

Caustic stress corrosion cracking of steels and their weldments in bayer liquors
Chief Researcher: Raman Singh Dr R K
Supervisor: Muddle Prof B C
Sponsors: Queensland Alumina; Alcoa Australia; Nabalco
Duration: -2000.
Descriptors: MATERIALS ENGINEERING; INFRASTRUCTURE; ENGINEERING ALLOYS; CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS; STEELS; STEEL WELDING TECHNOLOGY; ALUMINA PROCESSING
Research Field Classification: 291403 Alloy Materials


Slag derived concrete
Chief Researcher: Bakharev T (PhD)
Supervisors: Sanjayan Dr G, Cheng Dr Y B
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptor: RECYCLABILITY
Research Field Classification: 291404 Ceramics

 

Faculty of Law
http://www.law.monash.edu.au/research/index.html

National uniformity of property laws
Chief Researcher: McCallum A/Prof S V
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptor: UNIFORM PROPERTY LAWS
Research Field Classification: 390115 Property Law and Conveyancing (excl. Intellectual Property)

 


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