The overall aim of this research group is to study the behaviour of surrounding built infrastructure, including:

  • concrete, steel and composite structural performance
  • pavement design
  • geotechnical stability.

Research areas

  • Behaviour of concrete structures and high performance concrete materials
  • Structural fire performance of concrete panel elements
  • Numerical behaviour of pavements subjected to fire and climate change moisture
  • Finite element analysis of concrete non flexural members
  • Behaviour of pavement materials with and without recycled materials
  • Numerical and experimental investigation of composite structures
  • Stability of foundations on reactive soils and unsaturated soils
  • Resilience of structures under extreme loading, uncertainty quantifications and treatment

Staff & students

Find out about our researchers, and read their biographies via the links.

  • Thathsarani Kannangara
  • Bibek Magar
  • Tingpaw Kan
  • Wei Lee

Contact us

You can directly contact one of our research staff whose work is aligned with your enquiry or one of the following.

Professor Sam Fragomeni
Leader, Structural Mechanics & Materials Research Group
College of Sport, Health and Engineering
Phone: 03 9919 5212
Email: [email protected]

Dr Maurice Guerrieri
Deputy Leader, Structural Mechanics & Materials Research Group
Phone: 03 9919 8041
Email: [email protected]