Section: Overview
Overview
Key publications
Research funding
Supervising & teaching
Career

Key details

Areas of expertise

  • Behaviour of Concrete structures
  • Construction Materials
  • Fire performance of structural elements

Available to supervise research students

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About Sam Fragomeni

Sam is a Professor in Structural Engineering at Victoria University. He has over 25 years teaching and research experience in the university sector. He is author of over 100 high impact peer reviewed journal/conference papers, predominantly in the concrete structures area. Sam has undertaken various of leadership roles including Head of Engineering (current role) and Director of Engineering studies. 

His current research interests are in:

  • Behaviour of high performance concrete materials
  • Design and serviceability of concrete elements
  • Fire performance of structural elements
  • Sustainable building design.

Qualifications

  • PhD (Structures), University of Melbourne, 1996
  • BEng(Civil) (Distinction), RMIT, 1988
  • BAppSci(Mathematics) (Distinction), RMIT 1989
  • GradDipBus, Deakin 1996

Key publications

Year Citation
2022 Van, Staden., & Fragomeni, S. (221202). FINITE ELEMENT MODELLING OF DENTAL IMPLANTATION PROCESS: A COMPARISON OF STEP-WISE AND DYNAMIC ANALYSES Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials.
2022 Doherty, T., Fragomeni, S., & Van, Staden. (221202). INFLUENCE OF CORBEL SHEAR SPAN AND DEPTH ON STRESS CHARACTERISTICS IN HIGH STRENGTH CONCRETE CORBELS: A FINITE ELEMENT STUDY Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials.
2020 Yaghoubi, E., AL-TAIE, A., Fragomeni, S., Gmehling, E., & Trikha, S. (201118). Blends of recycled materials as sustainable alternatives for backfilling sewer trenches In Lochaden, A. ;. (Ed.), Paper presented at Sustainable Geotechnics - Excellence in Planning, Design and Construction. Australia: 2020 Australian Geomechanics Society.

Year Citation
2022 Menefy, L., Guerrieri, M., & Fragomeni, S. (220101). Behavior of fiber and nonfiber reactive powder concrete in an aggressive environment. Journal of Testing and Evaluation, 50(1),

doi: 10.1520/JTE20200031

2021 Kannangara, T., Joseph, P., Fragomeni, S., & Guerrieri, M. (211231). Existing Theories of Concrete Spalling and Test Methods relating to Moisture Migration Patterns upon Exposure to Elevated Temperatures - A Review. Case Studies in Construction Materials, (1-33).
2021 Lee, W. M., Fragomeni, S., Monckton, H., & Guerrieri, M. (211231). A Review of Test Methods, Issues and Challenges of Large-Scale Fire Testing of Concrete Tunnel Linings. Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, (1-26).
2021 Podolsky, Z., Liu, J., Dinh, H., Doh, J. H., Guerrieri, M., & Fragomeni, S. (211201). State of the art on the application of waste materials in geopolymer concrete. Case Studies in Construction Materials, 15

doi: 10.1016/j.cscm.2021.e00637

2020 Fragomeni, S., Guerrieri, M., & Menefy, L. (201230). PRODUCTION AND MATERIAL BEHAVIOR OF REACTIVE POWDER CONCRETE. Journal of Testing and Evaluation, In Review 1/09/2020 (NA-NA).
2020 Menefy, L., Guerrieri, M., & Fragomeni, S. (201130). BEHAVIOR OF FIBER AND NON FIBER REACTIVE POWDER CONCRETE IN AN AGGRESSIVE ENVIRONMENT. Journal of Testing and Evaluation, Accepted 04/09/2020 (NA-NA).
2020 Ho, N. M., Doh, J. H., Fragomeni, S., Yang, J., Yan, K., & Guerrieri, M. (201001). Prediction of axial load capacity of concrete walls with openings restrained on three sides. Structures, 27 (1860-1875).

doi: 10.1016/j.istruc.2020.08.011

Research funding for the past 5 years

Please note:

  • Funding is ordered by the year the project commenced and may continue over several years.
  • Funding amounts for contact research are not disclosed to maintain commercial confidentiality.
  • The order of investigators is not indicative of the role they played in the research project.

Recycled Material Blends to Backfill Sewer Trenches in Trafficable Areas
From: Sustainability Victoria
Other investigators: Dr Ehsan Yaghoubi, Aspr Maurice Guerrieri
For period: 2021-2024
$220,000
Blends of 100% recycled materials for construction of sustainable slab and pavement systems suitable for the West of Melbourne. 
From: Victorian Higher Education Strategic Investment Fund
Other investigators: Dr Piyal wasantha Pallewela liyanage, Dr Ehsan Yaghoubi, Aspr Maurice Guerrieri, Dr Rudi Van staden
For period: 2021-2022
$1,837,000

Recycled Materials Blend to Improve the Life of Sewer Pipes
From: Sustainability Victoria
Other investigators: Dr Ehsan Yaghoubi
For period: 2019-2021
Not disclosed

Supervision of research students at VU

Available to supervise research students

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Currently supervised research students at VU

No. of students Study level Role
5 PhD Associate supervisor
2 PhD Principal supervisor
1 Master of Research Practice Principal supervisor

Currently supervised research students at VU

Students & level Role
PhD (5) Associate supervisor
PhD (2) Principal supervisor
Master of Research Practice (1) Principal supervisor

Completed supervision of research students at VU

No. of students Study level Role
2 PhD Principal supervisor

Completed supervision of research students at VU

Students & level Role
PhD (2) Principal supervisor

Other supervision of research students

5 PhD Completions as Principal Supervisor, Griffith University, Queensland. 3 PhD Completions as Associate Supervisor, Griffith University, Queensland. 1 Masters Completion as Principal Supervisor, Griffith University, Queensland.

Teaching activities & experience

Sam has taught in the following specific subject areas for over a decade at Victoria University:

  • Concrete Structural Design
  • Solid Mechanics
  • Construction Materials.

He also previously taught Engineering Mathematics units to at all degree year levels for a number of years.

Careers

Details of this Researcher's career are currently unavailable.