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Flooded bridge, WA, February 2017

Floods can cause severe damage to bridges, roads and other infrastructure. Credit: Dana Fairhead.
Floods can cause severe damage to bridges, roads and other infrastructure. Credit: Dana Fairhead.
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04 May 2017
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Maryam Nasim
PhD Student

CRC student awarded for research paper

Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC PhD student Maryam Nasim has been awarded the Austroads Young Engineer Best Paper Award at the Austroards Bridge Conference 2017.

This is a prestigious award from a national bridge conference supported by road authorities, government agencies, consultants and researchers, both nationally and internationally.

Maryam Nasim is undertaking research into the vulnerability of U-slab bridges during flood. Floods have extremely dangerous potential to cause a great amount of damage to a large number of people, and, as communities grow, so does the potential for greater loss in threatened areas. The U-slab is a bridge type widely used in Australia and this research will provide vulnerability models for road authorities to use in developing strategies for hardening infrastructure.

Maryam is completing her PhD at RMIT University.

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