A) Prof Chun-Qing Li B) A/Prof. Sujeeva Setunge Contact: Chunqing.email@example.com RMIT University
Road structures have a major impact on resilience of roads and the damage to these could increase the vulnerability of the communities served by the road infrastructure significantly. The residual capacity and the reliability of existing bridge structures can be reduced significantly over its service life due to cyclic exposure to both bush fire and flood. The failure mechanism of a structure that is exposed to bushfire will not be the same as a bridge that is exposed to extreme flood. In fact, the failure mechanism that is induced by bush fire will be accelerated by a flood event or vice versa.
The project aims to i) undertake a thorough investigation of the conditions of road structures (bridges and culverts) that have been exposed to both bush fires and floods, ii) investigate failure mechanism of these structures and the attributes that are contributing to the identified failure mechanisms, and iii) identify criteria to improve the resilience of these structures.
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Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC postgraduate scholarships are available for students pursuing research higher degrees in the bushfire research fields, in line with Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC projects.
Both Full and Top Up scholarships and project support funding are available for outstanding students, with preference given to the provision of top up scholarships.
Current funding amounts are:
- Full Scholarships of up to $28,000 per annum for three and a half years.
- Top Up scholarships of $10,000 per annum for three and a half years to holders of Australian Postgraduate Awards (APA) and University Research Scholarships.
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