The University of Sheffield
Department of Civil and Structural Engineering

Novel Punching Shear Reinforcement

Supervisor: Prof Kypros Pilakoutas

Joint Supervisor: Dr Maurizio Guadagnini

The supervisors had developed a novel system for punching shear reinforcement using metal strips (See Erico LSF). Projects likely in this field:

Bond characteristics of special/new shear reinforcement systems
Seismic resistance of the LSF
Development of rubust models for punching shear resistance

Depending on the project this may be an experimental or analytical project or both. There are strong links with industry, which is normally directly involved in these projects.

This project is NOT FUNDED, although Departmental/University scholarships are available for applicants who can demonstrate strong evidence of research potential.

Pre-requisite qualification

MEng , MSc

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