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Utilising sensors for predicting the residual strength of corroded reinforced concrete beams


Project Description


Research Area: The project is structural engineering based and will investigate the influence of corrosion on reinforced concrete beams using sensors to automatically detect differences in the ability of the structural member to carry its design load. It will involve casting typical reinforced concrete beams in the laboratory, subjecting them to corrosion using an accelerated method and testing under static and dynamic load. Specially selected sensors will be attached to the members and their output will be related to changes in residual strength.



The Materials and Engineering Research Institute (MERI) is a dynamic interdisciplinary research institute dedicated to addressing industrial problems through the application of fundamental science and engineering. For information about MERI please visit https://www.shu.ac.uk/research/specialisms/materials-and-engineering-research-institute

Application deadline: applicants accepted all year round with enrolments during September, February (January on website) and May

Duration: 4 years full time, 7 years part time.

Funding Status: there is no funding attached to this project. The applicant will need to fund their own tuition fees, research costs and living expenses.

For information about how to apply, entry requirements, tuition fees and other costs please visit
https://www.shu.ac.uk/research/degrees/apply


Funding Notes

Funding Status: there is no funding attached to this project. The applicant will need to fund their own tuition fees, research costs and living expenses.

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