Behaviour of hybrid tubular sections utilizing seawater and sea sand concrete (SWSSC), FRP and stainless steel

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27th Mar 2017 2:00pm-2:30pm
Room 110a, Building 60, Clayton campus


Progress Review: Mr Yinglei Li

Research Theme: Resilience, Infrastructure and Society
Group: Structures

With the increase of population, huge demand on ordinary Portland concrete (OPC) is exacerbating the resource shortage (e.g fresh water, river sand) and causing serious environment impact (e.g. emission of CO2 during the production of Portland cement). In this research, the alkali-activated slag concrete with seawater and sea sand (SWSSC) is used to replace ordinary Portland concrete (OPC). Because of the corrosion effect caused by the chloride in seawater, conventional carbon steel is not suitable. Therefore, the FRP and stainless steel (SS) are adopted in the hybrid sections due to their greater corrosion resistance.

This research aims to investigate the behaviour of hybrid sections utilising seawater and sea sand concrete (SWSSC), fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) and stainless steel (SS) which are intended to be applied in marine environment. The hybrid sections studied in this research are SWSSC fully filled FRP and/or SS tubes and SWSSC-filled double-skin FRP and/or SS tubes.


Yinglei Li received his bachelor degree in civil engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China in 2011 and Master degree in structural engineering from Tongji University, China in 2014.  He commenced his PhD at Monash University in March 2015 under the supervision of Prof. Xiao-Ling Zhao, Prof. R.K. Singh Raman and Dr. S. Al-Saadi.

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