Disrupting the corrosion process in structures (2018-19)

Disrupting the corrosion process in structures (2018-19)

Project outcomes

Sponsored by North Western Program Alliance


Project title:
Disrupting the corrosion process in structures
Description of the project:

Exploring corrosion process in structures and its impact on design, procurement, construction, durability and whole of life cost and searching for alternatives to galvanised steel in the Alliance. Traditional "galvanising" requirement affects material lead time, appearance and introduces constraints on design, this will be explored and new alternatives identified and used within our project as a first and for future projects.

Project brief

Project brief

Sponsored by North Western Program Alliance

Location:
North Melbourne and/or Essendon as well as various other locations in the North West of Melbourne
Description of the project:

Exploring corrosion process in structures and its impact on design, procurement, construction, durability and whole of life cost and searching for alternatives to galvanised steel in the Alliance. Traditional "galvanising" requirement affects material lead time, appearance and introduces constraints on design, this will be explored and new alternatives identified and used within our project as a first and for future projects.

Project outcomes

This project has been closed
Project Aims:

This project aims to research and identify alternatives to coating/treatments performance and durability in harsh environments for galvanised steel.

Faculty or Department:
Arts
Business and Economics
Engineering
Science
Sector:
Construction
Employment Type:
Scholarship
Attributes:

Students studying in the following areas are encouraged to apply: Engineering (civil, materials, structural), Business – Management/ Marketing, Science, Economics

Applications for this project are welcome from penultimate and subsequent year undergraduates, Masters and PhD students (coursework and research) who are currently enrolled full-time at Monash including for the period December 2018 to end of February 2019. 

Selection Criteria:

Your application will be reviewed by senior university members and assessed against the following criteria:

  • Quality of covering letter, resume and on-line application including spelling & grammar
  • Relevance of your degree to the project(s) you select
  • Skills, ability, knowledge and experience relevant to the project (s) you apply for
  • Extra - curricular activities (i.e. sports/clubs & societies/memberships)
  • Career goals & ambitions
  • Academic performance
  • Successful completion of group activity
  • Successful interview with industry partner

Please note:

  • Scope for MITI projects are determined by the industry partners, this includes student disciplines and whether they require students at undergraduate, Masters or PhD level.
  • The final selection of the MITI project team will be made by the industry partner.
  • Each industry project will run for 12 weeks over the summer vacation period that is December 2018 through to February 2019 - you must be enrolled as a full time student during this period.
  • If selected you must be available and agree to commit for the entire 12 week period.
Duration:
12 weeks
Max number of recipients:
4
Application process:

A cover letter and current CV are mandatory requirements of the application process.

Your cover letter should state the following information in a clear and concise manner:

  • why this project is of particular interest to you
  • an outline of your experience either through work, study or other interests to support your application
  • what you can contribute as a member of the team

North Western Program Alliance

The North Western Program Alliance comprises of the Level Crossing Removal Authority (LXRA), John Holland (JH), Kellogg, Brown & Root (KBR) and Metro Trains Melbourne (MTM).

NWPA has been awarded the contract to remove the level crossings at Camp Road in Campbellfield (Upfield Line), Skye/Overton Road in Frankston (Frankston Line), the Buckley Street level crossing at Essendon (Upfield Line) and the refurbishment of the Frankston Train Station in Frankston.

NWPA may also have the opportunity to deliver further level crossing removal projects at High Street in Reservoir, Glenroy Road in Glenroy, Moreland Road in Brunswick and Bell Street in Coburg. We are about making transport faster for road users and keeping the community safe by removing some of Melbourne’s most dangerous level crossings.