The MAterials and STructures (MAST) Research Group explores many aspects of structural, mechanical, marine, composites and civil engineering.
Our five principal foci
Recent and ongoing research areas
- durability in the marine environment
- marine renewable energy (MRE) devices
- naval architecture
- structural fire safety of offshore platforms
- fatigue mechanism of reinforced concrete in marine applications
- design and optimisation of connections in marine structures.
- composites manufacturing, especially resin infusion processes
- engineered nanomaterials and nanotechnology applications
- marine composites
- materials characterisation by destructive and non-destructive techniques
- medical implants and biomaterials Multi-phase modelling of biomaterials
- numerical modelling and optimisation techniques for stress, heat and moisture transport
- smart materials and intelligent structures
- sustainable composites, including life cycle assessment (LCA) and waste management.
- thin films and nano-coatings.
Civil and Structural engineering
- durability of concrete structures
- sustainable homes for developing countries
- dynamic testing and analysis of full-scale and model structures
- reliability analysis of thin-walled stainless steel members
- geopolymer concrete
- properties of cement mortar/concrete with Graphene Oxide
- fire safety engineering design of structures
- concentrated solar power technology
- ground improvement and soil-structure interaction.
- residual stresses in components and structures
- fatigue design and life prediction
- fatigue and fracture of surface coated engineering materials
- elevated temperature fatigue.