Steel-concrete composite structural systems for buildings

Wed 1 Mar 2023 12:00pm1:00pm


University of Queensland, St Lucia
50-N201 (Hawken Engineering Building)

Composite steel-concrete structures have been widely used in buildings, bridges, and other infrastructure due to offering benefits in terms of construction and performance compared to the conventional steel and reinforced concrete (RC) counterparts. This presentation will summary the latest research and developments of composite structural systems used in multi-storey buildings. They include composite columns in the form of concrete-filled steel tubular (CFST) sections, composite shear walls, and composite joints (i.e., beam-to-column joints, beam-to-wall joints, and inter-module joints for modular buildings) as illustrated in the figure below. The presentation will cover experimental testing, numerical modelling, and design code development (e.g., Section 5 - Design of Composite Joints of the AS/NZS 2327 (Australian and New Zealand standard for composite structures in buildings).

Dr Tai Thai is an ARC Future Fellow and Associate Professor of Structural Engineering in the Department of Infrastructure Engineering, The University of Melbourne. He is one of the rare researchers in structural engineering who receives both prestigious DECRA (Discovery Early Career Researcher Award) and Future Fellowships from the Australian Research Council (ARC) for early and mid-career researchers. He is also Chief Editor for Shock and Vibration journal, and a member of Standards Australia Committees BD23 (structural steel) and BD32 (composite structures). Much of his research has been funded by the ARC to develop structural systems and computational tools for advanced analysis and design of steel and composite structures. He has published over 150 refereed articles with over 90% of them appearing in Q1 journals. His research is also highly cited with over 10,700 citations and h-index of 58 from Google Scholar.