Confirmation seminar presented by Yuyu Wang

The design and detailing of steel structures is a complex and iterative process. Available design support tools (design tables, parametric calculators, and commercial software) each have certain limitations, including inflexibility, inextensibility, high cost, or low reliability.

An accurate cost estimation can support better design decision-making in early design stages to achieve cost-effective design solutions. However, cost is typically only estimated based on member weight due to limited design information. The improved process-based cost estimation for total project (material, fabrication, erection) can be conducted at detailed design stage based on connection design information. However, such approaches need to be generalised and simplified to make them suitable for use by practicing engineers.

This study aims to develop a novel database for steel connection design, incorporating best-practice data management, data verification, and fabrication-based cost estimation methodologies.

Room: 78-421 or Zoom


About Confirmation Seminars

The purpose of the confirmation milestone is to ensure that the candidate receives appropriate feedback in relation to the viability and progress of the thesis project and that the resources required to complete the program of research within the recommended timeframe are available. It is also an opportunity to ensure that the candidate has demonstrated the capacity and capability to successfully complete the thesis in a timely manner.


Room: 78-421 or Zoom