Investigate the Behaviour of Small Road Structures Under Extreme Flood Loadings
||19 February 2020
||10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
||Springfield - B156, or via Zoom
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The severity of flood events in Australia has increased in recent years causing catastrophic failure to small road structures. This research seeks to deduce a structural design process inclusive of implementation to increase floodway structural resilience leading to community resilience during and in the recovery stage of an extreme flood event. Lockyer Valley region is selected as a case study for this research. Utilising non-linear finite element methods, a detailed numerical analysis on the behaviour of five standard engineering floodway types commonly implemented in the Lockyer Valley Region will be undertaken during extreme flood loading. If the opportunity exists, the deduced methodology and findings will be adapted to other small road structures such as culverts.