Research Topic – Structure and Materials

Updated : 27/01/2014

From 1996 toward 2006, 44 long-term grant research projects were carried out with an allocation of 8 million. RM1.0 million is allocated for short term research projects handled by the staffs of the department.

Current researches conducted by the academic staff in the department are:

Structures and materials:

  1. Development Of Construction Noise Prediction Software Based Upon The Stochastic Modelling Approaches
  2. Analysis Of Reinforced Concrete Columns With Embedded Pipes
  3. Analysis, Design and Experiment on Trapezoid Web Section
  4. Assessment of Potential Alkali Aggregate Reaction (AAR) of Granite Aggregate in Johor
  5. Behaviour of Precast Wall Connection
  6. Behaviour of Precast Concrete Structures with Semi-Rigid Connections
  7. Behaviour of Strengthened Timber Beam Using Fibre Reinforced Polimer (FRP)
  8. Characterisation and Effects of the Effective Micro-organics (EM) and Industrial Waste (IW) Materials as a Partial Mixture of Concrete
  9. Characterization of Natural Fiber Polymer Composites for Structural Elements
  10. Characterization of Partial Strength Bolted Beam-column Connection in Cold-formed Steel
  11. Corrosion Inhibitor of Steel Reinforcement in Concrete
  12. Damage Detection Based on Artificial Neural Network for Seismic Health monitoring of Concrete Shear Wall Buildings
  13. Development and Manipulation of Wastepaper Material Into Construction Materials
  14. Development of Porous Concrete Properties and Applications
  15. Development of Probabilistic and External Corrosion Growth Models for pipeline
  16. Deviation of Attenuation Equations for Distant Earthquake Suitable for Malaysia
  17. Earthquake Structure Defusion of RASHT city based onperformance design, Static and Dynamic Nonliner Analysis
  18. Effect of Different Composition Properties of Concrete on the Results of Non-Destructive Tests
  19. Experimental Study on High Density Polyethylene Rice Husk Biocomposites for Structural Systems
  20. Exploring a New Concept of Producing High Strength High Performance Lightweight Concrete
  21. Fundamental Bonding Characteristic of Thermoplastic Rasin as Adhesive for the CFRP-Concrete Strengthening System
  22. Fundamental Study on the Extreme Growth Behaviour of External Corrosion Pit in Burried Gas Pipelines (Malaysian Transmission Lines)
  23. High Performance POFA Concrete for Corrosion and Chemical Attack Protection
  24. Homogenized Formulation of Curved Beam for Triaxial Weave Fabric Composite Model
  25. Integrating Surface Models and Photogrammetric Digital Image Correlation in Determining Displacement and Strain Measurements in Experimental Mechanics
  26. Intelligent Seismic Monitoring and Analysis System for Bridge Structurr using Modified Genetic Algorithm and Artificial Neural Network
  27. Investigation of Strength and Durability of Varieties of Malaysian Timbers
  28. Investigation on the Behaviour of Polymer-Modified Latex Concrete
  29. Investigation on the Mechanical and Bonding Behaviour of Asphaltic Concrete as a New Structural Material
  30. Meshfree Formulation of Composite Beams Interfacial Stresses
  31. Modeling the External Growth of Corrosion on Buried Gas Pipelines (Malaysia Kerteh-Segamat Line)
  32. Nonlinear Finite Element and Experimental Analysis of a Precast Concrete Beam to Column Connection in Industrialised Building System
  33. Optimization of Recycled Steel Fibres with Self Compacting Concrete
  34. Optimization of the Slab on Bulb Tee Girders in Bridges
  35. Partial Interaction Theory of Composite Beams Based on Stationary Principle of Potential Energy
  36. Partial Interface Interaction of Precast Slab with Concrete Topping
  37. Performance of Horizontal Connections in Precast Concrete Wall Panels Under Shear Loads
  38. Software Development of Executive Information System (EIS) for the maintenance reporting system at UTM
  39. Statistical Modelling of Corrosion Growth Behaviour in Liquid Containment Structures
  40. Statistical Modelling of Corrosion Growth in Marine Environment
  41. Strength Performance and Durability of Palm Oil Fuel Ash Geopolymer Cencrete
  42. Structural Behaviour of Cold Formed Steel Portal Frame with Rigid Connection
  43. Structural Damage Identification Using Vibration Parameters
  44. Structural Development of Lightweight Foam Concrete Panel as an Industrialised Building System
  45. Study of Noise from Construction Site
  46. Study on the Properties of Palm Oil Fiber
  47. Study Uncertainties in Vibration Based Damage Detection for Reinforced Concrete Bridge
  48. Theoritical Model for Damage and Vibration Response in Concrete Bridges
  49. Thermal Buckling of Triaxial Weave Fabric Composites Precast Slab with Concrete Topping
  50. Characterization of Natural Fiber Polymer Composites for Structural Elements
  51. Performance of Bio Composites under The Tropical Climate
  52. Structural Damage Detection using Vibration Measurement Technique

 Construction Management and Technology:

  1. A Methodoligical Analysis of Demolition Works in Malaysia
  2. A Study On The Critical Success Factors for Delivering Reconstruction Projects of Infrastructure in Aceh, Indonesia
  3. Construction Risk Management for Siesmic Rehabilitation of Road Transportion Network
  4. Development of Built Asset (Building) Maintenance Model For Higher Education Institutions in Malaysia
  5. Development Operating System and Web Base Tool to Evaluate Contractors Performance
  6. Expert and Smart Construction Quality Management System
  7. Expert System of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)-A Proactive Approach of Decision Making in Contract Administration
  8. Export of Skill by Foreign Labor in Construction Industry
  9. Framework for Life Cycle of Building Construction Materials
  10. Intelligent Amphibious Houses for Flood Vulnerability Reduction in Flood Plain Area in Tropical Climate
  11. Lean Principles in Rapid Construction Project Delivery
  12. Quantitative Safety Assessment Model for IBS Construction
  13. Risk Management in Construction Projects-Case Studies at Engineering Services of Ministry of Defence in the Sultanate of Omar
  14. Studies on the Scoring Method for Sustainable Building in Malaysia
  15. Study On The Critical Success Factors for Delivering Reconstruction Projects of Infrastructure in Aceh, Indonesia
  16. Sustainability Elements in IBS System Formworks
  17. Sustainable Supply Chain for Industrial Building System
  18. Sustaining Challenges in Technical and Vocational Education System Through Outcome-Based Approach