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Professor Allan Manalo

Professor Allan Manalo
Name Allan Manalo
Position Professor (Civil Engineering)
Section School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
Office Z2-111
Location Toowoomba Campus
Phone +61 7 4631 2547
Extension 2547
Qualifications MEng Saitama , PhD USQ

Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Civil Engineering not elsewhere classified ( 090599 )
  • Materials Engineering not elsewhere classified ( 091299 )
  • Structural Engineering ( 400510 )
  • Composite And Hybrid Materials ( 401602 )

Research interests
Engineered composite materials and structures
Composite railway sleepers
Fibre reinforcing bars in concrete structures
Sandwich structures
Structural testing and finite element simulation

Professional memberships
Composites Australia
Engineers Australia
International Institute for FRP in Construction (IIFC)
Concrete Institute of Australia
Australasian Association for Engineering Education
Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers
Association of Structural Engineers of the Philippines

Industry affiliations
Standards Australia BD-108 Committee on “Fibre-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Bars Committee.”
Canadian Standard CAN/CSA S807-10 standards on “Specification for fibre-reinforced polymers.”
Editorial board member - International Journal of Materials Engineering (Dec 2011 – present)
Technical Reviewer: ASCE Journal of Composites for Construction; ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering; International Journal of Mechanical Sciences; Materials and Design; Journal of Composite Materials; Composites Part B: Engineering

USQ Research affiliations

  • Centre for Future Materials (CFM)
  • Institute for Advanced Engineering and Space Sciences (IAESS)

Currently teaching courses/programs
CIV3506 Concrete Structures
CIV8803 Advanced Mechanics and Technology of Fibre Composites
CIV4803 Mechanics and Technology of Fibre Composites
CIV1501 Engineering Statics
ENG8180 Advanced Engineering Studies

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
12 Years

Administrative responsibilities
Coordinator for Research and Research Training, School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
Leader, Civil Composites Research Project Team (RPT)
Chair, Strategic Development Board at the Centre for Future Materials (CFM)
Member, Management Group at CFM

Research most recent
W Ferdous, Y Bai, TD Ngo, A Manalo, P Mendis (2019). “New advancements, challenges and opportunities of multi-storey modular buildings–A state-of-the-art review”, Engineering Structures 183, 883-893.

AA Mohammed, AC Manalo, GB Maranan, Y Zhuge, PV Vijay, J Pettigrew (2019). “Behavior of Damaged Concrete Columns Repaired with Novel FRP Jacket”, Journal of Composites for Construction 23 (3), 04019013

OS AlAjarmeh, AC Manalo, B Benmokrane, W Karunasena, P Mendis (2019). “Axial performance of hollow concrete columns reinforced with GFRP composite bars with different reinforcement ratios”, Composite Structures 213, 153-164.

Research most notable
Manalo, A.C., Aravinthan, T., Karunasena, W. & Islam, M. Flexural behaviour of structural fibre composite sandwich beams in flatwise and edgewise positions. Journal of Composite Structures 2010; 92(4), pp 984-995.

Manalo, A.C., Aravinthan, T., Karunasena, W. and Ticoalu, A. A review on alternative materials for replacement railway sleepers. Composite Structures 2010; 92(3), pp 603-611.

Manalo, A.C., Aravinthan, T., Fam, A., and Benmokrane, B. (2016). State-of-the-art review on FRP sandwich systems for lightweight civil infrastructure." Journal of Composite for Construction 21(1), 10.1061/(ASCE)CC.1943-5614.0000729, 04016068.

Publications in ePrints

Manalo, Allan and Maranan, Ginghis and Benmokrane, Brahim and Cousin, Patrice and Alajarmeh, Omar and Ferdous, WahidORCID: and Liang, Ray and Hota, Gangarao (2021) Comparative durability of GFRP composite reinforcing bars in concrete and in simulated concrete environments. Cement and Concrete Composites, 109:103564. pp. 1-14. ISSN 0958-9465

Mohammed, Ali A. and Manalo, Allan and Ferdous, WahidORCID: and Abousnina, Rajab and Alajarmeh, Omar and Vijay, P.V. and Benmokrane, Brahim (2021) Design considerations for prefabricated composite jackets for structural repair: Parametric investigation and case study. Composite Structures, 261:113288. pp. 1-14. ISSN 0263-8223

Otoom, Omar F. and Lokuge, WeenaORCID: and Karunasena, Warna and Manalo, Allan C. and Ozbakkaloglu, Togay and Thambiratnam, David (2021) Experimental and numerical evaluation of the compression behaviour of GFRP-wrapped infill materials. Case Studies in Construction Materials, 15:e00654.

Ferdous, Wahid ORCID: and Manalo, Allan and Siddique, Rafat and Mendis, Priyan and Zhuge, Yan and Wong, Hong S. and Lokuge, WeenaORCID: and Aravinthan, Thiru and Schubel, Peter (2021) Recycling of landfill wastes (tyres, plastics and glass) in construction – A review on global waste generation, performance, application and future opportunities. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 173:105745. pp. 1-13. ISSN 0921-3449

Ferdous, Wahid ORCID: and Manalo, Allan and Alajarmeh, Omar and Mohammed, Ali A. and Salih, Choman and Yu, Peng and Mehrinejad Khotbehsara, Mojdeh and Schubel, Peter (2021) Static behaviour of glass fibre reinforced novel composite sleepers for mainline railway track. Engineering Structures, 229:111627. pp. 1-11. ISSN 0141-0296

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Approved research supervisor in the area of:

  • Civil Engineering not elsewhere classified ( 090599 )
  • Materials Engineering not elsewhere classified ( 091299 )
  • Structural Engineering ( 400510 )
  • Composite And Hybrid Materials ( 401602 )