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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 )

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

Alajarmeh, O. S. and Manalo, A. C. and Benmokrane, B. and Karunasena, W. and Ferdous, W.ORCID: and Mendis, P. (2020) A New Design-Oriented Model of Glass Fiber-Reinforced Polymer-Reinforced Hollow Concrete Columns. ACI Structural Journal, 117 (2):117-S36. pp. 141-156. ISSN 0889-3241

Mehrinejad Khotbehsara, Mojdeh and Manalo, Allan and Aravinthan, Thiru and Ferdous, WahidORCID: and Nguyen, Kate T.Q. and Gangarao, Hota (2020) Ageing of particulate-filled epoxy resin under hygrothermal conditions. Construction and Building Materials, 249:118846. pp. 1-14. ISSN 0950-0618

Alajarmeh, Omar and Manalo, Allan and Benmokrane, Brahim and Ferdous, WahidORCID: and Mohammed, Ali and Abousnina, Rajab and Elchalakani, Mohamed and Edoo, Azam (2020) Behavior of circular concrete columns reinforced with hollow composite sections and GFRP bars. Marine Structures, 72:102785. pp. 1-17. ISSN 0951-8339

Alajarmeh, Omar S. and Manalo, Allan C. and Benmokrane, Brahim and Karunasena, Warna and Mendis, Priyan (2020) Effect of spiral spacing and concrete strength on behavior of GFRP-reinforced hollow concrete columns. Journal of Composites for Construction, 24 (1 - Article 04019054). pp. 1-14. ISSN 1090-0268

Mohammed, Ali A. and Manalo, Allan C. and Maranan, Ginghis B. and Muttashar, Majid and Zhuge, Yan and Vijay, P. V. and Pettigrew, John (2020) Effectiveness of a novel composite jacket in repairing damaged reinforced concrete structures subject to flexural loads. Composite Structures, 233 (Article 111634). ISSN 0263-8223

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