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Professor Thiru Aravinthan

Professor Thiru Aravinthan
Name Thiru Aravinthan
Position Head of School and Dean (Engineering)
Section School of Engineering
Office Z449
Location Toowoomba Campus
Phone +61 7 4631 1385
Extension 1385
Email
Qualifications BEng Peradeniya , MEng Saitama , PhD Saitama
Languages Japanese (accredited translator)
Tamil (accredited translator)
Executive Support

Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Construction Materials ( 090503 )
  • Structural Engineering ( 090506 )
  • Materials Engineering ( 091200 )
  • Composite and Hybrid Materials ( 091202 )
  • Polymers and Plastics ( 091209 )
  • Interdisciplinary Engineering ( 091500 )
  • Polymers And Plastics ( 401609 )
  • Construction Materials ( 400505 )
  • Composite And Hybrid Materials ( 401602 )
  • Structural Engineering ( 400510 )
  • Materials Engineering ( 401600 )
  • Civil Engineering ( 400500 )
  • Engineering Education ( 401002 )
  • Engineering Practice ( 401003 )
  • Engineering Practice And Education ( 401000 )

Research interests
Composites in civil and structural engineering
Strengthening and repair of existing structures
External post-tensioned bridges and structures
Application of high performance concrete and geopolymer concrete
Development of innovative bridges and related design issues
Engineering Education – innovative learning and teaching using web technologies

Professional memberships
Engineering Executive (EngExec), Engineers Australia
Chartered Professional Engineer (Civil, Structural, Leadership & Management) and Fellow of Engineers Australia
Registered Professional Engineer (Civil Engineering), Oregon State, USA
APEC Engineer, IntPE(Aus) (Civil Engineering, Leadership and Management, Structural Engineering)

Industry affiliations
Fellow, Engineers Australia (EA)
Member, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Member, American Concrete Institute (ACI)
Member, Concrete Institute of Australia (CIA)
Member, Australasian Association of Engineering Education (AaeE)
Member of Council, International Institute for FRP in Construction (IIFC)
Member of Board of Directors, Composite Australia (CA) (2009-2012)

USQ Research affiliations

  • Centre for Future Materials (CFM)

Currently teaching courses/programs
Current courses:
Examiner, ENG4110 - Engineering Research Methodology
Examiner, RES9510 - Confirmation of Candidature (Lab)
Asst Examiner, CIV3506 - Concrete Structures
Moderator, CIV8803 - Mechanics and Technology of Fibre Composites
Moderator, ENG8802 - Advanced Prestressed Concrete

Past involvement:
Examiner, ENG8411/2 - Research Project and Dissertation (Part A & B)
Examiner/Asst Examiner, CIV2605 - Construction Engineering
Asst Examiner, CIV4508 - Structural Design II
Examiner/Facilitator, ENG2102 - Engineering Problem Solving 2
Asst Examiner, CIV2503, Structural Design I
Examiner, CIV3906, Civil Materials Practice
Asst Examiner, CIV3907, Civil System Practice
Asst Examiner, CIV4908, Civil Design Practice

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
20 Years

Teaching experience(Other)
9 Years

Administrative responsibilities
Associate Dean (Research and Research Training) (July 2013 - Sept 2019)
Director, Centre of Excellence in Engineered Fibre Composites (July 2014 - Oct 2016)
Associate Dean (Academic) (Mar 2013- July 2013)
Deputy Associate Dean (Research) (Jun 2011- July 2013)
Head of Agricultural, Civil & Environmental Engineering (Dec 2009-Jun 2011)
Acting Associate Dean (Research) (Jul 2009-Dec 2009)
Deputy Director, Centre of Excellence in Engineered Fibre Composites (Apr 2007-Oct 2007)

Research most recent
Al-saadi, A, Aravinthan, T & Lokuge, W (2018) Structural applications of fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) composite tubes: a review of columns members. Composite Structures, 204. pp. 513-524. ISSN 0263-8223

Ferdous, W, Manalo, A, Aravinthan, T, & Fam, A (2018) Flexural and shear behaviour of layered sandwich beams. Construction and Building Materials, 173. pp. 429-442. ISSN 0950-0618.

Manalo, A, Aravinthan, T, Fam, A, & Benmokrane, B (2017) State-of-the-art review on FRP sandwich systems for lightweight civil infrastructure. Journal of Composites for Construction, 21 (1). pp. 1-16. ISSN 1090-0268.


Research most notable
Patent:
Aravinthan, T., Heldt, T and VanErp, G. (2005). A Strengthening System, international patent for innovative structural strengthening using externally prestressed fibre wraps. (PCT/AU2005/0011581).

Books:
Aravinthan, T, Karunasena, W and Wang, H, eds. (2008) Futures in mechanics of structures and materials., Proc. of 20th Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials (ACMSM20), Taylor & Francis (CRC Press), London, Great Britain. 914 pages.

Journals:
Aravinthan, T & Suntharavadivel TG (2007), Effect of Existing Shear Damage on Externally Post Tensioned Repair of bent Caps ASCE Structural Journal, vol. 133 no. 11, pp. 1662-1669.

Aravinthan, T., Mutsuyoshi, H. and Witchukreangkrai, E., (2005). Flexural Behavior of Two-Span Continuous Prestressed Concrete Girders with Large Eccentric External Tendons, ACI Structural Journal. Vol. 102, No. 3 pp 402-411.

Aravinthan, T. (2004). An Overview of Prestressed Concrete Technology in Australia, Journal of Prestressed Concrete, Japan, JPCEA. Vol. 46, No.1. pp. 34-41. (Invited paper).

Mutsuyoshi, H., Aravinthan, T., Hamada, Y. and Watanabe, M. (2002). Flexural Behavior of PC Girders with Large Eccentric External Tendons, Journal of Materials, Concrete Structures and Pavements, JSCE. Vol. 711, Part 5-56, pp. 15-26.


Publications in ePrints

Emmanuel, K. D. C. and Jeewantha, L. H. J.ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0244-6159 and Herath, H. M. C. M.ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6796-0802 and Epaarachchi, J. A. and Aravinthan, T.ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0691-8296 (2022) Damage onset analysis of optimized shape memory polymer composites during programming into curved shapes. Materialia, 26:101599. pp. 1-11.

Alhawamdeh, Mohammad and Alajarmeh, OmarORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9446-5436 and Aravinthan, ThiruORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0691-8296 and Shelley, TristanORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4812-0285 and Schubel, PeterORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1610-0922 and Mohammed, Ali and Zeng, Xuesen (2022) Design optimisation of hollow box pultruded FRP profiles using mixed integer constrained Genetic algorithm. Composite Structures, 302:116247. pp. 1-21. ISSN 0263-8223

Nguyen, Andy ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8739-8207 and Chianese, Riccardo R. and Gharehbaghi, Vahid R. and Perera, Ruveen and Low, TobiasORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8666-0517 and Aravinthan, ThiruORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0691-8296 and Yu, Yang and Samali, Bijan and Guan, Hong and Khuc, Tung and Le, Thach N. (2022) Robustness of Deep Transfer Learning-Based Crack Detection against Uncertainty in Hyperparameter Tuning and Input Data. In: Recent Advances in Structural Health Monitoring Research in Australia. Civil Engineering and Architecture. Nova Science Publishers, New York, United States, pp. 215-243. ISBN 9781685077419

Al-Fakher, Usama and Manalo, AllanORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0493-433X and Alajarmeh, OmarORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9446-5436 and Aravinthan, ThiruORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0691-8296 and Zhuge, Yan and Bai, Yu and Edoo, Azam (2021) Axial behaviour of precast concrete panels with hollow composite reinforcing systems. Structures, 32. pp. 76-86. ISSN 2352-0124

Ferdous, Wahid ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4473-4722 and Manalo, AllanORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0493-433X and Alajarmeh, Omar S.ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9446-5436 and Zhuge, Yan and Mohammed, Ali A. and Bai, Yu and Aravinthan, ThiruORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0691-8296 and Schubel, PeterORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1610-0922 (2021) Bending and Shear Behaviour of Waste Rubber Concrete-Filled FRP Tubes with External Flanges. Polymers, 13 (15):2500. pp. 1-18.

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Research supervisor in the area of:

  • Construction Materials ( 090503 )
  • Structural Engineering ( 090506 )
  • Composite and Hybrid Materials ( 091202 )
  • Polymers and Plastics ( 091209 )
  • Polymers And Plastics ( 401609 )
  • Construction Materials ( 400505 )
  • Composite And Hybrid Materials ( 401602 )
  • Structural Engineering ( 400510 )
  • Materials Engineering ( 401600 )
  • Civil Engineering ( 400500 )
  • Engineering Education ( 401002 )
  • Engineering Practice ( 401003 )
  • Engineering Practice And Education ( 401000 )


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