Final year Civil Engineering student in the Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, Maryam Khan, has won the 2017 Concrete Institute Rising Stars Award with her project titled “Experimental Investigation of Self-Compacting Rubberized Concrete Exposed to Fire”.
The award recognises a student for their hard work during the year and an outstanding project, presented by the President of the Concrete Institute of Australia WA Branch. Maryam investigated the fresh and mechanical properties of Self-Compacting Rubberized Concrete (SCRC) with testing at elevated temperatures up to 900oC.
“This award was very competitive between UWA and Curtin and Maryam’s project was highly recommended by all industrial companies,” said project supervisor Dr Farhad Aslani.
“Although substantial research has been found on the properties of SCRC, there is not enough research on SCRC exposed to fire which is vital for reinforced concrete designing in Australia and worldwide. Maryam’s experimental investigation aims to establish an initial study into SCRC exposed to high temperatures using materials sourced locally in Australia,” said Dr Aslani.
Further high quality UWA projects will be presented in the 2018 competition.
Lauren Humfrey (UWA Faculty of Engineering Mathematical Sciences) (+61 8) 6488 2260