题目：New Developments in Reinforced Concrete Theory
报告人：Prof. Yufei WU (吴宇飞教授)
Abstract：Reinforced concrete has been invented for about two centenaries and is currently the most widely used structures. The design methods and theories for reinforced concrete are relatively mature and have been widely accepted in both practice and the research community. Through years of teaching and practicing in reinforced concrete, the speaker realized that there exist problems in even most fundamental RC theory which could be further improved. This seminar reports the latest development in RC theory, including 1) three mathematically derived theorems that provide a better understanding in flexural behavior of RC members, and 2) a new shear test method that can identify shear strength components directly from test for the first time. The seminar features research methodology and is suitable for research students.
Biography of Yufei Wu
Yufei Wu is currently a Professor in Infrastructure Engineering and Metro Chair in the School of Engineering at RMIT University in Australia. He received his BSc in 1983 and MSc in 1986 from Zhejiang University, China. He received MEng in 1994 from National University of Singapore and completed his PhD in 2002 from the University of Adelaide, Australia. He has more than ten years of industry working experience in structural engineering as a professional engineer in consulting firms in China, Singapore and Australia and is a chartered professional engineer of New Zealand and Australia (FIEAust, CPEng, NER, MIPENZ). He worked in Shanghai Jiao Tong University from 1989 to 1992 as a lecturer. Before joining RMIT University, he was an Associate Professor in the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering at City University of Hong Kong. His teaching and research involve concrete structures, structural design, composite structures, FRP structures and structural rehabilitation. Professor Wu has published about 200 technical works, including around 100 SCI indexed journal papers with an H index of 29 (Google Scholar). He is the sole or 1st named inventor of numerous new structural technologies with six US patents.