Arnaud Castel

Associate Professor
Sch-Civil & Environmental Engi
Contact details:
(+61 2) 9385 5043
(+61 2) 9385 6139

Civil Engineering Building (H20)
Level 7, Room CE708
Kensington Campus

Associate Professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research interest

Durability of construction materials:

  • Steel corrosion in concrete, chemical attacks
  • Service life design of RC-structures in severe environment
  • Self-healing concrete

Low Carbone Concrete Technology

  • Geopolymer concrete, blended cements
  • Manufactured aggregates

Time-dependent behaviour

  • Shrinkage and creep of concrete
  • Restrained shrinkage induced cracking
  • Modelling of the Time-dependent RC-structure serviceability
  • Modelling of Time-dependent steel corrosion process in concrete
  • Modelling of corroding RC-structures performance

Repair and Strengthening using CFRP

  • Failure analysis and modelling of CFRP strengthened beams including reinforcing steel corrosion

Lectures/Courses taught

Concrete technology
Engineering Mechanics
Concrete Structure Analysis and Design
Earthquake engineering


Number currently in lab: 4 PhD students

Student Projects:

Chloride diffusion in geopolymer concrete

Active steel corrosion in concrete

Acid-Sulphate attack in geopolymer concrete

Numerical modelling steel corrosion process in reinforced concrete

Looking for students for projects related to:

Durability of low carbon concrete in severe environments

Time-dependent performance of corroding reinforced concrete structures

Awards, Grants, Patents


Special award for excellence in Civil Engineering research, F.N.T.P. (National Federation of Civil Engineering Corporations), Paris, La DĂ©fense le 14 Mars 2001.


Gianluca Ranzi, Arnaud Castel, Raymond Ian Gilbert, Daniel Dias-da-Costa: Stiffness degradation of concrete members induced by reinforcement corrosion, ARC DP 2014.

Steve Foster, Jay Sanjayan  and Arnaud Castel, Performance based Criteria for Concretes: Creating Pathways for Low Carbon Concrete Manufacture with Existing Standards. CRC for Low Carbon Living.



PhD in Structural Engineering, University of Toulouse, France.
MEngSc in Structural Engineering, University of Toulouse, France.


BA in Engineering Mechanics, University of Toulouse, France.