Arnaud Castel

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

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

Students

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

Awards

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.

Grants

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.

Education

PhD/postgraduate

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

Undergraduate

BA in Engineering Mechanics, University of Toulouse, France.