18 August: "Smart Structures" lab inspection and dinner with talks

  • 18 Aug 2016
  • 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • 453 Burwood Rd Hawthorn, followed by Auburn Hotel, corner Auburn Rd and Victoria Rd, Hawthorn, next to Auburn Station. Free parking after 6 pm - car park on north side of the hotel.
A 5:30 presentation at Swinburne University's Smart Structures Lab (Hawthorn campus), where forensic engineers will demonstrate their state-of-the-art test equipment.  More details about the facility are HERE.  We then repair to the nearby Auburn Hotel (a short walk) for 6:30 drinks, then 7:00 dinner with talks from our hosts:
  • Professor Emad Gad, Acting Dean of  the School of Engineering & Chair of Department of Civil and Construction Engineering, on Damage Detection in Timber Power Poles.
  • Dr Javad Hashemi, Deputy Director, Smart Structures Laboratory (Structural and Earthquake Engineering) on State of the art Testing Techniques for Assessing in Planning or in-Use Structures (e.g. Buildings/Bridges/Vehicles) and Predicting Failure Modes. 

5:30 pm: meet at 453 Burwood Rd for the guided tour of the Smart Structures Laboratory.  Access is on the north side of Burwood Rd, about halfway between Launder St and St Columbs St (on opposite side of the road).

You can book here now.  Your booking includes dinner and drinks, and (of course) access to the lab beforehand.


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