Shanker Lal Meghwar

Department of Civil and Structural Engineering

Research Student

shankerlal1@sheffield.ac.uk

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Shanker Lal Meghwar
Department of Civil and Structural Engineering
E110
Sir Frederick Mappin Building (Broad Lane Building)
Mappin Street
Sheffield
S1 3JD
Research interests

Research Project: Drying Shrinkage Performance of Industrial Ground Floor Reinforced with Recycled Tyre Steel Fibres

This research aims to investigate the behaviour of industrial ground floors with recycled tyre steel fibres (RTSF) through experimental and numerical modelling, so as to understand the performance of recycled fibres in controlling cracks due to a combination of drying shrinkage and structural loading. This work will help in the design of safer and more sustainable industrial ground floors. The specific objectives of this work are:

1. To identify the critical parameters that affect moisture distribution in FRC and model them using finite element analysis (FEA).

2. To quantify the effect of critical parameters from the laboratory experimental measurements using sensors.

3. To validate the numerical models against experimental data obtained from the literature and laboratory.

4. To develop more reliable design guidelines and LCA for slabs on grade.

Research group

Structural Engineering & Materials