• Source: Scopus
  • Calculated based on number of publications stored in Pure and citations from Scopus
20042020

Research activity per year

If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

Personal profile

Biography

Alfred's principal research interests, in respect of which has led to authoring/co-authoring of several papers/reports, lie in the areas of structural testing, numerical modelling and the development of design guidance for FRP structures, developing methods for designing with linear and non-linear materials.

His key research revolves around the development, implementation and applications of novel structural systems and connections, particularly with open and closed sections of PFRP.

Recent research work includes the development of wholly-FRP jointing systems and truss frames. The work was undertaken in collaboration with Startlink Systems Ltd., and the University of Warwick, a project funded by Innovate UK.

Alfred has supervised some 125 research project students at UG and PG/MSc levels. He is currently, co-supervising 3 PhD research projects on the development of novel structural systems using advanced FRP composites:  

• Development of lightweight hybrid floor systems with FRP superstructural elements (PhD Thesis submitted)

• Development of pultruded FRP composite columns (PhD Thesis near completion)

• The Performance of FRP Micro-Structures around Openings, Holes and Corners (Candidate at the intermediate stage of research).

Alfred is developing several advanced level research proposals including:  Development and optimisation of novel pultruded Fibre Reinforced Polymer (FRP) cellular–concrete hybrid beam

Alfred is actively involved in the Institution of Structural Engineers and have previously been Senior Vice-Chair of the IStructE Midlands Regional Group. He is currently a Member of the Academic Qualification Panel of the Institution.

Alfred chairs the Governing Body of Warwickshire Local Authority Maintained School. School governing boards provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools, with three key functions: overseeing the financial performance of schools and making sure its money is well spent - holding headteachers to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils. 

He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK.

 

Research Interests

The team research focuses on the development of modern construction methodologies using low impact material Fibre Reinforced Polymer (FRP) hybrid systems. FRP structural systems continue to prove to be an efficient and durable alternative to conventional steel and concrete. The primary profile material is manufactured economically by pultrusion.

Ongoing FRP research focuses on key primary areas such as material property characterisation, jointed systems, structural component design, and advanced FRP frames systems.

 Below outlines thematic areas of my research:

  • Pultruded FRP structural novel joint systems, advanced frames and their integrity
  • Hybrid jointing systems combining FRP, timber, concrete and metallic elements;
  • Development of novel PFRP-reinforced concrete structural systems, acting compositely;
  • Sustainable bonded-in FRP rod jointing systems for timber, concrete elements;
  • Durability of FRP composites looking at ‘accelerated’ aging/hygrothermal effects;
  • PFRP in space and reciprocally framed structures and integrity systems;
  • The behaviour of FRP structural systems at elevated temperature.

Recent research projects include the development of novel structural systems using advanced FRP composites:

  • Development of pultruded FRP composite columns
  • Development of lightweight hybrid floor systems with FRP superstructural elements
  • The Performance of FRP Micro-Structures around Openings, Holes and Corners.

 

 

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics where Alfred Gand is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.
  • 1 Similar Profiles

Network

Recent external collaboration on country/territory level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots or