School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences
Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD, but is currently at capacity - email supervisor to discuss availability.
- My Research
- Grants and Funding
- Professional Activities
The major focus of my research is to develop new design approaches for reinforced concrete (RC) which are based on fundamental mechanics principles and are therefore widely applicable to not only conventional RC but also to new cementitious materials as well as to masonry. My research has primarily focused on the development of models to:
- Predict the flexural strength and ductility of RC and prestressed concrete (PC) beams and columns;
- Predict the immediate and time dependent deflection of RC and PC
- Predict the shear capacity of RC and PC beams and columns; and to
- Incorporate the influences of repeated loading and durability into analysis techniques.
This fundamental research has led to the development of analysis procedures not only applicable to conventional RC and PC but also to:
- Fibre reinforced and Ultra-High Performance Concrete (UHPC);
- Geopolymer concrete;
- Concrete with fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) reinforcement;
- FRP plated and wrapped beams and columns;
- FRP reinforced clay brick masonry;
In addition to developing analysis procedures I actively research the development of new cementitious materials, particular areas of interest include:
- The manufacture of UHPC using conventional materials and methods;
- The manufacture of geopolymer concrete using locally available fly ash and slags;
- The manufacture of concretes using waste materials.
A particular area of interest relating to the development of new materials is detailed life-cycle assessment and the development of design approaches that incorporate sustainability.
I am currently looking for PhD candidates to work on topics related to:
- developing analysis/design techniques for ultra-high performance fibre reinforced concrete at the serviceability and ultimate limit state.
- Developing material models and analysis techniques for the time dependent and durability properties of fibre reinforced concretes of all strengths.
- Applying concepts of circular economy to structural engineering with a focus on both materials development (geopolymer or concretes containing waste materials) and structural design.
Date Position Institution name 2019 Associate Professor The University of Adelaide 2016 - 2018 Senior Lecturer The University of Adelaide 2013 - 2015 Lecturer The University of Adelaide 2012 - 2013 Research Associate The University of Adelaide
Awards and Achievements
Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount 2014 Award Frederick Palmer Prize — — —
Date Institution name Country Title 2009 - 2012 The University of Adelaide Australia PhD in Civil Engineeing (Structural Engineering) 2005 - 2008 The University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Structural)
Year Citation 2013 Oehlers, D., & Visintin, P. (2013). New model set to revolutionise the design and development of reinforced-concrete structures. Poster session presented at the meeting of Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Civil Engineering. ICE PUBLISHING.
Year Citation 2016 Leonard, M., Bennett, B., Thyer, M., Marchi, A., Guo, D., Visintin, P., & Wright, D. (2016). Algorithmik Apps, http://www.algorithmik.org.au/ [Computer Software]. — Leonard, M., Bennett, B., Thyer, M., Marchi, A., Visintin, P., Wright, D., & Guo, D. (n.d.). Algorithmik Apps [Computer Software].
National Competitive Research Grants
|2019-2021||Next Generation Transport Infrastructure using Ultra High Performance Materials||Visintin, P. & Oehlers, D.J.||ARC Discovery||$170,000|
|2019-2021||Improved Seismic Resilience Against Life-Safety Hazard of Masonry Buildings||Griffith, M.C., Visintin, P., Sheikh, A.H., Ingham, J.||ARC Discovery||$320,000|
|2014-2016||A New Generic Approach for Assessing Blast Effects on Reinforced Concrete Members||Wu, C & Visintin, P.||ARC Discovery||$370 000|
|2014-2016||FRP retrofitted brick masonry buildings – are they reliable over the long term?||Griffith, M.C. & Visintin, P.||ARC Discovery||$241,000|
Other Competitive Research Grants
|2016-2017||Simulating the Mechanics of Ultra-High Performance Fibre reinforced Concrete for Rapid Low Cost Material Development||Visintin, P.||Asian Office Aerospace Research and Development||$131,000|
|2013-2016||The Deveopment of Geopolymer Concrete Using Local Waste Materials||Visintin, P.||SA Premier's Research and Industry Fund - Catalyst Grant||$45,000|
Industry Funded Research
|2018-2019||Manufacture and durability of stabilised clay bricks.||Visintin, P.||Hanson Construction Materials|
|2014-2016||Ultra high performance concrete - characterising performance based on ingredient properties, predicting structural component behaviour and computational modelling and determining response to ballistic and blast loading.||Griffith, M.C., Visintin, P., Ali, M.M.S., Sheikh, A.H.||Defence Science and Technology Organisation|
|2014||Geopolymer Concrete - Mix Specification and Testing Using Lead Smelter Slag||Visintin, P. & Ali, M.M.S.||Zero Waste South Australia|
|2013||Geopolymer Concrete - Mix Specification and Testing||Visintin, P. & Ali, M.M.S.||SA Department for Planning, Transport and Infrastructure|
|2013||Ultra High Performance Material Development||Griffith, M.C., Visintin, P., Ali, M.M.S., Sheikh, A.H.||Defence Science and Technology Organisation|
Courses Developed and Taught
|Date||Course Title||Course Level||URL|
|2013-||Reinforced Concrete Design||Third Year/Masters||http://www.adelaide.edu.au/course-outlines/004967/1/sem-2/|
|2017-||Structural Design Practice||Final Year||https://www.adelaide.edu.au/course-outlines/108794/1/sem-1/2017/|
|2017||Design of Steel Concrete Composites||Final Year/Masters|
|2019||Introduction to Infrastructure||First Year||
|Date||Course Title||Course Level||URL|
|2014-2016||Structural Engineering Design||Second Year||http://www.adelaide.edu.au/course-outlines/104401/1/sem-2/|
|2013||Strength of Materials||Second Year||http://www.adelaide.edu.au/course-outlines/008077/1/sem-1/|
|2013-2014||Construction Management & Surveying||Second Year||http://www.adelaide.edu.au/course-outlines/104396/1/sem-2/|
|2017-2018||Introduction to Civil Engineering||First Year|
Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2021 Principal Supervisor Transitioning the concrete industry from a recycling economy to a circular economy Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Lloyd Douglas Dadd 2020 Principal Supervisor Optimization of Structures Considering Environmental Sustainability Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Vahid Shobeiri 2020 Principal Supervisor Next Generation Steel Concrete Composite Structures Utilising Ultra-High Strength Fibre Reinforced Concrete and High Strength Steel Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Sirui Chen 2020 Co-Supervisor Structural Fuses for Safer and More Economical Bridge Construction Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Xin Wang 2020 Co-Supervisor Lunar Base Design and Construction Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr John Culton 2019 Co-Supervisor Modelling of Masonry Wall Under Seismic Load Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Yu Nie 2019 Co-Supervisor Shrinkage of Cementitious Materials Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Ming Sun 2019 Co-Supervisor Improved Seismic Resilience Against Life-Safety Hazards of Masonry Buildings Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Chris Burton 2019 Principal Supervisor Development on Ultra High Performance Concrete Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Barbara Daniela Giorgini Sepulveda 2019 Principal Supervisor Sintering and laser-processing of lunar regolith for the manufacture of lunar-base building materials Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Kevin Farries 2018 Co-Supervisor Next generation multifunctional structural panels Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Ziyang Weng 2018 Co-Supervisor Numerical and Experimental Investigation of Creep of Fibre-Reinforced Concrete Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Iftekhair Ibnul Bashar
Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2018 - 2019 Co-Supervisor Investigation of tensile creep and tension stiffening behaviour for Ultra-High-Performance Fiber Reinforced Concrete (UHPFRC) Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Mohammad Momeen Ul Islam 2017 - 2020 Principal Supervisor Mechanics-Based Approaches for the Flexural and Shear Behaviour of Ultra-High Performance Fibre Reinforced Concrete Beams Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Alexander Bonaparte Sturm 2016 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Degradation Phenomenon of Cementitious Materials under Sulphuric Acid Attack Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Lei Gu 2016 - 2019 Co-Supervisor Behaviour of High- and Ultra-High Performance Fibre Reinforced Concrete Flexural Members Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Tianyu Xie 2015 - 2020 Principal Supervisor Mechanical Simulation of the Passive Confinement of Reinforced Concrete for Design Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Xinkai Hao 2013 - 2016 Co-Supervisor Time Dependent Flexural Analysis of Reinforced Concrete Members Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Noor Md. Sadiqul Hasan 2013 - 2017 Co-Supervisor Mechanical, Durability and Structural Evaluation of Geopolymer Concretes Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Mohammad Faisal A Albitar 2012 - 2016 Co-Supervisor The Manufacture and Compressive Ductility of Ultra-High Performance Fibre Reinforced Concrete Utilising Conventional Materials Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Md Habibur Rahman Sobuz 2012 - 2014 Co-Supervisor A Generic Mechanics Approach for Predicting Shear Strength of Reinforced Concrete Beams Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Tao Zhang 2012 - 2015 Co-Supervisor Quantifying the Compressive Ductility of Concrete in RC Members through Shear Friction Mechanics Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Yongjian Chen 2012 - 2014 Co-Supervisor New dynamic analysis techniques for structural members subjected to blast loads Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Jonathon Dragos 2012 - 2014 Co-Supervisor The Generic Simulation of Reinforced Concrete Beams with Prestressing and External Reinforcement Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Daniel Lachlan Knight 2012 - 2016 Co-Supervisor Blast Analysis of Normal Concrete, High Strength Concrete and Ultra-High Performance Concrete Members Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Juechun Xu 2012 - 2016 Co-Supervisor A Mechanics Simulation of the Influence of Reinforcement Corrosion on RC Beam Behaviour Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Qian Feng
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