Phillip Visintin

Associate Professor Phillip Visintin

Associate Professor

School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering

Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences


Research Aims

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; and to
  • Predict the shear capacity of RC and PC beams and columns.

This fundamental research has led to the development of analysis procedures not only applicable to conventional RC and PC but also to:

  • Concrete with fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) reinforcement;
  • FRP plated and wrapped beams and columns;
  • FRP reinforced clay brick masonry;
  • Fibre reinforced and Ultra-High Performance Concrete (UHPC);
  • Geopolymer concrete;

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.
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  • Appointments

    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
  • Education

    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)
  • Research Interests

National Competitive Research Grants

Date Project Investigators Funding Body Amount
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

Date Project Investigators Funding Body Amount
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

Date Project Investigators Funding Body
2018 Manufacture 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

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/

Courses Taught

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/

 

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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    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
    2018 Co-Supervisor Next generation multifunctional structural panels Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Ziyang Weng
    2018 Co-Supervisor Tension Stiffening and Tensile Creep Behaviour of UHPFRC for Long Term Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Mohammad Momeen Ul Islam
    2018 Co-Supervisor Numerical and Experimental Investigation of Creep of Fibre-Reinforced Concrete Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Iftekhair Ibnul Bashar
    2017 Principal Supervisor Mechanics Based Analysis Methods for Emergent Concrete Technologies Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Alexander Bonaparte Sturm
    2016 Co-Supervisor Stimulating flexural strength and ductility of ultra-high performance beam Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Tianyu Xie
    2015 Principal Supervisor Shear Behaviour of Fibre Reinforced Concrete Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Xinkai Hao
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2016 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Degradation Phenomenon of Cementitious Materials under Sulphuric Acid Attack Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Lei Gu
    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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  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2015 - ongoing Member Concrete Institute of Australia (SA Branch)
  • Editorial Boards

    Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country
    2015 - ongoing Associate Editor Australian Journal of Civil Engineering
  • Position: Associate Professor
  • Phone: 83133710
  • Email: phillip.visintin@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 4359
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Engineering North, floor N2
  • Room: N2 39
  • Org Unit: School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering

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