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Research interests

Bhavna is interested in the use of sustainable construction materials in design and engineering. She uses an interdisciplinary approach to investigate and develop natural materials, such as bamboo, for structural use. Areas of research include structural and small scale experimental testing, modelling and design. Through a multi scale approach, her research forms the basis for non-conventional materials to be utilised and accepted in design and engineering practice.

Education / Academic qualification

Civil and Environmental Engineering, Doctor of Philosophy, University of Pittsburgh

20062010

Civil and Environmental Engineering, Master in Science, University of Hawaii

20042006

Art History, Master of Arts, University at Buffalo State University of New York

20022003

Architecture, Bachelor of Arts, University at Buffalo State University of New York

19972001

Keywords

  • TH Building construction
  • TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
  • NA Architecture

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Projects 2016 2018

Research Output 2010 2017

Form-Fitting Strategies for Diversity-Tolerant Design

Bukauskas, A., Shepherd, P., Walker, P., Sharma, B. & Bregula, J. 25 Sep 2017

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Bins
Timber
Structural design
Geometry
Steel
2 Citations

Mechanical characterisation of structural laminated bamboo

Sharma, B., Bauer, H., Schickhofer, G. & Ramage, M. H. Apr 2017 In : Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers-Structures and Buildings. 170, 4, p. 250-264 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Bamboo
Timber
Mechanical properties
Structural properties
Carbon

Thermal relaxation of laminated bamboo for folded shells

Ramage, M. H., Sharma, B., Shah, D. & Reynolds, T. Oct 2017 In : Materials & Design. 132, 2017, p. 582-589 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Bamboo
Heating
Natural fibers
Innovation
Plastics
2 Citations

Dowelled structural connections in laminated bamboo and timber

Reynolds, T., Sharma, B., Harries, K. A. & Ramage, M. H. 7 Jan 2016 In : Composites Part B - Engineering. 90, p. 232-240

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Bamboo
Timber
Steel
Tensile strain
Strain measurement

Improving the sustainability of concrete

Sharma, B. & Orr, J. 22 Jun 2016

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Sustainable development
Raw materials
Developing countries
Cements
Innovation