Our research focusses on developing a deeper understanding of the mechanical behaviour of structures and materials under a variety of environmental conditions and loadings, so that they can be applied optimally to the solution of practical engineering problems. Our specific research themes include:

Structural engineering: involving analysis of non-linear geometries, materials and connections and thin-wall structures.
Numerical methods: including displacement and equilibrium finite elements, meshfree methods and FEM-based methods such as SFEM, XFEM and Isogeometric FEM.
Dynamics: focussing on dynamic analysis and control of structures under wind and seismic loadings.
Geotechnics: addressing behaviour of the ground, interactions between structures and their foundation by means of computational methods.
These areas of research are carried out collaboratively with many national and international groups and scientists. Our research outcomes are published in the leading journals and presented at national and international conferences.