Prof Hans Beushausen

Position:

  • Professor
  • Director of Postgraduate Studies: Department of Civil Engineering
  • Director of CoMSIRU

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Qualifications:

  • PhD (UCT)
  • MSc (UCT)
  • Dipl.-Ing. (HAW)

Professional Affiliations: 

  • RILEM (International Union of Laboratories and Experts in Construction Materials, Systems and Structures); regional convener for sub-Saharan Africa and member of several technical committees
  • fib (International Federation for Structural Concrete); head of the national member group South Africa and member of several task groups
  • Concrete Society of Southern Africa (CSSA)
  • Editor of the technical journal Concrete Plant International

Undergraduate Teaching

  • CIV1006S (Building Science)
  • CIV2042F (Construction Materials)
  • CIV3049S (Structural Design I)
  • CIV4045F (Structural Design II)

Postgraduate Teaching: 

  • CIV5002Z (Structural Concrete Properties and Practice)
  • CIV5138Z (Deterioration and Condition Assessment of Concrete Structures)
  • CIV5139Z (Repair and Rehabilitation of Concrete Structures)

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Research Interests:

  • Durability of reinforced concrete structures, i.e. material aspects and durability testing, service life modelling, design and specification, reinforcement corrosion initiation and propagation
  • Performance assessment of concrete structures
  • Repair systems for concrete structures damaged by reinforcement corrosion
  • Bonded concrete overlays, i.e. bond strength issues, stresses due to differential volume changes, specification and performance of concrete patch repair systems
  • Innovative concrete materials
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