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Dr Laurie Clough

Teaching Fellow

Laurie Clough
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Biography

I am a Teaching Fellow in Design and Engineering at the University of Portsmouth. I work in the School of Civil Engineering and Surveying and in the School of Engineering.

Prior to my current position I worked for Arup as a Graduate Structural Engineer, Alan Wood & Partners as an Engineer, and Avize as a Principal Engineer.

I spent three years (2012-15) undertaking a PhD in blast effects on steel structures at the University of Southampton.

Research Interests

Blast:

Blast interaction with buildings

Structural response to blast loading & static loading

Explosive fireball gauging

Fire / Thermal:

Explosive thermal loading

Thermo-mechanical response of structures under fire /thermal loading

Fire damage on cladding panels

Synergistic Response to Thermal and Blast Loading:

Combined response of strucutures to thermal and blast load

Steel material response to combined high strain, strain rate and thermal loading

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