Dr Vinh Dao

Lecturer

School of Civil Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
v.dao@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 54162

Overview

Qualifications:

  • 2015-2016: Graduate Certificate in Higher Education, The University of Queensland, Australia.
  • 2003-2007: PhD (Civil Engineering), The University of Queensland, Australia.
  • 2002-2003: M.Eng (Civil Engineering), The University of Queensland, Australia.
  • 1994-1999: B.Eng (Civil Engineering), The University of Danang, Vietnam.

Before joining the University of Queensland early 2009 as a lecturer in civil engineering, he was a lecturer at James Cook University and the University of Danang.

Vinh's research interests are in the broad areas of structural engineering and fundamental behaviour of concrete/structures.The focus of Vinh's research has been on connecting materials behaviour to structural response of concrete in order to address major issues facing construction industry; with current emphasis on performance of concrete at early ages and at elevated temperatures.

Currently, Vinh is the Chairman of the Editorial Committee for Concrete in Australia Journal and an elected National Councillor of the Concrete Institute of Australia. Vinh has also been a reviewer for ARC and several leading national and international journals and was the Technical Chair for the 26th Biennial Concrete Institute of Australia’s Conference in 2013. In 2012, he was invited to present a National Seminar Series on “Early-age cracking in concrete structures” in capital cities around Australia.

Vinh has been lecturing in the areas of structural mechanics, reinforced and prestressed concrete design, concrete technology, and advanced structural engineering. He has received a few nominations for the most effective lecturer from UQ-EAIT Dean’s commendation students and was profiled in Learning@UQ-2012, a major UQ annual publication, for having contributed to high quality of the student experience at UQ. In 2012, he was invited to review curricula for civil engineering programs at the University of Danang (with funding from the World Bank).

Major research funding

  • 2018-2020: Vinh Dao, Pietro Lura. Early-age cracking in concrete structures: Mechanisms and control, ARC Discovery Project DP180103160, $242K.
  • 2017-2018: Vinh Dao, Liza O'Moore, Johnny Ho. Holistic approach to course design and delivery to enhance students’ learning: Effective use of digital technology tools, EAIT Student Strategy Grant, $25K.
  • 2017-2019: Jay Sanjayan, Stephen Foster, Brian Uy, Priyan Mendis, Yi-Min (Mike) Xie, Wenhui Duan, Asghar Habibnegad Korayem, Vinh Dao, Zhong Tao, Maurice Guerrieri, Syed Masood, Emad Gad, John Wilson, Sujeeva Setunge, Chunhui Yang. Three-dimensional concrete printing facility, ARC LIEF LE170100168, $458K.
  • 2017-2019: Andrei Kotooussov, Giang D Nguyen, Arcady Dyskin, Elena Pasternak, Phillip Dight, Dr Jie Pan, Dr Ha Bui, Wenhui Duan, Chun Wang, Pier Marzocca, Martin Veidt, Nangallage Fernando, Vinh Dao, Cara MacNish, Stuart Wildy. Bridging time/size scales in strain measurements with advanced DIC facility, ARC LIEF LE170100079, $267K.
  • 2015-2017: Vinh Dao, Jose Torero Cullen, Johnny Ho, Liza O'Moore, Luke Bisby. Fire performance of concrete using novel fire testing, ARC Discovery Project DP150102354, $286K.
  • 2013-2015: Faris Albermani, Jose Torero Cullen, Sritawat Kitipornchai, Martin Veidt, Vinh Dao, Mark Bradford, Guowei Ma, Mahen Mahendran, Michael Griffith. Performance level structural testing facility, ARC LIEF LE130100089, $500K.
  • 2009-2010: Peter Dux, Vinh Dao, Liza O'Moore. Development of a new and sustainable practical geopolymer concrete for building and infrastructure applications, UQ FirstLink Scheme.

Research Interests

  • Fire performance of concrete structures
    Our current knowledge of concrete performance in fire remains largely based on data from conventional tests in which the thermal loading experienced by concrete specimens is very difficult to be consistently controlled. As a result, the effect of temperature gradients within concrete on its fire performance has not been adequately investigated; neither has the influence of critical processes linked with temperature gradients (including thermal stresses, moisture transport, and pore pressures) – This knowledge gap is critical due to the likely significant temperature gradients within concrete in fire. This line of research, through addressing major shortcomings of current “standardized” tests for concrete in fire, aims to address the above-mentioned knowledge gap.
  • Fundamental properties and behaviour of early-age concrete
    Early-age cracks and their further development at later ages can seriously compromise the integrity, durability, aesthetics, and long-term service life of wide-ranging types of concrete structures. Despite significant ongoing research, problems in early-age concrete remain among the most common causes of litigation in current construction industry. This line of research, through addressing major existing gaps, aims to provide a holistic understanding of the key phenomena and factors underlying the performance of early-age concrete, leading to more effective crack control in concrete structures.
  • Structural engineering
    This line of research covers structural material characterisation, advanced structural design, computational methods and experimental techniques.
  • Performance of newer types of concrete
    Investigating fundamental properties and behaviour of newer types of concrete, including geopolymer concrete and self-compacting concrete.
  • Chloride-induced corrosion of reinforced concrete structures
    This line of research aims to develop more reliable models for service-life prediction of coastal reinforced concrete structures.

Qualifications

  • Master of Engineering (Civil Engineering), The University of Queensland
  • PhD in Civil Engineering, The University of Queensland

Publications

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Publications

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Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Le, Q. X., Dao, V. T. N., Maluk, C., Torero, J. and Bisby, L. (2017). An investigation into temperature gradient effects on concrete performance at elevated temperatures. In: Hong Hao and Chunwei Zhang, Mechanics of Structures and Materials: Advancements and Challenges. 24th Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials, Perth, WA, Australia, (951-956). 6-9 December 2016. doi:10.1201/9781315226460-147

  • Le, Quang Xuan, Dao, Vinh The Ngoc, Maluk, Cristian, Bisby, Luke and Torero, Jose Luis (2016). Constitutive models of concrete at elevated temperatures: studying the effect of temperature gradients. In: Maria E. Moreyra Garlock and Venkatesh K. R. Kodur, Structures in Fire: Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference. International Conference on Structures in Fire, Princeton, NJ, United States, (257-264). 8-10 June 2016.

  • Dao, Vinh The Ngoc, Nguyen, Duy and Lura, Pietro (2016). Early-age thermal cracking in concrete structures – The role of zero-stress temperature?. In: Hoang Nam and Dang Dang Tung, Proceedings of the Fourteenth East Asia-Pacific Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction (EASEC-14). Fourteenth East Asia-Pacific Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction (EASEC-14), Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, (692-698). 6-8 January 2016.

  • Dao, V. T. N. (2015). Early-age thermal cracking in concrete. In: J. G. Teng, Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Sustainable Urbanization. Second International Conference on Sustainable Urbanization (ICSU 2015), Hong Kong, China, (43-43). 7-9 January 2015.

  • Nguyen, Duy H., Dao, Vinh T. N., O'Moore, Liza and Dux, Peter (2015). Effects of micro-fibres on early-age properties of concrete. In: Dilum Fernando, Jin-Guang Teng and Jose L. Torero, Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Performance-based and Life-cycle Structural Engineering (PLSE 2015). International Conference on Performance-based and Life-cycle Structural Engineering, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, (1555-1564). 9-11 December 2015. doi:10.14264/uql.2016.406

  • Le, Quang X., Dao, Vinh and Torero, Jose L. (2015). Fire performance of concrete: effect of temperature gradients?. In: Venkatesh K. R. Kodur and Nemkumar Banthia, Response of Structures Under Extreme Loading. PROTECT2015 - Fifth International Workshop on Performance, Protection and Strengthening of Structures under Extreme Loading, East Lansing, MI, United States, (189-196). 28-30 June 2015.

  • Li, Liang, Zhou, Wei, Dao, Vinh, Ozgakkaloglu, Togay and Liu, Xinghong (2015). Properties of cement-based materials containing fly ash. In: Dilum Fernando, Jin-Guang Teng and Jose L. Torero, Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Performance–based and Life-cycle Structural Engineering (PLSE 2015). International Conference on Performance-based and Life-cycle Structural Engineering, Brisbane, Australia, (1543-1554). 9-11 December, 2015. doi:10.14264/uql.2016.402

  • Le, Quang X., Dao, Vinh T. N. and Torero, Jose L. (2015). Temperature and stress in concrete cylinder specimen subject to uniform heat flux: a numerical solution. In: Dilum Fernando, Jin-Guang Teng and Jose L Torero, Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Performance-based and Life-cycle Structural Engineering (PLSE 2015). International Conference on Performance-based and Life-cycle Structural Engineering, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, (1060-1068). 9-11 December 2015. doi:10.14264/uql.2016.407

  • Nguyen, Duy and Dao, Vinh T. N. (2015). Tensile properties of early-age concrete. In: Jay Sanjayan, Construction Innovations, Research into Practice: Proceedings of the 27th Biennial National Conference of the Concrete Institute of Australia in conjunction with the 69th RILEM Week. 27th Biennial National Conference of the Concrete Institute of Australia in conjunction with the 69th RILEM Week, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, (1314-1324). 30 August - 2 September 2015.

  • Nguyen, Duy and Dao, Vinh (2014). A novel method for tensile testing of very early-age concrete. In: Scott T. Smith, Proceedings of the 23rd Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials (ACMSM23). Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials, Byron Bay, NSW, Australia, (47-52). 9-12 December 2014.

  • Dao, Vinh, Morris, Peter H. and Dux, Peter F. (2013). Crack propagation in concrete at early ages. In: Vinh Dao and Peter Dux, 26th Biennial Conference of the Concrete Institute of Australia Conference Proceedings. 26th Biennial Conference of the Concrete Institute of Australia, Gold Coast , Australia, (). 16-18 October 2013.

  • Buswell, William and Dao, Vinh (2013). Pile cap design using strut-and-tie modelling. In: Vinh Dao and Peter Dux, Concrete 2013: Conference Proceedings. Concrete 2013: 26th Biennial National Conference of the Concrete Institute of Australia, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia, (1-10). 16-18 October, 2013.

  • Dao, V. T. N., Morris, P. H. and Dux, P. F. (2010). Fracture mechanics of early-age concrete. In: Byung Hwan Oh, Fracture Mechanics of Concrete and Concrete Structures: 1. Recent Advances in Fracture Mechanics of Concrete. Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Fracture Mechanics of Concrete and Concrete Structures (FraMCoS-7). 7th International Conference on Fracture Mechanics of Concrete and Concrete Structures, Jeju, Korea, (95-99). 23-28 May 2010.

  • Morris, P. H., Dux, P. F. and Dao, V. T. N. (2010). Snap-through cracking in plastic concrete slabs. In: Byung Hwan Oh, Fracture Mechanics of Concrete and Concrete Structures: 1. Recent Advances in Fracture Mechanics of Concrete. Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Fracture Mechanics of Concrete and Concrete Structures (FraMCoS-7). 7th International Conference on Fracture Mechanics of Concrete and Concrete Structures, Jeju, Korea, (363-369). 23-28 May, 2010.

  • Dao, V., Dux, P. F. and Morris, P. H. (2008). Tensile properties of early age concrete. In: R. K. Dhir, T. A. Harrison, L. Zheng and S. Kandasami, Concrete Durability: Achievement and Enhancement. International Congress on "Concrete: Construction's Sustainable Option", Dundee, United Kingdom, (469-480). 8-10 July 2008.

  • Dao, Vinh, Morris, P.H. and Dux, P.F. (2008). Thermodynamic equations for total, matric and osmotic suctions. In: R. K. Dhir, T. A. Harrison, L. Zheng and S. Kandasami, Concrete Durability: Achievement and Enhancement. International Congress on "Concrete: Construction's Sustanable Option", Dundee, United Kingdom, (281-290). 8-10 July 2008.

  • Dao, V., Dux, P. F. and Morris, P. H. (2007). Effectiveness of permeability-Reducing admixtures in marine concrete. In: F. Toutlemonde, K. Sakai, O. Gjorv and N. Banthia, CONSEC'07. 5th International Conrete under Severe Conditions Environment and Loading (CONSEC'07), France, (449-456). 4-6 June 2007.

  • Dao, V., Dux, P. F. and Carse, A. (2005). Corrosion of steel reinforcement in concrete structures exposed to coastal environments - Its causes and corrective measures. In: Problems and failures of building structures. 3rd national congress on problems and failures of building structures, Hanoi, Vietnam, (355-364). 25 November 2005.

  • Dao, Vinh N. T., Morris, Peter H. and Dux, Peter F. (2005). Plastic cracking of concrete: The roles of osmotic and matric suctions. In: Ravindra K. Dhir, Thomas A. Harrison and Moray D. Newlands, 6th International Congress on Global Construction. Cement Combinations for Durable Concrete: Proceedings Of The International Conference Held At The University Of Dundee, Scotland. 6th International Congress, Global Construction: Ultimate Concrete Opportunities, Dundee, Scotland, U.K., (407-415). 5-7 July 2005. doi:10.1680/ccfdc.34013

  • Dao, V. N., Dux, P. F. and Morris, P. H. (2005). Plastic shrinkage cracking in concrete - its causes and preventive/corrective measures. In: 3rd national congress on problems and failures of building structures. 3rd national congress on problems and failures of building structures, Hanoi, Vietnam, (348-354). 25 November 2005.

  • Dao, V., Dux, P. F. and O'Moore, L. M. (2005). Punching shear of slab-column connection in flat plate construction. In: R. Dhir, J. Halliday and E. Csetenyi, Proceedings of the 2005 International Congress on Global Construction. 2005 International Congress Global Construction, Dundee, Scotland, (183-189). 7 July 2005.

Edited Outputs

  • Concrete 2013: conference proceedings. Understanding concrete (2013) . Edited by Vinh Dao and Peter Dux. Concrete 2013: 26th Biennial National Conference of the Concrete Institute of Australia, 16-18 October, 2013, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia.

Other Outputs

  • Dao, Vinh The Ngoc (2007). EARLY-AGE CRACKING OF CONCRETE PhD Thesis, School of Engineering, University of Queensland.

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

Completed Supervision