Dr David Lange

Senior Lecturer - Structural Eng

School of Civil Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
d.lange@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 56646

Overview

David Lange joined the School of Civil Engineering at the University of Queensland in early 2018 as a lecturer in Structural Fire Engineering. His background is in Structural Fire Safety Engineering, including risk and performance based design methodoloiges and structural mechanics under high temperature. He has several years of experience working in the research and education sector in Europe, where he has participated in a wide range of projects including coordination of a Horizon 2020 research and innovation action and as principal or co-investigator in a variety of nationally and internationally funded projects in the field of fire safety engineering.

His research interests follow two main tracks: structural fire engineering and infrastructure resilience. In the field of fire safety, his work includes: the study of steel, concrete and composite structures exposed to fire; the response of modern engineeried timber structures to fire; studies of the fire performance of novel materials including load bearing glass and composite structures; travelling fires; uncertainty quantification and probabilsitic design. In the field of critical infrastructure resileince, he has studied the enrichment of risk management methodologies with the resiults of resilience assessment studies and the operationalisation of resilience to various infrastructure sectors and communities which may be exposed to natural disasters.

Research Interests

  • Structural Fire Engineering
    The behavior and performance of traditional and novel construction materials, structures, elements and systems exposed to high temperature as a result of fires in buildings.
  • Probabilistic, risk and performance based design
    This includes both the development and application of probabilistic methods and performance based design methodologies to the design of structures for fire; as well as the definition of performance goals for these methodologies.
  • Infrastructure resilience
    The application of resilience concepts to modern infrastructure and the communities which infrastructure assets and systems support

Qualifications

  • Master of Engineering, University of Edinburgh
  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Edinburgh

Publications

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

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Conference Publication

  • Petersen, L., Lundin, E., Sjöström, J., Lange, D. and Teixeira, R. (2018). Creating comparable public tolerance and technical performance measures for critical infrastructure resilience evaluation. In: Safety and Reliability - Safe Societies in a Changing World - Proceedings of the 28th International European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2018. 28th International European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2018, Trondheim, , (1231-1240). June 17, 2018-June 21, 2018.

  • Rosenqvist, H., Reitan, N. K., Petersen, L. and Lange, D. (2018). ISRA: IMPROVER societal resilience analysis for critical infrastructure. In: , , (1211-1220). .

  • Schmid, Joachim, Lange, David, Sjöström, Johan, Brandon, Daniel, Klippel, Michael and Frangi, Andrea (2018). The use of furnace tests to describe real fires of timber structures. In: WCTE 2018 - World Conference on Timber Engineering. 2018 World Conference on Timber Engineering, WCTE 2018, Seoul, South Korea, (). 20-23 August 2018.

  • Lönnermark, A. and Lange, D. (2017). Cascading effects during incidents: CascEff. In: Risk, Reliability and Safety: Innovating Theory and Practice - Proceedings of the 26th European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2016. 26th European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2016, Glasgow, , (). September 25, 2016-September 29, 2016.

  • Pursiainen, C., Rød, B., Baker, G., Honfi, D. and Lange, D. (2017). Critical infrastructure resilience index. In: Risk, Reliability and Safety: Innovating Theory and Practice - Proceedings of the 26th European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2016. 26th European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2016, Glasgow, , (). September 25, 2016-September 29, 2016.

  • Rush, David, Lange, David, Maclean, Jamie and Rackauskaite, Egle (2017). Effects of a travelling fire on a concrete column - Tisova fire test. In: Applications of Structural Fire Engineering: Proceedings of the International Conference in Dubrovnik. International Conference on Applications of Structural Fire Engineering, Dubrovnik, Croatia, (). 15 - 16 October 2015. doi:10.14311/asfe.2015.057

  • Rød, B., Pursiainen, C., Reitan, N., Storesund, K., Lange, D. and Mira, M. (2017). Evaluation of resilience assessment methodologies. In: Marko Cepin and Radim Bris, Safety and Reliability. Theory and Applications. 27th European Safety and Reliability Conference, Portorož, Slovenia, (156-156). 18-22 June, 2017. doi:10.1201/9781315210469-133

  • Lange, D., Honfi, D., Theoharidou, M., Giannopoulos, G., Kristina, N. K. and Storesund, K. (2017). Incorporation of resilience assessment in critical infrastructure risk assessment frameworks. In: Marko Cepin and Radim Bris, Safety and Reliability. Theory and Applications. 27th European Safety and Reliability Conference, Portorož, Slovenia, (155-155). 18-22 June, 2017. doi:10.1201/9781315210469-132

  • Anderson, J., Lange, D., Lonnermark, A. and Mindykowski, P. (2017). Modelling in wfds of a wildfire scenario. In: 15th International Conference and Exhibition on Fire and Materials 2017. 15th International Conference and Exhibition on Fire and Materials 2017, San Francisco, CA, United States, (765-776). 6 - 8 February 2017.

  • Lange, D. and Honfi, D. (2017). Novel techniques and approaches for risk based application of resilience concepts to critical infrastructure: An introduction to the IMPROVER project. In: Risk, Reliability and Safety: Innovating Theory and Practice - Proceedings of the 26th European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2016. 26th European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2016, Glasgow, , (). September 25, 2016-September 29, 2016.

  • Rød, B., Barabadi, A., Ayele, Y. Z., Lange, D., Honfi, D. and Droguett, E. L. (2017). Probabilistic metric of infrastructure resilience considering time-dependent and time-independent covariates. In: Marko Cepin and Radim Bris, Safety and Reliability. Theory and Applications. 27th European Safety and Reliability Conference, Portorož, Slovenia, (157). 18-22 June, 2017. doi:10.1201/9781315210469-134

  • Sjostrom, Johan, Lange, David, Debuyser, Michael, Honfi, Daniel, Sonck, Delphine and Belts, Jan (2016). Application of concepts of fire resistance of load bearing structural glass. In: Maria E. Moreyra Garlock and Venkatesh K. R. Kodur, Structures in Fire: Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference. 9th International Conference on Structures in Fire (SiF), Princeton, NJ, United States, (869-876). 8 - 10 June 2016.

  • Anderson, Johan, Lange, David and Bostrom, Lars (2016). Applying uncertainty quantification in modelling of a steel beam exposed to fire. In: Maria E. Moreyra Garlock and Venkatesh K. R. Kodur, Structures in Fire: Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference. 9th International Conference on Structures in Fire (SiF), Princeton, NJ, United States, (925-932). 8 - 10 June 2016.

  • Honfi, Dániel, Lange, David, Pursiainen, Christer and Rod, Bjarte (2016). On the contribution of technological concepts to the resilience of bridges as critical infrastructure assets. In: IABSE Congress Stockholm, 2016: Challenges in Design and Construction of an Innovative and Sustainable Built Environment. 19th IABSE Congress Stockholm 2016: Challenges in Design and Construction of an Innovative and Sustainable Built Environment, Stockholm, , (975-982). September 21, 2016-September 23, 2016.

  • Lange, David, Boström, Lars and Schmid, Joachim (2016). Reliability of timber elements exposed to fire. In: WCTE 2016 - World Conference on Timber Engineering. 2016 World Conference on Timber Engineering, WCTE 2016, Vienna, , (). August 22, 2016-August 25, 2016.

  • Degler, Jakob, Eliasson, Andreas, Anderson, Johan, Lange, David and Rush, David (2015). A-Priori modelling of the Tisova fire test as input to the experimental work. In: Proceedings of the First International Conference on Structural Safety under Fire & Blast - CONFAB 2015. The First International Conference on Structural Safety under Fire & Blast, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom, (). 2-4 September 2015.

  • Lange, David and Jansson, Robert (2014). A comparison of an explicit and an implicit transient strain formulation for concrete in fire. In: Daniel Nilsson, Patrick van Hees and Robert Jansson, Fire Safety Science - Proceedings of the 11th International Symposium. Fire Safety Science - Proceedings of the 11th International Symposium, Christchurch, New Zealand, (572-583). 9 - 14 February 2014. doi:10.3801/IAFSS.FSS.11-572

  • Uadiale, Solomon, Urban, Evi, Carvel, Ricky, Lange, David and Rein, Guillermo (2014). Overview of problems and solutions in fire protection engineering of wind turbines. In: Daniel Nilsson, Patrick van Hees and Robert Jansson, Fire Safety Science - Proceedings of the 11th International Symposium. Fire Safety Science - Proceedings of the 11th International Symposium, Christchurch, New Zealand, (983-995). 9 - 14 February 2014. doi:10.3801/IAFSS.FSS.11-983

  • Lange, David and Albrektsson, Joakim (2013). An analytical method for determining the loading on connections in heating and cooling during a fire. In: , , (1965-1970). .

  • Lange, David, Devaney, Shaun and Usmani, Asif S. (2012). Applying the peer performance based earthquake engineering methodology to structures in fire. In: Structures in Fire SiF'2012. 7th International Conference on Structures in Fire, Zurich, Switzerland, (3-12). 6-8 June 2012. doi:10.3929/ethz-a-007050197

  • Sjostrom, J., Lange, D., Jansson, R. and Bostrom, L. (2012). Directional dependence of deflections and damages during fire tests of post-tensioned concrete slabs. In: Structures in Fire SiF'2012. 7th International Conference on Structures in Fire, Zurich Switzerland, (669-678). 6-8 June 2012. doi:10.3929/ethz-a-007050197

  • Abecassis-Empis, C., Cowlard, A., Valenzuela, M., Jahn, W., Lange, D., Rein, G. and Torero, J. L. (2009). Forensic analysis of fire induced structural failure. In: B S Neale, Forensic engineering : from failure to understanding : proceedings of the two day international conference organised by the Institution of Civil Engineers. 4th International Conference on Forensic Engineering: From failure to understanding, London, United Kingdom, (363-371). 2 - 4 December 2008.

  • Lange D. and Usmani A. (2008). Collapse of tall buildings in multi-storey fires. In: , , (1291-1302). . doi:10.3801/IAFSS.FSS.9-1291

  • Lange D., Usmani A. and Torero J. (2007). A risk based framework for performance based fire safety design of steel and composite structures. In: , , (753-758). .

Other Outputs

  • McLaggan, Martyn S., Hidalgo, Juan P., Osorio, Andres F., Heitzmann, Michael, Carrascal, Jeronimo, Lange, David, Maluk, Cristian and Torero, Jose L. (2019): The Material Library of Cladding Materials. Collection. doi:10.14264/uql.2019.441

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision