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Anthony Kwabena Gyekye Abu

Anthony Kwabena Gyekye Abu

NZFS Commission Senior Lecturer in Structural Fire Engineering
University of Canterbury
New Zealand

Biography

Dr Anthony Kwabena Gyekye Abu, NZFS Commission Senior Lecturer in Structural Fire Engineering
Fields of Research includes
* Design of structures in fire conditions
* Design of steel, composite steel and concrete structures
* Fire severity of buildings
* Collapse mechanisms of slabs in fire conditions
* Design of fire exposed buildings post-earthquake
* Risk-based structural fire design

Research Interest

His main area of research is on the resistance of steel and concrete structures to the effects of fires. I am particularly interested in developing simplified methods for the analysis and design of floor systems. I am also interested in the behaviour of steel connections at elevated temperatures