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Miss Rebecca Presswood MEng (Hons)

PhD Student, CDT Sustainable Infrastructure for Cities

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Rebecca Presswood is a postgraduate research student within the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences. She completed her undergraduate studies in Southampton and is now researching the use of stainless steel in composite bridge structures, with an emphasis on sustainability.

Her research aims to investigate the structural behaviour and design of stainless steels within composite steel-concrete beams, through experimental tests and finite element analysis. Life-cycle cost analysis will be used to assess the costs and embodied carbon of stainless steel bridges. The results will feed into future design code guidance.

Research interests

  • Structural design,
  • sustainable infrastructure,
  • sustainable materials,
  • net-zero construction,
  • life-cycle analysis

MPhil/PhD research: ‘Stainless Steel Composite Beams for Sustainable Bridge Construction’, funded by EPSRC

PhD supervision: Dr Sheida AfshanDr Marco Baiguera

Research group

Infrastructure Group

Affiliate research group

CDT Sustainable Infrastructure for Cities

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Miss Rebecca Presswood
Engineering, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton. SO17 1BJ United Kingdom

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