- Dr Craig Cowled
Science and Engineering Faculty,
Civil Engineering and Built Environment,
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PhD (Queensland University of Technology), Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) (Queensland University of Technology)
Dr Cowled is a lecturer in the Civil Engineering Discipline, School of Civil Engineering and Built Environment, Science and Engineering Faculty, Queensland University of Technology. Dr Cowled has more than two decades experience in the construction industry. Dr Cowled has worked in manufacturing for 7 years as a timber frame and truss detailer, 2 years as a site engineer managing tradeworks on a $50m building project, 3 years as a structural engineer on projects up to $210m in value, and 9 years as a tutor / lecturer teaching structural engineering to undergraduate students. Dr Cowled recently completed his PhD on structural health monitoring of bridges titled, “On the influence of structural complexity on the global vibration characteristics of steel truss bridges.”
- Timber Engineering, particularly for tall timber buildings;
- Modal testing and analysis;
- Structural health monitoring; and
- Engineering education.
Projects: Dr Cowled is the investigator of a research project on time-dependent axial deformation of various timber species and engineered wood products.
- AU$30k, 2018 research grant from Engineered Wood Products Association Australasia;
- AU$10k, 2018 QUT internal seed funding; and
- AU$15k, 2014 QUT ECARD grant.
Dr Cowled is passionate about engineering education. He has taught:
- Introductory Engineering;
- Engineering Mechanics;
- Structural Mechanics;
- Civil Engineering Materials;
- Advanced Concrete Design;
- Finite Element Modelling;
- Advanced Civil Engineering Practice; and
- Final Year Projects.
Dr Cowled’s current teaching commitments are:
- Lecturer, Structural Mechanics (EGB275);
- Unit Coordinator and Lecturer, Civil Engineering Materials (EGB270);
- Lecturer, Advanced Civil Engineering Practice (EGH479); and
- Supervisor, Final Year Projects (BEB801, BEB802, and EGH400).
- 7 years as a designer of timber frames and roof trusses;
- 2 years as a site engineer managing tradeworks on a $50m building project; and
- 3 years as a structural engineer on building projects up to $210m in value, using various materials including steel, reinforced concrete, post-tensioned concrete, aluminium, glass, stainless steel, reinforced masonry, and timber.
- 9 years of experience in teaching civil and structural engineering units to undergraduate students at QUT.
- PhD completed in 2017 as part of an ARC Linkage Project on Structural Health Monitoring with industry partners Brisbane City Council and Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads; and
- Currently looking for postgraduate students interested in timber engineering and structural health monitoring topics.
- Cowled CJ, Thambiratnam DP, Chan TH, (2017) On the influence of structural complexity on damage detection, Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure 2017 p1-11
- Cowled CJ, Thambiratnam DP, Chan TH, (2015) A new twist on mode indicator functions, Proceedings of the SHMII 7 Torino 2015 - 7th International Conference on Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure p1890-1889
- Cowled CJ, Thambiratnam DP, Chan TH, Tan AC, (2015) Structural complexity in structural health monitoring: design of laboratory model and test plan, Proceedings of the 7th World Congress on Engineering Asset Management (WCEAM 2012) [Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering] p171-181
- Cowled CJ, Thambiratnam DP, Chan TH, Tan AC, (2015) Structural complexity in structural health monitoring: preliminary experimental modal testing and analysis, Proceedings of the 7th World Congress on Engineering Asset Management (WCEAM 2012) [Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering] p183-193
- Cowled CJ, Thambiratnam DP, Chan TH, (2015) Structural identification of a laboratory-based steel through truss cantilevered bridge with suspended span using a layered genetic algorithm with pattern search step (GAPS), Proceedings of the SHMII 7 Torino 2015 - 7th International Conference on Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure p1850-1859
- Wang F, Chan TH, Thambiratnam DP, Tan A, Cowled C, (2012) Correlation-based damage detection for complicated truss bridges using multi-layer genetic algorithm, Advances in Structural Engineering: an international journal p693-706
- Cowled CJ, (2011) Proceedings of the First International Postgraduate Conference on Engineering, Designing and Developing the Built Environment for Sustainable Wellbeing
For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.