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Concrete In Australia : March 2013
56 Concrete in Australia Vol 39 No 1 OBITUARY Paul Grundy 1936-2013 It is with sadness that the Concrete Institute community has learned of the passing of engineering great, Emeritus Professor Paul Grundy on 6 February 2013. A er graduating with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering in 1957, Grundy went on to complete a Master of Engineering Science in 1960 at the University of Melbourne. He then travelled to the UK where he undertook a PhD at the University of Cambridge. Professor Grundy worked in the industry for a brief period with Civil and Civic and Hardcastle & Richards Consulting Engineers, but academia and research were his calling. Joining the Department of Civil Engineering at Monash University in 1966, he went on to serve as chair of the department from 1996 to 1998. He retired in 2000. In 2008, he was made a Member of the Order of Australia and in 2012. Grundy s central interest was the lifetime performance of structures (bridges, buildings, ship and o shore structures) in hostile environments under dynamic and repeated loading. He was involved in research into load spectrums, fatigue and fracture, incremental collapse, risk assessment and life extension applied to wrought iron, steel, concrete, composite and bre-reinforced materials. Particular structural types of interest included tubular structures and joints, grouted tubular splices, steel/ concrete composite beams with stud shear connectors, bridge deck systems and heritage structures. e so ware package called BRAWIM was developed for detailed modelling of load e ects on highway bridges derived from weigh- in-motion data. is has been used to develop fatigue loading rules for AS5100 Austroads Bridge Design Code. A er his retirement, he continued consulting in work relating to structural integrity, in particular continuing to provide advice on the West Gate Bridge in Melbourne. He was widely known among Concrete Institute members for his enthusiasm and passion for excellence in structural engineering. He will be sadly missed by this community. Professor Emeritus Paul Grundy. Grundy's central interest was the lifetime performance of structures in hostile environments under dynamic and repeated loading.