Infrastructure Engineering - Theses
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Indoor localization supported by landmark graph and locomotion activity recognition
Indoor localization is important for a variety of applications such as location-based services, mobile social networks, and emergency response. Although a number of indoor localization systems have been proposed in recent ...
Investigating the benefits of considering the payload spectra of freight vehicles on pavement costs based on weigh-in-motion data
Truck traffic is a crucial factor that contributes to pavement damage. The urbanization and globalization promote the higher level of daily consumption for goods, thus increasing the derived demand for freight transport. ...
Assessing the utility of remote sensing in estimating groundwater discharge along the southwest margin of the Great Artesian Basin, South Australia
The Great Artesian Basin (GAB) sits under approximately one fifth of the Australian continent and is one of the largest aquifers in the world. In arid areas, groundwater is often the only reliable source of water. Yet the ...
Development and performance analyses of biomimetic building facades
Architecture has been inspired by biology throughout human civilisation. Presently, through scientific investigative techniques, we now have an unprecedented opportunity to not only be inspired by nature, but to learn from ...
Answering queries for near places
Communication between people conveniently uses qualitative spatial terms, as shown by the high frequency of vague spatial prepositions such as ‘near’ in natural language corpora. The automatic interpretation of these terms, ...
Prediction of the energy consumption of refrigerators during use
Refrigerators are a common appliance in developed and emerging economies around the world. These appliances consume significant energy globally and improving their efficiency is an important aspect of future climate change ...
Assessing the hydrological risk of climate change to river ecosystems
River ecosystems around the world have been heavily stressed by river regulation and water abstraction. Climate change, primarily through intensifying the water cycle, is likely to exacerbate existing water stress and ...
Flood damage assessment in urban areas
Natural disaster prevention activities are attracting greater priority since prevention is more cost-effective and less uncertain than response, and aligned with the vision and mission of sustainable development. Increasing ...
Robust cooperative positioning for VANETs based on multi sensor system and enhanced estimation algorithms
Road transportation injuries and wasted energy and time in traffic congestion cause considerable costs for society. The number of annual road deaths in Australia alone has averaged around 1,200 over the past 5 years, while ...
Estimation of root-zone soil moisture using thermal infrared data
This thesis focuses on Root-Zone Soil Moisture (RZSM) estimation using Thermal Infrared (TIR) observations. RZSM plays an important role in hydrological modelling and agricultural applications. Conventional point-based ...