Infrastructure Engineering - Theses
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Modelling the impacts of demand responsive transport systems on mobility
The recent progress in Information and Communication Technology and the ubiquity of smart devices have revolutionised transportation systems in a potentially disruptive manner. It is culminating in Mobility as a Service ...
An investigation into the impact of governance on megaprojects
Long-term infrastructure projects are often best judged with the benefit of hindsight. Many significant and important projects initially condemned as failures were later been regarded as great successes. Opinion can take ...
Defect detection of concrete using ultrasonic pulse velocity and impact echo
It has been known that concrete is one of the most important construction materials used in building industry. However, the internal defects, such as cracks and voids, can significantly affect the durability of concrete, ...
Optimising the resilience of regional road networks
Human-made or natural disasters can lead to disruption in the functionally and structural integrity of transportation infrastructure. Damage imposed by natural disasters can be very detrimental to the functionality of road ...
Investigating the impact of irrigation development on the Indian summer monsoon rainfall using a coupled land-atmosphere system model
Indian Summer Monsoon Rainfall (ISMR) contributes to approximately 80% of the total annual rainfall in South Asia. The observed decrease in ISMR with an arguably increasing variability in its intensity and frequency in the ...
Evaluating and reducing exposure to indoor pollutants from volatile organic compounds
Indoor air pollution now ranks as a top environmental health risk globally. Poor indoor air quality can detrimentally affect human health and the economy. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are pervasive indoor air pollutants. ...
Investigation of sustainable water use and blue water scarcity at state and monthly scales
India is the second most populous country and the largest freshwater consumer in the world. The country faces severe freshwater scarcity primarily driven by increasing water demand and declining freshwater availability. ...
Impact-resistance of Reinforced Concrete Structures
Reinforced concrete (RC) protective barriers such as rockfall barriers and vehicular barriers need to be designed to resist impact actions. However, there are uncertainties over the required stability of the barrier to ...
A place graph database as a qualitative human place knowledge base
Place, as a human spatial concept, has been studied extensively in the fields of philosophy and psychology. Recently, place-based research has received an increasing amount of attention in the domain of GIScience, and the ...
Enhancing outcomes for end-users by incorporating innovation in social PPP projects
Public-private partnership (PPP) contracts are unique in features in comparison to other procurement models because of the private sector’s long-term engagement in the operational phase. Evaluating ex-ante and ex-post ...