Infrastructure Engineering - Theses
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Optimisation of evacuation process in tall buildings
The growing demand for residential and commercial space in urban areas has resulted in increased number of constructed tall buildings around the world. Regarding the safety, tall buildings were subject of many disaster ...
Further understanding ground source heat pump system design using finite element methods and machine learning techniques
Ground-source heat pump (GSHP) systems can efficiently provide renewable energy for space heating and cooling. Even though these systems have shown great potential, contributing towards the continuously increasing energy ...
Design optimisation for off-site manufacture and assembly of MEP systems
Modularisation and Standardisation for prefabrication of mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) systems have become more prevalent during the last decade with the growth of the prefabricated construction industry. Speedy ...
Pore-scale characterisation of fluid flow and heat transfer in granular geomaterials
Characterising the transport phenomena in granular geomaterials is a long-standing topic of research interest, with numerous important applications in engineering and science. Fluid flow and heat transfer are controlled ...
Mitigating human-elephant conflict through an engineering approach
Elephants and humans existed with a long tradition of interdependence up until contemporary times. However, today human-elephant conflict (HEC) has become one of the most significant environmental and socio-economic crises ...
Shallow geothermal system: feasibility and design practices in Melbourne, Australia
Climate change and the need to protect the environment have given rise to renewable energy targets, which drive the development of renewable energy technologies worldwide. For Australia, with a target to reduce greenhouse ...
Effectiveness of biofuel development for Indonesia
Despite offering new opportunities in promoting rural development, enhancing energy security and a way to improve environmental condition, developing biofuel has several issues. The research question in this thesis is ...
An assessment of climatic and anthropogenic impacts on the hydrological system of Himayat Sagar Catchment, India
Many regions of the world face water shortages that are likely to become more severe in the future. Multiple drivers are responsible for the hydrological change in catchments and these can be exogenous (change in climate ...
Optimising low-cost GNSS positioning for road constrained vehicles using a Bayesian filter
Co-operative Intelligent Transportation Systems (C-ITS) are a growing industry that have significant implications for the safety and efficiency of on-road vehicle use. Accurate and reliable vehicle positioning is a critical ...
Buildings featuring irregularities in the gravity load carrying frames in low-to-moderate seismicity regions
The need of building to have column-free space at certain storeys due to architectural and aesthetical reasons, or a change in the functionality of adjacent storeys and building facility requirements, explain why many ...