Infrastructure Engineering - Theses
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Performances of alkali-activated materials exposed to sewage aggressive environments rich in phosphoric acid
The acidic aggressive environments in sewage system constitute a severe chemical threat to alkaline cementitious concrete, which is one of the major construction materials. It is known that acids especially sulphuric acid, ...
Irrigation informatics: addressing poor irrigation decision support system uptake
Irrigation Decision Support Systems (DSS), in the first decade and a half of the 21st century, suffered from a lack of uptake by their target audience, namely farmers, according to a number of researchers in Australia and ...
Verification and validation framework for computational fluid dynamics simulation of wind loads on tall buildings
Wind loading is significant in tall buildings and typically governs their structural design. Controlling wind effects in tall buildings often requires major design modification to the building geometry and dynamic properties. ...
Evaluation of soil parameters using dielectric permittivity
Site characterisation plays an important role in a diverse range of engineering and non– engineering projects. Engineering projects may include geotechnical and geoenvironmental investigations while non–engineering ...
Determining the optimum toll level for freight vehicles in urban conditions
Road pricing has been a very common practice in the world for many decades. Tolls are charged from road users as a tool to control traffic (congestion) or to raise finance (to recover capital and maintenance cost) or to ...
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 ...