Infrastructure Engineering - Theses
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Optimisations of a seasonal solar thermal energy storage system for space heating in cold climate
A number of seasonal solar thermal energy storage (SSTES) systems have been investigated for heating in cold climate locations due to the utilisation of solar energy. The system overcomes the drawback on the intermittency ...
Analysis of Volatile Organic Compound Emissions from Fragranced Consumer Products
Fragranced consumer products—such as cleaning supplies, air fresheners, and personal care products— emit numerous volatile organic compounds (VOCs), some classified as potentially hazardous. In addition, emissions from ...
Investigating the relationship between groundwater depletion and groundwater dependent agriculture on a global scale
The global food requirement has increased by 70% over the last century and the challenge of feeding an additional 2 billion people by 2030 is further intensifying the pressure on food production and irrigated agriculture. ...
A novel Experimental-Computational-Data Driven framework for advancing the understanding of lightweight concrete
The construction sector has recently witnessed a substantial rise in the popularity of prefabricated construction technology. Prefabricated construction, also called modular or off-site construction, has been pushed to ...
Measurement of ground thermal properties for shallow geothermal applications
Human induced climate change is causing global temperatures to rise at an alarming rate. This is caused by greenhouse gas emissions, particularly CO2, and much of this pollution comes from burning fossil fuels for energy. ...
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 ...