Civil Engineering - Theses
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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 ...
Collective movement of merging pedestrian crowds
Modelling pedestrian crowd movement and behaviour has emerged in the recent years in the literature as a new research topic. This topic has become important to an increasing extent due to the growth of populations of urban ...
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 ...
Modelling damage to glazing and aluminium facades by flying objects
Impact by flying debris in windstorms conditions has been a major contributor to damage to aluminium, glass and other types of building facades. However, no codified design guidelines are currently available to quantify ...
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. ...
Optimisation of disaster waste management systems
The four major stages of disaster management are mitigation, preparation, response and recovery. Waste management is one of the core activities in the recovery stage and focuses on collecting, reducing or recycling, 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 ...
Humans’ decision-making during emergency evacuations of crowded environments: behavioural analyses and econometric modelling perspectives
Modelling evacuation behaviour of humans has become an increasingly important topic due to the growth of urban populations and mass gatherings as well as the increasing frequency of emergency incidents in environments that ...
Seismic assessment of reinforced concrete walls in Australia
Some non-ductile reinforced concrete walls in buildings were observed to perform poorly in the 2011 Christchurch earthquake, with most of the lives lost from the event caused by the collapse of buildings that relied on ...