Civil Engineering - Theses
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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 ...
Blind bolted moment connections to concrete-filled circular hollow section (CFCHS) columns for high seismic regions
When used as columns, Concrete-Filled Circular Hollow Sections (CFCHS) offer excellent strength, stiffness, and ductility in addition to an attractive appearance. There is also a construction advantage achieved by the ...
Road space optimisation for multiclass and multimodal traffic networks
Traffic congestion has become a serious concern and hindrance to the prosperity of many societies. Among a variety of solutions two approaches are of significant importance: constructing new roads and bridges to ease traffic ...
Towards improvement of the design of borehole ground heat exchangers
Ground source heat pump (GSHP) systems utilise ground thermal energy stored at shallow, up to 500 m, depths for heating and cooling applications. The underground elements of these systems, ground heat exchangers (GHEs), ...