Civil Engineering - Theses
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Evaluating and reducing exposure to indoor pollutants from volatile organic compounds
Indoor air pollution now ranks as a top environmental health risk globally. Poor indoor air quality can detrimentally affect human health and the economy. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are pervasive indoor air pollutants. ...
Impact-resistance of Reinforced Concrete Structures
Reinforced concrete (RC) protective barriers such as rockfall barriers and vehicular barriers need to be designed to resist impact actions. However, there are uncertainties over the required stability of the barrier to ...
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 ...