- Adjunct Professor Nimal Perera, Robert Bird Group
Transport tunnels are important components of the transport systems in major cities. They can be vulnerable to bomb explosions caused by accidental or deliberate means.
This project will evaluate the vulnerability of transport tunnels to credible blast events and the influence of key parameters. We'll then propose measures to mitigate the adverse effects of such explosions to maximise the safety of passengers, infrastructure and transport vehicles.
As part of the research project, you'll carry out extensive computer modelling and analysis on the response of transport tunnels to blast events.
Outcomes will include the vulnerability assessment of the tunnel and the proposed measures to mitigate the adverse effects of credible blast events.
Your findings will be submitted for publication.
Skills and experience
You may be able to apply for a research scholarship in our annual scholarship round.
Contact the supervisor for more information.