Study level

  • Master of Philosophy
  • Honours
  • Vacation research experience scheme

Faculty/School

Topic status

We're looking for students to study this topic.

Research centre

Supervisors

Dr Anthony Ariyanayagam
Position
Senior Lecturer
Division / Faculty
Faculty of Engineering
Professor Mahen Mahendran
Position
Professor
Division / Faculty
Faculty of Engineering

Overview

The project will investigate the feasibility of using drones to conduct bushfire risk assessments for buildings. It involves:

  • learning about data capturing and analysis technique and methods
  • conducting field scale study and risk analyses for buildings in bushfire-prone areas.

We're looking for civil engineering students with interest in:

  • advanced technology
  • data analyses
  • technical writing.

Research activities

During this project, you'll:

  • review the process of pre-bushfire condition assessment methods
  • conduct both on-foot and UAV-based survey for selected buildings in Queensland
  • investigate the use of drone captured data for better bushfire planning and prediction.

Outcomes

The study will contribute towards developing guidelines to use the already available advanced technology in pre-bushfire condition assessments of buildings.

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Contact

Contact the supervisors for more information.