Study level

Honours

Vacation research experience scheme

Faculty/School

Science and Engineering Faculty

School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Topic status

We're looking for students to study this topic.

Supervisors

Dr Anthony Ariyanayagam
Position
Research Fellow
Division / Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Professor Mahen Mahendran
Position
Professor
Division / Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty

Overview

This project aims to investigate using drones to conduct pre-bushfire assessment for buildings in bushfire prone areas.

Both traditional on-foot and drone-based condition assessments will be conducted for the selected buildings. We'll compare the effectiveness and efficiency of traditional pre-bushfire condition assessment to UAV-based technology assessments.

Further, the project will investigate how we can utilise UAV-based captured data in bushfire prediction, mitigation planning and evacuation

Research activities

During the research project, you will:

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

Outcomes

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

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Contact

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