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Developing composite products for use in light steel wall and floor systems

The project will investigate the potential use of a range of composite products made of gypsum plasterboard, steel sheeting and insulation foams to improve the fire resistance of light steel wall and floor systems. It will involve investigating the potential composite products’ suitability, conducting fire tests of small scale wall/floor assemblies (1.2mx.1.2m) made of such composite products to understand how they behave in fire and determine their fire resistance levels. Civil and Mechanical Engineering students with interest in structural and …

Study level
Master of Philosophy, Honours
Faculty
Faculty of Engineering
School
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Bushfire design of residential buildings

This project aims to investigate the bushfire performance of residential buildings in the bushfire prone areas of Australia. This includes a detailed review of:bushfire characteristicsradiant and convective heat ratestype of materials used to construct bushfire safe housesstructural and fire performance of external wall and roof panelsstructural design requirementstesting procedures.This comprehensive review will contribute towards developing conceptual models and design methods of external wall and roof systems for residential buildings in bushfire zones.

Study level
Master of Philosophy, Honours
Faculty
Faculty of Engineering
School
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Research centre(s)
Centre for Materials Science

Bushfire performance of lightweight and fire resistant wall panels

This project will investigate the structural bushfire performance of lightweight and fire resistant cement based blocks and wall panels. This includes axial compression tests and fire resistance tests of individual blocks currently available in the industry. The performance will be summarized based on the raw materials and the mix proportion of the blocks.

Study level
Master of Philosophy, Honours
Faculty
Faculty of Engineering
School
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Research centre(s)
Centre for Materials Science

Bushfire design of residential buildings

This project aims to investigate the bushfire performance of residential buildings in the bushfire prone areas of Australia. This includes a detailed review of bushfire characteristics, radiant and convective heat rates, type and materials used to construct bushfire safe houses, structural and fire performance of external wall and roof panels, structural design requirements and testing procedures.This comprehensive review will contribute towards developing conceptual models and design methods of external wall and roof systems for residential buildings in bushfire zones.

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Engineering
School
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Research centre(s)
Centre for Materials Science

Bushfire resistance design of buildings in urban-bushland interface using machine learning techniques

The project will use advanced machine learning techniques to identify the vegetation patches of urban-bushland interface residential areas, using either Google or Nearmap. It involves creating and learning a data set for vegetation types in the sub-urban areas, developing analysis techniques/methods and conducting field-scale studies and risk analyses for buildings in bushfire-prone areas.Civil engineering students interested in advanced technology, data analyses and technical writing are required.

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Engineering
School
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Research centre(s)
Centre for Materials Science

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