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Semi-continuum method - SECAN software improvement and comparison with other bridge deck analyses

Semi-continuum method is a method for bridge deck analysis, which is rigorous buy economical in computer usage. SECAN 2018 is a developed program based on the method. SECAN 2018 could only be executed under pre-Windows 10 environment. This project aims to improve SECAN 2018 (with source codes provided) so that it could be executed under Windows 10. Besides, the semi-continuum method will be compared with other bridge deck analysis methods like grillage and finite element methods. Some knowledge of structural …

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
Science and Engineering Faculty

Benchmarking branch and bound strategies for mixed integer programming

Branch and bound is the cornerstone of mixed-integer programming solvers. These days, most practitioners and researchers rely on commercial solvers which allow them to focus on modeling rather than programming.A general branch-and-bound algorithm will be coded from scratch as part of this project, including the underlying simplex method for solving LP sub-problems.The project will aim to investigate different branching strategies and contrast them on different problem sets, in terms of CPU time and memory requirements. It will also aim to …

Study level
Honours
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
Science and Engineering Faculty

Optimally scheduling management when climate windows are closing

Delays in acting in collapsing ecosystems can be catastrophic. With every passing year, the chances that the ecosystem has progressed past some point of no return increases. Yet the research and development needed to develop a new technology can take a long time. Balance between these two dynamic processes is needed to determine the optimal length and effort for developing new technologies. This project will develop a method for finding the optimal schedule for developing technological readiness, social acceptability, a …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
Science and Engineering Faculty

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