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

Bushfire building risk assessment using drones

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 methodsconducting field scale study and risk analyses for buildings in bushfire-prone areas.We're looking for civil engineering students with interest in:advanced technologydata analysestechnical writing.

Study level
Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Engineering
School
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Simulating atmospheric ageing of bushfire smoke

Bushfires have always been an integral part of the Australian continent and in recent years, due to climate change, their duration, frequency and severity have intensified.Bushfires, either naturally occurring or deliberate (i.e. prescribed burning) are a significant source of particulate matter (PM), a Class 1 carcinogenic (same as cigarette smoke and asbestos). Bushfires and prescribed biomass burning are the main cause of severe air pollution events in major Australian cities. They also have an impact on visibility and Earth’s radiation …

Study level
PhD, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Science
School
School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Research centre(s)

Centre for the Environment

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

Vegetation modelling for wildlife conservation and bushfire monitoring

Modelling vegetation using video captured from drones is a valuable component of conservation. Working as part of a team you will use existing imagery to create detailed vegetation models for ecological analysis. You will then use these models to address important questions around the impacts of bushfires and interactions between vegetation and wildlife.

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Science
School
School of Biology and Environmental Science
Research centre(s)

Centre for the Environment

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