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Ruminant digestion of temperate, sub-tropical, and tropical fodders

The nutritional value of fodder, a type of animal feed, varies depending on the climate in which it is produced (i.e., temperate, sub-tropical, and tropical). The reasons for these differences has not been fully explained.

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

Targeting Fibrosis: Identification of novel natural compounds to modulate collagen expression

Liver disease is a huge and increasing burden on society; it can be due to a number of different reasons including excessive alcohol consumption, viral infections, and non-alcoholic liver disease. Each of these causes may have a different molecular pathway of developing the disease pathology, but one common feature is there is an injury or insult to the liver. This injury then results in activation of the wound healing process; when this healing process goes awry liver disease can develop, …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours
Faculty
Faculty of Health
School
School of Biomedical Sciences
Research centre(s)

Fire behaviour of realistic LSF wall systems

This project will investigate how Light Gauge Steel Framing (LSF) wall systems behave during a fire. This experiment will account for practical issues in construction, including floor-to-wall connections and service penetrations.It will include practical and theoretical assessment of a series of realistic connection and service penetration types that are currently used in buildings. We aim to understand how these differences affect fire resistance. …

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

Pre-bushfire condition assessment of buildings using drones

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 …

Study level
Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
School
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Research centre(s)

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

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

Creation of fibrous tissue at moving interfaces

Extracellular matrix (ECM) secreted by cells is composed of a meshwork of fibres infiltrated with proteins and/or minerals. This fibre meshwork often matures after its creation by rearranging its structure according to local mechanical clues, or by the infiltration of new molecules.In this project, the fibre meshwork will be represented by a continuous anisotropic field. You will derive evolution equations to describe fibre creation at moving cell membranes and the subsequent maturation of the meshwork.Applications of this model include the:investigation …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
School
School of Mathematical Sciences
Research centre(s)
Centre for Biomedical Technologies

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