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Developing a Novel Ranking Index Based on Resilience of Road Infrastructures


Topic ID
35

Thesis Topic/Title
Developing a Novel Ranking Index Based on Resilience of Road Infrastructures

Description

Road infrastructures, such as bridges, culverts and floodway's are vital components to facilitate the mobility of people. However, they are subjected to damage during natural disasters such as extrement flood events. Damage to those road infrastructures has impact to the general household travels, emergency services and reconstruction activities, in three phases, namely before, during and after a natural disaster. Current practice in ranking roads and road infrastructures is mainly based on the traffic volume. However, recent extreme flood events that Queensland experienced in 2011 and 2013, indicated that resilience is an important aspect to be addressed. Several road infrastructures were subjected to damage and hence communities were completely or partially isolated for short or long period of time depending on the pace of reconstruction activities. in an event of a widespread natural disaster, it is important to evaluate the impact of the road infrastructure damage and prioritize them based on the resilience of the community. This research will therefore develop a novel framework to rank road infrastructures based on the resilience of the community.


Principal Supervisor

Associate Supervisors

Research Affiliations
  • Centre for Future Materials
  • Institute for Agriculture and the Environment
  • School of Civil Engineering and Surveying

Field of Research
  • Civil Engineering
  • Engineering Design
  • Materials Engineering


Application Open Date
29/02/2016

Application Close Date
31/12/2020

USQ Scholarship Applications

Other Scholarship Funding Details
Potential candidates can apply for USQ scholarships (such as International Postgraduate Research Scholarships – IPRS and Australian Postgraduate Award- APA). They can also apply for BNHCRC postgraduat

Pre-approved for Ethics
No

Admission Requirements

Please review the admission requirements for the academic program associated with this Thesis Topic

This research project is more suitable for a student living around Brisbane and can be based in Springfield campus.




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