Research Thesis Topic
Behaviour of Culverts During Extreme Flood Events
After many years of service and ongoing deterioration, infrastructure culvert assets require timely and effective maintenance, rehabilitation or replacement to reduce the number of failures and increase their performance. Damage to the critical road infrastructures such as bridges, floodway's and culverts hinders the activities during a flood event and in the recovery stage of it too. USQ is investigating the methods to improve the resilience of road structures subjected to extreme flood events. It is aligned with a national research centre named “Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre (BNHCRC)” (researchers-RMIT, University of Melbourne and industry partners- Queensland Transport Main Roads, VicRoads, Road and Maritime Services (NSW), Western Australia MainRoads, Lockyer Valley Regional Council). Culverts are one of the road structures that USQ is working on. This research project aims to investigate the structural design aspect of the culverts although at the moment it is governed by the hydraulic aspect.
- Centre for Future Materials
- Institute for Agriculture and the Environment
- School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
- Civil Engineering
- Engineering Design
- Materials Engineering
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.