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Neutron scattering techniques have provided a window into the structure and mechanics of solid materials for many decades. This study has demonstrated that these techniques can also provide tremendous insight into granular systems by means of crystallographic texture measurement and the use of neutron diffraction strain measurement techniques.
Hydrogen sulphide (H2S) gas generated in wastewater networks presents a complex management issue worldwide. Corrosion of concrete and metallic sewer assets result in expensive rehabilitation cost, while customer odour complaints and worker health and safety are also major issues. This research aims to reduce concrete corrosion by minimising the generation and release of H2S with smarter network operation and design.
Abstract: The aim of this paper is to present an Engineers perspective of the implementation of Education methods, the Author was involved in, including Student project work, educational videos and STEM Student presentations, whilst examining qualitative changes in student perceptions of working with Aboriginal Australians.
Abstract: Professional people will need to be trained in fundamental calculations and principles in new ways to manage risks in their professions going forward. These people will need to use their depth of skills, in conjunction with likely new findings of AI to achieve new performance measures previously unattainable. Professional training in the development and separately in the operation of AI are whole new areas of risk management measure.
Abstract: Contemporary research indicates increasing rapid and significant changes impacting sociotechnical work systems will require different approaches to effectively manage risks. Future research activities, research contexts and research personnel may be quite different from past and current practices. How people interact with technology and their work environments will change rapidly and it will be essential to have risk management approaches that can effectively adapt to address future risks.
Abstract: The UN sustainability Goals 6 (water) and 7 (energy) are inexorably linked; energy is required for water extraction and treatment and water is required for conventional energy production. Australia is on track to meet Goal 6 by 2030 but Goal 7 seems more elusive due to the country’s dependence on fossil fuels. The Australian Government’s Renewable Energy Target and state–based actions are now driving substantial investment in renewable electricity generation and renewables are likely to account for 23% of electricity generated by 2020.
Abstract: This paper reviews the natural defences of atoll cays, the vulnerabilities of the inhabitants and their assets, and examines the various forms of seawall defence and their strengths and weaknesses. In the context of the large aid budget expected to be expended in the next 20 years, the potential economies to be found in developing appropriate specifications for the use and control of locally available materials in appropriately durable constructions, at least for minor works, may greatly reduce that budget and aid in building capability.
Abstract: Historically, the offshore ocean wave-monitoring field has been dominated by surface following wave buoys utilising accelerometers. However, recent advancements in technology have introduced alternate global positioning system (GPS) sensors. To monitor wave conditions effectively, it is important to have a comprehensive understanding of available wave monitoring devices.