PhD Projects SEIT

Scholarships of $35,000 (AUD) are available for PhD students  who have achieved Honours 1/High Distinction in their UG program and/or have completed a Masters by Research.

An FRP sandwich structure consists of two high strength composite skins separated by a core material. Inserting a core material between the laminates increases the stiffness of the panel without increasing its weight. FRP sandwich panels are very popular in the aerospace and automotive industries, and various core materials, such as balsa, PVC, PET, honeycomb, are available to satisfy the needs of these industries.

Big Data and CPS in Project Scheduling

In the presence of increasingly dynamic environments, frequent uncertainties, high customer specifications, strict project deadlines, and stricter requirements on sustainability and scarcity of resources, modern project managers are challenged in their ability to schedule and control projects. Thus, in the context of sustainable project scheduling context, two important elements are to be considered as decision variables: the input elements of a scheduling (e.g.

The big data revolution is ubiquitous across all industries, and in aviation, big data is also crucial. While many other industries are seeing a great deal of academic research utilising machine learning and other tools to analyse data, there have been limited applications in aviation. The goal of this research will be to look at data driven decision making and other applications of big data in a specific application to the aviation industry.

The aim of this project is to quantify the effect of climate change on aviation safety. This will involve undertaking a long term study of aviation safety occurrences that have weather related contributions. A correlation between global warming (climate change in general) metrics/indicators and changes in aviation safety occurrences will be measured to understand if there is an association between climate change and increased risks in flight operations. How this potential correlation varies for different types of weather-related aviation safety occurrences will also be investigated.

Milimeter wave location-aware communication systems for the fifth generation of mobile communication

The fifth generation of mobile communication (5G) is being designed with a trend towards using millimetre frequency bands (mmWave) with a large number of antennas at the transmitter and receiver. Due to its low scattering and reflective nature, mmWave channels are spatially sparse with communication occurring via only a few propagation paths.

Design and Analysis of Efficient Coding Schemes for Internet of Things

The aim of this project is to research coding techniques for device to device cooperative communications in IoT. Specifically, this project will investigate techniques and methods to improve the throughput and efficiency of the cooperative communications in IoT.

Probabilistic Systems Engineering Model: Synthesis and Validation

The aim of this project is to synthesize building blocks of a Probabilistic Systems Engineering Model and its validation. The model would be based on probabilistic success in execution of systems engineering task and resulting rework.

Evolution of water-jets from the centrebow and demihull prior to wetdeck slamming event

Over the past three decades there has been increased military and commercial interest in lightweight high-speed ships, mainly due to their ability to provide fast sea transportation and relatively high payload capacity. Australia is an acknowledged world leader in the innovative design and construction of large high-speed aluminium catamarans, such as the vessels developed by Incat Tasmania and Austal.

Acoustic Metamaterials and Metasurfaces

Acoustic metamaterials are artificially structured media which can manipulate sound waves in unusual ways. Metasurfaces are thin layers of metamaterials, which enable wave manipulation within a compact structure.

Investigation of Methods and Methodologies for Systems Engineering of Non-functional Requirements

Systems Engineering methodology applies aptly to functional design of systems. However, for non-functional requirements, the current methodology does not have a lot to offer and there is a lack of concrete methodologies for non-functional systems engineering. Specific modularization of systems elements is a powerful tool for the design of the non-functional requirements into the systems.