• Home   /  
  • Archive by category "1"

Thesis Statement On Civil Engineering

Sample Personal Statement for Civil Engineering

“The Foolish Old Man Removing a Mountain” is an allegory known to virtually every Chinese. The story tells that in ancient times there was an old foolish man by the name of Yu Gong who was determined to remove the WangWu Mountain, a mountain that blocked him and his family from having access to the outside world, in an attempt to carve out a road leading to the outside world and hence create conditions for his posterity to achieve economic prosperity. The project was a Herculean task and, to make the matter worse, the old man was rather advanced in age. His neighbors all came to dissuade him from the endeavor. But the old man’s answer was that if he should die, his children and grandchildren could succeed him. The day would come when the mountain could be removed ultimately.

Inconceivable as they are, modern versions of this allegory occur in the frequently impoverished mountain areas in present-day China. The mountain folks resort to primitive manual labor (hence inevitably involving casualties) and simple tools and usually spend many years, even more than a decade, to open up routes inch by inch in order to have access to the market outside the deep mountains to sell their farm produce, so that their descendants will no longer be confined to the kind of isolated and economically unprivileged life that they are living. As a student with a Master’s degree in Road & Railway Engineering, I can never maintain a tranquil state of mind whenever I read of stories of this kind. I tell myself that I have the obligation and responsibility to help halt this dire reality. For this reason, I am determined to seek a Ph. D. program in Communication & Transportation at your esteemed university, a program that will enable me to reward my country with my knowledge of the advanced transportation engineering technology in the world. Of course, I am soberly aware that to be accepted into your highly-respected program I will inevitably be faced with fierce competitions. Nevertheless, my sound academic background, rich work experience and the ability to undertake independent academic research all testify to my qualifications as a worthy candidate for your program.

My choice for Industrial and Civil Airport Construction and Highway Airport Construction and Highway during my undergraduate program at the Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture, XX University, seemed to have derived from my family tradition. My father has long been a construction engineer and my interest in civil engineering grew as I saw my father working on construction plans and drawings and picking up bits and pieces of civil engineering knowledge. My academic performance at XX University, which is a key university in the country, has been consistently characterized by top ranking, receiving Student of Excellence award for four consecutive years. My solid and comprehensive academic foundation and outstanding performance came to the attention of the renowned airport construction expert Prof. XXX, under whose direction I undertook my graduation project Design of an Airport Runway. In this project, I completed the overall design of a civil airport together with the airport’s roadnet. The roadnet design fully met the relevant national standards and the overall airport layout was rationally designed, leading to unanimously positive evaluation by the reviewing panel.

My undergraduate program was immediately followed by a postgraduate program at XX University, into which I was enrolled in my capacity as the top performer in the entrance examination. On a fiercer lever of competition, I doubled my academic efforts and managed to be among the top five in my class, winning “Class-A” scholarships. My active involvement in research also bore fruits. I published several research papers, including XX, in such central natural science journals as XX and XX.

Entitled Study of the Low-Noise Mechanism of the Asphalt Pavement, my Master’s thesis focused on those issues: the mechanism of noise production of tyres, the parameters affecting the tyre’s noise, the noise-absorbing mechanism of asphalt pavement and the pavement configuration parameters affecting the low-noise asphalt pavement. The thesis offered in-depth analysis of the effective voidage of the asphalt pavement and the pavement thickness as major factors in reducing the noise production. The new subject as well as the unique perspectives of my thesis won positive comments from the reviewing panel who rated my work as “significant for the subsequent research on low-noise asphalt pavement”.

My distinguished academic performance and research potential led to my employment with XX Province Expressway Co., Ltd. which made me responsible for the construction and management of the XX Expressway, a key national project. As a major technical specialist, I was in overall charge of drafting relevant tender documents of pavement,participating in the construction of the roadbed, bridge, and pavement, organizing the spot check of the raw materials for the asphalt pavement, holding meeting to discuss technical details of the asphalt pavement, launching technical trainings and field inspections, implementing the Superpave projects. The accumulation of rich and comprehensive experience in construction and management, and the problem-solving skills, and the ability to work effectively and efficiently, both independently and in teams, are the three most important results I have achieved. Over the past four years, I have been given the “Model Employee” honor in my work performance evaluation.

An equally important component of my employment is my independent research work. Two more papers, Construction Craft and Quality Control of SMA and Application of Superpave in XX Kaiyang Expressway were published in XX (national core journal of highway transportation). Some experts believe my papers offer detailed elaboration on highway SMA and Superpave pavement, providing important reference for the construction of other expressway projects.

While feeling proud for engaging in national-level projects, I have also gained an insider’s knowledge of China’s underdeveloped conditions of civil engineering in road and highway construction. The areas of study that I will focus in my proposed Ph.D. program are closely connected with those conditions—the methods of designing asphalt mixture, predictive evaluation of asphalt pavement performance, quality control of asphalt pavement construction, and the regeneration technology of old asphalt pavement. I expect that through your program I will be extensively exposed to the latest theoretical and technical developments in the world academia and take up fruitful research. If your highly selective program accepts applicants with sound academic performance, rich work experience and promising research potential, I can assert, without any shame of arrogance, that I am exactly the candidate you are looking for.

 

Note 1: some theses may be listed under more than one heading
Note 2: the degree that in other Universities is usually called "Ph.D." is in Oxford called "D.Phil."


REINFORCED SOIL

Unpaved Roads

Other reinforced soil applications

  • Dyer, M.R. (1985) D.Phil. "Observation of the Stress Distribution in Crushed Glass with Applications to Soil Reinforcement"
    abstract | thesis (5.47MB, pdf)
  • Palmeira, E.M. (1987) D.Phil. "The Study of Soil Reinforcement Interaction by Means of Large Scale Laboratory Tests"
    abstract | thesis (13.1MB, pdf)
  • Pedley, M.J. (1990) D.Phil. "The Performance of Soil Reinforcement in Bending and Shear"
    abstract | thesis (18.2MB, pdf)
  • Tei, K. (1993) D.Phil. "A Study of Soil Nailing in Sand"
    abstract | thesis (7.08MB, pdf)
  • Morris, J.D. (1999) D.Phil. "Physical and Numerical Modelling of Grouted Nails in Clay"
    abstract | thesis (7.18MB, pdf)

Back to top


OFFSHORE FOUNDATIONS AND STRUCTURES

Piling

  • Gue, S.S. (1984) D.Phil. "Ground Heave Around Driven Piles in Clay"
    abstract | thesis (4.64MB, pdf)
  • Evans, K.M. (1987) D.Phil. "A Model Study of the End Bearing Capacity of Piles in Layered Calcareous Soils"
    abstract | thesis (5.86MB, pdf)
  • Coop, M.R. (1987) D.Phil. "Axial Capacity of Driven Piles in Clay"
    abstract | thesis (7.49MB, pdf)
  • Chaudhry, A.R. (1994) D.Phil. "Static Pile-Soil-Pile Interaction in Offshore Pile Groups"
    abstract | thesis (7.89MB, pdf)
  • Dash, S.R. (2010) D.Phil. "Lateral Pile-Soil Interaction in Liquefiable Soils"
    abstract | thesis (7.34MB, pdf)
  • Beuckelaers, W.J.A.P (2017) D.Phil. "Numerical Modelling of Laterally Loaded Piles for Offshore Wind Turbines"

Shallow foundations, jack-up units

  • de Santa Maria, P.E.L. (1988) D.Phil. "Behaviour of Footings for Offshore Structures under Combined Loads"
    abstract | thesis (5.89MB, pdf)
  • Bell, R.W. (1991) M.Sc. "The Analysis of Offshore Foundations Subjected to Combined Loading"
    abstract | thesis (5.73MB, pdf)
  • Martin, C.M.(1994) D.Phil. "Physical and Numerical Modelling of Offshore Foundations Under Combined Loads"
    abstract | thesis (30.1MB, pdf)
  • Thompson, R.S.G. (1996) D.Phil. "Development of Non-Linear Numerical Models Appropriate for the Analysis of Jack-up Units"
    abstract | thesis (14.4MB, pdf)
  • Ngo Tran, C.L. (1996) D.Phil. "The Analysis of Offshore Foundations Subjected to Combined Loading"
    abstract | thesis (7.68MB, pdf)
  • Mangal, J.K. (1999) D.Phil. "Partially Drained Loading of Shallow Foundations on Sand"
    abstract | thesis (16.2MB, pdf)
  • Cassidy, M.J. (1999) D.Phil. "Non-Linear Analysis of Jack-up Structures Subjected to Random Waves"
    abstract | thesis (3.1MB, pdf)
  • Byrne, B.W. (2000) D.Phil. "Investigations of Suction Caissons in Dense Sand"
    abstract | thesis (8.9MB, pdf)
  • Nguyen-Sy, L. (2005) D.Phil. "The Theoretical Modelling of Circular Shallow Foundation for Offshore Wind Turbines"
    abstract | thesis (5.06Mb, pdf)
  • Villalobos Jara, F.A. (2006) D.Phil. "Model Testing of Foundations for Offshore Wind Turbines"
    abstract | thesis (22.87Mb, pdf)
  • Hazell, E. (2008) D.Phil. "Numerical and Experimental Studies of Shallow Cone Penetration in Clay"
    abstract | thesis (7.16Mb, pdf)
  • Cotter, O. (2009) D.Phil. "The Installation of Suction Cassion Foundations for Offshore Renewable Energy Structures"
    abstract | thesis (18.8Mb, pdf)

Back to top


IN-SITU TESTING

  • Coop, M.R. (1987) D.Phil. "Axial Capacity of Driven Piles in Clay"
    abstract | thesis (7.49MB, pdf)
  • May, R.E. (1987) D.Phil. "A Study of the Piezocone Penetrometer in Normally Consolidated Clay"
    abstract | thesis (5.75MB, pdf)
  • Teh, C.I. (1987) D.Phil. "An Analytical Study of the Cone Penetration Test"
    abstract | thesis (6.47MB, pdf)
  • Nyirenda, Z.M. (1990) D.Phil. "Piezocone Studies in Lightly Overconsolidated Soil"
    abstract | thesis (8.97MB, pdf)
  • Schnaid, F. (1990) D.Phil. "A Study of the Cone- pressuremeter Test in Sand"
    abstract | thesis (5.55MB, pdf)
  • Yu, H.S. (1990) D.Phil. "Cavity Expansion Theory and its Application to the Analysis of Pressuremeters"
    abstract | thesis (5.41MB, pdf)
  • Nutt, N.R.F. (1993) D.Phil. "Development of the Cone Pressuremeter"
    abstract | thesis (7.84MB, pdf)
  • Smith, M.G. (1993) D.Phil. "A Laboratory Study of the Marchetti Dilatometer"
    abstract | thesis (7.97MB, pdf)
  • Yao, M. (1996) M.Sc. "A Study of the Effect of Length to Diameter Ratio on the Results of Pressuremeter Tests"
    abstract | thesis (4.46MB, pdf)

Back to top


UNSATURATED AND GASSY SOILS

  • Nageswaran, S. (1983) D.Phil. "Effects of Gas Bubbles on the Sea-Bed Behaviour"
    abstract | thesis (6.69MB, pdf)
  • Wheeler, S.J. (1986) D.Phil. "Stress-Strain Behaviour of Soils Containing Gas Bubbles"
    abstract | thesis (9.83MB, pdf)
  • Gardner, T.N. (1988) D.Phil. "The Acoustic Properties of Gassy Soil"
    abstract | thesis (8.07MB, pdf)
  • Thomas, S.D. (1988) D.Phil. "The Consolidation Behaviour of Gassy Soil"
    abstract | thesis (11.0MB, pdf)
  • Sharma, R.S. (1998) D.Phil. "Mechanical Behaviour of Unsaturated Highly Expansive Clays"
    abstract | thesis (15.8MB pdf)

Back to top


SEDIMENTATION AND CONSOLIDATION OF SOFT CLAYS

  • Lee, K. (1979) D.Phil. "An Analytical and Experimental Study of Large Strain Consolidation"
    abstract | thesis (7.89MB, pdf)
  • Been, K. (1980) D.Phil. "Stress-Strain Behaviour of a Cohesive Soil Deposited Under Water"
    abstract | thesis (5.37MB, pdf)
  • Elder, D. McG. (1985) D.Phil. "Stress-Strain and Strength Behaviour of Very Soft Soil Sediment"
    abstract | thesis (7.97MB, pdf)
  • Bowden, R.K. (1988) D.Phil. "Compression Behaviour and Shear Strength Characteristics of a Natural Silty Clay Sedimented in the Laboratory"
    abstract | thesis (8.13MB, pdf)
  • Lee, M. (2000) M.Sc. "An Experimental and Analytical Study of Electrokinetic Consolidation"
    abstract | thesis (4.63Mb, pdf)
  • Bartholomeeusen, G. (2003) D.Phil. "Compound Shock Waves and Creep Behaviour in Sediment Beds"
    abstract | thesis (2.33MB, pdf)
  • Lintern, D.G. (2003) D.Phil. "Influences of Flocculation on Bed Properties for Fine-Grained Cohesive Sediment"
    abstract | thesis (14.9MB, pdf)

Back to top


TUNNELLING AND TRENCHLESS TECHNOLOGY

Pipejacking and pipebursting

  • Ripley, K.J. (1989) D.Phil. "The Performance of Jacked Pipes"
    abstract | thesis (11.3MB, pdf)
  • Swee, J.L.K. (1991) D.Phil. "Pipebursting: Model Tests"
    abstract
  • Norris, P. (1992) D.Phil. "The Behaviour of Jacked Concrete Pipes During Site Installation"
    abstract | thesis (17MB, pdf)
  • Zhou, J.-Q. (1998) D.Phil. "Numerical Analysis and Laboratory Test of Concrete Jacking Pipes"
    abstract | thesis (48.9MB pdf)
  • Marshall, M.A. (1998) D. Phil. "Pipe-Jacked Tunnelling: Jacking Loads and Ground Movements"
    abstract | thesis (7.37MB pdf)
  • Psomas, S (2001) M.Sc. "Properties of Foam/Sand Mixtures for Tunnelling Applications"
    abstract | thesis (1.64MB pdf)
  • Pena Duarte , M (2007) D.Phil. "Foam as a Soil Conditioner in Tunnelling: Physical and Mechanical Properties of Conditioned Sands"
    abstract | thesis (1.64MB pdf)
  • Schupp, J. (2009) D.Phil. "Upheaval buckling and flotation of buried offshore pipelines"

Tunnelling (general)

  • Chow, L. (1994) M.Sc. "The Prediction of Surface Settlements Due to Tunnelling in Soft Ground"
    abstact | thesis (5.84MB, pdf)
  • Kim, S.-H. (1996) D.Phil. "Model Testing and Analysis of Interactions between Tunnels in Clay"
    abstact | thesis (15.6MB, pdf)
  • Liu Gang (1997) D.Phil. "Numerical Modelling of Damage to Masonry Buildings Due to Tunnelling"
    abstact | thesis (5.51MB, pdf)
  • Augarde, C.E. (1997) D.Phil. "Numerical Modelling of Tunnelling Processes for Assessment of Damage to Buildings"
    abstact | thesis (7.70MB, pdf)
  • Bloodworth, A.G. (2002) D.Phil. "Three-Dimensional Analysis of Tunnelling Effects on Structures to Develop Design Methods"
    abstract | thesis(3.85MB, pdf)
  • Pickhaver, J.A. (2006) D.Phil. "Numerical Modelling of Building Response to Tunnelling"
    abstract | thesis (41MB, pdf)

Back to top


FLOW OF GRANULAR MATERIALS

  • Saperstein, L.W. (1967) D.Phil. "The Dynamics of Granular Solids"
    abstract | thesis (5.01MB, pdf)
  • Wilson, J. (1970) D.Phil. "Forces Exerted on Solid Bodies Moving Through Cohesionless Soils"
    abstract

Back to top


ENVIRONMENTAL APPLICATIONS

  • Harbottle, M.J. (2003) D.Phil. "The Use of Electrokinetics to Enhance the Degradation of Organic Contaminants in Soils"
    abstract | thesis (2.78MB, pdf)

Back to top


CONCRETE

Back to top


STRUCTURAL DYNAMICS

  • Thompson, R.S.G. (1996) D.Phil. "Development of Non-Linear Numerical Models Appropriate for the Analysis of Jack-up Units"
    abstract | thesis (14.4MB, pdf)
  • Cassidy, M.J. (1999) D.Phil. "Non-Linear Analysis of Jack-up Structures Subjected to Random Waves"
    abstract | thesis (3.1MB, pdf)
  • Falati, S. (1999) D.Phil. "The contribution of non-structural components to the overall dynamic behaviour of concrete floor slabs"
    abstract | thesis (16MB, pdf)
  • Williams, D.M. (2000) D.Phil. "Numerical Modelling of Real Time Sub-Structure testing "
    abstract | thesis (2.2MB, pdf)
  • Neild, S.A. (2001) D.Phil. "Using Non-Linear Vibration Techniques to Detect Damage in Concrete Bridges"
    abstract | thesis (5.3MB, pdf)
  • Clément, D.E. (2002) D.Phil. "Seismic Analysis of Knee Elements for Steel Frames"
    abstract | thesis (13.9MB, pdf)
  • Grey, M. (2006) M.Sc "Finite Element Seismic Analysis of Guyed Masts "
    abstract | thesis (4.82Mb, pdf)
  • Bonnet, P.A. (2006) D.Phil "The Development of Multi-Axis Real-Time Substructure Testing"
    abstract | thesis (4.98Mb, pdf)
  • Sim, J.H.H. (2006) D.Phil. "Human-Structure Interaction in Cantilever Grandstands"
    abstract | thesis (13.9Mb, pdf)
  • Ehland, A. (2009) D.Phil. "Vibrations of precast and partially prestressed floor systems under moving loads"
    abstract | thesis (15.59Mb, pdf)
  • Ojaghi, M. (Makhzan Ojaghi, S. M.) (2010) D.Phil. "The Development of Real-Time Distributed Hybrid Testing for Earthquake Engineering"
    abstract
  • Nhleko, S. (2011) D.Phil. "Human-induced Lateral Excitation of Assembly Structures"
    abstract | thesis (13.3mb, pdf)
  • Whittle, J. (2011) D.Phil. "Strategic Placement of Viscous Dampers for Seismic Structural Design"
    abstract | thesis (17.1Mb, pdf)
  • Claff, D.E. (2015) D.Phil. "Pedestrian-Induced Lateral Excitation of Footbridges"
    abstract | thesis (8.6mb, pdf)

Back to top


STRUCTURAL GLASS

Back to top


DEPLOYABLE STRUCTURES

  • Lengyel, A. (2002) D.Phil. "Analogy between Equilibrium of Structures and Compatibility of Mechanisms"
    abstract | thesis (1.17MB, pdf)
  • Chen, Y. (2003) D.Phil. "Design of Structural Mechanisms"
    abstract | thesis (3.55MB, pdf)
  • Kuribayashi, K. (2004) D.Phil. "A Novel Foldable Stent Graft"
    abstract | thesis (76.14MB, pdf)
  • Melin, N. (2004) D.Phil. "Application of Bennett Mechanisms to Long-Span Shelters"
    abstract | thesis (2.53MB, pdf)
  • Ma, J. (2011) D.Phil. "Thin-Walled Tubes with Pre-folded Origami Patterns as Energy Absorption Devices"
    abstract | thesis (3.08mb, pdf)
  • Gattas, J.M. (2013) D.Phil. "Quasi-Static Impact of Foldcore Sandwich Panels"
  • Li, Y. (2016) D.Phil. "Thin-Walled Structures for Energy Absorption"
    abstract
  • Cao, Y. (2017) M.Sc. "Rigid origami of thick panels and deployable membranes"
    abstract & thesis
  • Zhang, B. (2017) D.Phil. "Bistable and Mutli-stable Thin-Walled Structures"
    abstract & thesis

Back to top


FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS

A number of other theses make use of Finite Element Analysis, but the following concentrate principally on this area of work.

  • Burd, H.J. (1986) D.Phil. "A Large Displacement Finite Element Analysis of a Reinforced Unpaved Road"
    abstract | thesis (5.45MB, pdf)
  • Teh, C.I. (1987) D.Phil. "An Analytical Study of the Cone Penetration Test"
    abstract | thesis (6.47MB, pdf)
  • Yu, H.S. (1990) D.Phil. "Cavity Expansion Theory and its Application to the Analysis of Pressuremeters"
    abstract | thesis (5.41MB, pdf)
  • Bell, R.W. (1991) M.Sc. "The Analysis of Offshore Foundations Subjected to Combined Loading"
    abstract | thesis (5.73MB, pdf)
  • Brocklehurst, C.J. (1993) D.Phil. "Finite Element Studies of Reinforced and Unreinforced Two-Layer Soil Systems"
    abstract | thesis (8.44MB, pdf)
  • Chaudhry, A.R. (1994) D.Phil. "Static Pile-Soil-Pile Interaction in Offshore Pile Groups"
    abstract | thesis (7.89MB, pdf)
  • Chow, L. (1994) M.Sc. "The Prediction of Surface Settlements Due to Tunnelling in Soft Ground"
    abstract | thesis (5.84MB, pdf)
  • Ngo Tran, C.L. (1996) D.Phil. "The Analysis of Offshore Foundations Subjected to Combined Loading"
    abstract | thesis (7.68MB, pdf)
  • Yao, M. (1996) M.Sc. "A Study of the Effect of Length to Diameter Ratio on the Results of Pressuremeter Tests"
    abstract | thesis (4.46MB, pdf)
  • Liu Gang (1997) D.Phil. "Numerical Modelling of Damage to Masonry Buildings Due to Tunnelling"
    abstract | thesis (5.51MB, pdf)
  • Augarde, C.E. (1997) D.Phil. "Numerical Modelling of Tunnelling Processes for Assessment of Damage to Buildings"
    abstract | thesis (7.70MB, pdf)
  • Zhou, J.-Q. (1998) D.Phil. "Numerical Analysis and Laboratory Test of Concrete Jacking Pipes"
    abstract | thesis (48.9MB pdf)
  • Bloodworth, A.G. (2002) D.Phil. "Three Dimensional Analysis of Tunnelling Effects on Structures to Develop Design Methods"
    abstract | thesis (3.85MB, pdf)
  • Likitlersuang, S. (2003) D.Phil. "A Hyperplasticity Model For Clay Behaviour: An Application To Bangkok Clay"
    Abstract | thesis (6.79MB, pdf)
  • Dong, Y. (2014) D.Phil. "Advanced Finite Element Analysis of Deep Excavation Case Histories"
    Abstract | thesis (9.47MB, pdf)

Back to top


DISTINCT ELEMENT MODELLING

  • Boon, C.W. (2013) D.Phil. "Distinct Element Modelling of Jointed Rock Masses: Algorithms and their Verification" Abstract | Thesis (8mb, pdf)
  • Modenese, C. (2013) D.Phil "Numerical Study of the Mechanical Properties of Lunar Soil by the Discrete Element Method" Abstract | Thesis (24.5Mb, pdf)
  • Zhao, T. (2014) D.Phil "Investigation of Landslide-Induced Debris Flows by the DEM and CFD" Abstract | Thesis (6.65Mb, pdf)

Back to top


COMPUTATIONAL HYDRAULICS

  • Kaar, E.T. (1991) D.Phil. "Curvilinear Systems Modelling of Pollutant Transport in Shallow Waters"
    abstract
  • Akponasa, G.A. (1992) D.Phil. "Solution of the Contravariant Shallow Water Equations Using Boundary-Fitted Coordinate Systems"
    abstract
  • Greaves, D.M. (1995) D.Phil. "Numerical modelling of laminar separated flows and inviscid steep waves using adaptive hierarchical meshes"
    abstract
  • Saalehi, A. (1996) D.Phil. "Quadtree-based finite element modelling of laminar separated flow past a cylinder"
    abstract
  • Cruz Leon, S. (1997) D.Phil. "Numerical Solution of the Shallow Water Equations on Quadtree Grids"
    abstract
  • Chern, M.-J. (1999) D.Phil. "3-D pseudospectral model of free surface and viscous flows"
  • Park, K.-Y. (1999) D.Phil. "Quadtree grid numerical model of nearshore wave-current interaction"
  • Ohl, C. (1999) D.Phil. "Free surface disturbances and non-linear run-up around offshore structures"
  • Turnbull, M. (1999) D.Phil. "The numerical modelling of steep waves interacting with structures"

Back to top


WIND ENGINEERING

  • Gumley, S.J. (1981) D.Phil. "Tubing Systems for the Measurement of Fluctuating Pressures"
    abstract
  • Green, D.W. R. (1983) D.Phil. "A Wind Tunnel Study of Flow Over Hills"
    abstract
  • Rutledge, K.W. (1984) D.Phil. "Wind Tunnel Modelling of Buoyant Plumes"
    abstract
  • Letchford, C.W. (1987) D.Phil. "Pneumatic Averaging and its Application in Wind Engineering"
    abstract
  • Tasker, M.N. (1987) D.Phil. "The Effect of Heat Transfer on the Dispersion of Cold Dense Gases"
    abstract
  • Parkinson, H.G. (1987) D.Phil. "Measurements of Wind Flow Over Models of a Hill"
    abstract
  • Minson, A.J. (1993) D.Phil. "Use of Laser Doppler Anemometer Measurements near Model Buildings to Determine Wind Loading on Building Attachments"
    abstract
  • Marwood, R. (1996) D.Phil. "An Investigation of Conical Roof-Edge Vortices"
    abstract
  • Marshall, B. J. (1999) D.Phil. "Wind Flow Structures and Wind Forces in Forests"
    abstract | thesis (4.02MB, pdf)
  • Nelmes, S.J. (1999) D.Phil. "Design of Shetlerbelts"
    abstract

Back to top


Tidal Power

  • Draper, S. (2011) D.Phil. Tidal Stream Energy Extraction in Caostal Basins"
    abstract | Thesis (8.38mb, pdf)
  • McAdam, R. (2011) D.Phil. "Studies into the Technical Feasibility of the Transverse Horizontal Axis Water Turbine"
    abstract | thesis (11.9mb, pdf)
  • Consul, C.A. (2011) D.Phil. "Hydrodynamcis Analysis of a Tidal Cross-Flow Turbine"
    abstract | thesis (30.7mb, pdf)
  • Ferrer, E. (2012) D.Phil. "A high order Discontinuous Galerkin - Fourier incompressible 3D Bavier-Stokes solver with rotating sliding meshes for simulating cross-flow turbines"
    abstract | thesis (19.5Mb, pdf)
  • Belloni, C. (2013) D.Phil. "Hydrodynamics of Ducted and Open-Centre Tidal Turbines"
    abstract | thesis (1.5Mb, pdf)
  • Serhadlioglu, S. (2014) D.Phil. "Tidal Stream Resource Assessment of Anglesey Skerries and the Bristol Channel"
    abstract | thesis (124mb, pdf)
  • Fleming, C.F. (2014) D.Phil. "Tidal Turbine Performance in the Offshore Environment"
    abstract | thesis (17.1mb, pdf)
  • Vogel, C. (2014) D.Phil. "Theoretical Limits to Tidal Stream Energy Extraction"
    abstract | thesis (4.88Mb, pdf)
  • Cooke, S. (2016) D.Phil "Enhanced array design for tidal power generation"
    abstract
  • Gao, C. (2017) M.Sc. "Analysis of storm surge and tidal resonance in the Bristol channel"
    abstract

Back to top


Theses from other Universities

The following theses from other Universities are also available:

  • Houlsby, G.T. (1981) Ph.D., Cambridge University "A study of plasticity theories and their applicability to soil"
    abstract | Thesis (Cambridge Univeristy repository)
  • Williams, M.S. (1988) Ph.D., Bristol University "The cutting of unbonded prestressing tendons during demolition"

Back to top


Obtaining copies of theses

Copies of most theses are available as pdf files for downloading.

You will need Adobe Reader to view the PDF files. If you don't already have Adobe Reader, you can download it from the Adobe website by clicking on the link below and following the instructions provided by Adobe.

Back to top

One thought on “Thesis Statement On Civil Engineering

Leave a comment

L'indirizzo email non verrà pubblicato. I campi obbligatori sono contrassegnati *