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Undergraduates in Research

Caption: Final year student undertaking an earthworks survey on the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway as part of their thesis projectThe involvement of undergraduate students in our research is part of our vision at Civil Engineering Heritage and Future. As well as using current research to inform our taught course modules, final year undergraduates have the opportunity to take part in research projects as part of their thesis work. Recent examples of final year projects include:


  • 3D Modelling of Rock Faces for Monitoring and Appraisal
  • Monitoring of Coastal Structures using Digital Photogrammetry
  • Digital Photogrammetry for Slope Monitoring on Heritage Railways
  • A Systems Approach to Investigating the Ancient Constantinople Water Systems Using Modern Engineering Modelling
  • Capturing Lessons from Temporary Works Failure
  • Eco-Friendly Foundation Improvement using Bacteriological Strengthening
  • Finite-Element Modelling of Structures Incorporating Functionally Graded Materials
  • Reinforcement of Timber Beams with GFRP Plates
Caption: Asset survey on the Wensleydale Railway as part of final year thesis project

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