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Theses from 2022 2022.
Measuring Accessibility to Food Services to Improve Public Health , Efthymia Kostopoulou, Civil Engineering
Euplectella Aspergillum’s Natural Lattice Structure for Structural Design & Stability Landscape of Thin Cylindrical Shells with Dimple Imperfections , Zoe Y. Sloane, Civil Engineering
Theses from 2021 2021
Post-Fire Assessment of Concrete Tunnel Structures , Nicholas C. Menz, Civil Engineering
Utilizing Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for the Estimation of Beam Corrosion of Steel Bridge Girders , Gabrielle Pryor, Civil Engineering
Parametric Study of Integral Abutment Bridge Using Finite Element Model , Asako Takeuchi, Civil Engineering
Theses from 2020 2020
School Bus Routing To Allow Later School Start Times , Rana Eslamifard, Civil Engineering
QUANTIFICATION OF THERMAL BRIDGING EFFECTS IN COLD-FORMED STEEL WALL ASSEMBLIES , Divyansh Kapoor, Civil Engineering
Theses from 2019 2019
Sustainable Travel Incentives Optimization in Multimodal Networks , Hossein Ghafourian, Civil Engineering
High Fidelity Modeling of Cold-Formed Steel Single Lap Shear Screw Fastened Connections , Rita Kalo, Civil Engineering
Modeling the Effect of New Commuter Bus Service on Demand and the Impact on GHG Emissions: Application to Greater Boston , Christopher Lyman, Civil Engineering
Performance of Concrete Tunnel Systems Subject to Fault Displacement , Michael Morano, Civil Engineering
Behavior of Prestressed Concrete Bridges with Closure Pour Connections and Diaphragms , Gercelino Ramos, Civil Engineering
Analysis of Adhesive Anchorage Systems Under Extreme In-Service Temperature Conditions , Rachel Wang, Civil Engineering
Theses from 2018 2018
Driver Understanding of the Flashing Yellow Arrow and Dynamic No Turn on Red Sign for Right Turn Applications , Elizabeth Casola, Civil Engineering
Evaluating the Impact of Double-Parked Freight Deliveries on Signalized Arterial Control Delay Using Analytical Models and Simulation , Aaron J. Keegan, Civil Engineering
Reward Allocation For Maximizing Energy Savings In A Transportation System , Adewale O. Oduwole, Civil Engineering
Impact of S-Curve on Speed in a Modern Roundabout , Akshaey Sabhanayagam, Civil Engineering
All-Red Clearance Intervals for Use in the Left-Turn Application of Flashing Yellow Arrows , Francis Tainter, Civil Engineering
Theses from 2017 2017
Evaluation of New England Bridges for Bat Roosting Including Methodology and Case Studies , Angela Berthaume, Civil Engineering
Evaluating Variances Between Departments of Transportation in New England to Create a Strategic Transportation Workforce , Chelsea Bouchard, Civil Engineering
Development of High Early-Strength Concrete for Accelerated Bridge Construction Closure Pour Connections , Stephanie Castine, Civil Engineering
I. THE HIGH STRAIN RATE RESPONSE OF HOLLOW SPHERE STEEL FOAM; II. THE DYNAMIC RESPONSE OF AN AMERICAN ELM TREE , Ignacio Cetrangolo, Civil Engineering
Performance of Adhesive and Cementitious Anchorage Systems , Mirna Mendoza, Civil Engineering
Theses from 2016 2016
Integrated Solar Technologies with Outdoor Pedestrian Bridge Superstructure Decking , Richard K. Racz, Civil Engineering
LIVE LOAD DISTRIBUTION FACTORS FOR HORIZONTALLY CURVED CONCRETE BOX GIRDER BRIDGES , Mohammed Zaki, Civil Engineering
Theses from 2015 2015
Bonded Anchors in Concrete Under Sustained Loading , Douglas Droesch, Civil Engineering
An Observational Evaluation of Safety Resulting from Driver Distraction , Christina M. Dube, Civil Engineering
Measuring the Resilience of Transportation Networks Subject to Seismic Risk , Mark N. Furtado, Civil Engineering
Nano-Scale Investigation of Mechanical Characteristics of Main Phases of Hydrated Cement Paste , Shahin Hajilar, Civil Engineering
Driver Behavior Evaluation of Variable Speed Limits and a Conceptual Framework for Optimal VSL Location Identification , Curt P. Harrington, Civil Engineering
A Real-time Signal Control System to Minimize Emissions at Isolated Intersections , Farnoush Khalighi, Civil Engineering
Structural Vulnerability Assessment of Bridge Piers in the Event of Barge Collision , David A. Ribbans, Civil Engineering
Towards Sustainable Roundabouts: An Evaluation of Driver Behavior, Emissions, and Safety , Derek Roach, Civil Engineering
Resilience of Transportation Infrastructure Systems to Climatic Extreme Events , Alexandra C. Testa, Civil Engineering
Theses from 2014 2014
Short and Long-term Performance of a Skewed Integral Abutment Prestressed Concrete Bridge , Rami Bahjat, Civil Engineering
Performance of Circular Reinforced Concrete Bridge Piers Subjected to Vehicular Collisions , Nevin L. Gomez, Civil Engineering
Field and Analytical Studies of the First Folded Plate Girder Bridge , Man Hou Sit, Civil Engineering
Theses from 2013 2013
The Effect of Roadside Elements on Driver Behavior and Run-Off-the-Road Crash Severity , Cole D. Fitzpatrick, Civil Engineering
Evaluating At-Grade Rail Crossing Safety along the Knowledge Corridor in Massachusetts , Timothy P. Horan, Civil Engineering
An Evaluation of Alternative Technologies to Estimate Travel Time on Rural Interstates , Qiao Li, Civil Engineering
Operational and Safety-based Analyses of Varied Toll Lane Configurations , Ian A. Mckinnon, Civil Engineering
Preferred Sensor Selection for Damage Estimation in Civil Structures , Matthew Styckiewicz, Civil Engineering
An Evaluation of Drivers’ Cell Phone Use Prevalence and Safety Related Impacts , Keith E. Wenners, Civil Engineering
Theses from 2012 2012
Probabilistic Analysis of Offshore Wind Turbine Soil-Structure Interaction , Wystan Carswell, Civil Engineering
Vehicle Miles Traveled (vmt) Fee Financing Alternatives: Lessons Learned and Future Opportunities , Ashley L. Costa, Civil Engineering
Evaluating and Modeling Traveler Response to Real-Time Information in the Pioneer Valley , Tyler De Ruiter, Civil Engineering
An Optimal Adaptive Routing Algorithm for Large-scale Stochastic Time-Dependent Networks , Jing Ding, Civil Engineering
A Quantitative Analysis of the Impacts from Selected Climate Variables Upon Traffic Safety in Massachusetts , Katrina M. Hecimovic, Civil Engineering
Automated Enforcement Using Dedicated Short Range Communication , Gilbert Kim, Civil Engineering
New Technologies in Short Span Bridges: A Study of Three Innovative Systems , Andrew Lahovich, Civil Engineering
Driver Dynamics and the Longitudinal Control Model , Gabriel G. Leiner, Civil Engineering
Interfacial Strength Between Prestressed Hollow Core Slabs and Cast-in-Place Concrete Toppings , Ryan M. Mones, Civil Engineering
User Equilibrium in a Disrupted Network with Real-Time Information and Heterogeneous Risk Attitude , Ryan J. Pothering, Civil Engineering
Spatial and Temporal Correlations of Freeway Link Speeds: An Empirical Study , Piotr J. Rachtan, Civil Engineering
Evaluation of Live-Load Distribution Factors (LLDFs) of Next Beam Bridges , Abhijeet Kumar Singh, Civil Engineering
Material Characterization and Computational Simulation of Steel Foam for Use in Structural Applications , Brooks H. Smith, Civil Engineering
Varied Applications of Work Zone Safety Analysis through the Investigation of Crash Data, Design, and Field Studies , Erica Swansen, Civil Engineering
Using Micro-Simulation Modeling to Evaluate Transit Signal Priority in Small-to-Medium Sized Urban Areas; Comparative Review of Vissim and S-Paramics Burlington, Vermont Case Study , Joseph C. Tyros, Civil Engineering
Theses from 2011 2011
Evaluating Alternative Toll-Based Financing Approaches: A Case Study of the Boston Metropolitan Area , Rosaria M. Berliner, Civil Engineering
Analysis of Measurement Errors Influence on the Quantitative and Qualitative Results of Car-Following Model Calibration , Mariya A. Maslova, Civil Engineering
Development of Anchorage System for Frp Strengthening Applications Using Integrated Frp Composite Anchors , Geoffrey N. Mcguirk, Civil Engineering
An Application of Spatially Based Crash Analyses and Road Safety Investigations to Increase Older Driver Safety , Deanna A. Peabody, Civil Engineering
Safety and Operational Assessment of Gap Acceptance Through Large-Scale Field Evaluation , Steven Maxwell Tupper, Civil Engineering
Theses from 2010 2010
Historic Bridge Evaluation Using Finite Element Techniques , Helena M. Charron, Civil Engineering
A Quantitative Analysis of the Impacts from Selected Variables Upon Safety Belt Usage in Massachusetts , Samuel W. Gregorio, Civil Engineering
Analysis of Curved Integral Abutment Bridges , Emre Kalayci, Civil Engineering
Material Characterization and Structural Response of Historic Truss Bridges , Sean L. Kelton, Civil Engineering
Earthquake Engineering Simulation with Flexible Cladding System , Jun Jie Li, Civil Engineering
Route Choice Behavior in Risky Networks with Real-Time Information , Michael D. Razo, Civil Engineering
Route Choice Behavior in a Driving Simulator With Real-time Information , Hengliang Tian, Civil Engineering
Investigation of the Behavior of Open Cell Aluminum Foam , Patrick J. Veale, Civil Engineering
Theses from 2009 2009
Computer-Assisted Emergency Evacuation Planning Using TransCAD: Case Studies in Western Massachusetts , Steven P. Andrews, Civil Engineering
Value of Traveler Information for Adaptive Routing in Stochastic Time-Dependent Networks , He Huang, Civil Engineering
Analytical Modeling of Tree Vibration Generated during Cutting Process , Payman Karvanirabori, Civil Engineering
Optimal Adaptive Departure Time Choices with Real-Time Traveler Information Considering Arrival Reliability , Xuan Lu, Civil Engineering
Seismic Energy Dissipation of Steel Buildings Using Engineered Cladding Systems , Quan Viet Nguyen, Civil Engineering
Developing an Evaluation Approach to Assess Large Scale Its Infrastructure Improvements: I-91 Project , Melissa Paciulli, Civil Engineering
Enhancing Concrete Barrier Reflectivity With A Focus On Recycled Glass Aggregate Replacement , Regina Shklyan, Civil Engineering
Theses from 2008 2008
Performance Evaluation Of Existing Steel And Concrete Girder Bridges Through Non-destructive Live-load Testing , Andrew E. Jeffrey, Civil Engineering
Evaluation of Traffic Simulation Models for Work Zones in the New England Area , Pothu Raju Khanta, Civil Engineering
The Application of Traffic Calming and Related Strategies in an Urban Environment , Stacy A. Metzger, Civil Engineering
Terrazzo Cracking: Causes and Remedies , Michael J. Mitchell III, Civil Engineering
Anchorage of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymers to Reinforced Concrete in Shear Applications , Carl W. Niemitz, Civil Engineering
Measurement and Computational Modeling of the Mechanical Properties of Parallel Strand Lumber , Russell S. Winans, Civil Engineering
An Evaluation of Simulation Models To Assess Travel Delay In Work Zones , Fan Wu, Civil Engineering
Theses from 2007 2007
An Analysis Of The Saftey Effects Of Crosswalks With In-pavement Warning Lights , George Gadiel, Civil Engineering
The Development of a Dynamic-Interactive-Vehicle Model for Modeling Traffic Beyond the Microscopic Level , Dwayne A. Henclewood, Civil Engineering
A Comparative Evaluation of Crash Data Quality Identification Methods , Arianna M. Mickee, Civil Engineering
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Civil Engineering Dissertation Topics
Published by Carmen Troy at January 10th, 2023 , Revised On January 10, 2023
The importance of civil engineering works in the modern world cannot be understated, thanks to the growing public and commercial infrastructure requirement. The main focus of civil engineering is to develop a sustainable society where businesses can flourish.
Civil engineers in today’s world are keen to develop sustainable buildings, and therefore sustainable construction research topics are frequently researched by civil engineering students.
To help you get started with brainstorming for civil engineering topic ideas, we have developed a list of the latest topics that can be used for writing your civil engineering dissertation project.
These topics have been developed by PhD-qualified writers of our team , so you can trust to use these topics for drafting your dissertation.
You may also want to start your dissertation by requesting a brief research proposal from our writers on any of these topics, which includes an introduction to the problem, research question , aim and objectives, literature review along with the proposed methodology of research to be conducted. Let us know if you need any help in getting started.
Check our example dissertation to get an idea of how to structure your dissertation .
You can review step by step guide on how to write your dissertation here.
2022 Civil Engineering Research Topics
Topic 1: building demolition- analyse the efficacy of destroying and ruining big city structures and their impact on the traffic..
Research Aim: Many big cities around the world have demolished a vast number of buildings that were functional with new structures. It not only has an economic impact but also results in the loss of urban culture, harms the environment, cause pollution, and also worsen the traffic situation. This study will evaluate the merits of building demotion and will provide economic, technical and environmental input.
Topic 2: Rural housing at low cost- Improving Water Diversion, Electricity Grids, and other Infrastructure to reduce the expenses.
Research Aim: Water, sanitation, wastewater systems, electricity, and rural infrastructure all impact human development outcomes. This study will examine rural housing at a low cost focusing on the improvement of water diversion, electricity grids and infrastructure services. It will also look into the policies made to avoid certain problems and help us understand how these things have influenced life in rural regions.
Topic 3: Examining the use of Activated Flash as a Binder in pavement adjustments to allow acceptable tension reinforcing stresses in order to Control Cracking in concrete.
Research Aim: This study will examine the use of activated flash as a binder in pavement adjustments to allow acceptable tension reinforcing stresses to control cracking. Cracks usually emerge as a result of mechanical loads, adverse response and environmental impact, and the frequent cracking negatively impacts the performance of concrete. This study will focus on the appropriate measures that should be taken, designs, material and construction practices to extend the life without any loss.
Topic 4: Strengthening an existing structure to allow it to withstand climate change - An analysis.
Research Aim: Buildings are dependent on environmental conditions. This study will analyse the strengthening of the existing structure to protect it from the effects of climate change. Focusing on the material used for the protection, sustainability and strengthening of the building and the adaption of new construction standards. A milder temperature will lower the lifespan of building materials and impact the indoor climate of the building. More storms, snow or subsidence damage, water encroachment, and a bad indoor environment all contribute to a reduced building lifespan, raising the risk of collapse, worsening health, and significant loss of value in return.
Topic 5: An investigation of the use of Graphene-Fabricated nanoparticles for Water Purification- Comparison between Cost-Effectiveness and Benefits.
Research Aim: The main goal of this study is to conduct a unique investigation of the use of manufactured nanomaterials of graphene for water purification. The project intends to undertake a comparison of the benefits and cost-effectiveness of graphene processes. Furthermore, this study also intends to give an evaluation of graphene nanomaterial’s impact on water treatment and will analyse many futures and emerging perspectives.
Covid-19 Civil Engineering Research Topics
Topic 1: civil engineering after coronavirus: identify the consequences of covid-19 on civil engineering in the uk or any country of your choice..
Research Aim: This research will focus on identifying the impacts of coronavirus on civil engineering in the selected country.
Topic 2: Research to study the damage caused to the construction projects due to the lack of workers on site.
Research Aim: This study will focus on identifying the damage caused to construction projects as the workers are staying away from the sites. What measures are taken to complete these projects and recover the loss?
Topic 3: Contractors and Builders after Covid-19: business industry, tender opportunities, and planning to continue business
Research Aim: This research aims at identifying the conditions faced by contractors and builders. What is their plan to deal with the COVID-19 crisis? How did it affect the business industry and tender opportunities?
Topic 4: Cite Operating Procedures: research the various safety measures for workers, contractors, and engineers working on construction sites.
Research Aim: This research is conducted to know about various safety measures taken by the government and private organisations for workers, contractors, and engineers working on construction sites.
Topic 5: Investigate how civil engineers are working from home: Identify whether remote working can be a long-lasting solution to recover the loss caused by Covid-19.
Research Aim: Remote working has emerged as a ray of hope for mechanical engineers amid this pandemic. This research will focus on the advantages and disadvantages of remote working and also answer the question of whether it is a long-lasting solution or not.
Topic 6: Research to study the economic and labour crisis as a result of Coronavirus
Research Aim: This research will focus on the financial loss and labour crisis caused due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.
Topic 7: Research to study the disruption of the supply chain, shortage of contractors, workers, and material, cancellation of contracts due to COVID-19
Research Aim: This research will focus on identifying the disruption of the supply chain, shortage of contractors, workers, and material, cancellation of contracts as a result of Covid-19.
Topic 8: Research to throw the light on the future of the construction Industry after the Coronavirus pandemic.
Research Aim: This research will focus on predicting how the construction industry will transform after the COVID-19 pandemic. What challenges may it face, and what could be the possible ways to meet those challenges?
Civil Engineering Dissertation Topics for 2021
Topic 1: computational mechanics and modelling.
Research Aim: This research aims to study the role of computational mechanics and to model In civil engineering
Topic 2: Development in Rock Mechanics
Research Aim: This research aims to highlight the recent developments in Rock Mechanics
Topic 3: Assessment of the bridges with innovative ideas
Research Aim: This research aims to address the need to assess bridges and propose innovative ideas for bridge constructions and designs.
Topic 4: Efficiently managing the water resources
Research Aim: This research aims to focus on the effective management of water resources during constructions
Topic 5: Stability of high rise buildings
Research Aim: This research aims to address the issues of the instability of high-rise buildings and stress on ensuring their stability by highlighting the gaps in the literature review and providing a strong recommendation for researchers.
Civil Engineering Dissertation Topics for 2020
Topic 1: reliability of foundation performance and implications for structural design.
Research Aim: The main purpose of the research will be to use a reliability-based approach to performance by using two complementary approaches; macroscopic and action-oriented approach and microscopic and analysis-oriented approach to evaluate major risks and strategies that can be used to implement in complicated structural systems and designs.
Find 100s of dissertation topics in your other academic subjects in our free topics database.
Topic 2: Behavior of steelwork connection at large deflection in a fire
Research Aim: This research study will explore the behaviour of steelworks at large deflection in a fire. The researcher will use a unified computing model to simulate the behaviour of steelworks and their impacts on the deflection in the fire. Several other factors will also be identified in the study, such as limiting temperature criteria, loading and unloading effects, and explosion load ratios.
Topic 3: User-friendly model of degrading groundwater pollution plume
Research Aim: Groundwater pollution plumes consist of degradable compounds and materials, which results in declining the overall natural processes and their effectiveness to marine life. There have been studies that aimed to explore the slow degradation processes of pollution plumes in groundwater. However, this is particular research will aim to explore different factors that cause groundwater pollution plumes and contributes to its slow degradation process. Finally, the study will propose a user-friendly model to degrade the groundwater pollution plume.
Topic 4: Examination of advanced solution strategies for non-linear FE analysis
Research Aim: This research is aimed to explore the role of advanced solution strategies that help the engineers and builders to carry out Non-linear FE analysis. In this study, the researcher will demonstrate the static and dynamic problems related to the non-linear effects of solid structures and systems.
Topic 5: Strength, stiffness, non-linearity, and the volumetric response of concrete under triaxial compression
Research Aim: In this study, the researcher will demonstrate the behaviour of concrete under the situation of triaxial compression. The researcher aims to understand the stiffness, volumetric and compressive behaviour of concrete which may cause the deformation in concrete when pressure is applied.
- Research to Set up Remote Sensing Applications to Assist in the Development of Sustainable Enterprise
- Research to Study and Develop Water Treatment Processes
- Research to Study Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies
- Research to Study Sustainable Engineering: New Objectives for Construction Projects
- Research Regarding Micromechanics of Granular Materials.
- Research to Transform a Manufacturing Plant to a Sustainable Enterprise.
- Research to Study the Relationship Between Sustainability and Learning Organisation.
- Research to Study the Impact of Sustainability Concepts on Organisational Growth and Development.
- Research to Ensure Sustainable Heat Conservation Generated from Compressors within a Manufacturing Site.
- Research to Study and Develop Waste Reduction Strategy to Achieve Sustainable Concepts
- Research to Study Properties of Concrete to Achieve Sustainability.
- Research to Study the Relationship between Lean Manufacturing and Sustainable Manufacturing.
- Research to Study Sustainability and its Impact on Learning Organisation.
- Development of Sustainable Homes with the Help of Renewable Energy Sources.
- Seismic Design of Cold Formed Steel Structures in Residential Applications
- Living Tree Buildings
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- Application of Ultra High Strength Concrete in LNG Terminals
- Mechanical Behaviour of Bridge Bearings of Concrete Bridges
- Winter Damage of Porous Asphalt
- Human Induced Lateral Vibration of Bridges
- The Optimization of Tripod Substructure and its Application to Two Different Topsides
- Traffic Induced Bearing Loads and Movements of a Steel Plate-girder Bridge
- Snap through of Large Shield Driven Tunnels
- A Timber Bearing Structure for ‘Concept House
- The Sustainable Refurbishment of BK City
- The Elevated Metro Structure in Concrete, UHPC, and Composite
- Covering A28 Highway at Amersfoort
- Numerical Modelling of Turbidity Currents in Submarine Channels
- Post-trenching with a Trailing Suction Hopper Dredge
- Morphological Impact of Coastal Structures
- Modelling Nearshore Currents Driven by Waves and Set-up Gradients
- Gaining New Insights Regarding Traffic Congestion, by Explicitly Considering the Variability in Traffic
- Dynamic Behaviour of Tunnel Elements 38 During the Immersion process
- Long-term Morphological M0delling of the Mouth of the Columbia River
- “Feasibility Study of a Climate Dike”
- Conditioning of Aggressive Water
- Swale Filter Drain System: The Inflow – Discharge Relation.
- Low Cost Disdrometer
- Observing Tidal Slack in the Scheldt Estuary
- Clogging of Permeable Pavements 53 in Semi-arid Areas
- Analyzing the Effects of Large-scale Green Roof Implementation in Singapore
- Accelerating the Introduction of Electric Bicycles
- A Critical Reappraisal of Some Problems in Engineering Seismology
- Systems and Sustainability: Sustainable development, Civil engineering and the Formation of the Civil Engineer
- Sustainable Engineering: The Future of Structural Design
- Environmentally Sustainable Construction Products and Materials – Assessment of release
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Also Read: Dissertation Topics in Engineering Management
As a civil engineering student looking to get good grades, it is essential to develop new ideas and experiment on existing civil engineering theories – i.e., to add value and interest in your research topic.
The field of civil engineering is vast and interrelated to so many other academic disciplines like construction , law , engineering management , healthcare , mental health , artificial intelligence , tourism , physiotherapy , sociology , management , marketing and nursing . That is why it is imperative to create a project management dissertation topic that is articular, sound, and actually solves a practical problem that may be rampant in the field.
We can’t stress how important it is to develop a logical research topic; it is the basis of your entire research. There are several significant downfalls to getting your topic wrong; your supervisor may not be interested in working on it, the topic has no academic creditability, the research may not make logical sense, there is a possibility that the study is not viable.
This impacts your time and efforts in writing your dissertation as you may end up in the cycle of rejection at the very initial stage of the dissertation. That is why we recommend reviewing existing research to develop a topic, taking advice from your supervisor, and even asking for help in this particular stage of your dissertation.
While developing a research topic, keeping our advice in mind will allow you to pick one of the best civil engineering dissertation topics that fulfil your requirement of writing a research paper and add to the body of knowledge.
Therefore, it is recommended that when finalizing your dissertation topic, you read recently published literature to identify gaps in the research that you may help fill.
Remember- dissertation topics need to be unique, solve an identified problem, be logical, and be practically implemented. Please take a look at some of our sample civil engineering dissertation topics to get an idea for your dissertation.
How to Structure your Dissertation on Civil Engineering
A well-structured dissertation can help students to achieve a high overall academic grade.
- A Title Page
- Abstract: A summary of the research completed
- Table of Contents
- Introduction : This chapter includes the project rationale, research background, key research aims and objectives, and the research problems to be addressed. An outline of the structure of a dissertation can also be added to this chapter.
- Literature Review : This chapter presents relevant theories and frameworks by analysing published and unpublished literature available on the chosen research topic, in light of research questions to be addressed. The purpose is to highlight and discuss the relative weaknesses and strengths of the selected research area whilst identifying any research gaps. Break down of the topic, and key terms can have a positive impact on your dissertation and your tutor.
- Methodology: The data collection and analysis methods and techniques employed by the researcher are presented in the Methodology chapter which usually includes research design, research philosophy, research limitations, code of conduct, ethical consideration, data collection methods, and data analysis strategy .
- Findings and Analysis: Findings of the research are analysed in detail under the Findings and Analysis chapter. All key findings/results are outlined in this chapter without interpreting the data or drawing any conclusions. It can be useful to include graphs , charts, and tables in this chapter to identify meaningful trends and relationships.
- Discussion and Conclusion: The researcher presents his interpretation of results in this chapter, and states whether the research hypothesis has been verified or not. An essential aspect of this section of the paper is to draw a linkage between the results and evidence from the literature. Recommendations with regards to implications of the findings and directions for the future may also be provided. Finally, a summary of the overall research, along with final judgments, opinions, and comments, must be included in the form of suggestions for improvement.
- References: This should be completed in accordance with your University’s requirements
- Appendices: Any additional information, diagrams, graphs that were used to complete the dissertation but not part of the dissertation should be included in the Appendices chapter. Essentially, the purpose is to expand the information/data.
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Theses/dissertations from 2023 2023.
Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment (QMRA) For Urban Stormwater Reuse After Treatment Through A Bioretention System , ISAAC OLUK
Theses/Dissertations from 2022 2022
DEVELOPMENT OF A DECISION-MAKING TOOL FOR PREDICTION OF RAINFALL-INDUCED LANDSLIDES , Faisal Shakib Ahmed
Identifying and Evaluating the Perceptions of Near-Miss Reporting within the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet , Seth Atkins
ADAPTING THROUGH ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE IN CAPITAL PROJECTS ORGANIZATIONS , Mahmoud El Jazzar
Accuracy and Uncertainty in Traffic and Transit Ridership Forecasts , Jawad Mahmud Hoque
Induced Travel Demand: Measuring the Contribution of Additional Lane Miles on the Increase in U.S. Vehicle Miles Traveled from 1980 to 2019 , Brandon Ivanchak
EVALUATION OF SCORING METHODS FOR PRIORITIZING PEDESTRIAN AND BICYCLE PROJECTS , Daria Korostina
INVESTIGATION OF PFAS EXPOSURE RISKS IN KENTUCKY USING MAPPING TOOLS , Sweta Ojha
INCORPORATING SPEED INTO CRASH MODELING FOR RURAL TWO-LANE HIGHWAYS , Fahmida Rahman
GEOPHYSICS-BASED GROUND CONTROL AND EXCAVATION DESIGN METHODOLOGY BASED ON ACCEPTABLE DAMAGE , Jorge Romana Giraldo
UNDERSTANDING THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN INDUSTRY OBJECTIVES AND INSTITUTIONAL LEARNING , Kristen Schell
OPTIMIZING THE POTENTIAL OF HIGHWAY SAFETY INVESTMENT , Riana Tanzen
Sewer Vapor Intrusion Pathway: Simulation of Indoor Piping Systems and Operation of AROMA-VOC Gas Analyzer , Hong Cheng Tay
LOAD AND PRESSURE DISTRIBUTION AS A FUNCTION OF DYNAMIC CONTACT STRESS AT THE RAILROAD CROSSTIE-BALLAST INTERFACE , Habib Abdil Unluoglu
Theses/Dissertations from 2021 2021
SEDIMENT TRANSPORT INVESTIGATION IN A KARST BASIN DEFINES GOVERNING TRANSPORT PROCESSES AND EXPLAINS HYSTERESIS PATTERNS , Leonie Bettel
ASSESSING FREEWAY CRASH RISK USING CROWDSOURCED WAZE INCIDENT ALERTS , Eugene Boasiako Antwi
LANDSLIDE SITE ASSESSMENT AND CHARACTERIZATION USING REMOTE SENSING TECHNIQUES , Batmyagmar Dashbold
GEOPHYSICAL TECHNIQUES USED FOR THE ANALYSIS AND PREDICTION OF SOIL STRENGTH AND MECHANICAL BEHAVIOR , Matthew A. Hurley
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND SOFT COMPUTING IN SMART STRUCTURAL SYSTEMS , Sajad Javadinasab Hormozabad
Evaluation of Liquid Ice Melting Additives for Winter Maintenance Applications , Erin Lammers-Staats
LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT OF POLYLACTIC ACID BIOPOLYMER INDUSTRIAL WASTE MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES IN BELIZE , Dennis J. Newby
Investigation of Nitrate Transfer in Karst Basins During Storm Events Using Submersible Underwater Nutrient Analyzers , John Pike
LOCALIZATION OF STATIONARY SOURCE OF FLOOR VIBRATION USING THE STEERED RESPONSE POWER METHOD , Mohammad Royvaran
Risk-Based Construction Inspection , Shannon Rush
Context Classification of Roadways Using Nationally Available GIS Data , Laura Wright
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Best Civil Engineering Thesis Topics: A List of Unique Ideas
by Bastis Consultores | Aug 2, 2021 | Thesis Development | 7 comments
For starters, writing a civil engineering thesis can be a difficult task. Undoubtedly, it usually occupies several months of your life and demands that you spend countless hours in the library doing a unique research. In this regard, one way to facilitate its realization is to choose a thesis topic that really interests you.
First of all, the original ideas are always good, but you need to select a topic that you can work on for several months.
Secondly, the range of thesis topics in civil engineering is very wide. Therefore, the possibilities and diversity of civil engineering thesis topics and projects to choose from should be more than enough. However, after the selection, make your topic go through the usual approval of your teachers.
Topics for you to do your thesis in Civil Engineering
After selection, have your topic go through the usual approval of your teachers. Here are some of the main areas for you to choose your civil engineering thesis topic. Undoubtedly, these general areas will invite you to investigate further to present a more specific title.
Structural and Civil Engineering Informatics
Construction engineering and management
Port and coastal engineering
Subtopics to consider
Similarly, these civil engineering degrees and thesis topics are in turn divided into several subtopics. Below are some of the most important subtopics for theses in civil engineering:
Mapping and risk classification
Flood mapping in urban environments
River-level causeways and debris
Sustainable urban drainage systems
Hydraulics of dam spillways
River catchment works
Minimization of environmental impact
Energy dissipation structures
Climate change and land use
Sedimentation management in reservoirs
Hydrodynamics of estuaries and lakes and salinity
Content of fly ash and its multiple uses
Design and analysis of nuclear power plants
Design and construction of retaining walls
List of thesis topics on General Civil Engineering
Below, we detail some thesis topics for General Civil Engineering:
Dynamic Inversion Study of Soil Mechanical Parameters
Study of fiberglass-reinforced compression elements filled with concrete
Characteristics of the acoustic emission of limestone after high temperatures
Research on the spatial analysis of stresses of a large underground project
Soap-free emulsion polymerization for sealing new buildings
Earthquake damage model on a rectangular tubular column filled with concrete
Analysis of the seismic behavior of a transmission tower system
Research on the system of steel stepped beams in RC slabs
Elastoplastic analysis of a large cross-linked shell structure under multisupport excitations
Study of soil fissures generated by liquefaction after an earthquake
List of bridge engineering thesis topics
Bridge engineering is a topic that has been present since the early twentieth century and without a doubt, it continues to be an area in which more and more innovation is made:
Effects of Truck Impacts on Bridge Stacks
Evaluation of the performance of existing bridges under the dynamic effects of vehicles
Thermal experiment of a reinforced approach pavement for a semi-integral bridge without joints
Design and propagation analysis of a new drop-down bridge section
Load transfer mechanism of a steel-concrete joint
Load transfer mechanism of a hybrid beam cable-stayed bridge
Long-term stress variation in a large, high-light continuous rigid structure bridge
List of Structural Engineering Thesis Topics
You can also consider topics related to structural engineering:
Hybrid simulations: Theory and applications
Engineered wood in cold climates
Mechanical properties and engineering applications of modern wood
Hybrid structural systems and innovative design method
Static analysis of an integrated steel structure building with wind turbines
Integrated houses of light steel structure
High Durability Low Carbon Housing Structure System
Integral Structure of Temporary Light Steel Buildings
Behavior of Beams Composed of Recycled Concrete Reinforced with Steel
Analysis of the joints between beams and pillars of steel structures
Design of a masonry basement of reinforced concrete blocks
Non-linear analysis of a new 3D stepped shear wall structure
Advances in civil infrastructure engineering
Mechanical behavior of an irregular Kiewitt dome structure
Study of the Shear Distribution Coefficient under Horizontal Force
Analysis of the nonlinear buckling of a suspended dome structure with large elliptical paraboloid
List of thesis topics on concrete technology
In addition to the areas that we have already mentioned, concrete technology is an area that undoubtedly presents greater and greater innovation:
Width of cracks in partially prestressed concrete beams
Thermal deformation of cement and asphalt mortar under repetitive heating and cooling
Compatibility between naphthalene-based superplasticizer and low-alkaline cement
Standard deviation of compressive strength of recycled concrete
Bending behavior of a fiber-reinforced mortar with low fiber content
Experimental study of carbonation in the concrete of hollow microspheres with thermal insulation
Mechanical properties of fibre-reinforced hybrid ferrocement
Study of the adhesion properties of textile-reinforced concrete
Bending behaviour of cold-rolled deformed steel bars on reinforced concrete slabs
Investigation of the durability of hollow microsphere concrete with thermal insulation
Rheological properties of room temperature curing epoxy adhesive
Behavior of modified asphalt pavement in steel roof
Analysis of volumetric deformation and creep properties of high-performance concrete C60
Analysis of the creep properties of high-performance concrete C60
Effects of mineral additives and superplasticizer on the control of the heat of hydration of cementitious materials
Application of intensification approaches in recycled aggregate
Modeling analysis of crack repair structures for asphalt concrete pavements
Analysis of the performance of the concrete used for the ballast-free track base plate
List of geotechnical engineering thesis topics
Here are some topics you can explore in the area of geotechnical engineering:
Finite element analysis of the vertical bearing capacity of individual piles
Study of the distribution characteristics of sandstone pores
Experimental study of the dynamic elastic properties of sediments carrying gas hydrates
Selection analysis of the enclosure structure for a deep foundation pit
Simplified models for assessing the period of site characteristics
Investigation of the mechanical character of the anchorage of a fully injected bolt
Creep properties of cross-linked red clay in staggered load creep tests
Application of BP neural networks in predicting damage from multilayer media penetration and blasting
Tests on vibrating table on structure reinforced with iron hook
List of transport, road and rail engineering thesis topics
Undoubtedly, transport, road and railway engineering is of wide interest to civil engineers:
Influence of the size of the cracks of the old concrete pavement on the tension of the asphalt layer
Research and application of hot recycled asphalt mixing
Analysis of the thermal stress of asphalt pavement on a poor concrete base
Assessment of the driver’s mental strain in snow pavement conditions
Evaluation of the low-temperature performance of asphalt mixtures with an analog experiment
Research on the purification capacity of porous asphalt pavement
Research and discussion on the application of artificial pile technology for viaducts
Evaluation of the influence of the environment on the vibrations of the meter
Influence of damaged pavement on the saturated road and the average speed of circulation of a stretch of urban road
List of Water Supply and Drainage Engineering Thesis Topics
In the same way, the engineering of water supply and drainage is an issue that is taking more and more boom:
Development of a new recovery material through solidification/stabilization of hazardous waste
Optimization and characteristics of copper pickling wastewater treatment
Enzymatic saccharification of pretreated cellulose from lignocellulosic biomass: Situation and prospects
Experiments on the evaporation of groundwater with high SD content in an arid zone
Reduction of excess sludge in wastewater treatment
Study on water saving and “zero trend” measures in a nylon chemical company
List of geological engineering thesis topics
Likewise, geological engineering is a very broad and very interesting topic:
Research on the detection of multi-step leaks in the dam by the temperature in the holes
Analysis of the stability of a rock slope with an overinclinated stratoid structure
Study on the reliability of the loess cutting slope
Characteristics of seismic geological disasters
Experimental study of the shear strength of unsaturated silty clay
Properties of emulsion and recycling of asphalt pavement recovered at room temperature
Here are other unique ideas you can consider
Below, you can explore other innovative titles that you will surely be interested in:
Air pollution and its control
How can large metropolitan areas be reformed or restructured to help control, for example, the rising rate of air pollution?
How do advances in civil engineering help improve disaster management in high-risk areas?
Innovations in geotechnical applications
How do these innovations pave the way for a tremendous change in the way we look at civil engineering?
Uses of flexible flooring
This engineering technology is being used in places where geology plays a more important role in terms of unstable soil. What other uses can it have?
Advances in pavement design
What advances over the past two decades have had the greatest effect on how cities are redeveloped?
How have recent events related to disaster response time affected?
Removal of arsenic from groundwater
What are the most effective methods of removing arsenic from city groundwater? What are the challenges in rural areas?
Bamboo as a building material
Recently progress has been made in the use of different and natural materials for construction. However, what place does bamboo occupy in all this?
Demolition of a building
Analyze the effectiveness of the destruction and demolition of large urban structures and their effect on traffic, safety, etc.
Prevention of breakdowns on the roads
How have highway collapses and catastrophes affected design improvement?
More effective technologies to curb the increase in groundwater pollution.
Improved power quality
How can the design of power grids help improve the speed, supply and power of electricity to homes?
Solar grid development
If solar technology has improved to the point of being cheap for use in cities, then why haven’t cities developed more efficient grids?
Diversion of rainwater
What technologies can be used to divert rainwater to reservoirs to curb the effects of droughts?
Low-cost rural housing
How can improvements in water diversion, electricity networks, etc. for example reduce the costs associated with rural housing?
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