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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


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


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


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


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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.

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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.

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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.

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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


Identifying and Evaluating the Perceptions of Near-Miss Reporting within the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet , Seth Atkins


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







Sewer Vapor Intrusion Pathway: Simulation of Indoor Piping Systems and Operation of AROMA-VOC Gas Analyzer , Hong Cheng Tay


Theses/Dissertations from 2021 2021






Evaluation of Liquid Ice Melting Additives for Winter Maintenance Applications , Erin Lammers-Staats


Investigation of Nitrate Transfer in Karst Basins During Storm Events Using Submersible Underwater Nutrient Analyzers , John Pike


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

Best Civil Engineering Thesis Topics: A List of Unique Ideas

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.

Hydraulic engineering

Pavement engineering

Water Services

Structural and Civil Engineering Informatics

Construction engineering and management

Port and coastal engineering

Water treatment

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

Bridge hydraulics

Flood mapping in urban environments

Flood Warning

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

Erosion protection

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?

Disaster management

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?

Disaster recovery

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?

Groundwater pollution

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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