Currently, most of the composite parts produced in Queensland are manufactured via labour-intensive routes, such as hand lay-up prepreg technologies and, to a lesser extent, resin infusion and resin transfer moulding.
Key to ensuring the success and future growth of the aerospace sector (and more specifically the composites industry) in Queensland and Australia, is the requirement to introduce automated manufacturing techniques.
This research aims to investigate the use of FRP tubes especially in slender column applications and the possibility of using them to replace the timber piles in aging timber bridges in Queensland.
USQ was engaged in investigating the behaviour of pultruded FRP beams and this research came into practice when Queensland Transport MainRoads starts using FRP composite girders to rehabilitate the deteriorated timber bridge girders.
One of the fundamental aims of CFM is to therefore investigate new manufacturing approaches and to embed this technology in Queensland’s composites industry.
This work has recently contributed to a new Estuarine and Marine Habitat Classification Framework for Queensland introduced by the Department of Environment and Heritage.
This project involves designing and testing various options for improving the harvest efficiency of kangaroos in western Queensland, including extensive monitoring of harvested kangaroo populations on livestock properties.
thornei occurring in the roots of chickpea ad mumgbean in field trials on the Darling Downs of Queensland will be investigated by microscopy and molecular methods.
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This project is a three year longitudinal evaluative study of the impacts arising from the upgrading of digital and communications infrastructure in the Barcoo and Diamantina Regional Councils in central western Queensland.
These are to:1. Identify, record and map the socio-economic profile of five localities before the activation of ADSL 2+ broadband services and 4G mobile services;2. Identify and measure the changes (if any) over time of any socioeconomic characteristics over time, following the activation of digital connection in the case study communities; 3. Understand better how digital connection has led to community and economic change;4. Identify and describe implications for the future socio-economic development of the Barcoo, Diamantina and broader Central western Queensland region; and5. Draw out any conclusions that should bear on future digital communications policy and programs in regional Australia.
The project will survey school playground duty times across Queensland, Australia’s highest skin cancer prone state, and report on practical optimisation strategies divided specifically by education region to provide local advice on outdoor playground times that will minimise skin cancer risks for both children and school staff.
This PhD will use DNA sequence data and genome annotation of representative fungal species found on sunflowers in Queensland as a basis of understanding of phylogeny, virulence and phytotoxin production by the fungi and for the development of robust diagnostics.
USQ is in partnership with a national research centre named “Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre (BNHCRC)” to work on the resilience of road structures subjected to extreme flood events (researchers-RMIT, University of Melbourne and industry partners- Queensland Transport Main Roads, VicRoads, Road and Maritime Services (NSW), Western Australia MainRoads, Lockyer Valley Regional Council).
This research topic is directly related to the Drought and Climate Adaptation Program funded by Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) to USQ (Project code: DCAP USQ15).