Future engineers delve into regions

Future engineers delve into regions

12 Nov 2008

Thirteen La Trobe University civil engineering students will tomorrow present possible solutions to several infrastructure problems in Bendigo and surrounds in a seminar at the University’s McKay Lecture Theatre.

The presentations will focus on projects in and around Bendigo as well as investigating topics such as minimising our carbon footprint; reducing microbiological flora proliferates in water treatment; the design of a water storage and treatment for use in working mines; and mitigating the effects of cracking in concrete slabs due to the brittle characteristics of welded wire fabric.

Senior lecturer in civil engineering, Dr Andrew Kilpatrick, said he is impressed with the quality and relevance of the work undertaken by the students.

“The work presented by students offers potential solutions to problems in our own community and wider afield. The topics they have investigated are also matters of interest to the engineering profession,” said Dr Kilpatrick.

Potential solutions presented by students include the design of a turbine capable of handling the flow for the Coleambally Irrigation Cooperative’s irrigation channel; damming the Bendigo Creek; managing outfall drainage and potential flooding in the flatlands in Epsom; and a detailed design of the proposed dam for an erosion control reservoir on Kangderaar Creek.

More information on civil engineering study opportunities at La Trobe University is available at https://www.latrobe.edu.au/scitecheng/.

For more information on a particular presentation or to arrange an interview, please contact:
Zerin Knight, Media Liaison Officer, Bendigo Campus,
Ph (03) 5444 7375 F +613 5444 7526 M 0428 463 161 E z.knight@latrobe.edu.au

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