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Sustainable Architectural Designs

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Type of Academic Paper – Dissertation Proposal

Academic Subject – Architecture

Word Count – 793 words

 

Executive Summary

Sustainable Architecture has established a contemporary methodology in the engineering of material selection planning and sustainable designs. This section of the paper presents an exclusive summary of the material’s productivity for sustainable architecture (Ekins, 2007). Economic developments, social effects, ecological impacts and environmental issues will also be presented in this section. The main contents of the paper include;

  • The concept of research
  • The adopted methodology of research, and
  • The influential parameters covered in the report.

Chapter – 1; Introduction to Sustainable Architectural Designs

This section of the paper presents the Background of study; constituent materials details and advantages of materials such as Ferro-cement, concrete and steel will be discussed in this chapter. The following subject headings will be presented;

  1. Statement of the Problem: The problem statement will be elaborated, and an explanation of what areas of the study it will cover will be included.
  2. Objectives of the study: Aims and objectives of this research will be presented in detail.
  3. Limitations: Limitations related to the materials applications
  4. Research Methodology: An overview of each part/chapter of this dissertation will be outlined.

Chapter – 2; Literature Review

The details of the available literature from previous research papers, including journals, experimentations and publications in books related to the presented study, are included. General

  1. Basic principles for the design and behaviour of materials used in the construction industry
  2. Properties of materials of constructions, such as steel and concrete
  3. Construction procedures
  4. Finite Element Modeling elements; Background of finite element modelling and its significance will be covered under this section.
  5. Artificial Neural Network Modeling used in the literature to predict shear strength, durability and other characteristics for concrete elements and other elements.

Chapter – 3; Methodology

General

  1. Modelling Steps; ♦ Elements used in this study ♦ Element types ♦ Real constants
  2. Material Properties
  3. Analysis of selected materials ♦ Use of units ♦ Modeling ♦ Meshing ♦ Numbering controls 4) Analysis type ♦ Load, boundary durability conditions.

Experimental Program

General

  1. Construction Procedures ♦ Life cycle analyses ♦ Mortar of wire mesh ♦ Smart materials applications ♦ Curing
  2. Test procedures
  3. Experimental data analyses

Parametric Study

Introduction

  1. A parametric study using Ansys and Matlab
  2. Result and Discussion of Ansys Study

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Chapter – 4; Findings (Results and Discussion)

The Findings will be presented through the attainment of results and discussion in this section of the paper. Analyses of the key information presented will be completed, and qualitative and quantitative data will be included in tabulated and graphical forms. To strengthen the argumentations included, appropriately referenced prospective will be included from the previous research articles to compare the research findings.

Chapter – 5; Conclusions

The conclusion will be included at the end of the research, including the primary findings of the work completed. Through the specific inclusion of developed arguments from the 6 http://www.researchprospect.com/ previous chapters, the detailed finding will be presented. This section would further include future prospective concerning recommendations for further work.

References

  • Sources of the materials used will be provided here with Harvard Referencing style.
  • Bibliography
  • Arshdeep, SC. (, 2009). “Effect of the percentage of reinforcement on beams retrofitted with ferrocement jacketing”, Thapar University, Patiala-147004.
  • Davis, L. (1991). “Handbook of genetic algorithms”. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold
  • Ekins, P. (2007). “Building Economic and Social information for Examining the Effects of Climate Change (BESEECH)”.
  • Ghaboussi, J. (1995). “Active control of structures using networks”. J. Struct. Eng. ASCE 121(4):555–567
  • Hadi, N. (2002). “Neural networks applications in concrete structures”. Compute & Struct. 81: 373–381
  • Hakim, C. (2000). “Research Design: successful designs for social and economic research”, 2nd Edition. Routledge, London
  • Jagannathan, C. (2008). “Impact study on ferrocement slabs reinforced with polymer mesh”, International Journal of Applied Engineering Research, Dec 1
  • Jenkins, W. (1991). “Towards structural optimization via the genetic algorithm”. Compute & Struct. 40(5):1321–1327
  • MacFarlane, R., Davies, C. & Roe, M. (2005). “Green Infrastructure and the City Regions”. Discussion Paper. NECF, Dunston, Pg. 14-55
  • Smith, F. (2001). “Architecture in a Climate of Change: a Guide to Sustainable Design”. Oxford: Architectural Press, Pg. 12-19
  • United Nations (2002). “Plan of Implementation of the World Summit on Sustainable Development.” Resulting plan from the World Summit on Sustainable Development
  • Walsh, CL, Hall, JW, Street, RB, Blanksby, J, Cassar, M, Ekins, P, Glendenning, S, Goodess, CM, Handley, J, Noland, R, and Watson, SJ., (2007). “Building Knowledge for a Changing Climate”. Collaborative research to understand and adapt to climate change and infrastructure impacts, the built environment and utilities. Newcastle University, Newcastle. Pg. 14-21

Appendices

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  • APPENDIX C:

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