JTC Sponsored Final Year Projects AY 2012-13 

Project ID:

GE-20

Project Title:

Impact of shell content on compressibility of granular material for land reclamation

School:

School of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Solo/Dual Project:

Solo

NTU Supervisor:

A/P Leong Eng Choon

JTC Supervisor:

Calvin Chung and Eunice Tan

FYP Student:

Theresa Loh Lai Teng

Project Description:

Granular material used for land reclamation in Singapore contains a variable amount of shell content. The amount of shell content will affect the engineering properties of the granular material. As the compressive strength of the shell content is much lower than silica sand, a high shell content may adversely affect the densification and compressibility of the granular material. This will lead to settlement problems in the reclaimed land. The objective of the project is to study the impact of various amounts of shell content on compressibility of the granular material used for land reclamation.

This project is sponsored by JTC. Up to $2000 will be provided by JTC for the project.

FYP presentation slides and FYP report

Project ID:

GE-25

Project Title:

Case studies and analysis of vacuum preloading and consolidation in land reclamation

School:

School of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Solo/Dual Project:

Solo

NTU Supervisor:

A/P Low Bak Kong

JTC Supervisor:

Lam Kok Pang

FYP Student:

Fong Kin Yip

Project Description:

Vacuum preloading is a technique of using the atmospheric pressure to compress and consolidate soft clay beneath an impermeable membrane. The clay is installed with vacuum transmission pipes. This project will study and analyse the data from a pilot field trial of JTC which aims to assess the technical effectiveness of vacuum preloading and consolidation of soft cohesive soil as reclamation fill. Literature review will also be made to study vacuum preloading projects in other parts of the world.

This project is sponsored by JTC. Up to $2000 will be provided by JTC for the project.

FYP presentation slides and FYP report

Project ID:

GE-26

Project Title:

Case studies and analysis of soft clay consolidation accelerated by vertical drains

School:

School of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Solo/Dual Project:

Solo

NTU Supervisor:

A/P Low Bak Kong

JTC Supervisor:

Lam Kok Pang

FYP Student:

Yu Ning

Project Description:

The consolidation of soft marine clay when subjected to vertical loading is slow. The consolidation process can be accelerated by the use of prefabricated vertical drains which shorten the length of the drainage path in the clay. In this project the rate and magnitude of consolidation settlement of marine clay that has been installed with vertical drains will be studied. Combined radial and vertical flow will be analyzed using analytical and numerical techniques. Comparisons will be made with actual land reclamation works in Singapore and from literature survey. Field instrumented data from a field trial of JTC will be analysed when available.

This project is sponsored by JTC. Up to $2000 will be provided by JTC for the project.

FYP presentation slides and FYP report

Project ID:

B1076-121

Project Title:

Feasibility studies on vanadium-redox flow batteries (VRB) for energy storage in buildings

School:

School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE)

Solo/Dual Project:

Solo

NTU Supervisor:

Ast/P Zhao Jiyun

JTC Supervisor:

Loh Wai Soong and Ng Kian Wee

FYP Student:

Jia Junduo

Project Description:

The operational performances of the VRB Energy Storage System (ESS) will be tested to evaluate the feasibility of building application. The system will be coupled with the renewable energy resources, to evaluate the overall system performances on eliminating the intermittent manner of the renewable resources and the delivery of stable electricity for the buildings.

This project is sponsored by JTC. Up to $2000 will be provided by JTC for the project.

FYP presentation slides and FYP report

Project ID:

B1079-121

Project Title:

Performance Study for Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) Fuel Cell at JTC’s CleanTech One

School:

School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE)

Solo/Dual Project:

Solo

NTU Supervisor:

Ast/P Zhao Jiyun

JTC Supervisor:

Ng Kian Wee

FYP Student:

Ye Nay Lin

Project Description:

Using hydrogen as fuel, the only product of the Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) fuel cell is pure water, which is one solution to the environmental pollution and carbon dioxide emission. The renewable energy resources such as solar and wind have intermittent manner, which must be solved before they can be used in large scale. If the renewable energy sources such as solar and wind are used to produce the hydrogen, and subsequently to operate the PEM fuel cell to generate electricity, then stable, renewable and clean power can be delivered.

Since the fuel cell is one of key possible solutions on the energy and environmental crisis, its performances need to be fully investigated. Using the PEM fuel cell at JTC’s CleanTech One as the experimental facility, the fuel cell performances, such as energy efficiency, relationship of output voltage and current (V-I curve), and system dynamic characteristics, will be tested for different operating conditions. The numerical simulations will be conducted to compare with the experimental data.

This project is sponsored by JTC. Up to $2000 will be provided by JTC for the project.

FYP presentation slides and FYP report

Project ID:

ST-16

Project Title:

Numerical analysis in rock cavern design

School:

School of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Solo/Dual Project:

Solo

NTU Supervisor:

A/P Zhao Zhiye

JTC Supervisor:

Chong Pui Chih and Keith Low

FYP Student:

Yong Yoon Chee

Project Description:

Underground space development has entered a new phase in Singapore, and new projects, like the Jurong rock caverns for oil storage and the Underground Science City below the Kent Ridge Park, require understanding of the rock cavern response under various loads. This project aims to carry out numerical analysis of stability and rock support for underground rock caverns, and to look into the largest cavern that could possibly be constructed at the Bukit Timah granite.

This is a JTC sponsored FYP (with up to $2000 support for the project), and the student taking this project is expected to have a keen interest in numerical analysis and computer simulations.

FYP presentation slides and FYP report

Project ID:

ST-17

Project Title:

Effect of rock parameters on the cavern dimensions

School:

School of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Solo/Dual Project:

Solo

NTU Supervisor:

A/P Zhao Zhiye

JTC Supervisor:

Chong Pui Chih and Keith Low

FYP Student:

Toh Xuhong Jabril

Project Description:

Underground space development has entered a new phase in Singapore, and new projects, like the Jurong rock caverns for oil storage and the Underground Science City below the Kent Ridge Park, require understanding of the rock cavern response under various loads. This project aims to identify the main rock parameters that determine the cavern dimensions and carry out sensitivity study on how the rock parameters affect the cavern dimensions.

This is a JTC sponsored FYP (with up to $2000 support for the project), and the student taking this project is expected to have a keen interest in numerical analysis and computer simulations.

FYP presentation slides and FYP report

Project ID:

ST-01

Project Title:

Study of Mega-deck for integrated development

School:

School of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Solo/Dual Project:

Solo

NTU Supervisor:

Ast/P Cheung Sai Hung

JTC Supervisor:

Ng Kian Wee

FYP Student:

Ros Farina Bte Mohd Fauzi Rodrigues

Project Description:

The use of structural truss to deck over a bus-terminal and train station has created useable land. However, the challenge is to develop a more economical and efficient structural truss, for the continuation of heavy industrial development. Besides depot and bus-terminal that could be deck over, the study should look into other low rise and large area development like port container yards.

The objective of this project includes:
1) Identifying various structural decks option suitable to deck over port container yard;
2) Comparing the various options and recommending one economical and effective option;
3) Designing and studying the effectiveness of the structural deck which includes running computer stimulations.

This project is sponsored by JTC. Up to $2000 will be provided by JTC for the project.

FYP presentation slides and FYP report

Project ID:

ST-13

Project Title:

Fiber-Reinforced Concrete Incorporating Recycled Concrete Aggregates

School:

School of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Solo/Dual Project:

Solo

NTU Supervisor:

Ast/P Yang En-Hua

JTC Supervisor:

Kenny Lim

FYP Student:

Wong Shi Yun

Project Description:

In Singapore, aggregates are imported from the neighbouring countries. To create alternative sources of aggregate and to lower the risk of aggregate shortage, it is proposed to recycle and reuse aggregates from demolished concrete structures. In this project, you will study the potential and impact of incorporating recycled aggregates in producing a fiber-reinforced concrete. Through the course of this project, you will learn the concept of sustainability, the design of fiber-reinforced concrete incorporating recycled material, testing and material characterization.

This FYP is sponsored by JTC. Up to $2000 will be provided by JTC for the project.

FYP presentation slides and FYP report