Flood Resilient Bridge Modelling and Design
Dr M Pregnolato
30 April 2019
Transport systems are responsible for moving people and goods, delivering services and ensuring connection within and among urban areas.
Superconducting diamond as a bridge to the quantum mechanical world
Condensed Matter and Photonics
Prof O Williams, Dr S Giblin
Applications accepted all year round
We investigate the quantum properties of devices made from superconducting diamond. Diamond has obvious industrial uses because of its inherent hardness, but we are interested in exploiting its properties when it is doped with Boron.
Solutions to Monitor and Assess Resilience in Transport (SMART) Infrastructure
Dr M Lydon, Prof A Marshall
30 April 2019
The research will focus specifically on the vulnerability of bridge structures within the road network. This will require a pioneering approach which integrates existing bridge management databases with comprehensive regional information, producing a Bridge Management Decision Support Tool (BMDST).
Big Data Analysis from Bridges: Developing Structural Health Monitoring Instrumentation
Prof M Forde, Dr H Chai
31 May 2019
Most bridges worldwide lack Structural Health Monitoring instrumentation. Part of the reason is that older bridges pre-date the development of appropriate instrumentation; and part of the reason is that bridge owners do not have the staff/resource to analyse the “big data” emanating from an instrumentation system.