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Qualitative Analysis

19 April, 2013 (00:21) | Lectures | No comments

Analysing structures without recourse to numbers is vital for engineers to have a basic appreciation of structural behaviour, and to help identify errors in computer input from the output. Dr David Brohn (New Paradigm Solutions and author of Understanding Structural Analysis) has been an important figure in this field since the late 70s and his […]

The Golden Gate Bridge 75th Anniversary

29 May, 2012 (23:32) | Engineering | 1 comment

On 27 May 2012 San Franciscans showed the world just how much the Golden Gate bridge means to them with an amazing fireworks display to celebrate 75 years of service. At the time it was built it was the longest bridge in the world and many said it could not be done. Having visited it […]

Journal paper published – footbridge vibration

16 April, 2012 (20:47) | Engineering, Research | No comments

The paper Enhancement factors for the vertical response of footbridges subjected to stochastic crowd loading has been published in the prestigious Computers & Structures journal. This has an impact factor of 1.719 for 2010. This paper proposes a method of determining statistical enhancement factors to apply to single pedestrian responses to obtain corresponding crowd-induced vibration […]

TLCD Video Analysis using Matlab

19 February, 2011 (00:40) | Engineering, Programming, Research | No comments

To measure the liquid heights in a Tuned Liquid Column Damper, either very expensive wave bob metres are needed, or the researcher can go through video image frame by frame estimating the height of the liquid columns from a scale attached to the TLCD. To avoid this laborious task, and to increase the number of […]

Research Opportunities

30 July, 2010 (17:08) | Engineering, Research | No comments

DIT has released details of its new scholarship programme, the DIT Fiosraigh Scholarship Programme 2010 (for more details see here). Of particular interest to recent graduates is the Dean of Graduate Students Award. This will support the successful candidate with €16k+fees+€2k expenses per year, for up to 4 years. A minimum degree of 2:1 is […]

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