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Structural Engineering, Bridge Research, Programming, and more…

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Updates

11 May, 2008 (20:45) | General | No comments

I’ve been updating the site content lately so there is plenty to check out.

PhD Thesis

10 May, 2008 (04:00) | Engineering, Research | No comments

My PhD thesis is available for download as a pdf here (18.7 MB). It’s called

Probabilistic Analysis of Highway Bridge Traffic Loading

and generally does exactly what it says on the tin. I carried out he work under the supervision of Prof. Eugene O’Brien at University College Dublin, and I was examined by Prof. Enrique Castillo of the Cantabria University in Spain.

I’d appreciate any comments on the work, and any typos – there’s bound to be some. Thanks.

Welcome!

10 May, 2008 (02:40) | General | No comments

At last! My long-threatened revamp to my website is under way. I’m moving the old, crappy, Frontpage-spawned, static, hard-to-update, discouraging website to this shiny new WordPress bloggy-type thingy. It’s really easy to maintain so I’ve no doubt I’ll have all the content up soon that I’ve been threatening to put up.

I’m from Dublin, Ireland and am a lecturer in Structural Engineering at the Dublin Institute of Technology. My main professional areas are the analysis of structures and research into traffic loading on highway bridges. I’ll be writing about these areas, as well as making a whole bunch of notes and some software available here.

On the personal side I love to whitewater kayak – especially the travelling that it can involve. I dabble in Mixed Martial Arts too, but I’m not very good. There’ll be plenty of paddling photos here, but none of me doing my MMA training!

Take a look around and leave some feedback – thanks!

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