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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 […]

IStructE Lecture: Wexford Opera House

13 May, 2009 (20:52) | Engineering | 6 comments

The rebuilding of Wexford Opera House, the first purpose-designed opera house in Ireland was completed on schedule for the 2008 autumn opera festival. The new opera house has been constructed in the town centre on the site of the old Theatre Royal, contains two theatres of differing scales. The principal auditorium accommodates 780 seats, whilst […]

DIT Postgraduate Evening & Opportunities

6 March, 2009 (00:26) | Engineering, Research | 1 comment

DIT’s annual Postgraduate Open Evening will take place on 11th March, 2009 from 3pm-7.30pm in the atrium in DIT Aungier Street. Prospective students can review the projects that are availabel to do research on, and subsequently make an application for funding to carry out that project. Potential supervisors typically assist the candidate closely, as it […]

The Economic Importance of Engineers

13 February, 2009 (18:03) | Engineering, General | 2 comments

Given that the current times are resulting in an unprecedented layoff of highly qualified, skilled, and experience engineers (civil and structural in particular), it is essential that the contribution of engineers to the economy is not overlooked. On this point, James Dyson’s recent interview on Newstalk’s The Right Hook is thus required listening and is […]

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