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    • Instrumented single and group piles in Belfast soft clay 

      Lehane, Barry M.; McCabe, Bryan A.; Phillips, D. T. (Australian Geomechanics Society, 2000-12)
      The paper presents a number of key findings from an experimental pile test programme, which is currently underway at a soft clay test bed site on the outskirts of Belfast, Northern Ireland. These findings provide additional ...
    • Application of optimization methods to the design of high performance composite pipelines 

      Harte, Annette M.; McNamara, John F.; Roddy, Iggy D. (Elsevier, 2003-04-23)
      This paper describes a contribution to the research carried out by a consortium under the BRITE/EURAM programme of the EC on the application of optimisation techniques to problems of engineering design using composite ...
    • Modelling nutrients and chlorophyll-a dynamics in an Irish brackish waterbody 

      Hartnett, Michael; Nash, Stephen (Elsevier, 2004)
      This paper presents aspects of a research investigation into nutrient fluxes into and out of an important Irish estuary, Wexford Harbour, located in the southeast of Ireland. Details of the methodology applied, the data ...
    • Modelling nutrient and chlorophyll_a dynamics in an Irish brackish waterbody 

      Hartnett, Michael; Nash, Stephen (Elsevier, 2004-01)
      This paper presents aspects of a research investigation into nutrient fluxes into and out of an important Irish estuary, Wexford Harbour, located in the southeast of Ireland. Details of the methodology applied, the data ...
    • Surface clogging in an intermittent stratified sand filter. 

      Rodgers, M.; Mulqueen, J.; Healy, Mark G. (Soil Science Society of America Journal, 2004-06-01)
      Accumulation of biomass and deposition of suspended solids at the surface of a sand filter can lead to clogging of the filter media. A laboratory intermittent sand filter column, which included 3 sand strata, was operated ...
    • The efficiency of a sequencing batch reactor (SBBR) in organic carbon and phosphorus removal 

      Prendergast, John; Rodgers, Michael; Healy, Mark G. (Taylor & Francis, 2005)
      A laboratory sequencing batch biofilm reactor (SBBR), operated for a period of 158 days, was used to treat domestic-strength synthetic effluent. The biofilm. reactor comprised a bulk fluid reactor, a biofilm plastic module, ...
    • Cyclic performance of steel and composite bracing members 

      Broderick, Brian Michael; Goggins, Jamie (2005)
      This paper describes an experimental study on the response of hollow and filled steel members to monotonic and cyclic axial loading. Monotonic tests were first performed on short specimens to establish their compressive ...
    • A novel hybrid filter for the treatment of septic tank effluent 

      Rodgers, Michael; Healy, Mark G.; Prendergast, John (ASCE, 2006)
      Intermittent sand filtration is a common and effective method for treating septic tank effluent. However, if the loading rate is too high, clogging and ponding of the sand filter surface layer can occur due to the accumulation ...
    • Denitrification of a nitrate-rich wastewater using various wood-based media materials 

      Rodgers, Michael; Mulqueen, John; Healy, Mark G. (2006)
      This laboratory study examined the use of various wood materials as a carbon source in horizontal flow filters to denitrify nitrate-nitrogen (NO3-N) from a synthetic wastewater. The filter materials were: sawdust ( Pinus ...
    • Behaviour of tubular steel members under cyclic axial loading 

      Goggins, Jamie; Broderick, Brian Michael; Lucas, AS (2006)
      This paper examines the cyclic performance of axially-loaded tubular members used as bracing elements to provide lateral seismic resistance in steel framed structures. An experimental study into the response of members ...
    • Nitrification in a vertically moving biofilm system 

      Rodgers, Michael; Healy, Mark G.; Prendergast, John (Elsevier, 2006-03)
      A laboratory continuous feed biofilm reactor, comprising a bulk fluid reactor, a biofilm plastic module, a feed tank, and pneumatic devices and controls, was operated for a total period of 257 days, including seeding time, ...
    • An improved experimental test set-up to study the performance of granular columns 

      Black, J.; Sivakumar, V.; Madhav, M.R.; McCabe, Bryan A. (ASTM International, 2006-03)
      This paper describes an innovative design of a newly developed large test setup for testing the performance of footings supported on soft clay reinforced with granular columns. This advanced testing method is used to examine ...
    • A novel hybrid filter for the treatment of septic tank effluent. 

      Rodgers, Michael; Healy, Mark G.; Prendergast, John (ASCE Journal of Environmental Engineering, 2006-06-01)
      Intermittent sand filtration is a common and effective method for treating septic tank effluent. However, if the loading rate is too high, clogging and ponding of the sand filter surface layer can occur due to the accumulation ...
    • Nitrification in a vertically moving biofilm system. 

      Rodgers, Michael; Healy, Mark G.; Prendergast, John (Journal of Environmental Management, 2006-06-01)
      A laboratory continuous feed biofilm reactor, comprising a bulk fluid reactor, a biofilm plastic module, a feed tank, pneumatic devices and controls, was operated for a total period of 257 days, including seeding time, to ...
    • Erodibility of hill peat 

      Mulqueen, J.; Rodgers, M.; Marren, N.; Healy, Mark G. (Teagasc, 2006-06-30)
      The energy necessary to entrain soil in water depends on the soil strength. Once entrained, the settling velocity of the eroded soil in water is of fundamental importance to the processes of sediment transport and deposition. ...
    • Harvesting effects on biomass and nutrient retention in Phragmites australis in a free-water surface constructed wetland in western Ireland 

      Healy, Mark G.; Newell, J; Rodgers, M. (2007)
      The aim of this study was to examine the seasonal variation in biomass, total nitrogen (Tot-N) and total phosphorus (Tot-P) content of Phragmites australis in a 3-cell free-water surface (FWS) constructed wetland in western ...
    • Performance of a stratified sand filter in removal of chemical oxygen demand, total suspended solids and ammonia nitrogen from high-strength wastewaters. 

      Rodgers, M.; Mulqueen, J.; Healy, Mark G.; Rodgers, Michael (Journal of Environmental Management, 2007-06-01)
      A stratified sand filter column, operated in recirculation mode and treating synthetic effluent resembling high strength dairy wastewaters was studied over a 342 day duration. The aim of this paper was to examine the ...
    • Treatment of dairy wastewater using constructed wetlands and intermittent sand filters 

      Healy, Mark G.; Rodgers, Michael; Mulqueen, John (Bioresource Technology, 2007-06-01)
      In Ireland, the most common method of disposal of dairy parlour washings is by land spreading. This treatment method has numerous problems, namely high labour requirements and the potential for eutrophication of surface ...
    • Investigation of the seismic performance of braced frames through both testing and analysis 

      Broderick, Brian Michael; Goggins, Jamie (2008)
      The results of shake table tests on three concentrically-braced sub-frames are compared with a series of correlative inelastic analyses. Both transient time-history and nonlinear static (pushover) analyses are considered. ...
    • Constructed wetlands for the treatment of highway runoff. 

      Keating, E.; Healy, Mark G.; Rodgers, Michael (Nova Publishers, 2008-06-01)
      Highway surface runoff contains pollutants such as total suspended solids (TSS), hydrocarbons, de-icing salts, and heavy metals. Treatment methods for highway runoff include storage/treatment facilities, such as constructed ...