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    • Measured and predicted t-z curves for a driven pile in lightly overconsolidated silt 

      McCabe, Bryan A.; Lehane, Barry M. (National University of Ireland Galway, 2008-04-03)
      Data from a static compression load test on a single driven pile in a lightly overconsolidated silt are presented in this paper. The pile was equipped with vibrating wire strain gauges along its length enabling its load ...
    • Mechanical characterisation of green Sitka spruce logs 

      Krajnc, Luka; Farrelly, Niall; Harte, Annette M. (NUI Galway, 2016-08-29)
      ABSTRACT: Timber is by its nature a very heterogeneous material. Many different factors impact its mechanical properties, from tree species to environment (climate, competition, soil…). While a number of studies in the ...
    • Mechanical properties estimation by non-destructive testing of Irish hardwood round timber from thinnings for construction purposes 

      Llana, Daniel F.; Short, Ian; O'Ceallaigh, Conan; Harte, Annette M. (Department of Forestry Policy and Economics, University of Sopron, Hungary, 2018-10-25)
      Thinning involves the removal of competitors of high quality trees, and trees for extraction racks, all to favour the growth of the selected trees. Many felled trees are small-diameter and in Ireland hardwood thinnings are ...
    • Mechanisms of flooding in Cork City 

      Olbert, Agnieszka Indiana; Comer, Joanne; Nash, Stephen; Hartnett, Michael (International Association of Hydrological Sciences, 2015-11-17)
      Flooding is one of the most frequent and devastating natural disasters. Many urban developments are located in estuaries where river flow and sea water merge. Cork City situated in the River Lee estuary frequently subject ...
    • Mechano-sorptive creep in reinforced glulam 

      O'Ceallaigh, Conan; Sikora, Karol; McPolin, Daniel; Harte, Annette M. (National University of Ireland Galway, 2018-08-20)
      An investigation was carried out to examine the effect of reinforcement on the creep behaviour of FRP reinforced timber elements in a controlled variable climate. Creep is accelerated by moisture variations due to a ...
    • Methodology for quality checks for energy efficient buildings 

      Hajdukiewicz, Magdalena; Goggins, Jamie; Keane, Marcus M. (NUI Galway, 2017-03-01)
      The built environment accounts for more than 40% of the overall energy consumption and 36% of the overall CO2 emissions in Europe. Moreover, statistics show that construction and the upkeep of European buildings and ...
    • Multiphase numerical modelling of hydraulic structures with rapidly rotating flows: Stormwater vortex hydrodynamic separator 

      Mullligan, Sean; McDermott, Dermot; Clifford, Eoghan (Conferences and Events at DigitalCommons@USU, 2018-05-15)
      Hydraulic structures exhibiting strongly rotating flows are widely applied in the field of urban and wastewater hydraulics. Given demographic, urban development and climate change challenge, such infrastructure will require ...
    • A nested hydrodynamic model incorporating flooding and drying 

      Nash, Stephen; Hartnett, Michael (2009)
      A one-way nested version of the hydrobiological model DIVAST (Depth Integrated Velocity and Solute Transport) is introduced. The nested model allows flooding and drying of intertidal areas, a process often present in areas ...
    • A nested version of the combined hydrodynamic and water quality model, DIVAST 

      Nash, Stephen (2007)
      The present research deals with the development of a one-way nested version of the combined hydrodynamic and water quality model DIVAST (Depth Integrated Velocity and Solute Transport). Initial research has concentrated ...
    • A novel ROM methodology to support the estimation of the energy savings under the Measurement and Verification protocol 

      Piccinini, Alessandro; Hajdukiewicz, Magdalena; D'Angelo, Letizia; Blanes, Luis Miguel; Keane, Marcus M. (National University of Ireland Galway, 2020-09-21)
      This paper presents a novel Reduced Order grey box Model (ROM) methodology, based on a ResistorCapacitor (RC) network, which supports the creation of the baseline energy consumption and the estimation of energy savings ...
    • Numerical simulation and assessment of the effects of inlet configuration on the flushing time of a potable water service reservoir 

      O'Neill, Colin J.; Nash, Stephen; Clifford, Eoghan; Mullligan, Sean (Conferences and Events at DigitalCommons@USU, 2018-05-15)
      Service reservoirs provide the dual function of balancing supply with demand and providing adequate pressure in the water supply network by maintaining sufficient pressure head. In a potable water service reservoir, the ...
    • A numerical study of factors affecting the performance of stone columns supporting rigid footings on soft clay 

      Killeen, Michael M.; McCabe, Bryan (Taylor and Francis, 2010)
      The Vibro Replacement technique is now frequently used as a means of improving the bearing capacity and settlement performance of soft cohesive soils. In this paper, a parametric study using the finite element method is ...
    • Numerical study of FRP reinforced timber members subjected to variable climates 

      O'Ceallaigh, Conan; Harte, Annette M. (SHATiS International Conference on Structural Health Assessment of Timber Structures, 2019-09-25)
      The use of FRP reinforcement, even in small percentages, has been shown to improve the short-term flexural behaviour of timber members. This technology has been successfully used in new construction and in the repair and ...
    • Nutrient dynamics in Cork Harbour 

      Nash, Stephen; Hartnett, Michael (2005)
      Estuaries are commonly characterised by high productivity due to frequent if not continuous inputs of nutrients from domestic and industrial discharge effluents and from freshwater and marine sources. These forms of nutrient ...
    • Observed installation effects of vibro-replacement stone columns in soft clay 

      Egan, D.; Scott, W.; McCabe, Bryan A. (National University of Ireland Galway, 2008-09-03)
      The installation of vibro replacement stone columns in any soil causes significant changes to the stress regime around each probe location. In soft clays, the principal effects are caused by a cavity expansion mechanism ...
    • Parameterization of turbulence models using 3DVAR data 

      Olbert, Agnieszka Indiana; Nash, Stephen; Hartnett, Michael (City University of New York, 2014-01-08)
      In this research the 3DVAR data assimilation scheme is implemented in the numerical model DIVAST in order to optimize the performance of the numerical model by selecting an appropriate turbulence scheme and tuning its ...
    • A Performance Assessment Protocol for Structured Mesh Multi-Scale Models 

      Nash, Stephen; Hartnett, Michael (2011)
      Nesting techniques are used to develop multi-scale models giving higher resolution and thus greater accuracy in nested domains. The assessment of model accuracy is therefore important for the successful implementation of ...
    • Presence of emerging contaminants in treated sludges and their potential impacts on the environment 

      Healy, Mark G. (NUI Galway, 2018-11-13)
      Landspreading of sewage sludge remains the most economical and practical means for its disposal, with some countries, such as Ireland, disposing up to 90% to land. Its nitrogen, phosphorus and metal content make it an ...
    • Real-time control of occupants thermal comfort in buildings 

      Hajdukiewicz, Magdalena; O'Connor, Padraig; O'Neill, Colin; Coakley, Daniel; Keane, Marcus M.; Clifford, Eoghan (International Building Performance Simulation Association, 2015-12-07)
      Providing satisfactory indoor environmental conditions, air quality and thermal comfort through adequate ventilation is crucial in maintaining safe, healthy and comfortable buildings. Since, heating, ventilation and air ...
    • Real-time monitoring and performance of retaining structures 

      Baily, Eugene; McCabe, Bryan A.; Goggins, Jamie; Kieran, Paul (NUI Galway, 2014-08)
      The advent of reliable real-time monitoring devices has changed the way we monitor the construction of geotechnical infrastructure. This paper presents a case study where Shaped Accel Arrays (SAA) were employed as part ...