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    • Turbulence modelling using 3DVAR data assimilation in laboratory conditions 

      Olbert, Agnieszka Indiana; Nash, Stephen; Hartnett, Michael (2013)
      The viability of turbulence parameter estimation in a numerical model using 3DVAR data assimilation technique is explored in this research. Water currents measured in a physical model are assimilated into the numerical ...
    • Understanding the complexities of building physics and human behaviour in achieving a nearly zero energy building 

      Moran, Paul; Hajdukiewicz, Magdalena; Goggins, Jamie (NUI Galway, 2016-07-27)
      About 40% of the world’s energy consumption and approximately a third of greenhouse gas emissions are associated with buildings. As the percentage of new buildings relative to existing buildings is increasing at a rate ...
    • Use of carbon calculation tools for sustainable cycle network design 

      Manton, Richard; Duggan, Alan R.; Goggins, Jamie; McCabe, Bryan A.; Clifford, Eoghan (NUI Galway, 2012)
      In recent years European cycling has undergone a renaissance with various initiatives including the establishment of EuroVelo and the proposed European trans-border cycling infrastructure. Significant advances on this ...
    • The use of digital resources in civil engineering education: Enhancing student learning and achieving accreditation criteria. 

      Nash, Stephen; McCabe, Bryan; Goggins, Jamie; Healy, Mark G. (2012)
      The use of digital resources in higher education has risen significantly over the last ten years and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. The challenge for educational instructors is in determining how to ...
    • Use of nondestructive techniques for determination of tension parallel-to-grain properties of spruce 

      Gil-Moreno, David; O'Ceallaigh, Conan; Ridley-Ellis, Dan; Harte, Annette M. (USDA Forest Service Forest Products Laboratory (FPL), 2019-09-25)
      The paper presents a study of the tension properties of Irish-grown Sitka spruce. Fifty timber pieces were destructively tested having resonant frequency and knots measured. The aim was to improve knowledge of the performance ...
    • Validated CFD study of indoor environmental conditions in a highly-glazed, cross-ventilated meeting room 

      Hajdukiewicz, Magdalena; Geron, M; Keane, MM (2013)
      This paper investigates the environmental conditions inside a highly-glazed cross-ventilated meeting room. A 3D computational fluid dynamics (CFD) model of an indoor environment is developed with the support of the field ...
    • Viscoelastic creep in reinforced glulam 

      O'Ceallaigh, Conan; Sikora, Karol; McPolin, Daniel; Harte, Annette M. (TU Verlag Wien, 2016-08-22)
      The mechanical and physical properties of softwood timber can vary considerably as a result of the age and rate of growth of the tree and other environmental factors which affect the wood cell density and strength [1]. ...
    • Viscoelastic creep of FRP reinforced glulam 

      O’Ceallaigh, Conan; Sikora, Karol; McPolin, Daniel; Harte, Annette M. (NUI Galway, 2016-08-29)
      The reinforcement of timber using fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) rods or plates is widely accepted as an effective method of increasing the strength and stiffness of members, while at the same time reducing the variability ...
    • Vortex drop shaft structures: state-of-the-art and future trends 

      Mulligan, Sean; Plant, Joss; Nash, Stephen; Clifford, Eoghan (International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR), 2019-09-01)
      Vortex drop shaft structures have played a critical role in hydraulic engineering; from one of their first applications in hydroelectric energy dissipation in the 1940s, to numerous contemporary installations throughout modern ...