ARAN is the digital collection of open access scholarly publications from NUI Galway. ARAN collects, preserves and makes freely available scholarly communication, including peer-reviewed articles, working papers and conference papers created by NUI Galway researchers. Where material has already been published it is made available subject to the open-access policies of the original publishers.


Statistics for your publications on ARAN

A wealth of statistical information for publications that you’ve uploaded to ARAN is now available. Find your most popular publications on ARAN based on either item views or downloads or the most popular items and authors for your College, School or Research Centres. If you want to know where readers of your publications come from consult the statistics by country. Customised reports can be created and emailed to you at required intervals. For more information view the User Guide‌ which is arranged as a series of questions and answers. If the statistical information you require is not covered by it or you require a customised report please email your query to

User Guide

Open Access to Research Outputs

NUI Galway’s policy on Open Access to Research Outputs, adopted by the Academic Council in October 2015, aims to promote open access to the University’s publications. Authors of peer-reviewed articles and peer-reviewed conference papers resulting from research carried out at NUI Galway must deposit a copy in the ARAN (Access to Research at NUI Galway) repository. ARAN enables easy discovery of publications through global search engines such as Google and complements IRIS by linking from author profiles to the full text of University publications. See Help for information on how to submit your publications to ARAN.

Open Access to Research Outputs Policy

  • Evaluation of the structural behavior of beam-beam connection systems using compressed wood dowels and plates 

    Mehra, Sameer; Guan, Zhongwei; Harte, Annette M. (NUI Galway, 2018-08-20)
    To support the transition to a bio-based society, it is preferable to substitute metallic fasteners and adhesives in timber construction with an eco-friendly alternative. Recent studies have identified compressed wood ...
  • 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]. ...
  • Glued-in basalt FRP rods as moment connections in box section frames 

    O’Neill, Caoimhe; McPolin, Daniel; Taylor, Su; Harte, Annette M. (TU Verlag Wien, 2016-08-22)
    This paper presents an experimental programme that investigates the application of glued-in rods as moment connections in a post and beam connection. Nine such frame corners were constructed of box sections using ...
  • Influence of connection systems on serviceability response of CLT timber flooring 

    Uí Chúláin, Caitríona; Sikora, Karol; Harte, Annette M. (TU Verlag Wien, 2016-08-22)
    In this paper finite element analysis of a five layer cross-laminated timber (CLT) rectangular floor is presented. The model was developed using 3D shell elements with linear elastic orthotropic material properties. Support ...
  • Experimental investigation of the serviceability behaviour of a cross laminated timber floor 

    Uí Chúláin, Caitríona; Harte, Annette M. (NUI Galway, 2018-08-29)
    European timber design standards set out basic serviceability limit design criteria for single span, simply supported floors, but the rotational stiffness of the fixing system and two-way support possible with modern solid ...

View more