Accepted Abstracts

The titles of the 117 abstracts accepted for the conference are given below. The wide range and high quality of the research carried out in Ireland and to be presented at the conference is clearly evident. BCRI 2012 promises to be a highly informative event for both industry and academia.

  • Bridge Owner Emergency Response Procedures For Flood Events Around Ireland
  • A Reliability Based Evaluation Of A Traditional Steel Truss Bridge
  • Analysis And Assessment Of Over-Bridges On The Sallins-Baltinglass-Tullow Railway
  • Colour Assessment And Measurement Of Finished Concrete
  • Incorporation Of Life Cycle Models In Determining Optimal Wind Energy Infrastructural Provision
  • The Influence Of Fibrous Grass Silage Extract On The Shrinkage Properties Of Cementitious Mortars
  • The Utilisation Of Quarry Dust In A Bentonite Enhanced Soil
  • Structural Behaviour And Analysis Of Stone Cantilevered Stairs And Landings
  • Accelerated Carbonation Of High Fibre Hemp And Hydrated Lime Mix
  • Advances In Long-Span Integral Bridges - Research & Development, Design And Construction
  • Assessing The Critical Location Of Axle Detection Sensors Using The Finite Element Method
  • Barrier Threshold Selection For Long Span Bridge Traffic Load Control System
  • Behaviour Of Unbonded Post-Tensioned Segmental Box Girder Bridges With Dry Joints
  • Detailed Assessment Of A Masonry Building To Be Subject To Adjacent Tunnelling Works
  • Determining The Locations Of High Stresses On A Floating Concrete Structure To Aid In The Structural Health Monitoring Of Wave Energy Converters
  • Eirspan Bridge Maintenance Contracts - A Vital Component Of Ireland's Bridge Management System
  • Enhancing Railway Safety, Level Crossings Programme 1999 To 2010
  • Estimating The Effect Of Clusters Within Crowds Of Pedestrians On The Vertical Response Of A Flexible Footbridge
  • Experimental And Finite Element Study Of The Loading Response Of Steel Trimmer Brackets Incorporated Within Hollow Core Floors
  • Extradosed Bridge Design - Current Worldwide Practice, Research And Design Innovation
  • Innovative Concrete Bridge Decks Using GFRP Reinforcement
  • Long Life Bridges
  • Modeling The Cone Penetration Test In Finite Element Analyses
  • New Wear Bridge, Sunderland UK -Landmark Cable-Stayed Bridge - Application Of Research & Design Techniques In The Detailed Design Phase
  • Non-Stationary Effects Of Accelerating Moving Loads
  • Nonlinear Three Dimensional Finite Element Modelling Of Masonry Arch Bridges
  • Numerical Modelling Of The Settlement Of Peat
  • Performance Of GGBS Concretes In Acidic Wastewater Environments
  • Probabilistic Assessment Of Structures - Application Of Research Techniques In An Irish Consultancy
  • Procedures For Calibration Of Eurocode Traffic Load Model 1 For National Conditions
  • Spatially Variable Assessment Of Lifetime Load Effect Distribution Of Bridges
  • Sustainable Maintenance And Analysis Of Rail Transport Infrastructure (SMART Rail)
  • Testing And Investigation Techniques For Concrete Structures
  • The Design And Construction Of Glanmire Bowstring Arch Bridge
  • Anchor Design To Eurocode - Philosophical And Practical Issues.
  • Applying Static Capacity Approaches To Pile Driveability Analysis For Offshore Applications.
  • Early Age Strength And Stiffness Of GGBS Concrete For Pre-Cast Works
  • Factors Affecting Embodied Energy And Embodied Carbon Associated With Ground Improvement Techniques For Construction On Peat
  • Finite Element Modelling Of Transverse Load Distribution Parameters In Masonry Arch Bridges
  • Fresh And Hardened Properties Of Controlled Low Strength Material
  • Limit State Characteristics Of GGBS Concrete In Fire
  • Monitoring The Effects Of GGBS Content And Surface Finish Of Concrete Slabs On Solar Reflectance Using An Albedometer
  • Reducing Traffic Loading On Long-Span Bridges By Means Of Lane Changing Restrictions
  • Reliability Analysis Of An Indeterminate Beam Subjected To Moving Loads Considering Material Nonlinearity
  • Risk Assessment For Historic Masonry Buildings Subject To Underground Infrastructural Systems
  • The Potential For The Elimination Of Expansion Joints From Existing Road Bridges In Ireland
  • The Response Of A Footbridge To Pedestrians Carrying Additional Mass
  • Bridge-Vehicle Communication For Traffic Load Mitigation
  • Combined Vertical & Horizontal Loading From Groups Of Pedestrians On A Flexible Footbridge Based On Experimental Pedestrian Load Data
  • Study Of Chloride Ingress On A 100 Year Old Bridge.
  • Generating Dynamic Time History Responses For Concrete Wind Turbine Towers
  • Portland Cement Admixtures: Hydrated Lime (CL90s) Versus Plasticisers.
  • Use Of Water Retainers In Lime Hemp Biocomposites
  • 2D Strain Distributions In Small Scale Ceramic Structures
  • Installation Of A Hybrid ‘Twisted Jacket' Structure In The North Sea
  • The Use Of Helical Piles In Glacial Soils
  • Characterisation Of A Polyvinylidene Fluoride (PVDF) Material For Energy Harvesting From Road Infrastructure
  • Effect Of Road Quality In Structural Health Monitoring Under Operational Conditions
  • Performance Of Concrete Floor Covering Vinyls Subject To Pull-Off Testing
  • Friction Fatigue Measurements From Pile Driving At A Dense Sand Research Site
  • Interpretation Of Cptu To Determine An Accurate Geotechnical Profile Of The Blessington Dense Sand Research Site
  • Reliability Based Design Of Shallow Footings Considering In-Situ Soil Variability
  • Development of Instrumented piles to investigate pile ageing
  • Experimental Investigation Of Novel Foundation Solutions For Offshore Wind Turbines
  • Soil Nailing Optimisation: Lost Opportunities In The Current State Of The Practice
  • Monitoring the interaction of combined mechanisms in the deterioration of concrete
  • Tthe interaction of multiple mode deterioration by chloride and carbon dioxide in mortars exposed to cyclic wetting and drying
  • Structural Optimization Using Grammatical Evolution
  • Using Instrumented Vehicles To Detect Damage In Bridges
  • Stabilised Soil Blocks For Use In A European Context.
  • Suitability Of By-Products And Waste Materials Sourced In Ireland As Cementitious Materials.
  • 2D Finite Element Stability Analysis Of A Reinforced Piled Embankment
  • A Seismic Risk Assessment Of Reinforced Concrete Integral Bridges Subject To Corrosion
  • Analysis Of Interface Friction Effects On Jacking Forces In Microtunnelling
  • Assessing The Performance Of Structural Elements Within The Engineering Building At NUI Galway.
  • Effect Of Mixing Cement Additions On Light-Weight Aggregate Concrete Properties
  • Fatigue Assessment Of Railway Bridges Using WIM Data
  • Finite Element Modelling Of Freeze-Thaw Deterioration In Concrete
  • Freeze-Thaw Resistance Of Fibre Reinforced Concrete
  • Future State Prediction Of Reinforced-Concrete Bridges Allowing For Repair Interventions
  • Influence Of Corrosion Propagation Of GGBS Concretes On Whole Life Cost Of Bridge Structures In Chloride Environments
  • Non-Intrusive Bridge Scour Analysis Technique Using Laboratory Test Apparatus
  • Orthotropic Deck Fatigue: Renovation Of 8 Bridges In The Netherlands.
  • Probabilistic Modelling Of Reinforced Concrete Bridge Deterioration And Repair Efficiency In Marine Environments
  • Rotational Capacity And Plastic Redistribution Of Forces In Reinforced Concrete Beams
  • Surface Wave Testing Of Asphalt Pavement
  • Texture Analysis Based Detection And Classification Of Surface Features On Ageing Infrastructure Elements
  • The Distribution Of Capital Investment In Ireland's Road Network - 2003 To 2009
  • The Influence Of Spatial Parameters On Pedestrian Lateral Loading
  • The Use Of Lidar In Testing Asphalt For Resistance To Permanent Deformation
  • Whole Life Asset Management
  • An Investigation Of The Arching Mechanism In A Geotechnical Centrifuge
  • Cracking In Concrete Walls Due To An External Temperature Load
  • Determining Minimum Gap Distances Using Images Of Congested Traffic
  • Effect of lane closures on highway bridge traffic loading
  • Evaluation Of Chloride Ingress Parameters For Assessing Reinforced Concrete Durability Based On The Degree Of Hydration
  • Monitoring Slope Stability In Real Time Using An Embedded Sensor Network
  • Thermal And Chemical Activation Of Pulverised Fuel Ash In Portland Cement Based Systems
  • A Study Of Creep Effects Following Surcharging Embankments To Accelerate Consolidation
  • Effect Of The Type Of Viscosity-Modifying Admixtures And Metakaolin On The Rheology Of Cement-Based Grouts
  • Optimisation Of Earthworks For Road Schemes
  • Determination Of Undrained Shear Strength And Consolidation Characteristics In Soft Soil Using Piezoball Penetrometer
  • Estimating Characteristic Bridge Loads On A Secondary Road Network
  • Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis Of FRP Reinforced Concrete Structures
  • Response Of A Simply Supported Beam With A Strain Rate Dependent Elasticity Modulus When Subjected To A Moving Load
  • Use Of Hilbert-Huang Transform To Capture Changes In Structural Behaviour
  • Appraisal Of Current Settlement Prediction Methods Applicable To Vibro Replacement Design
  • Solutions For Model-Scale, Tied-Back Anchors And Sheet Pile Walls
  • The Introduction Of Key Performance Indicators (KPI) And Their Use To Accurately Predict The State Of Health Of Reinforced Concrete Structures In Chloride Environments.
  • The Assessment Of Embodied Energy And Carbon Of Irish Residential Buildings
  • The Stabilisation Of An Organic Irish Silt Using Dry Mix Methods And Scale Stabilised Column Testing
  • A Finite Element Study Of Precast Prestressed Concrete Circular Tanks Subject To Elevated Temperatures
  • An Investigation Into Shear Reinforcement In Reinforced Concrete Corbels
  • Load Capacity Of Small Scale Plate Girders
  • Behaviour Of A Novel Skew Flexiarch Bridge System
  • Numerical Modelling Of A Novel Self-Centering Device For Concentrically Braced Frames
  • The Value Of Ground Investigations In Ireland
  • Prestressed timber using threaded steel rods
  • Semi-active damping systems for railway bridges

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