Structural Health Monitoring

Transportation is at the heart of a modern economy and the maintenance of transport infrastructure in good condition, at reasonable cost, is a key driver of economic competitiveness. Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) of transport infrastructure is a necessity for the effective planning of maintenance activities and to prevent unscheduled closures such as the Hammersmith Flyover in the UK which was closed without notice in 2011 when it failed a structural inspection. An even more disruptive event was at the Malahide estuary viaduct on the Dublin/Belfast railway line which collapsed without warning in 2009. CCIR is active in SHM of different components of Transport Infrastructure, e.g. bridges, railway tracks etc. The staff are involved in SHM are:

Prof. Eugene OBrien

Dr. Arturo Gonzales

Dr. Jennifer Keenahan

Dr. Abdollah Malekjafarian (Structural Dynamics and Assessment Laboratory)