Alan O'Connor
Associate Professor, Civil Struct & Env. Eng.

Biography

Dr. Alan O'Connor is an Associate Professor in the Dept. of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. He is a Fellow of that institution (FTCD). He is also a Chartered Engineer (CEng) and Fellow of the Institution of Engineers of Ireland (FIEI). He is the Director of Undergraduate Teaching and Learning in the School of Engineering at Trinity College Dublin. He has extensive national/international experience in infrastructural risk analysis and probabilistic safety assessment. He has advised clients such as: Irish Rail, The Irish National Roads Authority, The Danish Roads Directorate; Danish Railways; Swedish Railways; The Norwegian Roads Authority and The Dutch Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management. At Trinity College Dublin, the research group which he leads are focused on investigating: infrastructural asset management and optimised whole life management, cross asset maintenance optimisation, structural health monitoring, wind engineering infrastructure, stochastic modelling of engineering systems, risk analysis of critical infrastructure for extreme weather events and structural reliability analysis. He has authored over 180 peer-reviewed academic papers in these areas. He has delivered Keynote Addresses at international conferences in Europe, the United States and Australia.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Nogal, M., O'Connor, A., Martinez-Pastor, B., and Caulfield, B, Novel probabilistic resilience assessment framework of transportation networks against extreme weather events, ASCE-ASME Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering Systems: Part A Civil Engineering, 3, (3), 2017 Journal Article, 2017 URL

Teixeira, R., O'Connor, A., Nogal, M., Nichols, J. and Spring, M., Structural Probabilistic Assessment of Offshore Wind Turbine Operation Fatigue Based on Kriging Interpolation, European Safety and Reliability Conference (ESREL 2017), Portoroz, Slovenia, June 18-22 2017, 2017 Conference Paper, 2017 TARA - Full Text

Brazil, W., White, A., Nogal, M., Caulfield., B. O'Connor, A. Morton, C., Weather and Rail Delays: Analysis of Metropolitan Rail in Dublin, Journal of Transport Geography, 59, 2017, p69 - 76 Journal Article, 2017 TARA - Full Text

Hajializadeh D, OBrien E.J, O†Connor A.J, Virtual structural health monitoring and remaining life prediction of steel bridges, Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 44, (4), 2017, p264 - 273 Journal Article, 2017 URL DOI

Rui Teixeira, Alan O'Connor, Maria Nogal, James Nichols, Nandakumar Krishnan, Analysis of the design of experiments of offshore wind turbine fatigue reliability design with Kriging surfaces, ICSI2017, Funchal, Portugal, 4-7 September 2017, Structural Integrity, ScienceDirect, 2017, pp8 Conference Paper, 2017 TARA - Full Text

Brazil, W., Caulfield, B. and O'Connor, A., The Role of Transport Information in Extreme Weather Events: A Scenario Based Experiment, Case Studies in Transport Policy, 2017 Journal Article, 2017 URL

O'Connor A., Pedersen C., Enevoldsen I., Application of Probability Based Assessment to Bridges, AUSTROADS Bridge Conference 2017, Melbourne, Australia, April 3rd - 6th 2017, 2017 Conference Paper, 2017

Noble, D., Nogal, M., O'Connor, A. and Pakrashi, V., The effect of prestress force magnitude and eccentricity on the natural bending frequencies of uncracked prestressed concrete structures, Journal of Sound and Vibration, 365, (1), 2016, p22 - 24 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

Corbally, R., O'Connor, A. and Cahill, F., Practical Applications of Weigh in Motion Data, Civil Engineering Research in Ireland (CERI 2016), Galway, Ireland, 2016 Conference Paper, 2016

Leahy C, OBrien E.J, O†Connor A.J, Considering traffic growth in characteristic bridge load effect calculations, Maintenance, Monitoring, Safety, Risk and Resilience of Bridges and Bridge Networks - Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, IABMAS 2016, 2016, 2016, pp230 - 236 Conference Paper, 2016 URL

Nogal, M., O'Connor, A., Caulfield, B., Martinez-Pastor, B, Resilience of Traffic Networks: From Perturbation to Recovery via a Dynamic Restricted Equilibrium Model, Reliability Engineering & System Safety, (156), 2016, p84 - 96 Journal Article, 2016 TARA - Full Text

Slevin, M. and O'Connor, A., Horizontal Interface Shear Requirements for Precast Prestressed Concrete Bridge Beams with Slender Webs in Beam and Slab Bridge Constructions, Civil Engineering Research in Ireland (CERI 2016), Galway, Ireland, 2016 Conference Paper, 2016

Brazil, W., Caulfield, B., Nogal, M. and O'Connor, A., The Impact of Extreme Weather on Transport: A Tale of Two Storms, American Association of Geographers - Annual Meeting, San Francisco, USA, March 2016, 2016 Conference Paper, 2016

Nogal, M., Castillo, E., Calviño A. and O'Connor, A., Coherent and compatible statistical models in structural analysis, International Journal of Computational Methods, 13, (2), 2016, p1640008 (18 pages) Journal Article, 2016

Connolly L, O†Connor A, Obrien E.J, Probabilistic modelling and assessment of railway bridges, Maintenance, Monitoring, Safety, Risk and Resilience of Bridges and Bridge Networks - Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, IABMAS 2016, 2016, 2016, pp405 - 412 Conference Paper, 2016 URL

Choine M.N, Kashani M.M, Lowes L.N, O'Connor A, Crewe A.J, Alexander N.A, Padgett J.E, Nonlinear dynamic analysis and seismic fragility assessment of a corrosion damaged integral bridge, International Journal of Structural Integrity, 7, (2), 2016, p227 - 239 Journal Article, 2016 URL DOI

Ryan P.C, O'Connor A, Comparing the durability of self-compacting concretes and conventionally vibrated concretes in chloride rich environments, Construction and Building Materials, 120, 2016, p504 - 513 Journal Article, 2016 DOI URL

Grande Andrade, Z., Castillo, E., Nogal, M. and O'Connor, A., Probabilistic safety analysis of high speed and conventional lines using Bayesian networks, XII Conference on Transport Engineering, Valencia, Spain, 7-9 June 2016, 2016 Conference Paper, 2016

Castillo E, Grande Z, Calviño A, Nogal M, O'Connor A.J, Probabilistic safety analysis of high speed railway lines including human errors, Civil-Comp Proceedings, 110, 2016 Journal Article, 2016 URL

Connolly L, Hajializadeh D, Leahy C, O'Connor A, O'Brien E.J, Bowe C, Calculation of the dynamic allowance for railway bridges from direct measurement, Civil-Comp Proceedings, 110, 2016 Journal Article, 2016 URL

Teixeira, R., O'Connor, A. and Nogal, M., Comparative Analysis of the Probabilistic Methods to Estimate the Probability of Failure of Offshore Wind Turbine Towers, Civil Engineering Research in Ireland (CERI 2016), Galway, Ireland, 2016 Conference Paper, 2016

Nogal, M., O'Connor, A., Caulfield, B., Brazil, W, A Multidisciplinary Approach for Risk Analysis of Infrastructure Networks in Response to Extreme Weather, 6th European Transport Research Conference, TRA2016, Warsaw, Poland, 2016 Conference Paper, 2016 TARA - Full Text

Martinez-Pastor, B., Nogal, M. and O'Connor, A., Bi-Phase Methodology for Sensitivity Analysis of Complex Models, Civil Engineering Research in Ireland (CERI 2016), Galway, Ireland, 2016 Conference Paper, 2016

Castillo E, Grande Z, Moraga P, Nogal M, O'Connor A.J, Alternate double single track proposals for low demand high-speed railway lines, Civil-Comp Proceedings, 110, 2016 Journal Article, 2016 URL

Martinez‐Pastor, B., Nogal, M., O'Connor, A., Caulfield, B., A Sensitivity Analysis of a Dynamic Restricted Equilibrium Model to Evaluate Traffic Network Resilience, 95th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington D.C., 2016, pp1 - 10 Conference Paper, 2016 TARA - Full Text

Connolly, L., O'Connor, A. and Bowe, C., Monitoring and Maintenance of the Boyne Viaduct, Civil Engineering Research in Ireland (CERI 2016), Galway, Ireland, 2016 Conference Paper, 2016

Orcesi A.D, Chemineau H, O†Connor A, Asset management framework considering climate change impacts and traffic growth, Maintenance, Monitoring, Safety, Risk and Resilience of Bridges and Bridge Networks - Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, IABMAS 2016, 2016, 2016, pp1727 - 1734 Conference Paper, 2016 URL

Cleary B, Duffy A, Bach B, Vitina A, O'Connor A, Conlon M, Estimating the electricity prices, generation costs and CO2 emissions of large scale wind energy exports from Ireland to Great Britain, Energy Policy, 91, 2016, p38 - 48 Journal Article, 2016 URL DOI

Leahy C, OBrien E, O'Connor A, The Effect of Traffic Growth on Characteristic Bridge Load Effects, Transportation Research Procedia, 2016, 14, 2016, pp3990 - 3999 Conference Paper, 2016 URL DOI

Brazil, W., Nogal, M., White, A., Caulfield, B., O'Connor, A. and Morton C., The Impact of Weather Events on Rail Transport in the Dublin, World Conference on Transport Research - WCTR 2016, Shanghai, China, 10 - 15 July 2016, 2016 Conference Paper, 2016

Rui Teixeira, Alan O'Connor, Maria Nogal , Comparative Analysis of the Probabilistic Methods to Estimate the Probability of Failure of Offshore Wind Turbine Towers, Civil Engineering Research in Ireland 2016, Galway, Ireland, 29-30 August 2016, 2016 Conference Paper, 2016 TARA - Full Text

Corbally R., Cahill F. and O'Connor A., Administration of Abnormal Vehicles in Ireland, ICE Journal of Bridge Engineering, 2016 Journal Article, 2016

Nogal, M., O'Connor, A., Caulfield, B. and Brazil, W., A Multidisciplinary Approach for Risk Analysis of Infrastructure Networks in Response to Extreme Weather, Transportation Research Procedia, 14, (2016), 2016, p78 - 85 Journal Article, 2016

Brazil W, Caulfield B, O'Connor A, The role of transport information in extreme weather events: A scenario based experiment, 2016, - Miscellaneous, 2016 URL DOI

Nogal, M., Castillo, E., Calviño, A. and O'Connor, A., Coherent and Compatible Statistical Models in Structural Analysis, International Journal of Computational Method, DOI:10.1142/S0219876, 2016 Journal Article, 2016

Leahy C, Obrien E, O'connor A, Traffic load effect forecasting for bridges, IABSE Conference, Geneva 2015: Structural Engineering: Providing Solutions to Global Challenges - Report, 2015, 2015, pp994 - 1001 Conference Paper, 2015 URL

Noble D, Nogal M, O'Connor A.J, Pakrashi V, The effect of post-tensioning force magnitude and eccentricity on the natural bending frequency of cracked post-tensioned concrete beams, Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 628, (1), 2015 Journal Article, 2015 DOI URL

Cleary, B., Duffy, A., O'Connor, A. and Conlon, M., Assessing the Future Economic Performance of Wind Generation in Conjunction with Compressed Air Energy Storage in the New Proposed Irish Electricity Market, Economic and Business Letters, 4, (3), 2015 Journal Article, 2015

Al Saji M, O'Sullivan J.J, O'Connor A, Design impact and significance of non-stationarity of variance in extreme rainfall, IAHS-AISH Proceedings and Reports, 2015, 371, 2015, pp117 - 123 Conference Paper, 2015 DOI URL

Anderson A., O'Connor A and Karoumi R., Passive and adaptive damping systems for vibration mitigation and increased fatigue service life of a tied arch railway bridge, Journal of Computer Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, 30, (9), 2015, p748 - 757 Journal Article, 2015

Nogal, M., O'Connor, A., Martinez-Pastor, B., Caulfield, B, Statistical Tools to Help the Decision-Making Process within the Risk Analysis of Transportation Networks in Response to Extreme Weather Events, International International Forum on Engineering Decision Making, IFED 2015, Japan, 2015 Conference Paper, 2015

Nogal M, Martinez-Pastor B, O'Connor A, Caulfield B, Dynamic restricted equilibrium model to determine statistically the resilience of a traffic network to Extreme weather events, 12th International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering, ICASP 2015, 2015, 2015 Conference Paper, 2015 URL

Martinez-Pastor, B., Nogal, M., O'Connor, A. and Caulfield, B., Evaluation of Resilience in Traffic Networks: Models and Characteristics, ITRN 2015, Galway, Ireland, August 27 - 28, 2015 Conference Paper, 2015

Cleary B, Duffy A, O'Connor A, Conlon M, Fthenakis V, Assessing the economic benefits of compressed air energy storage for mitigating wind curtailment, IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, 6, (3), 2015, p1021 - 1028 Journal Article, 2015 URL DOI

Choine M.N, O'Connor A, Gehl P, D'Ayala D, García-Fernández M, Jiménez M.-J, Gavin K, Van Gelder P, Salceda T, Power R, A multi hazard RISK assessment methodology accounting for cascading hazard events, 12th International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering, ICASP 2015, 2015, 2015 Conference Paper, 2015 URL

Noble, D., Nogal, M., O'Connor, A. and Pakrashi, V., Dynamic impact testing on post-tensioned steel rectangular hollow sections; an investigation into the ''compression-softening'' effect, Journal of Sound and Vibration, 355, (1), 2015, p246 - 263 Journal Article, 2015

Leitner B, Luskova M, O'Connor A, Van Gelder P, Quantification of impacts on the transport serviceability at the loss of functionality of significant road infrasturucture objects, Komunikacie, 17, (1), 2015, p52 - 60 Journal Article, 2015 URL

Noble D, Nogal M, O'Connor A.J, Pakrashi V, Output only investigation of the effect of post-tensioning force on natural frequencies of post-tensioned concrete beams, 6th International Operational Modal Analysis Conference, IOMAC 2015, 2015, 2015 Conference Paper, 2015 URL

Ni Choine M., O'Connor A. and Padgett J., , Comparison between the seismic performance of integral and jointed concrete bridges, Journal of Earthquake Engineering, 19, (1), 2015, p172 - 191 Journal Article, 2015

Jaksic V., O'Connor A. and Pakrashi V., Damage Detection and Calibration from Beam Moving Oscillator Interaction Employing Surface Roughness, Journal of Sound and Vibration, 333, (17), 2014, p3917 - 3930 Journal Article, 2014

O'Brien E., Keogh D. and O'Connor A., Bridge Deck Analysis 2nd Ed. - Deterministic and Probabilistic Approaches, 2nd, London, CRC press, 2014, 331pp Book, 2014

Castillo, E., O'Connor, A., Nogal, M. and Calvino, A., On the physical and probabilistic consistency of some engineering random models, Structural Safety, 51, (1), 2014, p1 - 12 Journal Article, 2014

Weininger-Vycudil A., Ciaran Hanley, Deix S., O'Connor A. and Pakrashi V., Cross-Asset Management for Road Infrastructure Networks, ICE Proceedings Transport, 168, (5), 2014, p442 - 456 Journal Article, 2014

Climate Adaptation Engineering and Risk-Based Design and Management of Infrastructure in, editor(s)Dan Frangopol, Yiannis Tsompanakis , Maintenance and Safety of Aging Infrastructure, London, CRC Press, 2014, [Stewart M.G., Val D., Bastidas-Artega E., O'Connor A. and Wang X.] Book Chapter, 2014 URL

Andersson A, Karoumi R, O'Connor A, Development of a multi-passive tuned mass damper, theory and experiments, Proceedings of the International Conference on Structural Dynamic , EURODYN, 2014, 2014-January, 2014, pp1551 - 1556 Conference Paper, 2014 URL

Noble, D., Nogal, M., O'Connor, A. and Pakrashi, V., The effect of prestressing force magnitude on the natural frequencies of prestressed concrete structures, 23rd Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials (ACMSM23), Byron Bay, Australia, 9-12 December, 2014 Conference Paper, 2014

Hayrapetova A.A, SÃ"rensen J.D, Toft H.S, O'Connor A.J, Probabilistic load modelling for long span bridges, Bridge Maintenance, Safety, Management and Life Extension - Proceedings of the 7th International Conference of Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, IABMAS 2014, 2014, 2014, pp2401 - 2409 Conference Paper, 2014 URL

Ryan P. and O'Connor A., , Examination of Self Compacting Concrete Options for Marine Bridge Applications, ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, 19, (9), 2014, p10 Journal Article, 2014

Noble, D., Nogal, M., O'Connor, A. and Pakrashi, V., Impact hammer testing on post-tensioned steel RHS sections; an investigation of the "Compression Softening" effect, Civil Engineering Research in Ireland (CERI 2014), Belfast, Northern Ireland, August 2014, 2014 Conference Paper, 2014

Bagge N, O'Connor A, Elfgren L, Pedersen C, Moment redistribution in RC beams - A study of the influence of longitudinal and transverse reinforcement ratios and concrete strength, Engineering Structures, 80, 2014, p11 - 23 Journal Article, 2014 DOI URL

O'Connor A, Zona A, Harries K.A, Special section on eurocodes and their implications for bridge design: Background, implementation, and comparison to north American practice, Journal of Bridge Engineering, 18, (12), 2013, p1239 - 1240 Journal Article, 2013 URL DOI

Choine M.N, O'Connor A, Padgett J.E, A seismic reliability assessment of reinforced concrete integral bridges subject to corrosion, 2013, - Miscellaneous, 2013 URL DOI

Pakrashi V, O'Connor A, Quilligan A, Non-detection issues in wind turbine tower damage detection, Safety, Reliability, Risk and Life-Cycle Performance of Structures and Infrastructures - Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Structural Safety and Reliability, ICOSSAR 2013, 2013, 2013, pp2165 - 2170 Conference Paper, 2013 URL

Ryan P. and O'Connor A., Probabilistic Analysis of the time to chloride induced corrosion for different self compacting concretes, Construction and Building Materials, 47, (2013), 2013, p1106 - 1116 Journal Article, 2013

Ni Choine M, O'Connor A, Padgett J.E, Seismic risk assessment of deteriorating multi span integral bridges, Safety, Reliability, Risk and Life-Cycle Performance of Structures and Infrastructures - Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Structural Safety and Reliability, ICOSSAR 2013, 2013, 2013, pp4251 - 4258 Conference Paper, 2013 URL

Cleary B, Conlon M, Duffy A, Fthenakis V, O'Connor A, Assessing the benefits of compressed air energy storage on the 2020 Irish power system, Proceedings of the Universities Power Engineering Conference, 2013, 2013 Conference Paper, 2013 DOI URL

Andersson A, Karoumi R, O'connor A, Vibration mitigation of railway bridges using adaptive damping control, Assessment, Upgrading and Refurbishment of Infrastructures, 2013, 2013 Conference Paper, 2013 URL

Jaksic V, O'Connor A, Pakrashi V, Effects of vehicle speed in structural health monitoring from operational conditions of bridges, Safety, Reliability, Risk and Life-Cycle Performance of Structures and Infrastructures - Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Structural Safety and Reliability, ICOSSAR 2013, 2013, 2013, pp4539 - 4545 Conference Paper, 2013 URL

Ottosson A, Pedersen C, O'Connor A.J, Fatigue assessment of bridges using realistic train models, Bridge Maintenance, Safety, Management, Resilience and Sustainability - Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, 2012, 2012, pp1489 - 1494 Conference Paper, 2012 URL

Ni Nuallain N.A, O'Connor A.J, Optimal seismic retrofit strategy selection of deteriorating concrete structures, Bridge Maintenance, Safety, Management, Resilience and Sustainability - Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, 2012, 2012, pp3568 - 3575 Conference Paper, 2012 URL

Bagge N, Pedersen C, O'Connor A.J, Prediction of moment redistribution and influence of rotation capacity in reinforced concrete beams, Bridge Maintenance, Safety, Management, Resilience and Sustainability - Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, 2012, 2012, pp1452 - 1459 Conference Paper, 2012 URL

Ní Choine M, O'Connor A.J, Padgett J.E, Impact of corrosion on the seismic vulnerability of multi-span integral concrete bridges, Bridge Maintenance, Safety, Management, Resilience and Sustainability - Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, 2012, 2012, pp982 - 989 Conference Paper, 2012 URL

Reale T.M, O'Connor A.J, Bridge maintenance planning using cross-entropy and non-stationary Markov chains, Bridge Maintenance, Safety, Management, Resilience and Sustainability - Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, 2012, 2012, pp3731 - 3738 Conference Paper, 2012 URL

Ottosson, A., Pedersen, C., O'Connor, A.J., Employing Train Weign in Motion Data in Comparison of Cumulative Fatigue Damage on Bridges, Procedial Social and Bahavioural Sciences, 48, (2012), 2012, p3338 - 3347 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

Ryan P.C, O'Connor A.J, Probabilistic modeling of reinforced concrete bridge repair deterioration in marine environments, Bridge Maintenance, Safety, Management, Resilience and Sustainability - Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, 2012, 2012, pp3776 - 3783 Conference Paper, 2012 URL

O'Connor A.J, Deix S, Pakrashi V, Development of procedures for cross-asset management for road infrastructure, Life-Cycle and Sustainability of Civil Infrastructure Systems - Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering, IALCCE 2012, 2012, 2012, pp959 - 965 Conference Paper, 2012 URL

O'Connor A., Pakrashi V., Salta M., Assessment and Maintenance Planning of Infrastructural Networks, Transportation Research Board Annual Conference - 91st TRB Meeting, Washington DC, USA, January 22nd - 26th, 2012 Conference Paper, 2012

Cleary B., Duffy A., and O'Connor A., Incorporation of Life Cycle Models in determining Optimal Wind Energy Infrastructural Provision, Bridge and Concrete Research in Ireland - BCR, Dublin, Ireland, 6-7th September 2012, 2012 Conference Paper, 2012

Reale T. and O'Connor A., A Review and Comparative Analysis of Corrosion Induced Time to First Crack Models, Journal of Construction and Building Materials, 36, (2012), 2012, p475 - 483 Journal Article, 2012 URL

Tran T.V, Bastidas-Arteaga E, Schoefs F, Bonnet S, O'Connor A.J, Lanata F, Structural reliability analysis of deteriorating RC bridges considering spatial variability, Bridge Maintenance, Safety, Management, Resilience and Sustainability - Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, 2012, 2012, pp698 - 705 Conference Paper, 2012 URL

OBrien E.J, O'Connor A.J, Arrigan J.E, Introduction to the long life bridges project, Bridge Maintenance, Safety, Management, Resilience and Sustainability - Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, 2012, 2012, pp2604 - 2608 Conference Paper, 2012 URL

Quilligan A, O'Connor A, Comparison of wind turbine models subjected to wind and earthquake loading, Collection of Technical Papers - AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference, 2012, 2012 Conference Paper, 2012 URL

O'Connor A. and Kenshel O., Experimental Evaluation of the Scale of Fluctuation for Spatial Variability Modelling of Chloride Induced Reinforced Concrete Corrosion, ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, 18, (1), 2012, p3 - 15 Journal Article, 2012 URL

OBrien E.J, O'Connor A.J, Arrigan J.E, Procedures for calibrating Eurocode traffic Load Model 1 for national conditions, Bridge Maintenance, Safety, Management, Resilience and Sustainability - Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, 2012, 2012, pp2597 - 2603 Conference Paper, 2012 URL

O'Brien, E.J., Daly, A., O'Connor, A.J., Cahill, F. and Arrigan, J.E., Increasing Truck Weight Limits: Implications for Bridges, Procedial Social and Bahavioural Sciences, 48(2012), 2012, p2071 - 2080 Journal Article, 2012

Ryan P.C, O'Connor A.J, Kelly J, Analysis of five self compacting concretes in the marine environment: A probabilistic approach, Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on the Durability of Concrete Structures, ICDCS 2012, 2012, 2012 Conference Paper, 2012 URL

Stewart M. and O'Connor A., Probabilistic Risk Assessment and Service Life Performance Management of Load Bearing Biomedical Implants, Reliability Engineering and System Safety, 108(2012), 2012, p49 - 55 Journal Article, 2012

Quilligan A., O'Connor A., Pakrashi V., Fragility Analysis of the Performance of Steel and Concrete Wind Turbine Towers, Engineering Structures, 36(2012), 2012, p270 - 282 Journal Article, 2012

Sheils E., O'Connor A., Schoefs F., Breysse D., Investigation of the effect of the quality of inspection techniques on the optimal inspection interval for structures, Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, 8, (6), 2012, p557 - 568 Journal Article, 2012

Cleary B., Duffy A., and O'Connor A.,, Using life cycle assessment to compare wind energy infrastructure, International Symposium on Life Cycle Assessment and Construction, Nantes, France, 10 - 12th July 2012, 2012 Conference Paper, 2012

O'Connor A., Risk Based Assessment and Performance Optimisation of Structures in Marine Environments, ICDS 2012, Lisbon, Portugal, May 31st - June 1st, 2012 Conference Paper, 2012

O'Connor A., Sheils E., Breysse D. and Schoefs F., Markovian Bridge Maintenance Planning Incorporating Corrosion Initiation and Non‐Linear Deterioration, ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, 18, (3), 2012, p189 - 199 Journal Article, 2012 URL

Reale T. and O'Connor A., Cross Entropy as an Optimisation Method for Bridge Condition Transition Probability Determination, ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering, 138(2012), 2012, p741 - 751 Journal Article, 2012

Reale T, O'Connor A, A review and comparative analysis of corrosion-induced time to first crack models, Construction and Building Materials, 36, 2012, p475 - 483 Journal Article, 2012 URL DOI

Sheils E., O'Connor A., Schoefs F., Breysse D., Investigation of the effect of the quality of inspection techniques on the optimal inspection interval for structures, Structure and Infrastructure Engineering: Maintenance, Management, Life-Cycle Design and Performance, 8, (6), 2012, p557 - 568 Journal Article, 2012

Casas J. and O'Connor A., Monitoring, modelling and assessment of Structural Deterioration in Marine Environments, Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, 8(6), 2012, p529 - 530 Journal Article, 2012

Bastidas-Arteaga E, Schoefs F, Bonnet S, O'Connor A.J, Bayesian identification of uncertainties in chloride ingress modeling into reinforced concrete structures, Life-Cycle and Sustainability of Civil Infrastructure Systems - Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering, IALCCE 2012, 2012, 2012, pp944 - 951 Conference Paper, 2012 URL

Hayrapetova A.A, O'Connor A.J, OBrien E.J, Traffic load models for long span bridges, Bridge Maintenance, Safety, Management, Resilience and Sustainability - Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, 2012, 2012, pp2589 - 2596 Conference Paper, 2012 URL

Pakrashi V, Kelly J, O'Connor A.J, Direct and probabilistic interrelationships between half-cell potential and resistivity test results for durability ranking, Bridge Maintenance, Safety, Management, Resilience and Sustainability - Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, 2012, 2012, pp3609 - 3615 Conference Paper, 2012 URL

Quilligan A, O'Connor A, Pakrashi V, Fragility analysis of steel and concrete wind turbine towers, Engineering Structures, 36, 2012, p270 - 282 Journal Article, 2012 URL DOI

Cahill P., Allen E., Pakrashi V. and O'Connor A., Horizontal Loading Effects of Liquid Concrete on Precast Arches, ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, 18, (8), 2012, p779 - 789 Journal Article, 2012 URL

O'Connor A., Breysse D. and Schoefs F., Probabilistic Assessment of Deteriorating Infrastructure - A Component and System Approach., London, Springer, 2011 Book, 2011

Znidaric A, Pakrashi V., O'Brien, E. and O'Connor A., A review of road structure data in Five European Countries, ICE Journal of Urban Planning and Design, 164(4), 2011, p225 - 232 Journal Article, 2011

O'connor A.J, Influence of including spatial variability modelling on whole life management of concrete structures, Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering -Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering, 2011, 2011, pp2301 - 2308 Conference Paper, 2011 URL

Reale T.M, O'connor A.J, Development of state-based Markovian transition probabilities for bridge condition estimation, Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering -Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering, 2011, 2011, pp2382 - 2389 Conference Paper, 2011 URL

Draper P, Segal E, O'Connor A, Site and sight: Examining the forms of Hudson River Bridges, Modern Techniques in Bridge Engineering, 2011, 2011, pp299 - 306 Conference Paper, 2011 URL

Jaksic V, Pakrashi V, O'Connor A, Employing surface roughness for bridge-vehicle interaction based damage detection, ASME 2011 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2011, 2011, 9, 2011, pp785 - 793 Conference Paper, 2011 URL

Reale T. and O'Connor A., Estimation of Markovian Bridge Transition Probabilities for Structures Subject to Chloride Induced Corrosion, International Conference on Reliability and Structural Safety, Phuket, Thailand, December 21st & 23rd, 2011 Conference Paper, 2011

Ryan P. and O'Connor A., , Probabilistic Modelling of Marine Bridge Deterioration, International Conference on Reliability and Structural Safety, Phuket, Thailand, December 21st & 23rd, 2011 Conference Paper, 2011

O'Connor A, Pakrashi V, Recent advances in reliability based assessment of highway bridges, Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering -Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering, 2011, 2011, pp363 - 368 Conference Paper, 2011 URL

O'Connor A, Risk analysis and probabilistic optimisation of whole life performance of bridges in marine environments, Conservation and Rehabilitation of Structures, REABILITAR 2010, Lisbon, Portugal, June 23rd - 25th, 2010 Conference Paper, 2010

Pakrashi V, O'Connor A, Basu B, A bridge-vehicle interaction based experimental investigation of damage evolution, Structural Health Monitoring, 9, (4), 2010, p285 - 296 Journal Article, 2010 DOI URL

Day M. and O'Connor A., An Investigation into the Vibrational Behaviour and Displacement Response of Typical Steel and Concrete Wind Turbine Towers, Bridge and Concrete Research in Ireland - BCRI 2010, Cork, Ireland, September 2nd & 3rd, 2010 Conference Paper, 2010

Downey S. and O'Connor A., , Experimental Investigation of Corrosion Induced Crack Propagation in Reinforced Concrete, Bridge and Concrete Research in Ireland - BCRI 2010, Cork, Ireland, September 2nd & 3rd, 2010 Conference Paper, 2010

Emma Sheils, Alan O'Connor, Denys Breysse, Franck Schoefs and Sylvie Yotte, Development of a two stage inspection process for the assessment of deteriorating infrastructure, Reliability Engineering & System Safety, 95, (2010), 2010, p182 - 194 Journal Article, 2010 DOI TARA - Full Text

Deegan P., O'Connor A. and Archbold P., Colour Variation in Finished Concrete, Bridge and Concrete Research in Ireland - BCRI 2010, Cork, Ireland, September 2nd & 3rd, 2010 Conference Paper, 2010

Pakrashi V, O'Connor A, Basu B, Effect of tuned mass damper on the interaction of a quarter car model with a damaged bridge, Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, 6, (4), 2010, p409 - 421 Journal Article, 2010 URL DOI

Reale T. and O'Connor A., Bridge Condition Estimation, Bridge and Concrete Research in Ireland - BCRI 201, Cork, Ireland, September 2nd & 3rd, 2010 Conference Paper, 2010

O'Connor A., Risk based safety assessment of concrete structures in marine environments, Conservation and Rehabilitation of Structures, Transportation Research Board Annual Conference - 89th TRB Meeting, Washington DC, USA, January 11th - 14th, 2010 Conference Paper, 2010

Quilligan A. and O'Connor A., Feasibility of Concrete Wind Turbine Towers, Bridge and Concrete Research in Ireland - BCRI 2010, Cork, Ireland, September 2nd & 3rd, 2010 Conference Paper, 2010

Ryan P.C, O Connor A.J, Duffy L, Daly A, Jones G, Repair, monitoring and experimental work associated with Ferrycarrig Bridge, Bridge Maintenance, Safety, Management and Life-Cycle Optimization - Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, 2010, 2010, pp500 - 508 Conference Paper, 2010 URL

Salta M., O'Connor A., Schoefs F., and Ryan P., DuratiNET - Durable transport structures in the Atlantic Area, Transport Research Arena Europe, TRA 2010, Brussels, Belgium, June 7th - 10th, 2010 Conference Paper, 2010

Reale T, O'Connor A, Duffy L, Daly A.Z, Development of a bridge network life cycle cost model, Bridge Maintenance, Safety, Management and Life-Cycle Optimization - Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, 2010, 2010, pp1091 - 1097 Conference Paper, 2010 URL

Daly A., Schoefs F., Salta M. and O'Connor A., Network for Durable Transport Structures in the Atlantic Area - DuratiNet, Bridge and Concrete Research in Ireland - BCRI 2010, Cork, Ireland, September 2nd & 3rd, 2010 Conference Paper, 2010

Ryan P. and O'Connor A., The Innovative Repair and Instrumentation of a Marine Bridge and Associated Research, Bridge and Concrete Research in Ireland - BCRI 2010, Cork, Ireland, September 2nd & 3rd, 2010 Conference Paper, 2010

Dempsey T., Pakrashi V. and O'Connor A., Probabilistic design and assessment of transport infrastructure, Transport Research Arena Europe, TRA 2010, Brussels, Belgium, June 7th - 10th, 2010 Conference Paper, 2010

O'Dwyer D., O'Connor A. and Bashorun O., Assessing the probability of material failure in cantilevered stone stairs, 7th International Probabilistic Workshop, Delft, The Netherlands, November 25th - 26th, 2009 Conference Paper, 2009

Pakrashi V, O'Connor A, Basut B, A comparative analysis of structural damage detection techniques by wavelet, kurtosis and pseudofractal methods, Structural Engineering and Mechanics, 32, (4), 2009, p489 - 500 Journal Article, 2009 URL

Enevoldsen I. and O'Connor A., Practical application of probability based assessment to bridges, 33rd IABSE Symposium, Bangkok, Thailand, September 9th - 11th, 2009 Conference Paper, 2009

Pakrashi V, Basu B, O'Connor A, A statistical measure for wavelet based singularity detection, Journal of Vibration and Acoustics, Transactions of the ASME, 131, (4), 2009, p0410151 - 0410156 Journal Article, 2009 DOI URL

O'Connor A., Pedersen C., Gustavsson L, Enevoldsen I., Probability based assessment and optimised maintenance planning for a large riveted truss railway bridge, Structural Engineering International, 19(4), 2009, p375 - 383 Journal Article, 2009

Kenshel O. and O'Connor A., 'Assessing Chloride Induced Deterioration in Condition and Safety of Concrete Structures in Marine Environments, European Journal of Environmental and Civil Engineering, 13(5), 2009, p593 - 612 Journal Article, 2009

Breysse D, Elachachi S., Sheils E, Schoefs F and O'Connor A., Life cycle cost analysis of ageing structural components based on non destructive condition assessment, Australian Journal of Structural Engineering, 9(1), 2009, p55 - 66 Journal Article, 2009

Vikram Pakrashi, Biswajit Basu and Alan O'Connor, Non-Detection, False Alarm and Calibration Insensitivity in Kurtosis and Pseudofractal Based Singularity Detection, Journal of Aerospace Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, 22, (4), 2009, p466 - 470 Journal Article, 2009

O'Connor A. and Enevoldsen I., Probability based assessment of bridges according to the new Danish guideline, Structure and Infrastructure Engineering: Maintenance, Management, Life-Cycle Design and Performance, 5(2), 2009, p157 - 168 Journal Article, 2009

O'Connor A. and Enevoldsen I., European experience in probability based assessment of bridges, 7th AUSTROADS Bridge Conference, Auckland, NZ, May 26th - 29th, 2009 Conference Paper, 2009

O'Connor A., Application of WIM in Safety Assessment of Bridges, 5th International Conference on Weigh in Motion, Paris, France, May, 2008 Conference Paper, 2008

O'Connor A. and Yotte S., 'MEDACHS (Marine Environment Damage to Atlantic Coast Historical and transport works or Structures) & Beyond, Transport Research Arena Europe, Ljubljana, Slovenia, April, 2008 Conference Paper, 2008

Farrell A, Duffy L, O'Connor A, Kelly J, Rehabilitation and monitoring of a marine bridge in Ireland, Bridge Maintenance, Safety, Management, Health Monitoring and Informatics - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, 2008, 2008, pp547 - 548 Conference Paper, 2008 URL

O' Connor A, Enevoldsen I, Probability based modelling and assessment of an existing post-tensioned concrete slab bridge, Engineering Structures, 30, (5), 2008, p1408 - 1416 Journal Article, 2008 URL DOI

ICWIM5 in, editor(s)Jacob B., O'Brien E., O'Connor A. and Bouteldja, M. , ), 'Proceedings of International Conference on Heavy Vehicles - HVParis2008', ISTE/Hermes, London, 2008, pp606 - [Jacob B., O'Brien E., O'Connor A. and Bouteldja, M.] Book Chapter, 2008 URL

Kenshel O. and O'Connor A., Reliability based modelling of deterioration in condition and safety assessment of RC beams in marine environments, First International Conference on Construction Heritage in Coastal and Marine Environments, MEDACHS08, Lisbon, Portugal, January, 2008 Conference Paper, 2008

Vikram Pakrashi, Alan O'Connor and Biswajit Basu, Effects of Tuned Mass Dampers on Bridge-Vehicle Interaction for a Damaged Bridge, Journal of Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, 4, (1), 2008, p1 - 13 Journal Article, 2008

Farrell A., Duffy L., O'Connor A., Kelly J., 'Rehabilitation and Monitoring of Ferrycarrig bridge, BCRI08, Galway, Ireland, December 4th - 5th, 2008 Conference Paper, 2008

Pakrashi V., Breysse D., and O'Connor A., Effect of damage models in probabilistic assessment of structures - an illustrative example, First International Conference on Construction Heritage in Coastal and Marine Environments, MEDACHS08, Lisbon, Portugal, January, 2008 Conference Paper, 2008

Pakrashi V., O'Connor A., Breysse D., Schoefs F., 'Reliability based assessment of structures in marine environments, First International Conference on Construction Heritage in Coastal and Marine Environments, MEDACHS08, Lisbon, Portugal, January, 2008 Conference Paper, 2008

Pakrashi V, Schoefs F, Memet J B and O'Connor A., ROC Dependent Event Isolation Method for Image Processing Based Assessment of Corroded Harbour Structures, Structure and Infrastructure Engineering: Maintenance, Management, Life-Cycle Design and Performance, 6(3), 2008, p365 - 378 Journal Article, 2008

Pakrashi V., Schoefs F. and O'Connor A., 'Improved image analysis based corrosion assessment using preprocessing techniques, First International Conference on Construction Heritage in Coastal and Marine Environments, MEDACHS08, Lisbon, Portugal, January, 2008 Conference Paper, 2008

Schoefs F, Breysse D, Sheils E and O' Connor A. , Efficacité de la maintenance conditionnelle sur des structures à dégradation aléatoire, European Journal of Civil Engineering, 12(9), 2008, p1211 - 1225 Journal Article, 2008

O'Connor A., Breysse D., Schoefs F., Sheils E., Minimisation of Structure Lifetime Cost Through Provision of a Two Stage Inspection Process, ASRANET08, Athens, Greece, June 25-28, 2008 Conference Paper, 2008

O'Connor A, Pedersen C, Enevoidsen I, Gustavsson L, HammarbÃ"ck J, Probability based assessment of a large riveted truss railway bridge, Bridge Maintenance, Safety, Management, Health Monitoring and Informatics - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, 2008, 2008, pp382 - 383 Conference Paper, 2008 URL

O'Connor A. and Kenshel O., Safety assessment of deteriorating concrete structures in marine environments, BCRI08, Galway, Ireland, December 4th - 5th, 2008 Conference Paper, 2008

Pakrashi V., Basu B. and O'Connor A., Critical speeds in damaged beam - moving oscillator interaction: the importance of inertial effects, BCRI08, Galway, Ireland, December 4th - 5th, 2008 Conference Paper, 2008

Bjerrum J, O'Connor A, Pedersen C, Enevoidsen I, Probability based assessment of motorway bridges in Denmark, Bridge Maintenance, Safety, Management, Health Monitoring and Informatics - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, 2008, 2008, pp380 - 381 Conference Paper, 2008 URL

Pakrashi V, O'Connor A, Schoefs F, An image analysis based damage classification methodology, Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering - Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability, ICASP10, 2007, 2007, pp147 - 148 Conference Paper, 2007 URL

Pakrashi V, O'Connor A, Basu B, A study on the effects of damage models and wavelet bases for damage identification and calibration in beams, Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, 22, (8), 2007, p555 - 569 Journal Article, 2007 URL DOI

O'Connor A. and Enevoldsen I., Probability based bridge assessment, ICE Journal of Bridge Engineering, 160(3), 2007, p129 - 137 Journal Article, 2007

Pakrashi, V., A. O'Connor and B. Basu, Wavelet Based Experimental Damage Calibration using Beam-Moving Load Interaction Model, Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing, Malta, 18-21 Sept, 2007, edited by B.H.V. Topping , Civil-Comp Press, Stirlingshire, United Kingdom, 2007, ppCD ROM Conference Paper, 2007

O'Connor A, Breysse D, Schoefs F and Sheils E, Disaster and hazard mitigation for infrastructural elements/networks through provision of a two stage inspection process, International Forum on Engineering Decision (IFED), Port Stephens, Australia, December 13-15, 2007 Conference Paper, 2007

Schoefs F., Breysse D. Sheils E. and O'Connor A. , Probabilistic modeling of abrupt deterioration and fracture for ageing structures, International conference on computational fracture and failure of materials and structures (CFRAC 2007), Nantes, France, 11-13 June, 2007 Conference Paper, 2007

O'Connor A. and Eichinger E., Site-Specific Traffic Load Modelling for Bridge Assessment, ICE Journal of Bridge Engineering, 160(4), 2007, p185 - 194 Journal Article, 2007

Schoefs F., Sheils E., Breysse D. and O'Connor A., Optimisation de la périodicité d'une maintenance conditionnelle des structures vieillissantes, 25th Congress of French Association of Civil Engineering, Bordeaux, France, May, 2007 Conference Paper, 2007

Sheils E, Schoefs F, Breysse D, O'Connor A, Comparing efficiency of systematic and conditional maintenance for randomly ageing components, Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering - Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability, ICASP10, 2007, 2007, pp143 - 144 Conference Paper, 2007 URL

Pakrashi, V., Basu, B.and O'Connor, A., Structural Damage Detection and Calibration using wavelet-kurtosis techniques, Engineering Structures, 22, (9), 2007, p2097 - 2018 Journal Article, 2007

O'Connor A.J, Pedersen C, Enevoldsen I, Bjerrum J, Probabilistic-based assessment of a concrete arch bridge, Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management - Bridge Maintenance, Safety, Management, Life-Cycle Performance and Cost, 2006, 2006, pp513 - 514 Conference Paper, 2006 URL

Pakrashi V, O' Connor A and Basu B. , Damage Calibration of a Beam using Wavelet Analysis and Image Processing, Symposium on Bridge and Infrastructure Research in Ireland, Dublin, Ireland, 2006 Conference Paper, 2006

Lauridsen J, Bjerrum J, O'Connor A.J, Enevoldsen I, Experience with probability-based assessment of bridges based upon the Danish Guideline, Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management - Bridge Maintenance, Safety, Management, Life-Cycle Performance and Cost, 2006, 2006, pp509 - 510 Conference Paper, 2006 URL

Kenshel O. and O'Connor A., Investigating rehabilitation strategies for concrete bridge structures in aggressive environments, SECON'06, Dubrovnik, Croatia, May, 2006 Conference Paper, 2006

O'Connor A., Probability based assessment of bridges, Australian Structural Engineering Conference, ASEC05, Newcastle, Australia, 11 - 14 September, 2005 Conference Paper, 2005

V.Pakrashi, B,Basu and A.O'Connor , Identification of open cracks in beams by wavelet analysis, Structural Engineering Convention, Bangalore, December, 2005, ppCD ROM Conference Paper, 2005

O'Brien E., Znidaric A., Brady K., Gonzalez A. and O'Connor A., Procedures for the Assessment of Highway Structures, ICE Transport Journal, 158, 2005, p17 - 25 Journal Article, 2005

O'Connor A, O'Brien E.J, Traffic load modelling and factors influencing the accuracy of predicted extremes, Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 32, (1), 2005, p270 - 278 Journal Article, 2005 URL DOI

O'Connor A., Enevoldsen I., Bjerrum J. and Lauridsen J., Integration of Plastic and Probabilistic Methods in Bridge Maintenance Management, Second International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, IABMAS'04, Kyoto, Japan, 18 - 22 October, 2004 Conference Paper, 2004

O'Connor A., Enevoldsen I. and Bjerrum J., Probabilistic-Based Assessment of the Klovtofte Bridges', Second International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, IABMAS'04, Kyoto, Japan, 19 - 22 October, 2004 Conference Paper, 2004

Nuallain N. Ni, B. Basu and O'Connor A., 'Probabilistic Free Vibration Analysis of Short-Span Bridges, 3rd International conference on new dimensions in bridges, flyovers, overpasses & elevated structures, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2003 Conference Paper, 2003

Gonzalez A., O'Connor A.J. and O'Brien E., An assessment of the influence of dynamic interaction modelling on predicted characteristic load effects in bridges, 3rd Int. Conf. on current and future trends in bridge design construction and maintenance, Shanghai, China, April, 2003 Conference Paper, 2003

Ryan D., O'Dwyer D., and O'Connor A., Prediction of Deflection in Partially Prestressed Post-Tensioned Concrete Bridge Beams, Symposium on bridge engineering research in Ireland, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 2003 Conference Paper, 2003

Nuallain N, O'Connor A, Basu B, Probabilistic vibration analysis of damaged structures, Structural Health Monitoring and Intelligent Infrastructure - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Structural Health Monitoring and Intelligent Infrastructure, 2003, 2, 2003, pp799 - 803 Conference Paper, 2003 URL

Nuallain N. Ni, A. O'Connor and B. Basu, Probabilistic assessment of moment and ductility demand due to mass and stiffness uncertainties, Proceedings of Concrete research in Ireland, (CRI03), Belfast, 2003 Conference Paper, 2003

Caprani C.C, Grave S.A, O'Brien E.J, O'Connor A.J, Critical loading events for the assessment of medium span bridges, International Conference on Computational Structures Technology - Proceedings, 2002, 2002, pp343 - 344 Conference Paper, 2002 URL

O'Connor, A.J., O'Brien, E.J., Jacob, B.A. , Use of WIM Data in Development of a Stochastic Flow Model for Highway Bridge Design and Assessment, Third International Conference on Weigh-in-Motion (ICWIM3), Orlando, FL, USA, May, 2002 Conference Paper, 2002

Belay A, O'Connor A and Caprani C, Bridge reliability assessment, Symposium on bridge engineering research in Ireland, Dublin, Ireland, 2002 Conference Paper, 2002

Kenshel O and O'Connor A, Investigating the feasbility of super u beams for integral bridge construction, Symposium on bridge engineering research in Ireland, Dublin, Ireland, 2002 Conference Paper, 2002

O'Connor, A.J., O'Brien, E.J., Numerical Procedures for the Assessment of Highway Structures, First International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, IABMAS'02, Barcelona, Spain, 14 - 17 July, 2002 Conference Paper, 2002

Caprez M., Doupal E., Jacob B., O'Connor A.J. and O'Brien E.J., Test of WIM Sensors and Systems on an Urban Road, International Journal of Vehicle Design - Heavy Vehicle Systems, 7, (2/3), 2001, p169 - 190 Journal Article, 2001

O'Connor A., Jacob B, O'Brien E. and Prat M., Report of Current Studies Performed on Normal Load Model of EC1-Traffic Loads on Bridges, RFGC, 5(4), 2001, p411 - 434 Journal Article, 2001

Grave, S.A., O'Brien, E.J., O'Connor, A.J., The determination of site specific imposed traffic loading on existing bridges, 4th Intl. Bridge Management Conference, Surrey, UK, April, 2000 Conference Paper, 2000

O'Connor, A.J., West, R.P., An Investigation of non-holonomic elastoplastic behaviour of a two span beam, Abnormal Loading on Structures 2000, London, UK, April, 2000 Conference Paper, 2000

O'Connor, A.J., O'Brien, E.J., Jacob, B.A. and Prat, M., Re-calibration studies of Eurocode normal load model, 2nd International Conference on Weigh in Motion of Road Vehicles, Lisbon, Portugal, September, 1998 Conference Paper, 1998

O'Connor, A.J., O'Brien, E.J., Loov, R.E., A review of the current Ontario highway bridge design code, 5th International Conference on Short and Medium Span Bridges, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, July, 1998 Conference Paper, 1998

O'Connor, A.J., O'Brien, E.J., Jacob, B.A. and Prat, M., Approche probabiliste des valeurs extrêmes de charges sur les ponts routiers, Fiabilite des Materiaux et des Structures, Champs sur Marne, France, Noveber, 1998 Conference Paper, 1998

O'Connor, A.J., O'Brien, E.J., Loov, R.E., A simple statistical model for the design of short span highway bridges, 5th International Conference on Short and Medium Span Bridges, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, July, 1998 Conference Paper, 1998

O'Connor, A.J. and O'Brien, E.J., Calibration of the Eurocode Live Load Model for Highway Bridges, 6th International Expertcentrum Conference on Concrete Bridges, Strbske Pleso, Slovak Republic, September, 1997 Conference Paper, 1997

O'Connor, A.J., Znidaric, A., O'Brien, E.J., The influence of statistical assumptions on the assessment of road bridges, International Colloquium on the design and assessment of building structures, Prague, Czech Republic, 1996 Conference Paper, 1996

Research Expertise

Description

Probability based safety assessment and optimised lifecycle maintenance management of infrastructural elements/networks, engineering for extremes, structural reliability, optimisation, structural health monitoring and control, statistical load modelling, design code calibration, durability and performance based design, numerical analysis of structures, statistical modelling, bridge design.

Projects

  • Title
    • TRUSS
  • Summary
    • Training in Reducing Uncertainty in Structural Safety
  • Funding Agency
    • EU
  • Date From
    • 2015
  • Date To
    • 2018
  • Title
    • RESILENS
  • Summary
    • Realising European Resilience for Critical Infrastructure
  • Funding Agency
    • EU
  • Date From
    • 2015
  • Date To
    • 2018
  • Title
    • RAIN
  • Summary
    • Risk Analysis of Infrastructure Networks for Extreme Weather Events
  • Funding Agency
    • EU
  • Date From
    • 01/05/2014
  • Date To
    • 30/04/2017
  • Title
    • Browser
  • Funding Agency
    • CEDR
  • Date From
    • 1/12/13
  • Date To
    • 30/11/15
  • Title
    • The Design Optimisation of Offshore Wind Turbines based on site specific stochastic load modelling
  • Funding Agency
    • IRCSET
  • Date From
    • 1/9/12
  • Date To
    • 30/8/15
  • Title
    • ERANet Road - Scoring Traffic at Roadworks (STARS)
  • Funding Agency
    • ERA-Net Road
  • Date From
    • 2011
  • Date To
    • 2013
  • Title
    • Development of Procedures for Cross Asset Management Optimisation (PROCROSS)
  • Funding Agency
    • ERA-Net Road
  • Date From
    • 2010
  • Date To
    • 2012
  • Title
    • Training in European Asset Management
  • Summary
    • TEAM is a Marie Curie Initial Training Network funded under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) by the European Commission that deals with Training in European Asset Management. http://www.ucd.ie/team/
  • Funding Agency
    • EU FP7
  • Date From
    • 2010
  • Date To
    • 2014
  • Title
    • Risk Based Optimisation of Seismic Retrofit Strategies for Infrastructural Elements/Networks
  • Funding Agency
    • IRCSET
  • Date From
    • 2010
  • Date To
    • 2013
  • Title
    • Probability Based Optimisation of Design of Earthworks Operations for Road Schemes
  • Funding Agency
    • Irish National Roads Authority
  • Date From
    • 2010
  • Date To
    • 2013
  • Title
    • Structural Optimisation of Concrete Wind Turbine Tower Deisgn
  • Funding Agency
    • IRCSET + Banagher Concrete
  • Date From
    • 2009
  • Date To
    • 2012
  • Title
    • Development of a Markovian Based Bridge Network Life Cycle Cost Optimisation Model
  • Funding Agency
    • Irish National Roads Authority
  • Date From
    • 2009
  • Date To
    • 2012
  • Title
    • DURATINet
  • Summary
    • Development of a Network of Durable Transport Infrastructure in the Atlantic Area. http://www.duratinet.org/
  • Funding Agency
    • Interreg
  • Date From
    • 2009
  • Date To
    • 2011
  • Title
    • Probabilistic Assessment & Whole Life Maintenance Optimisation of Bridges
  • Funding Agency
    • IRCSET + Irish National Roads Authority
  • Date From
    • 2009
  • Date To
    • 2011
  • Title
    • MEDACHS
  • Summary
    • The Project focus is on analysis of Marine Environment Damage to Atlantic Coast Heritage Structures. Research performed in the Department of Civil Engineering will focus on time dependent material deterioration models and incorporation of these models into a reliability analysis framework. It is intended at the end of the project to provide structure owners/managers with a rigorous decision tool, which will facilitate optimization of maintenance budgets through reliability based asset maintenance management. http://medachs.univ-lr.fr/MEDACHS.htm
  • Funding Agency
    • Interreg
  • Date From
    • Jan 05
  • Date To
    • Dec 07
  • Title
    • SAMARIS
  • Summary
    • The SAMARIS Project (Sustainable and Advanced Materials for Road Infrastructure) is focused on methods and procedures for improved maintenance of highway structures. http://samaris.zag.si/
  • Funding Agency
    • EU
  • Date From
    • Jan 2003
  • Date To
    • Dec 2005

Keywords

Bridge Management Systems; Bridges; Building Construction; Cement and Concrete Chemistry; Civil Engineering; Civil Engineering, Pavements and Structures; Coastal & Ocean Engineering; Concrete Structures; Dams and Earth Structures; Design Engineering; Masonry Engineering; Materials Engineering; Materials, Engineering Properties; Offshore Platforms and Structures; Railway engineering; Steel Structures; Structural Analysis; Structural Design; Structural Engineering; Structural Robustness; Structural Safety; Structure Reliability; Structures; Tunnels; Vehicle Impact

Recognition

Representations

Board member of the International Civil Engineering Risk and Reliability Association (CERRA) 2015 -

Associate Editor Bridge Engineering (Frontiers) 2015 -

Cost Action TU1402 - Quantifying the value of structural health monitoring. Management Committee member for Ireland and STSM Coordinator. 2014 -

Engineers Ireland - Structures & Construction Committee Chairman 2011 - 2015

Transportation Research Board (USA) - Steel Bridge Committee 2011 -

Associate Editor, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) - Journal of Bridge Engineering 2010 -

Federation of European Highway Research Laboratories (FEHRL) - Irish Research Coordinator 2010 -

International Association of Bridge & Structural Engineers (IABSE), RoI Branch - Founding Chairman & Board Member 2010 -

COST TU0601 Action Robustness of Structures 2007 - 2011

COST 345 Action Procedures Required for Assessing Highway Structures 2000 - 2002

COST 323 Action Weigh in Motion 1998 - 2000

Awards and Honours

Fellowship of Trinity College Dublin (FTCD) 2017

Fellowship of Engineers Ireland (FIEI) 2009

Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) London Engineering Award 2003

Enterprise Ireland International Collaboration Award 2001

TCD Foundation Fellowship 1995 - 1998

Memberships

Engineers Ireland, Chartered Engineer (CEng) & Fellow (FIEI) 2004 – present

American Society of Civil Engineers (Aff.M.ASCE) 2010 – present

International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineers 1998

International Association for Bridge Management and Safety 2003

Institution of Concrete Technology (London) 2000

International Association for Life Cycle Civil Engineering 2016

Joint Committee on Structural Safety 2013