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Student Prize Presentations

The Branch Student Prize presentations are being made on Tuesday, 12 October. Tea, coffee and light refreshments are available from 18:00 with the presentations starting at 18:30 in Room 259, DIT Bolton St. The nominees will each make a 10 minute presentation on their project and then answer questions from three industry-representative judges. 

Displacement transfer function at mid-span for damped three-span bridge

Image from Breiffni Fitzgerald's project (last years winner): Displacement transfer function at mid-span for damped three-span bridge

This year the entrants are: 

  • CIT: Michael Minihane – Reinforced concrete beam-column connections;
  • DIT: Neal Renehan – An investigation into torsion of reinforced concrete beams;
  • NUIG:  Conor Murray – Advancement of a design-life prediction model for flexible risers using FEA;
  • TCD: Michael Day – An investigation into the response of typical steel and concrete wind-turbine towers;
  • UCC: Martin Walsh & Alex Humphreys – Event-driven structural analysis software;
  • UCD CivEng: Javier Sedó del Campo & Olivier Egger – Effect of damping on the dynamic response of a structure;
  • UCD SEA: Jack Browne – Modal analysis of a 4-span post tensioned reinforced concrete bridge.

The evening promises to be highly informative for both industry practitioners and students (especially final-year students).

Location: Dublin Institute of Technology, Bolton St., Room 259
Date: 12 October 2010
Time: Tea and coffee reception at 18:00. Presentations start at 18:30.

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