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Student Prize Presentations 2009

The Branch Student Prize presentations are being made on Tuesday, 3 November. Tea, coffee and light refreshments are available from 18:00 with the presentations starting at 18:30 in Rm 259 (big lecture theatre), DIT Bolton St. The nominee(s) make a presentation of 15 to 20 minutes on their project and then answer questions from three industry-representative judges.

Image from Paul Doyle's Project - Last Year's Winner

Image from Paul Doyle's Project - Last Year's Winner

This year the entrants are:

  • CIT: Wayne Mullins – Analysis and Design of a Tied Arch Bridge;
  • UCD CivEng: William Norton & Muiris O’Sullivan – Geometrically Non-linear Analysis;
  • UCD SEA: Austin Devin – Non-Linear Analysis of a Pin Fuse Braced Frame;
  • DIT: Kevin Smyth – Behaviour of Bonded Anchors Under Tension and Sustained Tensile Loading;
  • UCC: David Lapthorne & Partner – Structural Reliability of Agricultural Structures;
  • TCD: Breiffni Fitzgerald – A Dynamic Programming Algorithm for Optimisation of Composite Steel Box Girder Bridges Under Static and Dynamic Loading.

The evening is highly informative for both industry practitioners and students (especially final-year students). It showcases the best project work in the country in the field of structural engineering.

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