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Paddy Grace

Senior Lecturer

School Of Biosystems Engineering
Agriculture and Food Science
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7167428
Email: patrick.grace@ucd.ie

Biography

Dr. Grace has been an academic staff member of the Department since 1983. He currently lectures in Principles of Engineering, Structural and Soil Engineering, Buildings and Environment, Environmental Engineering and Computer Applications. His primary research interest is in mathematical modelling and computer simulation of agricultural systems.

Professional

         

Conference Contributions

Enda Cummins; Patrick Grace; Kevin McDonnell, Prof. Shane Ward.; (2004) A risk assessment of the combustion of tallow. [Oral Presentation], Cambridge Healthtech Institutes eight annual Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies conference. TSE 438 16601, Washington DC , 23-FEB-04 - 25-FEB-04.
E. Cummins, P. Grace, J. Fry, S. Ward and K. McDonnell.; (2002) A risk assessment model for BSE. [Oral Presentation], Presented at the International Conference and Workshop on Exposure assessment of Zoonotic Foodborne Pathogens, National Institute for public health and the environment, RIVM, Bilthoven, Netherlands , 07-MAR-02 - 08-MAR-02.
E. Cummins, P. Grace, S. Ward and K. McDonnell.; (1998) Risk assessment Modelling of BSE in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Agricultural research forum. Presented at the incorporating the annual research meetings of the Irish Grassland and animal production association. Irish tillage and land use society and the soil society of Ireland. Pg. 11, abstract, Faculty of Agriculture UCD, Belfield, Dublin , 19-MAR-98 - 20-MAR-98.
               

Publications

     

Peer Reviewed Journals

Norton, T,Delgado, A,Hogan, E,Grace, P,Sun, DW; (2009) 'Simulation of high pressure freezing processes by enthalpy method'. Food, 91 :260-268. [DOI] [Details]
Ayalew, G., Holden, N. M., Grace, P. M., Ward, S. M., ; (2008) 'Evaluation of the detection of glass contamination in horticultural peat and compost using microwave reflection by Monte Carlo simulation'. Biosystems Engineering, 99 (1):9-21. [Details]
Ayalew, G,Holden, NM,Grace, PM,Ward, SM; (2008) 'Evaluation of the detection of glass contamination in horticultural peat and compost using microwave reflection by Monte Carlo simulation'. BIOSYST ENG, 99 :9-21. [DOI] [Details]
Ayalew, G., Holden, N. M., Grace, P. M., Ward, S. M., ; (2008) 'Evaluation of the detection of glass contamination in horticultural peat and compost using microwave reflection by Monte Carlo simulation'. Biosystems Engineering, 99 (1):9-21. [Details]
AYALEW Gashaw ; HOLDEN Nicholas M. ; GRACE Patrick M. ; WARD Shane M.; (2004) 'Detection of glass contamination in horticultural peat with dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA)'. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 42 (1):1-17. [Details]
EJ Cummins, PM Grace, JD Fry, KP McDonnell and SM Ward; (2002) 'BSE: Risk, uncertainty and policy change'. RISK HEALTH, SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT, 13 (No. 1 & 2):95-113. [Details]
E. J. Cummins, P. M. Grace, D. J. Fry, K. P. McDonnell, S. F. Colgan, S.; (2002) 'Quantitative Exposure Assessment for the Combustion of Meat and Bone Meal Derived from Specified Risk Material in the Context of BSE in Ireland'. Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health, 8 (No. 4):365-383. [Details]
Cummins, EJ; Colgan, SF; Grace, PM; Fry, DJ; McDonnell, KP; Ward, SM; ; (2002) 'Human risks from the combustion of SRM-derived tallow in Ireland'. Human and Ecological Risk Assessment, 8 (5):1177-1192. [Details]
EJ Cummins, PM Grace, JD Fry, KP McDonnell and SM Ward; (2001) 'Predictive modelling and risk assessment of BSE: A review'. JOURNAL OF RISK RESEARCH, 4 (No. 3):251-274. [Details]
Brandyk, TJ; Dooge, JCI and Grace, PM; (1990) 'Numerical simulation of soil moisture redistribution in the presence of transpiration and shallow groundwater table'. Acta Geophysica Polonica, 38 (3):313-330. [Details]
Miguel A. De Arce, Patrick M. Grace, Susan McManus, Giovanni Neri; (1986) 'A computer model for the study of segregation in reciprocal translocation carriers: Application to 20 new cases'. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL GENETICS, 24 (3):519-525. [Details]
Brandyk, TJ; Dodd, VA and Grace, PM (1985); (1985) 'Steady State Infiltration and Capillary Rise for a Range of Irish Peat Soils'. Irish Journal of Agricultural Research, 25 :133-147. [Details]
Brandyk, TJ; Dodd, VA and Grace, PM; (1985) 'An Assessment of Some Unsaturated Hydraulic Conductivity Characteristics for a Range of Irish Peat Soils'. Irish Journal of Agricultural Research, 24 :237-251. [Details]
                                                                                             

Research

Research Interests

- Honorary theme editor of theme 5.11 Mechanisation & Automation of the EOLSS encyclopedia together with Professor Paul McNulty
- Air flow measurement in the pulsation tubes of milking machines
- Modelling the spread of BSE
- Mixed-flow grain drying simulation

Also involved in:
- Modelling of commercial malt drying
- Solid waste management
- Seepage control through model embankment dams
- Unsaturated hydraulic conductivity of soil
- Finite element analysis of heat-flow problems