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Arturo Gonzalez

Associate Professor

School Of Civil Engineering
Richview Newstead
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7163219
Email: arturo.gonzalez@ucd.ie

Biography

Arturo González graduated as "Ingeniero Tecnico Superior de Caminos, Canales y Puertos" (6-yr Civil Engineering degree) at University of Cantabria (Spain, 1995). Then, he obtained MSc and PhD's degrees from the School of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering at Trinity College Dublin (Ireland, 1996 and 2000), specialising in bridge weigh-in-motion and vehicle-bridge interaction models. In 2001 he continued research as Newman post-doctoral fellow in University College Dublin (UCD, Ireland). In 2003, he started his career as college lecturer in the School of Civil Engineering at UCD, where he is currently Associate Professor. He imparts syllabus for modules on analysis of structures, elasticity, civil engineering design and bridge engineering. In 2015, he completed a NQF level 9 Postgraduate Diploma in University Teaching and Learning (UCD School of Teaching & Learning). In 2017, he received a Teaching Excellence Award from the College of Engineering and Architecture, and a Certificate recognising leadership at Ireland's Champions of EU Research 2017 from the National Support Network for Horizon 2020.

His main interest of research is bridge loading, with emphasis on traffic loading and its dynamic effects. He is author of more than 170 publications (65 international peer-reviewed journal papers, 101 conference papers -including 7 best paper prizes-, 5 major reports, 1 book, 2 book chapters and 2 edited conference proceedings) with an H-index = 21, in the areas of structural dynamics, health monitoring, traffic loading, bridge assessment and cooperative learning. He has supervised 11 PhD and 7 MEngSc by research theses to completion. He has chaired sessions in Bridge Symposiums (BEI 2004, BRI 2006, BCRI 2012), and Modelling (MSO 2004), Weigh-In-Motion (ICWIM 2005), Damage Assessment of Structures (DAMAS 2013), Safety and Reliability (ESREL 2017) and Structural Health Monitoring (SHMII 2017) International Conferences. He is or has been part of International Editorial Boards or Scientific Committees of Jornadas Ache de Enseñanza de la Ingeniería Estructural in Spain, Bridge and Infrastructure Research in Ireland (CERAI), and CIVIL-COMP, DAMAS and ESREL conference series.
 
He participated in EU COST345 (Procedures required for assessing highway structures, 1998-2002) and FP4 WAVE (Weighing of Axles and Vehicles for Europe, 1996-1999) projects where he co-authored both final reports. He is main author of the deliverable on Dynamic allowance in Bridges in FP6 ARCHES (Assessment and Rehabilitation of Central European Highway Structures, 2006-2009), where he played the role of UCD Principal Investigator. He participated as researcher in FP7 ASSET-ROAD (Advanced safety and driver support in essential road transport, 2007-2011), and as UCD PI under the FEHRL umbrella in FP7 TRANSFORMERS (2013-2017), where he co-authored the deliverable about Effects on Bridges of the various Vehicle Configurations. Nowadays, he is Project Coordinator for TRUSS (Training in Reducing Uncertainty in Structural Safety, 2015-2019), a 3.7 million euro H2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie ITN, and Irish Coordinator for MARS-Fly (Mobile Automated Rovers Fly-By for Bridge Network Resiliency, 2017-2020), a 1.7 million euro SFI-NSF US-Ireland R&D partnership.

Professional

Honours and Awards

Year: 2017.
Title: Certificate recognising leadership at Ireland's Champions of EU Research 2017 from National Support Network for Horizon 2020
Year: 2017.
Title: Teaching Excellence Award from UCD College of Engineering and Architecture
Year: 2012.
Title: Best paper prize in Bridges at the Bridge and Concrete Research in Ireland Conference (6-7 September) held in Dublin
Year: 2010.
Title: 2nd best paper prize in Bridges at the 5th Bridge & Infrastructure Research in Ireland Conference (BCRI2010), held in Cork (Ireland)
Year: 2009.
Title: Best paper prize at the 6th International Conference on Condition Monitoring and Machinery Failure Prevention Technologies, CM 2009 and MFPT 2009, held in Dublin (Ireland)
Year: 2008.
Title: Best paper prize at the 4th Bridge & Infrastructure Research in Ireland Conference (BRI2008), held in Galway (Ireland)
Year: 2008.
Title: Best paper prize at the 5th International Conference on Weigh-In-Motion of Road Vehicles (ICWIM5), held in Paris (France)
Year: 2006.
Title: Best paper prize at the 3rd National Symposium on Bridge and Transport Infrastructure Research in Ireland, held in Dublin (Ireland)
Year: 2006.
Title: Urban Institute Development Scheme Scholarship
Year: 2005.
Title: Best paper prize at the 4th International Conference on Weigh-In-Motion (ICWIM4), held in Taipei (Taiwan)
Year: 2000.
Title: Pierse Newman Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (University College Dublin)
Year: 1996.
Title: Special Distinction in MSc. Degree in Civil Engineering (Trinity College Dublin)
Year: 1996.
Title: Trinity College Scholarship and Forbairt Scholarship

Associations

Association: WASET - World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, Function/Role: Member
Association: CERAI - Civil Engineering Research Association of Ireland , Function/Role: Member
Association: IHSMII - International Society for Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure, Function/Role: Member
Association: ASSIST - ASSessment of Infrastructure using Surveying Techniques, Function/Role: Member
Association: ISWIM - International Society of Weigh-In-Motion, Function/Role: Member
Association: IABMAS - International Association for Bridge Maintenance and Safety, Function/Role: Member
Association: SEM - Society of Experimental Mechanics, Function/Role: Member
Association: EASD - European Association for Structural Dynamics, Function/Role: Member
Association: EI - Engineers Ireland, Function/Role: Member
Association: UCD Earth Institute, Function/Role: Member
     

Conference Contributions

Gonzalez, A. (2018) Member of Conference Editorial Board in CST2018. [Other], 13th International Conference on Computational Structures Technology (CST 2018), Sitges, Barcelona, Spain , 04-SEP-18 - 06-SEP-17.
Gonzalez, A; Zhou, Z (2017) Chair in session RS5: Damage Identification/Localization and Evaluation/Assessment of Bridges and Building Structures. [Chaired Session], Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure Conference 2017 (SHMII-8), Brisbane (Australia) , 05-DEC-17 - 08-DEC-17.
Gonzalez, A. (2017) Presentation titled 'Avances en evaluación de daños estructurales en el marco del proyecto TRUSS ITN Marie Sklodowska-Curie' in Spanish. [Invited Oral Presentation], Jornadas de Investigacion, Desarrollo e Innovacion en Ingenieria Civil (JIDIIC2017), Mieres, Asturias (Spain) , 08-NOV-17 - 08-NOV-17.
Gonzalez, A. (2017) Chair in three sessions about TRUSS (14 papers). [Chaired Session], 27th Edition of annual European Safety and Reliability Conference (ESREL 2017), Portoroz, Slovenia , 18-JUN-17 - 22-JUN-17.
Wahab, M.A. et al. (2017) Member of the International Scientific Committee in DAMAS 2017. [Other], 12th International Conference on Damage Assessment of Structures (DAMAS) 2017, Kitakyushu, Japan , 10-JUL-17 - 12-JUL-17.
Cepin, M. et al. (2017) Member of Technical Programme Committee in ESREL 2017. [Other], 27th International Conference on European Safety and RELiability Engineering (ESREL 2017), Portoroz, Slovenia , 18-JUN-17 - 22-JUN-17.
Gonzalez, A. (2015) Member of the Conference Editorial Board in CC2015. [Other], 15th International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing (CC2015), Prague, Czech Republic , 01-SEP-15 - 04-SEP-15.
Gonzalez, A. (2015) Member of International Scientific Committe in DAMAS 2015. [Other], 11th International Conference on Damage Assessment of Structures (DAMAS) 2015, Ghent University, Belgium , 24-AUG-15 - 26-AUG-15.
Gonzalez, A. (2014) Member of the Conference Editorial Board of CST2014. [Other], 12th International Conference on Computational Structures Technology (CST2014), Naples, Italy , 02-SEP-14 - 05-SEP-14.
Gonzalez, A. (2013) Member of Conference Editorial Board in CC2013. [Other], 14th International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering (CC2013), Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy , 03-SEP-13 - 06-SEP-13.
Gonzalez, A. (2013) Member of International Scientific Committee in DAMAS 2013. [N/A], 10th International Conference on Damage Assessment of Structures (DAMAS 2013), Dublin , 07-JUL-13 - 11-JUL-13.
Arturo Gonzalez (2013) Chair of Special Session on Damage Detection Methods using the Vehicle-Bridge Interaction Response in DAMAS 2013. [Chaired Session], 10th International Conference on Damage Assessment of Structures (DAMAS 2013), Dublin , 07-JUL-13 - 11-JUL-13.
Basu, B. et al. (2013) Member of Local Organisation Committee. [Conference Organising Committee Member], 10th International Conference on Damage Assessment of Structures (DAMAS 2013), Dublin , 08-JUL-13 - 10-JUL-13.
Member of Scientific Committee and Chair of Session on Bridges (2012) Review of papers. [Chaired Session], Bridge and Infrastructure Research in Ireland 2012, Dublin , 06-SEP-12 - 07-SEP-12.
Other experts in the field for the reviewing process of papers (Nóra Áine Ní Nualláin and Des Walsh within organising committee); (2010) Conference Scientific Committee Member. [Other], joint symposium BRI 10 Bridge & Infrastructure Research in Ireland 2010 and CRI 10 Concrete Research in Ireland 2010, Cork, Ireland , 02-SEP-10 - 03-SEP-10.
West, R., Fanning, P. and others; (2008) Conference Scientific Committee Member at Bridge and Infrastructure Research in Ireland 2008, Concrete Research in Ireland 2008. [Other], BRI08, CRI08, Galway, Ireland , 04-DEC-08 - 05-DEC-08.
Gonzalez A. and others; (2006) Third Symposium on Bridge & Infrastructure Research Activity in Ireland. [Conference Organising Committee Member], BRI06, Dublin, Ireland , 12-OCT-06 - 13-OCT-06.
Gonzalez, A.; (2006) Chairman of Session 3a on Bridges and Structures at Third Symposium on Bridge & Infrastructure Research Activity in Ireland. [Chaired Session], BRI06, Dublin, Ireland , 12-OCT-06 - 13-OCT-06.
Gonzalez, A. and Popoulakis. L; (2005) Session 5 on Application of Weigh-In-Motion to Infrastructure (pavements and bridges) at Fourth International Conference on Weigh-In-Motion. [Chaired Session], ICWIM4, National Taiwan University Center, Taipei, Taiwan , 21-FEB-05 - 23-FEB-05.
Gonzalez, A.; (2004) Chairman of Session 5 on Numerical Modelling at the IASTED 4th International Conference on Modelling, Simulation, and Optimization,. [Chaired Session], MSO 2004, Kauai, Hawaii, USA , 18-AUG-04 - 18-AUG-04.
Gonzalez, A.; (2004) Chairman of Session 4 at Second Symposium on Bridge Engineering Research Activity in Ireland. [Chaired Session], BEI04, Queen¿s University, Belfast, Northern Ireland , 05-NOV-04 - 05-NOV-04.

Committees

Committee : Student-Staff Newstead Forum Committee
Committee : UCD Cognate Discipline Sub-Committee of the EPB
Committee : ASSIST (ASSessment of Infrastructure using Surveying Techniques)
Committee : IEI, Structures and Construction Division Committee
Committee : Faculty PostGraduate Studies Standing Committee
Committee : UCD Civil Engineering School Committee
Committee : Centre for Critical Infrastructure Research (CCIR)
Committee : UCD Maths Committee

Employment

Employer: University College Dublin
Position: College Lecturer
Employer: University College Dublin
Position: Post-Doctoral Fellowship
Employer: University College Dublin
Position: Research Officer
Employer: Trinity College Dublin
Position: Tutor
Employer: Electrodomesticos Arturo, S.L
Position: Administrative Officer
Employer: Equipos nucleares, S.A.
Position: Database Developer
Employer: Department of Oceanography, Gerona
Position: Construction

Education

Year 2015 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: ProfDip UTL Subject: Teaching and Learning
Year 2000 Institution: Trinity College Dublin
Qualification: PhD Subject:
Year 1996 Institution: Trinity College Dublin
Qualification: MSc Subject:
Year 1995 Institution: University of Cantabria,Spain
Qualification: BE Subject:

Languages

Spanish:
English:
   

Journals Edited

European Journal Of Engineering Education: Reviewer.
Structural Control And Health Monitoring: Reviewer.
Mechanical Systems And Signal Processing: Reviewer.
Journal Of Surveying Engineering-Asce: Reviewer.
Vehicle System Dynamics: Reviewer.
Journal Of Sound And Vibration: Reviewer.
Journal Of Computers And Structures: Reviewer.
Journal Of Transportation And Statistics: Reviewer.
Springer Structural And Multidisciplinary Optimization: Reviewer.
Structure And Infrastructure Engineering: Reviewer.
Journal Of Computer Aided Civil And Infrastructure Engineering: Reviewer.
Asce Journal Of Bridge Engineering: Reviewer.
Proceedings Of Ice, Bridge Engineering Journal: Reviewer.

Other Activities

Roles in the School:
  • School Webmaster from 2003 to date.
  • Chair of Staff-Student Newstead Forum Committee from September 2016 to date.
  • 3rd year Head for Civil Engineering from September 2011 to September 2014.
  • 2nd year Head for Structural Engineering with Architecture from September 2007 to September 2011.
  • 2nd year Head for Civil Engineering from September 2009 to September 2011.
Roles in the College/University:
  • Engineers Ireland Advocate for UCD from October 2016; 
  • School representative in College's Cognate Disciplines Sub-Committee of the Engineering Programme Board from January 2015 to date; 
  • School representative in College's Maths Committee from January 2012 to December 2015; 
  • Member of Faculty of Postgraduate Studies Standing Committee from September 2003 to September 2005.
Guest Lecturer:
  • Universidad de Oviedo (Spain) (2014) from 15th November to 15th December when I imparted 10 hours in the 'Surveying' Course to 3rd year undergraduate engineers in the Campus of Mieres.
  • Trinity College Dublin on the 20th February (2 to 5pm) and 13th March (2 to 3 pm) 2014,and on the 23rd February (2 to 5pm) 2017 when I imparted 7 hours on 'Thin Plate Theory' and 'Grillage Modelling' as part of the Bridge Engineering course in their Masters degree.
  • Universidad de Ciudad Real (Spain) (2011) on March 14th to 18th when I imparted 20 hours on 'Bridge Deck Modelling and Load Modelling on Bridges' to postgraduates in Civil Engineering.

Extern examiner for:

  • Substitute (suplente) for PhD Candidate: Paola Moraga, Thesis Title: "Mathematical Models for Optimization of Conventional and High-Speed Railway Lines" (Supervisor: Prof Enrique Castillo), Department of Applied Mathematics and Computational Sciences, University of Cantabria, Santander, Spain, 14th June 2016.
  • PhD Candidate: Harry Ngwangwa, Thesis Title: "Road Surface Profile Monitoring Based on Vehicle Response and Artificial Neural Network Simulation" (Supervisor: Prof P Stephan Heyns), Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa, 2014.
  • PhD Candidate: Lidia Ruiz Ripoll, Thesis Title: "Construction of Precast High Performance Concrete Segmental Bridges" (Supervisors: Jose Turmo Coderque, Bryan E. Barragan, Surendra P. Shah), Escuela Tecnica Superior de Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos de Ciudad Real; Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Ciudad Real, Spain, 25th July 2014.
  • Master of Science Candidate: Simon Dolphin, Thesis Title: "A Deterministic Dynamic and Probabilistic Analysis of Medium Span Prestressed Concrete Railway Beams" (Supervisor: Alan O'Connor), Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, 12th July 2013.
  • MAI Candidate: David Gibbons, Thesis Title: "Rationale for the Implementation of a Full, Early, Proactive and Holistic Bridge Management System for the Irish Non National Local Road Bridge Stock" (Supervisor: Alan O'Connor), Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, 14th January 2013. 
  • Candidate to Research Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering: Liu Shidong, Thesis Title: "Simulated and Practical Damage Identification Approach Based on Changes in Natural Frequencies" submitted in July 2012 (Supervisor: Paul Archbold), Department of Civil, Construction and Civil Mineral Engineering, Athlone Institute of Technology, Ireland, 11th September 2012. 
  • PhD Candidate: John Edmond Deenihan, Thesis Title: "Performance of High-Strength Concrete Composite Columns Subject to Earthquake Loading Conditions" (Supervisor: Brian Broderick), Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, 28th March 2011.
  • PhD Candidate: Nora Aine Ni Nuallain, Thesis Title: "Optimising of Repair Strategies for Highway Bridge Structures in Earthquake Zones" (Supervisor: Alan O'Connor), Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, 27th April 2009.
  • MSc Candidate: Gavin Kerr, Thesis Title: "Determining Whether Monitoring Changes in Frequencies is a feasible Means for Damage Identification in Bridge Structures" (Supervisor: Dermot O'Dwyer), Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, 13th March 2008. 

Intern examiner for PhD Candidates:

  • Paraic Quirke, PhD Thesis title: "Drive-by Detection of Railway Track Longitudinal Profile, Stiffness and Bridge Damage" (Supervisor: Eugene OBrien), University College Dublin, Ireland, VIVA held on 16th June 2017.
  • Abdollah Malekjafarian, PhD Thesis title: "On the Use of Drive-by Measurement for Indirect Bridge Monitoring" (Supervisor: Eugene OBrien), University College Dublin, Ireland, VIVA held on 10th June 2016.
  • Jennifer Keenahan, PhD Thesis title: "Using an Instrumented Vehicle for Drive-by Damage Detection in Bridges" (Supervisor: Eugene OBrien), University College Dublin, Ireland, VIVA held on 6th June 2014.
  • Donya Hajializadeh, PhD Thesis title: "Combined Probabilistic Modelling of Load and Resistance in Bridges" (Supervisor: Eugene OBrien), University College Dublin, Ireland, VIVA held on 7th October 2013.
  • Alessandro Lipari, PhD Thesis Title: "Micro-Simulation Modelling of Traffic Loading on Long Span Bridges" (Supervisor: Eugene O'Brien), University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, VIVA held on 12th June 2013.
  • Abdolrahim Taherihosseinkhani, PhD Thesis Title: "Modelling Damage Due to Vehicle Infrastructure Interaction" (Supervisor: Eugene O'Brien), University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, VIVA held on 11th January 2012. 

Chair in PhD VIVA of: 

  • Saleh Abuwarda, PhD Thesis title: "Aerial Laser Scanning Flight Path Optimisation and Fullwave Form Data decomposition" (Supervisor: Debra Laefer), University College Dublin, Ireland, VIVA held on 2nd March 2017.
  • Cormac Reale, PhD Thesis title: "Multi Modal Probabilistic Analysis of Slope Stability" (Supervisor: Kenneth Gavin), University College Dublin, Ireland, VIVA held on 9th November 2015.
  • Niamh Gibbons, PhD Thesis title: "Modelling and Assessment of Masonry Arch Bridges" (Supervisor: Paul Fanning), University College Dublin, Ireland, VIVA held on 28th April 2014.

Publications

Books

Gonzalez, A.; (2010) Development of a Bridge Weigh-In-Motion System. Germany: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing AG & Co. KG. Available Online [Details]

Book Chapters

Gonzalez, A., Covian, E., Casero, M. and Celemin, M. (2015) 'Chapter 16: Evaluation of the true behavior of the end supports in the Carbajal de La Legua old bridge' In: Caner, Alp, Gülkan, Polat, Mahmoud, Khaled (eds). Developments in International Bridge Engineering. Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. , pp.187-197 Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Gonzalez, A.; (2010) 'Chapter 26: Vehicle-bridge dynamic interaction using finite element modelling' In: David Moratal (eds). Finite Element Analysis. Croatia: InTech. , pp.637-662 Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]

Edited Books

B.Jacob, E.J. O'Brien, A. Gonzalez & C-P. Chou (eds.) (Ed.). (2005) Fourth International Conference on Weigh-In-Motion, ICWIM4. Taipei, Taiwan: National Taiwan University Center. [Details]
A. Gonzalez & P. Finnegan (eds.) (Ed.). (2002) Masonry Arch Bridge Assessment. UCD Belfield, Dublin: Seminar of The Institution of Structural Engineers, Republic of Ireland Branch. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

Mohammed, O; Gonzalez, A (2017) 'Static and dynamic moments for any plane within a straight solid slab bridge caused by the crossing of a truck'. Engineering Structures, 150 :465-480. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Hester, D; Gonzalez, A (2017) 'A discussion on the merits and limitations of using drive-by monitoring to detect localised damage in a bridge'. Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, 90 :234-253. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
OBrien, EJ; Malekjafarian, A; Gonzalez, A (2017) 'Application of empirical mode decomposition to drive-by bridge damage detection'. European Journal of Mechanics, A/Solids, 61 :151-163. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Aied, H; Gonzalez, A; Cantero, D (2016) 'Identification of sudden stiffness changes in the acceleration response of a bridge to moving loads using ensemble empirical mode decomposition'. Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, 66 :314-338. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Gonzalez, A; Aied, H (2015) 'Characterization of non-linear bearings using the Hilbert-Huang Transform'. Advances in Mechanical Engineering, 7 (4):1-13. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Cantero, D; Karoumi, R; Gonzalez, A (2015) 'The virtual axle concept for detection of localised damage using bridge weigh-in-motion data'. Engineering Structures, 89 :26-36. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
McGetrick, P; Kim, C-W; Gonzalez, A; OBrien, E (2015) 'Experimental validation of a drive-by stiffness identification method for bridge monitoring'. Structural Health Monitoring, 14 (4):317-331. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Hester, D; Gonzalez, A (2015) 'A bridge screening tool based on bridge and vehicle accelerations'. Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, 11 (5):619-637. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Cantero, D; Gonzalez, A (2015) 'Bridge damage detection using Weigh-In-Motion technology'. Journal of Bridge Engineering, 20 (5). Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Aied, H; Gonzalez, A (2014) 'Theoretical Response of a Simply Supported Beam with a Strain Rate Dependant Modulus to a Moving Load'. Engineering Structures, 77 (15):95-108. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Gonzalez, A; Jennings, D; Manriquez, L (2014) 'Multi-faceted Impact of a Team Game Tournament on the Ability of the Learners to Engage and Develop their Own Critical Skill Set'. International Journal of Engineering Education, 30 (5):1213-1224. Available Online Link to full text [Details]
OBrien, E.J., McGetrick, P. and Gonzalez, A. (2014) 'A drive-by inspection system via vehicle moving force identification'. Smart Structures and Systems, 13 (5):821-848. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Keenahan, J; OBrien, EJ; McGetrick, PJ; González, A (2014) 'The use of a dynamic truck-trailer drive-by system to monitor bridge damping'. Structural Health Monitoring, 13 (2):183-197. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
OBrien, EJ; Gonzalez, A; Dowling, A; Znidaric, A (2013) 'Direct measurement of dynamics in road bridges using a bridge weigh-in-motion system'. Baltic Journal of Road and Bridge Engineering, 8 (4):263-270. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Gonzalez, A; Aied, H (2013) 'Application of the Hilbert-Huang Transform for Identification of Changes in Boundary Conditions of a Bridge Using Vibration Data due to Traffic'. Key Engineering Materials, 569-570 :892-900. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
McGetrick, P; Kim, C-W; Gonzalez, A; OBrien, EJ (2013) 'Dynamic axle force and road profile identification using a moving vehicle'. International Journal of Architecture, Engineering and Construction, 2 (1):1-16. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Gonzalez, A; Hester, D (2013) 'An Investigation into the Acceleration Response of a Damaged Beam-Type Structure to a Moving Force'. Sound and Vibration, 332 (13):3201-3217. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
González, A., Dowling, J., OBrien, E.J. and Znidarič, A. (2012) 'Testing of a Bridge Weigh-in-Motion Algorithm Utilising Multiple Longitudinal Sensor Locations'. Journal of Testing and Evaluation, 40 (6):961-975. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Dowling, J; OBrien, E; Gonzalez, A (2012) 'Adaptation of Cross Entropy Optimisation to a Dynamic Bridge WIM Calibration Problem'. Engineering Structures, 44 :13-22. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Gonzalez, A; OBrien, E; McGetrick, P (2012) 'Identification of damping in a bridge using a moving instrumented vehicle'. Sound and Vibration, 331 (18):4115-4131. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Meredith, J; Gonzalez, A; Hester, D (2012) 'Empirical mode decomposition of the acceleration response of a prismatic beam subject to a moving load to Identify multiple damage locations'. Shock and Vibration, 19 :1-12. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Hester, D; Gonzalez, A (2012) 'A wavelet-based damage detection algorithm based on bridge acceleration response to a vehicle'. Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, 28 :145-166. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Caprani, C; Gonzalez, A; Rattigan, P; OBrien, EJ (2012) 'Assessment dynamic ratio for traffic loading on highway bridges'. Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, 8 (3):295-304. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Gonzalez, A; Cantero, D; OBrien, EJ (2011) 'Dynamic increment in shear load effect due to heavy traffic crossing a highway bridge'. Computers and Structures, 89 (23-24):2261-2272. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Cantero, D; Gonzalez, A; OBrien, EJ (2011) 'Comparison of bridge dynamic amplification due to articulated 5-axle trucks and large cranes'. Baltic Journal of Road and Bridge Engineering, 6 (1):39-47. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
OBrien, EJ; Cantero, D; Enright, B; Gonzalez, A (2010) 'Characteristic dynamic increment for extreme traffic loading events on short and medium span highway bridges'. Engineering Structures, 32 :3287-3835. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Cantero, D; OBrien, EJ; González, A (2010) 'Modelling the vehicle in vehicle-infrastructure dynamic interaction studies'. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part K: Journal of Multi-body Dynamics, 224(K2) :243-248. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Gonzalez, A; OBrien, EJ; Cantero, D; Li, Y; Dowling, J; Znidaric, A (2010) 'Critical speed for the dynamics of truck events on bridges with a smooth road surface'. Sound and Vibration, 329 (11):2127-2146. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Harris, N; Gonzalez, A; OBrien, EJ; McGetrick, P (2010) 'Characterisation of pavement profile heights using accelerometer readings and a combinatorial optimisation technique'. Sound and Vibration, 329 :497-508. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Rowley, C; OBrien, E; Gonzalez, A; Znidaric, A (2009) 'Experimental testing of a moving force identification bridge weigh-in-motion algorithm'. Experimental Mechanics, 49 (5):743-746. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
McGetrick, P; Gonzalez, A; OBrien, EJ (2009) 'Theoretical Investigation of the use of a Moving Vehicle to Identify Bridge Dynamic Parameters'. Insight: Non-Destructive Testing and Condition Monitoring, 51 (8):1-6. Available Online Link to full text [Details]
OBrien, E; Rowley, CW; González, A; Green, MF (2009) 'A regularized solution to the bridge weigh-in-motion equations'. Heavy Vehicle Systems, 16 (3):310-327. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Cantero, D; Gonzalez, A; OBrien, EJ (2009) 'Maximum dynamic stress on bridges traversed by moving loads'. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Bridge Engineering, 162 (BE2):75-85. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
OBrien, EJ; Rattigan, P; Gonzalez, A; Dowling, J; Znidaric, A (2009) 'Characteristic dynamic traffic load effects in bridges'. Engineering Structures, 31 (7):1607-1612. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Rattigan, P; Gonzalez, A; OBrien EJ (2009) 'The Influence of pre-existing vibrations on the dynamic response of medium-span bridges'. Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 36 (1):73-84. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Gonzalez, A; Rattigan, P; OBrien, EJ; Caprani, C (2008) 'Determination of bridge lifetime dynamic amplification factor using finite element analysis of critical loading scenarios'. Engineering Structures, 30 :2330-2337. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
González, A; Rowley, C; OBrien, EJ (2008) 'A general solution to the identification of moving vehicle forces on a bridge'. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 75 (3):335-354. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
González, A; OBrien, EJ; Li, Y; Cashell, K (2008) 'The use of vehicle acceleration measurements to estimate road roughness'. Vehicle System Dynamics, 46 (6):483-499. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Harris, NK; OBrien, EJ; Gonzalez, A; ; (2007) 'Reduction of bridge dynamic amplification through adjustment of vehicle suspension damping'. Journal of Sound and Vibration, 302 (3):471-485. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Li, YY; OBrien, E; Gonzalez, A (2006) 'The development of a dynamic amplification estimator for bridges with good road profiles'. Journal of Sound and Vibration, 293 (1-2):125-137. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
OBrien, E; Li, Y; Gonzalez, A (2006) 'Bridge roughness index as an indicator of bridge dynamic amplification'. Computers and Structures, 84 (12):759-769. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Chatterjee, P; OBrien, E; Li, YY; Gonzalez, A (2006) 'Wavelet domain analysis for identification of vehicle axles from bridge measurements'. Computers and Structures, 84 (28):1792-1801. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
O'Brien, EJ; Znidaric, A; Brady, K; Gonzalez, A; O'Connor, A (2005) 'Procedures for the assesment of highway structures'. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Transport, 158 (1):17-25. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
González, A; Papagiannakis, T; OBrien, EJ (2003) 'Evaluation of an Artificial Neural Network Technique applied to Multiple-Sensor Weigh-In-Motion Systems'. Transportation Research Record, Record 1855, Transportation Data Research :151-159. [DOI] [Details]

Other Journals

Gonzalez Merino, A; Costas, L; Gonzalez, A (2017) 'Sources of uncertainty in the seismic design of submerged free-standing racks' Energy Procedia 127 :310-319. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Gonzalez, A. (2017) 'Developments in damage assessment by Marie Skłodowska-Curie TRUSS ITN project' Journal of Physics: Conference Series 842 (1) :012039. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Zou, G., Banisoleiman, K. and González, A. (2016) 'Methodologies for Crack Initiation in Welded Joints Applied to Inspection Planning' World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology 10 (11) :1406-1413. Available Online Link to full text [Details]
Mohammed, O. and Gonzalez, A. (2015) 'Footprint caused by a vehicle configuration on the dynamic amplification of the bridge response' Journal of Physics: Conference Series 628 (1) :012064. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Gonzalez, A. (2015) 'TRUSS, A Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network in the field of Structural Safety' EngineersJournal.ie July 14 . Available Online Link to full text [Details]
Cantero, D., Gonzalez, A. and Basu, B. (2013) 'Monitoring of Changes in Bridge Response Using Weigh-In-Motion Systems' Key Engineering Materials 569-570 :183-190. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Hester, D. and Gonzalez, A. (2013) 'Impact of Road Profile when Detecting a Localised Damage from Bridge Acceleration Response to a Moving Vehicle' Key Engineering Materials 569-570 :199-206. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Gonzalez, A., Covian, E., Casero, M., and Cooper, J. (2013) 'Experimental Testing of a Cross-Entropy Algorithm to Detect Damage' Key Engineering Materials 569-570 :1170-1178. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Walsh, B.J. and Gonzalez, A.; (2009) 'Assessment of the condition of a beam using a static loading test ' Key Engineering Materials 413-414 :269-276. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
OBrien, E.J., Gonzalez, A. and McInerney, F.; (2009) 'A Statistical Spatial Repeatability (SSR) algorithm for multiple sensor weigh-in-motion (WIM)' Europeanroads review (ERR) 14 :32-38. Available Online [Details]
Gonzalez, A. and Hester, D.; (2009) 'The use of wavelets on the response of a beam to a calibrated vehicle for damage detection' The e-Journal & Exhibition of Nondestructive Testing ID: 7761 . Available Online [Details]

Conference Publications

González, A; Huseynov, F; Heitner, B; Vagnoli, M; Moughty, JJ; Barrias, A; Martinez, D; Chen, S; OBrien, E; Laefer, D; Casas, JR; Remenyte-Prescott, R; Yalamas, T; Brownjohn, J (2017) Structural Health Monitoring Developments in TRUSS Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network 8th International Conference on Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure (SHMII-8) Brisbane, Australia, , 05-DEC-17 - 08-DEC-17 Available Online [Details]
Guang, Z; Banisoleiman, K; Gonzalez, A (2017) Uncertainty quantification and calibration of a modified fracture mechanics model for reliability-based inspection planning . In: Christian Bucher, Bruce R. Ellingwood, Dan M. Frangopol eds. 12th International Conference on Structural Safety & Reliability (ICOSSAR 2017) Vienna, Austria, , 06-AUG-17 - 10-AUG-17 , pp.2592-2601 Available Online Link to full text [Details]
Gonzalez, A (2017) Developments in damage assessment by Marie Skłodowska-Curie TRUSS ITN project . In: IOP Science eds. 12th International Conference on Damage Assessment of Structures (DAMAS 2017) Kitakyushu, Japan, , 10-JUL-17 - 12-JUL-17 Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Zou, G; Banisoleiman, K; Gonzalez, A (2017) Development of probabilistic fracture mechanics method for fatigue life prediction based on EIFS concept . In: ASME eds. 36th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering (OMAE 2017) Trondheim, Norway, , 25-JUN-17 - 30-JUN-17 Available Online Link to full text [Details]
Zou, G; Banisoleiman, K; Gonzalez, A (2017) Reliability-based inspection planning in view of both crack initiation and propagation . In: Marko Cepin, Radim Bris eds. 27th annual European Safety and Reliability Conference (ESREL 2017) Portoroz, Slovenia, , 18-JUN-16 - 22-JUN-16 , pp.389 Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Gonzalez Merino, A; Costas, L; Gonzalez, A (2017) Parametric analysis of modelling properties governing the seismic response of free-standing spent fuel racks . In: Marko Cepin, Radim Bris eds. 27th annual European Safety and Reliability Conference (ESREL 2017) Portoroz, Slovenia, , 18-JUN-16 - 22-JUN-16 , pp.394 Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Milana, G; Banisoleiman, K; Gonzalez, A (2017) Field characterization of local dynamic amplification factors towards fatigue calculations in ship unloaders . In: Marko Cepin, Radim Bris eds. 27th annual European Safety and Reliability Conference (ESREL 2017) Portoroz, Slovenia, , 18-JUN-16 - 22-JUN-16 , pp.401 Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Zou, G; Banisoleiman, K; Gonzalez, A (2016) Methodologies for crack initiation in welded joints applied to inspection planning 18th International Conference on Reliability and Structural Safety (ICRSS 2016) Venice, Italy, , 07-NOV-16 - 08-NOV-16 Available Online Link to full text [Details]
Milana, G; Banisoleiman, K; Gonzalez, A (2016) Sources of structural failure in ship unloaders 26th European Safety and Reliability Conference (ESREL 2016) Glasgow (UK), , 25-SEP-16 - 29-SEP-16 Available Online Link to full text [Details]
Gonzalez Merino, A; Costas, L; Gonzalez, A (2016) Dynamic analysis of the nonlinear response of high density fuel storage racks . In: Jamie Goggins eds. Civil Engineering Research in Ireland (CERI 2016) Galway, Ireland, , 29-AUG-16 - 30-AUG-16 , pp.153-159 Available Online Link to full text [Details]
Gonzalez Merino, A; Costas, L; Gonzalez, A (2016) Uncertainties in seismic design of free-standing HDSFS Racks 9th International Youth Nuclear Congress (IYNC 2016) Hangzhou, China, , 24-JUL-16 - 30-JUL-16 Available Online Link to full text [Details]
Milana, G; Banisoleiman, K; Gonzalez, A (2016) Fatigue life assessment methods: the case of ship unloaders 1st International Conference on Natural Hazards & Infrastructure (ICONHIC 2016) Chania, Greece, , 25-JUN-16 - 30-JUN-16 Available Online Link to full text [Details]
Mohammed, O; Gonzalez, A (2015) Footprint caused by a vehicle configuration on the dynamic amplification of the bridge response . In: Institute of Physics (Applied Mechanics Group) eds. 11th International Conference on Damage Assessment of Structures (DAMAS 2015) Ghent (Belgium), , 24-AUG-15 - 26-AUG-15 , pp.paper ID-DCE49 Available Online Link to full text [Details]
Gonzalez, A; Covian, E (2015) Enhancing performance through a competitive team tournament . In: Zagreb School of Economics and Management (ZSEM), with support from iNEER eds. 19th International Conference in Engineering Education (ICEE 2015) Zagreb, Zadar (Croatia), , 20-JUL-15 - 24-JUL-15 , pp.628-636 Available Online Link to full text [Details]
Gonzalez, A; Covian, E; Casero, M (2015) Impact of superimposed and truck live load on modal characteristics of short-span bridges . In: López Aenlle, M.; Pelayo, F.; Cara Cañas, F.J.; García Prieto, M.; Hermanns, L.; Lamela Rey, M.J.; Fraile de Lerma, A.; Fernández Canteli, A eds. 6th International Operational Modal Analysis Conference (IOMAC 2015) Gijon, Spain, , 10-MAY-15 - 14-MAY-15 , pp.119-128 Available Online Link to full text [Details]
Casero, M; Gonzalez, A; Covián, E (2014) Finite element updating using cross-entropy combined with random-field theory . In: Prof. B.H.V. Topping and Prof. P. Ivanyi, Civil-Comp Press, Stirlingshire, Scotland eds. 12th International Conference on Computational Structures Technology (CST 2014) Naples, Italy, , 02-SEP-14 - 05-SEP-14 , pp.paper ID-119 Available Online Link to full text [Details]
Mohammed, O; Cantero, D; Gonzalez, A; Al-Sabah, S (2014) Dynamic amplification factor of continuous versus simply supported bridges due to the action of a moving load . In: S. Nanukuttan & J. Goggins eds. Civil Engineering Research in Ireland (CERI 2014) Queen's University, Belfast, , 28-AUG-14 - 29-AUG-14 , pp.125-130 Available Online Link to full text [Details]
Gonzalez, A; Covian, E; Casero, M (2014) Evaluation of the true behaviour of the end supports in the Carbajal de La Legua old bridge . In: ISBN 978-605-64131-6-2 eds. Istanbul Bridge Conference 2014 (IBridge 2014) Istanbul, Turkey, , 11-AUG-14 - 13-AUG-14 , pp.paper ID-121 Available Online Link to full text [Details]
Dowling, J; Gonzalez, A; OBrien EJ; Cillian, R (2013) First order moving force identification applied to Bridge Weigh-In-Motion . In: Y.L. Xu, S. Zhu, Y. Xia, Y.Q. Ni, S.S. Law, J.H. Lin & Z.Q. Su eds. 6th International Conference on Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure (SHMII-6) Hong Kong (China), , 09-DEC-13 - 11-DEC-13 , pp.348-349 Available Online Link to full text [Details]
Hester, D; Gonzalez, A (2013) Impact of road profile when detecting a localised damage from bridge acceleration response to a moving vehicle . In: Biswajit Basu eds. 10th International Conference on Damage Assessment of Structures (DAMAS 2013) Dublin, , 08-JUL-13 - 10-JUL-13 , pp.paper ID-230 Available Online Link to full text [Details]
Cantero, D; Gonzalez, A; Basu, B (2013) Monitoring of changes in bridge response using Weigh-In-Motion systems . In: Biswajit Basu eds. 10th International Conference on Damage Assessment of Structures (DAMAS 2013) Dublin, , 08-JUL-13 - 10-JUL-13 , pp.paper 231 Available Online Link to full text [Details]
Gonzalez, A; Aied, H (2013) Application of the Hilbert-Huang Transform to identification of changes in boundary conditions of a bridge using vibration data due to traffic . In: Biswajit Basu eds. 10th International Conference on Damage Assessment of Structures (DAMAS 2013) Dublin, , 08-JUL-13 - 10-JUL-13 , pp.paper ID-232 Available Online Link to full text [Details]
Gonzalez, A; Covian, E; Casero, M; Cooper, J (2013) Experimental testing of a cross-entropy algorithm to detect damage . In: Biswajit Basu eds. 10th International Conference on Damage Assessment of Structures (DAMAS 2013) Dublin, , 08-JUL-13 - 10-JUL-13 , pp.paper ID-101 Available Online Link to full text [Details]
Covian, E; Casero, M; Gonzalez, A (2013) Estimation of structural parameters using static loading tests . In: George Deodatis, Bruce R.Ellingwood and Dan M.Frangopol eds. 11th International Conference on Structural Safety and Reliability (ICOSSAR 2013) Columbia University in New York City, , 16-JUN-13 - 20-JUN-13 , pp.696 Available Online Link to full text [Details]
McGetrick, P; Kim, C-W; Gonzalez, A; OBrien, EJ (2012) Dynamic axle force and road profile identification using a moving vehicle 25th KKCNN Symposium on Civil Engineering Busan, KOREA, , 22-OCT-12 - 24-OCT-12 Available Online Link to full text [Details]
O'Brien, EJ; Keenahan, J; McGetrick, P; González, A (2012) Using instrumented vehicles to detect damage in bridges . In: Colin Caprani, Alan O'Connor eds. BCRI 12 - Bridge & Infrastructure and Concrete Research in Ireland Dublin, , 06-SEP-12 - 07-SEP-12 , pp.195-198 Available Online Link to full text [Details]
Aied, H; Gonzalez, A (2012) Response of a simply supported beam with a strain rate dependent elasticity modulus when subjected to a moving load . In: Colin Caprani, Alan O'Connor eds. BCRI 12 - Bridge & Infrastructure and Concrete Research in Ireland Dublin, Ireland, , 06-SEP-11 - 07-SEP-11 , pp.445-450 Available Online Link to full text [Details]
McGetrick, P; Kim, C-W; Gonzalez, A; OBrien, EJ; Kawatani, M (2012) Damping detection for periodic bridge health monitoring using a moving vehicle Japan Society of Civil Engineers (JSCE) 14th International Summer Symposium Nagoya University, Japan, , 05-SEP-12 - 06-SEP-12 Available Online Link to full text [Details]
Aied, H; Gonzalez, A (2012) Structural analysis of bridges with time-variant modulus of elasticity under moving loads 6th International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management (IABMAS 2012) Villa Erba, Lake Como (Italy), , 08-JUL-12 - 12-JUL-11 Available Online Link to full text [Details]
Gonzalez, A; Meredith, J (2012) Theoretical testing of an empirical mode decomposition damage-detection approach using a spatial vehicle-bridge interaction model 6th International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management (IABMAS 2012) Villa Erba, Lake Como (Italy), , 08-JUL-12 - 12-JUL-11 Available Online Link to full text [Details]
Keenahan, J; OBrien, EJ; McGetrick, PJ; Gonzalez, A (2012) Using instrumented vehicles to detect damage in bridges 15th International Conference on Experimental Mechanics (ICEM15) Porto, Portugal, , 22-JUL-12 - 27-JUL-12 , pp.Paper ID-2934 Available Online Link to full text [Details]
Dowling, J; Gonzalez, A; OBrien, EJ; Jacob, B (2012) Experimental testing of a multiple-sensor Bridge Weigh-In-Motion algorithm in an integral bridge . In: B. Jacob, A.-M. McDonnell, F. Schmidt, W. Cunagin eds. 6th International Conference on Weigh-In-Motion (ICWIM6) Dallas, Texas (USA), , 04-JUN-12 - 07-JUN-12 Available Online [Details]
Meredith, J. and Gonzalez, A.; (2011) Damage Identification in Bridges Using Empirical Mode Decomposition of the Acceleration Response to Random Traffic . In: George T. Michaltsos and George Gazetas eds. Innovations on Bridges and Soil-Bridge Interaction, IBSBI 2011 Athens, , 13-OCT-11 - 15-OCT-11 , pp.471-478 Available Online [Details]
Aied, H. and Gonzalez, A.; (2011) The effect of strain rate on the total response of a structure subject to a moving load . In: B.H.V. Topping and Y. Tsompanakis eds. The Thirteen International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing, CC2011 Chania, Greece, , 06-SEP-11 - 09-SEP-11 , pp.Paper no-CC123 Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Meredith, J., Gonzalez, A. and Hester, D.; (2011) Empirical mode decomposition of the acceleration response of a prismatic beam subject to a moving load to identify multiple damage locations . In: Maia NMM, Neves MM and Sampaio RPC eds. International Conference on Structural Engineering Dynamics, ICEDyn 2011 Tavira, Portugal, , 20-JUN-11 - 22-JUN-11 , pp.Paper no-V03 Available Online Link to full text [Details]
Walsh, B., Gonzalez, A. and Cantero, D.; (2010) Application of the cross-entropy method to estimate stiffness distribution in plate-type structures . In: B.H.V. Topping, J.M. Adams, F.J. Pallares, R. Bru, M.L. Romero, Civil-Comp Press, Stirlingshire, UK eds. The Tenth International Conference on Computational Structures Technology, CST2010 Valencia, Spain, , 14-SEP-10 - 17-SEP-10 , pp.paper 51 Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Gonzalez, A., Dowling, J. and OBrien, E.J.; (2010) Finite Element Updating Using Cross-Entropy . In: Eds. N.A. Ní Nualláin, D. Walsh, R. West, E. Cannon, C. Caprani, B. McCabe eds. Bridge and Infrastructure Research in Ireland, BCRI2010 Cork, Ireland, , 02-SEP-10 - 03-SEP-10 , pp.17-24 Available Online [Details]
Carey, C., OBrien, E.J. and Gonzalez, A.; (2010) Dynamic Amplification Factor for Bridges of Varying Boundary Conditions . In: Eds. N.A. Ní Nualláin, D. Walsh, R. West, E. Cannon, C. Caprani, B. McCabe eds. Bridge and Infrastructure Research in Ireland, BCRI2010 Cork, Ireland, , 02-SEP-10 - 03-SEP-10 , pp.223-230 Available Online [Details]
McGetrick, P., Gonzalez, A. and OBrien, E.J.; (2010) Monitoring Bridge Dynamic Behaviour Using an Instrumented 2-axle Vehicle . In: Eds. N.A. Ní Nualláin, D. Walsh, R. West, E. Cannon, C. Caprani, B. McCabe eds. Bridge and Infrastructure Research in Ireland, BCRI2010 Cork, Ireland, , 02-SEP-10 - 03-SEP-10 , pp.281-288 Available Online [Details]
Hester, D. and Gonzalez, A.; (2010) Detecting Damage in a Beam Subject to a Moving Load Using Localised Variation in Vibration Response . In: Eds. N.A. Ní Nualláin, D. Walsh, R. West, E. Cannon, C. Caprani, B. McCabe eds. Bridge and Infrastructure Research in Ireland, BCRI2010 Cork, Ireland, , 02-SEP-10 - 03-SEP-10 , pp.307-314 Available Online [Details]
Gonzalez, A., McGetrick, P. and OBrien, E.J.; (2010) Detection of Bridge Dynamic Parameters Using an Instrumented Vehicle . In: paper 34 eds. Proceedings of the Fifth World Conference on Structural Control and Monitoring, 5WCSCM Tokyo, Japan, , 12-JUL-10 - 14-JUL-10 Available Online [Details]
Bradley, M., Gonzalez, A. and Hester, D.; (2010) Analysis of the structural response to a moving load using empirical mode decomposition . In: Frangopol, Sause & Kusko (eds); Taylor & Francis Group, London eds. Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety, Management and Life-Cycle Optimization, IABMAS2010 Philadelphia, USA, , 11-JUL-10 - 15-JUL-10 , pp.356-363 Available Online [Details]
OBrien, E.J., Gonzalez, A. and Dowling, J.; (2010) A filtered measured influence line approach to bridge weigh-in-motion . In: Frangopol, Sause & Kusko (eds); Taylor and Francis, London eds. Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety, Management and Life-Cycle Optimization, IABMAS2010 Philadelphia, USA, , 11-JUL-10 - 15-JUL-10 , pp.953-960 Available Online Link to full text [Details]
OBrien, E.J., Gonzalez, A. and Znidaric, A.; (2010) Recommendations for dynamic allowance in bridge assessment . In: Frangopol, Sause & Kusko (eds); Taylor and Francis, London eds. Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety, Management and Life-Cycle Optimization, IABMAS2010 Philadelphia, USA, , 11-JUL-10 - 15-JUL-10 , pp.3428-3435 Available Online [Details]
OBrien, E.J., McGetrick, P. and Gonzalez, A.; (2010) Identification of road irregularities via vehicle accelerations . In: Paper 0194 eds. Proceedings of the 3rd Transport Research Arena Europe, TRA 2010 Brussels, Belgium, , 07-JUN-10 - 10-JUN-10 Available Online [Details]
Gonzalez, A., Dowling, J. and OBrien, E..J. ; (2010) Experimental determination of dynamic allowance for traffic loading on bridges . In: CD proceedings, paper (10-0295) - 06 eds. 89th Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, TRB 2010 Washington, , 10-JAN-10 - 14-JAN-10 Available Online Link to full text [Details]
Cantero, D.,OBrien, E.J., Gonzalez, A., Enright, B. and Rowley, C.; (2009) Highway Bridge Assessment for Dynamic Interaction with Critical Vehicles . In: Eds. Furuta, Frangopol & Shinozuka,Taylor & Francis eds. 10th International Conference on Safety, Reliability and Risk of Structures, ICOSSAR 2009 Osaka, Japan, , 13-SEP-09 - 17-SEP-09 , pp.3104-3109 Link to full text [Details]
Gonzalez, A., Cantero, D. and OBrien, E.J.; (2009) Impact of a Bump on the Response of a Bridge to Traffic . In: Professor Barry H.V. Topping (Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK and University of Pécs, Hungary), Professor L.F. Costa Neves (University of Coimbra, Portugal) and Professor R.C. Barros (University of Porto, Portugal) eds. The Twelfth International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing, CC2009 Funchal, Madeira, Portugal, , 01-SEP-09 - 04-SEP-09 , pp.Paper 83-CD-ROM [DOI] [Details]
Walsh, B. and Gonzalez, A.; (2009) The Crossing of Heavy Vehicles as a Tool to Assess the Condition of a Bridge . In: Trans Tech Publications Inc eds. 8th International Conference on Damage Assessment of Structures, DAMAS 2009 Beijing, PR China, , 03-AUG-09 - 05-AUG-09 , pp.269-277 [Details]
Gonzalez A. and Hester D.; (2009) The Use of Wavelets on the Response of a Beam to a Calibrated Vehicle for Damage Detection . In: Odile Abraham et Xavier Derobert eds. 7th International Symposium on Non Destructive Testing in Civil Engineering, NDTCE 2009 Nantes (France), , 30-JUN-09 - 03-JUL-09 , pp.743-749 Available Online [Details]
McGetrick P., Gonzalez A. and OBrien E.J.; (2009) Theoretical Investigation of the Use of a Moving Vehicle to Identify Bridge Dynamic Parameters . In: British Institute of Nondestructive Testing BINDT eds. Sixth International Conference on Condition Monitoring and Machinery Failure Prevention Technologies, CM 2009 and MFPT 2009 Dublin, , 23-JUN-09 - 25-JUN-09 , pp.101-113 Available Online [Details]
Rattigan, P., Gonzalez, A. and OBrien E.J.; (2008) Accurate Assessment of Site-Specific Total Load Effects Allowing for Vehicle-Bridge Dynamic Interaction . In: Eamonn Cannon, Roger West and Paul Fanning eds. Bridge and Infrastructure Research in Ireland, BRI 2008 Galway, Ireland, , 04-DEC-08 - 05-DEC-08 , pp.25-35 [Details]
Dowling J., OBrien E. and Gonzalez A.; (2008) Influence of the Accuracy of a Bridge Weigh-In-Motion System on the Determination of a Bridge Assessment Dynamic Ratio . In: Eamonn Cannon, Roger West and Paul Fanning eds. Bridge and Infrastructure Research in Ireland, BRI 2008 Galway, Ireland, , 04-DEC-08 - 05-DEC-08 , pp.45-53 [Details]
Hester D., Gonzalez A. and Rowley C.; (2008) Aspects of Dynamic Responses of Bridges to Moving Loads due to Cracking . In: Eamonn Cannon, Roger West and Paul Fanning eds. Bridge and Infrastructure Research in Ireland, BRI 2008 Galway, Ireland, , 04-DEC-08 - 05-DEC-08 , pp.111-119 [Details]
Cantero D. and Gonzalez A.; (2008) Location and Evaluation of Maximum Dynamic Effects on a Simply Supported Beam due to a Quarter-Car Model . In: Eamonn Cannon, Roger West and Paul Fanning eds. Bridge and Infrastructure Research In Ireland, BRI 2008 Galway, Ireland, , 04-DEC-08 - 05-DEC-08 , pp.119-127 Link to full text [Details]
Walsh, B. and Gonzalez, A.; (2008) An Overview of Application of Neural Networks to Monitoring of Civil Engineering Structures . In: Eamonn Cannon, Roger West and Paul Fanning eds. Bridge and Infrastructure Research in Ireland, BRI 2008 Galway, Ireland, , 04-DEC-08 - 05-DEC-08 , pp.163-171 [Details]
Dowling, J., Gonzalez, A. and OBrien, E.J. ; (2008) Monitoring of Traffic Loads and Bridge Performance Using a Bridge Weigh-In-Motion System . In: Paolo Clemente and Alessandro de Stefano eds. Civil Structural Health Monitoring 2, CSHM2 Taormina - Sicily (Italy), , 28-SEP-08 - 01-OCT-08 , pp.107-114 Available Online [Details]
Gonzalez, A., Covian, E. and Madera, J.; (2008) Determination of Bridge Natural Frequencies Using a Moving Vehicle Instrumented with Accelerometers and GPS . In: B.H.V. Topping and M. Papadrakakis, (Editors), Civil-Comp Press, Stirlingshire, United Kingdom eds. Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Computational Structures Technology, CST2008 Athens, Greece, paper 281, , 02-SEP-08 - 05-SEP-08 Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Gonzalez, A. and OBrien, E.J.; (2008) Calculation of the Influence Line of a Bridge Using a Moving Vehicle . In: CRC Press / Balkema, Hyun-Moo Koh & Dan M. Frangopol eds. The Fourth International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, IABMAS08 Seoul, South Korea, , 13-JUL-08 - 17-JUL-08 , pp.3191-3198 [Details]
OBrien, E., González, A. and McInerney, F.; (2008) A Statistical Spatial Repeatability Algorithm for Multiple Sensor Weigh-In-Motion . In: B.Jacob, E.J. O¿Brien, A. OConnor & M. Bouteldja (Wiley eds.) eds. International Conference on Heavy Vehicles Paris 2008, Weigh-In-Motion, ICWIM5 Paris, France, , 19-MAY-08 - 22-MAY-08 , pp.175-187 [Details]
Rowley, C., Gonzalez, A., OBrien, E.J. and Znidaric, A.; (2008) Comparison of Conventional and Regularised Bridge Weigh-In-Motion Algorithms . In: B.Jacob, E.J. O¿Brien, A. OConnor & M. Bouteldja (Wiley eds.) eds. International Conference on Heavy Vehicles Paris 2008, Weigh-In-Motion, ICWIM5 Paris, France, , 19-MAY-08 - 22-MAY-08 , pp.271-283 [Details]
Gonzalez, A., OBrien, E.J. and Rattigan, P.; (2008) The Implications of Future Truck Convoying Technologies for Bridge Loading . In: A. Znidaric eds eds. Second European Road Transport Research Arena, TRA 2008 Ljubljana, Slovenia, CD-ROM, Paper No. 11.5.2, , 21-APR-08 - 24-APR-08 [Details]
Cantero, D., González, A. & O'Brien, E.J. ; (2007) The Use of Ramp Superposition to Analyse the Influence of Road Irregularities on Maximum Beam Stresses due to a Moving Load . In: B.H.V. Topping, G. Montero and R. Montenegro, (Editors), Civil-Comp Press eds. Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing St. Julians, Malta, CD-ROM, paper 196, , 18-SEP-07 - 21-SEP-07 Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
González, A. ; (2007) The Use of Wavelets for Axle Detection in Bridges Proceedings of 12th Asia Pacific Vibration Conference, APVC 2007 Sapporo, Japan, CD-ROM, paper 8, , 06-AUG-07 - 09-AUG-07 [Details]
OBrien, E.J., González, A., Caprani, C., Li Y., Rattigan, P. & Harris, N. ; (2006) Bridge Dynamics and Loading . In: Eds. N.A. Nuallain, A. O'Connor & K. Gavin eds. Proceedings of Third Symposium on Bridge & Infrastructure Research Activity in Ireland Dublin, Ireland, , 12-OCT-06 - 13-OCT-06 , pp.347-359 [Details]
Rowley, C., OBrien, E.J. & González, A. ; (2006) A Regularised Solution to the Bridge Weigh-In-Motion Equations . In: Eds. N.A. Nuallain, A. O'Connor & K. Gavin eds. Proceedings of Third Symposium on Bridge & Infrastructure Research Activity in Ireland Dublin, Ireland, , 12-OCT-06 - 12-OCT-06 , pp.141-151 [Details]
Rattigan, P., González, A., O'Brien, E.J. & Caprani, C. ; (2006) Determination of Characteristic Bridge DAF using Dynamic Finite Element Analysis of Critical Static Loading Scenarios . In: Eds. N.A. Nuallain, A. O'Connor & K. Gavin eds. Proceedings of Third Symposium on Bridge & Infrastructure Research Activity in Ireland Dublin, Ireland, , 12-OCT-06 - 13-OCT-06 , pp.21-29 [Details]
Rowley, C.W., OBrien, E.J. & González, A.; (2006) Moving Force Identification for Two-Span Continuous Bridges Using an Eigenvalue Reduction Technique . In: B.H.V. Topping, G. Montero and R. Montenegro eds. Eighth International Conference on Computational Structures Technology Las Palmas, , 13-SEP-06 - 15-SEP-06 [Details]
Rattigan, P., OBrien, E.J., González, A. & Harris, N.K.; (2006) The Probability of Extreme Load Effects in Bridges Subject to Dynamic Vehicle-Bridge Interaction . In: P.J.S. Cruz, D.M. Frangopol & L.C. Neves eds. 3rd International Conference of the International Association for Bridge Maintenance and Safety Porto, Portugal, , 16-JUL-06 - 19-JUL-06 [Details]
Harris, N.K., Gonzalez, A. OBrien, E.J.; (2005) Reduction of Bridge Dynamic Excitation Through the Use of Advanced Vehicle Suspension Systems . In: C. Soize & G.I. Schuëller eds. Eurodyn 2005 Paris, France, , 04-SEP-05 - 07-SEP-05 , pp.1581-1587 [Details]
Rattigan, P.H., Gonzalez, A., OBrien, E.J. Brady, S.P.; (2005) Transverse variation of dynamic effects on beam-and-slab medium span bridges . In: C. Soize & G.I. Schuëller eds. Eurodyn 2005 Paris, France, , 04-SEP-05 - 07-SEP-05 , pp.1643-1649 [Details]
Rattigan, P., O'Brien, E. & González, A. ; (2005) The Dynamic Amplification in Highway Bridges due to Traffic Flow . In: European Conference of Transport Research Institutes, ECTRI eds. Proceedings of Young Researchers Seminar 2005 The Hague, The Netherlands, , 10-MAY-05 - 12-MAY-05 Available Online [Details]
O'Brien, E.J., Li, Y.Y., Gonzalez, A. & Brady, S.P. ; (2005) The Influence of Speed on the Dynamic Amplification of Two Loads Crossing a Simply Supported Bridge . In: Eds. G.A.R. Parke & P. Disney, Thomas Telford eds. Proceedings of Fifth International Conference on Bridge Management (Bridge Management 5) London, , 11-APR-05 - 12-APR-05 , pp.452-458 [Details]
González, A. & O'Brien, E.J. ; (2005) The Use of Functional Networks to Optimise the Accuracy of Multiple-Sensor Weigh-In-Motion Systems . In: Eds. E.J. O'Brien, B. Jacob, A. Gonzalez & C-P. Chou eds. Proceedings of Fourth International Conference on Weigh-In-Motion (ICWIM4) Taipei, Taiwan, , 20-FEB-05 - 23-FEB-05 , pp.47-59 [Details]
Dunne, D., O'Brien, E.J., Basu, B. & Gonzalez, A.; (2005) Bridge Weigh-In-Motion Systems with Nothing On the Road . In: Eds. E.J. O'Brien, B. Jacob, A. Gonzalez & C-P. Chou eds. Proceedings of Fourth International Conference on Weigh-In-Motion (ICWIM4) Taipei, Taiwan, , 20-FEB-05 - 23-FEB-05 , pp.119-129 [Details]
Harris, N., O'Brien, E.J. & González, A.; (2004) The Effect of Non-Linear Suspension Components on Vehicle-Bridge Interaction Models . In: Eds. L. Sobczak & C. McNamara eds. Proceedings of Second Symposium on Bridge Engineering Research Activity in Ireland Belfast, Northern Ireland, , 05-NOV-04 - 05-NOV-04 , pp.161-172 [Details]
Rattigan, P.H., González, A., O'Brien, E.J. & Brady, S. ; (2004) Investigation of the Transverse Variation of Dynamic Load Effects on Beam-and-Slab Bridges . In: Eds. L. Sobczak & C. McNamara eds. Proceedings of Second Symposium on Bridge Engineering Research Activity in Ireland Belfast, Northern Ireland, , 05-NOV-04 - 05-NOV-04 , pp.153-160 [Details]
Lawrence J. & González, A. ; (2004) Dynamic Response of Highway Bridges due to Vehicle Braking/Accelerating . In: Eds. L. Sobczak & C. McNamara eds. Proceedings of Second Symposium on Bridge Engineering Research Activity in Ireland Belfast, Northern Ireland, , 05-NOV-04 - 05-NOV-04 , pp.141-152 [Details]
González, A., McNamara, C. & O'Brien, E.J. ; (2004) The Use of Multiple-Sensor Weigh-In-Motion Systems for Bridge Damage Detection and Accurate Bridge Loading Assessment . In: Eds. L. Sobczak & C. McNamara eds. Proceedings of Second Symposium on Bridge Engineering Research Activity in Ireland Belfast, Northern Ireland, , 05-NOV-04 - 05-NOV-04 , pp.121-132 [Details]
O'Brien, E.J., Li, Y.Y., González, A. & Brady, S. ; (2004) The Influence of Speed on the Dynamic Amplification of Two Loads Crossing a Simply Supported Bridge . In: Eds. L. Sobczak & C. McNamara eds. Proceedings of Second Symposium on Bridge Engineering Research Activity in Ireland Belfast, Northern Ireland, , 05-NOV-04 - 05-NOV-04 , pp.133-140 [Details]
Rattigan, P., González, A. and O'Brien E.J. ; (2004) Investigation of the Dynamic Amplification Caused by Traffic Loading on Medium Span Bridges Proceedings of the 4th IASTED International Conference on Modelling, Simulation, and Optimization, MSO 2004 Kauai, Hawaii, USA, , 17-AUG-04 - 19-AUG-04 , pp.348-353 Available Online Link to full text [Details]
Harris, N.K., Li. Y., O'Brien E.J. and González, A.; (2004) Interaction of Bridges and Heavy Vehicles utilising Semi-active Suspensions . In: M. Valasek, A. Preumont Eds eds. EUROMECH 455 on Semi-Active Vibration Suspensions Prague, Czech Republic, CD-ROM, , 05-JUL-04 - 07-JUL-04 [Details]
González, A., OConnor, A.J., OBrien, E.J.; (2003) 'An Assessment of the Influence of Dynamic Interaction Modelling on Predicted Characteristic Load Effects in Bridges' . In: Eds. B.I.G. Barr et al., Thomas Telford eds. Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Current and Future Trends in Bridge Design, Construction and Maintenance Shanghai, China, , 29-SEP-03 - 02-OCT-03 , pp.241-249 [Details]
OBrien, E.J., Znidaric, A. & González, A. ; (2003) Assessing the Safety and Serviceability of Existing Highway Structures Proceedings of the TRB (Transportation Research Board) 9th International Bridge Management Conference Orlando, Florida, USA, , 28-APR-03 - 30-APR-03 , pp.309-320 [Details]
González, A., Papagiannakis, T. & OBrien, E.J. ; (2003) Evaluation of an Artificial Neural Network Technique applied to Multiple-Sensor Weigh-In-Motion Systems Proceedings of the TRB (Transportation Research Board) 82nd Annual Meeting Washington D.C., USA, CD-ROM, paper TRB2003-001350, , 12-JAN-03 - 16-JAN-03 [Details]
González, A.; (2002) Dynamic Effects of a Five-Axle Truck on a Short-Span Bridge Proceedings of First Symposium on Bridge Engineering Research Activity in Ireland UCD, Dublin, Ireland, , 31-AUG-02 , pp.3-11 [Details]
Brady, S.P., González, A., Znidaric, A. & OBrien, E.J.; (2002) Dynamic Impact Factors on Medium Span Bridges due to Multiple Vehicle Presence Proceedings of First Symposium on Bridge Engineering Research Activity in Ireland Ireland, UCD, Dublin, , 31-AUG-02 - 03-SEP-02 , pp.11-21 [Details]
Brady, S.P., González, A., Znidaric, A. & OBrien, E.J. ; (2002) Impact Factor due to Multiple Vehicle Presence Proceedings of the Seventh International Symposium on Heavy Vehicle Weights and Dimensions (ISHVWD) Delft, The Netherlands, , 16-JUN-02 - 20-JUN-02 , pp.1-10 [Details]
González, A., Green, M.F., OBrien, E. & Xie, H.; (2002) Theoretical Testing of a Multiple-Sensor Bridge Weigh-In-Motion Algorithm Proceedings of the Seventh International Symposium on Heavy Vehicle Weights and Dimensions (ISHVWD) Delft, The Netherlands, , 16-JUN-02 - 20-JUN-02 , pp.109-130 [Details]
González, A. & OBrien, E.; (2002) Influence of Dynamics on Accuracy of a Bridge Weigh-In-Motion System Proceedings of Third International Conference on Weigh-In-Motion (ICWIM3) Orlando, Florida, USA, , 13-MAY-02 - 15-MAY-02 , pp.189-198 [Details]
OBrien, E., González, A., Znidaric, A. & McNulty P.; (2002) Testing of a Bridge Weigh-In-Motion System in Cold Environmental Conditions Proceedings of Third International Conference on Weigh-In-Motion (ICWIM3) Orlando, Florida, USA, , 13-MAY-02 - 15-MAY-02 , pp.69-78 [Details]
Dempsey, A., Znidaric, A., Brady, S., González, A., OBrien, E. & Lavric, I.; (1999) A Free Axle Detection Bridge Weigh In Motion System Fifth Series of Vehicle-Infrastructure Interaction Conferences Cracovia, Polland, , 01-SEP-99 - 03-SEP-99 [Details]
González, A., Brady, S.P. & OBrien, E.J.; (1999) A Dynamic Multi-Sensor Bridge Weigh-In-Motion Algorithm . In: Ed. B. Jacob, Hermes Science Publications eds. Proceedings of the Final Symposium of the project WAVE Paris, France, , 06-MAY-99 - 07-MAY-99 , pp.209-216 [Details]
González, A. & OBrien, E.; (1998) The Development of a Dynamic Bridge Weigh In Motion algorithm . In: eds. E.J. O'Brien & B. Jacob eds. Proceedings of Second European Conference on Weigh-In-Motion of Road Vehicles Lisbon, Portugal, , 01-SEP-98 - 03-SEP-98 , pp.445-453 [Details]
Kealy, N.J.. & González, A.; (1997) Multi Sensor Bridge Weigh In Motion algorithm WAVE midterm seminar Delft, Holland, , 01-SEP-97 - 02-SEP-97 [Details]

Published Reports

Gonzalez, A; Schmidt, F (2017) TRANSFORMERS Deliverable D5.2: Effects on bridges of the various vehicle configurations. 7th EU FP, Online. Available Online [Details]
Gonzalez, A; Znidarič, A; Casas, JR; Enright, B; OBrien, E; Lavrič, I; Kalin, J (2009) ARCHES Deliverable D10 - Recommendations on Dynamic Amplification Allowance. 6th EU FP, Online. Available Online Link to full text [Details]
Adey, B; Bailey, S; Das, P; Eggermont, P; Enevoldsen, I; Eichinger, E-M; Holicky, M; Pardi, L; Sundquist, H; Karoumi, R; OBrien, E; Gonzalez, A; O'Connor, A; Znidaric, A (2004) COST345 WG4/5: Numerical techniques for safety and serviceability assessment. European Co-operation in the Field of Scientific and Technical Research, Slovenia. Available Online [Details]
O'Brien, E; Znidaric, A; Baumgartner, W; Dempsey, T; González, A; Kalin, J; Lavric, I; Lutzenberger, S; McNulty, P (2002) Weighing-In-Motion of Axles and Vehicles for Europe (WAVE) WP1.2: Bridge WIM Systems. 4th EU FP, RTD project RO-96-SC, 403, Slovenia. Available Online [Details]
O'Brien, E; O'Connor, A; González, A (1998) Eurocode for traffic loads on bridges (EC1.3) - Calibration for Irish conditions, Research Report No. 98. Department of Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. [Details]
                         

Dissertations/Theses

Arturo Gonzalez; (2001) Development of Accurate Methods of Weighing Trucks in Motion. Trinity College Dublin, Ireland: Dissertations/Theses [Details]
Arturo Gonzalez; (1996) Bridge Weigh-In-Motion for Horizontal Loading. Trinity College Dublin, Ireland: Dissertations/Theses [Details]
                                                                                                         

Research

Research Interests

Research Areas of Interest:
Structural Dynamics; Traffic Loading; Bridge Loading; Bridge Assessment; Health Monitoring; Weigh-In-Motion; Signal Processing Techniques; Neural Networks; Cooperative Learning; Educational Technology.

Research Projects and Proposals:

At an international level, he has participated:
  • as researcher/scientist in European FP4 framework projects WAVE (Weighing of Axles and Vehicles in Europe, 1996-1999), COST345 (Assessment and Rehabilitation of Highway Structures, 2000-2002), COST323 (Weigh-In-Motion of Road Vehicles, 1998-2000) and FP7 ASSET (Advanced Safety & driver Support for Essential road Transport, Jul 2008- Dec 2011, grant no. 217642 with a 8.1 million euro budget -430k euro to UCD-, Project Coordinator: PTV, Germany), where he supervised 3 PhDs and 1 MEngSc. He also participated as researcher and PhD co-supervisor in the Spanish project "Detección de daños estructurales en infraestructuras y edificios mediante la combinación de técnicas geomáticas avanzadas de medición y métodos estocásticos de análisis (Jan 2012 - December 2014, grant no. BIA2011-26915 with a 127k euro budget, Project Coordinator: Universidad de Oviedo, Spain)' funded by the Spanish Programa Nacional de Proyectos de Investigación Fundamental, del VI Plan de Investigación Nacional Científica, Desarrollo e Innovación Tecnológica.
  • as UCD Principal Investigator (PI) in FP6 ARCHES (Assessment and Rehabilitation of Central European Highway Structures, Sep 2006- August 2009, grant no. 31272, with a  2.4 million euro budget -212k euro to UCD-, Project Coordinator: IBDIM, Poland), where he supervised 3 PhDs and FP7 TRANSFORMERS (Configurable and Adaptable Trucks and Trailers for Optimal Transport Efficiency, Sep 2013- Feb 2017, grant no. 605170 with a 7.9 million euro budget -28.9k euro to UCD-, Project Coordinator: Volvo, Sweden) under the FEHRL umbrella. 
  • as Project Coordinator (PC) in Horizon 2020 TRUSS (Training in Reducing Uncertainty in Structural Safety, Jan 2015- Dec 2018, grant no. 642453 with a 3.7 million euro budget -1.3 million euro to UCD-) Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (ITN), where he is co-supervising 3 PhDs. This ITN call was highly competitive (more than 1000 proposals) with a success rate below 10.5%. TRUSS brings together an international consortium from 5 European countries consisting of four leading European Universities with a world perspective on education (TCD, UCD, UNOTT and UPC), five industry beneficiaries (Arup, EnSA, FSDL, Lloyd's Register EMEA, Phimeca) with complementary specialist expertise and six additional industry partners (Burgmann Packings, COMSA, Crack Ingenieria Catalana, Greenwood Engineering, Microlise, URS) and one research institute (TRL) provide specialised support in specific research projects. He is also Irish Project Coordinator in MARS-Fly (Mobile Automated Rovers Fly-By for Bridge Network Resiliency, 2017-2020), a 1.7 million euro budget -437.5k euro to UCD- US-Ireland R&D partnership under the CNS-CPS SFI-NSF research programme, where he is supervising 1 PhD and 1 Postdoctoral researcher. Other partners in MARS-Fly include University of Alabama (USA) and Queen's University Belfast (UK).
  • He has also participated in the proposals: FP6 ARCHES (as UCD PI), INCA and TOFFEE (2006); FP7 FORT, and ASSET (2007), CHAIN (2008), ITD Marie Curie TEEE (2011 and 2012), ITN Marie Curie TRUSS (2012, as main project coordinator) and TRANSFORMERS (2012, as UCD PI); Erasmus Mundus THEMES (2012, as main project coordinator); Horizon 2020 TRUSS ITN (2014, as main project coordinator), ESR-NET ITN (2016) and AMORE (2016); NSF-SFI USA-Ireland partnership FlyMon (2014 and 2016, as main Irish PI).
At a national level, he was awarded a special distinction for his MSc thesis, and Trinity College and Forbairt Scholarships for the development of accurate Bridge Weigh-In-Motion systems for his PhD (1996-2000). During this period, he participated in the calibration of the Eurocode traffic loads for Irish conditions where significant reductions were achieved in a job commisioned by the NRA. Following completion of his doctorate, he won the prestigious Pierse Newman Fellowship to carry out post-doctoral research in UCD (2001-2003). As college lecturer, he obtained a scholarship (38.8k euro) from MCOS; RPS Consulting Engineers Ltd. that allowed him to fund the research of a Master student on "Dynamic Response of Highway Bridges Due to Vehicle Braking/Acceleration" (Oct 2003 - Sep 2004). He has participated in a successful HEA Transport proposal (2003). He also received funding (72k euro) from the Irish Research Council for Science Engineering and Technology (IRCSET) to fund the research of a PhD student on "Empirical Mode Decomposition of the Structural Response to a Moving Load for Damage Identification in Bridges" (Aug 2010- Aug 2013). He has received two supporting grants from Enterprise Ireland for coordination and preparation of ITN Marie Curie proposals (12.2k euro in 2012 and 12.5k in 2014).

At an institutional level
, he has obtained a career development award (13k euro) from UCD Urban Institute for research on "Cost Effective Transport Infrastructure" (Sep 2006 - Sep 2007) and he has been awarded a number of grants for dissemination and outputs under the UCD seed funding scheme (2008,2009,2012,2013) and under the Output-Based Research Support Scheme (2016,2017) with amounts that vary between 1.5k and 4k euro in each award.

 
Publications: 

His number of citations is 1480, H-index is 22 and i10-index is 39 (November 2017). Updated citation Indexes of his main publications can be found in http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=iaoy_BAAAAAJ. Top quartile journal papers include 1 in International Journal of Numerical Methods in Eng. (IF=2.01, 92/2267 in 2015 SJR Engineering), 3 in Mechanical Systems & Signal Processing (MSSP) (Impact factor=2.067, ranked 4 of 360 in 2017 SJR Civil Eng.), 7 in Eng. Structures (IF =1.570, 12/360 in 2017 SJR), 2 in Computers & Structures (IF=1.606, 10/360 in 2017 SJR), 4 in Sound & Vibration (IF=1.49, 39/482 in 2015 Mechanical Eng.), 1 in European Journal of Mechanics, A/Solids (IF=1.46, 38/490 in 2016 SJR Mechanical Eng.), 2 in Structural Health Monitoring (IF=1.29, 57/482 in 2015 Mechanical Eng.), 1 in Vehicle System Dynamics (IF=1.14, 71/482 in 2015 Mechanical Eng.), 1 in ASCE Bridge Eng. (IF=1.04, 40/212 in 2015 Civil Eng.), 1 in Experimental Mechanics (IF=0.91, 95/482 in 2015 Mechanical Eng.) and 1 in International Journal of Engineering Education (IF=0.80, 505/2267 in 2015 SJR Engineering), and Q2 papers include 1 in Structures & Infrastructure Eng. (IF=0.70, 61/212 in 2015 Civil Eng.), 2 in Baltic Journal of Road & Bridge Eng. (IF=0.42,105/212 in 2015 Civil Eng.), 1 in Shock & Vibration (IF=0.41, 107/212 in 2015 Civil Eng.) and 1 in Canadian Journal of Civil Eng. (IF=0.39, 111/212 in 2015 Civil Eng.) among others. Some representative publications are:
  
  • The publication 'A wavelet-based damage detection algorithm based on bridge acceleration response to a vehicle' by Hester, D. and Gonzalez, A. (2012), Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing 28, pp. 145-166, has been selected together with other 24 highly cited publications from across the 6 Schools within the College of Engineering and Architecture for the 'Publications Wall of Frames' in 2015 as a way of acknowledging their high number of citations (2nd highest in the School of Civil Engineering in the last 3 years) and the impact of research and innovation within the College. In 2017, the paper 'The use of a dynamic truck-trailer drive-by system to monitor bridge damping' by Keenahan, J., OBrien, E.J., McGetrick, P.J., and Gonzalez, A. (2014), Structural Health Monitoring 13(2), pp. 143-157, was also selected for the 'Publications Wall of Frames'.
  • The publication 'The use of vehicle acceleration measurements to estimate road roughness' by Gonzalez, A., OBrien, E.J., Li, Y. and Cashell, K. (2008), Vehicle System Dynamics 46(6), pp. 483-499, has been alternating first positions within the top 10 downloads from the School of Civil Engineering repository consistently from its publication in 2008. More recently, the publication in International Journal of Engineering Education 30(5) titled 'Multi-faceted Impact of a Team Game Tournament on the Ability of the Learners to Engage and Develop their Own Critical Skill Set' by Gonzalez, A., Jennings, D. and Manriquez, L. (2014) has also entered the list of top 10 downloads within the School.
  • The book chapter 'Vehicle-bridge dynamic interaction using finite element modelling' by Gonzalez, A. (2010), chapter 26 in book titled 'Finite Element Analysis', InTech, pp. 637-662, has had more than 13000 downloads (May 2017) in the publisher's website.

 
Research Profiles: 

Research Projects

Sponsor : Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
Title : MARS-Fly
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-17 / 01-OCT-20
Sponsor : FEHRL
Title : TRANSFORMERS
Start Date / End Date : 01-SEP-13 / 01-SEP-17
Sponsor : HORIZON 2020
Title : Training in Reducing Uncertainty in Structural Safety (TRUSS)
Start Date / End Date : 01-JAN-15 / 31-DEC-18
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : OBRSS Research Support Scheme
Start Date / End Date : 01-NOV-16 / 31-OCT-19
Sponsor : Enterprise Ireland (EI)
Title : H2020 coordinator support
Start Date / End Date : 29-JAN-14 / 30-JAN-15
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Presentations at IABMAS2012, the Sixth International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management.
Start Date / End Date : 01-MAY-12 / 31-OCT-13
Sponsor : Enterprise Ireland (EI)
Title : TRUSS Enterprise Ireland Coordinator Support Grant
Start Date / End Date : 11-OCT-12 / 22-NOV-12
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Damage Detection Methods using the Vehicle-Bridge Interaction Response
Start Date / End Date : 01-MAY-13 / 31-OCT-14
Sponsor : Irish Research Council for Science Engineering and Technology (IRCSET)
Title : Empirical Mode Decomposition of the Structural Response to a Moving Load for Damage Identification in Bridges
Start Date / End Date : 16-AUG-10 / 15-AUG-13
Sponsor : UCD Urban Institute of Ireland
Title : Cost effective transport infrastructure
Start Date / End Date : 20-SEP-06 / 20-SEP-07
Sponsor : European Commission FP6
Title : Assessment and rehabilitation of central european highway structures
Start Date / End Date : 01-SEP-06 / 01-SEP-09
Sponsor : RPS Consulting Engineers Ltd.
MCOS
Title : Dynamic Response of Highway Bridges Due to Vehicle Braking/Acceleration
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-03 / 30-SEP-04

Recent Postgraduates

Current postgraduate researchers:

Complete PhD theses:

  • Miguel Casero (2017) "Structural Parameter Identification Using Surveying Techniques" (co-supervised with Dr. Enrique Covian from University of Oviedo -Spain-);
  • Omar Mohammed (2016) "An investigation into the dynamic amplification of bridges traversed by moving loads"; 
  • Hussein Aied (2014) "Non-linear Dynamic Analysis of Structures Traversed by Moving Loads";
  • David Hester (2012) "Detecting Damage in a Bridge by Analysing its Response to a Moving Load";
  • Patrick McGetrick (2012) "The Use of an Instrumented Vehicle to Monitor Transport Infrastructure";
  • Jason Dowling (2011) "Measurement of Site Specific Dynamic Loads on Bridges";
  • Daniel Cantero (2010) "Assessment of Highway Bridge Dynamics due to Traffic Loading";
  • Paraic Rattigan (2007) "The Assessment of Bridge Traffic Loading allowing for Vehicle-Bridge Interaction";
  • Niall Harris (2007) "Characterisation of Factors Affecting Dynamic Heavy Vehicle Infrastructure Interaction"; 
  • YingYan Li (2006) "Factors Affecting the Dynamic Interaction of Bridges and Vehicle Loads";
  • Cillian Rowley (2006) "Moving Force Identification in Bridges".

Complete MEngSc theses:

  • Jill Meredith (2012) "Empirical Mode Decomposition of the Structural Response to a Moving Load for Damage Identification in Bridges"
  • Brian Walsh (2010) "The Application of the Cross-entropy Method to the Estimation of Stiffness in Structures";
  • Fionnuala Mc Inerney (2007) "Vehicle Dynamic Loading Patterns in Multiple-Sensor Weigh-In-Motion Analysis";
  • John Lawrence (2005) "Bridge Response due to Horizontal Traffic Loads";
  • Colm McNamara (2005) "Neural and Functional Networks Applied to Multiple-Sensor Weigh-In-Motion Systems";
  • Katherine Cashell (2005) "The Use of Axle Acceleration Measurements in a Vehicle Fleet to Estimate Road Roughness";
  • Diarmuid Dunne (2005) "Bridge Weigh-In-Motion Systems without Axle Detectors on the Road Surface".

Current Postgraduate Students

Sofia Antonopoulou, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   DSP Chair
Giulia Milana, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor
Guang Zou, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor
Alberto Gonzalez Merino, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor

Teaching

         

Innovation & Leadership

Coordinator of Committee for revision of the entire 'structures' syllabus within the Civil Engineering and Structural Engineering with Architecture degrees (2010/11). Guest lecturer in Universidad of Ciudad Real (40-hr,Spain,Mar 2011), Trinity College Dublin (7-hr,Feb-Mar2014,Feb2017) and University of Oviedo (10-hr,Spain,Nov-Dec 2014). Member of Scientific Committee in Conference on Education in Structural Engineering (http://e-ache.com/modules/smartsection/item.php?itemid=163) (2013). Development of innovative teaching methods that have enhanced performance through competitive games (http://www.ucd.ie/teaching/showcase/items/title,218845,en.html, https://prezi.com/jcxhog7rxybs/present/?follow=kjzmph9nd8r3&auth_key=eyfkgbh#69, and http://www.ucd.ie/teaching/showcase/items/title,321914,en.html) Webmaster for Teaching and Learning Section of the School (2003-date).

Collaborators

Internal Collaborators

School of Civil Engineering: Eugene OBrien, Jennifer Keenahan, Abdollah Malekjafarian, Aoife Ahern, Ciaran McNally
School of Teaching and Learning: David Jennings
 

External Collaborators

Canada: Queen's University: Mark F. Green
Denmark: University of Aalborg: Michael H. Faber
France: IFSTTAR: Bernard Jacob, Franziska Schmidt 
France: Phimeca Engineering: Thierry Yalamas
Ireland: Ove Arup and partners: Salam Al-Sabah 
Ireland: Trinity College Dublin: Alan O'Connor, Maria Nogal 
Japan: University of Kyoto: Chul-Woo Kim
Norway: Norwegian University of Science and Technology: Daniel Cantero
Poland: IBDIM: Tomasz Wierzbicki, Andrzej Urbanik
Slovenia: ZAG: Ales Znidaric
Spain: Equipos Nucleares: Luis Costas, Emma Merino
Spain: Universitat Politecnica Catalunya: Joan Ramon Casas, Jose Turmo 
Spain: University of Oviedo: Enrique Covian Regales, Antonio Bernardo Sánchez
Sweden: KTH Stockholm: Raid Karoumi 
Switzerland: ETH Zurich: Bryan Adey
United Kingdom: Lloyd's Register: Kian Banisoleiman, Peter Carden, Wendy Mann
United Kingdom: Queen's University Belfast: Patrick McGetrick, David Hester, Susan Taylor, Des Robinson
United Kingdom: University of Exeter: James Brownjohn
United Kingdom: University of Nottingham: Gordon Airey, Rasa Remenyte-Prescott, John Andrews, Tony Parry, Luis Neves
United States: University of Alabama: Nasim Uddin
United States: University of Texas: Tom Papagiannakis