Centre for Infrastructure Systems Engineering
Our infrastructure systems engineering covers activities across a wide range of spatial and temporal scales aimed at sustainable infrastructure delivery and management.
Our research encompasses the behaviour of complex structural systems under cyclic, dynamic and extreme loads, the life-cycle characterisation and modelling of damage processes, and the performance management of individual assets and large infrastructure networks. We investigate the enormous potential of digital technologies, including sensing and machine learning algorithms, telecommunication engineering and data science on smart infrastructure and its social, environmental and economic impact on society. Advanced physical testing plays a key part in our research, with tests possible on a wide spectrum of specimens, from single fibres to full-scale bridge sub-assemblies in loading frames ranging from 1N to 1MN.
Our staff and research students bring together core competencies in materials, mechanics and structural engineering, with expertise in statistical methods, informatics and decision theory. We have established collaborations with a variety of industry partners, enabling us to analyse real data from critical infrastructure assets and to influence the development of industry guidelines on design, inspection and maintenance.
- Asset integrity management of transport and water infrastructure networks
- Infrastructure monitoring and data analytics
- Innovative construction materials
- Hybrid and composite construction systems
- Modelling and testing of structures under static/dynamic/fatigue loading
- Risk and resilience of infrastructure assets and networks
- Robustness and progressive collapse of structural systems
- Spatial structures: form development and optimisation
- Urban systems growth modelling and nature-based solutions.
Start date: January 2022
End date: July 2022
Start date: March 2020
End date: March 2024
DeSCIPHER: Designing sponge cities for multiple benefits: Integrating nature based solutions to create sustainable places
Start date: May 2019
End date: May 2022
Dr Dan Bompa
Senior Lecturer in Civil and Structural Engineering / CEE Structures & Materials Lab Lead / Sustainability Fellow at the Institute for Sustainability
Dr Michael Mulheron
Reader in Construction Materials, Director of Learning and Teaching for Civil and Environmental Engineering
Postgraduate research students
Project: Optimising structural elements containing hybrid fibre-reinforced concrete