• Shore Road, Jordanstown Campus

    BT37 0QB Newtownabbey

    United Kingdom

  • 5 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
20132020
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Biography

Brian Solan is a lecturer in Foundation Engineering at The School of The Built Environment (Ulster University). He was born in Co Louth and commenced his studies in Civil Engineering at the Regional Technical Collage Dundalk (now Institute of Technology) in 1986, thereafter he attended Queen's University of Belfast where he graduated in June 1991 with a BEng Honours (1st Class) and then a PhD is structural engineering in 1996.In August of the previous year (1995), he commenced working in the Ballymena Division of the Department of Regional Development Roads Service (RS) as a Highways Engineer for 16.5 years.   While with RS, he specialised in the areas of foundation engineering, geotechnical assessment, pavement design, and bridge substructure design.  He is currently a member of the Institution of Engineers of Ireland and a graduate member of the Institution of Structural Engineers.His research interests include, working platform design, Traffic Loading of infrastructure structures, the new Eurocode 7 and the impact of extreme weather flooding on the stability of historic arch structures.  He is currently the holder of a Royal Society Travel Scholarship to the University of Colorado for collaborative work with Professor Robert Ettema.

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Masonry bridges Engineering & Materials Science
Arch bridges Engineering & Materials Science
Scour Engineering & Materials Science
Soils Engineering & Materials Science
tensiometer Earth & Environmental Sciences
Clay Engineering & Materials Science
scour Earth & Environmental Sciences
Arches Engineering & Materials Science

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Research Output 2013 2020

  • 5 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
  • 7 Article
  • 5 Conference contribution
  • 1 Paper

Assessment of Skempton's pore water pressure parameters B and A using a high-capacity tensiometer

Sanlon, P., Vinayagamoorthy, S., Solan, B., Tripathy, S., Mackinnon, P., Donohue, S. & Ramaiah, B. J., 14 Oct 2019, In : Géotechnique.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
tensiometer
porewater
saturation
Clay
Soils

Irish Water and Scottish Water: A Comparison

McDermott, R., Solan, B., McCord, S. & Littlewood, K., 30 Aug 2019, In : The Journal of Water Resource and Protection . p. 1064 1089 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Water
Water conservation
Water supply
Costs
Industry

Measurements of permeability of saturated and unsaturated soils

Pandy, P., Lynch, K., Sivakumar, V., Solan, B., Tripathy, S. & Nanda, S., 24 Sep 2019, In : Géotechnique.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
suction
permeability
Soils
tensiometer
soil

Scour concerns for short span masonry arch bridges

Solan, B., Ettema, R., Ryan, D. & Hamill, G., 19 Nov 2019, In : Journal of Hydraulic Engineering . 146, 2, p. 1-7 7 p., 06019019.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Masonry bridges
Arch bridges
Scour
masonry
scour

SCOUR-INDUCED FAILURE OF MASONRY ARCH BRIDGES: CAUSES AND COUNTERMEASURES

Solan, B., NOWROOZPOUR, ALIREZA., Clopper, P., Watters, C. & Ettema, R., 6 Sep 2019, E-proceedings of the 38th IAHR World Congress.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
File
Masonry bridges
Arch bridges
Scour
Piers
Arches