• Shore Road, Jordanstown Campus

    BT37 0QB Newtownabbey

    United Kingdom

  • 5 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
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Personal profile


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
overtopping Earth & Environmental Sciences
Arches Engineering & Materials Science
Scour Engineering & Materials Science
Mineralogy Engineering & Materials Science
Clay Engineering & Materials Science
Anchors Engineering & Materials Science

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Research Output 2013 2018

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

Scour and the Stability of Short-Span, Masonry Arch Bridge: findings from a diagnostic, flume study

Solan, B., Ettema, R., Watters, C., Hamill, G. & Ryan, D., 29 Aug 2018, CERAI 2018. p. 56-61 6 p.

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

Masonry bridges
Arch bridges

The Pedagogy of Building Information Modelling

Eadie, R., Solan, B., Magee, B. & Rice, M., 29 Aug 2016, Unknown Host Publication. Goggins, J. (ed.). p. 427-432 5 p.

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

Open Access
3 Citations (Scopus)

Influence of testing on permeability of compacted fine soils

Vinayagamoorthy, S., Anderson, C., Solan, B., Rankin, B. & Mackinnon, P., Oct 2015, 168, GE5, p. 422-438

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Construction industry
Land fill
Water content

Stability of short-span bridges subject to overtopping during floods: Case Studies from UK/Ireland an the USA

Ryan, D., Ettema, R., Solan, B., Hamill, G. & McRobert, J., 3 Jul 2015, Unknown Host Publication. 11 p.

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

2 Citations (Scopus)

Wetting of compacted clays under laterally restrained conditions:initial state, overburden pressure and mineralogy

Sivakumar, V., Zaini, J., Gallipoli, D. & Solan, B., 7 Jan 2015, In : Géotechnique. 65, 2, p. 111-125

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access