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Dr. Dermot O'Dwyer

Associate Professor (Civil Struct & Env. Eng.)
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Dermot O'Dwyer graduated with a 1st Class Honours degree in Civil Engineering from UCG in 1989. In 1991 he completed a research masters on the limit-state analysis of masony vaults. From 1991-1993 he worked as a structural engineer design structures varyling from water towers and treatment tanks to multi-storey apartments and industrial buildings in a variety of materials. He became a chartered engineer in 1993. In 1993 he joined Irish Rail. Within Irish Rail he worked in the technical office working on a range of topics from the development of new switch geometries to budget planning. While in Irish Rail he was secunded to the Light Rail office. In 1995 he joined the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering in Trinity College Dublin. He was awarded a PhD in 2001 for the thesis "The Application of Genetic Algorithms to Civil Engineering Optimisation Problems".
 Railway Bridge Dynamics
 Railway Bridge Dunamics

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Member of the Railway Safety Advisory Council 2010
Irish Representative of the Institution of Civil Engineers' Panel for Historic Engineering Works (PHEW) 2008
Irish Representative on the Institution of Civil Engineers' Panel for Historic Engineering Works (PHEW) 2008
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Chartered Engineer, MIEI 1993
MICE 2008
Dermot O'Dwyer, The Drainage of the Fucine Lake in Antiquity and in the Nineteenth Century, Studies in the History of Services and Construction: The Proceedings of the Fifth Conference of the Construction History Society, Queens' College Cambridge, 6-8 April 2018, edited by James W.P. Campbell et al. , The Construction History Society, 2018, pp157 - 170, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Triona Byrne and Dermot O'Dwyer, Repair of masonry arch bridges with respect to longitudinal cracking and load assessment, Proceedings of the First International Conference on Construction Materials and Structures, First International Conference on Construction Materials and Structures, Johannesburg, South Africa, 24-26 November 2014, edited by Stephen O Ekolu, Morgan Dundu and Xiaojian Gao , IOS Press, 2014, pp1181 - 1189, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Dermot O'Dwyer and Ronald Cox, Old Ennisnag Bridge, Proceedings of the First Construction History Society Conference, First Conference of the Construction History Society, Queens' College, Cambridge, 11-12 April 2014, edited by James w p Campbell et al. , Shport Run Press, Exeter, 2014, pp301 - 311, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Dermot O'Dwyer, Jay Cummins and Ronald Cox, John Rennie's Dublin cast-iron trusses, Proceedings of the First Construction History Society Conference, First Conference of the Construction History Society, Queens' College, Cambridge, 11-12 April 2014, edited by James W P Campbell et al. , Short Run Press, Exeter, 2014, pp313 - 322, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Water and Drainage in, editor(s)Ronald Cox & Philip Donald , Ireland's Civil Engineering Heritage, Cork, Ireland, The Collins Press, 2013, pp67 - 86, [Dermot O'Dwyer], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Dermot W. O'Dwyer, Disaster and success: design lessons from history, Proceedings of the ICE - Engineering History and Heritage, 166, (3), 2013, p177 - 186, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Dermot O'Dwyer, Book Review, Review of Structural Design in Building Conservation, by Dimitris Theodossopoulos , Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Engineering History and Heritage, 166, (February 2013 EH1), 2013, p1 , Review, PUBLISHED
Dermot O'Dwyer and Ronald Cox, George Semple and the Reconstruction of Essex Bridge in Dublin 1753-1755, 4th International Congress on Construction History, Paris, 03/07/2012 - 07/07/2, edited by Robert Carvais? , 2012, pp10 , Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
V Janssens, D.W. O'Dwyer, M.K. Chryssanthopoulos, Assessing the Consequences of Building Failures, Structural Engineering International, 22, (1), 2012, p99 - 104, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Dermot O'Dwyer, Old Ennisnag Bridge, Stonyford, Co. Kilkenny, History Ireland, 20, (2), 2012, p29 - 29, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
  

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Ronald Cox & Dermot O'Dwyer, Called to Serve, Dublin, Engineers Ireland, 2014, 1 - 145pp, Notes: [Presidents of the Institution of Civil Engineers of Ireland 1835-1968], Book, PUBLISHED
Dermot O'Dwyer, Engineering: The Pre-Industrial Age (book review), Review of Engineering: The Pre-Industrial Age, by Dick Parry , The Structural Engineer, 92, (4), 2014, p1 , Review, PUBLISHED
Dermot O'Dwyer, Book review: Traces of Peter Rice, Review of Traces of Peter Rice, by Kevin Barry , Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineering - Engineering History and Heritage, 167, (EH1), 2014, p1 , Review, PUBLISHED
Dermot O'Dwyer, Book review: William Dargan: An Honourable Life 1799-1867, Review of William Dargan: An Honourable Life 1799-1867, by Fergus Mulligan , Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Engineering History and Heritage, 167, (EH1), 2014, p1 , Review, PUBLISHED
Dermot O'Dwyer, Review of Traces of Peter Rice, by Kevin Barry , Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineering - Engineering History and Heritage, 167, (EH1), 2014, p1 , Review, PUBLISHED
D.W. O'Dwyer, Comments by D.W. O'Dwyer and K. Dubsky Trinity College Dublin, GestiĆ³n ambiental de la Universidad, Valencia, 2002, edited by Eduardo Peris Mora , 2002, pp79 - 83, Meeting Abstract, PUBLISHED
D.W. O'Dwyer, Design of Friction Buffer Layouts, Universities' Transport Studies Group, Dublin, 1997, 1997, pp9 , Conference Paper, PUBLISHED

  

Railway Engineering - all aspects of permanent way and civil engineering infrastructure with a particular emphasis on bridge and track dynamics. Structural optimisation - application of optimisation methods ranging from linear and quadratic Programming methods to genetic algorithms Structural Masonry - the analysis and assessment of historic masonry structures including masonry vaults, arches, bridges and cantilevered stone stairs Engineering History and Heritage