Publications
Advanced Bridge Live Loading
  • O'Brien, E.J. and Enright, B (2013) 'Using Weigh-In-Motion Data to Determine Aggressiveness of Traffic for Bridge Loading', Journal of Bridge Engineering, 18 (3), pp. 232-239, DOI: /10.1061/(ASCE)BE.1943-5592.0000368

     

  • Hajializadeh, D., OBrien, E.J., Enright, B., Shiels, E.(2012) ‘Nonlinear Response of Structures To Characteristic Loading Scenarios’, EMI/PMC Joint Conference of the Engineering Mechanics Institute and the 11th ASCE Joint Specialty Conference on Probabilistic Mechanics and Structural Reliability, Notre Dame, USA.

     

  • Hajializadeh, D., OBrien, E.J., Enright B., Caprani, C.C., Sheils, E., Wilson, S.H. (2012) ‘Probabilistic Study of Lifetime Load Effect Distribution of Bridges’, 6th International ASRANet Conference for Integrating Structural Analysis, Risk and Reliability, Croydon, London, United Kingdom.

     

  • OBrien, E.J., Hajializadeh, D., Sheils, E., Enright, B. (2012) ‘Estimation of Lifetime Maximum Distributions of Bridge Traffic Load Effects’, 6th International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, Stresa, Italy, Editors. F. Biondini & D.M. Frangopol, Taylor & Francis, pp. 1482-1488.

     

  • E., Bernard & O’Brien, E.J. (2012) ‘Monte Carlo simulation of extreme traffic loading on short and medium span bridges’, Structure and Infrastructure Engineering: Maintenance, Management, Life-Cycle Design and Performance, 9 (12), pp. 1-16, DOI: 10.1080/15732479.2012.688753.

     

  • Enright, B., Caprani, C.C., OBrien, E.J. (2011) ‘Modelling of Highway Bridge Traffic Loading: Some Recent Advances’, Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering, Editors M.H. Faber, J. Kohler & K. Nishijima, Taylor & Francis, London.

     

  • Leahy, C., OBrien, E.J., Enright, B. (2011) ‘Modeling Extreme Traffic Loading on Bridges Using Kernel Density Estimators’, Innovations on Bridges and Soil-Bridge Interaction, Editors. G.T. Michaltsos & G. Gazetas, Eugenides Foundation, Athens, pp. 439-446.

     

  • O'Brien, E.J, and Enright B. (2011) 'Modeling same-direction two-lane traffic for bridge loading', Structural Safety, 33 (4-5), pp. 296-304, DOI: /10.1016/j.strusafe.2011.04.004

     

  • Caprani, C.C. and O' Brien, E.J., (2010), ‘The Use of Predictive Likelihood to Estimate the Distribution of Extreme Bridge Traffic Load Effect’, Structural Safety, 32 (2), pp. 138-144, DOI: 10.1016/j.strusafe.2009.09.001

     

  • Caprani, C.C., OBrien, E.J. (2010) ‘Recent Advances in the Governing Form of Traffic for Bridge Loading’, WIM (Weigh In Motion), Load Capacity and Bridge Performance. International workshop "Civil Structural Health Monitoring 2", WIM (Weigh In Motion), Load capacity and bridge performance In the Context of Risk Assessment, Maintenance and Life Cost Based Design, Editors P. Clemente & A. DeStefano, ENEA, Rome, pp. 71-78.

     

  • Enright, B., & OBrien, E.J. (2010) ‘Management Strategies for Special Permit Vehicles for Bridge Loading’, Transport Research Arena Europe 2010, Brussels, Belgium, Paper 0166.

     

  • Enright, B., OBrien, E.J. (2010) ‘Site specific modelling of traffic loading on highway bridges’, Bridge & Infrastructure Research in Ireland 2010 [proceedings]. Bridge & Infrastructure Research in Ireland 2010 (BRI 10), Editors N.A. Ní Nualláin, D. Walsh, R. West, E. Cannon, C. Caprani, B. McCabe, Cork Institute of Technology, pp. 207-214.

     

  • OBrien, E.J., Enright, B., Dempsey, A.T. (2010) ‘The influence of correlation on the extreme traffic loading of bridges’, Bridge Maintenance, Safety, Management and Life-Cycle Optimization, Editors D.M. Frangopol, R.Sause & C.S. Kusko, Philadelphia, Taylor & Francis, pp. 946-952.

     

  • O' Brien, E.J., Enright, B. and Getachew, A., (2010), ‘Importance of the Tail in Truck Weight Modeling for Bridge Assessment’, Journal of Bridge Engineering, ASCE, 15 (2), pp. 210-213, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)BE.1943-5592.0000043

     

  • Caprani, C. C., O' Brien, E. J. and McLachlan, G., (2008), 'Characteristic traffic load effects from a mixture of loading events on short to medium span bridges', Structural Safety, 30 (5), pp. 394–404, DOI: 10.1016/j.strusafe.2006.11.006

     

  • O'Connor A. and Eichinger E., (2007), ‘Site-Specific Traffic Load Modelling for Bridge Assessment’, ICE Journal of Bridge Engineering, 160(4), pp. 185 – 194, DOI: 10.1680/bren.2007.160.4.185

     

  • Caprani, C.C., OBrien, E.J. (2006), ‘Finding the Distribution of Bridge Lifetime Load Effect by Predictive Likelihood’, 3rd. International ASRANet Colloquim, University of Glasgow, UK, Editors. P.K. Das & M.K. Chryssanthopoulos.

     

  • Caprani, C.C. & OBrien, E.J. (2006) ‘Statistical Computation for Extreme Bridge Traffic Load Effects’, Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Computational Structures Technology, Editors B.H.V. Topping, G. Montero and R. Montenegro, Civil-Comp Press, Stirling, Scotland, Paper No. 139

     

  • O' Brien, E.J., Caprani, C.C. and O'Connell, G.J., (2006), 'Bridge Assessment Loading: A comparison of West and Central/East Europe', Bridge Structures, 2 (1), pp. 25-33, DOI: 10.1080/15732480600578451

     

  • O’Connor A.J. and O' Brien, E.J., (2005), 'Mathematical Traffic load modelling and factors influencing the accuracy of predicted extremes', Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 32 (1), pp. 270-278, DOI: 10.1139/l04-092

     

  • O' Brien, E.J. and Caprani, C.C., (2005), 'Headway Modelling for Traffic Load Assessment of Short to Medium Span Bridges', The Structural Engineer, 83 (16), pp. 33-36.

     

  • Caprani, C.C., Grave, S.A., OBrien, E.J. and O'Connor, A.J.(2002), ‘Critical Loading Events for the Assessment of Medium-Span Bridges’, Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Computational Structures Technology, Editors. B.H.V. Topping & Z. Bittnar, Civil-Comp Press, Stirling, Scotland, Paper No. 147,

     

  • Grave, S., OBrien, E.J. and O'Connor, A.J. (2000) 'The Determination of Site-Specific Imposed Traffic Loadings on Existing Bridges', Bridge Management 4: Inspection, maintenance, assessment and repair, Editors. M.J. Ryall, G.A.R. Parke & J.E. Harding, London, Thomas Telford, pp. 442-449, DOI: /10.1680/bm4.28548

     

  • OBrien, E.J., Sloan, T.D., Butler, K.M. and Kirkpatrick, J. (1995) 'Traffic Load Fingerprinting of Bridges for Assessment Purposes', The Structural Engineer, 73 (19), pp. 320-324.

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