Robert Corbally

Research Engineer

Robert is a graduate of the Structural Engineering with Architecture programme in University College Dublin, graduating with first class honours. Since joining ROD-IS in 2012, Robert has been involved in numerous commercial projects for clients such Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) and research projects funded by the EU.  As part of his work for the TII (formerly the National Roads Authority) Robert has conducted a detailed study of current practices for the administration of abnormal vehicle permits within Ireland and developed a software tool which can be used to assess whether or not a permit should be issued for a particular abnormal vehicle that wishes travel on the Irish Motorways by considering the effects on bridges. On the EU funded BridgeMon project, Robert has been involved as the lead ROD-IS researcher in the development of a number of the latest Bridge-WIM technologies for road bridges and has also been involved in the development of a system which uses rail bridges to weigh trains in motion. This work involves the development of finite element models for bridges in Matlab and carrying out detailed vehicle-bridge interaction analysis.