Researchers working in the Structures and Geotechnical Engineering group at the School of Computing, Science and Engineering have a good reputation in structural engineering research, stemming from extensive UK and EU funding for areas such as masonry arch bridges, the output from which has driven modern bridge
assessment methodologies throughout the world. The research group recently won about £1200k (full economic costings) from EPSRC for a 40-months project on masonry arch bridges. The project partners are The University of Sheffield, Network Rail and Balfour Beatty.
This group supports the successful MSc Structural Engineering postgraduate course.
height="144" />Geotechnical engineering research focuses particularly on soil-structure interaction problems, analysed using physical and numerical modelling. With first-class laboratory and numerical modelling capabilities, the group undertakes research in the following areas:
The key members of the Structural and Geotechnical Engineering Group are listed below: