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Research interests

Soil-structure interaction Elastic / acoustic wave modelling Traffic induced vibration propagation Finite and infinite elements Meshless methods Parallel computing.


PhD at Ecole Centrale de Nantes, France Research Associate at the University of Durham, England Senior Lecturer at the Heriot-Watt University, Scotland Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK.

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Finite element method Engineering & Materials Science
Soils Engineering & Materials Science
Elastic waves Engineering & Materials Science
Helmholtz equation Engineering & Materials Science
Polyurethanes Engineering & Materials Science
Masonry bridges Engineering & Materials Science
railway Earth & Environmental Sciences
Stiffness Engineering & Materials Science

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Research Output 1994 2019

Non-linear soil behaviour on high speed rail lines

Dong, K., Connolly, D. P., Laghrouche, O., Woodward, P. K. & Alves Costa, P., 9 May 2019, In : Computers and Geotechnics. 112, p. 302-318 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Materials properties
Railroad tracks

Settlement behaviour of hybrid asphalt-ballast railway tracks

Yu, Z., Connolly, D. P., Woodward, P. K. & Laghrouche, O., 30 May 2019, In : Construction and Building Materials. 208, p. 808-817 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cyclic loads

True triaxial testing of geogrid for high speed railways

Yu, Z., Woodward, P. K., Laghrouche, O. & Connolly, D. P., 30 May 2019, In : Transportation Geotechnics. 100247.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Finite element method
Helmholtz equation

Full scale laboratory testing of ballast and concrete slab tracks under phased cyclic loading

Marolt Čebašek, T., Esen, A., Woodward, P. K., Laghrouche, O. & Connolly, D. P., 1 Dec 2018, In : Transportation Geotechnics. 17, Part A, p. 33-40

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Concrete slabs
Frost protection
Precast concrete