- Masters Researcher
Darragh O Brien is a postgraduate researcher in the iCRAG Geohazard and Geotechnical Engineering spoke. Darragh graduated in Civil and structural Engineering in 2019 from University College Cork, before joining iCRAG under the supervision of Dr Zili Li.
Across the globe use of tunnels is evident from the metro to the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva where this research will take place. My research is focused on using innovative ways to analyse the structural heath of the tunnel based around the tunnel aging process of deep lying tunnels. This information can then be taken to predict the behaviour of the tunnel serviceability into the future.
This research project will use the advances in the technology and use them to create a smarter more innovative structural health monitoring system. As the Large Hadron colliders tunnels have been subjected to radiation traditional mentoring methods are inaccurate, so in my research the use of Distributed Fibre Optic Sensing alongside machine learning will be used to gain an understanding of the tunnel aging process along with its serviceability for particle collision. This research will potentially reveal in greater detail over conventional the long term soil-tunnel interaction.
- Postgraduate Researcher
- Earth Science in Society
- Geohazards and Geoengineering