Dr Conan O'Ceallaigh

BEng., PhD

Contact Details

Adjunct Lecturer and Postdoctoral Researcher
Alice Perry Engineering Building
National University of Ireland Galway
Galway
Ireland
T: 091 492210
E: conan.oceallaigh@nuigalway.ie
https://twitter.com/ConanOCeallaigh
 
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Biography

Dr Conan O’Ceallaigh is an Adjunct Lecturer and Post-doctoral Researcher working with the Timber Engineering Research Group (TERG) at the National University of Ireland Galway. Conan obtained his PhD by investigating the structural design and use of Irish-grown timber in the manufacture of engineered wood products and currently works on the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine funded, “WoodProps Programme”, focused on characterising Irish-grown timber for the development of European standards related to wood quality and structural design. Conan has previously been involved in National and European funded projects, which have focused on the manufacture and structural design of engineered wood products in accordance with Eurocode 5, such as glulam and cross-laminated timber (CLT), and their use in multi-story timber construction.

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Research Interests

Timber engineering: Structural testing, product development and examining the long-term performance of engineered wood products.

Experimental testing and material characterisation of engineered wood products.
Design provisions for structural timber elements: beams, CLT, connections in Mass-timber construction.
Modular construction methods utilising panalised CLT elements and BIM.
Carbon sequestration in engineered wood products and mass-timber buildings
Coupled numerical methods examining structural behaviour and moisture diffusion in timber. 

Structural engineering: Structural design consisting of timber, steel, concrete, and composite materials.

Computational mechanics: Numerical modelling; Nonlinear analysis, orthotropic materials, long-term/ creep behaviour, moisture diffusion and moisture-induced strain.

Research Projects

  Project Start Date End Date
Wood Properties for Ireland (Wood Props) 01-JAN-18 31-DEC-19
Commercialisation of Irish Cross-Laminated Timber (CiCLT) 01-JAN-17 31-DEC-17
Innovation in Irish Timber Usage (IiTU) 01-JAN-13 01-JAN-16

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2019) 'The mechano-sorptive creep behaviour of basalt FRP reinforced timber elements in a variable climate'
O'Ceallaigh, Conan Sikora, Karol McPolin, Daniel Harte, Annette M (2019) 'The mechano-sorptive creep behaviour of basalt FRP reinforced timber elements in a variable climate'. Engineering Structures, 200 [DOI] [Details]
(2019) 'The elastic and ductile behaviour of CLT wall-floor connections and the influence of fastener length'
O'Ceallaigh, C., Harte, A.M. (2019) 'The elastic and ductile behaviour of CLT wall-floor connections and the influence of fastener length'. Engineering Structures, 189 :319-331 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2019) 'Evaluation of the Mechanical Behaviour of Novel Latticed LVL-Webbed Joists'
Annette Harte, Gordon Baylor, Conan O'Ceallaigh (2019) 'Evaluation of the Mechanical Behaviour of Novel Latticed LVL-Webbed Joists'. The Open Construction and Building Technology Journal, 13 :1-11 [DOI] [Details]
(2019) 'An Experimental and Numerical Study of Moisture Transport and Moisture-induced Strain in Fast-Grown Sitka Spruce'
Conan O'Ceallaigh, Karol Sikora, Daniel McPolin, Annette M. Harte (2019) 'An Experimental and Numerical Study of Moisture Transport and Moisture-induced Strain in Fast-Grown Sitka Spruce'. Maderas: ciencia y tecnologia, [Details]
(2018) 'The influence of panel lay-up on the characteristic bending and rolling shear strength of CLT'
O'Ceallaigh, C., Sikora, K., Harte, A.M. (2018) 'The influence of panel lay-up on the characteristic bending and rolling shear strength of CLT'. Buildings, 8 (9) [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2018) 'An investigation of the viscoelastic creep behaviour of basalt fibre reinforced timber elements'
O'Ceallaigh, C,Sikora, K,McPolin, D,Harte, AM (2018) 'An investigation of the viscoelastic creep behaviour of basalt fibre reinforced timber elements'. Construction and Building Materials, 187 :220-230 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2017) 'Timber moment connections using glued-in basalt FRP rods'
O'Neill, C,McPolin, D,Taylor, SE,Harte, AM,O'Ceallaigh, C,Sikora, KS (2017) 'Timber moment connections using glued-in basalt FRP rods'. Construction and Building Materials, 145 :226-235 [DOI] [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2019) 5th International Conference on Structural Health Assessment of Timber Structures (SHATiS) 2019, Guimarães, Portugal
Conan O'Ceallaigh, Annette M. Harte (2019) Numerical Study of FRP Reinforced Timber Members Subjected to Variable Climates 5th International Conference on Structural Health Assessment of Timber Structures (SHATiS) 2019, Guimarães, Portugal [Details]
(2018) 21st International Conference on Composite Structures (ICCS21)
Mehra, S, O'Ceallaigh, C, Guan, Z, Sotoya, A, Harte, AM (2018) An investigation of the structural behaviour of beam-beam connection systems using compressed wooddowels and plates 21st International Conference on Composite Structures (ICCS21) Bologna, Italy, , 04-SEP-18 - 07-SEP-18 [Details]
(2018) 8th Hardwoods Conference 2018
Llana, D, Short, I, O'Ceallaigh, C, Harte, AM (2018) Mechanical properties estimation by non-destructuve testing of Irish hardwood round timber from thinnings for construction purposes 8th Hardwoods Conference 2018 Sopron, Hungary, , 24-OCT-18 - 25-OCT-18 [Details]
(2018) WCTE 2018 - World Conference on Timber Engineering, Seoul, Rep. of Korea, August 20-23, 2018
Sameer Mehra, Conan O'Ceallaigh, Fatemeh Hamid-Lakzaeian, Zhongwei Guan, Adeayo Sotayo, Annette M Harte (2018) Evaluation of the Structural Behaviour of Beam-beam Connection Systems using Compressed Wood Dowels and Plates WCTE 2018 - World Conference on Timber Engineering, Seoul, Rep. of Korea, August 20-23, 2018 [Details]
(2018) WCTE 2018 World Conference on Timber Engineering, Seoul, Rep. of Korea, August 20-23, 2018
Conan O'Ceallaigh, Karol Sikora, Daniel McPolin, Annette M. Harte (2018) Mechano-sorptive Creep in Reinforced Glulam WCTE 2018 World Conference on Timber Engineering, Seoul, Rep. of Korea, August 20-23, 2018 [Details]
(2018) Ryan Institute Annual Research Day 2018
Conan O'Ceallaigh, Annette Harte (2018) Commercialisation in Irish Cross Laminated Timber Ryan Institute Annual Research Day 2018 Ryan Institute Annual Research Day 2018, , 23-FEB-18 - 23-FEB-18 [Details]
(2018) Ryan Institute Annual Research Day 2018
A. M. Harte, D. Ridley-Ellis, D. Gil-Moreno, C. O'Ceallaigh (2018) Wood Properties for Ireland (WoodProps Programme) Ryan Institute Annual Research Day 2018 [Details]
(2018) Ryan Institute Annual Research Day 2018
S. Mehra, C. O'Ceallaigh, F. Hamid-Lakzaeian, A. M. Harte (2018) The Structural behaviour of beam-beam connection system using compressed wood dowels and plates Ryan Institute Annual Research Day 2018 [Details]
(2016) World Conference on Timber Engineering (WCTE 2016)
O'Ceallaigh C., Sikora K. S., McPolin D., Harte A. M., (2016) Viscoelastic Creep in Reinforced Glulam World Conference on Timber Engineering (WCTE 2016) Vienna, Austria, [Details]
(2016) Civil Engineering Research in Ireland CERI 2016
O'Ceallaigh, C.; Sikora, KS; McPolin, D; Harte, AM (2016) Viscoelastic creep in FRP reinforced glulam . In: Goggins, J., Gavin, K., Harte, AM, Holmes, N., Newell, S, O'Dwyer, D., Pakrashi, V., Power, N eds. Civil Engineering Research in Ireland CERI 2016 Galway, Ireland, , 29-AUG-16 - 30-AUG-16 , pp.545-550 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2014) Civil Engineering Research in Ireland (CERI 2014)
O'Ceallaigh, C; Harte, A.; Sikora K; McPolin, D (2014) Mechano-sorptive Creep of FRP Reinforced Laminated Timber Beams Civil Engineering Research in Ireland (CERI 2014) Belfast, [Details]
(2014) Civil Engineering Research in Ireland (CERI 2014)
Harte, A.; McPolin, D; Sikora, K; O'Neill, C; O'Ceallaigh, C (2014) Irish Timber-Characterisation, Potential and Innovation Civil Engineering Research in Ireland (CERI 2014) Belfast, , 28-SEP-14 - 30-SEP-14 [Details]
(2014) The 57th SWST (Society of Wood Science and Technology) International Convention
O'Ceallaigh, C; Harte, A; Sikora, K; McPolin, D , Zvolen, Slovakia, 23-27/06/2014 (2014) Mechano-sorptive Creep in Reinforced Sitka Spruce The 57th SWST (Society of Wood Science and Technology) International Convention Zvolen, Slovakia, [Details]
(2014) Cost Action FP1004 Conference, Experimental Research with Timber
O'Ceallaigh C., Harte A. M., Sikora, K. S., Mc Polin D. O., (2014) Enhancing Low Grade Sitka Spruce Glulam Beams with Bonded-in BFRP Rods Cost Action FP1004 Conference, Experimental Research with Timber [Details]
(2014) UL-NUIG Research Day
O'Ceallaigh, C; Harte, A; Sikora, K; McPolin, D , , Limerick, Ireland, 20/05/2014 (2014) Reinforcing Irish-grown Glued Laminated Beams UL-NUIG Research Day Limerick, [Details]
(2013) Ryan Institute Research Day
Harte, A; McPolin, D; Sikora, K; O'Neill, C; O'Ceallaigh, C (2013) Innovation in Irish Timber Usage Ryan Institute Research Day Galway, [Details]

Thesis

  Year Publication
(2016) An investigation of the viscoelastic and mechano-sorptive creep behaviour of reinforced timber elements.
Conan O'Ceallaigh (2016) An investigation of the viscoelastic and mechano-sorptive creep behaviour of reinforced timber elements. Thesis [Details]

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Civil Engineering Research Association of Ireland Member 23-JUN-14 /
Institute of Engineers of Ireland (IEI) Member (MIEI) 01-JAN-10 /
Cost Action FP1101 Assessment, Reinforcement and Monitoring of Timber Structures Researcher Member 01-JAN-11 / 01-JAN-15

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
NUI Galway Adjunct Lecturer 14-SEP-18 /
NUI Galway Post-doctoral Researcher 01-JAN-17 /
NUI Galway Post-graduate Researcher 01-AUG-13 / 15-DEC-16
Ward & Burke, Ireland Civil Engineer 01-APR-11 / 30-SEP-11

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2016 National University of Ireland, Galway PhD Structural Engineering
2012 National University of Ireland, Galway BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING Civil Engineering

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2016 Winner in the CERI 2016 Timber Research Competition Civil Engineering Research Association in Ireland
2016 2nd Place Overall at the 18th Young Researchers’ Conference, 2016 (London). Institution of Structural Engineers