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About NUI Galway
About NUI Galway
Since 1845, NUI Galway has been sharing the highest quality teaching and research with Ireland and the world. Find out what makes our University so special – from our distinguished history to the latest news and campus developments.
Colleges & Schools
Colleges & Schools
NUI Galway has earned international recognition as a research-led university with a commitment to top quality teaching across a rang of key areas of expertise.
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Guiding Breakthrough Research at NUI Galway
We explore and facilitate commercial opportunities for the research community at NUI Galway, as well as facilitating industry partnership.
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At NUI Galway, we believe that the best learning takes place when you apply what you learn in a real world context. That's why many of our courses include work placements or community projects.
Dr. William Finnegan B.Eng.,PhD
Dr. William Finnegan BE (Civil) PhD MIEI is currently employed as a Post-doctoral Researcher in the College of Engineering and Informatics at NUI Galway. His research interests span a number of civil engineering subjects, including computational fluid dynamics modelling, experimental investigation of hydraulic systems and environmental lifecycle assessment. William completed his PhD study in 2013, which focused on the wave-structure interaction of offshore wave energy converters. At present, he is exploring the use of lifecycle assessment to examine the environmental impacts of the Irish dairy processing industry.
Peer Reviewed Journals
|Goggins, J,Finnegan, W (2014) 'Shape optimisation of floating wave energy converters for a specified wave energy spectrum'. Renewable Energy, 71 :208-220. [DOI] [Details]|
|Finnegan, W; Goggins, J (2015) 'Linear irregular wave generation in a numerical wave tank'. Applied Ocean Research, 52 :188-200. [DOI] [Details]|
|Finnegan, W,Goggins, J (2012) 'Numerical simulation of linear water waves and wave-structure interaction'. Ocean Engineering, 43 :23-31. [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]|
|Finnegan, W,Meere, M,Goggins, J (2013) 'The wave excitation forces on a truncated vertical cylinder in water of infinite depth'. Journal Of Fluids And Structures, 40 :201-213. [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]|
|Finnegan, W; Goggins, J (2013) 'Numerical modelling to aid in the structural health monitoring of wave energy converters'. Key Engineering Materials, (569-570):595-602. [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]|
|Finnegan, W; Goggins, J (2014) Numerical simulation of fluid flow around an array of cylinders at low Reynolds number . In: Nanukuttan, S; Goggins, J eds. Civil Engineering Research of Ireland (CERI2014) conference Belfast, Northern Ireland, , 28-AUG-14 - 29-AUG-14 [Details]|
|Finnegan W., Meere M., Goggins J., (2011) The Wave Excitation Forces on a Floating Vertical Cylinder in Water of Infinite Depth World Renewable Energy Congress [Details]|
|Finnegan, W; Goggins, J (2012) Determining the locations of high stresses on a floating concrete structure to aid in the structural health monitoring of wave energy converters . In: Caprani, C. & O'Connor, A eds. Bridge and Concrete Research in Ireland Dublin, Ireland, , 06-SEP-12 - 07-SEP-12 [Details]|
|Finnegan, W,Goggins, J (2013) DAMAGE ASSESSMENT OF STRUCTURES X, PTS 1 AND 2 Numerical Modeling to Aid in the Structural Health Monitoring of Wave Energy Converters , pp.595-602 [DOI] [Details]|
|Finnegan, W; Goggins, J (2013) Numerical modelling to aid in the structural health monitoring of wave energy converters . In: Basu, B eds. 10th International Conference on Damage Assessment of Structures (DAMAS 2013) Dublin, Ireland, , 08-JUL-13 - 10-JUL-13 [Details]|