David Hester

Dr

  • Room 01.030 - David Keir Building

    United Kingdom

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of: -Bridge Structural Health Monitoring -Bridge Instrumentation and Performance Monitoring -Bridge Decision Support Systems -Vehicle-Bridge Interaction modeling

20052020

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Personal profile

Research Interests

Bridge Structural Health Monitoring

Bridge Scour

Bridge Instrumentation and Performance Monitoring

Bridge Decision Support Systems

Vehicle-Bridge Interaction modeling

Signal Processing

Structural Engineering

Interests

I am a lecturer in Structural Engineering at Queen's University Belfast. I have a number of years experience as a design engineer working primarily on bridge design and assessment and I am member of Engineers Ireland. I have been involved in teaching a number structural design modules within the School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering.

Teaching

(past)

CIV 4027 - Design & Communication

CIV 4031 - Architectural Design Studies 4

CIV 1019 – Engineering Drawing and Design

Research Interests

Current research focuses on developing a decision support system for bridge managers. This work involves engaging with stakeholders to identifying what metrics are useful to bridge managers and then trying to develop sensing and data interpretation systems that will deliver these metrics. This work involves applying the latest sensing technologies to the particular challenge of bridge sensing (e.g.  absence of power, limitations of data transmission and the difficulty in accessing some parts of the structure). I am also working on relating global bridge measurements to foundation scour.   

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Projects

Research Output

Bridge Damage Detection Using Rotation Measurements – Experimental Validation

Huseynov, F., Kim, C. W., Obrien, E. J., brownjohn, J., Hester, D. & Chang, K. C., 01 Jan 2020, In : Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Boundary condition focused finite element model updating for bridges

    Hester, D., Koo, K., Xu, Y., brownjohn, J. & Bocian, M., 01 Nov 2019, In : Engineering Structures.

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    Enhanced sparse component analysis for operational modal identification of real-life bridge structures

    Xu, Y., Brownjohn, J. M. W. & Hester, D., 01 Feb 2019, In : Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing. 116, p. 585-605

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  • 4 Citations (Scopus)
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    Prizes

  • Marie Curie Fellowship

    David Hester (Recipient), 01 Oct 2013

    Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

  • Activities

    • 2 Contribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups
    • 1 Editorial activity
    • 1 Hosting an academic visitor
    • 1 Membership of peer review panel or committee

    EPSRC Associate Peer Review College (External organisation)

    David Hester (Member)
    03 Nov 20162017

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of peer review panel or committee

    Journal of Civil Structural Health Monitoring (Journal)

    David Hester (Guest editor)
    01 Aug 20162017

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

    A Researcher

    David Hester (Host)
    01 Apr 201630 Jun 2016

    Activity: Hosting a visitor typesHosting an academic visitor

    Quality specifications for roadway bridges, standardization at a European level (BridgeSpec) [COST TU 1406]

    David Hester (Member)
    01 Nov 20152017

    Activity: Consultancy typesContribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups

    International Society for Structural Health Monitoring and Intelligent Infrastructure

    David Hester (Member)
    01 Jan 201431 Dec 2017

    Activity: Consultancy typesContribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups