Events

Asset Management Research at University of Birmingham 2024

Address:
In Person
Room 127
School of Engineering
Birmingham
UK
B15 2TT

Date & Time:
06 June 2024
17:00 - 19:00 BST

Category
Regional / Branch Event


Event Summary

Staff, researchers and post graduate students from University of Birmingham will provide a series of presentations on their latest (2024) interests, developments and work of the university in infrastructure asset management in the transportation sector. New items this year include presentations on flood simulation and plastic roads.

 A tour will also be provided of the National Buried Infrastructure Facility - A 'one of its kind' facility spanning research, innovation, education, CPD and training in buried infrastructure-ground interaction.

https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/research/activity/ukcric/nbif/index.aspx

 

Event Time Start / Finishing time:

17:00 for 17.30 start, 17.30 to 19.00 presentations followed by Q&A.

Tour of the National Buried Infrastructure Facility at 19.00. 19.30 finish.

 

Agenda:

17.00 Light refreshments provided by University of Birmingham

17:30 Welcome

- Sam Beamish, IAM Midlands Branch Chair

17.35 Introduction to Asset Management Research at the University of Birmingham

- Dr Mehran Eskandari Torbaghan, Lecturer, University of Birmingham

Introduction to the state-of-the-art research on infrastructure asset management.

17:45 A Digital Twin for Roads: Integrating Machine Learning and Physics-based Simulation for Pavement Performance Prediction

- Kun Chen, PhD Candidate, Universities of Birmingham and Nottingham

A hybrid model integrating machine learning with physics for predicting road rutting as part of a digital twin for roads.

17:55 IoT Informed Multiscale Simulation of Road Flooding

- Jonathan Corker, PhD Candidate, Universities of Birmingham and Nottingham

An innovative data data based model for predicting road flooding and its impacts.

18:05 Understanding, Predicting, and Influencing Road User Behaviours

- Tom Carver, PhD Candidate, University of Birmingham

An innovative data-driven model for predicting road user behaviour

18:15 Questions and Answers

18:30 Plastic Roads! Are they any good?

- Jingyi Liu, PhD Candidate, University of Birmingham

 An ongoing numerical and experimental investigation of the viability of plastic roads.

18:40 Climate change is real, are we ready?  

- Dr Lelio Antonio Teixeira Brito, Department of Civil Engineering - Paving Laboratory, Universidad Federal de Río Grande del Sur (UFRGS), Brazil

Lessons learnt from May 2024 catastrophic flooding event in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.

18:50 Questions and Answers

18:55 Closing Remarks

- Beamish, Samuel, IAM Midlands Branch Chair

19.00 Tour of the National Buried Infrastructure Facility

- A 'one of its kind' facility spanning research, innovation, education, CPD and training in buried infrastructure-ground interaction. The tour will include an update on research on numerical and experimental research by Reza Movahedifar, PhD Candidate, University of Birmingham

 

Location: Face to face event only 

Room 127, School of Engineering, University of Birmingham, B15 2TT – building Y8 on this map: edgbaston-campus-map.pdf (birmingham.ac.uk)

The School of Engineering is a five-minute walk from University Station, which is less than ten minutes from Birmingham New Street. Full access details, including details of parking, are available here: Getting here - Edgbaston Campus - University of Birmingham

Dr Mehran Eskandari Torbaghan, Kun Chen, Jonathan Corker, Tom Carver, Jingyi Liu, Dr Lelio Antonio Teixeira Brito, Reza Movahedifar

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