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Mr Paul Fidler

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Paul Fidler

Computer Associate

Academic Division: Civil Engineering

Research group: Structures

Telephone: +44 1223 3 32816

Email: praf1@eng.cam.ac.uk

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Research interests

As a Computer Associate within the Center for Smart Infrastructure and Construction, Paul’s primary research is on the use of wireless sensor networks for structural health monitoring of civil infrastructure, such as bridges and tunnels.

In previous projects, Paul’s research activities have included:

  • Computer programs for yield-line analysis of concrete slab and beam-and-slab bridges
  • Low-power single-board ARM based computers for use in teaching and research
  • A custom bootable Linux DVD for use in undergraduate teaching

Recent publications

  • Webb, G.T., Vardanega, P.J., Hoult, N.A., Fidler, P.R.A., Bennett, P.J. and Middleton, C.R. (2017) Analysis of Fiber-Optic Strain-Monitoring Data from a Prestressed Concrete Bridge. Journal of Bridge Engineering ASCE, 05017002 doi:10.1061/(ASCE)BE.1943-5592.0000996.
  • Middleton, C.R., Fidler, P.R.A. and Vardanega, P.J. (2016) Bridge Monitoring: A practical guide. ICE Publishing, London. ISBN: 978-0-7277-6059-3.
  • Rodenas-Herráiz, D., Soga, K., Fidler, P. and de Battista, N. (2016) Wireless Sensor Networks for Civil Infrastructure Monitoring: A Best Practice Guide. ICE Publishing, London. ISBN: 978-0-7277-6151-4.
  • Xu, X., Fidler, P.R.A., Rodenas-Herráiz, D., Li, W., Kumar, K. Birks, J., Yan, J. (2016) Monitoring on the performance of temporary props using wireless strain sensing. In: Transforming the Future of Infrastructure through Smarter Information: Proceedings of the International Conference on Smart Infrastructure and Construction, 27-29 June 2016. (Mair, R.J., Soga, K., Jin, Y., Parlikad, A.K., Schooling, J.M. eds.) ICE Publishing, London, pp. 203-208. doi:10.1680/tfitsi.61279.203.
  • Xu, X., Nawaz, S., Fidler, P., Rodenas-Herráiz, D., Yan, J., Soga, K. (2016) Wireless sensor monitoring of Paddington Station Box Corner. In: Transforming the Future of Infrastructure through Smarter Information: Proceedings of the International Conference on Smart Infrastructure and Construction, 27-29 June 2016. (Mair, R.J., Soga, K., Jin, Y., Parlikad, A.K., Schooling, J.M. eds.) ICE Publishing, London, pp. 209-214. doi:10.1680/tfitsi.61279.209.
  • Vardanega, P.J., Webb, G.T., Fidler, P.R.A., Middleton, C.R. (2016). Assessing the potential value of bridge monitoring systems. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Bridge Engineering 169(2), 126-138. doi:10.1680/jbren.15.00016.
  • Jia, Y., Yan, J., Feng, T., Du, S., Fidler, P.R.A., Soga, K., Middleton, C.R., Seshia, A.A. (2015). A vibration powered wireless mote on the Forth Road Bridge. Journal of Physics: Conference Series 660 012094 doi:10.1088/1742-6596/660/1/012094.
  • Vardanega, P.J., Webb, G.T., Fidler, P.R.A., Middleton, C.R. (2015). Bridge Monitoring, In: Innovative Bridge Design Handbook: Construction, Rehabilitation and Maintenance, 1st edited by A Pipinato, Chapter 29: pages 759-775, Butterworth Heinemann., ISBN: 978-0-12-800058-8 doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-800058-8.00029-3.

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