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Mr Paul Fidler


Paul Fidler

Computer Associate

Academic Division: Civil Engineering

Research group: Structures

Telephone: +44 1223 3 32816


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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

  • 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.
  • Nawaz, S., Xu, X., Rodenas-Herráiz, D., Fidler, P., Soga, K., Mascolo, C. (2015). Monitoring A Large Construction Site Using Wireless Sensor Networks. Proceedings of the 6th ACM Workshop on Real World Wireless Sensor Networks. RealWSN '15. Seoul, South Korea: ACM New York, NY, USA. Pp. 27-30. doi:10.1145/2820990.2820997.
  • Middleton, C.R., Vardanega, P.J., Webb, G.T., and Fidler, P.R. (2014). Smart infrastructure - are we delivering on the promise? Paper presented at 6th Australian Small Bridges Conference, Sydney, Australia. doi:10.13140/RG.2.1.1463.5288.
  • Webb, G.T., Vardanega, P.J., Fidler, P.R.A., and Middleton, C.R. (2014) Analysis of Structural Health Monitoring Data from Hammersmith Flyover. Journal of Bridge Engineering ASCE, 19(6) 05014003 doi:10.1061/(ASCE)BE.1943-5592.0000587.
  • Fidler, P.R.A., Vardanega, P.J., Long, P.J.G., Webb, G.T., Stehle, J.S. and Middleton, C.R. (2013). Construction monitoring constraints and challenges: a feasibility and laboratory study. In: Proceedings the 6th International Conference on Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure (CD-ROM) Y.L. Xu, S. Zhu et al. eds., Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering - The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China. 9pp.