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Professor Colin Taylor

Professor Colin Taylor

Professor Colin Taylor
B.Sc.(Leeds), Ph.D.(Bristol), C.Eng., FICE

Professor of Earthquake Engineering

Area of research

Earthquake Engineering, Infrastructure Resilience

Office 1.37
Queen's Building,
University Walk, Clifton BS8 1TR
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Summary

Keywords

  • earthquake engineering
  • long span bridges
  • vibrations and dynamics
  • dams
  • climate change impact
  • complex infrastructures
  • systems modelling
  • infrastructure renewal and performance

Expertise

Earthquake and dynamic design of civil engineering systems, especially dams, long span bridges, buildings and nuclear facilities. Developing new, holistic, risk-based approach for managing the performance of complex built environment systems over their life-cycle (design to decommissioning). Applying these ideas to assessing the impact of climate change on the UK Electricity Supply Industry and other utilities. Developing advanced large-scale laboratory test techniques in earthquake engineering and structural dynamics (e.g. shaking table testing). A lead academic in development of the #15m BLADE laboratories.

  • earthquake engineering
  • long span bridges
  • vibrations and dynamics
  • dams
  • climate change impact
  • complex infrastructures
  • systems modelling
  • Memberships

    Organisations

    Department of Civil Engineering

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    Recent publications

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