Doctor Brendan Kirkland

Doctor Brendan Kirkland

Associate Dean, Learning and Teaching + Aca Construction Management Ug,
Dean's Unit School of Built Environment

Lecturer,
Construction Management

Biography

Dr. Brendan Kirkland is a Lecturer in the School of Built Environment. He is also Associate Dean - Learning and Teaching and the Academic Course Advisor for Undergraduate Construction. 

After completing a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons1) with University of Western Sydney, Brendan began a PhD to explore the strength and behaviour of composite steel-concrete beams. During his PhD, Brendan assisted as a sessional academic in structural engineering and as a technical officer in the School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematic's Structural Research and Testing Laboratory then after completing his PhD, he was appointed a Research Associate position at UNSW before returning to the now named, Western Sydney University in 2015.

Brendan has been an Academic Course Advisor for Undergraduate Construction since 2016 and has devoted his time here at Western to student engagement, the student experience and guiding hundreds of students through their degree. Brendan's teaching experience and research primarily focusses on the fields of structural engineering and construction technology.

This information has been contributed by Doctor Kirkland.

Qualifications

  • PhD University of Western Sydney

Professional Memberships

  • Member IEAust (2014)
  • Member, Steel Institute of Australia (2015)

Interests

  • Construction Materials
  • Construction Technology - Steel Construction
  • Structural Engineering

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Dean's Unit School of Built Environment
  • Construction Management

Contact

Email: B.Kirkland@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 47360 585
Mobile:
Location: Y.3.12
Penrith (Kingswood)

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Teaching

Current Teaching Areas

  • 300713 Building Engineering
  • 301213 Construction Communication

Previous Teaching Areas

  • 200470 Construction Technology 4 (Steel Construction), 2019
  • 200502 Construction Technology 3 (Concrete Construction), 2019

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Mirza, O., Talos, A., Hennessy, M. and Kirkland, B. (2019), 'Behaviour and design of composite steel and precast concrete transom for railway bridge application', Structures, vol 21, no S1 , pp 111 - 121.
  • Vasdravellis, G., Uy, B., Tan, E. and Kirkland, B. (2015), 'Behaviour and design of composite beams subjected to sagging bending and axial compression', Journal of Constructional Steel Research, vol 110 , pp 29 - 39.
  • Kirkland, B., Kim, P., Uy, B. and Vasdravellis, G. (2015), 'Moment-shear-axial force interaction in composite beams', Journal of Constructional Steel Research, vol 114 , pp 66 - 76.
  • Kirkland, B. and Uy, B. (2015), 'Behaviour and design of composite beams subjected to flexure and axial load', Steel and Composite Structures, vol 19, no 3 , pp 615 - 633.
  • Vasdravellis, G., Uy, B., Tan, E. and Kirkland, B. (2012), 'Behaviour and design of composite beams subjected to negative bending and compression', Journal of Constructional Steel Research, vol 79 , pp 34 - 47.
  • Vasdravellis, G., Uy, B., Tan, E. and Kirkland, B. (2012), 'The effects of axial tension on the sagging-moment regions of composite beams', Journal of Constructional Steel Research, vol 72 , pp 240 - 253.
  • Vasdravellis, G., Uy, B., Tan, E. and Kirkland, B. (2012), 'The effects of axial tension on the hogging-moment regions of composite beams', Journal of Constructional Steel Research, vol 68, no 1 , pp 20 - 33.

Conference Papers

  • Camille, C., Kahagala Hewage, D., Mirza, O., Mashiri, F., Kirkland, B. and Clarke, T. (2019), 'Evaluation of macro-synthetic fibre reinforced concrete as a sustainable alternative for railway sleepers', International Conference on Geotechnics, Civil Engineering Works and Structures, Hanoi, Vietnam.
  • Mirza, O., Talos, A., Hennessy, M. and Kirkland, B. (2018), 'Behaviour and design of composite steel and precast concrete transom for railway bridges application', International Conference on Advances in Steel-Concrete Composite Structures, Valencia, Spain.
  • Vasdravellis, G., Uy, B., Tan, E. and Kirkland, B. (2014), 'Behaviour and design of composite beams under generalised actions', Hellenic National Conference of Steel Structures, Tripoli, Greece.
  • Vasdravellis, G., Uy, B., Tan, E. and Kirkland, B. (2012), 'Behaviour and design of composite beams subjected to negative bending and axial compression', 10th International Conference on Advances in Steel Concrete Composite and Hybrid Structures, Singapore.
  • Vasdravellis, G., Uy, B., Tan, E. and Kirkland, B. (2012), 'Behaviour and design of composite beams under bending and axial tension', International Conference on Advances in Steel Structures, Nanjing, China.
  • Vasdravellis, G., Uy, B., Tan, E. and Kirkland, B. (2011), 'Steel-concrete composite beams behaviour under combined hogging moment and axial tension', Proceedings of Eurosteel 2011 - 6th European Conference on Steel and Composite Structures, .
  • Vasdravellis, G., Uy, B., Tan, E. and Kirkland, B. (2011), 'Behaviour of composite beams under negative bending and axial tension', Proceedings of 7th National Conference on Steel Structures, Volos, Greece.
  • Kirkland, B. and Uy, B. (2010), 'Behaviour of Composite Beams Under Combined Bending and Tension', 4th International Conference on Steel and Composite Structures, Sydney.
  • Kirkland, B. and Uy, B. (2009), 'Composite beams under combined hogging bending and tension', ASCCS'2009 Ninth International Conference on Steel-Concrete Composite and Hybrid Structures, Leeds, UK.

Dr Kirkland completed a PhD in 2014 which developed an analytical model to determine the strength and behaviour of composite steel and concrete beams. His ongoing research interests include engineering design, innovative construction materials and construction methods.

This information has been contributed by Doctor Kirkland.

Supervision

Current Supervision

Thesis Title: Fasibility study on the EPC transom for railway bridge components.
Field of Research:

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