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Professor Ron Ayers

Professor Ron Ayers
Name Ron Ayers
Position Honorary Professor
Section School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
Phone +61 7 4631 2516
Extension 2516
Email
Qualifications BSc UNSW , BEng(Hons) UNSW , MEng UNSW
Homepage http://www.usq.edu.au/users/ayers/index.htm
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Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Civil Engineering ( 090500 )

Research interests
Transportation Engineering (including Highway Engineering and Traffic Engineering)

Civil Engineering Construction

Civil Engineering Management

Local Authority Engineering

Engineering Education

Professional memberships
Member of Institution of Engineers, Australia - MIE (Aust)

Industry affiliations
Chartered Engineer

Registered Professional Engineer, Queensland

Currently teaching courses/programs
CIV3703 Transport Engineering - Examiner

CIV5704 Road and Street Engineering - Examiner

CIV2702 Municipal Services - Assistant Examiner

CIV3906 Civil Materials Practice - Assistant Examiner

CIV2701 Road Design and Location - Examiner

ENG3003 Engineering Management - Assistant Examiner

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
31 Years

Teaching experience(Other)
6 Years

Administrative responsibilities
Member of USQ Carrick Awards Selection Panel

Chair, Faculty Academic Operations Committee

Research most recent
Anderson, TD & Ayers, R 2006, 'Prioritisation of guardrail remedial works.' in: 22nd ARRB Conference Proceedings, ARRB Group Ltd (22nd ARRB Conference, 29 Oct - 02 Nov 2006, Canberra, Australia).

Shiau, JS, Selvan, P & Ayers, R 2006, 'Developing Physical Models for Geotechnical Teaching and Research', International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics, Hong Kong.

Shiau, JS, Selvan, P & Ayers, R 2006, 'Developing a track model for testing the road pavement under repeated moving loadings', 22nd ARRB Conference, Canberra Australia.


Research most notable
Anderson, TD & Ayers, R 2006, 'Prioritisation of guardrail remedial works.' in 22nd ARRB Conference Proceedings, ARRB Group Ltd (22nd ARRB Conference, 29 Oct - 02 Nov 2006, Canberra, Australia.)

Shiau, JS, Selvan, P & Ayers, R 2006, 'Developing Physical Models for Geotechnical Teaching and Research', International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics, Hong Kong.

Shiau, JS, Selvan, P & Ayers, R 2006, 'Developing a track model for testing the road pavement under repeated moving loadings', 22nd ARRB Conference, Canberra Australia.

Ayers, R 2005, 'Use of online discussion groups to increase student understanding of global social and technical issues', in Radcliffe, David and Humphries, Josh, (eds.), Proceedings of the 4th ASEE/AaeE Global Coloquium on Engineering Education, School of Engineering, University of Queensland, pp. 1-10. (4th ASEE/AaeE Global Colloquium on Engineering Education, 26-29 Sep 2005, Sydney Australia).


Publications in ePrints

Al-Marafi, Mohammad Nour and Somasundaraswaran, Kathirgamalingam and Ayers, Ron (2019) Developing crash modification factors for roundabouts using a cross-sectional method. Journal of Traffic and Transportation Engineering (English Edition). ISSN 2095-7564

Ayers, Ron and Dowling, David and Lind, Gavin (2014) Building long-term capability in the Australian minerals industry – The MINAD project. In: 25th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE 2014): Engineering the Knowledge Economy: Collaboration, Engagement and Employability, 7-10 Dec 2014, Wellington, New Zealand.

Al-Nuaimi, Hamdi and Ayers, Ron and Somasundaraswaran, Kathirgamalingam (2013) Traffic flow modelling for an urban arterial road in Brisbane City. In: 14th Road Engineering Association of Asia and Australasia Conference (REAAA 2013): The Road Factor in Economic Transformation, 26-28 Mar 2013 , Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Al-Nuaimi, Hamdi and Ayers, Ron and Somasundaraswaran, Kathirgamalingam (2012) The effectiveness of using variable speed limit on the performance of an interrupted flow. In: IASTED International Conference on Engineering and Applied Science (EAS 2012): Applications for the 21st Century , 27-29 Dec 2012, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Keys, Jason and Ayers, Ron (2012) The effects of improved vehicle technology on the design of acceleration and deceleration lanes at freeway entry and exit ramps. In: 25th Australian Road Research Board Conference: Shaping the Future: Linking Policy, Rresearch and Outcomes (ARRB 2012) , 23-26 Sep 2012, Perth, Australia.

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