Imperial College London

Dr David M. G. Taborda

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Senior Lecturer



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Dr David M G Taborda is a Senior Lecturer in the Geotechnics section. Dr Taborda graduated in Civil Engineering at the University of Coimbra, Portugal, in 2004. Dr Taborda then joined Imperial College London to undertake his PhD studies in numerical modelling of dynamic soil behaviour and liquefaction-related phenomena. At the end of 2010 he joined the Geotechnical Consulting Group (GCG) as a Geotechnical Engineer, participating in the numerical simulation of different engineering projects involving soil-structure interaction. In August 2012, Dr Taborda returned to Imperial College London as a Lecturer to develop the Department's research in the field of Energy Geotechnics. This has included the design and commission of new temperature-controlled equipment in the laboratory and the further development of the finite element code ICFEP to include a fully-coupled thermo-hydro-mechanical formulation for Geotechnical problems. This has been applied to the modelling of a range of ground-source heating problems, such as open-loops, thermo-active piles and thermo-active retaining walls. Simultaneously, Dr Taborda has been part of the Imperial College team working on the PISA - Pile Soil Analysis project, which focuses on the development of new design methodologies for foundations for offshore wind turbines.



Burd HJ, Beuckelaers WJAP, Byrne BW, et al., New data analysis methods for instrumented medium scale monopile field tests, Géotechnique, ISSN:0016-8505

Byrne B, McAdam RA, Burd HJ, et al., Monotonic laterally loaded pile testing in a stiff glacial clay till at Cowden, Géotechnique, ISSN:0016-8505

McAdam RA, Byrne BW, Houlsby GT, et al., Monotonic lateral loaded pile testing in a dense marine sand at Dunkirk, Géotechnique, ISSN:0016-8505


Abadias Gomez D, Zdravkovic L, Taborda DMG, et al., On the implications of advanced monopile design methodologies in offshore wind turbines, Proceedings of the Society for Underwater Technology Offshore Site Investigation and Geotechnics 8th International Conference on “Smarter Solutions for Future Offshore Developments"

Byrne BW, Burd HJ, Gavin K, et al., PISA: Recent Developments in Offshore Wind Turbine Monopile Design, 1st Vietnam Symposium on Advances in Offshore Engineering

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