Academic and research staff research interests

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Richard Jardine

Professor of Geomechanics, FREng, MSc, DIC, PhD, FICE, FCGI
Soil mechanics; Constitutive behaviour; Laboratory and field experiments; Instrumentation; Geotechnical design; Soft Ground engineering; Deep foundations; Offshore geotechnics; Geohazards; Cold region geotechnics.

James Lawrence

Reader in Geological Engineering, PhD
Undergraduate Year 1 Coordinator
Upper cretaceous carbonates (Chalk); Geological disposal of radioactive waste; Geomechanics; Structural geology; Petroleum reservoir characterisation; Modelling slope instability; Coastal recession related to the impact of climate change and weathering of rock.

Truong Le

Lecturer, PhD
Soil properties, advanced laboratory testing, soil characterisation, soft and stiff clayey soils, geotechnical instrumentation.
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Catherine O'Sullivan

Professor of Particulate Soil Mechanics, PhD, MIEI
Head of Geotechnics Section
Discrete element modelling; Particulate soil mechanics; Micro-computed tomography; Internal erosion; Stress wave propagation; Cyclic soil response; Validation of discrete element models (DEM).
Dave Potts

Dave Potts 

GCG Professor of Geotechnical Engineering, PhD, FREng, CEng, FICE
Application of FEM to geotechnical problems; Geotechnical numerical analysis; Constitutive modelling; Soil-structure interaction.

David Solans Roa

Teaching Fellow in Geotechnics, PhD
Numerical modelling of geotechnical infrastructure under static and seismic loading conditions.
Jamie Standing

Jamie Standing

Professor of Ground Engineering, PhD, CEng, MICE
Chair of the Undergraduate Exam Board
Soil-structure interaction; Tunnelling and deep excavations; Field monitoring; Piles; Model testing; Partly saturated soils and residual soils.

David Taborda

Reader in Geomechanical Modelling,  DIC, PhD 
Department ICT Representative
Computational geomechanics; Constitutive modelling of soils; Soil dynamics; Cyclic soil behaviour; Soil-Structure interaction; Geothermal energy systems; Thermo-hydro-mechanical behaviour of soils; Optimisation algorithms.

Katerina Tsiampousi

Senior Lecturer PhD
Director of the MSc Programme in Civil and Environmental Engineering
THM modelling of geo-materials; Behaviour of partially saturated media in deep nuclear repositories; Reliability and risk of geotechnical structures (excavations, tunnels, slopes, foundations); Behaviour of railway embankments under seasonal changes in suction.

Ken Vinck

Lecturer in Geotechnics, MSc, DIC, PhD
Director of MSc in Soil Mechanics

Advanced laboratory testing and field experiments, Soil and Site characterisation; Offshore geotechnics; Hydraulic fill; Soil improvement; Planetary geotechnics; Carbonate soils.

Lidija Zdravkovic

Professor of Computational Geomechanics, DIC, PhD 
Development and application of FEM in geotechnical engineering; Constitutive modelling; Unsaturated soils; THM modelling of geomaterials; Soil-structure interaction; Laboratory testing of soils.
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Stewart Agar

Research Assistant
Remote sensing and analysis of Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR)
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Anthony Carpenter

Research Assistant
Structural Analysis with Radar Remote Sensing (StARRS), including the development of machine learning techniques for a ground-based Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) system. 
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Ritesh Kumar

Marie Curie Research Fellow
Development of design guidelines for Offshore Wind Turbines under extreme operational conditions.
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Ryan Yin Wai Liu

Research Associate, PhD
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Julia Katharina Möller

Research Associate, PhD
Development of an energy-based constitutive model for sands subjected to cyclic loading
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Fernando Patino-Ramirez

Research Associate, PhD
Development of a burrowing robot capable of measuring the mechanical and chemical properties of the surrounding soil
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Agustin Ruiz Lopez

Research Associate, PhD
SIDeTools: surrogate modelling in geotechnical engineering
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An overview of our research outputs and measures of esteem

ICE Hislop Award 2021- Buckley, R.M., Jardine, R.J., Kontoe, S., Barbosa, P. and Schroeder, F.C. (2020). Full-scale observations of dynamic and static axial responses of offshore piles driven in chalk and tills. Geotechnique. 70 (8), pp. 657-681.

BGA Prize 2020- Byrne, B.W., Houlsby, G.T., Burd, H.J., Gavin, K.G., Igoe, D.J.P., Jardine, R.J., Martin, C.M., McAdam, R.A., Potts, D.M., Taborda, D.M.G. and Zdravkovic, L. (2020). PISA design model for monopiles for offshore wind turbines: Application to a stiff glacial clay till. Géotechnique, 70 (11), pp 1030-1047.

 2020 Telford Gold Medal + BGA Medal (2020) - Best paper overall: This medal was awarded by the Institution of Civil Engineers for the paper "Pore water pressure and total horizontal stress response to EPBM tunnelling in London Clay" authored by M. S. P. Wan, J. R. Standing, D. M. Potts, J. B. Burland  Géotechnique (2019):

Canadian Geotechnical Journal Quigley (Best Paper) Award 2019- Guo, L., Cai, Y. Q., Jardine, R.J., Yang, Z.X. and Wang, J. (2018) Undrained behaviour of intact soft clay under cyclic paths that match vehicle loading conditions. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 55(1): 90–106

2019 David Hislop Award:   The David Hislop Award (also known as the Offshore award)  for best paper on offshore matters was awareded to Ageing and cyclic behaviour of axially loaded piles driven in chalk; R. M. Buckley, R. J. Jardine, S. Kontoe, D. Parker and F. C. Schroeder:  Géotechnique (2018):

2019 R. M. Quigley Award:  This award  is given to the best paper published in the Canadian Geotechnical Journal in the preceding year.“Undrained behaviour of intact soft clay under cyclic paths that match vehicle loading conditions” (Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 2018, 55(1): 90-106,

2018 Soils and Foundations Best Paper Award:  This was awarded in May 2019 for Experimental and DEM assessment of the stress-dependency of surface roughness effects on shear modulus Otsubo, M. and O'Sullivan, C. Soils and Foundations. Volume 58, Issue 3, June 2018, Pages 602-614 :

2018 Telford Gold Medal: Wan, M.S.P., Standing, J.R., Potts, D.M. and Burland, J.B. (2017). Measured short-term subsurface ground displacements from EPBM tunnelling in London Clay. Géotechnique, Vol. 67, No. 9, pp. 748-779.

2017  Soils and Foundations Best Paper Award:  HF Taylor, C O'Sullivan, WW Sim, SJ Carr (2017) Sub-particle-scale investigation of seepage in sands  Soils and Foundations 57 (3), 439-452

Canadian Geotechnical Journal Editor's Choice recognition: A paper co-authored by Prof. Richard Jardine has been selected as one of the “Editor’s Choice” papers for 2018 by the Canadian Geotechnical Journal  in recognition of its high caliber and topical importance. The paper authored by Cai et al. (2018) is entitled "Undrained behaviour of intact soft clay under cyclic paths that match vehicle loading conditions". doi:10.1139/cgj-2016-0636 (Spiral

2017 BGA Fleming Award

The PISA Project was awarded the BGA Fleming Award in Dec. 2017.

2016 Geotechnical Research Medal

Avgerinos, V.  Potts D. M. & Standing, J. R. (2016) The use of kinematic hardening models for predicting tunnelling-induced ground movements in London Clay  Géotechnique 66(2) 106-120

2013 Outstanding Paper International Journal of Geo-Engineering Case Histories

Burland, J.B., Jamiolkowski, M.B., Viggiani, C. (2012) Leaning Tower of Pisa: Behaviour after Stabilization Operation International Journal of Geoengineering Case Histories Vol. 1, No. 3, Paper # IJGCH_1_3_2

2012 Geotechnical Research Medal

Puzrin, A.M, Burland, J.B., Standing, J. R. (2012)  Simple approach to predicting ground displacements caused by tunnelling in undrained anisotropic elastic soil Géotechnique 62(4), 341 –352

2012 BGA Medal

Potts D. M. & Zdravkovic L. (2012), Accounting for partial material factors in numerical analysis  Geotechnique 62 (12): 1053-1065.

2010 Manby Prize

S. Nishimura, C. J. Martin, R. J. Jardine and C. H. Fenton (2009)  A new approach for assessing geothermal response to climate change in permafrost regions Geotechnique 59(12): 213-227

2010 BGA Medal

Potts, V. J. and  Zdravkovic, L. (2010)  Finite-element study of arching behaviour in reinforced fills Proc. ICE - Ground Improvement 163, Issue GI4, 217–229

2008  BGA medal

Kontoe S, Zdravkovic L, Potts DM, Menkiti C.O. (2008)  Case study on seismic tunnel response, Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 2008, Vol:45, Pages:1743-1764.

2008 ICE Geotechnical Research Medal

Hight, D.W., Gasparre, A., Nishimura, S., Anh-Minh, N., Jardine, R.J. & Coop, M.R. (2007) Characteristics of the London clay from the Terminal 5 site at Heathrow Airport. Symposium in Print on Stiff Sedimentary Clays Geotechnique, 57(2), pp 3-18.

2008 ICE Bill Curtin Medal for innovation

Bourne-Webb P.J., Potts D.M. & Rowbottom D.(2007) Plastic bending of steel sheet piles,  Geotechnical Engineering 160, Issue GE3, 2007, 129-140.

2008 IACMAG Outstanding Contributions Award

Awarded to Prof. David Potts for contributions throughout his career by the Int. Assoc. for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics.

EPSRC Grants

(2019-2022) ALPACA Plus, R.J. Jardine (PI), S. Kontoe (Co-I)  - Multiple Industrial Grants plus EPSRC through ORE Supergen

(2019- 2021) ALPHA, S. Kontoe (PI), R.J. Jardine (PI), L. Zdravkovic (Co-I) – EPSRC through ORE Supergen

(2017-2021) Advanced Newton Fellowship, R.J Jardine (PI) – Royal Society

(2021-2024) Sustainable, Flexible and Efficient Ground-source heating and cooling systems (SaFEGround) D. Taborda (PI)

(2017-2021) Climate Adaptation Control Technologies for Urban Spaces (CACTUS)  D. Potts, L.Zdravkovic, K.Tsiampousi

(2017-2019) ALPACA: Axial-Lateral Chalk Analysis for Piles Applying multi-scale field and laboratory testing   R. Jardine (PI) S. Kontoe (CI)

(2017-2020) Particle-scale investigation of seepage induced geotechnical instabilities.  C. O'Sullivan (PI)

(2015-2016) Effect of time on the evolution of soil behaviour: new advanced triaxial creep cell experimentsW.W. Sim (PI)

(2010-2014) Assessing ground interaction effects and potential damage on existing tunnels before and after new excavation works JR Standing (PI), J. Burland (CI), D.M. Potts (CI), R. Vollum (CI) Link to project website.

(2009-2013)  Micromechanics of seismic wave propagation in granular materials C. O'Sullivan (PI), P. Kelly (CI)

(2007-2010)   The Properties and Structure of British Stiff Clays and Mudrocks R. Jardine (PI), C. Fenton (CI), M. Coop

(2006-2011)  Platform Grant for Laboratory Soil Mechanics Research R. Jardine (PI), D.M. Potts (CI), M. Coop

(2006-2009) Using blinding as struts in cut and cover excavations R. Vollum (PI), B. Izzuddin (CI), D.M. Potts (CI)

NERC Grants

(2020-2023)  Rapid deployment of multi-functional modular sensing systems in the soil C. O'Sullivan (PI)

Horizon 2020

(2019-2022) MATHEGRAM Marie Curie ITN (led by the University of Surrey)  C. O'Sullivan, D. Taborda

(2017-2021)  BEACON (Bentonite Mechanical Evolution Prof. Lidija Zdravkovic, Prof. David Potts, Dr. Aikaterini Tsiampousi, Dr. Jamie Standing

Institution of Civil Engineers

2021 Ground and existing tunnel response to building demolition, excavation and new construction. J. Standing (PI)

Leverhulme Trust

2017-2021 Fundamental analysis of the influence of structure on clay behaviour C. O'Sullivan (PI)

2023 International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, McClelland Lecture

Prof. R.J Jardine

2016 Milligan Lecture, Kingston, Canada
Prof. Richard Jardine

2016 ASCE Lovell Lecture, Purdue, USA
Prof. Richard Jardine

2016 Wissa Lecture, Tampa, USA
Prof. Richard Jardine

2016 British Geotechnical Association Rankine Lecture, London

Prof. Richard Jardine

2015 British Geotechnical Association Géotechnique Lecture, London

Dr. Catherine O'Sullivan

2014 17th Sowers Lecture, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Prof. Richard Jardine

2013 British Geotechnical Association Géotechnique Lecture, London

Prof. Lidija Zdravkovic

2013 Bishop Lecture - International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Paris

Prof. Richard Jardine

2012 The Lymon C. Reese Distinguished Lecture at University of Texas, Austin

Prof. John Burland

2012 The Jennings Memorial Lecture tour, South Africa

Prof. John Burland

2012 Zeevarat Lecture, Mexico

Prof. David Potts 2011

28th Manuel Rocha Lecture, Lisbon, 2011

Prof. John Burland

2010 Liddiard Lecture of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining

Prof. John Burland

2009 British Geotechnical Association Géotechnique Lecture, London

Dr. Jamie Standing

2008 7th Lovell Lecture, USA

Prof. David Potts

2008 Sixth Athenian Geotechnical Lecture, Athens

Prof. John Burland

Members of staff in the section are often invited to deliver invited lectures, some of which are recorded for subsequent broadcasting.  Links to these lectures are given here:


On March 11 2021 Prof. Catherine O'Sullivan presented a Granular Matter Webinar:  Polydispersity – implications for granular material behaviour and modelling challenges


On Feb 20 2021 Prof. Catherine O'Sullivan presented her inaugural lecture: Engineering sand: From the micro- to the macro-scale


On March 16 2016 Prof. Richard Jardine delivered the BGA Rankine lecture Energy & Geotechnics


On Nov 17 2015 Prof. Catherine O'Sullivan delivered the BGA Géotechnique lecture "A Particulate Perspective on Soil Mechanics"

On June 25 2015 Prof. Lidija Zdravkovic delivered her inaugural lecture "Advanced geomechanics: hot, dehydrated and shaken"


Expedition Workshed have recorded Prof. Burland giving an Introduction to Soil Mechanics.

On 19th February Prof. Burland spoke at a BGA Young Career Group Meeting: The title was "Good practice for young geo-engineers: Boots, computers and engineering judgement." The recording is available here.


On 13th November Prof. Lidija Zdravkovic delivered the BGA  Geotechnique Lecture Dr Lidija Zdravkovic. The title was: Geotechnical numerical analysis: a road map.  The recording is available here.

Professor Sir Alec Skempton’s 80th birthday lecture at the ICE, on his prize winning 1994 Thames Tunnel Geotechnique paper here.

Geotechnical Observations
A company formed by Professor Vaughan and Doctors Dineen and Ridley, previous members of the academic staff here, specialising in the measurement and monitoring of soil suctions using the Imperial College Suction Probe.

Completed PhD Research


Name Title
Kolbuszewski, JJ Research on packing and density of sands


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Hafiz, MA Shear strength of sands and gravels
Northey, RD An experimental study of the structural sensitivity of clays
Yassin, A Model studies on the bearing capacities of piles


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Eldin, AKG Fundamental factors controlling shear properties of sands


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Bishop, AW The stability of earth dams
Gibson, RE An investigation of the fundamental shear strength characteristics of clays


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El Ramli, AR Shear strength of compacted materials
Gilbert, GD The basic shear strength properties of weald clay


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Macdonald, DH The settlement of buildings


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De Lory, FA Long-term stability of slopes in over-consolidated clays
Fraser, AM The influence of stress ratio on compressibility and pore pressure coefficients in compacted soils
Parry, RHG Strength and deformation of clays


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Henkel, DJ The correlation between deformations, pore water pressure and strength characteristics of saturated clays
Wood, CC Shear strength and volume characteristics of compacted soil under conditions of plane strain


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Alpan, I A Study of the principle of effective stress in partly saturated soils
Ambraseys, NN The seismic stability of earth dams



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La Rochelle, P The short term stability of slopes in London clay


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Blight, GE Strength and consolidation characteristics of compacted soils
Cornforth, DH Plane strain failure characteristics of saturated sand
Donald, IB The mechanical properties of saturated and partly saturated soils with special reference to negative pore water pressures


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El-Dujaila, AM The effect of free-surface percolation of misalignment of horizontal line sinks
Matyas, EL Compressibility and shear strength of compacted soils
Sowa, VA A comparison of the effects of isotropic and anisotropic consolidation on the shear behaviour of clay
Wade, NH Plane strain failure characteristics of a saturated clay


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Morgenstern, NR The limit equilibrium method of slope stability analysis
Walker, BP Experiments on model pile foundations in sands


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Lee, CM The geotechnical properties of a decomposed granite
Vaughan, PR Field measurements in earth dams


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Petley, DJ The shear strength of soils at large strains
Webb, DL The mechanical properties of undisturbed samples of London clay and Pierre shale


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Agarwal, KB The influence of size and orientation of sample on the undrained strength of London clay
Al-Dhahir, ZA Correlation between field and laboratory measurements in earth dams
Tchalenko, JS The influence of shear and consolidation on the microscopic structure of some clays


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Phukan, AIT Non-linear deformation of rocks
Sarma, Sarada SK Response characteristics and stability of earth dams during earthquakes
Som, NN The effect of stress path on the deformation and consolidation of London clay
Tan, SB Consolidation of soft clays with special reference to sand drains


Name Title
Green, GE Strength and compressibility of granular materials under generalised stress-strain conditions
Kumpaley, NK Triaxial tests on clays and silts at elevated cell pressures
Lovenbury, HT Creep characterstics of London clay
Pigeon, Y The compressibility of rockfill
Tombs, SG Strength and deformation characteristics of rockfill



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Garga, VK Residual shear strength under large strains and the effect of sample size on the consolidation of fissured clay
James, PM Time effects and progressive failure in clays slopes


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Bhandari, R Mudflows in stiff-fissured clays
Laing, JM A finite element for investigating cracking in embankment dams
Papastamatiou, DJ Ground motions and response of earth structures subject to strong earthquakes
Pyrah, Ian IC The calculation of deformations in earth structures using numerical methods


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Reades, Dennys DW Stress-strain characteristics of a sand under three-dimensional loading
Sha’al, Ben Zion The behaviour of cohesionless soils in simple shear under triaxial cyclic loading


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Atkinson, John H The deformation of undisturbed London clay
Ghaderi-Tafreshi, Mohammed Mehdi  Earthquake resistant design of reinforced concrete columns


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Gostelow, TP Slope development in stiff over-consolidated clays
Werneck, Mauro Lucio Guedes Field observations of the behaviour of the Upper Lias clay at the Empingham dam site


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Davies, Peter Creep characteristics of three undisturbed clays
El-Ruwayih, Ayad Ali Stress-strain characteristics of rockfill, and of clays under high pore water tension
SKinner, Angus E The effect of high pore water pressures on the mechanical behaviour of sediments
Wesley Laurence Daniel Influence of stress path and anisotropy on the behaviour of soft alluvial clay


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Ergun, Mehmet Ufuk Study of the generalised strength characteristics of granular soils in a three-dimensional apparatus
Hamza, Mamdouh The analysis of embankment dams by non-linear finite element method
Lopez-Valadez, Gerardo Antonio Response of soil deposits to earthquakes : a time history approach
Maguire, William Malachy The undrained strength and stress-strain behaviour of brecciated upper lias clay
Sharma, Yogendra Kumar Particulate mechanics of granular soils
Walbancke, Jane Pore pressures in clay embankments


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Apted, James Peter Effects of weathering on some geotechnical properties of London clay
Sandroni, Sandro Salvador The strength of London clay in total and effective stress terms
Truscott, Edward Glen Behaviour of embankment dams


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Buri, Prasarn Bhiraj Influence of secondary consolidation and over-consolidation on the behaviour of soft alluvial clay
Daramola, Obisesan The influence of stress history on the deformation of sand
Davachi, Mir-Mohammad Finite element analysis of footings and embankment dam cores
Mardiross, Edward Response of soil deposition the deformable bed-rock during earthquakes and the consequent pore-water pressure dissipation
Pugh, Richard Stewart The strength and deformation characteristics of a soft alluvial clay under full scale loading conditions


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El-Ghamrawy, Moustafa Kamel Ali Kamel A sandy-clay till – some properties measured during consolidation and shear
Lopes, Francisco de Rezende The undrained bearing capacity of piles and plates studied by the finite element method
Rocha Filho, Pedricto Behaviour in cone penetration tests in saturated sands



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Costa Filho, Leandro De Moura A laboratory investigation of the small strain behaviour of London clay
Eetamaadi-Idaahi, M Foundation effects in free field ground motions
Martins, Manuel Carlos Reis Large model footing tests on a sandy clay till


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Egeli, Isfendiyar Pore pressures and volume changes in undrained saturated clays
Lupini, Juan Francisco The residual strength of cohesive soil
Takahashi, Masakazu Transient and cyclic behaviour of a sandy clay


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Gens, Antonio Stress-strain and strength characteristics of a low plasticity clay
Tsatsanifos, Christos Effective stress method for dynamic response analysis of horizontally layered soils


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Hight, David W Laboratory investigations of sea bed clays
Martins, John Paul Shaft resistance of axially loaded piles in clay
Symes, Matthew JPR Rotation of principal stresses in sand


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Chandler, Martin Philip The coastal landslides forming the undercliff of the Isle of Wight
De Campos, Tacio MP Two low plasticity clays under montonic and cyclic loading
Fourie, Andy B The behaviour of retaining walls in stiff clay


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Jardine, Richard J Investigations of pile-soil behaviour with special reference to the foundations of off-shore structures
Maswoswe, Justice Stress paths for a compacted soil during collapse due to wetting
Shibuya, Satoru Undrained behaviour of granular materials under principal stress rotation
Ziolkowski, Jose Carlos Numerical study of strain rate effects on stress-strain response of soils


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Leal Lemos, Luís Joaquim The effect of rate on the residual strength of soil
Menu, JMH Engineering studies of near-field earthquake ground motions
Ovando-Shelley, Efrain Stress-strain behaviour of granular soils tested in the triaxial apparatus


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Dounias, George Progressive failure in embankment dams
Maccarini, Marciano Laboratory studies of a weakly bonded artificial soil


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Georgiannou, Vassiliki N The behaviour of clayey sands under monotonic and cyclic loading
Haeri, Seyed Mohsen Response of earth and rockfill dams including dam foundation interaction effects
Schreiner, Deneys H Volume changes of compacted and highly plastic African clays
Toll, David G The behaviour of unsaturated compacted naturally occurring gravel


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Bond, Andrew J Behaviour of displacement piles in overconsolidated clays
Hellings, Jan E The strength and stiffness of soils associated with excavations
Nyaro, Dalmas L Finite element analysis of soil-structure interaction
Tika, Theodora The effect of rate of shear on the residual strength of soil


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Bressani, Luis A Experimental properties of bonded soils
Day, Rob A Finite element analysis of sheet-pile retaining walls
French, David J Investigation of a novel pile and anchorage system
Mahmoud, Mahmoud Aspects of the measurement of soil strength using rotating shear devices, with particular reference to the vane test


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Bommer, Julian J The design and engineering application of an earthquake strong motion database


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Lehane, Barry H Investigations of pile behaviour using instrumented field piles
Smith, Philip R The behaviour of natural high compressibility clays with special reference to construction on soft ground


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Ridley, Andrew M The measurement of soil moisture suction


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Ganendra, Dennis Finite element analysis of laterally loaded piles
Kovacevic, Nebojsa Nesha Numerical analyses of rockfill dams, cut slopes and road embankments
Mahabadi, SG Finite element analysis of earth dam layer systems subjected to strong earthquakes including radiation damping
Marinho, Fernando AM Shrinkage behaviour of some plastic soils
Menkiti, Chris O Behaviour of clay and clayey sand with particular reference to principal stress rotation
Sodeify, K Modelling for response analysis of earth dams subjected to travelling surface waves


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Parathiras, Achilleas N Displacement rate effects on residual strength of soils
Porovic, Esad Investigation of soil behaviour using a resonant column torsional shear hollow cylinder apparatus
Skempas, Marinos Dam abutment stability with particular reference to the Thisavros Dam
Srbulov, Milutin The prediction of ground sliding induced by strong earthquakes


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Addenbrooke, Trevor I Numerical analysis of tunnelling in stiff clay
Barakat, MA Measurements of ground settlement and building deformation due to tunnelling
Cottechia, Federica The effects of structure on the properties of an Italian Pleistocene clay
Free, Matthew W The attenuation of earthquake strong-motion in intraplate regions
Passas, N Petrophysical studies of penrith sandstone pertinent to its behaviour in extension
Simpson, KA Attenuation of strong ground motions incorporating near surface foundation conditions
Zdravkovic, Lidija Stress-strain-strength anisotropy of a granular medium under general stress


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Al-Derbi, MS Evidence for the constant nature of tensile strength in Sadus limestone, Saudi Arabia
Chen, Yung Chieh Seismic bearing capacity of shallow and deep strip foundations
Chow, Fiona Investigations into the behaviour of displacement piles for offshore foundations
Dineen, Kieran The influence of soil suction on compressibility and swelling
Standing, Jamie R Studies of the interface resistance of soil nails
Yeo, LW Anisotropic hydraulic properties of a rock fracture under normal shear loading


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Nyren, Rob Field measurements above twin tunnels in London clay
Zolfaghani, Mohammad R  GIS based seismic hazard assessment for Iran


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England, Melvin A pile behaviour model
Kuwano, Reiko The stiffness and yielding anisotropy of sand
Martinez, A The characterisation of near-field earthquake ground motions for engineering design


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Cunningham, Mark The mechanical behaviour of a reconstituted, unsaturated soil
Scott, S Definition of hazard-consistent earthquake ground-motions for engineering design and analysis
Sharif, Ather Khaja Dynamic performance investigation of base isolated structures
Shin, Jeong Han Numerical analysis of tunnelling in decomposed granite soil


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Colmenares-Montañez, Julio Esteban Suction and volume changes of compacted sand-bentonite mixtures
Douglas, John A critical reappraisal of some problems in engineering seismology
Rodriguez Pineda, Carlos Eduardo Hazard assessment of earthquake-induced landslides on natural slopes


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Hamm, T The response of a porous stone to water vapour
Pellew, Adam Field investigations into pile behaviour in clay
Saldivar Moguel, Emilio Investigation into the behaviour of displacements piles under cyclic and seismic loads


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Franzius, Jan Behaviour of buildings due to tunnel induced subsidence
Georgiadis, Konstantinos Development, implementation and application of partially saturated soil models in finite element analysis
Hardy, Stuart The implementation and application of dynamic finite element analysis to geotechnical problems
Nyambayo, Vincent P Numerical analysis of evapotranspiration and its influence on embankments
Roberts, JM Creep and soil structure interaction of integral bridges
Rolo, Reinaldo The anisotropic stress-strain-strength behaviour of brittle sediments
Schroeder, Felix The influence of bored piles on existing tunnels
Smith, Phil GC Numerical analysis of infiltration into partially saturated soil slopes


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Bourne-Webb, Peter Ultimate limit state analysis for embedded retaining walls
Grammatikopoulou, Angeliki Development, implementation and application of kinematic hardening models for overconsolidated clays
Melgarejo, Monica Lucia Laboratory and numerical investigations of soil-water retention curves
Tromans, Iain Behaviour of buried water supply pipelines in earthquake zones


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Gasparre, Apollonia Advanced laboratory characterisations of London clay
Jotisankasa, Apivat Collapse behaviour of a compacted silty clay
Qadimi, A The cyclic response of a carbonate sand through critical state soil mechanics
Ventouras, K Engineering behaviour of Thanet sand


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Foundoukos, Michael Investigation of soil anisotropy using a hollow cylinder apparatus and numerical analysis
Kontoe, Stavroula Development of time integration schemes and advanced boundary conditions for dynamic geotechnical analysis
Monroy, Rafael The influence of load and suction changes on the volumetric behaviour of compacted London clay
Nguyen, Anh Minh An investigation of the anisotropic stress-strain-strength characteristics of an Eocene clay
Nishimura, Satoshi Laboratory study on anisotropy of natural London clay


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Alvarado, Giovanny Influence of late cementation on the behaviour of reservoir sands
Edwards, David Numerical analysis of spudcan foundations
Potts, Vicky Geosynthetic reinforced fill as a load transfer platform to bridge voids
Bodas Freitas, Teresa Numerical modelling of the time dependent behaviour of clays
Zabidi, H Studies of karst in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


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Bodas Freitas, Teresa Numerical modelling of the time dependent behaviour of clays
Zabidi, H Studies of karst in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


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Abela, Jeanette Blinding struts in cut and cover excavations
Aldama Bustos, Guillermo An exploratory study of parameter sensitivity, representation of results and extensions of PSHA: Case study – United Arab Emirates
Zolghadr Zadeh, Hamed Nonlinear soil-structure interaction


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Arango Gaviria, Christina Ground-motion prediction for subduction-zone earthquakes: Insights from South and Central American data
Barreto Gonzales, Daniel Numerical and experimental investigation into the behaviour of granular materials under generalised stress states
Cavarretta, Ignazio The influence of particles characteristics on the engineering behaviour of granular materials
Cheung, Geraldine Micromechanics of sand production in oil wells
Papaspillou, Myrto On the incorporation of site response in probabilistic seismic hazard analyses
Schutz, Reinhard Numerical modelling of shotcrete for tunnelling
Shipton, Barbara The mechanics of transitional soils


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Fonseca, Joana The evolution of morphology and fabric of a sand during shearing
Giannopoulos, Konstantinos Numerical analysis of the re-use of piled roughed foundations
Taborda, David MG Development of constitutive models for application in soil dynamics
Tsiampousi, Katerina Numerical analysis of slopes in unsaturated soils
Wilkinson, Steve The microstructure of UK mudrocks


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Brosse, Amandine Study of the anisotropy of three British mudrocks using a hollow cylinder apparatus
Hosseini Kamal, Ramtin Experimental study of the geotechnical properties of UK mudrocks
Shen, Chin-Kang A micro-mechanical investigation of drained simple shear tests on dense sand using discrete element simulations


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Pedro, Antonio MG Geotechnical investigation of Ivens shaft in Lisbon
Rimoy, Siya Ageing and axial cyclic loading studies of displacement piles in sands


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Alhaj Abdalla, Khalid Mechanical response of two plastic clay soils from Sudan
Avgerinos, Vasilis Numerical investigation of tunnelling beneath existing tunnels
Han, Bo Hydro-mechanical coupling in numerical analysis of geotechnical structures under multi directional seismic loading
Huang, Xin Exploring critical-state behaviour using DEM
Newman, Tim Confined space hypoxia in the Thames Tideway tunnel
Ni Bhreasail, Aine An investigation of the micromechanical response of soil to one dimensional compression in varied thermal conditions
O’Donovan, John Micromechanics of wave propagation through granular material
Pelecanos, Loizos Seismic performance, analysis and design of earthfill dams
Shire, Tom Micromechanical study of suffusion in soils
Wan, Siu Pong Field investigation on effect of tunnelling in London clay
Yu, Jessica Assessing ground interaction effects and potential damage on existing tunnels before and after new excavation work


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Aghakouchak, Amin Advanced laboratory studies to explore the axial cyclic behaviour of driven piles
Cui, Wenjie Development, Implementation and Application of Thermo-hydro-mechanical Coupling for Soils in Finite Element Analysis
Lessi, Angeliki Seismic engineering: consistent representation of ground motion
Summersgill, Freya Numerical modelling of stiff clay cut slopes with non local strain regularisation


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Taylor, Howard Assessing the potential for suffusion in sands using x-ray micro-CT images


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Gawecka, Klementyna Numerical analysis of geothermal piles
Martinez Calonge, Daniel Experimental investigation of the thermo-mechanical behaviour and thermal properties of london clay
Tsaparli, Vasiliki Numerical modelling of earthquake induced liquefaction under irregular and multi-directional loading


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Buckley, Roisin The axial behaviour of displacement piles in chalk
Knight, Chris Fluid flow and drag in polydisperse granular materials subject to laminar seepage flow
Liu, Tingfa Advanced laboratory testing for offshore pile foundations under monotonic and cyclic loading
Skiada, Evangelia Consistent Incorporation of topography effects into ground motion prediction equations
Ushev, Emil Laboratory investigation of the mechanical properties of Cowden Till under static and cyclic conditions


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Abadias Gomez, David Constitutive modelling of cyclically loaded soils for application in offshore engineering
Ghiadistri, Giulia Constitutive modelling of compacted clays for applications in nuclear waste disposal
Mantikos, Vasileios Development of novel apparatus for establishing swelling and water retention characteristics of bentonite


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Hendarto Assessing local and global displacements from tunnelling and water extraction in Jakarta
Kirkham, Andrew  Development of a new temperature-controlled oedometer
Sailer, Eleonora Numerical modelling of thermo-active retaining walls


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Morgan, Tom Major faulting in London: Relating tectonic-scale processes to site-scale engineering geology
Scoular, Jennifer Using InSAR to identify potential geotechnical hazards for Tideway East and other tunnelling projects in London
Vinck, Ken Advanced geotechnical characterisation to support driven pile design at chalk sites


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Adesina, Peter The effects of particle shape and sample grading on the behaviour of granular materials
Bandera, Sara Fundamental analysis of the influence of structure on clay behaviour
Chen, Sihua Thermo-hydro-mechanical characterisation of London clay
Dominquez Quintans, Camelia Static and cyclic characterisation of sandy and silty soils deposited underwater
Edgar, Justyna Addressing infrastructure challenges posed by the Harwich Formation through understanding its geological origins
Elhusain, Luai Experimental study of collapse mechanisms in gravelly soils
Guo, Benjamin Reuse and Sustainability of Flood Defences
Liu, Ryan Yin Wai Numerical modelling of complex thermo-hydro-mechanical interactions in thermo-active pile foundations
Liu, Deyun The influence of particle size distribution on measures of states for granular materials and implications for small strain stiffness
Mider, Malgorzata Understanding geological evolution of chalk cliffs and coastal processes using InSAR
Möller, Julia Katharina Seismic response of monopile foundations for offshore wind turbines in liquefiable deposits
Quinteros, Santiago On the initial fabric and the monotonic triaxial behaviour of an undisturbed fluvial sand and its reconstituted counterparts
Ruiz López, Agustin Development of advanced numerical models for grey cast iron tunnel linings
Solans Roa, David Seismic performance of tailings sand dams
Zhou, Ding Numerical analysis of double-O-tube shield tunnelling



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Koronides, Marios Numerical and field investigation of dynamic soil-structure interaction at full-scale
Morimoto, Tokio Particle-scale numerical study on thermal behaviour of granular materials
Sassel, Tara DEM study of the behaviour of granular materials during drained cyclic loading
Wang, Zixiao An Investigation of ongoing displacements of active faults in the Gobi Desert using persistent scatterer interferometric synthetic aperture radar technique to support the permanent disposal of high-level waste in Beishan, China
Wen, Kai Dynamic and monotonic axial loading responses of piles driven for offshore wind turbines
Xue, Shuai Transient ground response during and after tunnelling