PhD title: Centrifuge tests of monopile foundations under cyclic lateral loading
Supervisor: Dr Alec Marshall and Dr Charles Heron
PhD title: Soil-pile Interaction due to Railway Induced Vibration
Supervisors: Dr Charles Heron and Dr Alec Marshall
PhD title: A Micro-Mechanical Study of Soil-Structure Interfaces
Supervisors: Dr Alec Marshall, Dr Charles Heron and Prof. Glenn McDowell
PhD Title: Dynamic Soil-Structure Interaction of Offshore Monopiles under Cyclic Loading
Supervisors: Luke J Prendergast, Dr Alec Marshall, and Dr Charles Heron
PhD Title: A Scale analysis of axisymmetric granular column collapses over a range of elevated gravitational accelerations
Supervisors: Dr Charles Heron and Barbara Turnbull
Granular flows can be found both in nature, as landslides, debris flows and rockfalls, and across a range of industries, such as food and pharmaceutical processing. In this research, we focus on the environmental setting, where the granular flow is typically complicated by the presence of water and a huge range of particle sizes present. These two factors greatly alter the scaling of these flows when creating laboratory prototypes.
The overall aim of the project, with the use of centrifuge testing, is to establish which dynamic processes determining flow outcomes are governed by which particle size ranges and to then implement these findings within simple analytical models and scalable numerical models which can be used to predict flow behaviour.
PhD Title: An investigation of tunnel-pile-building interaction using hybrid centrifuge modelling
Supervisors: Dr Alec Marshall, Dr Bahman Ghiassi and Dr Jelena Ninic
PhD title: Tunnel-pile interaction in layered sand.
Supervisors: Dr Alec Marshall and Dr Charles Heron
My research aims to explore the influence of tunnel excavation in layered sand on the surface deformation and piles at different positions. A series of geotechnical centrifuge tests as well as additional methods at Nottingham Centre for Geomechanics will be conducted to collect data for further processing and analyzing.
The research findings will reveal tunneling-soil-pile interaction in layered sand modeling cases and provide references for project sites.
PhD Title: The effect of tunnelling on buildings with piled foundations
Supervisors: Dr Charles Heron and Professor Barbara Turnbull
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