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-THESES IN CIVIL ENGINEERING-

REINFORCED SOIL
Unpaved Roads

 Love, J.P. (1985) D.Phil. "Model Testing of Geogrids in Unpaved Roads"


abstract | thesis (5.37MB, pdf)
 Burd, H.J. (1986) D.Phil. "A Large Displacement Finite Element Analysis of a
Reinforced Unpaved Road"
abstract | thesis (5.45MB, pdf)
 Fannin, R.J. (1986) D.Phil. "Geogrid Reinforcement of Granular Layers on Soft Clay
- a Study at Model and Full Scale"
abstract | thesis (4.84MB, pdf)
 Brocklehurst, C.J. (1993) D.Phil. "Finite Element Studies of Reinforced and
Unreinforced Two-Layer Soil Systems"
abstract | thesis (8.44MB, pdf)

Other reinforced soil applications

 Dyer, M.R. (1985) D.Phil. "Observation of the Stress Distribution in Crushed Glass
with Applications to Soil Reinforcement"
abstract | thesis (5.47MB, pdf)
 Palmeira, E.M. (1987) D.Phil. "The Study of Soil Reinforcement Interaction by
Means of Large Scale Laboratory Tests"
abstract | thesis (13.1MB, pdf)
 Pedley, M.J. (1990) D.Phil. "The Performance of Soil Reinforcement in Bending and
Shear"
abstract | thesis (18.2MB, pdf)
 Tei, K. (1993) D.Phil. "A Study of Soil Nailing in Sand"
abstract | thesis (7.08MB, pdf)
 Morris, J.D. (1999) D.Phil. "Physical and Numerical Modelling of Grouted Nails in
Clay"
abstract | thesis (7.18MB, pdf)

OFFSHORE FOUNDATIONS AND STRUCTURES

Piling

 Gue, S.S. (1984) D.Phil. "Ground Heave Around Driven Piles in Clay"
abstract | thesis (4.64MB, pdf)
 Evans, K.M. (1987) D.Phil. "A Model Study of the End Bearing Capacity of Piles in
Layered Calcareous Soils"
abstract | thesis (5.86MB, pdf)
 Coop, M.R. (1987) D.Phil. "Axial Capacity of Driven Piles in Clay"
abstract | thesis (7.49MB, pdf)
 Chaudhry, A.R. (1994) D.Phil. "Static Pile-Soil-Pile Interaction in Offshore Pile
Groups"
abstract | thesis (7.89MB, pdf)
Shallow foundations, jack-up units

 de Santa Maria, P.E.L. (1988) D.Phil. "Behaviour of Footings for Offshore Structures
under Combined Loads"
abstract | thesis (5.89MB, pdf)
 Bell, R.W. (1991) M.Sc. "The Analysis of Offshore Foundations Subjected to
Combined Loading"
abstract | thesis (5.73MB, pdf)
 Martin, C.M.(1994) D.Phil. "Physical and Numerical Modelling of Offshore
Foundations Under Combined Loads"
abstract | entire thesis(30.1MB, pdf) | chapters 1-4 (11.4MB, pdf) | chapters 5-8
(9.65MB, pdf) | tables and figures (9.10MB, pdf)
 Thompson, R.S.G. (1996) D.Phil. "Development of Non-Linear Numerical Models
Appropriate for the Analysis of Jack-up Units"
abstract | thesis(14.4MB, pdf)
 Ngo Tran, C.L. (1996) D.Phil. "The Analysis of Offshore Foundations Subjected to
Combined Loading"
abstract | thesis (7.68MB, pdf)
 Mangal, J.K. (1999) D.Phil. "Partially Drained Loading of Shallow Foundations on
Sand"
abstract | thesis (16.2MB, pdf)
 Cassidy, M.J. (1999) D.Phil. "Non-Linear Analysis of Jack-up Structures Subjected
to Random Waves"
abstract | contents pages (36kB, pdf) | entire thesis (3.1MB, pdf)
 Byrne, B.W. (2000) D.Phil. "Investigations of Suction Caissons in Dense Sand"
abstract | contents pages (18kB, pdf) | entire thesis (8.9MB, pdf)
 Nguyen-Sy, L. (2005) D.Phil. "The Theoretical Modelling of Circular Shallow
Foundation for Offshore Wind Turbines"
abstract | thesis (5.06Mb, pdf)
 Villalobos Jara, F.A. (2006) D.Phil. "Model Testing of Foundations for Offshore
Wind Turbines"
abstract | thesis (22.87Mb, pdf)
 Hazell, E. (2008) D.Phil. "Numerical and Experimental Studies of Shallow Cone
Penetration in Clay"
abstract | thesis (7.16Mb, pdf)

IN-SITU TESTING

 Coop, M.R. (1987) D.Phil. "Axial Capacity of Driven Piles in Clay"


abstract | thesis (7.49MB, pdf)
 May, R.E. (1987) D.Phil. "A Study of the Piezocone Penetrometer in Normally
Consolidated Clay"
abstract | thesis (5.75MB, pdf)
 Teh, C.I. (1987) D.Phil. "An Analytical Study of the Cone Penetration Test"
abstract | thesis (6.47MB, pdf)
 Nyirenda, Z.M. (1990) D.Phil. "Piezocone Studies in Lightly Overconsolidated Soil"
abstract | thesis (8.97MB, pdf)
 Schnaid, F. (1990) D.Phil. "A Study of the Cone- pressuremeter Test in Sand"
abstract | thesis (5.55MB, pdf)
 Yu, H.S. (1990) D.Phil. "Cavity Expansion Theory and its Application to the Analysis
of Pressuremeters"
abstract | thesis (5.41MB, pdf)
 Nutt, N.R.F. (1993) D.Phil. "Development of the Cone Pressuremeter"
abstract | thesis (7.84MB, pdf)
 Smith, M.G. (1993) D.Phil. "A Laboratory Study of the Marchetti Dilatometer"
abstract | thesis (7.97MB, pdf)
 Yao, M. (1996) M.Sc. "A Study of the Effect of Length to Diameter Ratio on the
Results of Pressuremeter Tests"
abstract | thesis (4.46MB, pdf)

UNSATURATED AND GASSY SOILS

 Nageswaran, S. (1983) D.Phil. "Effects of Gas Bubbles on the Sea-Bed Behaviour"


abstract | thesis (6.69MB, pdf)
 Wheeler, S.J. (1986) D.Phil. "Stress-Strain Behaviour of Soils Containing Gas
Bubbles"
abstract | thesis (9.83MB, pdf)
 Gardner, T.N. (1988) D.Phil. "The Acoustic Properties of Gassy Soil"
abstract | thesis (8.07MB, pdf)
 Thomas, S.D. (1988) D.Phil. "The Consolidation Behaviour of Gassy Soil"
abstract | thesis (11.0MB, pdf)
 Sharma, R.S. (1998) D.Phil. "Mechanical Behaviour of Unsaturated Highly
Expansive Clays"
abstract | thesis (15.8MB pdf)

SEDIMENTATION AND CONSOLIDATION OF SOFT CLAYS

 Lee, K. (1979) D.Phil. "An Analytical and Experimental Study of Large Strain
Consolidation"
abstract | thesis (7.89MB, pdf)
 Been, K. (1980) D.Phil. "Stress-Strain Behaviour of a Cohesive Soil Deposited Under
Water"
abstract | thesis (5.37MB, pdf)
 Elder, D. McG. (1985) D.Phil. "Stress-Strain and Strength Behaviour of Very Soft
Soil Sediment"
abstract | thesis (7.97MB, pdf)
 Bowden, R.K. (1988) D.Phil. "Compression Behaviour and Shear Strength
Characteristics of a Natural Silty Clay Sedimented in the Laboratory"
abstract | thesis (8.13MB, pdf)
 Lee, M. (2000) M.Sc. "An Experimental and Analytical Study of Electrokinetic
Consolidation"
abstract
 Bartholomeeusen, G. (2003) D.Phil. "Compound Shock Waves and Creep
Behaviour in Sediment Beds"
abstract | thesis (2.33MB, pdf)
 Lintern, D.G. (2003) D.Phil. "Influences of Flocculation on Bed Properties for Fine-
Grained Cohesive Sediment"
abstract | thesis (14.9MB, pdf)
TUNNELLING AND TRENCHLESS TECHNOLOGY
Pipejacking and pipebursting

 Ripley, K.J. (1989) D.Phil. "The Performance of Jacked Pipes"


abstract | thesis (11.3MB, pdf)
 Swee, J.L.K. (1991) D.Phil. "Pipebursting: Model Tests"
abstract
 Norris, P. (1992) D.Phil. "The Behaviour of Jacked Concrete Pipes During Site
Installation"
abstract | thesis (17MB, pdf)
 Zhou, J.-Q. (1998) D.Phil. "Numerical Analysis and Laboratory Test of Concrete
Jacking Pipes"
abstract | thesis (48.9MB pdf)
 Marshall, M.A. (1998) D. Phil. "Pipe-Jacked Tunnelling: Jacking Loads and Ground
Movements"
abstract | thesis (7.37MB pdf)
 Psomas, S (2001) M.Sc. "Properties of Foam/Sand Mixtures for Tunnelling
Applications"
abstract | thesis (1.64MB pdf)
 Pena Duarte , M (2007) D.Phil. "Foam as a Soil Conditioner in Tunnelling: Physical
and Mechanical Properties of Conditioned Sands"
abstract | thesis(1.64MB pdf)

Tunnelling (general)

 Chow, L. (1994) M.Sc. "The Prediction of Surface Settlements Due to Tunnelling in


Soft Ground"
abstact | thesis (5.84MB, pdf)
 Kim, S.-H. (1996) D.Phil. "Model Testing and Analysis of Interactions between
Tunnels in Clay"
abstact | thesis (15.6MB, pdf)
 Liu Gang (1997) D.Phil. "Numerical Modelling of Damage to Masonry Buildings Due
to Tunnelling"
abstact | thesis (5.51MB, pdf)
 Augarde, C.E. (1997) D.Phil. "Numerical Modelling of Tunnelling Processes for
Assessment of Damage to Buildings"
abstact | thesis (7.70MB, pdf)
 Bloodworth, A.G. (2002) D.Phil. "Three-Dimensional Analysis of Tunnelling Effects
on Structures to Develop Design Methods"
abstract | thesis(3.85MB, pdf)
 Pickhaver, J.A. (2006) D.Phil. "Numerical Modelling of Building Response to
Tunnelling"
abstract | thesis (41MB, pdf)

FLOW OF GRANULAR MATERIALS


 Saperstein, L.W. (1967) D.Phil. "The Dynamics of Granular Solids"
abstract | thesis (5.01MB, pdf)
 Wilson, J. (1970) D.Phil. "Forces Exerted on Solid Bodies Moving Through
Cohesionless Soils"
abstract

ENVIRONMENTAL APPLICATIONS

 Harbottle, M.J. (2003) D.Phil. "The Use of Electrokinetics to Enhance the


Degradation of Organic Contaminants in Soils"
abstract | thesis (2.78MB, pdf)

CONCRETE

 O'Mahoney, M.M. (1990) D.Phil. "Recycling of Materials in Civil Engineering"


abstract | thesis (7.30MB, pdf)
 Nguyen, G.D. (2005) D.Phil. "A Thermodynamic Approach to Constitutive Modelling
of Concrete using Damage Mechanics and Plasticity Theory"
abstract | thesis (3.20MB, pdf)

STRUCTURAL DYNAMICS

 Thompson, R.S.G. (1996) D.Phil. "Development of Non-Linear Numerical Models


Appropriate for the Analysis of Jack-up Units"
abstract | thesis (14.4MB, pdf)
 Cassidy, M.J. (1999) D.Phil. "Non-Linear Analysis of Jack-up Structures Subjected
to Random Waves"
abstract | contents pages (36kB, pdf) | entire thesis (3.1MB, pdf)
 Falati, S. (1999) D.Phil. "The contribution of non-structural components to the overall
dynamic behaviour of concrete floor slabs"
abstract | thesis (16MB, pdf)
 Williams, D.M. (2000) D.Phil. "Numerical Modelling of Real Time Sub-Structure
testing "
abstract | thesis (2.2MB, pdf)
 Neild, S.A. (2001) D.Phil. "Using Non-Linear Vibration Techniques to Detect
Damage in Concrete Bridges"
abstract | thesis (5.3MB, pdf)
 Clément, D.E. (2002) D.Phil. "Seismic Analysis of Knee Elements for Steel Frames"
abstract | thesis (13.9MB, pdf)
 Grey, M. (2006) M.Sc "Finite Element Seismic Analysis of Guyed Masts "
abstract | thesis (4.82Mb, pdf)
 Bonnet, P.A. (2006) D.Phil "The Development of Multi-Axis Real-Time Substructure
Testing"
abstract | thesis (4.98Mb, pdf)
 Sim, J.H.H. (2006) D.Phil. "Human-Structure Interaction in Cantilever Grandstands"
abstract | thesis part 1 (1.49Mb) | thesis part 2 (11.4Mb)
 Ehland, A. (2009) D.Phil. "Vibrations of precast and partially prestressed floor
systems under moving loads"
 abstract | thesis (15.59Mb, pdf)

STRUCTURAL GLASS

 Crompton, P.R. (1999) M.Sc. "Assessment of Design Procedures for Structural


Glass Beams"
abstract | thesis (2.77MB, pdf)
 Porter, M.I. (2001) D.Phil. "Aspects of Structural Design with Glass"
abstract | thesis (4.5MB, pdf)

DEPLOYABLE STRUCTURES

 Lengyel, A. (2002) D.Phil. "Analogy between Equilibrium of Structures and


Compatibility of Mechanisms"
abstract | thesis (1.17MB, pdf)
 Chen, Y. (2003) D.Phil. "Design of Structural Mechanisms"
abstract | thesis (3.55MB, pdf)
 Kuribayashi, K. (2004) D.Phil. "A Novel Foldable Stent Graft"
abstract | thesis (76.14MB, pdf)
 Melin, N. (2004) D.Phil. "Application of Bennett Mechanisms to Long-Span Shelters"
abstract | thesis (2.53MB, pdf)

FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS


A number of other theses make use of Finite Element Analysis, but the following concentrate
principally on this area of work.

 Burd, H.J. (1986) D.Phil. "A Large Displacement Finite Element Analysis of a
Reinforced Unpaved Road"
abstract | thesis (5.45MB, pdf)
 Teh, C.I. (1987) D.Phil. "An Analytical Study of the Cone Penetration Test"
abstract | thesis (6.47MB, pdf)
 Yu, H.S. (1990) D.Phil. "Cavity Expansion Theory and its Application to the Analysis
of Pressuremeters"
abstract | thesis (5.41MB, pdf)
 Bell, R.W. (1991) M.Sc. "The Analysis of Offshore Foundations Subjected to
Combined Loading"
abstract | thesis (5.73MB, pdf)
 Brocklehurst, C.J. (1993) D.Phil. "Finite Element Studies of Reinforced and
Unreinforced Two-Layer Soil Systems"
abstract | thesis (8.44MB, pdf)
 Chaudhry, A.R. (1994) D.Phil. "Static Pile-Soil-Pile Interaction in Offshore Pile
Groups"
abstract | thesis (7.89MB, pdf)
 Chow, L. (1994) M.Sc. "The Prediction of Surface Settlements Due to Tunnelling in
Soft Ground"
abstract | thesis (5.84MB, pdf)
 Ngo Tran, C.L. (1996) D.Phil. "The Analysis of Offshore Foundations Subjected to
Combined Loading"
abstract | thesis (7.68MB, pdf)
 Yao, M. (1996) M.Sc. "A Study of the Effect of Length to Diameter Ratio on the
Results of Pressuremeter Tests"
abstract | thesis (4.46MB, pdf)
 Liu Gang (1997) D.Phil. "Numerical Modelling of Damage to Masonry Buildings Due
to Tunnelling"
abstract | thesis (5.51MB, pdf)
 Augarde, C.E. (1997) D.Phil. "Numerical Modelling of Tunnelling Processes for
Assessment of Damage to Buildings"
abstract | thesis (7.70MB, pdf)
 Zhou, J.-Q. (1998) D.Phil. "Numerical Analysis and Laboratory Test of Concrete
Jacking Pipes"
abstract | thesis (48.9MB pdf)
 Bloodworth, A.G. (2002) D.Phil. "Three Dimensional Analysis of Tunnelling Effects
on Structures to Develop Design Methods"
abstract |thesis (3.85MB, pdf)
 Likitlersuang, S. (2003) D.Phil. "A Hyperplasticity Model For Clay Behaviour: An
Application To Bangkok Clay"
Abstract | thesis (6.79MB, pdf)

COMPUTATIONAL HYDRAULICS

 Kaar, E.T. (1991) D.Phil. "Curvilinear Systems Modelling of Pollutant Transport in


Shallow Waters"
abstract
 Akponasa, G.A. (1992) D.Phil. "Solution of the Contravariant Shallow Water
Equations Using Boundary-Fitted Coordinate Systems"
abstract
 Greaves, D.M. (1995) D.Phil. "Numerical modelling of laminar separated flows and
inviscid steep waves using adaptive hierarchical meshes"
abstract
 Saalehi, A. (1996) D.Phil. "Quadtree-based finite element modelling of laminar
separated flow past a cylinder"
abstract
 Cruz Leon, S. (1997) D.Phil. "Numerical Solution of the Shallow Water Equations on
Quadtree Grids"
abstract
 Chern, M.-J. (1999) D.Phil. "3-D pseudospectral model of free surface and viscous
flows"
 Park, K.-Y. (1999) D.Phil. "Quadtree grid numerical model of nearshore wave-
current interaction"
 Ohl, C. (1999) D.Phil. "Free surface disturbances and non-linear run-up around
offshore structures"
 Turnbull, M. (1999) D.Phil. "The numerical modelling of steep waves interacting with
structures"
WIND ENGINEERING

 Gumley, S.J. (1981) D.Phil. "Tubing Systems for the Measurement of Fluctuating
Pressures"
abstract
 Green, D.W. R. (1983) D.Phil. "A Wind Tunnel Study of Flow Over Hills"
abstract
 Rutledge, K.W. (1984) D.Phil. "Wind Tunnel Modelling of Buoyant Plumes"
abstract
 Letchford, C.W. (1987) D.Phil. "Pneumatic Averaging and its Application in Wind
Engineering"
abstract
 Tasker, M.N. (1987) D.Phil. "The Effect of Heat Transfer on the Dispersion of Cold
Dense Gases"
abstract
 Parkinson, H.G. (1987) D.Phil. "Measurements of Wind Flow Over Models of a Hill"
abstract
 Minson, A.J. (1993) D.Phil. "Use of Laser Doppler Anemometer Measurements near
Model Buildings to Determine Wind Loading on Building Attachments"
abstract
 Marwood, R. (1996) D.Phil. "An Investigation of Conical Roof-Edge Vortices"
abstract
 Marshall, B. J. (1999) D.Phil. "Wind Flow Structures and Wind Forces in Forests"
abstract | thesis (4.02MB, pdf)
 Nelmes, S.J. (1999) D.Phil. "Design of Shetlerbelts"