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Statistical grain size effects in fretting crack initiation
A crystal plasticity computational framework is developed and validated to investigate the microstructure sensitivity of crack initiation in fretting. Randomly distributed microstructure geometries are incorporated into a ...
Modelling of fretting in the pressure armour layer of flexible marine risers
This paper presents a computational methodology for frictional contact mechanics of the pressure armour layer in flexible risers. This will allow, for the first time, quantification of key fretting variables, such as contact ...
Stone column effectiveness in soils with creep: a numerical study
(Taylor & Francis, 2016-03-16)
While it is well established that vibro stone columns reduce primary settlement and improve bearing capacity, their effect on creep compression has largely been overlooked to date. However, with increasing pressure to ...
Heave-ho! A laboratory model of an underfloor environment incorporating pyritiferous fill
(NUI Galway, 2016)
Damage to domestic dwellings in the greater Dublin area of Ireland caused by the expansion of underfloor fill material containing pyrite has become a high-profile national problem in recent years. In this paper, a novel ...
Discussion: Interaction factor for large pile groups
(ICE Publishing, 2016-09-27)
The authors present an interesting paper on the use of the interaction factor method (IFM) for settlement analysis of large pile groups.
Some geotechnical characteristics of soft soil deposits along the Terryland River Valley, Galway
The ground conditions in the Terryland River Valley area present considerable site development challenges to geotechnical engineers. The soft soil formation consists of peat overlying very soft, highly compressible calcareous ...
A framework for determining unsaturated zone time lags at catchment scale
(Elsevier Masson, 2016-12-10)
The responses of waterbodies to agricultural programmes of measures are frequently delayed by hydrological time lags through the unsaturated zone and groundwater. Time lag may therefore, impede the achievement of remediation ...
Microplastics in sewage sludge: effects of treatment
(American Chemical Society, 2016-12-12)
Waste Water Treatment Plants (WWTPs) are receptors for the cumulative loading of microplastics (MPs) derived from industry, landfill, domestic waste water and storm water. The partitioning of MPs through the settlement ...
An analytical approach for the prediction of single pile and pile group behaviour in clay
In this paper, the 't-z method' is employed to describe the nonlinear behaviour of a single pile and is used to obtain simplified predictions of pile group behaviour by considering the interaction between two-piles in ...
Performance of novel media in stratified filters to remove organic carbon from lake water
(IWA Publishing, 2016-08-15)
Disinfection by-products (DBPs) are an ever-increasing occurrence in water networks, particularly those which abstract water from peatland areas. Although much research has been carried out to discover novel methods to ...