Recent Submissions

  • Development of a Global Energy Management System for non-energy intensive multi-site industrial organisations: A methodology 

    Finnerty, Noel; Sterling, Raymond; Coakley, Daniel; Contreras, Sergio; Coffey, Ronan; Keane, Marcus M. (Elsevier, 2017-01-25)
    For multi-site organisations, informed decision making on capital investment aimed at improving energy performance and cutting carbon emissions, across a global site base, is a complex problem. This work presents the ...
  • Environmental impacts of milk powder and butter manufactured in the Republic of Ireland 

    Finnegan, William; Goggins, Jamie; Clifford, Eoghan; Zhan, Xinmin (Elsevier, 2016-11-11)
    The abolition of the milk quota system that was in place in Europe was abolished in 2015, which instigated an immediate increase in milk production in many European countries. This increase "will aid in addressing the ...
  • Creep improvement factors for vibro-replacement design 

    Sexton, Brian G.; Sivakumar, Vinayagamoothy; McCabe, Bryan A. (ICE Publishing, 2017-02)
    Although the vibro-replacement stone column technique is being deployed increasingly in soft cohesive soil deposits in which creep settlements may be significant/dominant, the majority of existing stone column settlement ...
  • Ground heave induced by installing stone columns in clay soils 

    McCabe, Bryan A.; Kamrat-Pietraszewska, Daniela; Egan, Derek (ICE Publishing, 2013-12)
    Measurements of ground heave induced by installing stone columns in soft clay are presented in this paper. These measurements are likely to provide guidance to practitioners concerned about the possible impact of column ...
  • A laboratory study of the expansion of an Irish pyritic mudstone/siltstone fill material 

    Sutton, David; McCabe, Bryan A.; O'Connell, Aidan; Cripps, John C. (Elsevier, 2012-11-07)
    Extensive damage to dwellings in the east of Ireland, arising from the expansive pyritic fill material used beneath the floor slabs, prompted the laboratory study presented in this paper to quantify the expansion and study ...
  • Discussion: Interaction factor for large pile groups 

    Wang, A.D.; Wang, W.D.; Huang, M.S.; Wu, J.B.; Sheil, Brian B.; McCabe, Bryan A. (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.
  • An analytical approach for the prediction of single pile and pile group behaviour in clay 

    Sheil, Brian B.; McCabe, Bryan A. (Elsevier, 2016-02-21)
    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 ...
  • Prediction of pile settlement using artificial neural networks based on standard penetration test data 

    Nejad, F. Pooya; Jaksa, Mark B.; Kakhi, M.; McCabe, Bryan A. (2009)
    In recent years artificial neural networks (ANNs) have been applied to many geotechnical engineering problems with some degree of success. With respect to the design of pile foundations, accurate prediction of pile settlement ...
  • An improved experimental test set-up to study the performance of granular columns 

    Black, J.; Sivakumar, V.; Madhav, M.R.; McCabe, Bryan A. (ASTM International, 2006-03)
    This paper describes an innovative design of a newly developed large test setup for testing the performance of footings supported on soft clay reinforced with granular columns. This advanced testing method is used to examine ...
  • A finite element-based approach for predictions of rigid pile group stiffness efficiency in clays 

    Sheil, Brian B.; McCabe, Bryan A. (Springer Verlag, 2013-08-17)
    This paper presents a finite element parametric study of several variables that affect the stiffness efficiency of rigidly capped pile groups with a view to developing a solution for preliminary design purposes. Previous ...
  • Pile group settlement estimation: suitability of nonlinear interaction factors 

    McCabe, Bryan A.; Sheil, Brian B. (American Society of Civil Engineers, 2015-06)
    In this paper, predictions of pile settlement determined by appropriate superposition of two-pile interaction factors are compared with those computed from continuum analysis. A finite-element package is used in conjunction ...
  • Appraising stone column settlement prediction methods using finite element analyses 

    Sexton, Brian G.; McCabe, Bryan A.; Castro, Jorge (Springer Verlag, 2014-09-26)
    Numerous approaches exist for the prediction of the settlement improvement offered by the vibro-replacement technique in weak or marginal soil deposits. The majority of the settlement prediction methods are based on the ...
  • Empirical correlations for the compression index of Irish soft soils 

    McCabe, Bryan A.; Sheil, Brian B.; Long, Michael M.; Buggy, Fintan J.; Farrell, Eric R. (ICE Institution of Civil Engineers, 2014-09-08)
    Numerous correlations have been developed in the literature relating the compression index Cc of soft soils to simple index properties that serve as a useful reality check on oedometer test results. However, many of these ...
  • Modelling stone column installation in an elasto-viscoplastic soil 

    McCabe, Bryan A.; Sexton, Brian G. (Taylor & Francis, 2014-12-31)
    The majority of numerical studies investigating stone column performance have used “wished-in-place” columns (no installation effects) in conjunction with elastoplastic soil models (no viscous effects). In the first part ...
  • An embodied carbon and embodied energy appraisal of a section of Irish motorway constructed in peatlands 

    Duggan, Alan R.; McCabe, Bryan A.; Goggins, Jamie; Clifford, Eoghan (Elsevier, 2015-01-29)
    In addition to the customary drivers of cost and timely project delivery, embodied energy (EE) and embodied carbon (EC) have come to prominence in recent years as major design considerations in all aspects of large-scale ...
  • Numerical modelling of pile foundation angular distortion 

    Sheil, Brian B.; McCabe, Bryan A. (Elsevier, 2015-05-16)
    In this paper, the PLAXIS 3-D Foundation finite element (FE) software package, in conjunction with the nonlinear Hardening Soil (HS) constitutive model, is employed in an extensive parametric study of the angular distortion ...
  • Stone column settlement performance in structured anisotropic clays: the influence of creep 

    Sexton, Brian G.; McCabe, Bryan A.; Karstunen, Minna; Sivasithamparam, Nallathamby (Elsevier, 2016-07-15)
    The recently developed elasto-viscoplastic Creep-SCLAY1S model has been used in conjunction with PLAXIS 2D to investigate the effectiveness of vibro-replacement in a creep-prone clay. The Creep-SCLAY1S model accounts for ...
  • Pyritiferous mudstone-siltstone: expansion rate measurement and prediction 

    McCabe, Bryan A.; McKeon, Éanna P.; Virbukiene, Rasa J.; Mannion, Patrick J.; O'Connell, Aidan M. (Geological Society, 2015)
    The expansion rates of a pyritiferous Irish mudstone-siltstone fill material have been measured over a period of 19 months in an apparatus devised to replicate underfloor conditions. The testing, performed in a ...
  • Shaft resistance of driven cast-in-situ piles in sand 

    Flynn, Kevin N.; McCabe, Bryan A. (NRC Research Press, 2015-06-25)
    Driven cast-in-situ (DCIS) piles are classified as a large displacement pile, despite sharing certain aspects of their construction with replacement pile types. However, there are relatively few case histories of load tests ...
  • Biaxial loading of offshore monopiles: numerical modelling 

    Sheil, Brian B.; McCabe, Bryan A. (American Society of Civil Engineers, 2016-05-18)
    In this study, finite-element (FE) modeling was used to examine the influence of biaxial lateral loading of a monopile foundation. Two different soil models were adopted to investigate the influence of state-dependent and ...

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