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    • Analysis of jacking force data for microtunnels in glacial till at Kilcock, Ireland 

      Curran, Brien G.; McCabe, Bryan A. (IOS Press, 2011)
      Although the application of microtunnelling to pipeline construction has grown considerably in Ireland in recent times, there is very little published guidance on the jacking forces that might be expected in Irish ground ...
    • Axial load behaviour of a driven cast in situ pile in sand 

      Flynn, Kevin N.; McCabe, Bryan A.; Egan, Derek (GeoEngineer, 2013)
      [No abstract available]
    • Blackpool South Strategy project: analysis of pipe-jacking records 

      O’Dwyer, Kevin G.; McCabe, Bryan A.; Sheil, Brian B.; Hernon, David P. (Civil Engineering Research in Ireland CERI, 2018-08-29)
      In recent years, there has been an increased resort to microtunnelling/pipe-jacking as a means of constructing underground conduits (for water, sewage, gas and other utilities) to avoid on-street disruption in urban areas. ...
    • Carbonation in stabilised peat: an accelerated pilot study 

      Duggan, Alan R.; McCabe, Bryan A.; Clifford, Eoghan; Goggins, Jamie (ICE Institution of Civil Engineers, 2015)
      Due to stringent environmental regulations, embodied carbon estimates are being used increasingly to assess the environmental impact of major building and infrastructure projects, including their geotechnical components. ...
    • Driven cast-in-situ piles in granular soil: applicability of CPT methods for pile capacity 

      Flynn, Kevin N.; McCabe, Bryan A.; Egan, D. (CBT'14, 2014)
      Most CPT-based design methods for driven piles are heavily influenced by research on preformed driven piles. In this paper, a critical review is made of the ability of these methods to predict the total capacity of driven ...
    • Energy transfer ratio for hydraulic pile driving hammers 

      Flynn, Kevin N.; McCabe, Bryan A. (NUI Galway, 2016-08-29)
      The ability of hydraulic pile driving hammers to overcome energy losses during freefall enables a greater proportion of the impact energy to be transferred to the pile in comparison to diesel hammers. This percentage, ...
    • Experimental investigation of the response of a driven pile in soft silt 

      Gallagher, D.; Gavin, K.; McCabe, Bryan A.; Lehane, Barry M. (National University of Ireland Galway, 2004-12-01)
      The paper describes the results of field tests carried out using highly instrumented piles at a very soft estuarine clayey silt deposit at Kinnegar, Belfast. The site has been used for a number of years as a geotechnical ...
    • Factors affecting Embodied Carbon/Embodied Energy associated with ground improvements techniques for construction on peat 

      Duggan, Alan R.; McCabe, Bryan A.; Goggins, Jamie; Clifford, Eoghan (NUI Galway, 2012)
      In addition to the traditional drivers of cost and timely programme delivery, embodied energy (EE) and embodied carbon (EC) have emerged as major considerations in all aspects (including geotechnical) of large construction ...
    • Heave-ho! A laboratory model of an underfloor environment incorporating pyritiferous fill 

      McKeon, E.P.; McCabe, Bryan A.; Sexton, Brian G.; Cavalcante, M.; Ibanez-Valle, J.L.; O'Connell, A.M. (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 ...
    • Installation of a reduced-scale pile group in silt 

      McCabe, Bryan A.; Gavin, K.G.; Kennelly, M.E. (IHS BRE Press, 2008)
      This paper presents measurements of total stress and pore pressure made during and after the installation of a reduced scale group of five piles in a soft estuarine silt. The instrumentation includes pore pressure and ...
    • Is geotechnical education meeting industry demands? The Irish position 

      McCabe, Bryan A.; Phillips, D. T. (National University of Ireland Galway, 2008-06-02)
      This paper presents the results of a survey carried out in late 2007 to gauge how geoengineering education is perceived to meet the demands of Irish industry. The survey was internet-based and the responses provide some ...
    • Laboratory Push-In Resistance Tests (PIRT) in a cement-stabilised pseudo-fibrous peat 

      Ó Conchubhair, Iarfhlaith; McCabe, Bryan A.; Timoney, Martin J. (Civil Engineering Research in Ireland CERI, 2018-08-29)
      Deep dry soil mixing (DDSM) is a form of ground improvement in which dry binders are injected and mixed in situ, forming individual columns, rows or interlocking panels, thereby improving the geotechnical characteristics ...
    • Measured and predicted t-z curves for a driven pile in lightly overconsolidated silt 

      McCabe, Bryan A.; Lehane, Barry M. (National University of Ireland Galway, 2008-04-03)
      Data from a static compression load test on a single driven pile in a lightly overconsolidated silt are presented in this paper. The pile was equipped with vibrating wire strain gauges along its length enabling its load ...
    • Observed installation effects of vibro-replacement stone columns in soft clay 

      Egan, D.; Scott, W.; McCabe, Bryan A. (National University of Ireland Galway, 2008-09-03)
      The installation of vibro replacement stone columns in any soil causes significant changes to the stress regime around each probe location. In soft clays, the principal effects are caused by a cavity expansion mechanism ...
    • Real-time monitoring and performance of retaining structures 

      Baily, Eugene; McCabe, Bryan A.; Goggins, Jamie; Kieran, Paul (NUI Galway, 2014-08)
      The advent of reliable real-time monitoring devices has changed the way we monitor the construction of geotechnical infrastructure. This paper presents a case study where Shaped Accel Arrays (SAA) were employed as part ...
    • Some geotechnical characteristics of soft soil deposits along the Terryland River Valley, Galway 

      Quigley, Paul; McCabe, Bryan A.; Hunt, Pat; Rodgers, Michael (2016)
      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 ...
    • Stabilisation of a dredged marine sediment: geotechnical and contaminant leaching properties 

      Zhang, Wanlu; McCabe, Bryan A.; Morrison, Liam (Civil Engineering Research in Ireland CERI, 2018-08-29)
      In this paper, contaminated sediment dredged from a commercial harbour in Ireland was stabilized using Ordinary Portland cement (OPC) alone and in combination with Ground Granulated Blast Furnace Slag (GGBS). The engineering ...
    • Strength and durability performance of stabilised soil block masonry units 

      Gavigan, Declan; Goggins, Jamie; McCabe, Bryan A. (IABSE, 2012)
      This paper presents the findings from laboratory strength and durability tests on stabilised soil blocks (SSBs). SSBs are masonry units formed by compressing a mixture of soil and a stabiliser such as cement and water in ...
    • Stress changes associated with driving pile groups in clayey silt 

      McCabe, Bryan A.; Lehane, Barry M. (National University of Ireland Galway, 2003)
      Measurements obtained from lateral total stress sensors located on the centre pile of a small driven pile group and pneumatic piezometers installed in the vicinity of the group are used to assess the disturbance associated ...
    • Use of carbon calculation tools for sustainable cycle network design 

      Manton, Richard; Duggan, Alan R.; Goggins, Jamie; McCabe, Bryan A.; Clifford, Eoghan (NUI Galway, 2012)
      In recent years European cycling has undergone a renaissance with various initiatives including the establishment of EuroVelo and the proposed European trans-border cycling infrastructure. Significant advances on this ...