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Geotechnical Research Group

Grúpa Taighde Geoiteicniúil

Publications

Publications

Book Chapters

Farrell, E.R., Long, M., Gavin, K. Henry, T.; (2006) 'Chapter 4: Geotechnics of Landslides' In: Creighton, R (eds). Landslides in Ireland . Dublin: Geological Survey of Ireland. , pp.23-31 

 

Edited Books

Ni Nuallain, Nora Aine, O'Connor, Alan and Gavin, Kenneth (Ed.). (2006) Proceedings of the 3rd National Bridge and Transportation Infrastructure Symposium . Dublin

 

Peer Reviewed Journals

Prendergast, L.J., Gavin, K. (2014), A review of bridge scour monitoring techniques, Journal of Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering 6 (2) pp. 138-149 2014

Tolooiyan, A. and Gavin, K.; (2013) 'The base resistance of non-displacement piles in sand. Part 2: finite element analysis'. Ice Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, December 2013

Gavin, K., Cadogan, D., Tolooiyan, A. and Casey, P.; (2013) 'The Base Resistance of non-displacement piles in Sand. Part 1: Field Tests'. Ice Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, December.

Prendergast, L.J., Hester, D., Gavin, K., O'Sullivan, J.J. (2013), An investigation of the changes in the natural frequency of a pile affected by scour, Journal of Sound and Vibration, vol 332, issue 25, 09 December 2013, pp. 6685 - 6702

Gavin, K., Igoe, D and Kirwan, L (2013) The effect of ageing on the axial capacity of piles in sand, Proceedings of the ICE - Geotechnical Engineering, Volume 166, Issue 2, 01 April 2013 , pages 122 –130

Doherty, P and Gavin, K. (2013), Pile ageing in Cohesive Soils, Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 139 (9): 1620-1624

Paul Doherty and Kenneth Gavin (2012) 'Axial cyclic and rapid load tests on displacement piles in soft clay'. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering , 138 (8):1022-1026.

Gavin. K , and Tolooiyan. A; (2012) 'An Investigation of Correlation Factors Linking Footing Resistance on Sand with Cone Penetration Test Results'. Computers and Geotechnics , 46 :84-92.

Gavin, K, Igoe, D & Doherty, P; (2011) 'Piles for offshore wind turbines: A state of the art review'. Ice Geotechnical Engineering Journal , Volume 164 (4):245-256.

David Igoe and Kenneth Gavin; (2011) 'The Shaft Capacity of Pipe Piles in Sand'. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering , .

Doherty, P & Gavin, K; (2011) 'The shaft capacity of displacement piles in clay: A state of the art review'. International Journal of Geotechnical and Geological Engineering , 29 (4):389-410.

Kenneth Gavin; (2011) 'Case study of an project based learning course in civil engineering design'. European Journal of Engineering Education , 36 (6).


Tolooiyan, A,Gavin, K; (2011) 'Modelling the Cone Penetration Test in sand using Cavity Expansion and Arbitrary Lagrangian Eulerian Finite Element Methods'. Computers and Geotechnics , 38 :482-490.

Paul Doherty and Kenneth Gavin; (2011) 'The shaft capacity of open-ended piles in clay'. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering , .

Donohue, S., Gavin, K. and Tolooiyan, A.; (2011) 'Geophysical and geotechnical assessment of a railway embankment failure'. Near Surface Geophysics , 9 (1):33-44. http://nsg.eage.org/details.php?pubid=43248

Kenneth Gavin; (2010) 'Design of the curriculum for a second-cycle course in civil engineering in the context of the Bologna framework'. European Journal of Engineering Education , .

Kenneth Gavin, David Gallagher, Paul Doherty and Bryan McCabe; (2010) 'Field investigation of the effect of installation method on the shaft capacity of piles in clay'. Canadian Geotechnical Journal , .

Kenneth Gavin and Jianfeng Xue; (2010) 'Design charts for the stability analysis of unsaturated soil slopes'. International Journal of Geotechnical and Geological Engineering , .

Paul Doherty, Kenneth Gavin and David Gallagher; (2010) 'Field investigation of the base resistance of pipe piles in clay'. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers-Geotechnical Engineering , 163 (1):13-22.

Igoe, D,Doherty, P,Gavin, K; (2010) 'The development and testing of an instrumented open-ended model pile'. Geotechnical Testing Journal , 33 (1):72-82.

Gavin, K,Cadogan, D,Twomey, L; (2008) 'Axial resistance of CFA piles in Dublin Boulder Clay'. P I CIVIL ENG-GEOTEC , 161 :171-180.

Kenneth Gavin, Abidemi Adekunte and Brendan O'Kelly; (2009) 'A field investigation of vertical footing response on sand'. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers-Geotechnical Engineering , 162 (5):257-267.

Kenneth Gavin; (2009) 'Development of Design Practice for Piles in Stiff Glacial Till'. Journal of the deep foundations institute , 3 (1):22-31.

Kenneth Gavin, David Cadogan and Patrick Casey; (2009) 'The Shaft Capacity of CFA piles in Sand'. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering , 135 (6):790-798.

Kenneth Gavin and Jianfeng Xue; (2009) 'Use of a Genetic Algorithm to perform Reliability Analysis of unsaturated soil slopes'. Geotechnique , 59 (6):545-549.

Gavin, K., Xue, J. F., ; (2008) 'A simple method to analyze infiltration into unsaturated soil slopes'. Computers and Geotechnics , 35 (2):223-230.

J.Xue and K.Gavin; (2008) 'Effect of rainfall intensity on infiltration into partly saturated slopes'. International Journal of Geotechnical and Geological Engineering , 26 (2):199-209.

K.G.Gavin & B.M.Lehane; (2007) 'Base Load-Displacement Response of Piles in Sand'. Canadian Geotechnical Journal , 44 (9):1053-1063.

Xue, JF, Gavin, K, ; (2007) 'Simultaneous determination of critical slip surface and reliability index for slopes'. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering , 133 (7):878-886.

Gavin, KG, OKelly, BC, ; (2007) 'Effect of friction fatigue on pile capacity in dense sand'. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering , 133 (1):63-71.

Lehane, BM; Gavin, KG; ; (2004) 'Discussion of Determination of bearing capacity of open-ended piles in sand by Kyuho Paik and Rodrigo Salgado'. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering , 130 (6):656-658.

K.G.Gavin & B.M.Lehane; (2003) 'The Shaft capacity of pipe piles in sand'. Canadian Geotechnical Journal , 40 (1):36-45.

B.M.Lehane & K.G.Gavin.; (2001) 'Base Resistance of Jacked Pipe Piles in sand'. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering , 127 (6):473-480.

Paul Doherty and Kenneth Gavin; (2012) 'A review of current monopile design practice for offshore wind turbines'. Proceedings of the ICE - Energy , 165 (EN1):7-17.

Other Journals

Doherty P., Casey B. and Gavin K. ; (2010) 'Laying foundations for sustainable energy Geotech challenges facing the offshore wind sector' The Engineers Journal 64 (6):262-266.

Gavin, K,Gallagher, D.; (2005) 'Development of Shaft Friction on Driven Piles in Sand and Clay'' Trans Engineers Ireland .

K Gavin and B Lehane; (2000) 'Research on the axial capacity of pipe piles in sand' Proccedings of the Institution of Engineers of Ireland 124: 34-47. 

Conference Proceedings

Kenneth Gavin (2012) The use of case histories to encourage reflection by civil engineering design students . In: Bryan McCabe and Marina Pantazidou eds. Shaking the Foundations of Geotechnical Engineering Galway,

Tiernan Byrne, Paul Doherty, Ken Gavin and Robert Overy (2012) Pile driving measurements from offshore platforms Society of Underwater Technology

Shane Donohue, Kenneth Gavin and Ali Tolooiyan (2012) Railway earthwork stability assessment using geophysics International Conference on Site Characterisation

David Igoe, Ken Gavin, Brendan O¿Kelly and Brian Byrne (2012) The use of in-situ site investigation techniques for the axial design of offshore piles International Conference on Site Characterisation

OBrien, E.J., Taheri, A., Gavin, K. (2012) Influence of Subgrade Subsidence on Train Track Dynamic Interaction CIVIL-COMP Gran Canaria, Spain,

Gavin, K., O'Connor, A.J., OBrien, E.J., Tucker, M. (2012) Sustainable Maintenance and Analysis of Rail Transport Infrastructure (SMART rail) . In: A.J. O'Connor, C.C. Caprani eds. Bridge & Concrete Research in Ireland , pp.529-533

Kenneth Gavin (2012) Use of project based learning to teach geotechnical design skills to civil engineering students Shaking the Foundations of Geotechnical Engineering

Doherty P., Gavin K. and Casey B.; (2011) The geotechnical challenges facing the offshore wind sector Geofrontiers Dallas, Texas, USA,

S.Donohue, M.Long, K.Gavin & P.O'Connor; (2004) Shear Wave Stiffness of Irish Glacial Till International Conference of Site Characrterisation Porto, Portugal, , pp.459-466

Donohue, S., Long, M, O'Connor, P. and Gavin, K.; (2004) Use of multichannel analysis of surface waves in determining Gmax for soft clay Proc 2nd. Int Conf on Geotechnical Site Characterisation, ISC'2 Porto, , pp.459-466

Gavin, K. O'Kelly, B. Adekunte, A. and Donohue, S.; (2005) The use of the cone penetration test to derive parameters for shallow foundation design International Conference on Soil-Structure Interaction: Calculation Methods and Engineering Practice St. Petersburg, , pp.455-460

Gavin, K & Doherty, P; (2011) The importance of measuring small strain stiffness in site investigations for wind farm foundations Geophysical Association of Ireland, Seminar on Engineering Geophysics Dublin, , pp.46-49

Gavin K., Doherty P., Bevin J. and Twomey L.; (2010) Use of non-linear load-settlement model for predicting pile behaviour Proc. of the Bridge and Infrastructure Research Conference Cork, Ireland,

Doherty P. and Gavin K.; (2010) The installation resistance of open-ended piles . In: S. Springman eds. Proc. of the International Conference on Physical Modelling Zurich, Switzerland, , pp.751-756

Doherty P., Igoe D. and Gavin K. ; (2010) Instrumented static pile load testing Field procedures, data interpretation and recent developments Proc. of the Bridge, Concrete and Infrastructure Conference Cork, Ireland,

Pedro de Alba, Kenneth Gavin, Monica Prezzi and Theodoros Triantafyllidis; (2010) Dynamic Properties of Soil: Laboratory and Field Methods, Large Scale Testing, General Report on Session 1 . In: Shamsher Prakash eds. 5th International Conference in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics

Ali Tolooiyan, Kenneth Gavin and David Cadogan; (2010) Finite element analysis of the Cone Penetration Test for the design of bored piles . In: Paul Mayne eds. 2nd International Symposium on Cone Pentration Tetstin (CPT10)

David Igoe, Kenneth Gavin and Brendan O'Kelly; (2010) Field tests using an instrumented model pipe pile in sand . In: Springman, Laue and Seward eds. International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnical Engineering Zurich, , pp.775-780

Paul Doherty and Kenneth Gavin; (2010) A comparative investigation of the installation stresses on closed and open-ended model piles in soft clay . In: Springman, Laue and Seward eds. International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnical Engineering Zurich, , pp.751-756

David Cadogan, Kenneth Gavin and Ali Tolooiyan; (2010) Physical model testing and FE analyses of the base resistance of bored piles in sand . In: Springman, Laue and Seward eds. International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnical Engineering Zurich, , pp.739-744

Paul Doherty and Kenneth Gavin; (2010) A statistical review of CPT data and the implications for pile design . In: Paul Mayne eds. 2nd International Symposium on Cone Pentration Tetstin (CPT10) California,

Doherty P. and Gavin K.; (2009) Experimental investigation of the effect of shearing rate on the capacity of piles in soft silt . In: Iskander M., Laefer D., and Hussein M eds. In, A.S.C.E. Contemporary Topics in Deep Foundations G.S.P. 185, Proc. of the International Foundation Congress and Equipment Expo Orlando, Florida, USA, , pp.575-582

Paul Doherty and Kenneth Gavin; (2008) Degradation of axial shaft resistance of piles in soft clay due to cyclic loading . In: Shamsher Prakash eds. 6th International Conference on Case Histories Arlington, Virginia, , pp.1-8

Rodrigo Salgado, Dipanjan Basu, Kenneth Gavin, Sanjeev Kumar, Gloria Alvarez and Syed Ahmad; (2008) Analysis, design, testing and performance of foundations . In: Shamser Prakash eds. 6th International Conference on Case Histories Arlington, Virginia, USA, , pp.1-24

David Igoe, Kenneth Gavin and Brendan O¿Kelly; (2008) Field measurement of the base resistance of a pipe pile in medium dense sand . In: Brown et al eds. 2nd International Conference on Foundation Behaviour Dundee, , pp.149-158

Doherty P. and Gavin K.; (2008) Degradation of axial shaft resistance of piles in soft clay due to cyclic loading . In: Prakash, S eds. In Proc. of the 6th International Conference on Case Histories Arlington, Virginia, USA,

Bryan Mc Cabe, Kenneth Gavin and MAeve Kenneally; (2008) Installation of a reduced ¿scale pile group in silt . In: Brown et al eds. 2nd International Conference on foundation behaviour  Dundee, , pp.607-616

Jianfeng Xue and Kenneth Gavin; (2008) Infiltration analysis in unsaturated soil slopes . In: David Toll eds. First European Conference on Unstaurated Soil Durham University, , pp.823-827

Donohue, S., Long, M., Gavin, K. and O'Connor, P.; (2004) The Use of multichannel analysis of surface waves in determining Gmax for soft clay Conference on International Site Characterization 2 (ISC 2) Porto, Portugal, , pp.459-466

David Gallagher and Kenneth Gavin; (2007) An investigation of the effect of partial plugging on the shaft capacity of open-ended piles in clay . In: Howard Olsen eds. GeoDenver 2007 Denver,

Kenneth Gavin, David Gallagher and Bryan McCabe; (2007) Design of Piles in Soft Clay Proceedings of Seminar of Soft Ground Engineering

Jianfeng Xue and Kenneth Gavin; (2007) Validation and application of reliability analysis of soil slopes using a global optimisation method First International Symposium on Geotechnical Risk and Safety Shanghai,

Donohue, S., Gavin, K., Long, M. and O'Connor, P. ; (2003) Gmax from Multichannel Analysis of Surface Waves for Dublin Boulder Clay . In: Vanicek et al eds. XIIIth European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Vol. 2 Prague, , pp.515-520

Gavin, K., Xue, J.F. Jennings, P.; (2006) Assessment of the effect of pore pressures on the behaviour of railway foundations XIIth Danube-European Conference on Geotechnical Engineering Lubjana,

Cadogan, D. Gavin, K.; (2006) Examination of Scale Effects During Field Tests on Model Bored Piles in Over-Consolidated Sand . In: Ng,Zhang and Wang eds. International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnical Engineering Hong Kong,

Gallagher, D. Gavin, K.; (2006) Experimental Investigation of Local Stress Changes on Closed Ended Pile in Silt During Load Testing International Symposium on Ultimate Limit States of Geotechnical Structures Paris,

Gavin, K., Chatta, I. O'Kelly, B.; (2006) Field Measurements of Horizontal Stress on an Instrumented Pile in Sand . In: D.DeGroot eds. GeoCongress, Geotechnical Engineering in the Information Age Atlanta,

Gavin, K, Adekunte, A.; (2006) Physical Modelling of Onshore Wind Turbine Foundation Behaviour . In: Ng,Zhang and Wang eds. International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnical Engineering Hong Kong, China,

David Gallagher and Kenneth Gavin; (2006) Investigation of depth effects on shaft friction of piles in Clay 19th Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Material

Jianfeng Xue and Kenneth Gavin; (2006) Infiltration analysis for partly saturated soil slopes 3rd National Bridge and Transportation Infrastructure Symposium

David Igoe, Kenneth Gavin and Brendan O'Kelly; (2006) The base resistance of an open-ended pile installed in medium dense sand Proceedings of the 3rd National Bridge and Transportation Infrastructure Symposium

David Cadogan, Kenneth Gavin and Lloyd Twomey; (2006) Axial Capacity of CFA piles 3rd National Bridge and Transportation Infrastructure Symposium

Paul Doherty, Paul Casey and Kenneth Gavin; (2006) Suitability of Macamore clay as an embankment fill and the role of soil suction in embankment stability 3rd National Bridge and Transportation Infrastructure Symposium

David Gallagher and Kenneth Gavin; (2006) Experimental Investigation of Open and Closed Ended Piles in Clay 19th Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Material

Long, M., Brangan, C. and Gavin, K.; (2002) Behaviour of cantilever retaining walls 4th. Int. Sym. on Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground (IS-Toulouse 2002), Toulouse, France, October Toulouse, France,

Gavin, K. Lehane, B.; (2005) Estimating the end bearing resistance of pipe piles in sand using the final filling ratio . In: S.Gouvernec and M.Cassidiy eds. Proceedings of International Symposium on Offshore Geotechnics Perth,

Abidemi Adekunte, K.Gavin & Bernard Casey; (2005) Comaprison of monitored wind turbine behaviour with design prediction International Conference on Soil-Structure Interaction: Calculation Methods and Engineering Practice Saint Petersburg,

Gavin K., O'Kelly B., Adekunte A., Casey B. and Donohue S.; (2005) Use of the Cone Penetration Test to derive parameters for shallow foundation design International Conference on Soil-Structure Interaction: Calculation Methods and Engineering Practice Saint Petersburg, , pp.455-460

Cadogan, D. Gavin, K.; (2005) Field Tests on Model Bored Piles in Over-Consolidated Sand' 2nd International Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference Osaka,

K.Gavin and B.Lehane; (2005) Estimating the end bearing resistance of pipe piles in sand using the final filling ratio International Symposium on Offshore Geotechnics Perth,

David Gallagher, Kenneth Gavin and Bryan Mc Cabe; (2005) Use of in-situ test methods to model the installation process of closed ended piles in soft clay International Symposium on Pressuremeter Testing Paris, France,

D.Gallagher, K.Gavin, B.McCabe & B.Lehane; (2004) Experimental investigation of the Response of a Driven Pile in Soft Silt 18th Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Material Perth,

O'Sullivan and Gavin; (2004) Exploring the micro mechanisms of open ended piles via discrete element modelling SPECIAL PUBLICATION- ROYAL SOCIETY OF CHEMISTRY, 2004, VOL 292, pages 193-204 ISSN: 0260-6291 , pp.193-204

K.Gavin & BM Lehane; (2003) End Bearing Resistance of Small Diameter Pipe Piles in Dense Sand Proceedings of the International Conference on Foundation Behaviour Dundee, , pp.321-230

K.Gavin; (2003) Construction Technologies-Chairman's Report Proceedings of the 13th European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering Prague, Czech Republic, , pp.375-378

K.G.Gavin, C Prieto, and B.M.Lehane; (2003) The development of skin friction on pipe piles in sand Proceedings of the 13th European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering Prague, Czech Republic, , pp.161-166

Prieto, C.P, and Gavin, K.G; (2002) Research on the base capacity of pipe piles in sand European Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference Dublin, Ireland,

K.Gavin; (2000) The Shaft Capacity of Pipe Piles Proceeding of First International Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference southampton,

K.G. Gavin and B.M. Lehane; (1998) Estimating end bearing capacities of driven piles in sand using In-situ tests Proceedings VII International Conference On Piling and Deep Foundations Vienna, Austria,

K.G. Gavin and B.M. Lehane; (1997) The Behaviour of open and closed ended piles jacked into loose sand Proceedings of the XIV International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering Hamburg, Germany, , pp.1159-1162

K.G. Gavin and B.M. Lehane; (1996) The reliability of conventional design methods for driven piles in sand Proceedings VI International Conference On Piling and Deep Foundations Bombay, , pp.51-56

Kenneth Gavin, Paul Doherty, Lloyd Twomey and Jaime Bevin; (2011) Installation and static load resistance of pipe piles in glacial till 15th European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering Athens, Greece,

Paul Doherty, Kenneth Gavin and Bernard Casey; (2011) A parametric study on pile drivability for large diameter offshore monopiles 15th European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering Athens, Greece,

Paul Doherty, Kenneth Gavin and Weichao Li; (2011) The impact of soil autocorrelation on pile load-displacement behaviour 2011 Pan-Am CGS Geotechnical Conference Toronto,

Doherty, P & Gavin, K; (2011) Aged reloading of piles in clay Deep Foundations Institute 36th Annual Conference 2011 Boston

Invited Seminars

David Cadogan and Kenneth Gavin; (2008) Application of recent research to design of piles in sand and gravel . Institution of Structural Engineers: Invited Seminars 

Workshops

T. Orr, E. Farrell, T. Paul and K Gavin; (2000) National Report on Limit State Design in Geotechnical Engineering: Ireland . Workshops