Geotechnical Research Centre

2015 Publications

K.Y. Lo

Al-Maamori, H.M.S., El Naggar, M.H., Micic, S. and Lo, K.Y.   The influence of lubricant fluids on swelling behaviour of Queenston shale in Southern Ontario. Canadian Geotechnical Journal (in press).

M.H. El Naggar

El-Marassi, M.A., Newson, T. and El Naggar, M.H.  Behaviour of laterally loaded footings with enlarged shear keys on drained soils. Journal of Geotechnical and Geological Engineering (accepted).

Alnuaim, A.M., El Naggar, H. and El Naggar, M.H.  Evaluation of piled raft performance using a verified 3D nonlinear numerical model. Journal of Geotechnical and Geological Engineering (accepted).

Al-Maamori, H.M.S., El Naggar, M.H., Micic, S. and Lo, K.Y.   The influence of lubricant fluids on swelling behaviour of Queenston shale in Southern Ontario. Canadian Geotechnical Journal (in press).

Daee, B. and El Naggar, M.H.  Application of flexi-wall in noise barriers renewal.  Journal of Case Studies in Construction Materials, 3:48-55 (2015). Daee, B. and El Naggar, M.H.  Application of flexi-wall in noise barriers renewal.  Journal of Case Studies in Construction Materials, 3:48-55. 

Nasr, N., Velayutham, P., Elbeshbishy, E., Nakhla, G., El Naggar, M.H., Khafipour, E., Derakshani, H., Levin, D.B. and Hafez, H.  Effect of headspace carbon dioxide sequestration on microbial bihydrogen communities. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 40(32):9966-9976.

Abuhajar, O.,El Naggar, M.H. and Newson, T.   Static soil culvert interaction the effect of box culvert geometric configurations and soil properties. Computer and Geotechnics, 69:219-235.

Abuhajar, O., El Naggar, M.H. and Newson, T.  Experimental and numerical investigations of the effect of buried box culverts on earthquake excitation. Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 79:130-148.

Daee, B. and El Naggar, M.H.   Application of flexi-wall in noise barriers renewal. Case Studies in Construction Materials, 3:48-55.

Gupta, M., Gomez-Flores, Nasr, N., Elbeshbishy, El, Hafez, H., El Naggar, M.H. and Nakhla, G.  Performance of mesophilic biohydrogen-producing cultures at themophilic conditions. Bioresource Technology, 192:741-747.

Ahmed, A., Soliman, A., El Naggar, M.H. and Karei, T.  An assessment of geoenvironmental properties for utilisation of recycled gypsum in earthwork projects. Soils and Foundations Journal, 55(5):1139-1147.

Taha, A., El Naggar, M.H. and Turan, A.  Numerical modelling of the dynamic lateral behaviour of geosynthetics-reinforced pile foundation system. Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 77:254-266.

Taha, A., El Naggar, M.H. and Turan, A.  Experimental study on the seismic behaviour of geosynthetic-reinforced pile-foundation system. Geosynthetics International, 22(2):a183-195.

Alnuaim, A., El Naggar, H. and El Naggar, M.H.   Performance of micropiled raft in sand subjected to vertical concentrated load: Centrifuge modelling. Canadian Geotechnical Journal,52(1):32-45.

Bagheri, F. and El Naggar, M.H.   Effects of installation disturbance on behaviour of multi-helix piles in structured clays. Journal of Deep Foundation, 9(2):80-91.

Abuhajar, O., El Naggar, M.H. and Newson, T.   Seismic soil-culvert interaction. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 52(11):1649-1667.

Abuhajar, O., Newson, T., and El Naggar, M.H.   Scaled physical and numerical modelling of static soil pressures on box culverts. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 52(11):1637-1648.

Dadfar, S.B., El Naggar, M.H. and Nastev, M.  Ovalization of steel energy piplines buried in saturated sands during ground deformations. Computers and Geotechnique, 69(5):105-113.

Drbe, O.H. and El Naggar, M.H.   Monotonic and cyclic compression behaviour of hollow bar micropiles. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 52(4):426-441.

Elkasabgy, M. and El Naggar, M.H.   Axial compressive response of large-capacity helical and driven steel piles in cohesive soil. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 52(2):224-243.

J.I. Gerhard

Molnar, I.L., Gerhard, J.I., Wilson, C.S. and O'Carroll, D.M.   The impact of immobile zones on the rransport and retention of nanoparticles in porous media.  Water Resources Research, 51(11):8973-8994.

Molnar, I.L., Johnson, W.P., Gerhard, J.I., Wilson, C.S. and O'Carroll, D.M.   Predicting colloid transport through saturated porous media:  A critical review.  Water Resources Research, 51(9):6804-6845.

Power, C., Gerhard, J.I., Tsourlos, P., Soupios, P., Simyrdanis, K. and Karaoulis, M.   Improved time-lapse electrical resistivity tomography monitroing of dense non-aqueous phase liquids with surface-to-horizontal borehole arrays.  Journal of Applied Geophysics, 112:1-13.

Scholes, G.C., Gerhard, J.I., Grant, G.P., Major, D.W., Vidumsky, J.E. Switzer, C. and Torero, J.L. (2015).  Smoldering remediation of coal-tar-contaminated soil:  Pilot field tests of STAR.  Environmental Science and Technology, 49(24):14334-14342.

Yerman, L., Hadden, R., Carrascal, J., Fabris, I., Cormier, D., Torero, J.L., Gerhard, J.I., Krajcovic, M., Pironi, P. and Cheng Y-L.  Smouldering combustion as a treatment technology for faeces: Exploring the parameter space. Fuel, 147:108-116.

Hasan, T., Gerhard, J.I., Hadden, R. and Rein, G.  Self-sustaining smoldering combustion of coal tar for the remediation of contaminated soil: Two-dimensional experiments and computational simulations. Fuel, 150:288-297.

Salman, M., Gerhard, J. I., Major, D. W., Pironi, P. and Hadden, R.   Remediation of trichloroethylene-contaminated soils by star technology using vegetable oil smoldering. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 285:346-355.

Power, C., Gerhard, J. I., Tsourlos, P., Soupios, P., Simyrdanis, K. and Karaoulis, M.   Improved time-lapse electrical resistivity tomography monitoring of dense non-aqueous phase liquids with surface-to-horizontal borehole arrays. Journal of Applied Geophysics, 112:1-13.

T. Newson

Abuhajar, O., El Naggar, M.H. and Newson, T.   Experimental and numerical investigations of the effect of buried box culverts on earthquake excitation. Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 79:130-148.

Abuhajar, O., Newson, T., and El Naggar, M.H.,   Scaled physical and numerical modelling of static soil pressures on box culverts. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 52:1-12.

Abuhajar, O.,El Naggar, M.H. and Newson, T.   Static soil culvert interaction the effect of box culvert geometric configurations and soil properties. Computers and Geotechnics, 69:219-235.

El-Marassi, M.A., Newson, T. and El Naggar, M.H.   Behaviour of laterally loaded footings with enlarged shear keys on drained soils. Journal of Geotechnical and Geological Engineering. Accepted May 15.

El-Marassi, M., Newson, T. and El Naggar, M.H.   Behaviour of laterally loaded footings with enlarged shear keys on drain soils. Journal of Geotechnical and Geological Engineering (accepted for publication).

Sasanian, S. and Newson, T.   The development of microstructure in artificially cemented Canadian clays. Engineering Geology (accepted for publication).

Liang, G., Newson, T. and Hinchberger, S.   The mechanics of inflatable anchors in cohesive soils. Soils and Foundations (submitted).

Abuhajar, O., El Naggar, M.H. and Newson, T.    Seismic soil-culvert interaction. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 52:1649-1667.

C. Robinson

Robinson, C.   Review of groundwater as a source of nutrients to the Great Lakes and their tributaries.  Journal of Great Lakes Research, 41(4):941-950.

Staley, Z.R., Vogel, L., Robinson, C. and Edge, T.A.  Differential occurrence of Escherichia coli and human Bacteroidales at two Great Lakes beaches.  Journal of Great Lakes Research, 41(2):530-535.

Xin, P., Wang, S.S.J., Lu, C., Robinson, C. and Li, L.  Nonlinear interactions of waves and tides in a subterranean estuary.  Geophysical Research Letters, 42(7):2277-2284.

Guo, D., Robinson, C. and Herrera, J.E.  Mechanisms of dissolution of minium (Pb3O4) in water under depleting chlorine conditions, Corrosion Science, 103:42-49.

A. Sadrekarimi

Al-Qaysi, Z. and Sadrekarimi, A.   Determination of the porosity of granular soils using electrical resistivity measurements.  Canadian Journal of Exploration Geophysics, 40(1):12-16.

Damavandi Monfared, S. and Sadrekarimi, A.   Development of a minature cone penetrometer for calibration chamber testing.  Geotechnical Testing Journal, ASTM, 38(6).

Sadrekarimi, A.   Closure to effect of the mode of shear on static liquefaction analysis. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 07015018.

J.Q. Shang

Lee, J.K., Shang, J.Q. and Xu, Y.   Electrokinetic dewatering of mine tailings using DSA electrodes. International Journal of Electrochemical Science (in press).

Alam, R., Shang, J.Q. and Khan, A.   Bubble size distribution in laboratory scale electro-flotation study. International Journal of Mineral Processing (submitted).

Alam, R. and Shang, J.Q.    Removal of bitumen from mature oil sands tailings slurries by electro-flotation. Separation and Purification Technology (submitted).

Alam, R. and Shang, J.Q. and Islam S.    Electrophoresis and its applications in oil sand tailings management. Journal of Hazardous Materials (submitted).

Alam, R. and Shang, J.Q.   Electrochemical model of electro-flotation. Journal of Water Process Engineering (submitted).

Lee, J.K. and Shang, J.Q.    Thermal conductivity of compacted fill with mine tailings and recycled tire particles. Soils and Foundations (accepted).

Islam, S. and Shang, J.Q.    Electrokinetic thickening of mature fine oil sands tailings. Environmental Geotechnics, 2(4) (in press).

E.K. Yanful

Hassan, I., Mohammedelhassan, E., Yanful, E.K. and Yuan, Z-C.    Sorption of phenanthrene by kaolin and efficacy of hydraulic versus electroosmotic flow to stimulate desorption. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 3:2301-2310.

Hassan, I., Mohamedelhassan, E. and Yanful, E.K.    Solar powered electrokinetic remediation fo CU polluted soil using a novel anode configuration. Electrochimica Acta, 181:58-67.

Velasquez, D. and Yanful, E.K.    Water reuse perceptions of students, faculty and staff at Western University, Canada. Journal of Water Reuse and Desalination, 5:344-359.