Byron Byrne - List of Research Publications: February 2011

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Books and Dissertations

2.          Byrne, B.W. (2000).Investigations of suction caissons in dense sand.” DPhil Thesis, The University of Oxford. abstract  | entire thesis as pdf (8900k)

1.          Byrne, B.W. (1994).Driven pipe piles in dense sand.” Honours Thesis, Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Western Australia. Abstract as pdf

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Journal Contributions

In Preparation

31.        Byrne, B.W. and Walton L. (2011) “Installation of tripods on suction caissons for offshore wind turbines.”

Finished Articles

30.        Byrne, B.W., Schupp, J., Martin, C.M., Maconochie, A., Oliphant, J. and Cathie, D.N. (2011) “Uplift behaviour of shallowly buried pipe sections in saturated very loose sand.” Submitted.

29.        Byrne, B.W. and Houlsby, G.T. (2011) “Development of a multi-axis loading system for testing of shallow foundations.” Accepted.

28.        Zhu, B., Byrne, B.W. and Houlsby, G.T. (2011) “Long term lateral cyclic response of suction caissons in sand.” Submitted.

27.        Villalobos, F.A., Byrne, B.W. and Houlsby, G.T. (2010) “Model testing of suction caissons on clay subjected to vertical loading.” Applied Ocean Research, In press.

26.        Byrne, B.W., Schupp, J. and Martin, C.M. (2010) Discussion on ‘Bransby, M.F. and Ireland, J. (2009). “Rate effects during pipeline upheaval buckling in sand.” Proc ICE - Geotechnical Engineering 162, pp 247-256.’ Accepted.

25.        Leblanc, C., Byrne, B.W. and Houlsby, G.T. (2010) “Response of stiff piles to random two-way lateral loading.” Géotechnique 60, No 9, pp 715-721.

24.        Leblanc, C., Houlsby, G.T. and Byrne, B.W. (2010) “Response of stiff piles to long term cyclic loading.” Géotechnique 60, No 2, pp 79-90.

23.        Hodder, M.S. and Byrne, B.W. (2010) “Experiments of a model catenary riser interacting with a sandy seabed.” Applied Ocean Research 32, No 2, pp 146-157.

22.        Villalobos, F.A., Byrne, B.W. and Houlsby, G.T. (2009) “Drained capacity of suction caissons under monotonic loading for offshore applications.” Soils and Foundations 49, No 3, pp 477-488.

21.        Bienen, B., Byrne, B.W., Houlsby, G.T. and Cassidy, M.J.  (2007) Reply to discussion on “Investigating six degree of freedom loading of shallow foundations on sand” by D.V. Morris. Géotechnique 57, No 5, pp 483-484.

20.        Cassidy, M.J., Randolph, M.F. and Byrne B.W. (2006) “A plasticity model describing caisson behaviour in clay.” Applied Ocean Research 28, No 5, pp 345-358.

19.        Vlahos, G., Cassidy, M.J. and Byrne, B.W. (2006) “The behaviour of spudcan footings on clay subjected to combined cyclic loading.” Applied Ocean Research 28, No 3, pp 209-221.

18.        Kelly, R.B., Houlsby, G.T. and Byrne, B.W. (2006) “Transient vertical loading of model suction caissons in a pressure chamber.” Géotechnique 56, No 10, pp 665-675. Paper as pdf (770k)

17.        Kelly, R.B., Houlsby, G.T. and Byrne, B.W. (2006) “A comparison of field and laboratory caisson tests in sand and clay.” Géotechnique 56, No 9, pp 617-626. Paper as pdf (1000k)

16.        Bienen, B., Byrne, B.W., Houlsby, G.T. and Cassidy, M.J.  (2006) “Investigating six degree of freedom loading of shallow foundations on sand.” Géotechnique 56, No 6, pp 367-379. Paper as pdf (881k)

15.        Houlsby, G.T., Kelly, R.B., Huxtable, J. and Byrne, B.W. (2006) “Field trials of suction caissons in sand for offshore wind turbine foundations.” Géotechnique 56, No 1, pp 3-10. Paper as pdf (464k).

14.        Houlsby, G.T. and Byrne, B.W. (2005) “Calculation procedures for installation of suction caissons in sand.” Proc ICE - Geotechnical Engineering 158, No 3, pp 135-144. Paper as pdf (233k).

13.        Houlsby, G.T., Kelly, R.B., Huxtable, J. and Byrne, B.W. (2005) “Field trials of suction caissons in clay for offshore wind turbine foundations.” Géotechnique 55, No 4, pp 287-296. Paper as pdf (586k). This paper was awarded a “Halcrow Prize” by the Institution of Civil Engineers.

12.        Houlsby, G.T. and Byrne, B.W. (2005) “Calculation procedures for installation of suction caissons in clay and other soils.” Proc ICE - Geotechnical Engineering 158, No 2, pp 75-82. Paper as pdf (235k).

11.        Cassidy, M.J., Byrne, B.W. and Randolph, M.F. (2004) “A comparison of the combined load behaviour of spudcan and caisson foundations on soft normally consolidated clay.” Géotechnique 54, No 2, pp 91-106. Paper as pdf (524k).

10.        Byrne, B.W. and Houlsby, G.T. (2004) “Experimental investigations of the response of suction caissons to transient combined loading.” Proc. ASCE, Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering 130, No 3, Mar., pp 240-253. Paper as pdf (1135k).

9.          Byrne, B.W. and Houlsby, G.T. (2003) “Foundations for offshore wind turbines.” Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. A 361, Dec., pp 2909-2930. Paper as pdf (1565k)

8.          Byrne, B.W. and Randolph, M.F. (2003) “Seasonal variations in the performance of driven piles in sand.” Australian Geomechanics Society Symposium in Print:  The Engineering Geology of Perth – Part 1, Australian Geomechanics 38, No 3, Sep., pp 159-170, ISSN 0818-9110.

7.          Cassidy, M.J., Byrne, B.W. and Houlsby, G.T. (2002) “Modelling the behaviour of a circular footing under combined loading on loose carbonate sand.” Géotechnique 52, No 10, pp 705-712. Paper as pdf (461k).

6.          Byrne, B.W., Houlsby, G.T., Martin, C.M. and Fish, P.M. (2002) “Suction caisson foundations for offshore wind turbines.” Journal of Wind Engineering 26, No 3. Paper as pdf (2463k).

5.          Byrne, B.W. and Houlsby, G.T. (2002) “Experimental investigations of the response of suction caissons to transient vertical loading.” Proc. ASCE, Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering 128, No 11, Nov., pp 926-939. Paper as pdf (676k).

4.          Byrne, B.W. and Houlsby, G.T. (2001) “Observations of footing behaviour on loose carbonate sands”, Géotechnique 51, No 5, pp 463-466. Paper as pdf (436k)

3.          Houlsby, G.T. and Byrne, B.W. (2001) Discussion on 'Sieffert, J.-G. and Bay-Gress, Ch. (2001). “Comparison of European bearing capacity calculation methods for shallow foundations.” Geotechnical Engineering 143, pp65-74.' Proc ICE - Geotechnical Engineering 149, pp 63-64. Paper as pdf (203k)

2.          Houlsby, G.T. and Byrne, B.W. (2000) “Suction caisson foundations for offshore wind turbines and anemometer masts.” Journal of Wind Engineering 24, No 4, pp 249-255. Paper as pdf (87k)

1.          Byrne, B.W. (1995) “Driven pipe piles in dense sand.” Australian Geomechanics 27, pp 72-80. Paper as pdf (75k)

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Conference Contributions

23.        Zhu, B., Byrne, B.W. and Houlsby, G.T. (2010) “Cyclic loading of suction caissons in sand.”Proc of the Second International Symposium on Frontiers in Offshore Geotechnics, Perth, Australia (Nov).

22.        Cotter, O.J., Byrne, B.W. and Houlsby, G.T. (2010) “Installation of suction caissons for offshore renewable energy structures.”Proc of the Second International Symposium on Frontiers in Offshore Geotechnics, Perth, Australia (Nov).

21.        Cotter, O.J., Houlsby, G.T. and Byrne, B.W. (2008) “Installation of suction caisson foundations in clay over sand.” BGA ICOF 2008, Dundee (June).

20.        Bienen, B., Byrne, B.W., Houlsby, G.T. and Cassidy, M.J. (2008) “3D modelling of a jack-up and its foundation.” BGA ICOF 2008, Dundee (June).

19.        Schupp, J., Byrne, B.W., Martin, C.M., Oliphant, J., Maconochie, A. and Cathie, D.N. (2008) “Experimental modelling of the unburial behaviour of pipelines.” Offshore Technology Conference, Houston (May).

18.        Teh, K.-L., Byrne, B.W. and Houlsby, G.T. (2007) “Effect of seabed irregularities on bending moments developed in legs of jack-ups.” Presented at Jack-up Asia Conference, Singapore, 7-8 December. Published in Petromin 33 No 8, pp 34-47.

17.        Schupp, J., Byrne, B.W., Eacott, N., Martin, C.M., Oliphant, J., Maconochie, A. and Cathie, D. (2006) “Pipeline unburial behaviour in loose sand.” International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering, Hamburg, Germany. Paper as pdf (744k)

16.        Bienen, B., Cassidy, M.J., Byron-Brown, J. and Byrne, B.W. (2006) “Three-dimensional modelling of offshore jack-up structures: An experimentally based research strategy.” International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics 2006, Hong Kong.

15.        Byrne, B.W. and Houlsby, G.T. (2006) “Assessing novel foundation options for offshore wind turbines.” World Maritime Technology Conference, London, UK (March). Paper as pdf (181k)

14.        Byrne, B.W. and Houlsby, G.T. (2005) “Investigating six degree-of-freedom loading on shallow foundations.” Proc International Symposium on Frontiers in Offshore Geotechnics, Perth, Australia, pp 477-482. Paper as pdf (1064k).

13.        Villalobos, F.A., Byrne, B.W. and Houlsby, G.T. (2005) “Moment loading of caissons installed into saturated sand.” Proc International Symposium on Frontiers in Offshore Geotechnics, Perth, Australia, pp 411-416. Paper as pdf (407k).

12.        Houlsby, G.T., Kelly, R.B. and Byrne, B.W. (2005) “The tensile capacity of suction caissons in sand under rapid loading.” Proc International Symposium on Frontiers in Offshore Geotechnics, Perth, Australia, pp 405-410. Paper as pdf (418k).

11.        Houlsby, G.T., Ibsen, L-B. and Byrne, B.W. (2005) “Suction caissons for wind turbines.” Proc International Symposium on Frontiers in Offshore Geotechnics, Perth, Australia, pp 75-94. Paper as pdf (2870k).

10.        Villalobos, F.A., Houlsby, G.T. and Byrne, B.W. (2004) “Suction caisson foundations for offshore wind turbines.” Proc 5th Chilean Conference of Geotechnics (Congreso Chileno de Geotecnia), Santiago, 24-26 November 2004. Paper as pdf (263kB)

9.          Kelly, R.B., Byrne, B.W., Houlsby, G.T. and Martin, C.M. (2004) “Model tests in saturated sand to investigate the behaviour of multi-footing caisson foundations for offshore wind turbines.” Proc International Symposium of Offshore and Polar Engineering 2004, Toulon, France, Vol. 2, pp 638-641. Paper as pdf (157kB)

8.          Byrne, B.W., Villalobos, F.A., Houlsby, G.T. and Martin, C.M. (2003) “Laboratory testing of shallow skirted foundations in sand.” Proc BGA International Conference on Foundations, Dundee, September 2003. Paper as pdf (162 kB)

7.          Kelly, R.B., Byrne, B.W., Houlsby, G.T. and Martin, C.M. (2003) “Pressure chamber testing of model caisson foundations in sand.” Proc BGA International Conference on Foundations, Dundee, September 2003. Paper as pdf (97 kB)

6.          Byrne, B.W. and Cassidy, M.J. (2002) “Investigating the Response of Offshore Foundations in Soft Clay Soils” Proc. 21st International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering OMAE’02, Oslo, Paper OMAE2002-28057. Paper as pdf (471k)

5.          Byrne, B.W. and Houlsby, G.T. (2002) “Investigating Novel Foundations for Offshore Wind Turbines” Proc. 21st International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering OMAE’02, Oslo, Paper OMAE2002-28423. Paper as pdf (241k)

4.          Byrne, B.W., Houlsby, G.T. and Martin, C.M. (2002) “Cyclic Loading of Shallow Foundations on Sand” Proc. International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics (ICPMG), St John’s, Newfoundland, Canada. Paper as pdf (172k)

3.          Byrne, B.W. (2000). “Performance of Shallow Foundations on Sand.” Summary paper presented at 6th Young Geotechnical Engineers Symposium at City University, in April, and, presented at the 1st International Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference at Southampton University in September. (1 of 2 British Geotechnical Association sponsored delegates). Paper as pdf (57k)

2.          Byrne, B.W. and Houlsby, G.T. (2000) “Experimental Investigations of the Cyclic Response of Suction Caissons in Sand”, Offshore Technology Conference, 1-4 May, Houston, Paper 12194 Paper as pdf (606k)

1.          Byrne, B.W. and Houlsby, G.T. (1999) “Drained Behaviour of Suction Caisson Foundations on Very Dense Sand”, Offshore Technology Conference, 3-6 May, Houston, Paper 10994 Paper as pdf (934k)

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University Reports

11.        Kelly, R.B., Houlsby, G.T. and Byrne, B.W. (2006)Transient vertical loading of model suction caissons in a pressure chamber.” Report OUEL No 2291/06. Department of Engineering Science, The University of Oxford.

10.        Bienen, B., Byrne, B.W. and Houlsby, G.T. (2005)Six degree-of-freedom loading of a circular flat footing on loose sand: Experimental data.” Report No OUEL 2289/05. Department of Engineering Science, The University of Oxford.

9.          Vlahos, G., Cassidy, M.J. and Byrne, B.W. (2005)The behaviour of spudcan footings on clay subjected to combined cyclic loading.” Report No OUEL 2286/05. Department of Engineering Science, The University of Oxford. (Submitted as Journal Article 18). Report as pdf (776k)

8.          Houlsby, G.T., Kelly, R.B., Huxtable, J. and Byrne, B.W. (2005). “Field testing of suction caissons at Bothkennar and Luce Bay.” Report No OUEL 2276/05. Department of Engineering Science, The University of Oxford. (Submitted as Journal Articles 14, 15 and 16). Report as pdf (3.25MB)

7.          Houlsby, G.T., Martin, C.M., Byrne, B.W., Kelly, R.B., Hazell, E.J., Nguyen-Sy, L, Villalobos, F.A. and Ibsen, L-B. (2005). “Research on Offshore Foundations: Papers at the International Symposium Frontiers in Offshore Geotechnics. Perth, Australia, 2005.” Report No OUEL 2275/05. Department of Engineering Science, The University of Oxford. (Conference contributions 11, 12, 13 and 14). Report as pdf (3.86MB)

6.          Houlsby, G.T. and Byrne, B.W. (2004). “Calculation procedures for installation of suction caissons.” Report No OUEL 2268/04. Department of Engineering Science, The University of Oxford. (Journal Articles 12 and 13). Report as pdf (278k)

5.          Cassidy, M.J. and Byrne, B.W. (2001).Drum centrifuge model tests comparing the performance of spudcans and caissons in kaolin clay.” Report No OUEL 2248/01. Department of Engineering Science, The University of Oxford (also Geo Report 01259, Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems, The University of Western Australia). Report as pdf (4277k)

4.          Houlsby, G.T., Byrne, B.W., Cassidy, M.J., Mangal, J.K. and Martin, C.M. (1999).Research on Offshore Foundations: Papers at the Offshore Technology Conference 1999.” Report No OUEL 2197/99. Department of Engineering Science, The University of Oxford.

3.          Byrne, B.W. and Houlsby, G.T. (1998).Model testing of circular flat footings on uncemented loose carbonate sand - Experimental data.” Report No OUEL 2192/98. Department of Engineering Science, The University of Oxford. Report as pdf (1300k)

2.          Byrne, B.W. (1995). “Driven pipe piles in dense sand.” Research Report No G:1180, Geomechanics Group, Department of Civil and Resource Engineering, The University of Western Australia. (published as Journal Article 1).

1.          Byrne, B.W. and Randolph, M.F. (1995). “Effect of pile shoe on performance of driven piles in sand.” Research Report No G:1144, Geomechanics Group, Department of Civil and Resource Engineering, The University of Western Australia.

Commercial Reports

16.        Byrne, B.W. (2009). Report to the Welsh Assembly Government.

15         Byrne, B.W. and Houlsby G.T. (2008). “Foundation options for offshore wind turbines.” Report to Nuon UK Ltd.

14         Byrne, B.W. (2008). “Installation of offshore pipelines in the context of the New Zealand high specific gravity seabed sands.” Report to Technip UK Ltd.

13.        Byrne, B.W. (2005). “Suction caissons for offshore wind turbines: Final report on laboratory testing.” Document Number FOT022/1, Department of Engineering Science, The University of Oxford. Report for DTI Project on “the application of suction caisson foundations for offshore wind turbines”, contract Number W/62/00604/00/00.

12.        Villalobos, F., Byrne, B.W., Houlsby, G.T. and Martin, C.M. (2004). “Moment loading tests of suction installed and pushed installed caissons in sand: Experimental data.” Document Number FOT021/1, Department of Engineering Science, The University of Oxford. Report for DTI Project on “the application of suction caisson foundations for offshore wind turbines”, contract Number W/62/00604/00/00.

11.        Villalobos, F., Byrne, B.W., Houlsby, G.T. and Martin, C.M. (2004). “Cyclic moment loading tests of suction caisson footings on sand: Experimental data.” Document Number FOT020/1, Department of Engineering Science, The University of Oxford. Report for DTI Project on “the application of suction caisson foundations for offshore wind turbines”, contract Number W/62/00604/00/00.

10.        Kelly, R.B., Byrne, B.W., Houlsby, G.T. and Martin, C.M. (2004). “Vertical loading tests in a pressurised chamber: Phase two experimental data.” Document Number FOT019/1, Department of Engineering Science, The University of Oxford. Report for DTI Project on “the application of suction caisson foundations for offshore wind turbines”, contract Number W/62/00604/00/00.

9.          Byrne, B.W., Kelly, R.B., Houlsby, G.T., Martin, C.M. and Villalobos, F. (2003). “Suction caissons for offshore wind turbines: Interim report on laboratory testing.” Document Number FOT017/1, Department of Engineering Science, The University of Oxford. Report for DTI Project on “the application of suction caisson foundations for offshore wind turbines”, contract Number W/62/00604/00/00.

8.          Kelly, R.B., Byrne, B.W., Houlsby, G.T. and Martin, C.M. (2003). “Vertical loading tests in a pressurised chamber: Phase one experimental data.” Document Number FOT016/1, Department of Engineering Science, The University of Oxford. Report for DTI Project on “the application of suction caisson foundations for offshore wind turbines”, contract Number W/62/00604/00/00.

7.          Villalobos, F., Byrne, B.W., Houlsby, G.T. and Martin, C.M. (2003). “Moment loading tests of scale suction caisson footings on sand: Experimental data.” Document Number FOT015/1, Department of Engineering Science, The University of Oxford. Report for DTI Project on “the application of suction caisson foundations for offshore wind turbines”, contract Number W/62/00604/00/00.

6.          Byrne, B.W. (2003). “Report on Equipment procured and commissioning tests.” Document Number 0216-G-RP-S-11025 Rev C1 and FOT012/1, Department of Engineering Science, The University of Oxford. Report for DTI Project on “the application of suction caisson foundations for offshore wind turbines”, contract Number W/62/00604/00/00.

5.          Byrne, B.W. (2003). “Technology Review, Objectives, Works and Schedule for Activity (d); Laboratory Caisson Tests.” Document Number 0216-G-RP-S-11012 Rev C1 and FOT009/2, Department of Engineering Science, The University of Oxford. Report for DTI Project on “the application of suction caisson foundations for offshore wind turbines”, contract Number W/62/00604/00/00.

4.          Villalobos, F., Byrne, B.W., Houlsby, G.T. and Martin, C.M. (2003). “Bearing capacity tests of scale suction caisson footings on sand: Experimental data.” Document Number FOT005/1, Department of Engineering Science, The University of Oxford. Report for DTI Project on “the application of suction caisson foundations for offshore wind turbines”, contract Number W/62/00604/00/00.

3.          Byrne, B.W. and Houlsby, G.T. (2002). “Preliminary calculations for sizing of caisson foundations.” Report to SLP Engineering Ltd.

2.          Randolph, M.F. and Byrne, B.W. (1995). “Fremantle Port Authority: Berth 3 Dynamic Pile Testing (2).” Report to John Holland Construction, Report Number GEO95172. Geomechanics Group, The University of Western Australia.

1.          Randolph, M.F. and Byrne, B.W. (1995). “Fremantle Port Authority: Berth 3 Dynamic Pile Testing.” Report to John Holland Construction, Report Number GEO95171. Geomechanics Group, The University of Western Australia.

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Research Grants

5.          Byrne, B.W. (2004 – 2007) “3D Modelling of the Upheaval Buckling of Pipelines”

Sponsored by EPSRC, Technip and the Department of Engineering Science. Value : £171k

A final report has been sent to the EPSRC and given the highest overall assessment of Outstanding.

4.          Cassidy, M.J., Houlsby, G.T., Einav, I., Byrne, B.W. and Martin, C.M. (2004 – 2006) “Development of cyclic loading models for application in offshore geotechnics”

Sponsored by Australian Research Council (International Linkage Grant). Value : AUD $29k

3.          Houlsby, G.T., Byrne, B.W. and Martin, C.M. (2002 – 2005) “Novel Foundations for Offshore Wind Turbines”

Sponsored by EPSRC. Value : £221k

Project Outline as pdf

A final report has been sent to the EPSRC and given the highest overall assessment of Outstanding.

2.          Houlsby, G.T., Byrne, B.W. and Martin, C.M. (2002 – 2005) “The Application of Suction Caisson Foundations to Offshore Wind Turbines”

Joint Industry Project Sponsored by the DTI. Value to Oxford University : £478k. Overall Value of Parent Project : £1344k

Project Outline as pdf

A final report has been submitted to the DTI by the project team.

1.          Byrne, B.W. (2001) “General Loading of Foundations”

Sponsored by The Lubbock Trustees and The Royal Society. Value : £11k

A final report has been submitted to the Royal Society.

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Non-Technical Publications

3.          Byrne, B.W. (2002). “Engineering Wind Turbines for the Offshore Environment.” Magdalen College Record, 2002.

2.          Byrne, B.W. (2000). “My Career - Byron Byrne, Research Fellow.” Education Today, The West Australian, November 2nd. (also at http://getaccess.westone.wa.gov.au/careers/mycareer/data/byronbyrne.asp).

1.          Byrne, B.W. and Baudet, B.A. (2000). “Six Days that Gained the World.” Ground Engineering 33, No 11, p. 32. (Report on 1st International Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference at Southampton University). Paper as pdf (2300k)

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