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Conjoint Associate Professor Richard Merifield

Conjoint Associate Professor

School of Engineering (Civil Engineering)

Career Summary

Biography

Research Expertise
Limit analysis Finite Element Modelling and Computational Geomechanics Modelling of discontinuous media Stability of soil and rock slopes Mining Geomechanics Soil and rock testing Geotechnical analysis Rock Mechanics

Teaching Expertise
Geotechnical Engineering Geotechnical Design Numerical Analysis

Administrative Expertise
Faculty Board Faculty Executive Group Director RHD - Centre for Geotechnical and materials Modelling Assistant Dean Research Training

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Civil)(Honours), University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Mine Geomechanics
  • Rock Mechanics

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
090501 Civil Geotechnical Engineering 60
091405 Mining Engineering 25
091599 Interdisciplinary Engineering not elsewhere classified 15

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2008 -  Senior Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Engineering
Australia
1/02/2006 - 1/12/2007 Senior Lecturer The University of Western Australia
School of Engineering
Australia
1/01/2003 - 1/11/2005 Lecturer University of Southern Queensland
School of Engineering
1/01/2000 - 1/12/2002 Research Engineer University of Newcastle
Engineering & Built Environment
Australia

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/1994 - 1/01/1997 Geotechnical Engineer Douglas Partners Pty Ltd
Australia

Awards

Recipient

Year Award
2011 Excellent Contributions Award
Unknown

Recognition

Year Award
2005 Tollope Medal
Unknown

Research Award

Year Award
2004 Telford Premium
Unknown
2000 Teford Medal
Unknown
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Chapter (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2009 Merifield RS, 'Uplift capacity of inclined plate ground anchors in soil', Linear and Non-linear Numerical Analysis of Foundations, Spon Press, London, United Kingdom 85-130 (2009) [B1]

Journal article (33 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Qian ZG, Li AJ, Merifield RS, Lyamin AV, 'Slope Stability Charts for Two-Layered Purely Cohesive Soils Based on Finite-Element Limit Analysis Methods', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GEOMECHANICS, 15 (2015)
DOI 10.1061/(ASCE)GM.1943-5622.0000438
2014 Gaudin C, O'Loughlin CD, Randolph MF, Cassidy MJ, Wang D, Tian Y, et al., 'Advances in offshore and onshore anchoring solutions', Australian Geomechanics, 49 59-71 (2014) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 2
Co-authors James Hambleton
2014 Yu SB, Merifield RS, Lyamin AV, Fu XD, 'Kinematic limit analysis of pullout capacity for plate anchors in sandy slopes', Structural Engineering and Mechanics, 51 565-579 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.12989/sem.2014.51.4.565
Co-authors Andrei Lyamin
2014 Suchowerska AM, Carter JP, Merifield RS, 'Horizontal stress under supercritical longwall panels', International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 70 240-251 (2014) [C1]

This study identifies the relative magnitude of horizontal stress change below a series of parallel longwall panels as a consequence of multi-seam mining. The investigation method... [more]

This study identifies the relative magnitude of horizontal stress change below a series of parallel longwall panels as a consequence of multi-seam mining. The investigation method yields an upper bound to the horizontal stress change by assuming that the fractured and caved overburden above the supercritical longwall panels is not able to support any lateral load. Finite element modelling was conducted to consider the effects of the following variables on the horizontal stress redistribution: the ratio of the equivalent width of the extracted area to the overburden depth, the ratio of the original horizontal to vertical in situ stress components, and anisotropy in the rock mass behaviour. The key findings of this research are that the maximum horizontal stress induced as a consequence of extracting multiple supercritical longwall panels will be within approximately 10% of the original in situ horizontal stress for the case of isotropic rock strata. The magnitude of this horizontal stress may be larger in a stiff stratum if the overall sequence of strata consists predominantly of softer rocks. Anisotropy in the strata underlying the extracted longwall panels also causes an increase in the maximum horizontal stress induced into the immediate floor of the first extracted seam, and an increase in the rate of dissipation of horizontal stress change with depth. These findings indicate that a significant increase in horizontal stress relative to the original in situ horizontal stress should not be expected in multi-seam mining situations. The results from this study need to be considered in conjunction with predicted vertical stress distributions in order to accurately predict the overall stress environment likely to be encountered when conducting multi-seam mining. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd.

DOI 10.1016/j.ijrmms.2014.03.009
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authors John Carter
2014 Li AJ, Merifield RS, Lin HD, Lyamin AV, 'Trench stability under bentonite pressure in purely cohesive clay', International Journal of Geomechanics, 14 151-157 (2014) [C1]

Trench stability is a conventional geotechnical problem; however, current evaluations are often based entirely on empiricism. This paper uses numerical finite-element upper and lo... [more]

Trench stability is a conventional geotechnical problem; however, current evaluations are often based entirely on empiricism. This paper uses numerical finite-element upper and lower bound limit analysis to produce stability charts for two-dimensional and three-dimensional homogeneous and inhomogeneous undrained diaphragm wall trenches. Using the limit theorems cannot only provide a simple and useful way of analyzing the stability of the trench, but also avoid the shortcomings and arbitrary assumptions underpinning the limit equilibrium method. By considering the effects from the bentonite slurry pressures, the collapse load in this study has been bracketed to within ±8.5 or better by the numerical upper and lower bound limit analyses. The chart solutions can be used to predict either the critical depth or the safety factor of the trench and provide a convenient tool for preliminary designs by practicing engineers. © 2014 American Society of Civil Engineers.

DOI 10.1061/(ASCE)GM.1943-5622.0000292
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Andrei Lyamin
2014 Ansari Y, Merifield R, Sheng D, 'A piezocone dissipation test interpretation method for hydraulic conductivity of soft clays', SOILS AND FOUNDATIONS, 54 1104-1116 (2014)
DOI 10.1016/j.sandf.2014.11.006
Co-authors Daichao Sheng
2014 Ansari Y, Merifield R, Sheng D, 'A piezocone dissipation test interpretation method for hydraulic conductivity of soft clays', Soils and Foundations, 54 1104-1116 (2014) [C1]

An alternative approach is developed in order to estimate the hydraulic conductivity of soft fine grained soils, based on numerical simulation of the full penetration and dissipat... [more]

An alternative approach is developed in order to estimate the hydraulic conductivity of soft fine grained soils, based on numerical simulation of the full penetration and dissipation process for piezocones. Unlike previous methods of analysis, the process of penetration and dissipation has been explicitly simulated, thus eliminating several of the simplifications inherent in existing interpretation methods such as geometric approximations, predefined stress fields or neglecting material compressibility. The presented method is not established upon a particular set of data leading to limited applicability, but is rather developed using a more general approach and can be extended to other datasets if intended. Given the time to 50% consolidation and a number of influencing soil parameters, a single estimate of the soil horizontal permeability can be obtained via a single-run piezocone sounding using pore pressure measurements taken at the shoulder filter element (u2) located immediately behind the cone. The proposed interpretation method embodies many of the key parameters (namely the soil shear strength, soil rigidity, and soil confining stresses) likely to influence the soil behaviour and thus the parameter to be interpreted. Numerical analyses demonstrated that the rate of dissipation increases as the soil rigidity or the soil confining pressure increases, which is a consequence of higher excess pore pressure gradient at higher depths or at larger rigidities. The method, which involves a new excess pore pressure normalisation technique, is applicable to both monotonic and dilative dissipation data. The proposed interpretation method is compared to a series of experimental data including two recent field tests. Although the method was calibrated against only a select few cases, its applicability to a wide range of clayey soils was verified.

DOI 10.1016/j.sandf.2014.11.006
Co-authors Daichao Sheng
2013 Wang D, Merifield RS, Gaudin C, 'Uplift behaviour of helical anchors in clay', CANADIAN GEOTECHNICAL JOURNAL, 50 575-584 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1139/cgj-2012-0350
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 3
2013 Suchowerska AM, Merifield RS, Carter JP, 'Vertical stress changes in multi-seam mining under supercritical longwall panels', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ROCK MECHANICS AND MINING SCIENCES, 61 306-320 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.ijrmms.2013.02.009
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7
Co-authors John Carter
2012 Merifield R, 'Closure to "Ultimate Uplift Capacity of Multiplate Helical Type Anchors in Clay" by R. S. Merifield', JOURNAL OF GEOTECHNICAL AND GEOENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING, 138 1428-1428 (2012)
DOI 10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0000732
2012 Li AJ, Cassidy MJ, Wang Y, Merifield RS, Lyamin AV, 'Parametric Monte Carlo studies of rock slopes based on the Hoek-Brown failure criterion', Computers and Geotechnics, 45 11-18 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Andrei Lyamin
2012 Suchowerska A, Merifield RS, Carter JP, Clausen J, 'Prediction of underground cavity roof collapse using the Hoek-Brown failure criterion', Computers and Geotechnics, 44 93-103 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 3
Co-authors John Carter
2012 Nguyen VQ, Merifield RS, 'Two- and three-dimensional undrained bearing capacity of embedded footings', Australian Geomechanics Journal, 47 25-40 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 1
2011 Shiau JS, Merifield RS, Lyamin AV, Sloan SW, 'Undrained Stability of Footings on Slopes', International Journal of Geomechanics, 11 381-390 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1061/(ASCE)GM.1943-5622.0000092
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Andrei Lyamin, Scott Sloan
2011 Li AJ, Merifield RS, Lyamin AV, 'Effect of rock mass disturbance on the stability of rock slopes using the Hoek-Brown failure criterion', Computers and Geotechnics, 38 546-558 (2011) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 11Web of Science - 9
Co-authors Andrei Lyamin
2011 Ansari Y, Merifield RS, Yamamoto H, Sheng D, 'Numerical analysis of soilbags under compression and cyclic shear', Computers and Geotechnics, 38 659-668 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.compgeo.2011.02.002
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Daichao Sheng
2011 Merifield RS, 'Ultimate Uplift Capacity of Multiplate Helical Type Anchors in Clay', Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 137 704-716 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0000478
Citations Scopus - 13Web of Science - 6
2011 Nguyen QV, Merifield RS, 'Undrained bearing capacity of surface footings near slopes', Australian Geomechanics Journal, 46 77-94 (2011) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 2
2010 Li AJ, Merifield RS, Lyamin AV, 'Three-dimensional stability charts for slopes based on limit analysis methods', Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 47 1316-1334 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1139/T10-030
Citations Scopus - 16Web of Science - 11
Co-authors Andrei Lyamin
2010 Merifield RS, Smith CC, 'The ultimate uplift capacity of multi-plate strip anchors in undrained clay', Computers and Geotechnics, 37 504-514 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.compgeo.2010.02.004
Citations Scopus - 11Web of Science - 8
2009 Li AJ, Lyamin AV, Merifield RS, 'Seismic rock slope stability charts based on limit analysis methods', Computers and Geotechnics, 36 135-148 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.compgeo.2008.01.004
Citations Scopus - 34Web of Science - 22
Co-authors Andrei Lyamin
2009 Li AJ, Merifield RS, Lyamin AV, 'Limit analysis solutions for three dimensional undrained slopes', Computers and Geotechnics, 36 1330-1351 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.compgeo.2009.06.002
Citations Scopus - 21Web of Science - 13
Co-authors Andrei Lyamin
2009 Merifield RS, White DJ, Randolph MF, 'Effect of surface heave on response of partially embedded pipelines on clay', Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 135 819-829 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1061/(asce)gt.1943-5606.0000070
Citations Scopus - 44Web of Science - 29
2008 Li AJ, Merifield RS, Lyamin AV, 'Stability charts for rock slopes based on the Hoek-Brown failure criterion', International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 45 689-700 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.ijrmms.2007.08.010
Citations Scopus - 43Web of Science - 18
Co-authors Andrei Lyamin
2008 Merifield RS, White DJ, Randolph MF, 'The ultimate undrained resistance of partially embedded pipelines', Geotechnique, 58 461-470 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1680/geot.2007.00097
Citations Scopus - 52Web of Science - 37
2006 Merifield RS, Lyamin AV, Sloan SW, 'Limit analysis solutions for the bearing capacity of rock masses using the generalised Hoek-Brown criterion', International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 43 920-937 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.ijrmms.2006.02.001
Citations Scopus - 56Web of Science - 37
Co-authors Andrei Lyamin, Scott Sloan
2006 Merifield RS, Nguyen VQ, 'Two and three-dimensional bearing capacity solutions for footings on two-layered clays', Geomechanics and Geoengineering: an international journal, 1 151-162 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/17486020600632637
2006 Merifield RS, Sloan SW, 'The ultimate pullout capacity of anchors in frictional soils', Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 43 852-868 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.1139/T06-052
Citations Scopus - 69Web of Science - 48
Co-authors Scott Sloan
2006 Merifield RS, Lyamin AV, Sloan SW, 'Three-dimensional lower-bound solutions for the stability of plate anchors in sand', Geotechnique, 56 123-132 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.1680/geot.2006.56.2.123
Citations Scopus - 22Web of Science - 11
Co-authors Scott Sloan, Andrei Lyamin
2005 Merifield RS, Lyamin AV, Sloan SW, 'Stability of inclined strip anchors in purely cohesive soil', Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 131 792-799 (2005) [C1]
DOI 10.1061/(ASCE)1090-0241(2005)131:6(792)
Citations Scopus - 28Web of Science - 14
Co-authors Andrei Lyamin, Scott Sloan
2003 Merifield RS, Lyamin AV, Sloan SW, Yu H-S, 'Three-Dimensional Lower Bound Solutions For Stability Of Plate Anchors In Clay', Journal Of Geotechnical And Geoenvironmental Engineering, 129 243-253 (2003) [C1]
DOI 10.1061/(ASCE)1090-0241(2003)129:3(243)
Citations Scopus - 79Web of Science - 41
Co-authors Andrei Lyamin, Scott Sloan
2001 Merifield RS, Sloan SW, Yu H-S, 'Stability of plate anchors in undrained clay', Geotechnique, 51 141-153 (2001) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 98Web of Science - 52
Co-authors Scott Sloan
1999 Merifield RS, Sloan SW, Yu H-S, 'Rigorous plasticity solutions for the bearing capacity of two-layered clays', Geotechnique, Vol. 49 471-490 (1999) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 52Web of Science - 32
Co-authors Scott Sloan
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Conference (19 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Suchowerska AM, Carter JP, Hambleton JP, Merifield RM, 'Effect of constitutive behaviour of strata on the prediction of subsidence above single-seam and multi-seam supercritical longwall panels', 9th Triennial Conference on Mine Subsidence, Pokolbin, Australia (2014) [E1]
Co-authors James Hambleton, John Carter
2012 Li A-J, Lin H-D, Merifield RS, Lyamin AV, 'A case study of ground response due to diaphragm wall installation', 11th Australian New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics Conference Proceedings, Melbourne, Australia (2012) [E1]
Co-authors Andrei Lyamin
2012 Suchowerska A, Merifield RS, Carter JP, 'Effect of abutment angle on stress distribution under supercritical longwall panels', 11th Australian New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics Conference Proceedings, Melbourne, Australia (2012) [E1]
Co-authors John Carter
2012 Suchoweska A, Merifield RS, Carter JP, 'Effects of Transverse Isotropy on Vertical Stress when Multi-Seam Mining under Supercritical Longwall Panels', 31st International Conference on Ground Control in Mining, Morgantown, WV (2012) [E1]
Co-authors John Carter
2011 Li AJ, Merifield RS, 'Comparisons between two empirical yield criteria for rock masses', Harmonising Rock Engineering and the Environment: Proceedings of the 12th ISRM International Congress on Rock Mechanics, Beijing, China (2011) [E3]
2011 Ansari Y, Merifield RS, Sheng D, 'A numerical study on the applicability of the piezocone interpretation methods for hydraulic conductivity of clays', Computer Methods for Geomechanics: Frontiers and New Applications. Volume 1, Melbourne, VIC (2011) [E1]
Co-authors Daichao Sheng
2011 Suchowerska A, Merifield RS, Carter JP, 'Prediction of underground cavity roof collapse using the Hoek-Brown failure criterion', Computer Methods for Geomechanics: Frontiers and New Applications, Melbourne, VIC (2011) [E1]
DOI 10.1016/j.compgeo.2012.03.014
Co-authors John Carter
2011 Li AJ, Merifield RS, 'Limit analysis solutions for very gentle undrained slopes', Proceedings of the 14th Asian Regional Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Hong Kong, China (2011) [E1]
2010 Wang D, Merifield RS, Gaudin C, Hu Y, 'Centrifuge model tests of helical anchors in clay', IMPG 2010: 7th International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics: Proceedings, Zurich, Switzerland (2010) [E3]
2010 Bates LJ, Merifield RS, 'Evaluation of the CPT for assessing ground improvement by dynamic replacement', CPT'10: 2nd International Symposium on Cone Penetration Testing, Huntington Beach, CA (2010) [E2]
2010 Wang D, Gaudin C, Merifield RS, Hu Y, 'Centrifuge model tests of helical anchors in clay', Physical Modelling in Geotechnics - Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics 2010, ICPMG 2010 (2010) [E1]

The multiple-screw helical anchor is an efficient foundation system able to resist tensile uplift forces. Twelve model tests were conducted in the UWA beam centrifuge to investiga... [more]

The multiple-screw helical anchor is an efficient foundation system able to resist tensile uplift forces. Twelve model tests were conducted in the UWA beam centrifuge to investigate the undrained response of helical anchors in over-consolidated kaolin clay. The uplift capacities of anchors with 1, 2 or 3 helical plates were tested with anchor spacing of 1 or 1.5 plate diameters. The undrained strength profile of the soil was determined by means of 9 T-bar tests before and after the pull-out tests. The uplift resistances of the helical anchors during continuous pullout were recorded. It was found that the maximum uplift resistance may be reduced nearly 30% due to the existence of the surface water. The soil failure mechanisms related to the maximum uplift capacity are discussed. © 2010 Taylor & Francis Group, London.

Citations Scopus - 3
2009 Li A, Merifield RS, 'The stability of shallow tunnels in rock based on limit analysis', The Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference 24-26 May 2009, Sanya, P.R. China on New Development in Rock Mechanics and Engineering, Sanya, China (2009) [E2]
2008 Merifield RS, White DJ, Randolph MF, 'The effect of pipe-soil interface conditions on the undrained breakout resistance of partially-embedded pipelines', Proceedings of the 12th International Conference of International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics (IACMAG), Goa, India (2008) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 4
2002 Hjiaj M, Merifield RS, Lyamin AV, Sloan SW, 'Rigorous Limit Analysis Solutions for Stability of Geotechnical Structures', 5th European Conference on Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering (NUMGE 2002), Paris, France (2002) [E1]
Co-authors Andrei Lyamin, Scott Sloan
2001 Merifield RS, Lyamin AV, Pearce A, Yu HS, Sloan SW, 'Pullout capacity of earth anchors', PROCEEDINGS OF THE FIFTEENTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SOIL MECHANICS AND GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING VOLS 1-3, ISTANBUL, TURKEY (2001)
Co-authors Scott Sloan, Andrei Lyamin
2001 Merifield RS, Sloan SW, Abbo AJ, Yu H-S, 'The ultimate pullout capacity of anchors in frictional soils', Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics, Rotterdam (2001) [E2]
Co-authors Scott Sloan
2000 Merifield RS, Sloan SW, Yu H-S, 'Limit Analysis Solutions for The Pullout Capacity of Anchors in Sand', GeoEng2000 Conference Proceedings, Melbourne, Australia (2000) [E1]
Co-authors Scott Sloan
1999 Merifield RS, Pearce A, Yu H-S, Sloan SW, 'Stability of Anchor Plates', Proceedings 8th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics, Hobart, Hobart, Australia (1999) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Scott Sloan
1999 Merifield RS, Lyamin AV, Sloan SW, Yu H-S, 'Three-dimensional stability analysis of plate anchors in clay', Proceedings of the seventh international symposium on numerical models in geomechanics, Austria (1999) [E1]
Co-authors Andrei Lyamin, Scott Sloan
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 8
Total funding $1,038,907

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20133 grants / $838,600

A National Facility for In situ Testing of Soft Soils$345,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Laureate Professor Scott Sloan, Professor Mark Randolph, Emeritus Professor John Carter, Professor Daichao Sheng, Professor Mark Cassidy, Professor Buddhima Indraratna, Professor David White, Professor Nasser Khalili, Professor David Williams, Conjoint Associate Professor Richard Merifield, Associate Professor Jayantha Kodikara, Associate Professor David Airey, Associate Professor Itai Einav, Associate Professor Andrew Abbo, Dr Cholachat Rujikiatkamjorn, Dr Samuel Stanier, Dr Conleth O'Loughlin, Dr Dorival Pedroso, Dr Alexander Scheuermann, Dr Ha Bui
Scheme Equipment Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1200139
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

A National Facility for In situ Testing of Soft Soils$300,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Laureate Professor Scott Sloan, Professor Mark Randolph, Emeritus Professor John Carter, Professor Daichao Sheng, Professor Mark Cassidy, Professor Buddhima Indraratna, Professor David White, Professor Nasser Khalili, Professor David Williams, Conjoint Associate Professor Richard Merifield, Associate Professor Jayantha Kodikara, Associate Professor David Airey, Associate Professor Itai Einav, Associate Professor Andrew Abbo, Dr Cholachat Rujikiatkamjorn, Dr Samuel Stanier, Dr Conleth O'Loughlin, Dr Dorival Pedroso, Dr Alexander Scheuermann, Dr Ha Bui
Scheme Linkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1200460
Type Of Funding Scheme excluded from IGS
Category EXCL
UON Y

A National Facility for In situ Testing of Soft Soils$193,600

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Laureate Professor Scott Sloan, Professor Mark Randolph, Emeritus Professor John Carter, Professor Daichao Sheng, Professor Mark Cassidy, Professor Buddhima Indraratna, Professor David White, Professor Nasser Khalili, Professor David Williams, Conjoint Associate Professor Richard Merifield, Associate Professor Jayantha Kodikara, Associate Professor David Airey, Associate Professor Itai Einav, Associate Professor Andrew Abbo, Dr Cholachat Rujikiatkamjorn, Dr Samuel Stanier, Dr Conleth O'Loughlin, Dr Dorival Pedroso, Dr Alexander Scheuermann, Dr Ha Bui
Scheme Linkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF) Partner funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1300956
Type Of Funding Scheme excluded from IGS
Category EXCL
UON Y

20121 grants / $80,000

The national geotechnical centrifuge facility$80,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Christophe Gaudin, Laureate Professor Scott Sloan, Emeritus Professor John Carter, Associate Professor Kristian Krabbenhoft, Conjoint Associate Professor Richard Merifield
Scheme Equipment Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1100676
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20101 grants / $30,000

Interburden behaviour in multiple seam mining$30,000

Funding body: Department of Industry, Science & Resources

Funding body Department of Industry, Science & Resources
Project Team
Scheme NSW State Government Department Funding
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2011
GNo
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

20082 grants / $9,200

Numerical modelling of helical anchors$7,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Conjoint Associate Professor Richard Merifield
Scheme New Staff Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0188677
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

12th International Association for Computer Methods and advances in Geomechanics, GOA, India, 1/10/2008 - 6/10/2008$1,700

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Conjoint Associate Professor Richard Merifield
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0188712
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20051 grants / $81,107

Rigorous three dimensional plasticity solutions for soil and rock slopes$81,107

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Conjoint Associate Professor Richard Merifield, Professor Andrei Lyamin
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0185675
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed2
Current3

Total current UON EFTSL

PhD0.5

Current Supervision

Commenced Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014 Design of Working Platforms for Tracked Plants
Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Co-Supervisor
2012 Effects of Installation on Capacity of Helical Anchors in Clay
Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Co-Supervisor
2012 Numerical and Experimental Study of Particle Flow in Soils
Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014 Applications of Large Deformation Finite Element Method to Geotechnical Problems with Contact
Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Co-Supervisor
2014 The Geomechanics of Single-seam and Multi-seam Longwall Coal Mining
Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Co-Supervisor
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Conjoint Associate Professor Richard Merifield

Position

Conjoint Associate Professor
School of Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment

Focus area

Civil Engineering

Contact Details

Email richard.merifield@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 5735
Fax (02) 4921 6991

Office

Room EA228
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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