Priority Research Centre for
GEOTECHNICAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

Associate Professor Richard Merifield

Selected publications are available for download in PDF format below.

Journal Papers

  1. Merifield RS, Sloan SW, Yu HS (1999) Rigorous solutions for the bearing capacity of two layered clay soils, Géotechnique, 49(4), 471-490. (Telford Medal, ICE) (PDF 1338KB)
  2. Merifield RS, Pearce A, Yu HS, Sloan SW (1999) The stability of anchor plates, Australian Geomechanics, 34(2), 55-63.
  3. Merifield RS, Sloan SW, Yu HS (2001) Stability of plate anchors in undrained clay, Géotechnique, 51(2), 141-153. (PDF 1553KB)
  4. Merifield RS, Lyamin AV, Sloan SW, Yu HS (2003) Three-dimensional lower bound solutions for stability analysis of plate anchors in clay, Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, 129(3), 243-253. (PDF 475KB)
  5. Merifield RS, Lyamin AV, Sloan SW (2005) Stability of inclined plate anchors in purely cohesive soil, Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, 131(6), 792-799. (PDF 613KB)
  6. Merifield RS, Lyamin AV, Sloan SW (2006) Three-dimensional lower bound solutions for the stability of plate anchors in sand, Géotechnique, 56(2), 123-132. (Telford Premium, ICE) (PDF 212KB)
  7. Merifield RS, Lyamin AV, Sloan SW (2006) Limit analysis solutions for the bearing capacity of rock masses using the generalised Hoek-Brown criterion, International Journal for Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 43(6), 920-937. (PDF 762KB)
  8. Merifield RS, Sloan SW (2006) The ultimate pullout capacity of anchors in frictional soils. Canadian Geotechnical Journal. 43 (8): 852-868. (PDF 1648KB)
  9. Merifield RS, Nguyen VQ. (2006). Two and three-dimensional bearing capacity solutions for footings on two-layered clays. Geomechanics and Geoengineering, 1(2):151-162. (PDF 869KB)
  10. Li AJ , Merifield RS, Lyamin AV. (2008).  Stability charts for rock slopes based on the Hoek-Brown failure criterion. International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 45(5), 689-700. (PDF 399KB)
  11. Merifield RS, White DJ, Randoplh MF. (2008).  The ultimate undrained resistance of partially embedded pipelines.  Géotechnique, 58(6), 461-470. (PDF 699KB)
  12. Li AJ, Lyamin AV, Merifield RS (2009) Seismic rock slope stability charts based on limit analysis methods. Computers and Geotechnics, 36(1-2), 135-148. (PDF 724KB)
  13. Merifield RS, White DJ, Randolph MF. (2009).  Effect of surface heave on the response of partially embedded pipelines on clay. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 135(6), 1-11. (PDF 1080KB)
  14. Li AJ, Merifield RS, Lyamin AV (2009) Limit analysis solutions for three dimensional undrained slopes. Computers and Geotechnics, 36(8), 1330-1351.(PDF 2.60MB)
  15. Li AJ , Merifield RS, Lyamin AV (2009) Three dimensional stability charts for cohesive frictional and purely cohesive natural slopes based on limit analysis methods. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 47(2),1316-1334. (PDF 669KB)
  16. Merifield RS, Smith CC (2010). The ultimate uplift capacity of multi-plate strip anchors in undrained clay. Computers and Geotechnics, 37(4), 504-514.
  17. Ansari Y, Merifield RS, Yamamoto H and Sheng, D (2011) Numerical analysis of soilbags under compression and cyclic shear. Computers and Geotechnics 38(5) 504-514.
  18. Merifield RS (2011). The ultimate uplift capacity of multi-plate helical type anchors in undrained clay. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 137(7), 704-716.
  19. Shiau JS, Merifield RS, Lyamin AV, Sloan SW (2011). Undrained stability of footings on slopes. International Journal of Geomechanics, 11(5), 381-390. (PDF 1.55MB)
  20. Li AJ, Merifield RS, Lyamin AV (2011). Effect of rock mass disturbance on the stability of rock slopes using the Hoek-Brown failure criterion. Computers and Geotechnics, 38(4), 546-558.
  21. Merifield RS, Nguyen VQ (2011). Undrained bearing capacity of footings near slopes. Australian Geomechanics Journal, 46(1), 77-94.
  22. Suchoweska A, Merifield RS, Carter JP (2010). Prediction of underground cavity roof collapse using the Hoek-Brown failure criterion. Accepted for publication, Computers and Geotechnics, Nov 2011.
  23. Li AJ, Cassidy MJ, Wang Y, Merifield, RS (2011) Reliability evaluation of rock slopes based on the Hoek-Brown failure criterion. Submitted, International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, Oct 2010.
  24. Ansari YHH, Sheng, DC, Merifield RS (2011) A study on the piezocone interpretation methods for hydraulic conductivity of clays, Submitted International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, Oct 2011.

Book Chapters

Merifield RS. (2009). Uplift capacity of inclined plate ground anchors in soil Linear and nonlinear numerical analysis of foundations. J. W. Bull Editor, Taylor & Francis, 85-130.

Thesis

Merifield RS. (2002) 'Numerical modelling of soil anchors', PhD. Thesis, The University of Newcastle, AUSTRALIA. (PDF 11.5MB) 

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