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Theses

Alphabetical List

Note 1: some theses may be listed under more than one heading
Note 2: the degree that in other Universities is usually called "Ph.D." is in Oxford called "D.Phil."

REINFORCED SOIL

Unpaved Roads

Other reinforced soil applications

OFFSHORE FOUNDATIONS AND STRUCTURES

Piling

Shallow foundations, jack-up units

 


IN-SITU TESTING

 


UNSATURATED AND GASSY SOILS

 


SEDIMENTATION AND CONSOLIDATION OF SOFT CLAYS

 


 

TUNNELLING AND TRENCHLESS TECHNOLOGY

Pipejacking and pipebursting

Tunnelling (general)

 


 

FLOW OF GRANULAR MATERIALS

  • Saperstein, L.W. (1967) D.Phil. "The Dynamics of Granular Solids"
    Download from the ORA website
  • Wilson, J. (1970) D.Phil. "Forces Exerted on Solid Bodies Moving Through Cohesionless Soils"
    abstract

 


 

ENVIRONMENTAL APPLICATIONS

  • Harbottle, M.J. (2003) D.Phil. "The Use of Electrokinetics to Enhance the Degradation of Organic Contaminants in Soils"
    Download from the ORA website

 


 

CONCRETE

 


 

STRUCTURAL DYNAMICS

 


 

STRUCTURAL GLASS

 


 

DEPLOYABLE STRUCTURES

 


 

FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS

A number of other theses make use of Finite Element Analysis, but the following concentrate principally on this area of work.

 


 

DISTINCT ELEMENT MODELLING

 


 

COMPUTATIONAL HYDRAULICS

  • Kaar, E.T. (1991) D.Phil. "Curvilinear Systems Modelling of Pollutant Transport in Shallow Waters"
    abstract
  • Akponasa, G.A. (1992) D.Phil. "Solution of the Contravariant Shallow Water Equations Using Boundary-Fitted Coordinate Systems"
    abstract
  • Greaves, D.M. (1995) D.Phil. "Numerical modelling of laminar separated flows and inviscid steep waves using adaptive hierarchical meshes"
    abstract
  • Saalehi, A. (1996) D.Phil. "Quadtree-based finite element modelling of laminar separated flow past a cylinder"
    abstract
  • Cruz Leon, S. (1997) D.Phil. "Numerical Solution of the Shallow Water Equations on Quadtree Grids"
    abstract
  • Chern, M.-J. (1999) D.Phil. "3-D pseudospectral model of free surface and viscous flows"
  • Park, K.-Y. (1999) D.Phil. "Quadtree grid numerical model of nearshore wave-current interaction"
  • Turnbull, M. (1999) D.Phil. "The numerical modelling of steep waves interacting with structures"
    Download from the ORA website
  • Ohl, C. (2000) D.Phil. "Free surface disturbances and non-linear run-up around offshore structures"
    Download from the ORA website

 


 

WIND ENGINEERING

  • Gumley, S.J. (1981) D.Phil. "Tubing Systems for the Measurement of Fluctuating Pressures"
    abstract
  • Green, D.W. R. (1983) D.Phil. "A Wind Tunnel Study of Flow Over Hills"
    abstract
  • Rutledge, K.W. (1984) D.Phil. "Wind Tunnel Modelling of Buoyant Plumes"
    Download from the ORA website
  • Letchford, C.W. (1987) D.Phil. "Pneumatic Averaging and its Application in Wind Engineering"
    abstract
  • Tasker, M.N. (1987) D.Phil. "The Effect of Heat Transfer on the Dispersion of Cold Dense Gases"
    abstract
  • Parkinson, H.G. (1987) D.Phil. "Measurements of Wind Flow Over Models of a Hill"
    abstract
  • Minson, A.J. (1993) D.Phil. "Use of Laser Doppler Anemometer Measurements near Model Buildings to Determine Wind Loading on Building Attachments"
    abstract
  • Marwood, R. (1996) D.Phil. "An Investigation of Conical Roof-Edge Vortices"
    Download from the ORA website
  • Marshall, B. J. (1999) D.Phil. "Wind Flow Structures and Wind Forces in Forests"
    Download from the ORA website
  • Nelmes, S.J. (1999) D.Phil. "Design of Shetlerbelts"
    abstract

 


 

Tidal Power

 


 

Theses from other Universities

The following theses from other Universities are also available:

  • Houlsby, G.T. (1981) Ph.D., Cambridge University "A study of plasticity theories and their applicability to soil"
    Thesis (Cambridge Univeristy repository)
  • Williams, M.S. (1988) Ph.D., Bristol University "The cutting of unbonded prestressing tendons during demolition"

 


 

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