Kevin O'Dwyer

Kevin O'Dwyer
National University of Ireland, Galway | NUI Galway · Department of Civil Engineering

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This paper describes direct shear testing of a range of sand-bentonite slurry mixes, identified as a gap in the literature. In the absence of a concrete interface, there was an apparent transition zone from sand-governed strength (bentonite content ≤30%) to clay-governed strength (bentonite content ≥80%), which was linked to the sample void ratio....
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In long pipe-jacking drives used for installing utility pipelines, maximum jacking load requirements are usually governed by skin friction at the pipe-soil interface. In addition, field experience has shown that transient peaks in skin friction arise upon recommencement of jacking after stoppages; these stoppage durations can be short (due to the a...
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Jacking forces which exceed expectations constitute a risk for tunnelling contractors. One scenario in which high forces may arise is when jacking of lubricated pipes is temporarily halted, which was considered by Li et al. using a programme of direct shear testing. While recognising the importance of the topic to the profession, the purpose of thi...
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In recent years, there has been an increased resort to microtunnelling/pipe-jacking as a means of constructing underground conduits (for water, sewage, gas, and other utilities) to avoid on-street disruption in urban areas. In this paper, technical details of two 1 200 mm internal diameter microtunnels in silty sand totalling over 550 m in length a...
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In recent years, there has been an increased resort to microtunnelling/pipe-jacking as a means of constructing underground conduits (for water, sewage, gas and other utilities) to avoid on-street disruption in urban areas. In this paper, technical details of two 1200 mm internal diameter microtunnels in silty sand totalling 550 m in length are disc...

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Most of the papers here quantify the skin friction at jacking pipe-soil/lubricant interfaces in real microtunnelling projects, and some consider the factors affecting skin friction. There is one paper on microtunnel excavatability in rock.