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College Photo Name Farrell, Eric Raymond
Main Department Civil Struct & Env. Eng.
College Title Adjunct Senior Lecturer
E-mail efarrell@tcd.ie
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Web http://people.tcd.ie/efarrell
 
Biography
Joined Trinity College, Dublin in 1982 as lecturer and became Senior lecturer in 1987. Previous experience included managing ground investigation companies in Ireland, and geotechnical, road and structural design experience in Ireland, the UK and in the Sultanate of Oman. Studied for MS in Cornell University (USA) on scholarship and fellowship and for PhD in Trinity College on a research contract funded by the European Office of the US Corps of Engineers.
 
Representations
Details Date
Chairman of the Irish National Annex committee of EC 7 Irish Liaison Engineer to SC 7/TC250 Eurocode Past Chairman of the civil division of the Instution of Engineers of Ireland. Member of European Techical Committee of the Evaluations of Eurocodes (ETC 10) Past member of TC 15 of ISSMGE on peat. Past member of ETC 5 of ISSME on laboratory testing
Reviewer for Geotechnique
Reviewer for ASCE
Irish Liason Engineer to SC 7/TC250 Eurocode
 
Membership of Professional Institutions, Associations, Societies
Details Date From Date To
Fellow of Engineer's Ireland 1986
Chartered Member of Institution of Civil Engineers 1973
European Engineer (Eur Ing) 1990
Fellow of the Geological Society 1992
Member of European Technical Committee of the Evaluation of Eurocode (ETC 10)
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Awards and Honours
Award Date
Francis Edge Prize in Geology 1966
Samuel Rubin Foundation 1968
Fellowship from Cornell University 1968
Smith Testimonial 1988, 1991, 1996
Geotechnical Prize 1991, 1994, 2003, 2005
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Description of Research Interests
Behaviour of peat and organic soils at low effective stresses. Determining ground water response to short and long term de-watering events in engineering projects, including the assessment of in-situ permeability and the use of finite element numerical methods. Developement of numerical models for predicting deformations in very hard lodgement tills. Assessment of the behaviour of compacted material from laboratory and in situ tests, including from soil suction measurements. Stabilisation methods for organic and inorganic soils. Behaviour of embankments on soft soils. Design to Eurocodes. Geotechnical properties of lodgement tills, Embankments of soft soils, Coastal & Glacial Aquifers
 
Research Interests
Advanced Materials & Manufacturing Bioengineering COASTAL ENGINEERING CUTOFF WALLS AND BARRIERS
Civil Engineering Civil Engineering, Pavements and Structures Communications engineering DISPLACEMENT
Digital Media Energy Engineering Geology Environmental engineering
GEOTEXTILES GLACIAL DEPOSITS Geotechnical Engineering Geotechnics
Groundwater Highway Engineering Highway engineering Landslides
Manufacturing engineering PORE PRESSURES Pavements RETAINING WALLS, SEEPAGE
Soil Mechanics & Foundations Soil/Structure Interaction Structures TILL
Transport Technology, Engineering WEATHERING
 
Research Projects
Project title M7 Kildare Town By-pass Motorway Project
Summary De-watering study. Funding 50,000
Funding Agency National Roads Authority
Programme
Type of Project
Date from 2004
Date to 2004
Person Months


 
Publications and Other Research Outputs
Peer Reviewed
Farrell, E. R., and Coppinger, J., Passive groundwater control system for a motorway, Geotechnical Engineering, 157, (GE4), 2004, p209 - 217
Hebib, S., and Farrell, E.R., Some experiences on the stabilisation of Irish peats, Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 40, (1), 2003, p107 - 120
Orr. T.L.L. , and Farrell, E.R, Geotechnical Design to Eurocode 7, Springer-Verlag, 1999, 174pp
FARRELL, E, LEHANE, B, LOOBY, M, AN INSTRUMENTED DRIVEN PILE IN DUBLIN BOULDER CLAY, PROCEEDINGS OF THE INSTITUTION OF CIVIL ENGINEERS-GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING, 131, 1998, p233 - 241
Determination of Atterbergy Limits in, Recommendations of the ISSMGE for geotechnical laboratory testing, Beuth-Verlag, 1995, pp39 - 45, [Farrell, E.R.,]
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