Dr Thomas Shire

  • Lecturer (Infrastructure and Environment)

telephone: 0141 330 4327
email: Thomas.Shire@glasgow.ac.uk

Research interests

Biography

Tom Shire joined the University of Glasgow as a Lecturer in Geotechnical Engineering in April 2017.  From August 2016 to March 2017 he was a Research Associate in the Geotechnics section at Imperial College London, focusing on laboratory testing of unsaturated soils and from January 2015 to August 2016 he was a Teaching Fellow in Civil Engineering, also at Imperial.

Tom graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2005 with an MEng in Civil Engineering with German. Following this he spent four years working for Scott Wilson Ltd. (now part of Aecom) as an assistant geotechnical engineer. In 2009 he joined Imperial College to study for an MSc in Soil Mechanics, followed by a PhD focusing on discrete element modelling (DEM) of granular filters for embankment dams. After submission of his PhD thesis, Tom spent just over one year as a geotechnical engineer at Atkins Ltd. 

Research Interests

Tom's research interests include:

  • Internal erosion of embankment dams and levees
  • Discrete element modelling (DEM) of granular materials
  • Geotechnics of unsaturated soils

 

 

 

Publications

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Jump to: 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013
Number of items: 14.

2017

Otsubo, M., O'Sullivan, C. and Shire, T. (2017) Empirical assessment of the critical time increment in explicit particulate discrete element method simulations. Computers and Geotechnics, 86, pp. 67-79. (doi:10.1016/j.compgeo.2016.12.022)

Shire, T. and O'Sullivan, C. (2017) A network model to assess base-filter combinations. Computers and Geotechnics, 84, pp. 117-128. (doi:10.1016/j.compgeo.2016.11.014)

2016

Shire, T. and O'Sullivan, C. (2016) Constriction size distributions of granular filters: a numerical study. Géotechnique, 66(10), pp. 826-839. (doi:10.1680/jgeot.15.P.215)

Shire, T. , O’Sullivan, C. and Hanley, K.J. (2016) The influence of fines content and size-ratio on the micro-scale properties of dense bimodal materials. Granular Matter, 18(52), (doi:10.1007/s10035-016-0654-9)

2015

Shire, T. , O'Sullivan, C., Hanley, K. and Fannin, R. J. (2015) Closure to "Fabric and Effective Stress Distribution in Internally Unstable Soils" by T. Shire, C. O'Sullivan, K.J. Hanley and R.J. Fannin. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 141(12), 07015033. (doi:10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0001363)

Fonseca, J., Sim, W.W., Shire, T. , O'sullivan, C., Wang, Y. and Dallo, Y.A.H. (2015) Microstructural analysis of sands with varying degrees of internal stability. Géotechnique, 65(7), pp. 620-623. (doi:10.1680/geot.14.D.006)

O’Sullivan, C., Bluthé, J., Sejpar, K., Shire, T. and Cheung, L.Y.G. (2015) Contact based void partitioning to assess filtration properties in DEM simulations. Computers and Geotechnics, 64, pp. 120-131. (doi:10.1016/j.compgeo.2014.11.003)

Shire, T. , O'Sullivan, C., Fannin, J. and Hanley, K.J. (2015) Use of Discrete Element Modelling to Assess the Internal Instability of Dam Filters. In: Proceedings of the XVI European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, ECSMGE 2015, Edinburgh International Conference Center, Edinburgh, UK, 13-17 Sept 2015, pp. 687-692. ISBN 9780727760678

2014

Shire, T. , O’Sullivan, C., Hanley, K.J. and Fannin, R.J. (2014) Fabric and effective stress distribution in internally unstable soils. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 140(12), 04014072. (doi:10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0001184)

Fonesca, J., Sim, W.W., Shire, T. and O'Sullivan, C. (2014) Microstructural analysis of sands with varying degrees of internal stability. Géotechnique, 64(5), pp. 405-411. (doi:10.1680/geot.13.T.014)

Shire, T. , O'Sullivan, C. and Hanley, K. (2014) The Influence of Finer Fraction and Size-ratio on the Micro-scale Properties of Dense Bimodal Materials. In: 3rd International Symposium on Geomechanics from Micro to Macro, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England, 1-3 Sep 2014,

2013

Shire, T. , Pelecanos, L., Bo, H. and Taylor, H. (2013) Current research in embankment dam engineering at Imperial College London. Dams and Reservoirs, 23(1), pp. 25-28. (doi:10.1680/dare.13.00014)

Shire, T. and O’Sullivan, C. (2013) Micromechanical assessment of an internal stability criterion. Acta Geotechnica, 8(1), pp. 81-90. (doi:10.1007/s11440-012-0176-5)

Shire, T. , O'Sullivan, C., Barreto, D. and Gaudray, G. (2013) Quantifying stress-induced anisotropy using inter-void constrictions. Géotechnique, 63(1), pp. 85-91. (doi:10.1680/geot.11.T.020)

This list was generated on Sun May 21 20:52:07 2017 BST.
Number of items: 14.

Articles

Otsubo, M., O'Sullivan, C. and Shire, T. (2017) Empirical assessment of the critical time increment in explicit particulate discrete element method simulations. Computers and Geotechnics, 86, pp. 67-79. (doi:10.1016/j.compgeo.2016.12.022)

Shire, T. and O'Sullivan, C. (2017) A network model to assess base-filter combinations. Computers and Geotechnics, 84, pp. 117-128. (doi:10.1016/j.compgeo.2016.11.014)

Shire, T. and O'Sullivan, C. (2016) Constriction size distributions of granular filters: a numerical study. Géotechnique, 66(10), pp. 826-839. (doi:10.1680/jgeot.15.P.215)

Shire, T. , O’Sullivan, C. and Hanley, K.J. (2016) The influence of fines content and size-ratio on the micro-scale properties of dense bimodal materials. Granular Matter, 18(52), (doi:10.1007/s10035-016-0654-9)

Shire, T. , O'Sullivan, C., Hanley, K. and Fannin, R. J. (2015) Closure to "Fabric and Effective Stress Distribution in Internally Unstable Soils" by T. Shire, C. O'Sullivan, K.J. Hanley and R.J. Fannin. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 141(12), 07015033. (doi:10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0001363)

Fonseca, J., Sim, W.W., Shire, T. , O'sullivan, C., Wang, Y. and Dallo, Y.A.H. (2015) Microstructural analysis of sands with varying degrees of internal stability. Géotechnique, 65(7), pp. 620-623. (doi:10.1680/geot.14.D.006)

O’Sullivan, C., Bluthé, J., Sejpar, K., Shire, T. and Cheung, L.Y.G. (2015) Contact based void partitioning to assess filtration properties in DEM simulations. Computers and Geotechnics, 64, pp. 120-131. (doi:10.1016/j.compgeo.2014.11.003)

Shire, T. , O’Sullivan, C., Hanley, K.J. and Fannin, R.J. (2014) Fabric and effective stress distribution in internally unstable soils. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 140(12), 04014072. (doi:10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0001184)

Fonesca, J., Sim, W.W., Shire, T. and O'Sullivan, C. (2014) Microstructural analysis of sands with varying degrees of internal stability. Géotechnique, 64(5), pp. 405-411. (doi:10.1680/geot.13.T.014)

Shire, T. , Pelecanos, L., Bo, H. and Taylor, H. (2013) Current research in embankment dam engineering at Imperial College London. Dams and Reservoirs, 23(1), pp. 25-28. (doi:10.1680/dare.13.00014)

Shire, T. and O’Sullivan, C. (2013) Micromechanical assessment of an internal stability criterion. Acta Geotechnica, 8(1), pp. 81-90. (doi:10.1007/s11440-012-0176-5)

Shire, T. , O'Sullivan, C., Barreto, D. and Gaudray, G. (2013) Quantifying stress-induced anisotropy using inter-void constrictions. Géotechnique, 63(1), pp. 85-91. (doi:10.1680/geot.11.T.020)

Conference Proceedings

Shire, T. , O'Sullivan, C., Fannin, J. and Hanley, K.J. (2015) Use of Discrete Element Modelling to Assess the Internal Instability of Dam Filters. In: Proceedings of the XVI European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, ECSMGE 2015, Edinburgh International Conference Center, Edinburgh, UK, 13-17 Sept 2015, pp. 687-692. ISBN 9780727760678

Shire, T. , O'Sullivan, C. and Hanley, K. (2014) The Influence of Finer Fraction and Size-ratio on the Micro-scale Properties of Dense Bimodal Materials. In: 3rd International Symposium on Geomechanics from Micro to Macro, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England, 1-3 Sep 2014,

This list was generated on Sun May 21 20:52:07 2017 BST.