Research

Papers

*Underlined co-authors indicate students, visiting scholars and postdoctoral researchers supervised  

In preparation

100. Sheil, B.B. et al. Artificial intelligence transformations in geotechnics: progress, challenges and future enablers. In preparation.

99. Jing, Y., Sheil, B.B. & Acikgoz, S. PatchCore to identify cracks from 3D point clouds derived from a physical simulator. In preparation.

98. Swallow, A.W., Templeman, J.O., Phillips, B.M. & Sheil, B.B. Laboratory testing of caisson skin friction in resistance to uplift in sands. In preparation.

97. Yin, M. Wei, R., Reja, V.K., d’Avigneau, A.M., Lu, L., Sheil, B.B. & Brilakis, I.  Exploring the potential use of road digital twins in highway maintenance: a survey for industry practitioners. In preparation.

96. Babanagar, N. et al. Digital twins for the underground space. In preparation.

95. McNamara, D.P. et al. An investigation into the intrinsic behaviour of polymer fluids and the consequences of use on site. In preparation.

Under review

94. Lissner, M., Burd, H.J., Michael, R., D’Antin, J.C. & Sheil, B.B. Mechanical basis of cortical cataract. Submitted.

93. McCabe, B.A., O’Dwyer, K.G. & Sheil, B.B. Skin friction increases associated with pipe-jacking stoppages modelled using direct shear interface tests. Submitted.

92. Templeman, J.O., Swallow, A.W., Phillips, B.M. & Sheil, B.B. Laboratory testing of caisson-soil interface friction in sand. Submitted.

91. Zhou, X., Sheil, B.B., Suryasentana, S.K. & Shi, P. Multi-fidelity fusion for soil classification via LSTM and a multi-head self-attention CNN model. Submitted.

90. Lin, W., Sheil, B.B., Xie, X., Zhang, P. & Li, K. Structural geometry informed 3D deep learning for segment segmentation of segmental tunnel lining point clouds. Submitted.

89. Zhou, X., Sheil, B.B., Suryasentana, S.K. & Shi, P. Augmented soil boundary segmentation by learning from MC dropout uncertainty in Bayesian U-Net. Submitted.

88.  Lu, B., Sheil, B.B., Zhao, W., Jia, P., Bai, Q. & Wang, W. Earth pressure in sandy soils above the pipe-roof structure: experimental and theoretical investigation. Submitted.

87. Sheil, B.B., Orazalin, Z., Prakhya, G. & Rossi, B.  Observed performance of a deep excavation at New College, Oxford. Submitted.

86. Zhang et al. PiNet: A novel computational paradigm for solving elasto-plastic constitutive relations. Submitted.

85. Li, R., Zhang, P., Yin, Z.-Y. & Sheil, B.B. Enhanced hybrid algorithms for segmentation and reconstruction of granular grains from X-ray micro computed-tomography images. Submitted.

84. Zhang, P. et al. Multi-Fidelity Learned Simulator for Waves and Porous Coastal Structures Interaction Modelling. Submitted.

83. Wang, Z.L. et al. Effects of scour on the lateral response of piles in sand: centrifuge tests and numerical investigation. Submitted.

82. Zhou, H., Sheil, B.B. & Liu, H. Load transfer model for vertically loaded non-circular piles. Submitted.

81. Zhang, P., Sheil, B.B., Girolami, M. & Yaji, K. A novel consolidation analysis framework: universal function approximators with physics-informed regularization. Submitted.

80. Suryasentana, S.K., Sheil, B.B & Stuyts, B. Physics-Informed Multi-fidelity Neural Network for Interpretable and Data-Efficient Metamodelling and Digital Twin Modelling of Pile Foundations. Submitted.

79. McNamara, D.P., Sheil, B.B., Jefferis, S.A., Barker, C. & Nicholson, D. et al. On the suitability of the API filter press test for polymer support fluids. Submitted.

78. Suryasentana, S.K., Sheil,B.B. & Lehane, B.M. Multi-fidelity data fusion for the estimation of static stiffness of suction caisson foundations in layered soil. Submitted.

77. Li, R., Yin, Z.-Y., Zhang, P. & Sheil, B.B. Enhanced hybrid algorithms for segmentation and reconstruction of granular grains from X-ray micro computed-tomography images. Submitted.

Published/accepted

76. Jing, Y., Sheil, B.B. & Acikgoz, S. BridgeNetv2: a transformer-based large-scale point cloud segmentation neural network. Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering. Accepted.

75. Suryasentana, S.K., Sheil, B.B. & Lawler, M. Assessment of Bayesian changepoint detection methods for soil layering identification using CPT data. MDPI Geotechnics. Accepted.

74. Lin, W., Sheil, B.B., Xie, X., Zhang, P. & Zhou, B. Seg2Tunnel: A hierarchical point cloud dataset and benchmarks for segmentation of segmental tunnel linings. Tunnelling & Underground Space Technology. Accepted.

73. Zuo, J., Sheil, B.B. & Acikgoz, S. A three-stage approach based on 1D-CNNs for AE source localisation on historic fibrous plaster ceilings. Structural Health Monitoring. In press.

72. Xu, J., Gui, J. & Sheil, B.B. (2024) A numerical investigation of the role of basements on tunnel-frame interaction in sandy soil. Computers & Geotechnics. In press.

71. Xu, J., Zheng, L., Song, G., Zhang, D., Sheil, B.B. & Marshall, A.M. (2024) Effects of retaining walls on tunnelling-induced ground displacements: a numerical investigation. Géotechnique. In press.

70. Lu, B., Sheil, B.B., Zhao, W., Jia, P., Bai, Q. & Wang, W. (2024) Laboratory testing of settlement propagation induced by pipe-roof pre-support deformation in sandy soils. Tunnelling & Underground Space Technology, 146:105645. DOI: 10.1016/j.tust.2024.105645.

69. Long, T., Zhou, H., Sheil, B.B., Liu, H. & Chen, R. (2024) Full-field internal 3D deformations measurement of transparent soil using 3D-DIC combined with optical slicing. Acta Geotechnica. DOI: 10.1007/s11440-024-02275-2.

68. Tong, L., Zhou, H. & Sheil, B.B. (2024) Multicore CPU-based parallel computing accelerated digital image correlation for large soil deformations measurement. Computers & Geotechnics, 166:106027. DOI: 10.1016/j.compgeo.2023.106027

67. Kbashi, H.J., Sheil, B.B. & Perego, A.M. (2024) Dual-comb mode-locked fibre lasers for temperature-independent strain sensing. Optics & Lasers in Engineering. In press.

66. Templeman, J.O. & Sheil, B.B. (2024) Development of a new soil-structure contact stress sensor for underground construction applications. Géotechnique. Accepted.

65. Song, G., He, Y. & Sheil, B.B. (2024) Ground settlement prediction for open caisson shafts in sand using a neural network constrained by empiricism. Computers & Geotechnics, 166:106001. DOI: 10.1016/j.compgeo.2023.106001.

64. Song, G. & Sheil, B.B. (2023) Laboratory testing of open caisson construction-induced ground displacements in sand. Journal of Geotechnical & Geoenvironmental Engineering, 149(10):04023086. DOI: 10.1061/JGGEFK.GTENG-11419.

63. Zhou, X., Shi, P., Suryasentana, S. & Sheil, B.B. (2024) Knowledge-based U-Net for automatic boundary separation. Advanced Engineering Informatics, 59:102243. DOI: 10.1016/j.aei.2023.102243.

62. Zhou, X., Shi, P. & Sheil, B.B. (2024) Knowledge-based multiple point statistics for soil stratigraphy simulation. Tunnelling & Underground Space Technology, 143:105475. DOI: 10.1016/j.tust.2023.105475.

61. Bayaraa, M., Rossi, C., Kalaitzis, A. & Sheil, B.B. (2023) Entity embeddings in remote sensing: application to forecasting anomalous deformation in SAR interferometry. Remote Sensing, 15(20):4910. DOI: 10.3390/rs15204910.

60. Apoji, D., Sheil, B.B. & Soga, K. (2023) Shaping the future of tunneling with data-centric engineering. Data Centric Engineering, 2023;4:e29. DOI:10.1017/dce.2023.24.

59. Zhang, P., Yin, Z.-Y. & Sheil, B.B. (2024) Multifidelity constitutive modelling of stress-induced anisotropic behaviour of clay. Journal of Geotechnical & Geoenvironmental Engineering, 150(3):04024003. DOI: 10.1061/JGGEFK.GTENG-11222.

58. Buckley, R.M., Chen, Y., Sheil, B.B., Suryasentana, S.K., Xu, D., Doherty, J.P., Randolph, M.F. (2023) Bayesian optimisation for CPT-based prediction of impact pile driveability. Journal of Geotechnical & Geoenvironmental Engineering, 149(11):04023100. DOI: 10.1061/JGGEFK.GTENG-11385.

57. Hensman, P., Orazalin, Z. & Sheil, B.B. (2023) Monitoring the construction of a deep energy-from-waste bunker in soft clay and peat. Géotechnique. DOI: 10.1680/jgeot.22.00311.

56. Swallow, A.W. & Sheil, B.B. (2023) Embodied carbon analysis of microtunnelling using recent case histories. Journal of Geotechnical & Geoenvironmental Engineering 149(10):04023087. DOI: 10.1061/JGGEFK.GTENG-10989.

55. Zhang, P., Yin, Z.-Y & Sheil, B.B. (2023) Interpretable data-driven constitutive modelling of soils with sparse data. Computers & Geotechnics, 160:105511. DOI: 10.1016/j.compgeo.2023.105511.

54. Zhou, H., Wang, Z., Sheil, B., Liu, H. & Wang, C. (2023) Numerical investigation of the lateral response of pile groups in sand under local scour conditionsComputers & Geotechnics, 159:105435. DOI: 10.1016/j.compgeo.2023.105435.

53. Suryasentana, S.K., Lawler, M. & Sheil, B.B. (2023) Probabilistic soil strata delineation using DPT data and Bayesian changepoint detection. Journal of Geotechnical & Geoenvironmental Engineering, 149(4):06023001. DOI: 10.1061/JGGEFK.GTENG-10843.

52. Zhang, P., Yin, Z.-Y. & Sheil, B.B. (2023) A physics-informed data-driven approach for consolidation analysis. Géotechnique. Published online ahead of print. DOI: 10.1680/jgeot.22.00046.

51. O’Dwyer, K.G., McCabe, B.A. & Sheil, B.B. (2022) Critical state shear strength at concrete-sand-bentonite interfaces: mix proportions and rate effects Géotechnique Letters, 12(4):281-287. DOI: 10.1680/jgele.22.00086.

50. Jing, Y., Sheil, B.B. & Acikgoz, S. (2022) Segmentation of large-scale masonry arch bridge point clouds with a synthetic bridge simulator and the BridgeNet neural network. Automation in Construction, 142:104459. DOI: 10.1016/j.autcon.2022.104459.

49. Yu, H., Zhou, H., Sheil, B.B & Liu, H. (2022) Finite element modeling of helical pile installation and its influence on uplift capacity in strain softening clay. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 59(12):2050-2066. DOI: 10.1139/cgj-2021-0527.

48. Sheil, B.B.Templeman, J.O., Orazalin, Z., Phillips, B.M. & Song, G. (2023) Undrained uplift resistance of under-reamed open caisson shafts. Géotechnique. Published online ahead of print. DOI: 10.1680/jgeot.21.00090.

47. Bayaraa, M., Sheil, B.B. & Rossi, C. (2022) A combined InSAR-geotechnical monitoring workflow for tailings dams: application to Cadia mine, Australia. Géotechnique. Published online ahead of print. DOI: 10.1680/jgeot.21.00399.

46. McCabe, B.A., Sheil, B.B.Phillips, B.M. & O’Dwyer, K.G. (2022) Discussion of “Experimental study on the pipe-soil interface under the influence of pipe jacking stagnation time” by Tianliang Li, Wen Zhao, Run Liu, Jianyong Han and Cheng Cheng. KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering, 26:3663-3664. DOI: 10.1007/s12205-022-2332-2.

45. Zhou, H., Sheil, B.B. & Liu, H. (2022) Noncircular cavity expansion in undrained soil: semi-analytical solution. ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics, 148(7):04022032 . DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)EM.1943-7889.0002118.

44. Zhang, P., Yin, Z.-Y., Jin, Y.-F. & Sheil, B.B. (2022) Physics‐constrained hierarchical data‐driven modelling framework for complex path‐dependent behaviour of soils. International Journal for Numerical & Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, 46(10):1831-1850. DOI: 10.1002/nag.3370.

43. Saberi, M., Annan, C.-D. & Sheil, B.B. (2022) An efficient numerical approach for simulating soil-pipe interaction behaviour under cyclic axial displacement. Computers & Geotechnics, 146:104666. DOI: 10.1016/j.compgeo.2022.104666

42. Zhang, P., Yin, Z.-Y., Jin, Y.-F., Yang, J. & Sheil, B.B. (2022) Physics-informed multi-fidelity residual neural networks for hydromechanical modelling of granular soils and foundation considering internal erosion. ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics, 148(4):04022015. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)EM.1943-7889.000209. Editor’s Choice Award.

41. Watford, M., Templeman, J.O., Orazalin, Z., Zhou, H., Franza, A. & Sheil, B.B. (2022) Numerical analysis of the deep soil failure mechanism for perimeter pile groups. Géotechnique Letters, 12(1):27-34. DOI: 10.1680/jgele.21.00080.

40. Sheil, B.B. & Templeman, J.O. (2022) Bearing capacity of large-diameter open caissons embedded in sand. Géotechnique, 73(6):495-505. DOI: 10.1680/jgeot.21.00089.

39. Sheil, B.B. (2021) Hybrid Framework for Forecasting Circular Excavation Collapse: Combining Physics-Based and Data-Driven Modeling. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 147(12): 04021140. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0002683.

38. Sheil, B.B., Suryasentana, S.K., Templeman, J.O., Phillips, B.M., Cheng, W.-C & Zhang, L. (2021) Prediction of pipe jacking forces using a Bayesian updating approach. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0002645.

37. Bai, X.-D., Cheng, W.-D. & Sheil, B.B.(2021) Pipejacking clogging detection in soft alluvial deposits using machine learning algorithms. Tunnelling & Underground Space Technology, 113: 103908. DOI: 10.1016/j.tust.2021.103908.

36. Swallow, A. & Sheil, B.B. (2020) Group shape effects on the lateral capacity of pile groups in undrained soil. Géotechnique. DOI: 10.1680/jgeot.20-P-222.

35. Sheil, B.B., Suryasentana, S.K., Mooney, M.A., Zhu, H., McCabe, B.A. & O’Dwyer, K. (2020) Discussion: machine learning to inform tunnelling operations: recent advances and future trends. Proceedings of the ICE – Smart Infrastructure and Construction, 173(1): 180-181. DOI: 10.1680/jsmic.2020.173.1.180.

34. Templeman, J.O., Phillips, B.M. & Sheil, B.B. (2021) Cutting shoe design for open caissons in sand: influence on vertical bearing capacity. Proceedings of the ICE – Geotechnical Engineering. Published online ahead of print. DOI: 10.1680/jgeen.20.00218.

33. Franza, A. & Sheil, B.B. (2020) Pile groups under vertical and inclined eccentric loads: elastoplastic modelling for performance based design. Computers & Geotechnics, 135:104092. DOI: 10.1016/j.compgeo.2021.104092.

32. Sheil, B.B., Byrne, B.W. & Martin, C.M. (2020) Rate effects on the uplift capacity of pipelines embedded in clay: finite element modelling. Computers & Geotechnics. Published online ahead of print. DOI: 10.1016/j.compgeo.2021.104155.

31. Sheil, B.B. (2020) Discussion of “On the Pointlessness of Machine Learning Based Time Delayed Prediction of TBM Operational Data” by Georg H. Erharter and Thomas Marcher. Automation in Construction, 124: 103559. DOI: 10.1016/j.autcon.2021.103559.

30. Sheil, B.B. (2020) Probabilistic forecasting of microtunnelling jacking forces. Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, 109: 103749. DOI: 10.1016/j.tust.2020.103749

29. Sheil, B.B., Suryasentana, S.K., Mooney, M.A. & Zhu, H. (2020) Machine learning to inform tunnelling operations: recent advances and future trends. Proceedings of the ICE – Smart Infrastructure & Construction. Published online ahead of print. DOI: 10.1680/jsmic.20.00011

28. Michael, R., Justin, C.D., Cortés, L.P., Burd, H.J., Sheil, B.B. & Barraquer, R.I. (2021) Deformations and Ruptures in Human Lenses With Cortical Cataract Subjected to Ex Vivo Simulated Accommodation. Investigative Opthalmology & Visual Science, 62(1): 12. DOI: 10.1167/iovs.62.1.12.

27. Chieh, W.-C., Bai, X.-D. & Sheil, B.B. (2020) Identifying characteristics of pipejacking parameters to assess geological conditions using optimisation algorithm-based support vector machines. Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, 106: 103592. DOI: 10.1016/j.tust.2020.103592.

26. Royston, R., Sheil, B.B. & Byrne, B.W. (2020) Undrained bearing capacity of the cutting face of large-diameter caissons. Géotechnique. Published online ahead of print. DOI: 10.1680/jgeot.20.P.210.

25. Sheil, B.B., Suryasentana, S.K. & Cheng, W-.C. (2020) An assessment of anomaly detection methods applied to microtunnelling. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 146(9): 04020094. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0002326.

24. Royston, R., Sheil, B.B. & Byrne, B.W. (2020) Monitoring the construction of a large-diameter caisson in sand. Proceedings of the ICE – Geotechnical Engineering. Published online ahead of print. DOI: 10.1680/jgeen.19.00266.

23. Mayall, R.O., McAdam, R.A., Whitehouse, R.J.S., Burd, H.J., Byrne, B.W., Heald, S.G., Sheil, B.B. & Slater, P.L. (2020) Flume tank testing of offshore wind turbine structural dynamics under the influence of foundation scour and scour protection. ASCE Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal and Ocean Engineering, 165(5): 04020033. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)WW.1943-5460.0000587.

22. Templeman, J.O., Sheil, B.B. & Sun, T. (2020) Multi-axis force sensors: a state-of-the art review. Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 304:111772. DOI: 10.1016/j.sna.2019.111772.

21. Sheil, B.B. (2020) Lateral limiting pressure on square pile groups in undrained soil. Géotechnique, 71(4): 279-287. DOI: 10.1680/jgeot.18.p.118.

20. Sheil, B.B., Martin, C.M. & Byrne, B.W. (2019) Simulation of overburden pressure during laboratory investigations of axial pipe-soil interaction. Géotechnique, 71(3): 272-278. DOI: 10.1680/jgeot.18.t.040.

19. Georgiadis, K. & Sheil, B.B. (2019) Effect of torsion on the undrained limiting lateral resistance of piles in clay. Géotechnique, 70(8): 700-710. DOI: 10.1680/jgeot.19.ti.010.

18. O’Dwyer, K.G., McCabe, B.A. & Sheil, B.B. (2019) Interpretation of pipe-jacking and lubrication records for drives in silty sand. Underground Space, 5(3): 199-209. DOI: 10.1016/j.undsp.2019.04.001.

17. Michael, R., D’Antin, J.C., Cortés, L.P., Sheil, B.B., Burd, H.J. & Barraquer, R.I. (2019) Ex vivo simulated accommodation in human donor eyes with and without cortical cataract. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 60(9): 3164-3164.

16. Sheil, B.B., McCabe, B.A., Comodromos, E.M. & Lehane, B.M. (2018) Pile groups under axial loading: an appraisal of simplified nonlinear prediction models. Géotechnique, 69(7): 565-579. DOI: 10.1680/jgeot.17.R.040.

15. Sheil, B.B., Martin, C.M., Byrne, B.W., Plant, M., Williams, K & Coyne, D. (2018) Full-scale laboratory testing of a buried pipeline in sand subjected to cyclic axial displacements. Géotechnique, 68(8): 684-698. DOI: 10.1680/jgeot.16.P.275.

14. Sheil, B.B. (2017) Numerical simulations of the reuse of piled raft foundations in clay. Acta Geotechnica, 12:1047–1059. DOI: 10.1007/s11440-017-0522-8.

13. Sheil, B.B., McCabe, B.A, Zhang, Feng, Lie & Zhang. (2016) Discussion: An analytical approach for predictions of single pile and pile group behaviour in clay, Geotech., 80: 349-350.

12. Sheil, B.B. & McCabe, B.A. (2016) Biaxial loading of offshore monopiles: numerical modelling. ASCE Int. J. Geomech, 17(2): 04016050.

11. Sheil, B.B., McCabe, B.A & Li (2016) Discussion: An analytical approach for predictions of single pile and pile group behaviour in clay, Geotech., 86: 245.

10. Wang, A.D., Wang, W.D., Huang, M.S., Wu, J.B., Sheil, B.B. & McCabe, B.A. (2016) Discussion: Interaction factor for large pile groups. Géotechnique Letters, 6(3): 234-240.

9. Sheil, B.B. & McCabe, B.A. (2016) An analytical approach for predictions of single pile and pile group behaviour in clay. Geotech., 75: 145-158.

8. Sheil, B.B. & Finnegan, W. (2016) Numerical simulations of wave-structure-soil interaction of an offshore monopile. ASCE Int. J. Geomech., 17(1): 04016024.

7. McCabe, B.A., Sheil, B.B. et al. (2016) Discussion: An empirical correlation between the compression index and water content of soft Irish soils. ICE Geotech. Eng., 169(1): 90-92. DOI: 10.1680/jgeen.15.00101.

6. Sheil, B.B., Curran, B. & McCabe, B.A. (2016) Recent experiences of utility microtunnelling in Irish limestone, mudstone and sandstone rock. Tunnelling & Underground Space Tech., 51: 326-337. DOI: 10.1016/j.tust.2015.10.019.

5. Sheil, B.B., McCabe, B.A., Hunt, C.E. & Pestana, J.M. (2015) A numerical study of single pile and pile group installation effects in clay. Journal of Geo-engineering Sciences, DOI: 10.3233/JGS-140027.

4. McCabe, B.A. & Sheil, B.B. (2015) Pile group settlement estimation: suitability of nonlinear interaction factors. ASCE Int. J. Geomech. 15(3): 04014056. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)GM.1943-5622.0000395.

3. Sheil, B.B. & McCabe, B.A. (2015) Numerical modelling of pile foundation angular distortion. Soils & Foundations 55(3): 614-625. DOI: 10.1016/j.sandf.2015.04.012.

2. McCabe, B.A., Sheil, B.B., Buggy, F., Long, M. & Farrell, E. (2014) Empirical correlations for the compression index of Irish soft soils. ICE Geotech. Eng. 167(6): 510-517. DOI: 10.1680/geng.13.00116

1. Sheil, B.B. & McCabe, B.A. (2014) A finite element-based approach for predictions of rigid pile group stiffness efficiency. Acta Geotechnica 9(3): 469-484. DOI: 10.1007/s11440-013-0240-9