Barry Lehane

Professor, BE Cork, PhD Imp.Coll.(Lond.), DIC, CEng, MIEI, FTCD

  • The University of Western Australia (M051), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Crawley

    Australia

  • 1857 Citations
  • 24 h-Index
1992 …2020
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Personal profile

Biography

BE (Hons 1) University College Cork (1984)
Ove Arup & Partners, London (1984-1988)
Imperial College London (1988-1992)
Ove Arup London and Hong Kong (1992-1993)
Trinity College Dublin (1993-2002)
University of Western Australia (2002-present)

Roles and responsibilities

Deputy Head , School of Civil & Resource Engineering, UWA
Technical & Research Leader (Geotechnics) for Arup Australasia

Funding overview

Current active research programmes include:

• Numerical derivation of CPT-based p-y curves for laterally loaded piles
• The geotechnical characteristics of sediments in Australia’s North West Shelf
• The lateral response of piles in weak rock
• Ageing of pile shaft friction in sands
• Characterisation of Australian (lateritic) residual soils


• Application of the dilatometer to settlement prediction in sands
• Extraction resistance of suction caissons
• Hybrid foundations for offshore wind turbines
• Reliability of foundation designs
• Re-loading and re-use of shallow foundations
• The response of skirted foundations to combined loading
• Soil structure interaction for integral bridges
In-situ test based methods for pile design
• The application of factors of safety in Finite Element geotechnical designs
• Load transfer to buried pipes
• The effects of particles shape on the shear strength of granular soils

Previous positions

Ove Arup & Partners (1984-1988 and 1992-1993)
Imperial College London (1988-1992)
Trinity College Dublin (1993-2002)
University of Western Australia (2002- present)

Industrial relevance

Advice to Arup for offshore projects:
• Yolla (Bass Strait)
• Maari (New Zealand)
• MCR-A (Turkmenistan)
• Riser Support structure (North West Shelf)
• Reindeer & Pluto drilled and grouted piles in Australian NWS
• Driven piles in Napa Napa (PNG), for ODP-A (Caspian Sea) and in the Sakhalin field
• Drag anchors for FPSOs in the Australian NWS
• Subsea pipeline facilities in NW shelf (Australia) and in Manifa (Saudi Arabia)
• Suction caissons for CLP met mast (Hong Kong)
• Spud can punch-through in Australian NWS

Advice to Arup Perth for onshore and nearshore projects:
• Esperance Rail Access Corridor
• Otway Foundations
• Gladstone GLNG materials offloading facility (MOF) and dolphins
• Bridge abutments on new Perth-Mandurah rail line
• Raffles hotel, Canning Bridge
• Gorgon and Browse breakwaters
• Diaphragm walling at Bishop See in Perth CBD
• Tank foundations at Pinjarra and Busselton
• Hocking Shopping Centre
• Rockingham City Development
• Jetty strengthening at Lumut (Malaysia)
• Blaydin Point development (Darwin)
• Ground improvement and pipeline design at Devils Creek
• Medical Research hospital, Nedlands
• Perth Convention Centre
• Remedial work, Mesa A stacker, Pilbara

Advice to Arup Sydney/Brisbane
• Sandgate bridge foundations
• Anzac Parade Basement Sydney
• Bridge duplication Camden Haven River
• Parramatta station extension
• Brisbane domestic airport extension
• Brisbane airport link
• Queensland LNG port facilities
• Bridge abutments for Hunt8r alliance

Peer Review for projects such as:
• Pile design for Safaniya Field, Arabian Gulf (for Fugro)
• Fremantle quay strengthening works (for Golder)
• Port of Melbourne underwater containment bunds (for SKM)
• Perth desalination plant (for Worley Parsons),
• Pier 8 foundations for Goongoonup rail bridge (for Clough Engineering)
• Rectification works for Eastern abutment of Goongoonup rail bridge (for AECOM)
• Foundations for Zakum Islands , Abu Dhabi (for Fugro)


Design for Piling Contractors (basements + foundations), 150+ projects including:
• Bunbury forum expansion,
• Pedestrian bridge (Busselton)
• Wren Oil tanks (Bunbury),
• Allnet reserve, Veneto Lane & Treviso mews (Mandurah)
• Cockburn cement factory
• Alcoa Worsley tanks
• South beach apartments (South Fremantle)
• Ozone Pearl (Scarborough)
• Hammersmith (Joondalup)
• Cockburn Shopping Centre
• Margaret River Woolworths
• Sky Apartment building on Esplanade (South Perth)
• Karratha underpass
• Hotham street cyclic way underpass
• Reginald Street (Busselton)
• Bunbury Entertainment Centre
• RAC building (North Perth)
• UWA Chemistry building
• Altus tower
• Criterion hotel
• City West basement
• Claremont apartments
• Double basement- Leederville
• Cloisters, Hay Street
• HIF building
• Cancer research building, Nedlands
• 239 Pier Street
• 9 The Esplanade, St Perth
• West Australian Newspapers, Jon Sanders Drive

Forensic Investigations for:
• West Australian Newspapers, Jon Sanders Drive
• Damage to Trinity Church (St. Georges Tce., Perth)
• Cracking of Telstra building (North Perth)
• Collapsing Stacker (Pilbara)
• Driven pile induced damage (Perth CBD)
• Large rotations of apartment blocks (Cork, Ireland)
• Progressive mine collapse, Kingscourt, Ireland

Centrifuge Investigations for:
• Installation mechanisms for the skirt foundations of MCR-A (Caspian Sea)
• Suction caisson performance for CLP met mast in Hong Kong
• Pile group tension capacity for Singapore Flyer
• Integral bridge design for Channel Tunnel Rail-link

Expert witness for :
• Bridge foundation movements, Perth
• Slurry trench collapse, Perth
• Warnbro footings
• Excavation collapse in Kinsale, Ireland
• Instability of landfill, Avoca, Ireland

Pre-2001
• Advice to Gypsum Industries , John Barnett & Associates, MC O’ Sullivan, Arup and CainWhite engineering .
• Co-ordination of instrumentation projects for road works and piling contracts
• Director of Irish Centre for Offshore and Marine Geotechnics
• Advice to Midas IT software (Korea) for integral bridge design program
• Senior Geotechnical designer for MTRC Kowloon and Tsing Yi stations and interlinking running tunnels (forming part of the railway to Chek Lap Kok)
• Technical leader for production of interpretative geotechnical report for CrossRail tunnel in London
• Design and supervision of foundations such :
o North Fleet Jetty, London
o Raft for Moorgate Hall, City of London
o Billingsgate market refurbishment including installation of grout curtain and jetty construction
o Didcot reinforced embankments, UK
o Darlington Town Centre re-development
o Piles for Bangkok Elevated Rail Transit (Thailand)
o BP Grangemouth tanks (Scotland)
• Programming of OASYS FREW, VDISP, ALP, MINLIN, STAWAL & PILSET commercial software packages for wall, shallow foundation and pile design
• Offshore platform feasibility studies for Sumitomo and BP, Foundation design for Ravenspurn C gravity platform in North Sea.

Teaching overview

Applied Geomechanics
Foundation Engineering
Underground Construction
Environmental Geomechanics
Soil Mechanics

Research

Soil Mechanics
Geotechnical Engineering
Foundation Engineering
Numerical modelling

Keywords

  • Foundation design and testing
  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Soil mechanics

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Projects 2003 2020

Research Output 1992 2018

Evaluation of the dynamic cone penetrometer to detect compaction in ripped soils

Beckett, C. T. S., Bewsher, S., Guzzomi, A. L., Lehane, B. M., Fourie, A. B. & Riethmuller, G. 1 Jan 2018 In : Soil and Tillage Research. 175, p. 150-157 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

penetrometers
penetrometer
soil compaction
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compaction

Experimental and numerical investigations into the behaviour of deep foundations in sand

BagBag, A. A. 2017 (Unpublished)

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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footing
cavity

Experimental investigation on the behaviour of laterally loaded piles in soft clay, sand and residual soils

Truong, P. 2017 (Unpublished)

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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Lateral response of piles in cemented sand

Lehane, B. & Guo, F. Jul 2017 In : Géotechnique. 67, 2, p. 597-607

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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