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Research interests

Gerrit Meijer is a lecturer in Geotechnical Engineering in the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering. He joined the University of Bath in 2019, after working as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the School of Science and Engineering at the University of Dundee (2016-2019).

He holds a PhD in Civil Engineering (Geotechnical Engineering), awarded by the University of Dundee in 2016. He graduated with an MSc (with distinction) in Civil Engineering from Delft University of Technology in 2012, after successfully obtaining a BSc in Civil Engineering at the same institution.

Gerrit’s primary research focusses on the behaviour of soils reinforced by plant roots and artificial fibres. He uses a wide range of investigative techniques (field work, soil element testing, physical modelling, analytical modelling and constitutive modelling) to understand how the mechanical behaviour of such soils differs from more common soil types, how this can be quantified both in the field and the laboratory, and how this behaviour can be modelled. He aims to provide practical guidance and tools that can be used for the management of natural slopes, linear infrastructure assets and erosion-type problems.

Willing to supervise PhD

  • Reinforcement of soil by plant roots
  • Fibre-reinforcement
  • Shallow slope stability
  • Mechanical behaviour of peat

Education/Academic qualification

Civil Engineering, Doctor of Philosophy

1 Jan 201331 Jul 2016

Civil Engineering, Master of Science, Delft University of Technology

1 Sep 20101 Sep 2012

Civil Engineering, Bachelor of Science, Delft University of Technology

1 Sep 200631 Jul 2010

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Research Output 2012 2019

  • 7 Article
  • 5 Conference contribution
1 Citation (Scopus)

Analysis of coupled axial and lateral deformation of roots in soil

Meijer, G., Wood, D. M., Knappett, J. A., Bengough, A. G. & Liang, T., 25 Feb 2019, In : International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics. 43, 3, p. 684-707 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Root branching affects the mobilisation of root-reinforcement in direct shear

Meijer, G., Muir Wood, D., Knappett, J. A., Bengough, A. G. & Liang, T., 25 Jun 2019, 7th International Symposium on Deformation Characteristics of Geomaterials, IS-Glasgow 2019. Ibraim, E. & Tarantino, A. (eds.). EDP Sciences, Vol. 92 (2019). 6 p. 12010. (E3S Web of Conferences; vol. 92).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
1 Downloads (Pure)

Effect of root spacing on interpretation of blade penetration tests-full-scale physical modelling

Meijer, G. J., Knappett, J. A., Bengough, A. G., Loades, K. W. & Nicoll, B. C., 24 Oct 2018, Physical Modelling in Geotechnics. McNamara, A., Divall, S., Goodey, R., Taylor, N., Stallebrass, S. & Panchal, J. (eds.). CRC Press, p. 425-430 6 p. (Physical Modelling in Geotechnics; vol. 1).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
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4 Citations (Scopus)
4 Downloads (Pure)

In situ measurement of root reinforcement using corkscrew extraction method

Meijer, G. J., Bengough, A. G., Knappett, J. A., Loades, K. W. & Nicoll, B. C., 2018, In : Canadian Geotechnical Journal. 55, 10, p. 1372-1390 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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5 Citations (Scopus)
1 Downloads (Pure)

In situ root identification through blade penetrometer testing - Part 1: Interpretative models and laboratory testing

Meijer, G. J., Bengough, G., Knappett, J., Loades, K., Nicoll, B., Mukov, I. & Zhang, M., 1 Apr 2018, In : Geotechnique. 68, 4, p. 303-319 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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