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Research Output 1993 2019

2019

Rocking of a bell tower - investigation by non-contact video measurement

McCombie, P., 31 May 2019, In : Engineering Structures. 193, p. 271-280 10 p., ENGSTRUCT_2018_1280.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Towers
Video recording
Natural frequencies
Religious buildings
Axles
2016
1 Citation (Scopus)

Thermal imaging assessment of drystone retaining walls: some case studies

Warren, L. A., Briggs, K. M. & McCombie, P. F., 31 Aug 2016, In : Proceedings of the ICE - Forensic Engineering. 169, 3, p. 111-120 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Retaining walls
Infrared imaging
Drilling
Defects
2015

Advances in the assessment of drystone retaining walls - some case studies

Warren, L., Briggs, K. & McCombie, P., 13 Sep 2015, Proceedings of the XVI European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering: Geotechnical Engineering for Infrastructure and Development. London, U. K.: Thomas Telford (ICE Publishing), p. 3583-3588 6 p.

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

Open Access
File
Retaining walls
Infrared imaging
Drilling
Defects
3 Citations (Scopus)

Drystone Retaining Walls - Design, Construction and Assessment

McCombie, P., Morel, J-C. & Garnier, D., 25 Sep 2015, 1 ed. Boca Raton, FL, USA: CRC Press. 169 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Testing
Engineering Education
Replacement
Engineers
Reader

Reinforced soil design using a two-part wedge mechanism: justification and evidence

McCombie, P. & Dobie, M., 13 Sep 2015, p. 1409-1414. 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Open Access
File
Reinforcement
Soils

Reinforced Soil Design using a two-part Wedge Mechanism: Justification and Evidence

McCombie, P. & Dobie, M., 29 Nov 2015, In : GeoResources Journal. 2015, 4, p. 17-22 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Reinforcement
Soils

Serviceability limit state check in reinforced soil design

McCombie, P. & Dobie, M., 31 Aug 2015, Geotechnical Engineering for Transportation Infrastructure : Proceedings of the Sixteenth European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, 2015 - Volume 3 - Development. Winter, M. G., Smith, D. M., Eldred, P. J. L. & Toll, D. G. (eds.). Thomas Telford (ICE Publishing), p. 1415-1420 6 p.

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

File
Soils
Reinforcement
Retaining walls
Loads (forces)
2014
5 Citations (Scopus)

A review of methods for modelling drystone retaining walls

Le, H. H., Morel, J. C., Garnier, D. & McCombie, P. F., 1 Jun 2014, In : Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Geotechnical engineering. 167, 3, p. 262-269 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Retaining walls
retaining wall
repair
Repair
distinct element method
2013
8 Citations (Scopus)

Optimisation of tidal power arrays using a genetic algorithm

Sullivan, P. & McCombie, P., 1 Feb 2013, In : Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Energy. 166, 1, p. 19-28 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Tidal power
Farms
Electricity
Genetic algorithms
Geometry
2012
11 Citations (Scopus)

Drystone retaining walls: ductile engineering structures with tensile strength

McCombie, P. F., Mundell, C., Heath, A. & Walker, P., Dec 2012, In : Engineering Structures. 45, p. 238-243 6 p., JEST4017.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Retaining walls
Tensile strength
Mortar
Concrete construction
Ductility

Market Research for Centres of Excellence in Building Engineering Physics

McCombie, P., 2012

Research output: Non-textual formWeb publication/site

physics
engineering
train
greenhouse gas
carbon

The Case for Centres of Excellence in Sustainable Building Design

McCombie, P., Arnold, S. & King, D., May 2012, London, UK: Royal Academy of Engineering.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

2011

Charts for the conservation of vernacular drystone retaining walls

Le, H. H., Morel, J. C., Garnier, D. & McCombie, P., 2011, In : WIT Transactions on the Built Environment. 118, p. 463-472 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Retaining walls
Conservation
Repair
Weathering
Deterioration
2010
12 Citations (Scopus)

Behaviour of drystone retaining structures

Mundell, C., McCombie, P. F., Heath, A., Harkness, J. & Walker, P., 1 Feb 2010, In : Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers-Structures and Buildings. 163, 1, p. 3-12 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

File
Retaining walls
Testing
2009
2 Citations (Scopus)

Critical failure Surface Location using Simple Genetic Algorithm and Multiple Wedge Slope Stability

McCombie, P., May 2009, p. 900-909. 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

File
slope stability
genetic algorithm
soil reinforcement
stability analysis
shear strength
12 Citations (Scopus)

Displacement based multiple wedge slope stability analysis

McCombie, P. F., Jan 2009, In : Computers and Geotechnics. 36, 1-2, p. 332-341 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

File
Slope stability
slope stability
stability analysis
Kinematics
kinematics

Drystone retaining walls: From full-scale testing to construction requirements

Mundell, C., McCombie, P., Heath, A. & Walker, P., Sep 2009.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

retaining wall
toppling
analysis
test
project
19 Citations (Scopus)

Limit-equilibrium assessment of drystone retaining structures.

Mundell, C., McCombie, P. F., Bailey, C., Heath, A. & Walker, P., 1 Aug 2009, In : Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Geotechnical engineering. 162, 4, p. 203-212 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

File
Retaining walls
retaining wall
prediction
programme
test
2008

Large Scale Testing of Drystone Retaining Walls

Mundell, C., Mccombie, P., Heath, A., Harkness, J., Walker, P., D'Ayala, D. F. (ed.) & Fodde, E. (ed.), 2008, p. 781-787. 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

retaining wall
instrumentation
2007
18 Citations (Scopus)

Plane strain numerical model for drystone retaining walls

Walker, P., McCombie, P. & Claxton, M., Apr 2007, In : Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Geotechnical engineering. 160, 2, p. 97-103 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Retaining walls
plane strain
retaining wall
Numerical models
Materials properties
2006

NDT Monitoring of Bridges using Innovative High Precision Surveying System

Casadei, P., McCombie, P., Galati, N. & Nanni, A., Sep 2006.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

2005
33 Citations (Scopus)

Rigid block distinct element modeling of dry-stone retaining walls in plane-strain

Claxton, M., Hart, R. A., McCombie, P. F. & Walker, P., Mar 2005, In : Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering. 131, 3, p. 381-389 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Retaining walls
plane strain
retaining wall
Numerical models
masonry
159 Citations (Scopus)

Simple genetic algorithm search for critical non-circular failure surface in slope stability analysis

Zolfaghari, A. R., Heath, A. C. & McCombie, P. F., Apr 2005, In : Computers and Geotechnics. 32, 3, p. 139-152 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Slope stability
slope stability
stability analysis
genetic algorithm
Genetic algorithms

The Use of the Simple Genetic Algorithm in the Non-Circular Analysis of Slope Stability

McCombie, P. F., Zolfaghari, A. R. & Heath, A. C., Aug 2005.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

2002

Evaluation of planar reconstruction accuracy for two techniques incorporating camera tilt

Brewin, M., Kerwin, D. & McCombie, P., 2002.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

92 Citations (Scopus)

The use of the simple genetic algorithm in finding the critical factor of safety in slope stability analysis

McCombie, P. & Wilkinson, P., Dec 2002, In : Computers and Geotechnics. 29, 8, p. 699-714 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Slope stability
slope stability
stability analysis
genetic algorithm
Genetic algorithms
2001
4 Citations (Scopus)

The production of interactive engineering design software using Borland Delphi

McCombie, P. F. & Penman, J., Oct 2001, In : Advances in Engineering Software. 32, 10-11, p. 789-796 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Software design
Computer systems programming
Mechanics
Feedback
Soils
1999

A discussion of approaches to programming slope stability analysis

Mccombie, P., 1999, Computing Developments in Civil and Structural Engineering. Kumar, B. & Topping, B. V. H. (eds.). Civil-Comp Press, p. 177-184 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Superficial Landslipping in the Area of the City of Bath, England, an Approach to Maintenance and Repair

Cook, D. & McCombie, P., 1999, p. 147-154. 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

The Production of interactive engineering design software using Borland Delphi

Mccombie, P. & Penman, J., 1999, Computing Developments in Civil and Structural Engineering. Kumar, B. & Topping, B. H. V. (eds.). Edinburgh, U. K.: Civil-Comp Press, p. 1-7 7 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

1996

The Computerised design of reinforced soil structures

Penman, J. & McCombie, P., 1996, In : Ground Engineering. 29, 9, p. 36-37 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1995

The prediction of building foundation damage arising from the water demand of trees

McCombie, P., 1995, In : Arboricultural Journal. 19, 2, p. 147-160 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1993

The measurement and checking of the accuracy of small strain measurements during testing of model brick walls

McCombie, P., Cook, D., Rattray, D. & Silverman, B., 1993, In : Masonry International. 6, 3, p. 82-87 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

The relative water demand of broad-leaved trees: a new analysis of the Kew Tree Root Survey

McCombie, P., 1993, In : Arboricultural Journal. 17, 4, p. 359-373 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Trees and foundations: a reassessment

McCombie, P., 1993, In : Arboricultural Journal. 17, 4, p. 341-358 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle