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Ian Moore
Ian Moore, BE, Ph.D.Sydney, FCAE, FEIC, P.Eng.
Professor and Canada Research Chair in Infrastructure Engineering
Executive Director GeoEngineering Centre at Queen's - RMC

Department of Civil Engineering
Ellis Hall
Queen's University
Kingston, ON K7L 3N6 Canada
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Email: ian.moore@queensu.ca
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    PROFILE

    Dr. Moore is a Civil Engineer specializing in geotechnical engineering, engineering mechanics, non-linear soil-structure interaction, and the nonlinear mechanics of shell structures like pipes interacting with solids like soil, employing both computational and experimental methods. His work includes research on stability limit states for long-span flexible culverts, buried pipes (concrete, steel, aluminum, polyethylene and PVC), manholes and buried tanks. Recent research includes continued development of design methods for thermoplastic, metal and concrete culverts, assessment of strength of corroded metal (corrugated steel and cast iron) pipes, behaviour of liners used to repair gravity flow and pressure pipelines, soil-pipe interaction during pipe bursting and horizontal directional drilling, behaviour and design of pipe joints and of continuous and jointed pipelines when subjected to differential ground movements.

    EDUCATION

    1986 Ph.D. The University of Sydney, Civil Engineering NSW, Australia
    1980 B.E. (Hons.) Civil Engineering The University of Sydney NSW, Australia

    RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Design methods for large-scale metal and concrete culverts
  • Identification of limit states and design of thermoplastic pipes
  • Stability and design of concrete, steel and thermoplastic pipe joints
  • Response of pressure pipes to differential ground movements
  • Frost effects on buried metal and thermoplastic pipes
  • Soil-pipe interaction during pipe bursting
  • Pulling forces and mud loss during directional drilling
  • Sewer, culvert and water supply pipe repair with polymer liners
  • Non-linear time-dependent modeling of thermoplastics
  • Load-out tunnel performance under ore stockpiles
  • Loading and stability of silos during filling with bulk solids
  • Tunnel support in swelling ground
CONVENTIONAL CONSTRUCTION OF BURIED PIPES AND CULVERTS
Strength and performance of large span culverts
Lougheed Nonlinear analysis by Elshimi
Strength and performance tests on deep corrugated metal culverts (work of Lougheed)
Nonlinear analysis and design of deep corrugated metal box and arch culverts (work of Elshimi)
Design of buried concrete pipes
Behaviour and design of reinforced concrete pipes
Behaviour and design of reinforced concrete pipes (work of MacDougall)
Design of joints and connections in buried pipes
performance of joints Design equations
Performance of joints in rigid and flexible culverts and sewers (work of Becerril García) Design equations and strength of joints in rigid and flexible culverts and sewers (work of Wang)
response of vertical risers finite element modeling of joints
Response of vertical risers and Tee and Wye joints in PVC pressure pipes (work of Ye) Finite element modeling of joints in PVC pressure pipes (work of Balkaya)
Pipes under differential ground movements
Centrifuge modeling of pipe responses
Centrifuge modeling of pipe responses to normal fault movements (work of Saiyar) Prototype scale testing of fibreglass and steel pipes moving laterally through sand (work of Almahakeri)
Soil displacement and strain due to lateral pipeline movement (work of Burnett) Vitrified clay pipe joint behaviour under differential ground movement (work of Poon)
 
Analysis & testing of pressure pipe response to normal ground faults (work of Ni)  

 

PIPE DETERIORATION AND TRENCHLESS REPAIR AND INSTALLATION
Effect of soil and pipe deterioration on stability
effect of erosion voids computer modeling of corrosion
Effect of erosion voids under cast iron and thermoplastic pressure pipes (work of Balkaya) Computer modeling of corrosion and soil erosion for corrugated metal culverts (work of El Taher)
Assessment and strength
Assessment and strength of corroded metal culverts (work of Mai) Experimental study of corroded metal culverts (work of Regier)
 
Evaluating risk of cast iron pipe failure (work of Wilson)  
Performance and design of polymer liners
Hoop strength of polymer liners Performance of grouted polymer slip-liners
Hoop strength of polymer liners installed within cast iron water pipes (work of Ampiah) Performance of grouted polymer slip-liners (work of Simpson)
Computer analysis os 3D pressure pipe liner limits states (work of Brown) Experimental study of repaired culverts (work of Tetreault)
Performance and design of spray on cementitious liners
Behaviour and strength of cement spray -on liners  
Behaviour and strength of cement spray-on liners (work of Becerril García)  
Ground movements during static pipe bursting
Ground  movements Ground and other pipe movements
Ground movements when static pipe bursting in clay (work of McLeod) Ground and other pipe movements when static pipe bursting in gravel (work of Cholewa)
 
Finite element analysis of static pipe bursting in sand (work of Rahman)  
Axial HDPE pipe response when installed during no-dig construction
Measurements of HDPE pipe responses Analysis of buried HDPE pipe
Measurements of HDPE pipe responses during pipe bursting and drilling (work of Cholewa) Analysis of buried HDPE pipe response during and after pulled-in-place installation (work of Chehab)
Hydrofracture and mud loss during directional drilling
Tests for hydrofracture and maximum mud pressure Analyses and design equations
Tests for hydrofracture and maximum mud pressure when drilling in sands (work of Elwood) Analyses and design equations for maximum mud pressure in sands and clays (work of Xia)

 


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