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Dr Rick Woods


Principal Teaching Fellow
BSc, PhD, CEng, MICE, FHEA
+44 (0)1483 689248
28 AA 03
Executive Assistant: Kelly Green
+44(0)1483 68 9120

Previous roles

Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching)

My publications

Publications

RI WOODS, CRI CLAYTON (1993)THE APPLICATION OF THE CRISP FINITE-ELEMENT PROGRAM TO PRACTICAL RETAINING WALL PROBLEMS, In: RETAINING STRUCTURESpp. 102-111
M Mavroulidou, RI Woods (1998)Modelling of pumping from heterogeneous unsaturated-saturated porous media, In: HYDRAULIC ENGINEERING SOFTWARE VII4pp. 499-508
M Mavroulidou, MJ Gunn, RI Woods (2003)Impact of storage coefficient on numerical modelling of trench drainage, In: COMPUTERS AND GEOTECHNICS30(8)pp. 683-693 ELSEVIER SCI LTD
M Mavroulidou, RI Woods, MJ Gunn (1997)Modelling falling and rising groundwater levels in cities, In: GROUNDWATER IN THE URBAN ENVIRONMENT - VOL Ipp. 243-248
RI Woods, K Barkhordari (1997)The influence of bond stress distribution on ground anchor design, In: GROUND ANCHORAGES AND ANCHORED STRUCTURESpp. 55-64
RI Woods, K Barkhordari (1997)Load transfer mechanisms in ground anchorages, In: NUMERICAL MODELS IN GEOMECHANICS - NUMOG VIpp. 629-634
RI Woods, SJ Hughes, A Kuras (1995)Finite element analysis of the effects of rising groundwater on a deep basement, In: NUMERICAL MODELS IN GEOMECHANICSpp. 657-662
M Mavroulidou, MJ Gunn, RI Woods (2005)Numerical modelling of groundwater pumping processes, In: PROCEEDINGS OF THE INSTITUTION OF CIVIL ENGINEERS-GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING158(2)pp. 83-93 THOMAS TELFORD PUBLISHING
M Mavroulidou, MJ Gunn, RI Woods (2006)Some experiences developing software for seepage with phreatic surfaces, In: Proceedings of the 6th European Conference on Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering - Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineeringpp. 685-691

Geotechnical engineers need versatile numerical tools for the successful solution of seepage problems involving phreatic surfaces. The paper reviews and assesses techniques used for the numerical modelling of this category of problems, for both steady-state and transient conditions. This is based on experience gained through the development of a finite element computer model for seepage with phreatic surfaces. It is shown that the results from the various methods may differ significantly, especially for transient seepage analyses. A realistic modelling of flow in the unsaturated zone was found to improve the quality of the results. The study also led to conclusions on some additional points of interest to the numerical modeller, concerning other factors potentially affecting the quality of the results. © 2006 Taylor & Francis Group.

C Bridge, H Howells, N Toy, GAR Parke, R Woods (2003)Full-scale model tests of a steel catenary riser, In: FLUID STRUCTURE INTERACTION II36pp. 107-116 WIT PRESS
RI WOODS, RA JEWELL (1990)A COMPUTER DESIGN METHOD FOR REINFORCED SOIL STRUCTURES, In: GEOTEXTILES AND GEOMEMBRANES9(3)pp. 233-259 ELSEVIER SCI LTD
M Mavroulidou, RI Woods (2000)Investigation of the accuracy of numerical modelling of seepage through variably saturated soils, In: GROUND WATER UPDATESpp. 417-421