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Dr Joshua Omer

Senior Lecturer

About

I have 26 years of experience in academia and industry having worked for a number of companies and universities in the UK and overseas. I was funded for my PhD studies by the Association of Commonwealth Universities and the Institution of Civil Engineers (R&D enabling grant). I am a previous industrial Fellow of the Royal Society (UK) and winner of the 1994 David Douglas Prize awarded for engineering excellence by the South Wales Institute of Engineers (UK). Since joining Kingston University in 2008 I have gained wider international recognition as a researcher and expert in Geotechnical Engineering. Consequently I currently serve as editorial board member for two international journals, member of  the Drilled Shafts Technical Committee of the Deep Foundations Institute (USA), UK representative to TC107 & TC212 of the ISSMGE and external examiner for the University of Nairobi, Kenya. I have been selected as book reviewer  for CRC Press -Taylor Francis, manuscript reviewer for the Geotechnique, Canadian Geotechnical Journal  and ICE Proceedings. I collaborate with academics in USA, China, Spain, UAE and Iran in Geotechnical and Foundation Engineering research.

Areas of specialism

  • Shallow and deep foundations
  • Numerical modelling in geotechnical engineering
  • Soil mechanics and in-situ methods of ground investigation
  • Finite element analysis in geotechnical engineering
  • Geotechnical software development
  • Highway pavement engineering and materials

Qualifications

  • PhD in Geotechnical Engineering
  • MSc in Structural Engineering
  • BSc (1st Class honours) in Civil Engineering

Professional membership

  • Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)
  • Deep Foundations Institute (DFI)
  • British Geotechnical Association (BGA)

Research

  • Soil mechanics; collapsible soils, lateritic and rheological models
  • Ground investigation and data interpretation
  • Dewatering and settlement analysis
  • Piling engineering, drilling and support fluids
  • 2D and 3D finite element analysis in geotechnical engineering
  • High speed rail tunnels and underground collectors
  • Eurocode 7 design concepts and procedures
  • Highway pavement engineering, design and materials

Publications

Number of items: 33.

Article

Omer, Joshua and Rokni, Sadegh (2017) 3D finite element assessment of the effects of energy loops on the load capacity and settlement of bored piles installed in sand. International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, ISSN (print) 1938-6362 (Epub Ahead of Print)

Vandanapu, Ramesh, Omer, Joshua R, Attom, Mousa F and Afshar, Farrokh Rafati (2017) Laboratory simulation of irrigation-induced settlement of collapsible desert soils under constant surcharge. Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, ISSN (print) 0960-3182 (Epub Ahead of Print)

Espuelas, Sandra, Omer, Joshua, Marcelino, Sara, Echeverria, Angel Maria and Seco, Andres (2017) Magnesium oxide as alternative binder for unfired clay bricks manufacturing. Applied Clay Science, 146, pp. 23-26. ISSN (print) 0169-1317

Diaz-Diaz, Luis Maria, Omer, Joshua and Arias, Daniel (2016) Finite element analysis of an underground collector installed by pipe-jacking method. International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, ISSN (print) 1938-6362 (Epub Ahead of Print)

Vandanapu, R, Omer, J. R. and Attom, M F (2016) Geotechnical case studies : emphasis on collapsible soil cases. Institution of Civil Engineers : Proceedings : Forensic Engineering, 169(3), pp. 103-110. ISSN (print) 2043-9903

Ayan, Vahid, Khavandi, Alireza, Omer, Joshua and Limbachiya, Mukesh (2016) Toughness performance of recycled aggregates for use in road pavement. International Journal of Transportation Engineering, 3(3), pp. 171-180. ISSN (print) 2322-259X

Talefirouz, Davood, Cocka, Erdal and Omer, Joshua (2016) Use of granulated blast furnace slag and lime in cement-bentonite slurry wall construction. International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, 10(1), pp. 81-85. ISSN (print) 1938-6362

Eslami, Abolfazl, Pirouzi, Arash, Omer, J.R. and Shakeran, Mahdi (2015) CPT-based evaluation of blast densification (BD) performance in loose deposits with settlement and resistance considerations. Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, 33(5), pp. 1279-1293. ISSN (print) 0960-3182

Omer, J.R. (2015) Computerised processing of ground investigation data and use in predicting the load-settlement behaviour of piled foundations. Geomechanics and Geo-engineering : An International Journal, 10(3), pp. 223-233. ISSN (print) 1748-6025

Omer, J. R. and Arbabi, A (2015) Evaluation of Finite Element, Finite Difference and Elasticity Methods for Hypothetical Raft Foundations Installed on Layered Strata. Journal of Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, 33(4), pp. 1129-1140. ISSN (print) 0960-3182

Lei, M and Omer, J. R. (2015) A Study of Train Vibration Response and Cumulative Deformation of Double Arch Tunnel in Kast Foundation. Journal of Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, 33(3), pp. 549-558. ISSN (print) 1573-1529

Ayan, V., Limbachiya, M.C., Omer, J. R., Masoud, S and Azadani, N (2014) Compaction assessment of recycled aggregates for use in unbound subbase applications. Journal of Civil Engineering and Management, 20(2), pp. 169-174. ISSN (print) 1392-3730

Ayan, Vahid, Omer, Joshua, Azadani, Sayed, Limbachiya, Mukesh and Khavandi, Alireza (2014) Water absorption studies in recycled aggregates for pavement materials. Open Access Library Journal, 1(e605), pp. 1-10. ISSN (print) 2333-9705

Omer, Joshua R. (2012) Integrating finite element and load-transfer analyses in modelling the effects of dewatering on pile settlement behaviour. Canadian Geotechnical Journal (CGJ), 49(5), pp. 512-521. ISSN (print) 0008-3674

Ayan, Vahid, Limbachiya, Mukesh, Nasr Azadani, Seyed Masoud and Omer, Joshua R. (2012) Investigation of Compaction in Recycled Aggregates for Application in Subbase Layer of Highway. The Journal of Solid Waste Technology and Management, 38(2), pp. 92-102. ISSN (print) 1088-1697

Ayan, Vahid, Omer, Joshua R., Limbachiya, Mukesh C. and Azadani, Seyed Masoud Nasr (2012) Water absorption and frost heaving of recycled aggregates. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Construction Materials, ISSN (print) 1747-650X

Omer, J. R., Delpak, R and Robinson, R. B. (2010) An empirical method of analysis of load transfer and settlement behaviour of single piles. Journal of Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, 28(4), pp. 483-501. ISSN (print) 0960-3182

Omer, Joshua R. and Delpak, Ray (2007) Analysis of drilled cast in-situ single piles in axial loading. Electronic Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, 12(A), ISSN (print) 1090-0241

Shih, J K C, Omer, J R, Delpak, R, Robinson, R B and Jones, C D (2007) Full-scale pile tests in sand and development of a computer program for predicting load capacity. Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 34(10), pp. 1222-1236. ISSN (print) 0315-1468

Omer, J. R., Delpak, R and Robinson, R. B. (2006) A new computer program for pile capacity prediction using CPT data. Journal of Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, 24(2), pp. 399-426. ISSN (print) 0960-3182

Omer, J. R., Robinson, R. B., Delpak, R. and Shih, J. K. C. (2003) Large scale pile tests in Mercia mudstone: data analysis and evaluation of current design methods. Journal of Geotechnical and Goelogical Engineering, 21(3), pp. 167-200. ISSN (print) 0960-3182

Omer, J R, Delpak, R and Robinson, R B (2002) Instrumented load tests in mudstone: pile capacity and settlement prediction. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 39(6), pp. 1254-1272. ISSN (print) 0008-3674

Delpak, R, Omer, J. R. and Robinson, R. B. (2000) Load-settlement prediction for large diameter bored piles in Mercia mudstone. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Geotechnical Engineering, 143(4), pp. 201-224. ISSN (print) 1353-2618

Conference or Workshop Item

Diaz-Diaz, Luis Maria, Omer, Joshua, Arias, Daniel and Pando, Luis (2016) Finite element analysis of an underground collector installed by pipe-jacking method. In: European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2016; 17-22 Apr 2016, Vienna, Austria.

Vandanapu, Ramesh, Omer, Joshua and Attom, Mousa (2016) A review on testing of collapsible soils. In: Second International Conference on Infrastructure Management, Assessment and Rehabilitation Techniques (ICIMART'16); 08-10 Mar 2016, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. (Unpublished)

Ayan, Vahid, Masoud Nasr Azadani, Seyed, Omer, Joshua and Limbachiya, Mukesh C (2011) A study into the absorption properties of recycled concrete and reclaimed asphalt mixes. In: 5th International Conference on Bituminous Mixtures and Pavements; 1-3 June 2011, Thessaloniki, Greece.

Ayan, V., Azadani, S.M.N., Omer, J. R. and Limbachiya, M.C. (2011) A study into the absorption property of recycled concrete and reclaimed asphalt pavement mixes. In: 5th International Conference: Bituminous Mixtures and Pavements; 1-3 June 2011, Thessaloniki, Greece. (Unpublished)

Omer, J. R. (2010) Implementation of approximate and finite element methods to predict negative skin friction and settlement of piles induced by ground water lowering. In: Second International Conference on Geotechnical Engineering; 25-27 October 2010, Hammamet, Tunisia.

Omer, Joshua R. (2010) A numerical model for load transfer and settlement of bored cast in-situ piles. In: 35th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations; 12-15 Oct 2010, Hollywood, U.S.A..

Omer, Joshua (2007) Modelling and analysis of an elastic compound strut in axial compression. In: World Congress on Engineering 2007; 02-04 July 2007, London, U.K..

Omer, J. R., Delpak, R. and Robinson, R. B. (2002) Semi-analytical solutions for vertically loaded piles in clay/weak rocks. In: 8th International Symposium NUMOG VIII; 10-12 Apr 2002, Rome, Italy. ISBN 9789058093592

Thesis

Omer, J. R. (1998) Numerical analysis of pile test data from instrumented large diameter bored piles formed in Keuper marl (Mercia mudstone). (PhD thesis), University of Glamorgan.

Omer, Joshua Ramogi (1992) Structural strength and performance of cement-stabilised murram. (Other thesis), University of Nairobi.

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