Other Publications

Conference and Other Non-Refereed Papers, Books/Proceedings Edited, Reports, Patents

  1. Fu Q, Sheahan TC, and DeGroot DJ (2013). “Use of Structure Number to Characterize the Rate-dependent Compressive Behavior of Soft Clays,” Intl. Conf. Soil Mech. Geotech. Eng., Paris (abstract submitted)
  2. Cordero JF, Meeker JD, Sheahan TC, Padilla I, Giese R, Silevitch MB, Loch-Caruso R, Kaeli D, and Alshawabkeh AN (2012). “Case Study – Puerto Rico Testsite for Exploring Contamination threats,” GeoCongress 2012, Oakland, CA.
  3. Silevitch MB, Cordero JF, Alshawabkeh AN, Sheahan TC, Nobrega M, and Hicks KL (2012). “Building Effective Communication Channels for Research Translation and Community Engagement.” Poster session, Partnerships for Enviromental Public Health, Annual Meeting, Mar. 7-8, Bethesda, MD.
  4. Meric D, Sheahan TC, Alshawabkeh AN, and Shine JP (2011). “Reactive Core Mats – Tools for Remediation and Reducing Exposure from Contaminated Aquatic Sediments, poster session, RICC conference,” Northeastern Unviersity, Boston, MA, Oct. 13.
  5. Meric D, Sheahan TC, Alshawabkeh AN, and Shine JP (2011). “Reactive Core Mats – Innovative Tools for Remediation and Reducing Exposure from Contaminated Aquatic Sediments,” poster session, NIEHS Superfund Research Program Annual Meeting, Lexington, KY, Oct. 23-26.
  6. Guldur B and Sheahan TC (2011). “Indication of Clay Structure Restoration in Laboratory Testing Using Bender Element Measurements,” Proceedings, 5th Intl. Symp. On Deformation Characteristics of Geomaterials, Seoul, Korea
  7. Meric D, Norouzirad M, Barbuto S, Sheahan TC, Alshwabkeh AN, and Shine JP (2011). “Testing the Efficiency of a Reactive Core Mat to Remediate Subaqueous, Contaminated Sediments,” Proceedings, ASCE-GI Geofrontiers Conference, Dallas, TX.
  8. Meric D, Sheahan TC, Alshawabkeh AN, and Rahbar N (2011). “Numerical Modeling of Coupled Contaminant Transport Through Reactive Core Mats,” poster session, Proceedings, 6th Intl. Conf. on Remediation of Contaminated Sediments, New Orleans.
  9. Meric D, Barbuto S, Sheahan TC, Alshawabkeh AN, and Shine JP (2011). “Biouptake Study on a PCB-Contaminated Sediment Capped with a Reactive Core Mat,” Proceedings, 6th Intl. Conf. on Remediation of Contaminated Sediments, New Orleans, CD-ROM.
  10. Barbuto S, Alshawabkeh AN, Meric D, Sheahan TC, Shen Y, and Shine JP (2011). “Use of Biouptake Test Data to Demonstrate Efficacy of a Reactive Core Mat on PCB Contaminated Sediments,” Proceedings, 6th Intl. Conf. on Remediation of Contaminated Sediments, New Orleans, CD-ROM.
  11. Barbuto S, Shine JP, Alshawabkeh AN, Meric D, Shen Y, and Sheahan TC (2010). “Bioaccumulation Test Data to Demonstrate Efficacy of a Reactive Core Mat on PCB Contaminated Sediment,” poster session, NIEHS Superfund Research Program Annual Meeting, Portland, OR, Nov.10.
  12. Meric D, Barbuto S, Norouzi Rad M, Sheahan TC, Alshawabkeh AN and Shine JP (2010). “Contaminant Transport and Bioavailability of Hydrophobic Organic Contaminants in RCM-Capped Aquatic Sediment,” poster session, NIEHS Superfund Research Program Annual Meeting, Portland, OR, Nov.10.
  13. Silevitch MB, Giese R, Kaeli D, Sheahan TC, Nobrega M, Alshwawabkeh AN, Cordero JF, Padilla I, Loch-Caruso R, Meeker JD (2010). “Interdisciplinary Three-Level Approach to Study Impact of Contamination on Public Health in Puerto Rico,” Int. Conf. Environ. Geotechnics, New Delhi.
  14. Duggan B, Sheahan TC, Thibault J, and Evans T (2010). “Offshore Sediment Overpressures: Overview of Mechanisms, Measurement and Modeling,” Proceedings, 2nd Intl. Symposium on Frontiers in Offshore Geotechnics, Perth, Australia, S. Gourvenec and D. White (eds.), pp. 271-276.
  15. Meric D, Sheahan TC, Alshawabkeh AN, Franklin B, and Shine JP (2009). “A Reactive Mat to Remediate Contaminated Sediments & Reduce Health Risks” poster session, NIEHS Superfund Research Program Annual Meeting, New York, Nov. 4.
  16. Yu D, Meric D, Sheahan TC, Alshawabkeh AN, and Shine JP (2009). “A New Sediment Testing Column to Assess Reactive Mat Effectiveness for Isolation and Remediation,” Proceedings, 5th Intl. Conf. on Remediation of Contaminated Sediments, Jacksonville, Feb., 2009.
  17. Larochelle E, Schmalz D, Sheahan TC, Landon MM, and DeGroot DJ (2008). “Development and Proof-Testing of a PC-Based Bender Element System for Shear Wave Measurements in Soft Soil,” Proceedings, 4th Intl. Symp. On Deformation Characteristics of Geomaterials, Atlanta, pp. 725-732.
  18. Sheahan TC, Mazzei D, and McRae J (2008). “Performance Testing of MEMS-based Tilt Sensors,” Geotechnical News, March issue, pp. 33-36.
  19. Tang G, Alshawabkeh AN, and Sheahan TC (2007).“Experimental Study of Nonreactive Solute Transport in Fine-Grained Soils under Consolidation,” in Geotechnical and Environmental Aspects of Waste Disposal Sites, R.W. Sarsby and A.J. Felton (eds.), London: Taylor & Francis, pp.179-186.
  20. Karademir T and Sheahan TC (2007). “Comparison of Two Reconsolidation Methods for Mitigating Sample Disturbance in a Natural Clay,” Proceedings of the 13th Pan-American Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Isla de Margarita, Venezuela, July 15-19, 2007, pp. 844-849 (CD-ROM).
  21. DeGroot DJ, DeJong JT, Yafrate NJ, Landon MM, and Sheahan TC (2007). “Application of Recent Developments in Terrestrial Soft Sediment Characterization Methods to Offshore Environments,” Proceedings of Offshore Technology Conference, Paper No. 18737, CD-ROM.
  22. Sheahan TC (2006). “Enhancing Lectures with a Bluetooth-enabled Pen Tablet,” Intl. Conference on Engineering Education, San Juan Puerto Rico, CD-ROM.
  23. Sheahan TC (2005). “A Soil Structure Index to Predict Rate Dependence of Stress-Strain Behavior,” in Testing, Modeling and Simulation in Geomechanics, ASCE GSP No. 143, J.A. Yamamuro and J. Koseki (eds.), pp. 81-97.
  24. Poirier SE, DeGroot DJ, and Sheahan TC (2005). “Measurement of Soil suction in a marine clay as an indicator of sample disturbance,” ASCE Geofrontiers Conference, Austin, TX (CD-ROM).
  25. Tang G, Alshawabkeh AN and Sheahan TC (2005).“Experimental Study of Nonreactive Solute Transport in Fine-Grained Soils under Consolidation,” ASCE Geofrontiers Conference., Austin, TX (CD-ROM).
  26. Sheahan TC (2004). “A View from the Academy: Preparing Future Civil Engineers for Practice,” Civil Engineering Practice, 19(2):65-67.
  27. Isaacs JA, Sheahan TC, Freeman S, and Qualters DM (2004). “Disseminating Teaching Tips to Faculty: The “Chalk Talk” Email Column,” Proceedings of International Conference on Engineering Education, ICEE, Gainesville, FL, October 17-21, CD-ROM.
  28. Alshwabkeh AN, Rahbar N, Sheahan TC, and Tang G (2004). “Volume Change Effects on Solute Transport in Soils under Consolidation,” Geo Jordan, ASCE Practice Publ. No. 1, ed. by K. Alshibli, A.I.H. Malkawi and M. Alsaleh, pp. 105-115.
  29. Sheahan TC (2004). “Since When did I Become the Manager of the Class?,” in Chalk Talk: E-advice from Jonas Chalk, ed. by D.M. Qualters and M.R. Diamond, New Forums Press, Stillwater, OK, pp. 107-142.
  30. Duchesne SM, Sandford TS, Humphrey DN, and Sheahan, TC (2003). “Soil Nail Retaining Walls in Cold Weather Regions,” Proceedings of the 56th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Sept. 28-Oct. 1, 2003.
  31. DeGroot DJ, Lunne T, Sheahan TC, and Ryan RM (2003). “Experience with Downhole Block Sampling in Clays Using Conventional Drilling Equipment,” Soil and Rock America 2003, Proceedings of the 12th Pan-American Conference on Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, Cambridge, MA, June 22-26, 2003, Vol. 1, pp. 521-526.
  32. Sheahan TC and Alshawabkeh AN (2003). “Practical Aspects of a Reactive Geocomposite to Remediate Contaminated, Subaqueous Sediments,” Soil and Rock America 2003, Proceedings of the 12th Pan-American Conference on Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, Cambridge, MA, June 22-26, 2003,Vol. 2, pp. 1417-1422.
  33. Sheahan TC (2000) “A Field Study of Soil Nails in Clay at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst National Geotechnical Experimentation Site,” National Geotechnical Experimentation Sites, ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication No. 93 (J. Benoit and A.J. Lutenegger, eds.), pp. 250-263.
  34. Negussey D, Sheahan TC, Marr A, Moo-Young H, Nazarian S, Iskander M, and Yu H (1999).  “Soils and Rock Instrumentation: State of the Art and Future Directions,” in Transportation in the New Millenium, Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., 5 pp.
  35. Sheahan TC and Kaliakin VN (1999).  “Microstructural Considerations and Validity of the Correspondence Principle for Cohesive Soils,” Proceedings, 13th ASCE Eng. Mech. Conf., Johns Hopkins Univ., June, 1999.
  36. Sheahan TC  (1998).  “ADSC-FHWA Sponsored Soil Nail Research Wraps Up,” Foundation Drilling, Sept./Oct. issue.
  37. Oral T and Sheahan TC (1998). “The Use of Soil Nails in Soft Clays,” ASCE Geotech. Spec. Publ. No. 83, Design and Construction of Earth Retaining Systems (R.J. Finno, Y. Hashash, C.L. Ho and B.P. Sweeney, eds.), 26-40.
  38. Sheahan TC and Kaliakin VN (1998).  “Integrating Micromechanics in Modeling Relaxation Behavior of Cohesive Soils,” Proceedings of the Biot Conference on Poromechanics, Université Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, Balkema, 147-152.
  39. Sheahan TC (1996).  Response to ‘TA’ Corner on Soil Nailing, Foundation Drilling, Sept./Oct. issue.
  40. Sheahan TC and I. Alvarado (1996).  “A New Experimental Device for Determining Reinforcement Mechanisms in Soil Nails,” Proceedings, Intl. Symposium on Earth Reinforcement, Fukuoka, Japan.
  41. Alvarado I and Sheahan TC (1996).  “Undrained Shear Behavior of Clays at High Strain Rates,” Proceedings, 49th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, St. John’s.
  42. Sheahan TC and Watters PJ (1995).  “Rapid Consolidation Properties Assessment Using an Automated Rowe Cell,” Proceedings, 48th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Vancouver.
  43. Sheahan TC, Germaine JT, and DeGroot DJ (1993).  “Laboratory Data Acquisition:  A Practical Guide to System Selection and Implementation,” ASCE Special Geotechnical Publication No. 37, pp. 42-56.

Books or Proceedings Edited

  1. Germaine, J.T., T.C. Sheahan, and R.V. Whitman, editors (2002).  Soil Behavior and Soft Ground Construction, ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication No. 119, New York: American Society of Civil Engineers.
  2. Sheahan, T.C., assoc. editor (1998). Proceedings, 4th Intl. Symp. on Envir. Geotechnology and Global Sustainable Development, Boston, MA, Aug. 9-13.
  3. Sheahan, T.C. and V.N. Kaliakin, editors (1996).  Measuring and Modeling Time Dependent Soil Behavior,  ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication No. 61, New York: American Society of Civil Engineers.

Research Reports and Websites

  1. Principal Content Manager, www.offshoregeohazards.org (part of NSF PIRE project).
  2. Peck, D. and T.C. Sheahan (2009). “Effects of Offshore Geohazards on Transoceanic Communications Cables,” research report for NSF PIRE Project on Offshore Geohazards, August, 2009.
  3. Sheahan, T.C. and DeGroot, D.J. (2009). “Seabed Sediment Pore Pressure: Genesis, Measurement and Implications for Design/Analysis,” report on US National Science Foundation Workshop held in Oslo, Norway, Mar. 24-25, 2009.
  4. McKiernan, B. and T.C. Sheahan (2008). “Centrifuge Modeling of Offshore Landslides,” research report for NSF PIRE Project on Offshore Geohazards, August, 2008.
  5. Schmalz, D., E. Larochelle and T.C. Sheahan (2007). “Development and Proof-Testing of a PC-Based Bender Element System for Shear Wave Measurements in Soft Soil,” research report for NSF PIRE Project on Offshore Geohazards, September, 2007.
  6. Feeley, K. and T.C. Sheahan (2007). “Triggering Mechanisms for Offshore Landslides,” research report for NSF PIRE Project on Offshore Geohazards, May 2007.
  7. Sheahan, T.C. (1995).  “Feasibility Study:  Low Stress Triaxial Testing of Very Soft Sediments,” Interim Progress Report, Feb. 1995.
  8. Sheahan, T.C. (1995).  “Soil Nailing Reinforcement Mechanisms:  Literature Survey and Design of a Laboratory Testing Device,” submitted to Federal Highway Administration for contract no. DTFH61-95-P-00274.
  9. Sheahan, T.C. (1995).  “Feasibility Study:  Low Stress Triaxial Testing of Very Soft Sediments,” Final Report, April, 1995.

Patents

  1. Sheahan, T.C., A.N. Alshawabkeh and K.S. Henry (2006). Method of Containing and at least Partially Remediating Contaminants in Soils, Including Sediments, Patent No. US 7,128,498 B2. Patent has been licensed to CETCO, Inc., Arlington Heights, IL.