Refereed Publications


  1. Holtz RD, Kovacs WD, and Sheahan TC (2011). An Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering, 2nd Edition, Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice-Hall, 853 pp.
  2. Sheahan TC (2011). Civil Engineering Materials: Properties, Behavior and Sustainable Use (in preparation).


Refereed Articles

  1. Fu, Q., T.C. Sheahan and D.J. DeGroot (2012). “Structure Number as an Indicator of Sample Disturbance Susceptibility,” Geotechnique (in preparation).
  2. Cordero JF, Sheahan TC, Meeker JD, Loch-Caruso R, Giese R, Padilla I, Kaeli D, Silevitch MB and Alshawabkeh AN(2012). “Team Science Applied to Environmental Health Research Problems: Managing Transdisciplinarity to Achieve More Effective Outcomes and Productivity,” Env. Health Persp. (submitted).
  3. Meric D, Hellweger F, Barbuto S, Rahbar N, Alshawabkeh AN, and Sheahan TC (2012). “Model Prediction of Long-Term Reactive Core Mat Efficacy for Capping Contaminated Aquatic Sediments,” ASCE Jnl. of Environmental Eng. (in press).
  4. Meric D, Barbuto S, Alshawabkeh AN, Shine JP, Sheahan TC(2012). “Effect of Reactive Core Mat Remediation on Bioavailability of Hydrophobic Organic Compounds” Jnl. of the Total Environment, 423:168-175.
  5. Dugan B, and Sheahan TC (2012). “Offshore Sediment Overpressures: Overview of Mechanisms, Measurement and Modeling,” Reviews of Geophysics 50(3) doi:10.1029/2011RG000379.
  6. Meric D, Norouzi Rad M, Barbuto S, Sheahan TC, Alshawabkeh AN, and Shine JP (2012). “Bench Scale Test to Assess the Efficacy of a Reactive Core Mat to Remediate PAH-spiked Aquatic Sediments,” Soil and Sediment Contamination (submitted).
  7. Mason EJ, Sheahan TC and Santora K (2012). “STEP Mentoring: A Framework for Development of Students in Engineering, Science and Medicine,” Jnl. Higher Education (submitted).
  8. Sheahan TC, Mason EJ, Qualters DM, Poblete P, and Vargas X (2011). “Cross-national Evaluation of Learning Assessment in First-Year Engineering Students:  U.S.A. Experience Applied at Two Universities in Chile,” Intl. Jnl. Eng. Education, 27(5):933-944.
  9. Meric D, Sheahan TC, Alshawabkeh AN, and Shine J (2010). “A Consolidation and Contaminant Transport Device for Assessing Reactive Mat Effectiveness for Subaqueous Sediment Remediation,” ASTM Geotech. Testing Jnl., 33(6), DOI: 10.1520/GTJ102872.
  10. Qualters DM, Sheahan TC, Mason EJ, Navick DS, and Dixon M (2008). “Improving Learning in First-Year Engineering Courses through Interdisciplinary Collaborative Assessment,” Jnl. of Eng. Education, 97(1):37-45.
  11. DeGroot DJ, Landon ML, and Sheahan TC (2007). “Non-destructive Sample Quality Assessment using Shear Wave Velocity,” ASCE Jnl. Geotech. Geoenviron. Eng., 133(4):424-432.
  12. Qualters DM, Sheahan TC and Isaacs JA (2005). “An Electronic Advice Column to Foster Teaching Culture Change,” To Improve the Academy, 24:210-215.
  13. Alshawabkeh AN, Rahbar N, and Sheahan TC (2005). “A Model for Contaminant Mass Flux in Capped Sediment under Consolidation,” Jnl. Contaminant Hydrology, 78(3):147-165.
  14. Sheahan TC and Pecora JM (2004). “Pipe Jacking Forces during Utility Installation Related to the Central Artery/Tunnel Construction,” Civil Eng. Practice, 19(2):29-44.
  15. Sheahan TC, DeGroot DJ, Fu Q, and Ryan RM (2004). “Use of ‘Zero Controlled Gradient’ Tests to Determine EOP Compression Behavior,” Geotech. Testing Jnl., 27(3):314-321.
  16. Alshawabkeh AN, Sheahan TC, and Wu X (2004). “Coupling of Electrochemical and Mechanical Processes in Soils under DC Fields,” Jnl. Mechanics of Materials, 36: 453-465.
  17. Sheahan TC, Alshawabkeh AN, Fernandez LA and Henry KS (2003). “A Reactive Geocomposite to Remediate Contaminated, Subaqueous Sediments,” Contaminated Sediments: Characterization, Evaluation, Mitigation/Restoration, and Management Strategy Performance, ASTM STP 1442, J. Locat, R. Galvez-Cloutier, R. C. Chaney and K. Demars, eds., ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, pp. 236-250.
  18. Alshawabkeh AN and Sheahan TC (2003).  “Soft Soil Stabilization by Ionic Injection under Electric Fields,” Ground Improvement, 7(4): 177-185.
  19. Sheahan TC and Ho CL (2003). “Simplified Trial Wedge Method for Soil Nailed Wall Analysis,” Jnl. Geotech. Geoenviron. Eng., 129(2): 117-124.
  20. Alshawabkeh AN and Sheahan TC (2002). “Stabilizing Fine-Grained Soils by Phosphate Electro-Grouting,” Jnl. Transportation Research Board, TRB, No. 1787, Geomaterials 2002, pp.53-60.
  21. Sheahan TC, DeGroot DJ, and Mitchell TJ (1999). “State-of-the-Art: Automated Laboratory Stress-Strain-Strength Testing of Soils,” ASTM Special Technical Publication No. 1350, Nondestructive and Automated Testing for Soil and Rock Properties,  W.A. Marr and C. Fairhurst, eds., 203-230.
  22. Dunbar S and Sheahan TC (1999).  “Seepage Control Remediation at Hodges Village Dam, Oxford, Massachusetts,” Jnl. Geotech. Geoenviron. Eng., 125(3):198-206.
  23. Sheahan TC and DeGroot DJ (1997). “Laboratory Determination of Coastal Sediment Mechanical Properties,” Marine Georesources and Geotechnology, 15(3):231-252.
  24. Sheahan TC and Watters PJ (1997). “Experimental Verification of CRS Consolidation Theory,” Jnl. Geotech. Geoenviron. Eng., 123(5):430-437.
  25. Touran A, Sheahan TC, and Ozcan E (1997).  “A Rational Equipment Selection Method Based on Soil Conditions,” Jnl. of Construction Engineering and Management, 123(1):85-88.
  26. Sheahan TC and Watters PJ (1996). “Using an Automated Rowe Cell for Consolidation Testing,” Geotech. Testing Jnl., 19(4):354-363.
  27. Sheahan TC, Ladd CC, and Germaine JT (1996).  “Rate Dependent Undrained Shear Behavior of Saturated Clay,” Jnl. Geotech. Eng., 122(2):99-108.
  28. DeGroot DJ and Sheahan TC (1995).  “Laboratory Methods for Determining Engineering Properties of Overconsolidated Clays,” Transportation Research Board, Transportation Research Record No. 1479, Engineering Properties and Practice in Overconsolidated Clays, pp. 17-25.
  29. Sheahan TC (1995). “Interpretation of Undrained Creep Tests in Terms of Effective Stresses,” Canadian Geotech. Jnl., 32:373-379.
  30. Sheahan TC, Ladd CC, and Germaine JT (1994).  “Time-Dependent Triaxial Relaxation Behavior of a Resedimented Clay,” Geotech. Testing Jnl., 17(4): 444-452.
  31. Sheahan TC, DeGroot DJ, Germaine JT (1994).  “Using Device Specific Data Acquisition for Automated Laboratory Testing,” Transportation Research Board, Transportation Research Record No. 1432, Innovations in Instrumentation and Data Acquisition Systems, pp. 9-17.
  32. Sheahan TC and Germaine JT (1992).  “Computer Automation of Conventional Triaxial Equipment,” Geotech. Testing Jnl., 15(4): 311-322.
  33. Sheahan TC, Germaine JT, and Ladd CC (1991).  “Automated Triaxial Testing of Soft Clays:  An Upgraded Commercial System,” Geotech. Testing Jnl., 13(3): 153-163 (1990).  Closure, 14(3): 328-329.