Professor Abdelmalek Bouazza

Professor Abdelmalek Bouazza

Professor in Geotechnical Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering
Room 138, 23 College Walk (B60), Clayton Campus

Dr A (Malek) Bouazza is a Professor of Civil Engineering. He is a Visiting Distinguished Professor at Zhejiang University, China. He has also held a number of visiting scholar positions at Cardiff University, U.K., University of Missouri-Columbia, USA, Arizona State University, USA, University of Malaysia-Pahang, Malaysia and Queen’s University, Canada. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers (FIEAust). He has an international reputation for research in Geosynthetics and Environmental Geotechnics. His research has been recognised by a number of awards including, recently, the 2018 International Geosynthetics Society Award for outstanding contribution to advances in the scientific and engineering developments of geosynthetics, the 2017 Telford Premium Prize, Institution of Civil Engineers, U.K., the 2015 R.M. Quigley Award (honourable mention) from the Canadian Geotechnical Society, the 2014 E.H. Davis Memorial Award from the Australian Geomechanics Society, the 2014 Zeng Guoxi Lecture from Zhejiang University, China, and the 2013 International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) Plaque for significant contributions to the International Geosynthetics Society and outstanding technical contributions to the geosynthetics discipline, the 2010 Telford Premium Prize, Institution of Civil Engineers, U.K. and the 2006 International Geosynthetics Society Award and Gold Medal for outstanding contribution to advances in the scientific and engineering developments of geosynthetics. Professor Bouazza is very prominent in technical and professional society activities and serves on a number of international technical committees. Currently, he is the Chair of the International Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) Technical Committee TC 215 on Environmental Geotechnics and the Secretary of ISSMGE TC308 on Energy Geotechnics. He served as council member of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) from 2004 to 2012 and was one the founding chairs of the IGS TC on barrier systems established in 2010. He also was the President of the Australasian Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (ACIGS) from 2003 to 2008 and from 2012 to 2015. He is an editorial board member of 8 International Journals. His skills and experience in the area geosynthetics and environmental geotechnics are well recognized in Australia and abroad. In addition to his academic commitments, Dr Bouazza gives specialist advice for the industry both nationally and internationally. His work has included peer review of design for more than 30 municipal solid waste and hazardous landfills and tailings storage facilities in Australia, Thailand, Peru and other countries. He has led and co-wrote the key liner components of new landfill standard (Best Practice Environmental Management: Siting, design, operation and rehabilitation of landfills, EPA Publication 788) for the State of Victoria, Australia which is now used as a model for much of the country. Dr Bouazza has been a key advisor to EPA Victoria on landfill design and operation and has been appointed in 2015 to the EPA Victoria independent landfill expert panel to provide peer review advice on complex landfill proposals to improve the efficiency and certainty associated with landfills approval process. He has performed, in this capacity, peer review of the lining design of most of the major landfills in Victoria. He has provided expert advice on numerous challenging projects ranging from the long-term performance of landfill liners for municipal solid waste and hazardous waste in Australia and in Antarctica; shale gas migration through liners in the USA, Cut off walls to mitigate mercury vapour intrusion in Australia,  lining for  coal seam gas facilities in Australia  and liners for mining applications in Peru, South Africa, and Australia.

Qualifications

  • Ingenieur d'Etat, Genie Civil, Ecole Nationale Polytecnique d'Alger, Algeria
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Geotechnical Engineering, The University of Glasgow, U.K.

News on the go:

2018

October:

  • Prof. Bouazza to give an invited lecture at the 8th International Congress on Environmental Geotechnics, Hangzhou, China (www.iceg2018.org)

September:

  • Prof. Bouazza receives the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) Award, the IGS Award is the most prestigious of all the IGS Awards and recognizes advances in the scientific and engineering development of geosynthetics products and associated technologies.
  • 11th International Geosynthetics Conference, Seoul, Korea. Prof Bouazza to present a training lecture on GCLs and a lecture for TC barriers on GCL hydration
  • Prof. Bouazza receives the 2018 Best Paper Award for papers published in Geotextiles and Geomembranes in 2017

August:

  • Short Course on slope stability of lining systems, Melbourne, Presenters: A. Bouazza & G. Fowmes
  • 7th Int. Conf. On Unsaturated Soils, UNSAT2018, Hong Kong Prof. Bouazza presents a Special lecture entitled: Unsaturated geosynthetics: a promising intersection for unsaturated soils and geosynthetics
  • Paper on GCL hydration receives the 2018 Editor’s Choice in Geosynthetics International

July:

  • Concrete Institute of Australia-Prof. Bouazza gives a talk on how to turn building foundations into energy batteries

June:

  • International  Symposium on Mines and the Environment, Rouyn Noranda, Quebec, Canada. Prof. Bouazza presents an invited lecture entitled: Geosynthetics Clay Liners: Pushing The Application Boundaries, But How Far?
  • Rouyn Noranda, Quebec, Canada: Workshop on Geomembrane and GCLs as cover materials for mine waste. Prof. Bouazza presents a special lecture entitled: Factors influencing the performance of GCLs as cover material to control water infiltration
  • IGS Workshop on Barriers-Munich, Germany-Prof. Bouazza presents a special lecture entitled; “Myths and facts about GCL hydration: what you need to know”
  • Paper entitled Geosynthetic reinforced column supported embankments and the role of ground improvement installation effects,  receives the Canadian Geotechnical Journal Editor’s Choice

May:

  • Short Course on Ground Improvement, Melbourne, presenters: King, D., Bouazza, A., Gniel, J. & Avalle, D
  • EPA Victoria Auditors-Prof Bouazza gives a talk on Key considerations for ensuring GCL performance and Geomembrane durability

Awards

2018: International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) Award . The IGS Award is presented to individuals or groups of individuals who made an outstanding contribution to the development and use of geosynthetics, related products or associated technologies, through their scientific and technological work

2018: ASCE Smart Brief: Faizal, M., Bouazza, A., Haberfield, C. and McCartney, J.S., 2018. Axial and Radial Thermal Responses of a Field-Scale Energy Pile under Monotonic and Cyclic Temperature Changes. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 144(10), p.04018072.

2018:  Editor’s choice Geosynthetics International (only 3 papers were selected from the 2017 volume for their major contribution to the discipline). Bouazza, A., Ali, M. A., Gates, W. P. and Rowe, R. K. (2017). New insight on geosynthetic clay liner hydration:  the key role of subsoils mineralogy.  Geosynthetics International,  24, No. 2, 139–150.

2018: Best Paper Award for papers published in Geotextiles and Geomembranes in 2017:   King, D., Bouazza, A., Gniel, J., Rowe, R.K, Bui. H. “Serviceability design for geosynthetic reinforced column supported embankments”, Geotextiles and Geomembranes, Vol.45(4): 261-279.

2018:  Editor’s Choice Canadian Geotechnical Journal: King, D., Bouazza, A., Gniel, J., Rowe, R.K, Bui. H.“Geosynthetic reinforced column supported embankments and the role of ground improvement installation effects”, Canadian Geotechnical Journal, Vol.55(6):792-809, 2018.

2017:  Telford Premium Prize, Institution of Civil Engineers, U.K.

2017: Best Paper Award for papers published in Geosynthetics International in 2016

2015: R.M. Quigley Award (Honourable Mention), Canadian Geotechnical  Society

2014: 8th Zeng Guo-Xi Lecture, Zhejiang University, China
2014 Runner-up for best paper (Honourable mention) published in Geotextiles and Geomembranes in 2013 for the paper “Thermal conductivity of geosynthetics” by Rao Singh and Abdelmalek Bouazza
2014: E.H. Davis Memorial Lecture, Australian Geomechanics Society
2013: International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) Plaque for significant contributions to the International Geosynthetics Society and outstanding technical contributions to the geosynthetics discipline.
2011: Best Paper Award for papers published in Geosynthetics International for 2010: Zornberg, J.G., Bouazza, A., & McCartney, J.S. (2010). Geosynthetic capillary barriers: Current state of knowledge. Geosynthetics International, Volume 17, Issue 5, Pages 273-300
2010: Telford Premium Prize, Institution of Civil Engineers, U.K.
2009: Runner-up for best paper (Honorable mention) published in Geotextiles and Geomembranes in 2008 for the paper “Analytical modelling of gas leakage rate through a geosynthetic clay liner-geomembrane composite liner due to a circular defect in the geomembrane” co-authored by Bouazza, A., Vangpaisal, T, Abuel-Naga, H.M. & Kodikara, J.
2008: Don Douglas Fellowship Prize awarded to one of my PhD Students (J. Gniel) for the work on geosynthetics encased stone columns (Best paper).
2006: International Geosynthetics Society Award and gold medal for outstanding contribution to advances in the scientific and engineering developments of geosynthetics for the work on gas migration through geosynthetic clay liners.
2005: Dean’s award for research excellence.

Industry Projects

  • Flexural behaviour of pile splices (Wagsatff, 2016)
  • Gas sealing integrity of CSM cut off walls (Golder Associates, 2015)
  • Scanning Electron Microscopic Examination of Stabilised Soils, Wheatstone LNG Project (Golder Associates, 2013)
  • Evaluation of monotonic and cyclic shear interfaces of concrete piles-calcareous rock/soils/ and other rock types for several projects, including: Al-Nakheel Tall Tower, Dubai, Metro Dubai, Dubai,AL Quds tower, Dubai, Pentominium Tower, Dubai,Burj Dubai, Dubai, Al Raha Al Wateed Tower, Abu Dhabi, Ain Shams Tower, Abu Dhabi,Dubai towers, Doha, Qatar, Angel and Rankine platforms, Western Australia.
  • High-pressure consolidation of calcareous rock material and Geotechnical investigations, Al Nakheel Tall Tower-Dubai (the tallest tower in the world), UAE (Golder Associates).
  • Steel-Grout-concrete interface behaviour. Kipper Tuna gas offshore gravity platform Phase 1, Bass Strait, Vic (Esso-Worley Parson).
  • Impact of leachate drainage and management of biogas, Springvale landfill, Victoria (EDL).
  • In-situ temperature monitoring of green waste landfill cell (Clayton landfill).
  • Compressibility of Biosolids for embankment construction(Golder Associates)
  • Cut off wall hydraulic conductivity, Stevenson landfill(Golder Associates)
  • Peer review of remediation strategy, MAFRI redevelopment project, Queenscliff
  • Peer review for several landfills including Deals rd landfill, Hallam landfill, Lyndhurst landfill, Keilor landfill, Tullamarine landfill, Victory Rd landfill, Tamala landfill (WA), Map Tha Put landfill (Thailand)
  • Peer review of the Long-term Hazardous waste Containment Facility (Nowingi) for the State of Victoria (Environmental Protection Agency of Victoria)
  • Peer review of the development of technical parameters for long-term containment facility performance requirements, Victoria (Meinhardt Pty.Ltd.)
  • Non-destructive verification tests of ground improvement (dynamic compaction) for several projects including Botany Industrial park, Sydney, NSW, Banksmeadow Industrial park, Sydney, NSW, Greensborough, Melbourne, Vic.

Research Projects

Not started projects

National Rock, Concrete and Advanced Composite Testing Capability

The aim of the project is to develop a National Hybrid Biaxial/True Triaxial Load Testing Facility that will uniquely serve the increasing needs of geotechnical, structural, mining and materials researchers and engineers for sophisticated testing capability. The facility will accommodate cubic specimens up to 300 mm and be capable of applying 10 MPa stress in up to three orthogonal directions at that size. It will be equipped with temperature and relative humidity control, and have the capability for testing under saturated and unsaturated conditions. State-ofthe-
art monitoring equipment will enable the assessment of the degree of damage caused by testing, simulating damage induced by blasting, cutting, static loading and/or impact.

Current projects

An Advanced, Macro-scale, hydro-thermo-mechanical Testing Chamber for sustainable deep geological applications

The deep Earth offers significant promise for enhanced sustainability, including novel options for resource
development and pollutant storage. A firm understanding of expected engineering behaviour is key to
successful ultilisation of the deep Earth. Engineers and geologists from nine leading Australian universities
are developing a new large-scale device capable of recreating ground conditions at depths up to 13km. The
Advanced Macro-scale Testing Chamber (AMTC) will be used to study hydro-thermo-mechanical aspects of
deep geological applications, including carbon dioxide storage, enhanced geothermal energy and
unconventional hydrocarbon reservoir development. The AMTC will also have capacity to study mechanisms
leading to earthquakes.

Enhanced Prediction of Landfill Gas Emissions Through Geosynthetic Systems

Landfill gas represents an opportunity for electricity generation and carbon abatement: it needs not be managed solely for environmental, health or safety risk reasons. However, our ability to predict gas collection and fugitive emissions from landfills capped with geosynthetics liners, in consideration of the myriad of factors that control these processes, is imperfect. Building on recent advances in unsaturated soil mechanics, the project will conduct cutting-edge experimental and theoretical research to develop an experimentally-validated theory of gas migration through geosynthetics systems that will lead to major improvement in performance and will provide integrated design tools which are much needed but are currently not available

Waste Containment Lining Systems for Antarctica: Ensuring their Performance Under Extreme Conditions

The Australian Antarctic Territory, and elsewhere on the continent, has a legacy of diesel fuel spills. This
project aims to better protect the Antarctic environment through a combination of innovative on-site
containment and remediation, with state-of-art laboratory based experimentation to underpin improved
design of engineered geosynthetic composite containments. Currently Australia leads other Antarctic
countries in the clean-up of contaminated sites and this project seeks to extend this leadership by developing
a set of guidelines for containment of contaminated soils to safeguard this unique environment.

Geothermal foundation system for heating and cooling buildings

Past projects

Flexural tests on pile splices

Neutron tomography of arching within column supported embankments

Neutron imaging of soil arching

The National Geotechnical Centrifuge Facility

Soil behavior is stress dependent and requires enhanced gravity levels to ensure correct scaling between large geotechnical structures and small laboratory models. A geotechnical beam centrifuge, 10 m in diameter and capable of rotating 2400 kg of soil at 100 g, will provide Australia’s outstanding geotechnical research groups, including the recently established ARC CoE for Geo technical Science and Engineering, with world leading physical modelling capabilities. The national facility will underpin Australia’s energy, mineral and transport infrastructure developments, estimated at $250B over the next five years, through accurate model testing of offshore foundations, slopes, tunnels, mine wastes and ground improvement techniques.

Gas permeability of geomembrane-geosynthetic clay liner composite liners

National Facility for Cyclic Testing of High-speed Rail (FCTHSR)

Frontier technologies in rail transport demand access to state-of-the-art testing facilities for track modelling.
The proposed National Facility for Cyclic Testing of High-Speed Rail (FCTHSR) is internationally a first-of-itskind
and it will be designed and built in-house for examining an array of Australian ground conditions and
integrated track components. This unique facility will offer a national and international hub for industry-driven
research and consulting. The project outcomes will propel more Australian researchers to be among the
world-leaders of rail technologies providing better solutions to challenging track environments. Prototype
testing will ensure safer and cost-effective track designs.

Monotonic and cyclic interface behaviour of calcarenite-concrete under constant normal stiffness conditions

Assessment of microstructure changes in soils with high sulphate contents subjected to soil mixing processes

Improved predictions of greenhouse gas transfers in landfill composite liner covers containing geomembrane defects

Significant uncertainties remain concerning the amount of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, emitted
from individual landfills and the effectiveness of gas capture in Australia and overseas. Part of these
uncertainties is due to the poor understanding of the fundamental mechanisms that govern gas flow in
composite geomembrane capping systems and the effect of the presence of defects and wrinkles in
geomembranes on gas flow. This project aims to reduce these uncertainties by developing new gas flow
models coupled with experimental investigation to allow for better estimates of gas fugitive emissions thereby
leading to improved engineering design and better environmental protection.

Fluid loss of the bentonite component of a geosynthetic clay liner (GCL)

Assessment of the Performance of Geomembranes and Geocomposite Liners for Sort to Long Term Containment of Contaminated Soil in the Antarctic

An experimentally-validated hermo-hydro-mechanical theory for waste containment lining systems

A large number of extraction, mining and waste industries in Australia and overseas rely on geosynthetic containment systems combining geomembranes (GM) and geosynthetic clay liners (GCLs) to prevent groundwater contamination. When high temperatures and/or salts are present with low overburden pressure (eg brine ponds on coal seam gas sites), the risk of desiccation and failure of GCLs rises substantially. Building on recent advances in unsaturated soil mechanics, the project will conduct cutting-edge experimental, theoretical and computational research in order to develop an experimentally validated theory of behavior of GCLs under high temperature, low pressure and salt gradients, that will lead to a major improvement in performance.

Containment with vertical cut off walls

Assessment of GCL and Trisoplast hydraulic behaviour when subjected to high temperatures brines

Shear strength of clays from Brisbane airport new parallel runway

Consolidation of cemented biosolids for embankment construction

Assessment of suitability of geosynthetic clay liners containing metal contaminated material under freeze thaw and freezing conditions in Antarctica

Turning pile foundations into sources of renewable energy: addressing remaining geotechnical challenges

Heat exchanger pile foundations are increasingly used to improve the energy efficiency of buildings and reduce their carbon footprint. However their geotechnical performance when subjected to heating and cooling processes is not well understood.
We aim to develop full understanding of the fundamental mechanisms controlling the thermo-mechanical behavior of heat exchanger piles using large scale field tests. The project will make a breakthrough in understanding the influence of temperature cycles on pile group behavior and shaft resistance. This will lead to improved design, greater confidence in heat exchanger pile systems by the engineering community and more reliable low carbon technology.

EPA Guidelines on Geomembranes and Geosynthetic Clay Lines

t 14 stainless steel geomembrane diffusion cells, with viton o-rings and PTFE septa

Geofabrics Aust (LINKAGE APAI)-Bouazza

To Present Papers At the 3rd International Congress on Environmental Geotechnics and to Participate As An Invited Workshop Panelist - Education in Environmental Geotechnics, Portugal

Improved Landfill Barrier Design for Changing Climates

Geosynthetic clay liners (GCLs) serve an important function in modern lining systems in municipal and hazardous waste containment facilities, which are critical infrastructure providing essential community services. However, recent field observations indicate that GCLs may be susceptible to dehydration and shrinkage due to thermal effects, potentially allowing transfer of contaminants into the environment. We aim to develop a full understanding of the fundamental mechanisms causing failures of GCLs due to solar radiation and seasonal climate induced thermal cycling. This will lead to improved lining barrier design and greater confidence in GCL-based lining systems by the engineering and waste industry communities.

Development of a new technique to improve very soft soils using geogrid wrapped stone columns

Many large Australian infrastructure projects will be developed in regions with inherently poor soil conditions. Port developments, for instance, are by their nature located in river estuaries which are characterized by deep deposits of soft alluvial soils. Many highway projects also traverse low-lying ground or coastal regions with soft soil conditions. This project will develop a novel technique to improve the engineering characteristics of very soft soils (shear strength lower than 15 kPa) by using geogrid wrapped stone columns. The effectiveness of this technique will be investigated in both small scale laboratory tests and field trials.

Development of a Surface Wave Geophysics Facility

ARC Link APAI 2001 - Bouazza/Fletcher

Advanced Nanocomposites for Enhanced Containment of Hyper-Saline Leachate

Due to their hyper-saline chemistries, leachates and process waters from mining and industry pose long-term threats to Australian groundwater. This project aims to develop effective, inexpensive and robust nanotechnologically based hydraulic barriers capable of retaining optimal attenuation performance to hyper-saline waters, and contaminants they may carry. Innovative features include green sourcing and synthesis of materials and in situ synthesis and polymerisation options. The multidisciplinary approach brings together experts in geotechnical engineering, organic and inorganic chemistry and spectroscopy to maximise the probability of successful outcomes.

Seismology for Block Caving Management - Collab, Apa

Development of Active Containment Barriers for Contaminated Land Remediation and Waste Containment -apa

Development of Efficient and Effective Ground Improvement Techniques - Apai

Settlement of municipal solid waste

Hydraulic durability of geosynthetic clay liners in steep slope sealing systems for landfills constructed in former quarries

Old quarries are increasingly used for the construction of landfills. The engineering challenge in constructing such landfills includes developing an appropriate lining system for the often steep sided quarry walls. The use of GCLs as part of the lining system can be a viable and a cost effective solution. However, this solution suffers from the lack of meaningful data on their hydraulic durability in this particular situation. This proposal presents an original approach to investigate this durability under operating conditions typically encountered in steep sided quarries. This work is expected to provide benefits to waste containment efforts at national and international level.

Development of technical parameters for long-term containment facility performance requirements

Prediction and controlling of pipe failures in buried water and gas pipe systems

Australian buried water and gas pipe networks extend over hundred thousand kilometers. As these pipe systems age, pipe failures have also increased, leading to wastage of valuable commodity and increasing social and economic costs to the community. Effective pipe asset management tools are urgently needed to maintain reliable and safe supply of these essential services. There is clear evidence that pipe failures are significantly related to soil behavior influenced by seasonal climatic conditions. The current asset management models do not adequately consider these issues. This project will develop methodologies for predicting and controlling the failure of buried water and gas pipes for effective pipe asset management.

Gas Advective and Diffusive Flux Through Geosynthetic Clay Liners and Composite Caps

Advanced Testing Facility for Geological Sequestration of Greenhouse Gases

A facility for the analysis of geological materials and their geo-thermal-mechanical interactions with complex fluids (such as carbon dioxide CO2, water, methane) is required to support a large number of research projects in high priority areas including geological sequestration of greenhouse gases and oil/gas recovery at three different leading Universities. The unique features of the proposed facility are that it is capable of analysis large samples, under multiple forms of loading and over a range of high pressures and temperatures. This will enable us to do proper design, management, and optimization of subsurface CO2 sequestration operations for safe storage of CO2 in geological formations.

Development of a New Concept for Waste Containment: the Stabilised Sand Mining Tailings Barrier - Apa(i)

486 Pentium Computer

Prefabricated vertical drains enhanced soil vapour extraction system for in-situ remediation of contaminated soils

Active Containment Barrier Systems Incorporating Organo-modified Clays for Environmental Remediation and Waste Containment Application

Dubai Waterfront and Tall Tower Project

To Attend the International Symposium on Physical Modelling and Testing in Environmental Geotechnics, La Baule, France

hermal heated water circulating bath

Experimental and theoretical analysis of gas leakage rate through composite landfill covers due to geomembrane defects

Engineered composite barrier layers comprising geosynthetic clay liners and geomembranes are extensively used in cover systems to control egress of gas and minimise ingress of water into landfills. Field experience indicates that gas migration can occur through defects in the geomembrane and potentially causes serious environmental and health risk problems. The chief aim of this project is to develop a new method for analyzing the gas leakage rate through composite barriers. This development will facilitate the use of advanced methods of analysis by practicing engineers, thereby leading to improved engineering design and better protection of human health and the environment.

Hydro-mechanical interactions in coal geo-sequestration of carbon dioxide

Geo-sequestration of carbon dioxide (CO2) is considered the most promising technology to reduce atmospheric release of CO2. The storage of CO2 in deep unmineable coal deposits has many advantages that include: a high storage capacity, high permeability, and the release of methane, a valuable resource. However, there is considerable uncertainty regarding the impact of CO2 on the mechanical properties of the coal. This project aims to reduce these uncertainties by experimental investigations of the transport of CO2 through coal, and the effects this has on the mechanical properties. The data will be used to develop new coupled numerical models that will be used to investigate the procedures required for successful sequestration.

Influence of scale effect on the strength of rock mass for the better prediction of slope stability in large open-cut mines

The research project will concentrate primarily on understanding the mechanisms of slope failure in large and deep open cut mines with the goal of developing improved assessment criteria for designing rock slopes. Mechanisms governing shape, location and propagation of slope failure surfaces are highly dependent on in situ and induced stresses, strength of rock mass, and induced pore water pressure. Accurate determination of rock mass strength and their use in slope stability analysis will enable mining engineers to develop improved slope design methodologies which will enable them to enhance the safety of the mine workers and to reduce lost time and increase the production.

Investigation into the effective use of carbon fibre tendons for low, medium and high capcity anchorage systems

Impact of leachate drainage and management of underground water on gas production at the Springvale landfill site

Books

McCartney, J.S., Krarti, M., Kwag, B.C., Bouazza, A., Singh, R.M. and Faizal, M. (2015). Thermoactive Foundations for Sustainable Buildings. American Society of Mechanical EngineersMomentum Press LLC.

Bouazza, A., Yuen, S.T.S & Brown, B. (2014). Proceedings 7th International Congress on Environmental Geotechnics, Melbourne, Australia, Engineers Australia

Bouazza, A. & Bowders, J.J. (2010). Geosynthetic Clay Liners in Waste Containment Facilities. CRC Press/Balkema. P.254.

Bouazza, A.(2000). Proceedings International Symposium on Geosynthetics, Geosynthetics in Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, Melbourne.

Bouazza, A., Kodikara, J. & Parker, R. (1997).Proceedings 1st ANZ Conf. Environmental Geotechnics, Geo environment 97, 566p.

Journal Special Issues

Bouazza, A. (2012). Geotechncial Engineering Journal Special Issue on Geosynthetics in waste containments, Vol. 43, No3

Bouazza, A & Zornberg, J. (2010). Geosynthetics International Special issue on Unsaturated behaviour of Geosynthetics.

Bouazza, A. (2010) Geotextiles & Geomembranes Special issue on Geosynthetics in Mining Applications, Elsevier.

Bouazza, A. (2008). Geosynthetics International, Special issue on Geosynthetics in soil and water remediation works, Vol. 15, No3, Thomas Telford.

Bouazza, A. (2000). Geotextiles & Geomembranes, Special issue on Geosynthetic Clay Liners, Vol.18, Nos 24, Elsevier.

Book Chapters

Bouazza, A. & Heerten, G. (2012). Geosynthetic Applicationssustainability aspects. Handbook of Geosynthetic Engineering. Shukla (ed.), ICE UK, Chap. 18, pp. 387396.

Bouazza, A., Delage, P. Wojnarowicz, M. (2010). The nature and survey of soil pollution. Environmental Geomechanics. Schrefler, B. & Delage, P. (eds.), iSTE/Wiley, pp. 333360.

Bouazza, A., Wojnarowicz, M. & Manassero, M. (2010). Methods of soil environmental remediation Environmental Geomechanics. Schrefler, B. & Delage, P. (eds.), iSTE/Wiley, pp. 419457.

Bouazza, A., Wojnarowicz, M. & Manassero, M. (2010). Liners for waste containment facilities. Environmental Geomechanics. Schrefler, B. & Delage, P. (eds.), iSTE/Wiley, pp. 459507.

Bouazza, A. (2010). Gas permeability of geosynthetic clay liners. Geosynthetic Clay Liners in Waste Containment Facilities. Bouazza, A, & Bowders, J.J. (eds), CRC Press, Chapter 7, pp.127142.

Bouazza, A. (2010). Oxygen diffusion of geosynthetic clay liners. Geosynthetic Clay Liners in Waste Containment Facilities. Bouazza, A, & Bowders, J.J. (eds), CRC Press, Chapter 11, pp. 213222.

Bouazza, A., Gates, W. & AbuelNaga, H. (2006). Factors impacting liquid and gas flow through geosynthetic clay liners. GeosyntheticsRecent Developments Commemorative Volume , Two decades of Geosynthetics in India, pp. 119146.

Bouazza, A., Delage, P. & Wojnarowicz, M. (2005). Nature et reconnaissance de la pollution des sols. Geomecanique Environnementale Sols Pollues et Dechets. Delage, P & Schrefler, B. (eds.), Hermes Science Publications, Chapter 1, pp.1749.

Bouazza, A., Wojnarowicz & Manassero, M. (2005). Methodes de Depollution. Geomecanique Environnementale Sols Pollues et Dechets. Delage, P & Schrefler, B. (eds.), Hermes Science Publications, Chapter 5, pp.137177.

Manassero, M. & Bouazza, A. (2005). Barrieres de confinement des centres de stockage des dechets. Geomecanique Environnementale Sols Pollues et Dechets. Delage, P & Schrefler, B. (eds.), Hermes Science Publications, Chapter 7, pp.195246.

Journals

Singh, R.M., Bouazza, A. and Wang, B (2015). Nearfield ground thermal response to heating of a geothermal energy pile: Observations from a field test Soils and Foundations (in press) Rouf, M. A.,Bouazza, A., Singh, R. M., Gates, W. P. and Rowe, R. K.(2015). Water vapour adsorption and desorption in GCLs. Geosynthetics International (in press, [http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/jgein.15.00034])

AbuelNaga, H. and Bouazza, A (2015). Electrical resistance method for assessing spatial variation of water content in geosynthetics clay liners at laboratory scale. Geotextiles and Geomembranes (in press, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.geotexmem.2015.07.002).

Acikel, A.,Singh, R.M., Bouazza, A., Gates,W.P. and Rowe, R.K. (2015). Applicability and accuracy of the initially dry and initially wet contact filter paper tests for matric suction measurement of geosynthetic clay liners. Geotechnique, 65(9),pp.780787.

BarryMacaulay, D., Bouazza, A., Wang, B, and Singh, R.M. (2015). Evaluation of soil thermal conductivity models. Canadian Geotechnical Journal (in press, doi:10:1139/CGJ20140518

Wang, B., Bouazza, A., Singh, R.M., Haberfield, C., BarryMacaulay, D. and Baycan, S. (2015). Posttemperature effects on shaft capacity of a full scale geothermal energy pile. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 141 (4), 040141251, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)GT.19435606.0001266

Yu, K.L., Singh, R.M., Bouazza, A. and Bui, H.H. (2015). Determining soil thermal conductivity through numerical simulation of a heating test on a heat exchanger pile. Journal of Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, Special Issue: Thermohydromechanical behavior of soils and energy geostructures, 33 (2), pp.239252.

Liu, Y., Bouazza, A., Gates, W.P. and Rowe, R.K. (2015). Hydraulic performance of geosynthetic clay liners to sulfuric acid solutions. Geotextiles and Geomembranes, 43 (1),pp. 1423.

Rouf, M. A., Singh, R. M., Bouazza, A., Rowe, R. K.& Gates, W. P. (2014). Gas permeability of partially hydrated geosynthetic clay liner under two stress conditions, Environmental Geotechnics. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/envgeo.14.00009)

Olgun C.G., McCartney, J.S., Loveridge,F. A., Bowers,G. A., Coccia, C. J., Bouazza, A., Soga, K., Spitler, J.D., Nicholson,D. and Sutman, M. (2014). Building codes, green certification and implementation issues, market challenges. DFI (Deep Foundations Institute) Journal, 8 (2), pp. 8492.

Bouazza, A., Singh, R.M., Rowe, R.K.& Gassner, F., (2014). Heat and moisture migration in a geomembraneGCL composite liner subjected to high temperatures and low vertical stresses. Geotextiles and Geomembranes, 42 (5),pp.555563

Bouazza, A. (2014). A simple method to assess the wettability of nonwoven geotextiles. Geotextiles and Geomembranes, 42(4), pp.417419.

BarryMacaulay, D., Bouazza, A., Singh, R.M. & Wang, B. (2014). Thermal properties of some Melbourne soils and rocks. Australian Geomechanics Journal, 49 (2), pp.3144.

AbuelNaga, H. & Bouazza, A. (2014). Numerical experimentartificial intelligence approach to develop empirical equations for predicting leakage rates through GM/GCL composite liners. Geotextiles and Geomembranes, 42(3), pp.236245.

Bouazza, A. & Gates, W.P. (2014). Overview of performance compatibility issues of GCLs with respect to leachates of extreme chemistry. Geosynthetics International 21(2), pp.151167.

Bui, H.H., Kodikara, J.K., Bouazza, A., Haque, A. & Ranjith, P.G. (2014). A novel computational approach for large deformation and postfailure analyses of segmental retaining wall systems. International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, 38 (13),pp. 13211340.

Liu Y., Gates W. P., Bouazza A. & R.K. Rowe (2014). Fluid loss as a quick method to evaluate the hydraulic conductivity of geosynthetic clay liners under acidic conditions. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 51 (2), pp.158163

BarryMacaulay, D., Bouazza, A., Singh, R.M., Wang, B.& Ranjith, P.G. (2013). Thermal conductivity of soils and rocks from the Melbourne (Australia) region. Engineering Geology, 164, pp. 131138.

Bouazza, A., Zornberg, J., McCartney, J. & Singh M.R. (2013). Unsaturated geotechnics applied to geoenvironmental engineering problems involving geosynthetics. Engineering Geology 165, pp. 143153.

Singh, R.M. & Bouazza, A. (2013). Thermal conductivity of geosynthetics. Geotextiles and Geomembranes, 39, pp. 18.

AbuelNaga, H.M., Bouazza, A. & Gates, W.P. (2013). Impact of bentonite form on the thermal evolution of the hydraulic conductivity of geosynthetic clay liners.Geotechnique Letters, Vol. 3, pp.2630.

AbuelNaga, H.M. & Bouazza, A. (2013). Thermomechanical behaviour of geosynthetic clay liners. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering 139(4), pp. 539547

Perera, M.S.A., Ranjith, P.G., Choi, S.K. & Bouazza, A. (2013). A parametric study of coal mass and cap rock behaviour and carbon dioxide flow during and after carbon dioxide injection. Fuel 106 , pp. 129138.

Liu, Y., Gates, W.P. & Bouazza, A. (2013). Acid induced degradation of the bentonite component used in geosynthetic clay liners. Geotextiles and Geomembranes 36 , pp. 7180

AbuelNaga, H. & Bouazza, A. (2012). Numerical assessment of equivalent diameter equations for prefabricated vertical drains. Canadian Geotechnical Journal 49 (12) , pp. 14271433

AbuelNaga, H.M., Bouazza, A, Lalot, E. (2012). On measuring the hydraulic transmissivity of the geotextile cover of geosynthetic clay liners. Geosynthetics International, vol.19, No4, pp.319323.

Viswanadham,B.V.S., Rajesh, S. & Bouazza, A. (2012).Effect of differential settlements on the sealing efficiency of GCLs compared to CCLs: Centrifuge Study. Geotechnical Engineering Journal, Vol.43, No3, pp. 5561

Liu,Y., Gates, W.P. & Bouazza, A.(2012).Improvement on the Performance of Geosynthetic Clay Liners Using Polymer Modified Bentonite, Vol.43, No3, pp.4345

Ip, C., Haque, A. & Bouazza, A. (2012). Influence of cyclic stress pulse shapes on filtration behaviour of railway subballast. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering,Vol. 138, No. 2, pp. 230235

AbuelNaga, H. & Bouazza, A. (2011). Effect of temperature and thermal gradient on thermocouple psychrometer measurements. Geotechnique vol. 61, No10, pp.875885.

Bouazza, A., Nahlawi, H. & Aylward, M. (2011). Insitu temperature monitoring in an organic waste landfill cell. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering Vol.137, No12, pp.12861289.

Bouazza, A., Singh, R.M., Wang, B., BarryMacaulay, D., Haberfield, C., Chapman, G., Baycan, S. & Carden, Y. (2011). Harnessing on site renewable energy through pile foundations. Australian Geomechanics, vol.46, No4, pp.7990.

AbuelNaga, H.M., Bouazza, A. & Holtrigter, M. (2011). On use of dynamic probing in sandy soils. Journal of Lowland Technology International, Vo. 12, No2, pp.4151.

Perera, M.S.A., Ranjith, P.G., Choi, S.K., Bouazza, A., Kodikara, J. & Airey, D. (2011). 1 A review of coal properties pertinent to carbon dioxide sequestration in coal seams: With special reference to Victorian brown coals Environmental Earth Sciences , Vol.64, No 1, pp.223235

Gniel, J & Bouazza, A. (2010). Construction of geogrid encased stone columns: a new proposal based on laboratory testing. Geotextiles and Geomembrane, Vol. 28, No1, pp. 108118.

Hornsey, W.P., Scheirs, J., Gates, W.P. & Bouazza, A. (2010). The impact of mining solutions/liquors on geosynthetics. Geotextiles and Geomembrane, Vol. 28, No2, pp.191198.

Gates, W.P. & Bouazza, A. (2010). Bentonite transformations in strongly alkaline solutions. Geotextiles and Geomembranes Vol. 28, No2, pp.219225.

Stanley,B.,Singh,G.J., Haque, A., Ranjith, P.G. & Bouazza, A. (2010). Lime optimisation in limeslag treated soft Coode island silt in Melbourne. Australian Geomechanics, Vol.45, No1, pp. 6575.

AbuelNaga, H. & Bouazza, A. (2010). A novel laboratory techniques to determine the water retention curve of geosynthetic clay liners. Geosynthetics International, Volume 17, Issue 5, 2010, Pages 313322.

Jeon H. Y & Bouazza, A. (2010). Experimental investigation of installation damage for geogrids. Ground Improvement, Volume 163, Issue 4, Pages 197205.

Zornberg, J.G., Bouazza, A., & McCartney, J.S. (2010). Geosynthetic capillary barriers: Current state of knowledge. Geosynthetics International, Volume 17, Issue 5, Pages 273300

DeMoel,M., Bach, P., Bouazza, A., Singh, R.M. & Sun, O. (2010). Technological advances & applications of geothermal energy pile foundations and their feasibility in Australia. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Volume 14, Issue 9, Pages 26832696

AbuelNaga, H.M., Bergado, D.T. & Bouazza, A. (2009). Laboratory and field thermal conductivity of a saturated clay. Engineering Geology, vol.105, No 34,pp211219.

Arulrajah, A, Abdullah, A., Bo, M.W., Bouazza, A. (2009). Ground improvement techniques for railway embankments. Ground Improvement Vol. 162, No.1, pp.314

Bouazza, A. Gates, W.P., Ranjith. P.G. (2009). Hydraulic conductivity of biopolymer treated silty sand. Geotechnique, Vol.50, No1, pp.7172.

Bouazza, A., Haque, A., Wang, M.D. (2009). Assessment of some hydraulic properties of slime slurries from sand mining pits. Journal of Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, Vol 27, No1, pp.115121.

Gates, W.P., Bouazza, A. Churchmann, J. (2009). Bentonite clay keeping pollutants at bay. Elements, Vol.5, No2, pp. 105110.

AbuelNaga, H.M., Bergado, D.T. & Bouazza, A. (2009). Thermomechanical model for saturated clays. Geotechnique, Vol. 59, No3, pp. 273278.

AbuelNaga, H.M. & Bouazza, A. (2009). Equivalent diameter of prefabricated vertical drains. Geotextiles and Geomembranes, Vol.27, No3, pp.227231.

Gniel, J., Bouazza, A. (2009). Improv537hvement of soft soils using geogrid encased stone columns. Geotextiles and Geomembranes Vol.27, No3, pp.167175.

AbuelNaga, H. Bouazza, A. (2009). Numerical modelling of gas advective flow through GM/GCL composite liner with a circular defect in the geomembrane. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, Vol.35, No11, pp.16611671.

Gniel, J., Bouazza, A. (2009). Predicted site behaviour of geogrid encased stone columns. Australian Geomechanics, Vol.44, No2, pp.1116

Sentry, M., Bouazza, A. AlMahaidi, R., Loidl, D., Bluff, C. Carrigan, L. (2009). Use of carbon fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP) as an alternative material in permanent ground anchors. Australian Geomechanics, Vol.44, No3, pp. 4756.

Jeon H.Y., Kim, S.H., Youk, J.H., Bouazza, A. (2008). Effects of surface modification on performance of nonwoven geotextiles. Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, Vol. 484, pp. 561572.

Kamruzzaman, Haque, A. & Bouazza, A. (2008). Filtration behaviour of cohesionless soils under cyclic loads. Geotechnique, Vol. 58,No6, pp.517522.

AbuelNaga, H., Bouazza, A. Bowders, J., Collazos, O. (2008). Numerical evaluation of prefabricated vertical drain enhanced soil vapour extraction system. Geosynthetics International , Vol. 15, No3,pp.216223.

Jeon, H.Y., Bouazza, A., Kim, Y. (2008). Antioxidant depletion from HDPE geomembranes upon exposure to acidic and alkaline solutions. Polymer Testing, Vol.27, pp.434440.

Bouazza, A., Vangpaisal, T, AbuelNaga, H.M. & Kodikara, J. (2008). Analytical modelling of gas leakage rate through a geosynthetic clay linergeomembrane composite liner due to a circular defect in the geomembrane. Geotextiles and Geomembranes, Vol. 26, No.2, pp.109204.

AbuelNaga, H.M., Bergado, D.T., Bouazza, A. (2008). Thermal conductivity of soft Bangkok clay: experimental results and modeling. International Journal of Geomechanics, Vol. 8, No2, pp.114122.

Bouazza, A., Rahman, F. (2007). Oxygen diffusion through partially hydrated geosynthetic clay liners. Geotechnique, Vol.57, No9, pp.767772.

AbuelNaga, H.M., Bergado, D.T., Bouazza, A. & Ramana, G.V. (2007). Volume change behaviour of saturated clays under drained heating conditions: experimental results and constitutive modelling. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, Vol.44, pp. 942956.

Jeon, H.J & Bouazza, A. (2007). Strength properties of plasma treated non woven geotextiles. Geosynthetics International, Vol. 14, No4, pp. 244247.

Bouazza, A., Vangpaisal, T. (2007). Gas permeability of GCLs: Effect of poor distribution of needle punched fibres. Geosynthetics International, Vol. 14, No4, pp. 248252.

Richards, S., Bouazza, A. (2007). Phenol sorption in organomodified basaltic clay and bentonite. Applied Clay Science, Vol. 37, No12, pp.133142.

Richards, S., Bouazza, A. (2007). Determination of particle density using water and gas pycnometry. Geotechnique, Vol. 57, No 4, pp.403406.

Nahlawi, H., Bouazza, A., Kodikara, J. (2007). Characterisation of geotextiles water retention using a modified capillary pressure cell. Geotextiles and Geomembranes, Vol.25, No 3, pp.186193.

Bouazza, A. & Vangpaisal, T. (2007). Gas transmissivity at the interface of a partially hydrated geosynthetic clay linergeomembrane composite liner. Geosynthetics International Vol.14, No5, pp.316319.

Bouazza, A., Jefferis, S., Vangpaisal, T. (2007). Analysis of degree of ion exchange on atterberg limits and swelling of geosynthetic clay liners. Geotextiles and Geomembranes, Vol.25, No 3, pp.170185.

Haque, A., Kabir, E., Bouazza, A. (2007). Cyclic filtration apparatus for testing subballast under rail track. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, Vol. 133, No.3, pp.338341.

AbuelNaga, H.M., Bergado, D.T., Bouazza, A. (2007). Thermally induced volume change and excess pore water pressure of soft Bangkok Clay. Engineering Geology, Vol.89, No (12), pp.144154.

Bouazza, A., Vangpaisal, T, Jefferis, S. (2006). Effects of wetdry cycles and cation exchange on gas permeability of geosynthetic clay liners. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, Vol.132, No8, pp.10111018.

Bouazza, A., Avalle, D. (2006). Verification of the effect of rolling compaction using a constant surface wave system. Australian Geomechanics Journal, Vol. 41, No2, pp.101108.

Bouazza, A., Haque, A., Kwan, P.S., Chapman, G. (2006). Strength improvement of Coode island silt by the soil mixing method. Australian Geomechanics, Vol. 41, No3, pp. 101106.

Bouazza, A., Zornberg, J., McCartney, J., Nahlawi, H. (2006). Significance of unsaturated behaviour of geotextiles in earthen structures. Australian Geomechanics, Vol. 41, No3, pp. 133142.

Bouazza, A, Freund, M., Nahlawi, H. (2006). Water retention of nonwoven polyester geotextiles. Polymer Testing Vol. 25,No8, pp.10381043.

Bouazza, A. & Vangpaisal, T. (2006). Laboratory investigation of gas leakage rate through a GM/GCL composite liner due to a circular defect in the geomembrane. Geotextiles & Geomembranes, Vol. 24, No2,pp.110115

Neupane, D., Bowders, J.J., Loehr, J.E., Bouazza, A. & Trautwein, S.T. (2005). Sealed double ring infiltrometers for estimating very low hydraulic conductivity. Geotechnical Testing Journal, ASTM, Vol.28, No3, pp.247252.

Vangpaisal, T. & Bouazza, A. (2004). Gas permeability of partially hydrated geosynthetic clay liners. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 130, No1, pp.93102.

Bouazza, A.& Vangpaisal, T . 5372010hv(2004). Effect of straining on gas advective flow of a needle punched GCL. Geosynthetics International, Vol. 11, No4, p.287295.

Kodikara, J.K., Nahlawi, N. & Bouazza, A. (2004). Modelling of curling in dessicating clay. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, Vol. 41, pp. 560566.

Lee, K.Y., Kodikara, J.K. and Bouazza, A. (2004). Modelling and Laboratory assessment of capillary rise in stabilised pavement materials, Transportation Research Record, 1868, pp. 313

Bouazza, A.(2004). Effect of wetting on gas transmissivity of a non woven geotextile. Geotextiles & Geomembranes, Vol.22, No6, pp.531541.

Bouazza, A. & Vangpaisal, T. (2003). An apparatus to measure gas permeability of geosynthetic clay liners. Geotextile & Geomembranes, Vol. 21, No2, pp. 85101.

Collazos OM, Bowders JJ and Bouazza A (2003). Laboratory Evaluation of Prefabricated Vertical Drains for Use in Soil Vapor Extraction Systems. Journal of Ground Improvement, Vol. 7, No3, pp.103110.

Bowders JJ, Loehr JE, Neupane, D, and Bouazza A (2003). Construction Quality Control for Asphalt Concrete Hydraulic Barriers. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 129, No3, pp.219223.

Bouazza, A., Wojnarowicz, M. (2003). Stability assessment of an old domestic waste slope in Warsaw old town. Studia Geotechnica et Mechanica, Vol. XXV, No12, pp.183191.

Bouazza, A. (2002). Geosynthetic clay liners. Geotextiles & Geomembranes, Vol. 20. No1, pp.317.

Collazos OM, Bowders J,J. and Bouazza A (2002). Prefabricated Vertical Drains for use in Soil Vapor Extraction Applications. Transportation Research Record No1786, pp. 104111.

Rahman, A., Regan, S., Bouazza, A. (2002). Effectiveness of peat land in retaining contaminants from landfill leachate. Journal of the Institution of Engineers (India), Env. Eng. Div., Vol. 83, No1, pp.2024.

Bouazza, A. & Wojnarowicz, M. (2002). Geotechnical Properties of municipal solid waste and their implications on slope stability analysis of waste piles. Studia Geotechnica et Mechanica, Vol. XXIII, No34, 112.

Rahman, F., Kodikara, J.K. & Bouazza, A. (2001). Compatibility of some compacted Victorian soils with organic chemicals and waste leachates. Australian Geomechanics Journal. Vol. 36, No4, pp. 4358.

Bouazza, A., Bowders, J.J. & Gassner, F. Geosynthetics in Waste ContainmentLandfills. Australian Geomechanics Journal, vol 36, No1, pp.6375.

Didier, G., Bouazza, A., Cazaux, D. (2000). Gas permeability of geosynthetic clay liners. Geotextiles & Geomembranes, vol.18, No2, pp.235250.

Bouazza, A. & Ghili, T. (1999). Study of the residual characteristics of soils from the unstable site of Bouchegouf. Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment, vol. 57, No3, pp. 295300. (in French).

Bouazza, A, Van Impe, W.F. (1998). Large shear tests on compacted bales of municipal solid wastes. Soils & Foundations, Vol. 38, N03, pp.199200.

Bouazza, A, Van Impe, W.F.(1998). Liner design for waste disposal sites. Environmental Geology, Int. Journal of Geosciences, Vol. 38, No 1, pp. 4154.

Bouazza, A. & Van Impe, W.F. (1997). Ground modification methods applied to Municipal Solid Waste landfills. Australian Geomechanics Journal, June, pp.7383.

Van Impe, W.F. & Bouazza, A. (1996). Les barrires d’tancheit dans les dcharges : developpements rcents. French Geotechnical Journal, n74, pp.318. (In French).

Bouazza, A. & Van Impe, W.F. (1996). Regulatory aspects of landfill liner design in some countries. Australian Geomechanics Journal, No 29, pp.4659.

Bouazza, A., Van Impe, W.F. & Hageman, W. (1996). Some mechanical properties of reconstituted Boom clay. Journal of Geotechnical and Geological Engineering. Vol. 14, pp. 341352.

Van Impe, W.F., Bouazza, A. (1996).Densification of waste fills by dynamic compaction. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, vol.33, No 6, pp.879887.

Bouazza, A., Wei, M.J. & Finlay, T.W. (1995). Polypropylene strap reinforcement in compacted coal mining wastes. Waste Management and Research, vol.13, n5, pp.425433.

Bouazza, A. & DjaferKhodja, S. (1994). Friction characteristics between nonwoven fabric and peat. Geotextiles and Geomembranes, vol. 13, n12, pp. 807812.

Little, J.A., Muir Wood, D., Paul, M.A. & Bouazza, (1992). A. Some laboratory measurements of permeability of Bothkennar clay in relation to soil fabric. Geotechnique, Vol.42, N2, pp. 355362.

Awoleye, O.A., Bouazza, A. & Rama Rao, R. (1990). Time effects on unconfined compressive strength and sensitivity of clay. Engineering Geology, Vol. 31, pp. 345351.

Bouazza, A. & Finlay, T.W. (1989). Uplift capacity of plate anchors buried in twolayered sand. Geotechnique, vol. 40, N2, pp. 293297.

Keynote and Invited Lectures

Bouazza, A., Gates, W.P. & Scheirs, J. (2013). Geosynthetics in mining applications: What have we learned. 2nd African Regional Conference on Geosynthetics, Accra, Ghana, Nov.

Bouazza, A. (2013). Environmental Geotechnics report. Proceedings 18th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Paris, France, pp. 29912996.

Bouazza, A., Wang, B., Singh, R.M. (2013). Soil effective thermal conductivity from energy thermal piles. Proceedings International Conference on Coupled Phenomena in Environmental Geotechnics, Turin, Italy, pp. 211219.

Bouazza, A & Chen, Y. (2012). Geomembranes in mining works. 5th Asian Regional Conference on Geosynthetics, Bangkok, Thailand.

Bouazza, A. (2012). Selected case studies of ground improvment works in Australia. International Symposium on Ground Improvement, Vienna, Austria

Bouazza, A., (2010). Geosynthetics in mining applications. Proceedings 6th International Congress on Environmental Geotechnics, New Delhi, India, Vol.1, pp.221259.

Fourie, A. B., Bouazza, A., Lupo, J.& Abrao, P. (2010). Improving the performance of mining infrastructure through the judicious use of geosynthetics. Proceedings 9th International Geosynthetics Conference, May, Guaruja, Brazil, Vol.1, pp.193219

Bouazza, A. & Gates, W.P. (2010). On the compatibility of GCLs to leachates of extreme chemistry. Proceedings 9th International Geosynthetics Conference, May, Guaruja, Brazil,Vol.1, 345357.

Zornberg, J., Bouazza, A.& J.S.McCartney (2009). Geosynthetic Capillary Barriers: Principles and Applications. Proceedings 1st African Geosynthetics Conference, Cape Town, South Africa(CDRom).

Bouazza, A. & Gourc, J.P. (2009). Overview of geosynthetics applications in Northern Africa through case histories. Proceedings 1st African Geosynthetics Conference, Cape Town, South Africa (CDRom).

Bouazza, A. (2007). Geotechnical engineering and geosynthetics solutions to the redevelopment of former landfills and extension of existing landfills.Proceedings 21st Geotechnical Conference de Torino, Turin, Italy, Nov.

Bouazza, A. (2007). Recent advances in GCL research and relevance to landfill liner design. Proceedings International Landfill Symposium, Landfills07, Johannesburg, South Africa, Sept.

Jeon, H.Y. & Bouazza, A. (2006). Installation damage of geogrids by filled materials and test conditions. Proceedings International Conference on Geotechnical Engineering, Singapore, pp. 2736.

Bouazza, A. (2005). Some critical aspects affecting the hydraulic/gas performance of geosynthetic clay liners. Proceedings International Symposium on Geosynthetics Applications for Ground Reinforcement Improvement, Busan, Korea, pp.120.

Bouazza, A., & Gassner, F. (2005). Geosynthetics reinforcement in landfill designs: Australasian perspective. Advances in Soil Reinforcement Applications: International Perspectives. Geotechnical special Publication No 141, ASCE, CDRom

Bouazza, A., Zornberg, J. & Adam, D. (2002). Geosynthetics in waste containments: recent advances. Proceedings 7th International Conference on Geosynthetics, Nice, France, vol. 2, pp. 445507.

Bouazza, A. Kavazanjian, E. Jr. (2001). Construction on former landfills. Proceedings 2nd ANZ Conference on Environmental Geotechnics. Newcastle, Nov. pp. 467482

Manassero, M., Benson, C. & Bouazza, A. (2000). Solid waste containment systems. Proceedings Int. Conf. On Geological & Geotechnical Eng., Geoeng.2000, Melbourne, vol.1, pp.520642.

Rowe, R.K., & Bouazza, A. (2000). Geosynthetics in landfills and leakage through composite liners. Proceedings Int. Symp. On Geosynthetics, Melbourne, pp.111127.

Manassero, M. Parker, R., Pasqualini, E., Szabo, I., Almeida, M.S.S., Bouazza, A., Daniel, D.E. & Rowe, R.K. (1998). Controlled landfill design (Geotechnical aspects). Proceedings 3rd Int. Congress on Environmental Geotechnics, Lisbon, Portugal, vol.3, pp.10011038.

Bouazza, A. & Parker, R. (1997). Applications of containment technologies for contamination remediation/control: status & experiences. Proceedings Int. Conf. Containment Technology, StPetersburg, USA, pp. 3342.

Manassero, M., Van Impe, W.F. & Bouazza, A. (1996). Waste disposal and containment. Proceedings 2nd Int. Congress on Environmental Geotechnics, Osaka, Japan, vol. 3, pp. 193242. *

Van Impe, W. & Bouazza, A. (1995). General comments on liner design for waste disposal sites. Proceedings 10 th DanubeEuropean Conf. on Soil Mechanics & Fdns Engineering, Mamaia, Romania, vol. 4, pp. 9831000.

Van Impe, W. & Bouazza, A. (1995). Liner design for waste disposal sites. Proceedings 3rd Lusitano Conference on Environmental Geotechnics, Lisbon.

Editorial

Editorial Board Member, Geotextiles and Geomembranes.

Editorial Board Member, Geosynthetics International.

Editorial Board Member, Journal of Lowland Technology.

Editorial Board Member, Journal of Geotechnical and Geological Engineering.

Editorial Board Member, Geosynthetics.

Editorial Board Member, Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, SEAGS

Editorial Board Member,International Journal of Renewable Energy.

Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Geosynthetics and Ground Engineering (Springer)

Advisory Board Member, Environmental Geotechnics

Associate Editor, Journal of Geo technical and Geo environmental Engineering, ASCE.

 

 

Current Funded Research Projects:

National Science Foundation Engineering Research Centre on Bio-mediated and Bio-inspired Geotechnics, Arizona State University, USA, (NSF, 2015-2020, Partner collaborator)

Bursting the bubble on landfills: Reducing their environmental footprint by mitigating landfill gas fugitive emissions through geosynthetics systems (ARC Discovery, 2015-2017, in collaboration with Queen’s Uni,Canada)

The effects of rigid inclusions stiffness on load distribution within geosynthetic reinforced piled embankments (Monash/industry funding, 2015-2018)

Gas sealing integrity of soil-cement-bentonite slurry cut-off walls (Golder Associates, 2014-2015)

Waste Containment Lining Systems for Antarctica: Ensuring their Performance Under Extreme Conditions (ARC Linkage, 2014-2018, in collaboration with Geofabrics Australasia, TRI Australia & Queen’s University, Canada)

An experimentally-validated thermo-hydro-mechanical theory for waste containment lining systems (ARC Discovery, 2013-2017, in collaboration with Uni Sydney and Queen’s Uni,Canada).

Rock mattress behaviour and performance of CMC supported geosynthetic reinforced embankments (Monash/industry funding, 2013-2016)

Remediation of petroleum contaminants in the Antarctic and subantarctic(Australia Antarctica Division, 2012-2017)

Turning pile foundations into sources of renewable energy: addressing remaining geotechnical challenges (ARC Linkage, 2012-2016, in collaboration with Vibropile, Golder Associates and Geoexchange Australia).

Current Partially Funded Research Projects

Design, construction and monitoring of experimental containment areas used for treatment of fuel contaminated soil at Australia’s Casey Station, Antarctica (Australia Antarctica Division, in collaboration with Queen’s University, Canada).

Hydro-Thermal behaviour of Geosynthetic Clay Liners in contact with high temperature brines.

Monitoring of temperature changes in geomembrane liners under landfill operating conditions.

Durability of geomembranes in mining applications
Numerical modelling of heat transfer in geothermal piles

Past Major Research Projects (2000 onwards)

Advanced nanocomposites for enhanced containment of hyper-saline leachate(ARC Discovery, 2010-2013)in collaboration with Queen’s University,Canada.

Assessment of the suitability of geosynthetic clay liners for containing metal contaminated material under freeze thaw and freezing conditions in Antarctica (Australia Antarctica Division,2013-2014)

Greenhouse gas transfers in landfill liner covers (ARC Discovery, 2011-2013).
Influence of scale effect on the strength of rock mass in slope stability of large open-cut mines (ARC Linkage, BHP Billiton, 2010-2013, Ranjith. PG. lead investigator).

Improved landfill barrier design for changing climates (ARC Linkage, Geofabrics Australasia Pty. Ltd, Queen’s University, Canada, 2010-2013)
Unsaturated behaviour of GCLs (2010-2012).

Behaviour of geosynthetic clay liners in low pH environments (mining applications), Chinese Council.

Geothermal Energy Piles (Sustainability Victoria, Vibropile Pty. Ltd., Golder Associates Pty. Ltd., MIRVAC, GenesisNow, 2009-2012).

Hydro-mechanical interaction in coal geosequestration of carbon dioxide (ARC Discovery, 2008-2010, Ranjith, P.G., lead investigator).

EPA Victoria BPEM, Geosynthetics Guidelines (EPA Victoria, 2010).
Geosynthetics in Civil Engineering (International Fibre Centre, TTNA,2009-2010).

Soil and geotextile filtration under cyclic loads (Dr. Haque, lead Investigator).
Prediction and controlling of pipe failures in buried water and gas pipe systems (ARC Linkage, J. Kodikara lead Investigator, 2005-2009).

Ground Anchors using CFRP (Geotechnical Engineering Pty. Ltd., 2006-2009).

Experimental and theoretical analysis of gas leakage rate through composite landfill covers due to geomembrane defects (ARC Discovery, 2005-2007).

Development of a new technique to improve very soft soils using geogrid wrapped stone columns (ARC Linkage, Keller Ground Engineering, Naue Gmbh, 2006-2008).

Unsaturated behaviour of geotextiles.

Advanced Multidimensional Imaging Analysis Platform (NHMRC, 2006).

Advanced facility for geological sequestration of greenhouse gases (ARC, 2006).

Settlement of MSW (ARC Linkage, Pioneer Australia, 2002-2004).

Hydraulic durability of GCLs (ARC Linkage, Geofabrics Australasia, 2002-2003).

Gas advective and diffusive flux through geosynthetic clay liners (ARC Discovery, 2001-2003).

Development of efficient and effective ground improvement techniques(ARC Linkage, Frankipile Pty. Ltd, 2001-2003).

 

Supervision

PHD

Louis King
The effects of rigid inclusions stiffness on load distribution within geosynthetic reinforced piled embankments

Aamir Mahawich
Soil biocementation

Mohammed Faizal
Thermal behaviour of energy piles

Daniel King
Rock mattress behaviour and performance of CMC supported reinforced embankments

Michael Von'steen
raft foundations

Bill Wang
Laboratory and field performance of geothermal energy piles.

Asli Acikel
Unsaturated hydraulic behaviour of GCLs

Ali Asgar
GCLs in coal seam gas extraction site ponds:numerical and experimental heat modelling

Andras Fehervari
Application of nanotechnology approaches to develop tailored clay-composite materials to contain hypersaline mining liquors (submitted)

Lu Zhang
Durability of geomembranes in extreme environments

Abdur Md. Rouf
GCL gas permeabilty and diffusion under suction control (submitted)

Shi Shi Shao
:A coupled thermo-hydro-mechanical (THM) behaviour of rocks related to geothermal industry (completed)

Nadeesha Ukwattage
Characterization and determination of soil carbon sequestration potential and soil amendment capacity (completed)

Masters

Bing Fang
Pile-soil interface behaviour under temperature cycles

Gary Yu
Thermal response of energy piles (submitted)

Teaching Commitments

  • CIV4248 - Geoengineering hazards & Environmental Geotechnics
  • CIV3248 - Groundwater and environmental geoengineering
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