• 420 Citations
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20042018
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Personal profile

Biography

Jonathan joined the University of Dundee as a Lecturer in 2006, following MEng and PhD degrees at the University of Cambridge. He is currently a Reader in Civil Engineering and Discipline Lead, having developed and previously led the University's MSc in Geotechnical Engineering for 8 years.

His expertise includes centrifuge and 1-g physical modelling of soil-structure interaction problems, numerical (Finite Element) simulation and analytical modelling. His research interests fall into three main areas:

   (i) Earthquake Engineering

   (ii) Biomediated Geotechnical Engineering (e.g. use of vegetation in Civil Engineering)

   (iii) Offshore Geotechnics, primarily anchoring systems for marine renewable energy

This research has been supported by funding from the UK Research Councils, the European Commission, and various overseas, charitable and industrial organisations to a total value of over £4.5M. He was awarded the British Geotechnical Association Medal in 2009 and the TK Hsieh Award for Civil Engineering Dynamics from the ICE/SECED in 2010. In 2017 he gave the 13th Géotechnique Lecture on Use of vegetation in low carbon geotechnical engineering.

He is Chairman of the Editorial Panel of the International Journal of Physical Modelling in Geotechnics (2014-2018) and has previously served on the Géotechnique Advisory Panel (2011-2013). He is an instructor on the Standard and Advanced courses in Computational Modelling in Geotechnics run annually in the UK by PLAXIS BV and is a UK National Representative on both Technical Committees TC104 (Physical Modelling) and TC203 (Earthquake Engineering) of the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE).


He is also the principal author of Craig's Soil Mechanics, 8th Edition and co-author of Design of Piles in Liquefiable Soils.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Cambridge

Master of Engineering, University of Cambridge

Keywords

  • TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Earthquake Engineeing
  • Soil Mechanics
  • Centrifuge modelling
  • Numerical modelling
  • Soil-structure interaction

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Research Output 2004 2018

A modified CPT based installation torque prediction for large screw piles in sand

Davidson, C., Al-Baghdadi, T., Brown, M., Brennan, A., Knappett, J., Augarde, C., Coombs, W., Wang, L., Richardson, D., Blake, A. & Ball, J. 13 Jun 2018 Cone Penetration Testing 2018: Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Cone Penetration Testing. Hicks, M. A., Pisanò, F. & Peuchen, J. (eds.). 1 ed. CRC Press, p. 255-261 7 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
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Piles
Cones
Sand
Torque
Centrifuges

Editorial

Knappett, J. Jan 2018 In : International Journal of Physical Modelling in Geotechnics. 18, 1, p. 1 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Evaluation of rocking and coupling rotational linear stiffness coefficients of adjacent foundations

Aldaikh, H., Alexander, N. A., Ibraim, E. & Knappett, J. A. 1 Jan 2018 In : International Journal of Geomechanics. 18, 1, p. 04017131-1-04017131-12 12 p., 04017131

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
stiffness
footing
half space
uncertainty
evaluation

In situ measurement of root-reinforcement using the corkscrew extraction method

Meijer, G., Bengough, A., Knappett, J., Loades, K. & Nicoll, B. C. 10 Jan 2018 In : Canadian Geotechnical Journal.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Reinforcement
Soils
Gravel
Ductility
Testing
2 Citations

In situ root identification through blade penetrometer testing – Part 1: interpretative models and laboratory testing

Meijer, G., Bengough, A., Knappett, J., Loades, K., Nicoll, B. C., Mukov, I. & Zhang, M. Apr 2018 In : Géotechnique. 68, 4, p. 303-319 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

penetrometer
Testing
Butadiene
Spatial distribution
in situ

Prizes

13th Geotechnique Lecturer

Jonathan Knappett (Recipient), 2017

Prize: National/international honour

geotechnical engineering
vegetation
carbon

Best paper award

Marianna Loli (Recipient), Jonathan Knappett (Recipient), Michael Brown (Recipient) & Ioannis Anastasopoulos (Recipient), 2014

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Modeling

British Geotechnical Association Medal, 2009

Jonathan Knappett (Recipient) & S. P. Gopal Madabhushi (Recipient), 2009

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

T K Hsieh Award 2010

Jonathan Knappett (Recipient) & S. P. Gopal Madabhushi (Recipient), 2010

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Civil engineering

Turner Prize for Centrifuge Modelling

Jonathan Knappett (Recipient), 2006

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

centrifugal model test

Activities 2006 2018

Use of vegetation in low-carbon geotechnical engineering.

Knappett, J. (Invited speaker)
6 Mar 2018

Activity: Invited talk

9th International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geoetchnics

Knappett, J. (Member of programme committee)
20172018

Activity: Participation in conference

Use of vegetation in low-carbon geotechnical engineering.

Knappett, J. (Invited speaker)
14 Nov 2017

Activity: Invited talk

7th International Symposium on Deformation Characteristics of Geomaterials

Knappett, J. (Member of programme committee)
20172019

Activity: Participation in conference

ISSMGE Technical Committee TC104 (External organisation)

Knappett, J. (Member)
2015 → …

Activity: Membership of committee

Thesis

Development of improved predictive tools for mechanical soil root interaction

Author: Duckett, N., 2014

Supervisor: Knappett, J. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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New methods for in situ measurement of mechanical root-reinforcement on slopes

Author: Meijer, G. J., 2016

Supervisor: Bengough, A. (Supervisor), Knappett, J. (Supervisor), Loades, K. W. (External person) (Supervisor) & Nicoll, B. C. (External person) (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

Screw piles as offshore foundations : Numerical and physical modelling

Author: Al-Baghdadi, T., 2018

Supervisor: Brown, M. (Supervisor) & Knappett, J. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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Seismic performance of pile-reinforced slopes

Author: Al-Defae, A. H. H., 2013

Supervisor: Knappett, J. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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Seismic performance of vegetated slopes

Author: Liang, T., 2015

Supervisor: Knappett, J. (Supervisor), Muir Wood, D. (Supervisor) & Bengough, A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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