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Refereed Journal Papers
Lee, C., Take, W.A., and Hoult, N.A. 2012. Optimum Accuracy of Two Dimensional Strain Measurements using Digital Image Correlation. ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering (in press). (NSERC, CFI)
Powell, J.S., Take, W.A., Siemens, G.A. and Remenda, V.H. 2012. Time dependent behaviour of the Bearpaw Shale in oedometric loading and unloading. Canadian Geotechnical Journal (in press). (NSERC, CFI)
Saiyar, M., Take, W.A., and Moore, I.D. 2011. Validation of boundary PIV measurements of soil-pipe interaction. International Journal of Physical Modelling in Geotechnics, 11(1): 23-32. doi: 10.1680/ijpmg.2011.11.1.23 (PDF)
Rowe, R.K., Bostwick, L.E., and Take, W.A. 2011. Effect of GCL Properties on Shrinkage when subjected to Wet-Dry Cycles. ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering. doi:10-1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0000522 (NSERC, OCE)(PDF)
Rayhani, M.T., Rowe, R.K., Brachman, R.W.I., Take, W.A., and Siemens, G. 2011. Factors Affecting GCL Hydration under Isothermal Conditions. Geotextiles and Geomembranes (Manuscript G&G2151 –accepted), doi:10.1016/j.geotexmem.2011.06.001 (NSERC, CFI, OCE) (PDF)
Beddoe, R.A., Take, W.A., and Rowe, R.K. 2011. Water Retention Behaviour of Geosynthetic Clay Liners. ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering. doi:10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0000526 (NSERC, CFI)(PDF)
Rowe, R.K., Rayhani, M.T., Take, W.A., Siemens, G., and Brachman, R.W.I. 2011. GCL hydration under simulated daily thermal cycles. Geosynthetics International. (Manuscript GI-591 – accepted), doi: 10.1680/gein.2011.18.4.196 (NSERC, CFI, OCE) (PDF)
Peters, S.B., Siemens, G.A., and Take, W.A. 2011. Characterisation of transparent soil for unsaturated applications. Geotechnical Testing Journal. (Manuscript accepted). (NSERC, CFI)
Take, W.A. and Bolton, M.D. 2011. Seasonal ratcheting and softening in clay slopes, leading to first-time failure. Geotechnique. doi: 10.1680/geot.9.P.125 (PDF)
Cruz, L., Malinski, J., Wilson, A., Take, W.A., and Hilley, G. 2010. Erosional control of the kinematics and geometry of fold-and-thrust belts imaged in a physical and numerical sandbox. Journal of Geophysical Research, 115, B09404, doi:10.1029/2010JB007472 (PDF)
Chappel, M.J., Brachman, R.W.I., Take, W.A., and Rowe, R.K. 2010. Large-scale quantification of wrinkles in a smooth, black, HDPE geomembrane. ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenv. Engineering (GTENG-1105 – accepted) (NSERC)
Beddoe, R.A., Take, W.A., and Rowe, R.K. 2010. Development of suction measurement techniques to quantify the water retention curve of GCLs. Geosynthetics International 17(5):301-312. doi:10.1680/gein.2010.17.5.301 (NSERC, OCE) (PDF)
Bostwick, L.E., Rowe, R.K., Take, W.A., and Brachman, R.W.I. 2010. Anisotropy and Directional Shrinkage of Geosynthetic Clay Liners. Geosynthetics International 17(3):157-170. doi:10.1680/gein.2010.17.3.157 (NSERC, OCE) (PDF)
Chehab, A.G., Moore, I.D., and Take, W.A. 2010. Uniaxial and multiaxial modeling of the time dependent behavior of high density polyethylene. Polymer Engineering & Science, (Manuscript PES-09-0292,) (NSERC)
Brachman, R.W.I, McLeod, H.A., Moore, I.D., and Take, W.A. 2010. Three-dimensional ground displacements from static pipe bursting in stiff clay. Canadian Geotechnical Journal 47:439-450, doi:10.1139/T09-118 (NSERC) (PDF) [R.M. Quigley Award & Casimir Gzowski Medal – Honourable Mention]
Bisby, L.A., and Take, W.A. 2009. Strain Localizations in FRP Confined Concrete: New Insights. Proceedings of the ICE. Structures and Buildings, 162(SB5):301-309,doi: 10.1680/stbu.2009.162.5.301 (CFI) (PDF)
Sevi, A.F., Ge, L., and Take, W.A. 2009. A Large-Scale Triaxial Apparatus for Prototype Railroad Ballast Testing. Geotechnical Testing Journal, Vol. 32(4):1-8, doi: 10.1520/GTJ102033 (CFI) (PDF)
Whalley, W.R, Lock, G., Jenkins, M., Peloe, T. Burek, K., Balendonck, J., Take, W.A., Tuzel, I.H., and Tuzel, Y. 2009. Measurement of low matric potentials with porous matrix sensors and water-filled tensiometers. Soil Science of America Journal. 73(6):1796-1803, doi: 10.2136/sssaj2008.0400 (PDF)
Cholewa, J.A., Brachman, R.W.I., Moore, I.D., and Take, W.A. 2009. Ground displacements from a large-scale pipe bursting experiment in well-graded sand. ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenv. Engineering. doi:10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0000117 (CFI) (PDF)
Marinho, F.A.M, Take, W.A., and Tarantino, A. 2008. Measurement of matric suction using tensiometric and axis translation techniques, Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, doi: 10.1007/s10706-008-9201-8, (PDF)
Cruz, L. Teyssier, C., Perg, L, Take, W.A., and Fayon, A. 2008. Deformation, exhumation, and topography of experimental doubly-sided orogenic wedges subjected to asymmetric erosion. Journal of Structural Geology 30 :98-115, doi: 10.1016/j.jsg.2007.10.003, (PDF)
Take, W. A., Chappel, M. J., Brachman, R. W. I. & Rowe, R. K. 2007. Quantifying geomembrane wrinkles using aerial photography and digital image processing. Geosynthetics International 14, No. 4, 219–227. doi: 10.1680/gein.2007.14.4.219 – BEST PAPER AWARD (NSERC) (PDF)
Bathurst, R.J, Keshavarz, A., Zarnani, S., and Take, W.A. 2007. A simple displacement model for response analysis of EPS geofoam seismic buffers. Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering 27: 344–353. doi: 10.1016/j.soildyn.2006.07.004 (NSERC) (PDF)
Thusyanthan, N.I., Take, W. A., Madabhushi, S.P.G. and Bolton, M. D. 2007. Crack initiation in clay observed in beam bending. Geotechnique 57, No. 7, 581–594, doi: 10.1680/geot.2007.57.7.581 (PDF)
Cheuk, C.Y, Take, W.A., Bolton, M.D, and Olivera, J.R.M.S. 2006. Soil restraint on buckling oil pipelines buried in lumpy clay fill. Engineering Structures. doi:10.1016/j.engstruct.2006.06.027, (PDF)
Whalley, W.R., Clark, L.J., Take, W.A, Bird, N.R.A., Leech, P.K., Cope, R.E. and Watts C.W. 2006. A porous-matrix sensor to measure the matric potential of soil water in the field. European Journal of Soil Science. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2389.2006.00790.x, (PDF)
Take, W.A., Bolton, M.D., Wong, P.C.P. and Yeung, F.J. 2004. Evaluation of landslide triggering mechanisms in model fill slopes, Landslides 1:173 –184, doi: 10.1007/s10346-004-0025-1, (PDF)
White D.J., Take W.A. & Bolton M.D. 2003. Soil deformation measurement using particle image velocimetry (PIV) and photogrammetry. Geotechnique 53 7:619-631, doi: 10.1680/geot.2003.53.7.619, (PDF)
Take, W.A., and Bolton, M.D. 2003. Tensiometer saturation and the reliable measurement of matric suction. Geotechnique 53(2):159-172, doi: 10.1680/geot.2003.53.2.159. (PDF)
Take, W.A. and Valsangkar, A.J. 2001. Earth pressures on unyielding retaining walls of narrow backfill width. Canadian Geotechnical Journal. 38: 1220–1230 (PDF)
Take, W.A., Valsangkar, A.J., and Randolph, M.F. 1999. Analytical solution for pile hammer impact. Computers and Geotechnics 25(2):57-74, doi: doi:10.1016/S0266-352X(99)00018-X, (PDF)
Conference Papers (Full Papers)
Foster, J.M., and Take, W.A. 2011. Preliminary evaluation of a low altitude digital photogrammetry system for landslide surface monitoring. Geohazards 5, Kelowna, B.C.
McAffee, R.P., Take, W.A., and Valsangkar, A.J. 2011. Observed soil displacements above rigid culverts. 14th Pan-American Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, October 2011.
Dutton, M.G., Take, W.A., and Hoult, N.A. 2011. Effect of imaging distance on image texture of sand in PIV analysis. 14th Pan-American Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, October 2011.
Dutton, M.G., Hoult, N.A., and Take, W.A. 2011. Towards a digital image correlation based strain sensor. International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, Stanford, September 2011.
Potvin, J.J., Take, W.A., Siemens, G.A., and Kerr, A. 2011. X-ray imaging of desiccation cracking patterns in geosynthetic clay liners. 14th Pan-American Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, October 2011.
Brachman, R.W.I, Gudina, S., Rowe, R.K., and Take, W.A. Adhesion from supplemental bentonite placed at GCL overlaps. Geo2010 Conference, Calgary, AB, 1359-1364.
Powell, J.S., Siemens, G., and Take, W.A. 2010. Apparatus Compliance in Odometer Testing at High Pressures. Geo2010 Conference, Calgary, AB, September 2010
Sarai, M., Take, W.A., and Moore, I.D. 2010. Physical modeling of gap formation in soil-pipeline interaction. Geo2010 Conference, Calgary, AB, September 2010.
Sarai, M., Take, W.A., and Moore, I.D. 2010. Jointed pipeline subjected to differential ground movements. International No-Dig 2010, 28th Int.Conf. and Exhibition, Singapore, Nov. 2010.
Bilesavar, R., Take, W.A., and Phillips, R. 2010. Development of a landslide testing flume for use within a geotechnical centrifuge. Geo2010 Conference, Calgary, AB, September 2010.
Siemens, G., Peters, S., and Take, W.A. 2010. Analysis of a drawdown test displaying the use of transparent soil in unsaturated flow applications. 5th Int. Conf. on Unsat. Soils, Barcelona.
Wolinsky, E.D., and Take, W.A. 2010. Application of digital signal processing to the measurement of landslide acceleration using PIV image analysis. 7th International Conference in Physical Modelling and Geotechnics, Zurich, Switzerland.
Zarnani, S., Bathurst, R.J. and Take, W.A. 2010. “Shaking Table Methodology and Instrumentation for Reinforced Soil Retaining Walls”, Fifth Int. Conf. on Recent Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics, San Diego, California, May 2010.
Bisby,L.A., Sinclair,D., Webster, M, Stratford, T.J., and Take, W.A. 2009. Effects of Aspect Ratio on the Observed Hoop Strain Variation in FRP Confined Concrete Cylinders. 4th Int. Conf. on Advanced Composites in Construction (ACIC'09). Edinburgh, Scotland, Sept. 2009.
Ezzein, R., Bathurst, R.J., and Take, W.A. 2009. Analysis of the influence of foundation compressibility on the behaviour of reinforced soil walls using PIV. 62nd Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Halifax, N.S. (NSERC)
Peters, S.B., Siemens, G.A., and Take, W.A. 2009. A Transparent Medium to Provide a Visual Interpretation of Saturated/Unsaturated Hydraulic Behaviour. 62nd Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Halifax, N.S. (NSERC)
Take, W.A., Rowe, R.K., Munro, H., Kerr, A., and Schreiner, J. 2009. Development of X-ray imaging techniques to investigate the internal shrinkage mechanism of GCLs. Geosynthetics 2009, Salt Lake City, Utah. (NSERC, OCE)
Rayhani, M.H.T., Rowe, R.K., Take, W.A., Brachman, R.W.I., and Siemens, G. 2009. Prototype Modeling of GCL Hydration and Shrinkage under Simulated Field Conditions. Geosynthetics 2009, Salt Lake City, Utah. (NSERC, OCE)
Rayhani, M.H.T., Rowe, R.K, Brachman, R.W.I., Siemens, G, and Take, W.A. 2008. Closed-system investigation of GCL hydration from subsoil. 61st Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Edmonton, AB, 324-328. (NSERC, OCE)
Lim, B.F., Siemens, G., Boyle (Powell), J.S., Remenda, V., and Take, W.A. 2008. Numerical analysis of expansive soil behavior using the swell equilibrium limit. 61st Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Edmonton, AB, 176-181.
L.E. Bostwick, R.K. Rowe, W.A. Take and R.W.I. Brachman. 2008. Observations of the Dimensional Stability of Four GCL Products under Combined Thermal and Moisture Cycles. GeoAmericas 2008. Cancun, Mexico. (NSERC, OCE)
M.J. Chappel, W.A. Take, R.W.I. Brachman, and R.K. Rowe. 2008. A case study of wrinkles in a textured HDPE geomembrane on a slope. GeoAmericas 2008. Cancun, Mexico. (NSERC)
Arenson, L.U., Sego, D.C., and Take, W.A. 2007. Measurement of ice lens growth and soil consolidation during frost penetration using Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV). 60th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Ottawa, ON.
Bisby, L. Take, W.A., and Caspary, A. 2007. Quantifying strain variation in FRP confined concrete using digital image correlation: proof-of-concept and initial results. Asia-Pacific Conference on FRP in Structures (APFIS 2007), Hong Kong, China.– BEST PAPER AWARD
Bostwick, L.E., Rowe, R.K., Take, W.A. and Brachman R.W.I. 2007. The effect of sample size on shrinkage of geosynthetic clay liners in laboratory tests, 60th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Ottawa, ON, 2123-2128. (NSERC, OCE)
Brachman, R.W.I., Rowe, R.K., Take, W.A. , Arnepalli, D.N., Chappel, M., Bostwick, L.E., and Beddoe, R. 2007. Queen’s composite geosynthetic liner test site, 60th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Ottawa, ON, 2135-2142 (NSERC, OCE)
Take, W.A., Arnepalli, D.N., Brachman, R.W.I. and Rowe, R.K. 2007. Laboratory and field calibration of TDR probes for water content measurement, 60th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Ottawa, ON. (NSERC, OCE)
Chappel, M. J., R. W. I. Brachman, W. A. Take, and R. K. Rowe. 2007. Development of a low altitude aerial photogrammetry technique to quantify geomembrane wrinkles, Geosynthetics 2007, Washington, DC, USA, 293-300. (NSERC)
Take, W.A., and Kemp, J. 2006. Application of digital image-based deformation measurements to geotechnical testing. 59th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Vancouver
Goveas, L.., Take, W.A., and Rowe, R.K. 2006. Total stress transducer modification to allow reliable soil total stress measurement. 59th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Vancouver
Zhou, R.Z.B., Take, W.A., and Ng. C.W.W. 2006. A case study in tensiometer interpretation: centrifuge modelling of unsaturated slope behaviour. Unsat’06, Carefree, AZ.
Blatz, J.A., Take, W.A., and Priyanto, D. 2006. Influence of a weathered zone on the susceptibility of a slope to rainfall induced instability. Unsat’06, Carefree, AZ.
Zhang, M., Ng, C.W.W., Take, W.A., Pun, W.K., Shiu, H.Y.K., and Chan, G. 2006. Role of soil nails in loose sand fill slopes subjected to earthquakes. International Conference on Physical. Modelling in Geotechnics, Hong Kong.
McAffee, R.P., Take, W.A., and Valsangkar, A.J. 2006. Soil Displacements in an Induced Trench Culvert using Digital Photography. International Conference on Physical. Modelling in Geotechnics, Hong Kong.
Take, W.A., White, D.J, Bowers, K.H., and Moss, N.A. 2005. Remote real-time monitoring of tunneling-induced settlement using image analysis. 5th Int. Symp. Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground.
Take, W.A. and Bolton, M.D. 2004. Identification of seasonal slope behaviour mechanisms from centrifuge case studies, Skempton Memorial Conference. Vol 2: 992-1004. London, UK
Bolton, M.D., Take, W.A., Wong, P.C.P, and Yeung, F.J. 2003. Mechanisms of failure in fill slopes after intense rainfall. Keynote Paper, Int. Conf. on Slope Engineering, Hong Kong, China. Vol. 1: 1-25
Take, W.A., and Bolton, M.D. 2002. A new device for the measurement of negative pore water pressures in centrifuge models. Int. Conf. Physical Modelling Geotechnics, St. John's. Rotterdam: Balkema. 89-94
Take, W.A. and Bolton, M.D. 2002. An atmospheric chamber for the investigation of the effect of seasonal moisture changes on clay slopes, Int. Conf. Physical Modelling Geotechnics, St. John's. Rotterdam: Balkema. 765-770
Madabhushi, S.P.G., and Take, W.A. 2002. Teaching of Geotechnical Engineering using a mini-drum centrifuge. Int. Conf. Physical Modelling Geotechnics, St. John's. Rotterdam: Balkema. 221-228
Take, W.A. and Bolton M.D. 2001. The use of centrifuge modelling to investigate progressive failure of overconsolidated clay embankments. Centrifuge and Constitutive Modelling: Two extremes, Ascona, Switzerland, Springman S.M. (ed.)
White D.J., Take W.A, Bolton M.D. & Munachen S.E. 2001. A deformation measuring system for geotechnical testing based on digital imaging, close-range photogrammetry, and PIV image analysis. Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering. Istanbul, Turkey
White D.J., Take W.A, Bolton M.D. 2001. Measuring soil deformation in geotechnical models using digital images and PIV analysis. Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics. Tucson, Arizona. pp 997-1002