Emeritus Professor John Small

BSc(Eng) Hons I, PhD, FIEAust, MASCE
Emeritus Professor
School of Civil Engineering

J05 - J05 Civil Engineering Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 2138
Fax +61 2 9351 3343

Website School of Civil Engineering

Associations

  • Member, Australian Geotechnical Society
  • Member, Standards Australia Committee, CE9, Testing of Soils for Engineering Purposes
  • Fellow, Institution of Engineers Australia
  • Member, American Society of Engineers
  • Senior Principal, Coffey Geosciences

Selected grants

2008

  • Integrated prediction of wave-induced liquefaction for stable breakwater; Jeng D, Small J, Liu P; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2007

  • Remaining life of flexible pavements - Application of shakedown theory for road pavements; Small J, Al-Malah N, Prathapa S R; New South Wales Roads and Traffic Authority/Research Support.

2005

  • The effect of tunnelling on existing rock bolts; Carter J, Small J, Chhor A; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2004

  • Linkage 2004 Round Two - Behaviour of Tunnels in Sedimentary Rocks of the Sydney Basin; Carter J, Small J, Baird M, Chen R.
  • Behaviour of Tunnels in Sedimentary Rocks of the Sydney Basin; Carter J, Small J, Baweja D, Bernardel G; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Projects (LP).

2002

  • Shakedown Behaviour of Pavements; Small J; DVC Research/Research and Development Scheme: Research and Development (R&D).

2000

  • The use of piles in construction of pavements and embankments; Poulos H, Small J; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Large Research Grants (LRG).

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Liu, H., Small, J., Carter, J. (2007). 3D modelling for effects of tunnelling on existing support systems. In G.N. Pande; S. Piertruszczak (Eds.), Numerical Models in Geomechanics, (pp. 373-381). UK: Taylor and Francis.
  • Carter, J., Small, J. (2004). Computational Geomechanics Including Consolidation. In E Stein, R de Borst, T Hughes (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Computational Mechanics: Volume 2, (pp. 543-574). Chichester: Wiley.
  • Small, J., Poulos, H. (2003). Structural Integrity Issues Associated With Soils and Rock in Civil Engineering Industries. In I. Milne, R.O. Ritchie, B. Karihaloo (Eds.), Comprehensive Structural Integrity: Fracture of Materials From Nano to Macro Volume 1, (pp. 217-239). Oxford, England: Elsevier Science.
  • Small, J. (2001). Shallow Foundations. In R.K. Rowe (Eds.), Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering Handbook, (pp. 223-259). Boston: Academic Press.

Journals

  • Poulos, H., Small, J., Chow, H. (2013). Foundation Design for High-Rise Tower in Karstic Ground. Geotechnical Special Publications, (229), 720-731. [More Information]
  • Russo, G., Abagnara, V., Poulos, H., Small, J. (2013). Re-assessment of foundation settlements for the Burj Khalifa, Dubai. Acta Geotechnica, 8(1), 3-15. [More Information]
  • Sales, M., Small, J., Poulos, H. (2010). Compensated piled rafts in clayey soils: behaviour, measurements, and predictions. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 47(3), 327-345.
  • Liu, H., Small, J., Carter, J., Williams, D. (2009). Effects of tunnelling on existing support systems of perpendicularly crossing tunnels. Computers and Geotechnics, 36(5), 880-894. [More Information]
  • LIU, H., Small, J., Carter, J. (2008). Full 3D modelling for effects of tunnelling on existing support systems in the Sydney region. Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, 23(4), 399-420.
  • Small, J., Liu, H. (2008). Time-settlement behaviour of piled raft foundations using infinite elements. Computers and Geotechnics, 35(2), 187-195. [More Information]
  • Nguyen, V., Small, J., Poulos, H. (2005). Effect of Soil Movements due to Excavation on Piled Foundations. Journal of the Southeast Asian Geotechnical Society, 36(2), 145-151.
  • Moghaddas-Nejad, F., Small, J. (2005). Pullout behaviour of geogrids. Iranian Journal of Science and Technology. Transaction A: Science, 29(3), pp.301-310.
  • Sales, M., Cunha, R., Poulos, H., Small, J. (2005). Simplified Approach for Load-Settlement Curve Estimation of Piled Rafts. Latin-american Geotechnical Journal, 28(1), 115-126.
  • Moghaddas-Nejad, F., Small, J. (2003). Resilient and permanent characteristics of reinforced granular materials by repeated load triaxial tests. Geotechnical Testing Journal, 26(2), 152-166.
  • Small, J., Zhang, H. (2002). Behaviour of Piled Raft Foundations Under Lateral and Vertical Loading. International Journal of Geomechanics, 2(1), 29-45.
  • Poulos, H., Small, J., Cunha, R. (2001). Investigation of Design Alternatives for a Piled Raft Case History. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 127,8, 635-641.
  • Small, J. (2001). Practical Solutions to Soil-Structure Interaction Problems. Progress in Structural Engineering and Materials, 3(3), 305-314.
  • Small, J. (2001). Soil-Structure Interaction. Australian Geomechanics Journal, 37(1), 1-16.

Conferences

  • Chen, R., Small, J. (2008). Analysis of the Creep Behaviour of Tunnels in Sandstone/Shale. 13th Australian Tunnelling Conference 2008, Carlton, Victoria, Australia: The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.
  • Chow, H., Small, J. (2008). Case Histories for Piled Rafts. Second British Geotechnical Association International Conference on Foundations, ICOF 2008, UK: IHS BRE Press.
  • Chow, H., Small, J. (2008). Case Studies for Piled Rafts on Clay. Australian Geomechanics Society Sydney Chapter 12th Annual Symposium October 2008, St Ives, Australia: Australian Geomechanics Society.
  • Kelly, R., Small, J., Wong, P. (2008). Construction of an embankment using vacuum consolidation and surcharge fill. GeoCongress 2008, Reston, Virginia, USA: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
  • Liu, H., Small, J., Carter, J. (2008). Effects of Tunnelling on Existing Support Systems of Intersecting Tunnels in the Sydney Region. 1st Southern Hemisphere International Rock Mechanics Symposium SHIRMS 2008, Australia: Australian Centre for Geomechanics.
  • Chow, H., Small, J. (2008). Loads and Moments in Piles Beneath Piled Rafts. The 12th International Conference of International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics (IACMAG), Goa, India: International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics (IACMAG).
  • Chen, R., Small, J. (2008). Numerical Analysis of Time-Dependent Creep Behaviour of Tunnel Support Systems. North American Tunneling Conference 2008, Colarado, USA: Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration.
  • Ravindra, P., Small, J. (2008). Shakedown analysis of road pavement performance. 1st International Conference on Transportation Geotechnics, Leiden, Netherlands: CRC Press/Balkema.
  • Ravindra, P., Small, J. (2008). Shakedown Analysis of Road Pavements. The 12th International Conference of International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics (IACMAG), Goa, India: International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics (IACMAG).
  • Chen, R., Small, J. (2008). Time-dependent behaviour of tunnels in sandstone. Fourth International Symposium on Deformation Characteristics of Geomaterials, Amsterdam, The Netherlands: IOS Press.
  • Small, J., Poulos, H. (2007). A method of analysis of piled rafts. 10th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics (2007), Australia: Carillon Conference Management for the Australian Geomechanics Society.
  • Kelly, R., Poulos, H., Small, J. (2007). Assessment of stability criteria for boreholes left open during pile construction. 10th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics (2007), Australia: Carillon Conference Management for the Australian Geomechanics Society.
  • Chow, H., Small, J. (2007). Effect of a thin soft layer on the settlement of piled rafts. 10th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics (2007), Australia: Carillon Conference Management for the Australian Geomechanics Society.
  • Small, J., Poulos, H. (2007). Non-linear Analysis of Piled Raft Foundations. GEO-Denver 2007, USA: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
  • Cunha, R., Cordeiro, A., Sales, M., Small, J. (2007). Parametric analyses of pile groups with defective piles: Observed numerical behaviour and remediation. 10th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics (2007), Australia: Carillon Conference Management for the Australian Geomechanics Society.
  • Chow, H., Small, J. (2006). Analysis of piled raft foundations with piles of different lengths subjected to horizontal and vertical loadings. 6th European Conference on Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering NUMGE 2006, United Kingdom: Taylor and Francis.
  • Badelow, F., Poulos, H., Small, J., Moyes, P. (2006). Economic Foundation Design for Tall Buildings. 10th International Conference on Piling and Deep Foundations, Amsterdam, Holland: Proceedings of 10th International Conference on Piling and Deep Foundations.
  • Burgess, P., Sarabia, D., Small, J., Poulos, H., Sinha, J. (2006). Settlement Behaviour of a Major Dam. ANCOLD 2006, Sydney: The Australian National Committee on Large Dams Incorporated (ANCOLD).
  • Chow, H., Small, J. (2006). Settlement of a piled-raft foundation considering lateral pile resistance. 10th International Conference on Piling and Deep Foundations, Amsterdam, Holland: Proceedings of 10th International Conference on Piling and Deep Foundations.
  • Chow, H., Small, J. (2005). Behaviour of Piled Rafts with Piles of Different Lengths and Diameters under Vertical Loading. ASCE Geo-Frontiers 2005 Congress: Advances in Deep Foundations, USA: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
  • Chow, H., Small, J. (2005). Finite layer analysis of combined pile-raft foundations with piles of different lengths. 11th Conference of the International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics - IACMAG 2005, Italy: Patron Editore (pub.).
  • Moyes, P., Poulos, H., Small, J., Badelow, F. (2005). Piled Raft Design Process for a High-Rise Building on the Gold Coast, Australia. The 6th International Conference on Tall Buildings (ICTB-VI), Hong Kong, China: World Scientific Publishing.
  • Nguyen, V., Small, J., Poulos, H. (2005). The effects of groundwater pumping on piled foundations. K.Y. Lo Symposium, 2005, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, July 7 & 8, Technical Session A, : Canada.
  • Cunha, R., Bezerra, J., Zhang, H., Small, J. (2004). Back Analyzed Parameters From Piled Foundations Founded On Tropical Porous Clay. Geo-Support 2004, USA: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
  • Small, J., Zhang, H., Chow, H. (2004). Behaviour Of Piled Rafts With Piles Of Different Length And Diameter. 9th Australia-New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics: To the eNZ of the Earth, Not Know: New Zealand Geotechnical Society and the Australian Geomechanics Society.
  • Ravindra, P., Small, J. (2004). Shakedown Analysis Of Unbound Road Pavements - An Experimental Point Of View. 6th International Symposium on Pavements Unbound : UNBAR6, The Netherlands: Taylor and Francis.
  • Small, J., Bui, N. (2003). Modelling Creep Behaviour Of Soils Using Laplace Transforms. 13th European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Prague, Czech Republic: Czech Geotechnical Society, CICE.
  • Poulos, H., Carter, J., Small, J. (2002). Foundations and earth retaining structures - research and practice (Invited Theme Lecture). 15th International conference on soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering, The Netherlands: A A Balkema.
  • De Ambrosis, A., Small, J. (2001). A three-dimensional finite element program capable of calculating reinforcement response in soil nailed excavations. Tenth International Conference on Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics, : UNSW Australian Defence Force Academy.
  • Small, J., Zhang, H., De Ambrosis, A. (2001). Analysis of Piled Raft Foundations. Tenth International Conference on Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics, : UNSW Australian Defence Force Academy.
  • Nguyen, V., Small, J., Poulos, H. (2001). The Effects of Groundwater Pumping on Piled Foundations. First Asian-Pacific Congress on Computational Mechanics, Japan: Ads & Adea.

2013

  • Poulos, H., Small, J., Chow, H. (2013). Foundation Design for High-Rise Tower in Karstic Ground. Geotechnical Special Publications, (229), 720-731. [More Information]
  • Russo, G., Abagnara, V., Poulos, H., Small, J. (2013). Re-assessment of foundation settlements for the Burj Khalifa, Dubai. Acta Geotechnica, 8(1), 3-15. [More Information]

2010

  • Sales, M., Small, J., Poulos, H. (2010). Compensated piled rafts in clayey soils: behaviour, measurements, and predictions. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 47(3), 327-345.

2009

  • Liu, H., Small, J., Carter, J., Williams, D. (2009). Effects of tunnelling on existing support systems of perpendicularly crossing tunnels. Computers and Geotechnics, 36(5), 880-894. [More Information]

2008

  • Chen, R., Small, J. (2008). Analysis of the Creep Behaviour of Tunnels in Sandstone/Shale. 13th Australian Tunnelling Conference 2008, Carlton, Victoria, Australia: The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.
  • Chow, H., Small, J. (2008). Case Histories for Piled Rafts. Second British Geotechnical Association International Conference on Foundations, ICOF 2008, UK: IHS BRE Press.
  • Chow, H., Small, J. (2008). Case Studies for Piled Rafts on Clay. Australian Geomechanics Society Sydney Chapter 12th Annual Symposium October 2008, St Ives, Australia: Australian Geomechanics Society.
  • Kelly, R., Small, J., Wong, P. (2008). Construction of an embankment using vacuum consolidation and surcharge fill. GeoCongress 2008, Reston, Virginia, USA: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
  • Liu, H., Small, J., Carter, J. (2008). Effects of Tunnelling on Existing Support Systems of Intersecting Tunnels in the Sydney Region. 1st Southern Hemisphere International Rock Mechanics Symposium SHIRMS 2008, Australia: Australian Centre for Geomechanics.
  • LIU, H., Small, J., Carter, J. (2008). Full 3D modelling for effects of tunnelling on existing support systems in the Sydney region. Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, 23(4), 399-420.
  • Chow, H., Small, J. (2008). Loads and Moments in Piles Beneath Piled Rafts. The 12th International Conference of International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics (IACMAG), Goa, India: International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics (IACMAG).
  • Chen, R., Small, J. (2008). Numerical Analysis of Time-Dependent Creep Behaviour of Tunnel Support Systems. North American Tunneling Conference 2008, Colarado, USA: Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration.
  • Ravindra, P., Small, J. (2008). Shakedown analysis of road pavement performance. 1st International Conference on Transportation Geotechnics, Leiden, Netherlands: CRC Press/Balkema.
  • Ravindra, P., Small, J. (2008). Shakedown Analysis of Road Pavements. The 12th International Conference of International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics (IACMAG), Goa, India: International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics (IACMAG).
  • Chen, R., Small, J. (2008). Time-dependent behaviour of tunnels in sandstone. Fourth International Symposium on Deformation Characteristics of Geomaterials, Amsterdam, The Netherlands: IOS Press.
  • Small, J., Liu, H. (2008). Time-settlement behaviour of piled raft foundations using infinite elements. Computers and Geotechnics, 35(2), 187-195. [More Information]

2007

  • Liu, H., Small, J., Carter, J. (2007). 3D modelling for effects of tunnelling on existing support systems. In G.N. Pande; S. Piertruszczak (Eds.), Numerical Models in Geomechanics, (pp. 373-381). UK: Taylor and Francis.
  • Small, J., Poulos, H. (2007). A method of analysis of piled rafts. 10th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics (2007), Australia: Carillon Conference Management for the Australian Geomechanics Society.
  • Kelly, R., Poulos, H., Small, J. (2007). Assessment of stability criteria for boreholes left open during pile construction. 10th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics (2007), Australia: Carillon Conference Management for the Australian Geomechanics Society.
  • Chow, H., Small, J. (2007). Effect of a thin soft layer on the settlement of piled rafts. 10th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics (2007), Australia: Carillon Conference Management for the Australian Geomechanics Society.
  • Small, J., Poulos, H. (2007). Non-linear Analysis of Piled Raft Foundations. GEO-Denver 2007, USA: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
  • Cunha, R., Cordeiro, A., Sales, M., Small, J. (2007). Parametric analyses of pile groups with defective piles: Observed numerical behaviour and remediation. 10th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics (2007), Australia: Carillon Conference Management for the Australian Geomechanics Society.

2006

  • Chow, H., Small, J. (2006). Analysis of piled raft foundations with piles of different lengths subjected to horizontal and vertical loadings. 6th European Conference on Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering NUMGE 2006, United Kingdom: Taylor and Francis.
  • Badelow, F., Poulos, H., Small, J., Moyes, P. (2006). Economic Foundation Design for Tall Buildings. 10th International Conference on Piling and Deep Foundations, Amsterdam, Holland: Proceedings of 10th International Conference on Piling and Deep Foundations.
  • Burgess, P., Sarabia, D., Small, J., Poulos, H., Sinha, J. (2006). Settlement Behaviour of a Major Dam. ANCOLD 2006, Sydney: The Australian National Committee on Large Dams Incorporated (ANCOLD).
  • Chow, H., Small, J. (2006). Settlement of a piled-raft foundation considering lateral pile resistance. 10th International Conference on Piling and Deep Foundations, Amsterdam, Holland: Proceedings of 10th International Conference on Piling and Deep Foundations.

2005

  • Chow, H., Small, J. (2005). Behaviour of Piled Rafts with Piles of Different Lengths and Diameters under Vertical Loading. ASCE Geo-Frontiers 2005 Congress: Advances in Deep Foundations, USA: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
  • Nguyen, V., Small, J., Poulos, H. (2005). Effect of Soil Movements due to Excavation on Piled Foundations. Journal of the Southeast Asian Geotechnical Society, 36(2), 145-151.
  • Chow, H., Small, J. (2005). Finite layer analysis of combined pile-raft foundations with piles of different lengths. 11th Conference of the International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics - IACMAG 2005, Italy: Patron Editore (pub.).
  • Moyes, P., Poulos, H., Small, J., Badelow, F. (2005). Piled Raft Design Process for a High-Rise Building on the Gold Coast, Australia. The 6th International Conference on Tall Buildings (ICTB-VI), Hong Kong, China: World Scientific Publishing.
  • Moghaddas-Nejad, F., Small, J. (2005). Pullout behaviour of geogrids. Iranian Journal of Science and Technology. Transaction A: Science, 29(3), pp.301-310.
  • Sales, M., Cunha, R., Poulos, H., Small, J. (2005). Simplified Approach for Load-Settlement Curve Estimation of Piled Rafts. Latin-american Geotechnical Journal, 28(1), 115-126.
  • Nguyen, V., Small, J., Poulos, H. (2005). The effects of groundwater pumping on piled foundations. K.Y. Lo Symposium, 2005, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, July 7 & 8, Technical Session A, : Canada.

2004

  • Cunha, R., Bezerra, J., Zhang, H., Small, J. (2004). Back Analyzed Parameters From Piled Foundations Founded On Tropical Porous Clay. Geo-Support 2004, USA: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
  • Small, J., Zhang, H., Chow, H. (2004). Behaviour Of Piled Rafts With Piles Of Different Length And Diameter. 9th Australia-New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics: To the eNZ of the Earth, Not Know: New Zealand Geotechnical Society and the Australian Geomechanics Society.
  • Carter, J., Small, J. (2004). Computational Geomechanics Including Consolidation. In E Stein, R de Borst, T Hughes (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Computational Mechanics: Volume 2, (pp. 543-574). Chichester: Wiley.
  • Ravindra, P., Small, J. (2004). Shakedown Analysis Of Unbound Road Pavements - An Experimental Point Of View. 6th International Symposium on Pavements Unbound : UNBAR6, The Netherlands: Taylor and Francis.

2003

  • Small, J., Bui, N. (2003). Modelling Creep Behaviour Of Soils Using Laplace Transforms. 13th European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Prague, Czech Republic: Czech Geotechnical Society, CICE.
  • Moghaddas-Nejad, F., Small, J. (2003). Resilient and permanent characteristics of reinforced granular materials by repeated load triaxial tests. Geotechnical Testing Journal, 26(2), 152-166.
  • Small, J., Poulos, H. (2003). Structural Integrity Issues Associated With Soils and Rock in Civil Engineering Industries. In I. Milne, R.O. Ritchie, B. Karihaloo (Eds.), Comprehensive Structural Integrity: Fracture of Materials From Nano to Macro Volume 1, (pp. 217-239). Oxford, England: Elsevier Science.

2002

  • Small, J., Zhang, H. (2002). Behaviour of Piled Raft Foundations Under Lateral and Vertical Loading. International Journal of Geomechanics, 2(1), 29-45.
  • Poulos, H., Carter, J., Small, J. (2002). Foundations and earth retaining structures - research and practice (Invited Theme Lecture). 15th International conference on soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering, The Netherlands: A A Balkema.

2001

  • De Ambrosis, A., Small, J. (2001). A three-dimensional finite element program capable of calculating reinforcement response in soil nailed excavations. Tenth International Conference on Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics, : UNSW Australian Defence Force Academy.
  • Small, J., Zhang, H., De Ambrosis, A. (2001). Analysis of Piled Raft Foundations. Tenth International Conference on Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics, : UNSW Australian Defence Force Academy.
  • Poulos, H., Small, J., Cunha, R. (2001). Investigation of Design Alternatives for a Piled Raft Case History. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 127,8, 635-641.
  • Small, J. (2001). Practical Solutions to Soil-Structure Interaction Problems. Progress in Structural Engineering and Materials, 3(3), 305-314.
  • Small, J. (2001). Shallow Foundations. In R.K. Rowe (Eds.), Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering Handbook, (pp. 223-259). Boston: Academic Press.
  • Small, J. (2001). Soil-Structure Interaction. Australian Geomechanics Journal, 37(1), 1-16.
  • Nguyen, V., Small, J., Poulos, H. (2001). The Effects of Groundwater Pumping on Piled Foundations. First Asian-Pacific Congress on Computational Mechanics, Japan: Ads & Adea.

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