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Selected papers

This website includes selected publications by Philip Pells and Steven Pells that may be useful but are difficult to find elsewhere.  These include guidelines that have been widely used in the design of earth dams, tunnels and foundations.

Surface and groundwater

Rock Mechanics and Tunnel Support

Foundations on rock

Hawkesbury Sandstone

Dams and Spillways

Slope Stability

Coal mining subsidence

Tailings disposal

Lecture notes

Philip’s period of study at Imperial College was very influential on his understanding of rock and soil mechanics.  Some of his old lecture notes were discovered in the attic, and were scanned and posted here:
Earth and Rockfill Dams – Alan Bishop
Stability of Natural Slopes – Alec Skempton

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