Technical Publications

Cathie Associates staff are active in the research and development field with many technical papers already published across a large variety of journals. Below is a small selection of these papers.
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Byrne, B.W., Schupp,J., Martin, C.M., Maconochie, A., Oliphant, J. and Cathie, D. 2013. Uplift of shallowly buried pipe sections in saturated very loose sand. Géotechnique, Vol 63, No 5, pp 382-390.

Stuyts, 2013. Reliability-based design of offshore wind turbine foundations. Conference for Offshore and Maritime Energy, Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg, Hamburg, Germany.

Stuyts, B., Gilbert, R.B., Cathie, D., 2013. A Reliability-Based Interpretation Framework for Pile-Supported Offshore Wind Turbines. Accepted for publication at the Offshore Technology Conference, Houston, Texas.

Stuyts, B., Cathie, D., Xie, Y., 2013. Scour assessment and measurements for pile-supported wind turbine foundations. Accepted for publication at the 32nd Int. Conf. on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, OMAE2013.

Ozsu, E., Ta, A.-N., Stuyts, B., Jaeck, C., 2013. Optimizing Pile Driving Fatigue for Offshore Foundations in Very Dense Sand: A Case Study. Accepted for publication at the 32nd International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, OMAE2013.

Merritt, A.S., Schroeder, F.C., Jardine, R.J., Stuyts, B., Cathie, D., Cleverly, W., 2012. Development of pile design methodology for an offshore wind farm in the North Sea. Presented at the SUT OSIG, London.

Kennedy, J., Oliphant, J., Maconochie, A., Stuyts, B., Cathie, D., 2013. Caisson: A Suction Pile Design Tool. Presented at the Proceedings of the 32nd International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, OMAE2013.

Kennedy, J., Oliphant, J., Maconochie, A., Stuyts, B., Cathie, D., 2013. Suction Anchor Geotechnical Design Practice: A Case Study. Presented at the ISOPE 2013.

Cathie, D., Falepin, H., Stuyts, B., 2011. Force-resultant plasticity models for analysis of lateral buckling: Are they really needed. Presented at the SUT Lateral buckling symposium Perth.

Stuyts, B., Cathie, D., Falepin, H. and Burgraeve, A. (2012) ‘Axial pile capacity of wind turbine foundations subject to cyclic loading’, SUT OSIG (accepted for publication), London.

Stuyts, B., Irvine, J. and Cathie, D.N. (2011) ‘Assessing the stability of pile tripod foundations for offshore wind turbines under cyclic loading’, 8th International Conference on Structural Dynamics, Leuven, Belgium, 4-6 July 2011.

Xie, Y., Leung, C.F. and Chow, Y.K. (2011). Soil movements and pile responses during spudcan penetration, Prof. 13th Int. Conf. Jack-Up Platform Design, Construction and Operation, City University, London, UK.

Xie, Y., Falepin, H. and Jaeck, C. (2010). Prediction of spudcan penetration resistance in multiple soil layers. 20th Int. Offshore and Polar Eng. Conf., Beijing, China, pp. 369-376.

Stuyts B., Vissers V., Cathie D.N., Jaeck C. and Dörfelt S. (2010) Optimizing site investigations and pile design for wind farms using geostatistical methods: A case study, ISFOG, Perth WA.

White D.J. and Cathie D.N. (2010) Geotechnics for subsea pipelines, ISFOG, Perth WA.

Ballard, J. and Falepin, H. (2009) Towards more advanced pipe-soil interaction models in finite element pipeline analysis. SUT, Perth WA.

Jaeck, C., Cathie, D. and Tisseau, E. (2008) Breakout of Subsea Foundations on Sand. Proceedings of the BGA International Conference on Foundations, Dundee, Scotland, 24-27 June 2008.

Cathie, D., Morgan, N. and Jaeck, C. (2008) Design of Sliding Foundations For Subsea Structures. Proceedings of the BGA International Conference on Foundations, Dundee, Scotland, 24-27 June 2008.

Dendani, D. and Jaeck, C. (2007) Pipe-Soil Interaction in Highly Plastic Clays, Proc. 6th Int. Offshore Site Investigation and Geotechnics Conf., London.

Tisseau, E., Jaeck, C. and Cathie, D. (2007) Controlling Conductor Deviation with Inclined Driving Shoe, Proc. 6th Int. Offshore Site Investigation and Geotechnics Conf., London.

Cathie,D., N.Morgan, J.Pyrah and J.Steward (2007) Pipeline and Cable Plough Stability in Soft Clays, Proc. 6th Int.Conf. Offshore Site Investigation and Geotechnics, London, SUT.

Morgan,N., D.Cathie, J.Pyrah, J.Steward (2007) Tracked Subsea Trencher Mobility and Operation in Soft Clays, ISOPE, Lisbon.

Schupp, J, B.W.Byrne, N.Eacott, C.M.Martin, J.Oliphant, A.Maconochie & D.Cathie (2006) Pipeline unburial behavior in loose sand, 25th Int.Conf. Offshore Mechanics and Artic Engineering, June, Hamburg.

Cathie,D.N., C.Jaeck, J-C.Ballard & J-F.Wintgens (2005) Pipeline geotechnics – state of the art, Int. Symp. Frontiers in Offshore Geotechnics, Perth, Australia.

Vandenbergh, J-F, D.N.Cathie and J-C Ballard (2005) Pipeline uplift mechanisms using finite element analysis, Int.Conf.Soil Mech.Fdn.Eng, Osaka.

Jordan,P. and D.N.Cathie (2004) Developments in cable protection by burial, Suboptic.

Fisher, R. and D.N.Cathie (2002) Optimisation of gravity based design for subsea structures, International Conference on Foundations (ICOF), Dundee, September.

Fisher, R. and D.N.Cathie (2002) Gravity based design for subsea structures, Offshore Site Investigation and Geotechnics, SUT, London, Nov, pp77-91.

Jordan P. and Cathie D.N. (2001) Towards guaranteed cable protection, Suboptic, Tokyo, May.

Cathie D.N. and Tompkins C. (2001) Cable burial in rock by ploughing, Suboptic, Tokyo, May.

P. Jordan and D.N. Cathie (2001) Experience with cable ploughing in rock, Submarine Communication 2001, IBC, Rome.

Cathie, D.N. and J.F. Wintgens (2001) Pipeline trenching using plows: performance and geotechnical hazards, Offshore Technology Conference, OTC13145, pp14.

Cathie, D.N., C. Golightly, K. Kamhawi and K. Dahl-Stamnes (2001) Towards excellence in pipeline trenching engineering. Unpublished.

Cathie, D.N. (2001) Advances in burial assessment and performance prediction, International Cable Protection Committee, Plenary Session, Tokyo, May.

Cathie, D.N. (2000) Evaluating the cost-effectiveness of cable protection, Submarine Communication 2000, IBC, Barcelona.

Cathie, D.N. and R.Muir-Wood. (2000) Evaluating the cost-effectiveness of cable protection, International Cable Protection Committee, Plenary Session, Copenhagen, May.

Cathie, D.N. and T. McGinnis (1999) Recent Experience with new generation deepwater burial assessment systems, Seabed Geotechnics, IBC, London.

Adamy,J. D.N. Cathie, C. Cerrada (1999) SEABIRD and REDAS: New Geophysical Tools for Offshore Mining Exploration, South African Geophysical Association, September.

Machin, J and D.N.Cathie (1999) Anchor geotechnics – site characterization and anchor optimization, Moorings and Anchoring, IBC, Aberdeen, May.

Van Houtte, P. and D.N.Cathie (1999) Continuous resistivity profiling for pipeline and cable burial assessment surveying, Internal report, pp18.

Wright, A.W., A.Burgraeve and D.N.Cathie (1999) State of practice for site investigations in calcareous sediments, Engineering for Calcareous Sediments, Ed. K.Al-Shafei, Bahrain, Feb, pp433-442.

Cathie, D.N. and P. Van Houtte (1998), Continuous geotechnical data for cable and pipeline installations using electrical resistivity, Subsea Geotechnics, IBC, Aberdeen.

Cathie, D.N., S. Barras and J. Machin (1998) Backfilling pipelines: State of the Art, 21st Offshore Pipeline Technology Conference, IBC, Oslo, February.

Cathie, D.N., J.B.Machin and R.F.Overy (1996) Engineering appraisal of pipeline floatation during backfilling, Offshore Technology Conference, OTC8136, pp197-206.

Cathie, D.N. (1995) Subsea trenching and geotechnical hazards, XI African Regional Conference on Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, Cairo, December.

Cathie, D.N. (1994) Development and use of SAGE-PIPE for non-linear pipeline stress analysis in two and three-dimensions, Oilsoft ’94, May, Braithwaite Group.

Senner, D.W.F. and D.N.Cathie (1993) Offshore pile design for sites with complex soil conditions, Offshore Technology Conference, OTC 7197.

Cathie, D.N. (1993) Pipeline soil investigation. What data…at what frequency?, Site Investigation Forum, Oslo.

Cathie, D.N. and A.W.Wright (1991) Site investigation for pipeline engineering, Site Investigation Forum.

Cathie, D.N. (1982) Boundary element methods for plasticity and creep using a visco-plastic approach, Res Mechanica, Vol 4, pp3-22.

Cathie, D.N. (1982) A soil model for the evaluation of displacements and pore pressures in foundations of offshore gravity structures subjected to cyclic loading, International Symposium on Numerical Models in Geomechanics, Zurich, Switzerland, pp 368-376.

Cathie D.N. (1981) On the implementation of elasto plastic boundary element analysis, Applied Mathematical Modelling, Vol 5, pp39-44.

Cathie, D.N. (1981) Visco plastic boundary element analysis, Report No.1981/1, UWIST, Cardiff, pp37.

Cathie D.N. (1980) On the implementation of elasto plastic boundary element analysis, New Developments in Boundary Element Methods, CML Publications, Southampton, pp 318 334.

Cathie, D.N. (1980) General Report, Session I, Second Conference on Ground Movements and Structures, University of Wales Institute of Science and Technology, Cardiff, April.

Banerjee, P.K and D.N. Cathie (1980) A direct formulation and numerical implementation of the boundary element method for two dimensional problems of elasto plasticity, International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, 22, 4, pp 233 245.

Cathie, D.N. and P.K. Banerjee (1980) Numerical solutions in axisymmetric elastoplasticity by boundary element method, Innovative Numerical Analysis for Applied Engineering Science, Eds R. Shaw et al, University Press of Virginia, Charlottesville, U.S.A., pp 331 339.

Banerjee P.K., D.N. Cathie and T.G. Davies (1979) Two and three dimensional problems of elasto plasticity, Chapter 4 in Developments in Boundary Element Methods I, Eds P.K. Banerjee and R. Butterfield, Applied Science Publishers, London, pp 65 95.

Cathie D.N. and R. Dungar (1978) An evaluation of finite element predictions for constructional behaviour of a rockfill dam, Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers, 65, Part 2, pp 551 568.

Cathie, D.N.(1977) The Non Linear Analysis of Embankment and Gravity Dams, Ph.D Thesis, University of Bristol, pp 381.

Cathie, D.N and R. Dungar (1975) The influence of the pressure permeability relationship on the stability of a rock filled dam, Criteria and Assumptions in the Numerical Analysis of Dams, Eds : D. Naylor, K. Stagg and O.C. Zienkiewicz, Swansea, Wales, pp 829 845.