OtherResearch group: Geotechnical Engineering
David Muir Wood read Mechanical Sciences at Cambridge University, graduating in 1970. He received his PhD there in 1974 for research on the true triaxial behaviour of clays, followed by a lectureship from 1975-1987, moving to Glasgow University where he was the Cormack Chair of Civil Engineering.
In 1995 he was elected Chair of Civil Engineering at Bristol University, becoming Dean of the Faculty of Engineering in 2003. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 1998. David Muir Wood's current research explores themes concerned with the particle-continuum duality of soils. He is developing constitutive models for soils with breakable particles, for soils whose finer particles are being transported away by internal flow of water, and for soils whose mechanical response is improved by the addition of short flexible fibres. The ongoing challenge for each of these is to obtain appropriate experimental data to support the modelling hypotheses. He has written three books: Soil behaviour and critical state soil mechanics (1990), Geotechnical modelling (2004), Soil mechanics: a one-dimensional introduction (2009).
- Constitutive modelling of granular materials
- Dynamic soil-structure interaction
- Localisation in granular materials
- Multiaxial testing of soils
- Critical state soil mechanics
- Doherty, J.P., Alguire, H. and Muir Wood, D. (2012) Evaluating modified Cam clay parameters from undrained triaxial compressiondata using targeted optimisation, Canadian Geotechnical Journal 49 11, 1285-1292.
- Panayides, S., Rouainia, M. and Muir Wood, D. (2012) The influence of degradation of structure on the behaviour of a full scale embankment, Canadian Geotechnical Journal 49 3, 344-356.
- Diambra, A., Ibraim, E., Russell, A.R. and Muir Wood, D.(2012) Fibre reinforced sands: from experiments to modelling and beyond, International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics.
- Lesniewska, D and Muir Wood, D (2011) Photoelasticand photographic study of a granular material. Géotechnique 61 7,605-611
- Diambra, A, Ibraim, E, Russell, AR & Muir Wood, D (2011) Modelling the undrained response of fibre reinforced sands. Soils & Foundations 51 4, 625-636
- Muir Wood, D, Maeda, K & Nukudani, E (2010) Modelling mechanical consequences of erosion. Geotechnique 60 6, 447-457.
- Kikumoto, M, Muir Wood, D & Russell, AR (2010) Particle crushing and deformation behaviour. Soils and Foundations 50 4, 547-563
- Ibraim, E, Lanier, J, Muir Wood, D and Viggiani,C (2010) Strain path controlled shear tests on an analogue granular material. Geotechnique 60 7, 545-559.
- Hall, S, Muir Wood, D, Ibraim, E, and Viggiani, C (2010) Localised deformation patterning in 2D granular materials revealed by digital image correlation. Granular matter, 12 1, 1-14.
- Muir Wood, D and Lesniewska, D (2010) Stresses in granular materials. Granular Matter (2011) 13 4, 395-415.