Edinburgh Research Explorer

Dr Chris Beckett

Lecturer in Geotechnics

  1. 2010
  2. Development of microstructure in compacted earthen building materials

    Beckett, C. & Augarde, C. E., Sep 2010, Unsaturated Soils. Taylor and Francis Ltd., p. 139-144

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  3. 2011
  4. Structure creation in earthen construction materials: information from dry soil mixtures

    Beckett, C. & Augarde, C. E., Jun 2011, In : Frontiers of Structural and Civil Engineering. 5, 2, p. 151-159

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  5. A Novel Image-Capturing Technique for the Experimental Study of Soil Deformations During Compaction

    Beckett, C. T. S. & Augarde, C. E., Nov 2011, In : Geotechnical Testing Journal. 34, 6, p. 571-578 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  6. 2012
  7. The Effect of Relative Humidity and Temperature on the Unconfined Compressive Strength of Rammed Earth

    Beckett, C. & Augarde, C. E., Jun 2012, Unsaturated Soils: Research and applications. Springer, p. 1-6

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  8. A review of the contribution of thermal mass to thermal comfort in rammed earth structures

    Beckett, C. & Ciancio, D., Dec 2012, Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment. University of Peradeniya, p. 1-12

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  9. 2013
  10. Rammed earth: an overview of a sustainable construction material

    Ciancio, D. & Beckett, C., 2013, Proceedings of the 3rd Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies Conference. p. 1-9

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  11. Prediction of soil water retention properties using pore-size distribution and porosity

    Beckett, C. T. S. & Augarde, C. E., Apr 2013, In : Canadian geotechnical journal. 50, 4, p. 435-450 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  12. Macrostructural changes in compacted earthen construction materials under loading

    Beckett, C. T. S., Hall, M. R. & Augarde, C. E., Aug 2013, In : Acta geotechnica. 8, 4, p. 423-438 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  13. 2014
  14. Rainfall-induced landslides: Development of a simple screening tool based on rainfall data and unsaturated soil mechanics principles

    Suradi, M., Fourie, A., Beckett, C. & Buzzi, O., 2014, UNSATURATED SOILS: RESEARCH & APPLICATIONS, VOLS 1 AND 2. Khalili, N., Russell, AR. & Khoshghalb, A. (eds.). CRC PRESS-TAYLOR & FRANCIS GROUP, p. 1459-1465 7 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  15. The use of XRCT to investigate highly unsaturated soil mixtures

    Smith, J. C., Augarde, C. E. & Beckett, C. T. S., 2014, UNSATURATED SOILS: RESEARCH & APPLICATIONS, VOLS 1 AND 2. Khalili, N., Russell, AR. & Khoshghalb, A. (eds.). CRC PRESS-TAYLOR & FRANCIS GROUP, p. 719-725 7 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  16. Optimum lime content identification for lime-stabilised rammed earth

    Ciancio, D., Beckett, C. T. S. & Carraro, J. A. H., 28 Feb 2014, In : Construction and Building Materials. 53, p. 59-65 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  17. Effect of compaction water content on the strength of cement-stabilized rammed earth materials

    Beckett, C. & Ciancio, D., May 2014, In : Canadian geotechnical journal. 51, 5, p. 583-590 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  18. Sustainable and affordable rammed earth houses in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia: Development of thermal monitoring techniques

    Beckett, C., Ciancio, D., Huebner, C. & Cardell-Oliver, R., Jul 2014, Structural Engineering in Australasia – World Standard. Institution of Engineers (Australia), p. 1-9

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  19. 2015
  20. Effect of microstructure on heat transfer through compacted cement-stabilised soils

    Beckett, C. & Ciancio, D., 2015, Geomechanics from Micro to Macro, Vols I and II. Soga, K., Kumar, K., Biscontin, G. & Kuo, M. (eds.). CRC PRESS-TAYLOR & FRANCIS GROUP, p. 1539-1544 6 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  21. Notched mini round determinate panel test to calculate tensile strength and fracture energy of fibre reinforced cement-stabilised rammed earth

    Ciancio, D., Beckett, C., Buratti, N. & Mazzotti, C., Feb 2015, Rammed earth construction: Cutting-edge research on traditional and modern rammed earth. Taylor and Francis Ltd., p. 75-78

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  22. Strengthening mechanisms in cement-stabilised rammed earth

    Beckett, C., Ciancio, D., Manzi, S. & Bignozzi, M-C., Feb 2015, Rammed earth construction: Cutting-edge research on traditional and modern rammed earth. Taylor and Francis Ltd., p. 41-46

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  23. Geotechnical aspects of earthen construction materials

    Augarde, C. E., Smith, J. C., Corbin, A. J., Ciancio, D., Beckett, C. & Jaquin, P., Sep 2015, Proceedings of the XVI ECSMGE Geotechnical Engineering for Infrastructure and Development. ICE Publishing Ltd., p. 535-540 6 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  24. Durability of cement-stabilised rammed earth: a case study in Western Australia

    Beckett, C. & Ciancio, D., Dec 2015, In : Australian Journal of Civil Engineering. p. 1-9

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  25. Tensile strengths of flocculated compacted unsaturated soils

    Beckett, C. T. S., Smith, J. C., Ciancio, D. & Augarde, C. E., Dec 2015, In : Geotechnique Letters. 5, 4, p. 254-260 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  26. 2016
  27. Challenges in treating earthen construction materials as unsaturated soils

    Augarde, C. E., Beckett, C. T. S., Smith, J. C. & Corbin, A. J., 2016, 3RD EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON UNSATURATED SOILS - E-UNSAT 2016. Delage, P., Cui, YJ., Ghabezloo, S., Pereira, JM. & Tang, AM. (eds.). E D P SCIENCES, 8 p. (E3S Web of Conferences; vol. 9).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  28. Water repellent soils: the case for unsaturated soil mechanics

    Beckett, C., Fourie, A. & Toll, D., 2016, 3RD EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON UNSATURATED SOILS - E-UNSAT 2016. Delage, P., Cui, YJ., Ghabezloo, S., Pereira, JM. & Tang, AM. (eds.). E D P SCIENCES, 6 p. (E3S Web of Conferences; vol. 9).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  29. Centrifuge modelling of drawdown seepage in tailings storage facilities

    Beckett, C. & Fourie, A. B., Mar 2016, Australian Centre for Geomechanics. Australian Centre for Geomechanics, p. 271-284

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  30. Centrifuge modelling of seepage through tailings embankments

    Beckett, C., Fourie, A. B. & O'Loughlin, C. D., Mar 2016, In : International journal of physical modelling in geotechnics. 16, 1, p. 18-30 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  31. Improving rammed earth walls' sustainability through life cycle assessment (LCA)

    Arrigoni, A., Ciancio, D., Beckett, C. & Dotelli, G., Jun 2016, Sustainable Built Environment (SBE) Regional Conference. Zurich, p. 1-6 6 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  32. First International Conference on Rammed Earth Construction: Report

    Ciancio, D., Beckett, C., Augarde, C. E. & Paul, J., Oct 2016, In : Proceedings of the ICE - Construction Materials. p. 1-5

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  33. 2017
  34. Strength characterisation of soil-based construction materials

    Beckett, C., Augarde, C. E., Easton, D. & Easton, T., 2017, In : Geotechnique. 68, 5, p. 400-409

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  35. Reduction of rammed earth's hygroscopic performance under stabilisation: an experimental investigation

    Arrigoni, A., Grillet, A-C., Pelosato, R., Dotelli, G., Beckett, C. T. S., Woloszyn, M. & Ciancio, D., Apr 2017, In : Building and Environment. 115, p. 358-367 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  36. Weathering’s beneficial effect on waste-stabilised rammed earth: a chemical and microstructural investigation

    Arrigoni, A., Pelosato, R., Dotelli, G., Beckett, C. & Ciancio, D., Jun 2017, In : Construction and Building Materials. p. 157-166 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  37. Compaction conditions greatly affect growth during early plant establishment

    Beckett, C., Glenn, D., Bradley, K., Guzzomi, A., Merritt, D. & Fourie, A. B., 16 Jun 2017, In : Ecological Engineering. 105, p. 471-481 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  38. Life-cycle analysis of environmental impact vs. durability of stabilised rammed earth

    Arrigoni, A., Beckett, C., Ciancio, D. & Dotelli, G., Jul 2017, In : Construction and Building Materials. 142, p. 128-136 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  39. Measured and simulated thermal behaviour in rammed earth houses in a hot-arid climate: Part B: Comfort

    Beckett, C., Cardell-Oliver, R., Ciancio, D. & Huebner, C., 1 Aug 2017, In : Journal of Building Engineering. 13, p. 146-158 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  40. Composite panels of cold-formed steel and timber for high-density construction

    Kyvelou, P., Reynolds, T., Beckett, C., Wong, P. W. & Huang, Y., 26 Oct 2017, Proceedings of World Conference on Timber Engineering.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  41. Measured and simulated thermal behaviour in rammed earth houses in a hot-arid climate. Part A: Structural behaviour

    Beckett, C., Cardell-Oliver, R., Ciancio, D. & Huebner, C., 23 Nov 2017, In : Journal of Building Engineering. p. 243-251 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  42. 2018
  43. Hydromechanical behaviour of water-repellent sands

    Velikova, M., Beckett, C., Toll, D., Fourie, A. B. & Ward, P., 2018.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

  44. Evaluation of the dynamic cone penetrometer to detect compaction in ripped soils

    Beckett, C., Bewsher, S., Guzzomi, A., Lehane, B., Fourie, A. B. & Riethmuller, G., Jan 2018, In : Soil and Tillage Research.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  45. Shelter Research at The University of Edinburgh

    Reynolds, T., Huang, Y. & Beckett, C., 8 Jun 2018.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

  46. Flow visualisation in a geotechnical centrifuge under controlled seepage conditions

    Beckett, C. & Fourie, A. B., 17 Jul 2018, Physical Modelling in Geotechnics. McNamara, A., Divall, S., Goodey, R., Taylor, N., Stallebrass, S. & Panchal, J. (eds.). UK: CRC PRESS-TAYLOR & FRANCIS GROUP, Vol. 2. p. 823-828 6 p. 124

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  47. Examining the hydromechanical behaviour of water repellent sand

    Beckett, C., Fourie, A. B., Toll, D. & Ward, P., 3 Aug 2018, Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Unsaturated Soils. 6 p. 112

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  48. Corrosion protection of steel embedded in cement-stabilised rammed earth

    Meek, A., Beckett, C., Carsana, M. & Ciancio, D., Oct 2018, In : Construction and Building Materials. 187, p. 942-953 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  49. Rammed Earth incorporating Recycled Concrete Aggregate: a sustainable, resistant and breathable construction solution

    Arrigoni, A., Beckett, C., Ciancio, D., Pelosato, R., Dotelli, G. & Grillet, A-C., Oct 2018, In : Resources, Conservation and Recycling. 137, p. 11-20 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  50. 2019
  51. Investigations into the high temperature behaviour of unstabilised rammed earth

    Beckett, C., Kazamias, K. & Law, A., 15 Jul 2019, Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies (SCMT5). Claisse, P., Ganjian, E. & Naik, T. (eds.). Vol. 3. 12 p. 161. (Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies Conferences).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution