Dr Martin Larisch

Adjunct Associate Professor

School of Civil Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
m.larisch@uq.edu.au
+61 419 799 701

Overview

Research Interests

  • Installation Effects of Bored Piles
    The research will focus on the installation effects of common bored piling methods on the load-settlement performance of the individual pile and/ or the pile group. Effects of varying penetration rates, tool rotation and drilling support fluids are modelled and verified in cohesive and granular ground conditions. The knowledge of installation effects will reduce the risk in deep foundation technology and is therefore an important and commercially significant topic.
  • Concrete for Deep Foundations
    Concrete for deep foundation elements like piles or diaphragm walls needs to meet specific performance criteria with respect to rheology (yield point and viscosity), stability and slump retention. Optimal aggregate grading and packing is required and numerical modelling as well as laboratory tests will be performed. Advanced and optimized concrete mix designs will improve concrete density, permeability and consequently reduces the risk of structural and water proofing risks.
  • Polymer based drilling support fluids
    the understanding of the rheology and general behaviour of polymer based drilling support fluids will create considerable benefits for the construction industry. Polymer based drilling fluids can generate advantages in cost and program for deep foundation projects but their behaviour and therefore the associated risks are poorly understood to date. The research aims to develop QA tests which assist practitioners to ensure the required performance criteria are met.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland

Publications

  • Larisch, M.D., Williams, D.J. and Scheuermann, A. (2015). Effects of installation parameters of drilled displacement piles on in situ stress conditions in stiff clays. 16th European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, ECSMGE 2015, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 13-17 September 2015. London, United Kingdom: ICE Publishing.

  • Larisch, M. D., Arnold, M., Uhlig, M., Schwiteilo, E., Williams, D. J. and Scheuermann, A. (2013). Stress and displacement monitoring of auger displacement piles. PILE 2013: International Conference on State of the Art of Pile Foundation and Pile Case Histories, Bandung, West Java, Indonesia, 2-4 June, 2013. Bandung, West Java, Indonesia: Universitas Katolik Parahyangan.

  • Alehossein, Habib, Beckhaus, Karsten and Larisch, Martin (2012). Analysis of L-box test for tremie pipe concrete. ACI Materials Journal, 109 (3), 303-311.

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Publications

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Larisch, M.D., Williams, D.J. and Scheuermann, A. (2015). Effects of installation parameters of drilled displacement piles on in situ stress conditions in stiff clays. 16th European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, ECSMGE 2015, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 13-17 September 2015. London, United Kingdom: ICE Publishing.

  • Larisch, M. D., Arnold, M., Uhlig, M., Schwiteilo, E., Williams, D. J. and Scheuermann, A. (2013). Stress and displacement monitoring of auger displacement piles. PILE 2013: International Conference on State of the Art of Pile Foundation and Pile Case Histories, Bandung, West Java, Indonesia, 2-4 June, 2013. Bandung, West Java, Indonesia: Universitas Katolik Parahyangan.

  • Larisch, M. D., Nacke, E., Arnold, M., Williams, D. and Scheuermann, A. (2012). Simulation of auger displacement pile installation. 11th Australia - New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics, Melbourne, Australia, 15-18 July 2012. Melbourne, Australia: Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics.

  • Larisch, M. D., Scheuermann, A. and Williams, D. (2012). Zur Bemessung und Ausführung von Stabilisierungssäulen, hergestellt im Drehbohrverfahren. 2. Symposium Baugrundverbesserung in der Geotechnik, Vienna, Austria, 13-14 September 2012. Vienna, Austria: Universitat Stuttgart, Instituts fur Geotechnik.