Joe G. Tom, Jr.

 Joe G. Tom, Jr.
Joe G. Tom, Jr.
  • Assistant Professor
2209 Newmark Civil Engineering Bldg

Primary Research Area

  • Geotechnical Engineering

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Education

  • Ph.D., Civil and Offshore Engineering, The University of Western Australia, Australia, 2018
  • M.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Davis, 2011
  • B.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Mississippi State University, 2009

Academic Positions

  • Research Fellow, Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems, The University of Western Australia, Feb. 2018 - Dec. 2019
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Jan. 2020 - Present

Professional Societies

  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE)
  • Society for Underwater Technology (SUT)
  • SUT Offshore Site Investigation and Geotechnics Perth, Committee Member - Jan. 2018 - Dec. 2019

Research Interests

  • Novel anchoring systems for offshore renewable energy and floating systems.
  • Whole-life response of geosystems subject to cyclic loading.
  • Scour, settlement and burial of seabed structures and pipelines/cables.
  • Local scour and building failure due to tsunamis.
  • Coastal wave-infrastructure interaction.

Research Statement

I am interested in problems where water interacts with soil - for example, managing the impact of sediment movement around coastal and offshore infrastructure - and developing new types of foundations optimized for new and emerging applications, such as supporting energy production infrastructure.

Primary Research Area

  • Geotechnical Engineering

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Selected Articles in Journals

  • Sahdi, F., Tom, J.G., Hou, Z., Bransby, M.F., Gaudin, C., and Watson, P. (2021). "Influence of stress history on undrained cyclic shear strength evolution". Canadian Geotechnical Journal.
  • Tom, J. G. and White, D. (2019). "Drained bearing capacity of shallowly embedded pipelines". Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, Vol. 145(11).
  • Haghighi, A., Hu, P., Tom, J. G., and Krabbenhoft, K. (2019). "Combined loading of strip footings on sand-over-clay with layers of varying extents". Soils and Foundations, Vol. 59(2).
  • Sahdi, F., Gaudin, C., Tom, J. G., and Tong, F. (2019). "Mechanisms of soil flow during submarine slide-pipe impact". Ocean Engineering, Vol. 186.
  • Tom, J. G., Draper, S., and White, D. J. (2018). "Sediment transport and trench development beneath a cylinder oscillating normal to a sandy seabed". Coastal Engineering, Vol. 140.
  • Tom, J. G., O'Loughlin, C., White, D., Haghighi, A., and Maconochie, A. (2017). "The effect of radial fins on the uplift resistance of buried pipelines". Geotechnique Letters, Vol 7(1).
  • Rushing, J. F. and Tom, J. G. (2009). "Laboratory testing of asphalt surface treatments for airfeld pavements". International Journal of Pavement Research and Technology, Vol. 2(5).

Articles in Conference Proceedings

  • Tom, J. G., Draper, S., and Yao, W. (2021). "Estimating seabed shear stress amplification around circular cylinders: an observational method based on laboratory experiments". 10th International Conference on Scour and Erosion, Arlington, Virginia.
  • Draper, S., Johannsen, M., Mohr, H., and Tom, J. G. (2021). "Scour and scour-induced settlement of subsea structures". 10th International Conference on Scour and Erosion, Arlington, Virginia.
  • Sahdi, F., Tom, J. G., Laham, N., Watson, P., Bransby, M., and Gaudin, C. (2021). "Measurements of long-term strength changes due to cyclic loading in Gulf of Mexico clay". International Conference on Geotechnical and Geophysical Site Characterization, Budapest, Romania.
  • Santoyo, S.F., Tom, J.G., and Baser, T. (2021). "Impact of Subsurface Warming on the Capacity of Helical Piles Installed in Permafrost Layers". International Foundations Conference and Equipment Expo, Dallas, Texas. American Society of Civil Engineers.
  • Ragni, R., Tom, J. G., Bienen, B., and Masin, D. (2020). "Modelling the Effects of Cyclically-Induced Consolidation on Spudcan Capacity". 4th International Symposium on Frontiers in Offshore Geotechnics, Austin, Texas, American Society of Civil Engineers.
  • Sahdi, F., Tom, J. G., Watson, P., Gaudin, C., and Bransby, M. F. (2020). "Effect of Water Entrainment on Seabed Soils during Cyclic Pipe-Soil Interaction". 4th International Symposium on Frontiers in Offshore Geotechnics, Austin, Texas, American Society of Civil Engineers.
  • Sassi, K., Fernandez, G., Tom, J. G., Draper, S., and Zhao, M. (2020). "CFD Analysis of an Observed Mooring Line Trench to Assess the Potential for Further Trench Development". 4th International Symposium on Frontiers in Offshore Geotechnics, Austin, Texas, American Society of Civil Engineers.
  • Yap, Y. S., O'Loughlin, C. D., and Tom, J. G. (2020). "A Time-Domain Model for Embedded and On-Bottom Chains Incorporating Consolidation". 4th International Symposium on Frontiers in Offshore Geotechnics, Austin, Texas, American Society of Civil Engineers.
  • Tom, J. G., Rijnsdorp, D. P., Ragni, R., and White, D. J. (2019). "Fluid-structure-soil interaction of a moored wave energy device". 38th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, Glasgow, United Kingdom. American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
  • Tom, J. G., White, D. J., Griffiths, T. J., and Leckie, S. H. F. (2019). "Estimating the drained friction capacity of pipelines on mobile seabeds". 13th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics, Perth, Australia. Australian Geomechanics Society.
  • Draper, S., Yao, W., Cheng, L., Tom, J. G., and An, H. (2018). "Estimating the rate of scour propagation along a submarine pipeline in time-varying currents and in fine-grained sediment". 37th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, Madrid, Spain. American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
  • Tom, J. G. and White, D. J. (2017). "Effect of Drainage on Upheaval Buckling Susceptibility of Buried Pipelines". ASME 2017 36th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering. American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
  • Tom, J. G. and Draper, S. (2016). "Flow between a plane wall and an oscillating circular cylinder in still water at low KC and Reynolds number". 20th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference.
  • Tom, J. G., Draper, S., White, D., and O'Neill, M. (2016). "Risk-based assessment of scour around subsea infrastructure". Offshore Technology Conference. Offshore Technology Conference.
  • Tom, J. G., Zhou, H., and Deeks, A. (2015). "Geotechnical considerations for pipeline stabilization design using rock berms". Frontiers in Offshore Geotechnics III. CRC Press.
  • Tom, J. G., Leckie, S. H., White, D. J., and Draper, S. (2015). "Drained breakout resistance of a pipeline on a mobile seabed". ASME 2015 34th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering. American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
  • Bransby, F., Rodriguez, A. B., Zhou, H., Tom, J. G., Low, H. E., and White, D. (2014). "Sediment mobility effects on seabed resistance for unburied pipelines". Offshore Technology Conference.
  • Tom, J. G., DeJong, J., Boulanger, R., Jaeger, R., and Boylan, N. (2012). "Characterization and Modeling of a Reconstituted Offshore Silty-Clay". GeoCongress 2012: State of the Art and Practice in Geotechnical Engineering. American Society of Civil Engineers.

Honors

  • Baden Clegg Award, Australian Geomechanics Society (2019)
  • Society for Underwater Technology Perth Branch Scholarship (2015)

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