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Department of Civil Engineering

Dr Bill Atherton

Dr Bill Atherton

Telephone: 0151 231 2813

Biography

Programme Leader for HNC programmes
Faculty Research Coordinator

Degrees

2008, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, PhD
2002, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering
1988, Liverpool Polytechnic, United Kingdom, HNC Mechanical and Production Egineering
1985, Central College Liverpool, United Kingdom, ONC Civil Engineering Studies

Academic appointments

Programme Leader, School of the Built Environment, Liverpool John Moores University, 2011 - present
Senior Lecturer, School of the Built Environment, Liverpool John Moores University, 2004 - 2011

Postgraduate training

D9802 Seismic Design to Eurocode 8, United Kingdom, ICE - Thomas Telford, ? - 2012

Publications

Journal article

Jebur AA, Atherton W, Al Khaddar RM. 2018. Feasibility of an evolutionary artificial intelligence (AI) scheme for modelling of load settlement response of concrete piles embedded in cohesionless soil Ships and Offshore Structures, :1-14 >DOI

Shanbara HK, Ruddock F, Atherton W. 2018. Predicting the rutting behaviour of natural fibre-reinforced cold mix asphalt using the finite element method Construction and Building Materials, 167 :907-917 >DOI

Shanbara HK, Ruddock F, Atherton W. 2018. A laboratory study of high-performance cold mix asphalt mixtures reinforced with natural and synthetic fibres Construction and Building Materials, 172 :166-175 >DOI

Jafer HM, Atherton W, Sadique M, Ruddock FM, Loffill E. 2018. Development of a New Ternary Blended Cementitious Binder Produced from Waste Materials for use in Soft Soil Stabilisation Journal of Cleaner Production, 172 :516-528 >DOI

Jafer HM, Hashim KHALID, Atherton WILLIAM, Al-attabi ALI. 2016. A Statistical Model for the Geotechnical Parameters of Cement-Stabilised Hightown's Soft Soil: A Case Study of Liverpool, UK International Journal of Civil, Environmental, Structural, Construction and Architectural Engineering, 10 :885-890

Jafer HM, Atherton WILLIAM, Ruddock FILICIT, Loffill ED. 2016. The Utilisation of Two Types of Fly Ashes Used as Cement Replacement in Soft Soil Stabilisation International Journal of Civil, Environmental, Structural, Construction and Architectural Engineering, 10 :881-884

Jebur AAJ, ATHERTON W, loffill E, Alkhaddar . 2016. “Simulation of Soil Pile Interaction of Steel Batter Piles Penetrated in Sandy Soil subjected to Pull-out Loads” International Journal of Civil, Environmental, Structural, Construction and Architectural Engineering, 10

Jafer HM, atherton WILLIAM, RUDDOCK FELLECITE, Loffill EDWARD. 2015. Assessing the Potential of a Waste Material for Cement Replacement and the Effect of Its Finennes in Soft Soil Stabilisation International Journal of Environmental, Chemical, Ecological, Geological and Geophysical Engineering, 9 :794-800

Abdellatif M, Atherton W, Alkhaddar R, Osman Y. 2015. Flood risk assessment for urban water system in a changing climate using artificial neural network NATURAL HAZARDS, 79 :1059-1077 >DOI >Link

Abdellatif M, Atherton W, Alkhaddar R, Osman Y. 2015. Application of the UKCP09 WG outputs to assess performance of combined sewers system in a changing climate Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, 20 >DOI

Abdellatif M, Atherton W, Alkhaddar RM, Osman YZ. 2015. Quantitative assessment of sewer overflow performance with climate change in northwest England HYDROLOGICAL SCIENCES JOURNAL-JOURNAL DES SCIENCES HYDROLOGIQUES, 60 :636-650 >DOI >Link

Adegoke PB, Atherton W, Al Khaddar RM. 2014. A novel simple method for measuring the velocity of dam-break flow WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment, 184 :23-34 >DOI

Idowu IA, Alkhaddar RM, Atherton W. 2014. Possible source term of high concentrations of mecoprop-p in leachate and water quality: impact of climate change, public use and disposal ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY, 35 :2055-2067 >DOI >Link

Abdellatif M, Atherton W, Alkhaddar R. 2014. Assessing combined sewer overflows with long lead time for better surface water management ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY, 35 :568-580 >DOI >Link

Idowu I, Atherton W, Alkhaddar R. 2013. Prediction of mecoprop transportion from leachate and its effect on water quality across North West England World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2013: Showcasing the Future - Proceedings of the 2013 Congress, :1552-1562

Sadique M, Al-Nageim H, Atherton W, Seton L, Dempster N. 2013. Mechano-chemical activation of high-Ca fly ash by cement free blending and gypsum aided grinding Construction and Building Materials, 43 :480-489 >DOI

Abdellatif M, Atherton W, Alkhaddar R. 2013. Application of the stochastic model for temporal rainfall disaggregation for hydrological studies in north western England JOURNAL OF HYDROINFORMATICS, 15 :555-567 >DOI >Link

Saghafi B, Al Nageim H, Atherton W. 2013. Mechanical Behavior of a New Base Material Containing High Volumes of Limestone Waste Dust, PFA, and APC Residues JOURNAL OF MATERIALS IN CIVIL ENGINEERING, 25 :450-461 >DOI >Link

Al-Nageim H, Sadique M, Atherton W, Seton L, Dempster N. 2013. Strength development of optimised cementitious materials containing fly ashes and silica fume ADVANCES IN CEMENT RESEARCH, 25 :90-97 >DOI >Link

Idowu I, Alo B, Atherton W, Al Khaddar R. 2013. Profile of medical waste management in two healthcare facilities in Lagos, Nigeria: a case study. Waste Manag Res, 31 :494-501 >DOI >Link

Al-Busaltan S, Al Nageim H, Atherton W, Sharples G, Seton L, Dempster N. 2012. Use of sem and XRD for characterisation the improvement in CMEM'S engineering properties 34th International Conference on Cement Microscopy 2012, :11-22

Abdellatif M, Atherton W, Alkhaddar R. 2012. Modelling peaks over threshold under the effects of climate change World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2012: Crossing Boundaries, Proceedings of the 2012 Congress, :3431-3442 >DOI

Sadique M, Al-Nageim H, Atherton W, Seton L, Dempster N. 2012. Identification of mineralogical changes towards advanced reactivity of fly ashes for mechanical activation 34th International Conference on Cement Microscopy 2012, :336-349

Sadique M, Al-Nageim H, Atherton W, Seton L, Dempster N. 2012. A laboratory study for full cement replacement by fly ash and silica fume MAGAZINE OF CONCRETE RESEARCH, 64 :1135-1142 >DOI >Link

Sharples GP, Al Nageim H, Al-Busaltan S, Atherton W. 2012. A comparative study for improving the mechanical properties of cold bituminous emulsion mixtures with cement and waste materials. Construction and Building Materials, 36 :743-748

Sharples GP, Al-Busaltan S, Al Nageim H, Atherton W. 2012. Mechanical properties of an upgrading cold mix asphalt using waste materials. ASCE's Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering,

Sharples GP, Al-Busaltan, S, Al Nageim H, Atherton W. 2012. Green bituminous asphalt relevant for highway and airfield pavement. Construction and Building Materials, 31 :243-250

Sadique M, Al Nageim H, Atherton W, Seton L, Dempster N. 2012. A new composite cementitious material for construction CONSTRUCTION AND BUILDING MATERIALS, 35 :846-855 >DOI >Link

Atherton W, Ash JW, Alkhaddar RM. 2008. The modeling of spills resulting from the catastrophic failure of above ground storage tanks and the development of mitigation International Oil Spill Conference - IOSC 2008, Proceedings, :949-956

Jafer HM, Atherton W, Sadique MM, Ruddock F, Loffill E. Stabilisation of soft soil using binary blending of high calcium fly ash and palm oil fuel ash Applied Clay Science, >DOI

Jebur AAJ, Atherton WILLIAM, Al khaddar RAFIDMH, Loffill EDWARD. Nonlinear analysis of single model piles subjected to lateral load in sloping ground Procedia Engineering, 196 :52-59 >DOI

Jebur AAJ, Atherton WILLIAM, AL khaddar RAFIDMH, Loffill EDWARD. Piles in sandy soil: A numerical study and experimental validation Procedia Engineering, 196 >DOI

Abdellatif MEM, Atherton W, Alkhaddar R, Osman Y. Flood Risk Assessment for Urban Drainage System in a Changing Climate Using Artificial Neural Network Natural Hazard, >DOI

Abdellatif MEM, Al-Shamma'a A, Tunnington S, Alkhaddar R, Atherton W. Assessment of Water Harvesting System for a Smart Building Considering Climate Change International Journal of Modelling and optimization, 5 :59-64

Abdellatif M, Atherton W, Al Khaddar RM. A hybrid generalised linear and Levenberg-Marquardt artificial neural network approach for downscaling future rainfall in north Western England >DOI

Abdellatif M, Atherton W, Al-Khaddar R. Climate change impacts on the Extreme Rainfall for selected sites in North Western England 2 :49-58 >DOI

Conference publication

Shanbara HK, Ruddock F, Atherton W. 2017. Improving the Mechanical Properties of Cold Mix Asphalt Mixtures Reinforced by Natural and Synthetic Fibers AlQadi IL, Ozer H, VelezVega EM, Murrell S. AIRFIELD AND HIGHWAY PAVEMENTS 2017: PAVEMENT INNOVATION AND SUSTAINABILITY, International Conference on Highway Pavements and Airfield Technology :102-111 >Link

Jafer H, Atherton , Al-Dulaimi A. 2017. THE CHARACTERISATION OF THE STRENGTH DEVELOPMENT OF A CEMENT-STABILISED SOFT SOIL TREATED WITH TWO DIFFERENT TYPES OF FLY ASHES 16th Annual International Conference on Asphalt, Pavement Engineering and Infrastructure 16

Shanbara HK, Ruddock F, Atherton W. 2016. Rutting Prediction of a Reinforced Cold Bituminous Emulsion Mixture using Finite Element Modelling Hajdu M, Skibniewski MJ. 5TH CREATIVE CONSTRUCTION CONFERENCE (CCC 2016), 5th Creative Construction Conference (CCC) 164 :222-229 >DOI >Link

Jafer HM, Atherton WILLIAM, Ruddock FELLECITE, Loffill EDWARD. 2016. Mechanical Activation of a Waste Material Used AS Cement Replacement in Soft Soil Stabilisation

Jafer HM, Atherton WILLIAM. 2016. Characterisation of Soft Soil Microstructure Stabilised With Binary Blending Using Two Waste Fly Ashes

Jebur AAJ, ATHERTON W, Loffill ED, alkhaddar . 2016. “Analysis of The Lateral Response of A Reinforced Concrete Pile Penetrated In Sand Soil Using Finite Element”

Jebur AAJ, Atherton W, Alkhadar R, Loffill E, Alkhaddar R. 2016. “Analysis of The Lateral Response of A Reinforced Concrete Pile Penetrated In Sand Soil Using Finite Element”

Jebur AAJ, Atherton WILLIAM, Loffill ED, Alkhadar R. 2016. DEEP FOUNDATIONS: ANALYSIS OF THE LATERAL RESPONSE OF CLOSED ENDED STEEL TUBULAR PILES EMBEDDED IN SANDY SOIL USING p-y CURVES

Jafer HM, Atherton WILLIAM, Ruddock FELECITE. 2015. Soft Soil Stabilisation Using High Calcium Waste Material Ash

Jebur AAJ, ATHERTON W, LOFFILL E, alkhaddar . 2015. “Deep Foundations: An Empirical and Theoretical Study of Pile Foundations Embedded in Sand Soil” The 8th Innovation International Conference, Manchester Metropolitan University

Abdellatif M, Al-Shamma'a A, Tunnington S, Alkhaddar R, Atherton W. 2014. Assessment of Water Harvesting System for a Smart Building Considering Climate Change ICECS- 15-16 September, Paris

Idowu I, Atherton W, Al Khaddar R. 2013. THE FATE AND TRANSPORTATION OF MECOPROP-P FROM LEACHATE ON WATER QUALITY ACROSS NORTH WEST ENGLAND Lekkas TD. PROCEEDINGS OF THE 13TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, 13th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology (CEST) >Link

Abdellatif M, Atherton W, Alkhaddar R. 2012. Modelling Peaks over Threshold Rainfall in North West England under the Effects of Climate Change 11th World Environmental and Water Resources Congres (EWRI),20-24 May, Palm Springs, USA :3431-3442

Jebur AAJ, Al Khaddar RAFIDMH, Atherton WILLIAM, Loffill EDWARD, Alattabi AW. Modelling of Pile-Soil Interaction of Concrete Model Piles Penetrated in Sand Soil The 3nd BUiD Doctoral Research Conference - British University in Dubai BDRC 2017

Jafer H, Atherton W, Ruddock F, Loffill E. The Stabilization of a Soft Soil Subgrade Layer Using a New Sustainable Binder Produced from Free-Cement Blending of Waste Materials Fly Ashes 10th international conference on the bearing capacity of roads, railways and airfields

Chapters

Abdellatif MEM, Atherton W, Alkhaddar R. 2013. Future Challenges in Urban Drainage Systems under Global Warming Causes, Impacts and Solutions to Global Warming Springer 9781461475873

Report

Atherton W. 2005. An experimental investigation of bund wall overtopping and dynamic pressures on the bund wall following catastrophic failure of a storage vessel An experimental investigation of bund wall overtopping and dynamic pressures on the bund wall following catastrophic failure of a storage vessel :1-42

Engagement & Impact

Fellowships:

FHEA, Higher Education Academy

Membership of professional bodies:

Graduate Member, ICE

Teaching qualification:

FHEA