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Deng, L, Smith, A, Dixon, N, Yuan, H (2021) Automatic classification of landslide kinematics using acoustic emission measurements and machine learning, Landslides, ISSN: 1612-510X. DOI: 10.1007/s10346-021-01676-8.

Smith, A and Dixon, N (2020) Listening for deterioration and failure: Towards smart geotechnical infrastructure, Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Smart Infrastructure and Construction, 171(4), pp.131-143, ISSN: 2397-8759. DOI: 10.1680/jsmic.19.00019.

Smith, A, Heather-Smith, H, Dixon, N, Flint, J, Pennie, D (2019) Acoustic emission generated by granular soil-steel structure interaction, Géotechnique Letters, 10(2), pp.119-127, ISSN: 2045-2543. DOI: 10.1680/jgele.19.00065.

Smith, A, Moore, I, Dixon, N (2019) Acoustic emission sensing of pipe-soil interaction: Full-scale pipelines subjected to differential ground movements, Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 145(12), 04019113, ISSN: 1090-0241. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0002185.

Smith, A and Dixon, N (2019) Acoustic emission generated by glass beads in compression and shearing, Granular Matter, 21, 92, ISSN: 1434-5021. DOI: 10.1007/s10035-019-0944-0.

Smith, A and Dixon, N (2019) Acoustic emission behaviour of dense sands, Géotechnique, 69(12), pp.1107-1122, ISSN: 0016-8505. DOI: 10.1680/jgeot.18.p.209.

Dixon, N, Smith, A, Flint, J, Khanna, R, Clark, B, Andjelkovic, M (2018) An acoustic emission landslide early warning system for communities in low-income and middle-income countries, Landslides, 15(8), pp.1631-1644, ISSN: 1612-510X. DOI: 10.1007/s10346-018-0977-1.

Berg, N, Smith, A, Russell, S, Dixon, N, Proudfoot, D, Take, A (2018) Correlation of acoustic emissions with patterns of movement in an extremely slow moving landslide at Peace River, Alberta, Canada, Canadian Geotechnical Journal, ISSN: 0008-3674. DOI: 10.1139/cgj-2016-0668.

Smith, A, Dixon, N, Moore, R, Meldrum, P (2017) Acoustic emission monitoring of coastal slopes in north-east England, United Kingdom, Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology, 50(3), ISSN: 1470-9236. DOI: 10.1144/qjegh2016-081.

Uhlemann, S, Chambers, J, Wilkinson, P, Maurer, H, Merritt, A, Meldrum, P, Kuras, O, Gunn, D, Smith, A, Dijkstra, T (2017) Four-dimensional imaging of moisture dynamics during landslide reactivation, Journal of Geophysical Research. Earth Surface, 122(1), pp.398-418, ISSN: 2169-9011. DOI: 10.1002/2016JF003983.

Smith, A, Dixon, N, Fowmes, GJ (2017) Early detection of first-time slope failures using acoustic emission measurements: large-scale physical modelling, Géotechnique, 67(2), pp.138-152, ISSN: 0016-8505. DOI: 10.1680/jgeot.15.P.200.

Smethurst, JA, Smith, A, Uhlemann, S, Wooff, C, Chambers, J, Hughes, P, Lenart, S, Saroglou, H, Springman, S, Lofroth, H, Hughes, D (2017) Current and future role of instrumentation and monitoring in the performance of transport infrastructure slopes, Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology, ISSN: 2041-4803. DOI: 10.1144/qjegh2016-080.

Smith, A, Dixon, N, Fowmes, G (2016) Monitoring buried pipe deformation using acoustic emission: quantification of attenuation, International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, 11(4), pp.418-430, ISSN: 1938-6362. DOI: 10.1080/19386362.2016.1227581.

Wilkinson, P, Chambers, J, Uhlemann, S, Meldrum, P, Smith, A, Dixon, N, Loke, MH (2016) Reconstruction of landslide movements by inversion of 4D electrical resistivity tomography monitoring data, Geophysical Research Letters, 43(3), pp.1166-1174, ISSN: 0094-8276. DOI: 10.1002/2015GL067494.

Uhlemann, S, Smith, A, Chambers, J, Dixon, N, Dijkstra, T, Haslam, E, Meldrum, P, Merritt, A, Gunn, D, Mackay, J (2016) Assessment of ground-based monitoring techniques applied to landslide investigations, Geomorphology, ISSN: 0169-555X. DOI: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2015.10.027.

Dixon, N, Smith, A, Spriggs, MP, Ridley, A, Meldrum, P, Haslam, E (2015) Stability monitoring of a rail slope using acoustic emission, Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Geotechnical Engineering, ISSN: 1353-2618. DOI: 10.1680/jgeen.14.00152.

Smith, A, Dixon, N, Meldrum, P, Haslam, E, Chambers, J (2014) Acoustic emission monitoring of a soil slope: comparisons with continuous deformation measurements, Géotechnique Letters, 4(4), pp.255-261, ISSN: 2045-2543. DOI: 10.1680/geolett.14.00053.

Smith, A and Dixon, N (2014) Quantification of landslide velocity from active waveguide generated acoustic emission, Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 52(4), pp.413-425, ISSN: 0008-3674. DOI: 10.1139/cgj-2014-0226.

Dixon, N, Spriggs, MP, Smith, A, Meldrum, P, Haslam, E (2014) Quantification of reactivated landslide behaviour using acoustic emission monitoring, ISSN: 1612-510X. DOI: 10.1007/s10346-014-0491-z.

Smith, A, Dixon, N, Meldrum, P, Haslam, E (2014) Inclinometer casings retrofitted with acoustic real-time monitoring systems, Ground Engineering, 30(October 2014), pp.1-8, ISSN: 0017-4653.


Smith, A, Biller, T, Heather-Smith, HJ, Dixon, N, Flint, JA (2019) Acoustic emission monitoring in geotechnical element tests. In Proceedings of the XVII European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Reykjavik, Iceland,ISBN: 9789935943613. DOI: 10.32075/17ECSMGE-2019-0700.

Smith, A, Moore, ID, Dixon, N (2019) Acoustic emission sensing of pipe-soil interaction: Development of an early warning system for buried pipe deformation. In International Conference on Smart Infrastructure and Construction, Cambridge, UK,ISBN: 9780727764669. DOI: 10.1680/icsic.64669.463.

Biller, T, Smith, A, Dixon, N (2019) Monitoring seepage-induced internal erosion using acoustic emission [extended abstract]. In European Working Group on Internal Erosion (EWG‐IE) 27th Annual Meeting, University of British Columbia, Vancouver.

Heather-Smith, H, Smith, A, Dixon, N, Flint, J, Wordingham, J (2018) Monitoring buried infrastructure deformation using acoustic emissions. In 9th European Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, Manchester, United Kingdom.

Biller, T, Smith, A, Dixon, N (2018) Early detection of seepage-induced internal erosion using acoustic emission monitoring. In 15th BGA Young Geotechnical Engineers Symposium (YGES), University of Surrey, UK.

Dixon, N, Codeglia, D, Smith, A, Fowmes, G, Meldrum, P (2015) An acoustic emission slope displacement rate sensor — case studies. In Ninth International Symposium on Field Measurements in Geomechanics, Sydney, pp.743-756, ISBN: 9780992481025. DOI: 10.36487/ACG_rep/1508_54_Dixon.

Smith, A, Dixon, N, Moore, R, Meldrum, P, Haslam, E, Siddle, R (2014) Performance of an acoustic emission monitoring system to detect subsurface ground movement at Flat Cliffs, North Yorkshire, UK. In , Turin, pp.117-120, ISBN: 9783319090573. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-09057-3_9.

Smith, A, Dixon, N, Berg, N, Take, A, Proudfoot, D (2014) Listening for landslides: method, measurements and the Peace River Case Study. In GeoHazards 6, Kingston, Canada, pp.1-10.

Smith, A and Dixon, N (2014) Acoustic emission monitoring of active waveguides to quantify slope stability. In , University of Manchester, pp.17-18.


Smith, A (2017) Landslides. In Bosher, L and Chmutina, K (ed) Disaster Risk Reduction for the Built Environment, John Wiley & Sons, pp.185-204.

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