Ngan-Tillard, D.J.M.

Summary

Dominique Ngan-Tillard is the coordinator of the MSc Geo Engineering for Applied Earth Sciences (AES) students. She is also member of the board of the education committee at AES. She lectures at BSc, MSc and PhD levels, mostly in Engineering Geology and Rock Mechanics. Her current research includes the response of wetland archaeological sites and remains to environmental changes.

Professional Affiliations

  • Dutch representative of the ISRM, the International Society of Rock Mechanics
  • Board member of the IngeoKring, the Dutch Association for Engineering Geology
  • Member of the IAEG, the International Association for Engineering Geology and the Environment
  • Member of the CFMR, the French Committee of Rock Mechanics
  • Member of the AFTES, the Association Française des Tunnels et Espace Souterrain
  • Member of the GeoImpuls Workgroup on Reliable Subsurface Models
  • Member of the Dutch Committee for the Certification of Geo-engineers

Research

Soil testing supported by live observations at multi-scales with the help of modern technologies (X-ray micro-CT-scan, X-ray CT-scan and ESEM). Application to:

  • Cone penetration testing in sands
  • Needle penetration testing
  • Strength testing of organic clays and peats. 
  • Compaction shear banding in marls
  • Grain identity tracking in element tests

Weakening and softening of soils, rocks and archeologicasl remains

  • Impact of mechanical loading on archeological layers and remains embedded in soft soils
  • Biography of ancient ornaments
  • Index test for the degradation of carbonate sands during hydraulic transport
  • Performance of aggregates for beach nourishment
  • Destructuration of calcarenite

Assessing and/or reducing risks related to the engineering properties of clays:

  • Any shrinking/swelling clays in North of the Netherlands? 
  • Developing index shrinkage tests for clays in ESEM
  • Using electro-osmosis to limit the adherence of sticky clays 
  • Advanced triaxial and oedometer testing apparatus for anisotropic clays.

Predicting the structure of the subsurface:

  • Total engineering geology approach applied to motorway construction and widening in the Netherlands
  • Semi-automatic interpretation of CPT’s
  • Assessing and reducing uncertainties in CPT interpretation
  • Imaging the subsurface from a TBM using seismic induced polarisation in peat deposits

Publications

Journal publications and book chapters

  1. Ngan-Tillard, DJM, Engin, HK, Verwaal, W, Mulder, A, Ulusay, R & Erguler, ZA (2012). Evaluation ofmicro-structural damage caused by needle penetration testing. Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment, 1-12.
  2. Ponziani, M, Slob, EC, Vanhala H & Ngan-Tillard, DJM (2012) Experimental validation of a model relating water content to the electrical conductivity of peat, Engineering Geology, 129–130, 48–55.
  3. Ponziani, M, Slob, EC, Vanhala H & Ngan-Tillard, DJM (2012) Influence of physical and chemical properties on the low-frequency complex conductivity of peat. In press, Near Surface Geophysics. Ponziani et al., 2012, doi:10.3997/1873-0604.2011037
  4. Ponziani, M, Slob, EC, Vanhala H & Ngan-Tillard, DJM (2011) Influence of water content on the electrical conductivity of peat, International Water Technology Journal, IWTJ 1, 1, June 2011, 14 p.
  5. Khoshelhama, K, Altundaga, D, Ngan-Tillard, DJM & Menentia, M (2011). Influence of range measurement noise on roughness characterization of rock surfaces using terrestrial laser scanning. In press, International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 1-9.
  6. Ngan-Tillard, DJM, Verwaal, W, Mulder A, Engin HK, Ulusay R (2011).  Application of the needle penetration test to a calcarenite, Maastricht, the Netherlands. Engineering Geology 123, 214-224.
  7. Ponziani, M, Ngan-Tillard DJM & Slob EC (2011). A new prototype cell to study electrical and geo-mechanical properties of peaty soils. Engineering Geology, 119 (1-2), 74-81.
  8. Ngan-Tillard, DJM, Venmans, AAM, Slob, EC & Mulder, A (2010). Total engineering geology approach applied to motorway construction and widening in the Netherlands. Part II: Pilot site in tidal deposits. Engineering Geology, 114, 171-180.
  9. Ngan-Tillard, DJM, Venmans, AAM & Slob, EC (2010). Total engineering geology approach applied to motorway construction and widening in the Netherlands Part I: A pragmatic approach. Engineering Geology, 114, 164-170.
  10. Ngan-Tillard, DJM, Haan, J, Laughton, D, Mulder, A & Kolff, AN van der (2009). Index test for the degradation potential of carbonate sands during hydraulic transportation. Engineering Geology, 108, 54-64.
  11. Raynaud, S, Ngan-Tillard, DJM, Desrues, J & Mazerolle, F (2008). Brittle-to-ductile transition in Beaucaire marl from triaxial tests under the CT-scanner. International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 45, 653-671.
  12. Cheng, XH, Ngan-Tillard, DJM & Haan, EJ den (2007). The causes of the high friction angle of Dutch organic soils. Engineering Geology, 93, 31-44.
  13. Gareau, LF & Tillard, DJM (2005). Determination of Elastic Parameters in the Lateral Stress Oedometer. Geotechnical Special Publication (130-142), pp. 2393-2404
  14. Ngan-Tillard, DJM, Cheng, X, Nes, J van & Zitha, PLJ (2005). Application of x-ray computed tomography to cone penetration tests in sands. Geotechnical Special Publication (130-142), 2393-2404.
  15. Ngan-Tillard, DJM, Swart, AT & Mulder, A (2005). Instrumenting uniaxial compressive strength tests to assess the anisotropic deformability of a one-dimensionally consolidated kaolinite. Geotechnical Special Publication (130-142), 2241-2250
  16. Maccabiani, J, Ngan-Tillard, DJM & Verhoef, PNW (2003). Assisting data interpretation: the cone penetration test, Chapter book 26, Lecture notes in Earth Sciences Vol 99, Springer-Verlag, Berlin-Heidelberg, Characterization of the Shallow Subsurface: Implications for Urban Infrastructure and Environmental, 293-298.

Refereed conference publications

  1. Cundill, S, Hack, R, van der Meijde, M, van der Schrier, J, and Ngan-Tillard, DJM (2012). Potential of using remote sensing data for dike inspection, International Symposium on Coastal Engineering Geology.
  2. Cundill, S, Hack, R, van der Meijde, M, van der Schrier, J, and Ngan-Tillard, DJM (2012). Quality of Peat Dykes evaluated by Remote Sensing, FLOODrisk 2012, Rotterdam. 7 p.
  3. Ngan-Tillard, DJM,  Dijkstra J, Broere W and Heimovaara, T (2012) Geo-engineering, a co-production of applied earth sciences and civil engineering- 2nd phase, International Conference shaking the foundations of geo-engineering education, Galway 2012. 8 p.
  4. Ngan-Tillard DJM, van Paassen, LA, Maurenbrecher, PM (2012) TU Delft Spain fieldwork and other outdoors activities. International Conference shaking the foundations of geo-engineering education, Galway 2012. 6 p.
  5. Ngan-Tillard, DJM,  Engin, KJ,  Verwaal, W &  Mulder, A. (2011) UCS estimation for Maastricht limestones by Needle penetration testing, XV European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Geotechnics of hard soils - Weak rocks, Athens 2011, 235-239.
  6. Ngan-Tillard, A & Mulder A (2011). Estimating the basic friction angle of a very strong meta-sandstone for rockfill strength prediction, ISRM, Harmonising Rock Engineering and the Environment, Beijin 2011, 761-764.
  7. Maurenbrecher, PM & Ngan-Tillard, DJM (2010). Wines and winelands: engineering geology fieldwork in Hispania Cisterior. In AL Williams, GM Pinches, CY Chin, TJ McMorran & CI Massey (Eds.), Proceedings and monographs in engineering, water and earth sciences (pp. 4371-4376). London: CRC Press/ Balkema.
  8. Maurenbrecher, PM & Ngan-Tillard, DJM (2010). Pocket cards for analyzing slopes and quarry rock size by stereo and Cartesian graphics. In J Zhao, V Labiouse, JP Dudt & JF Mathier (Eds.), Eurock 2010 Rock Mechanics in Civil and Environmental Engineering (pp. 601-604). Leiden: CRC Press/Balkema.
  9. Ngan-Tillard, DJM, Kouwenberg, P, Maurenbrecher, PM & Vink, B (2010). Data integration to assess geo-hazards in Maastricht A2 tunnel. In J Zhao, V Labiouse, JP Dudt & JF Mathier (Eds.), Eurock 2010 Rock Mechanics in Civil and Environmental Engineering (pp. 301-304). Leiden: CRC Press/Balkema.
  10. Ponziani, M, Vanhala, H, Slob, EC & Ngan-Tillard, DJM (2010). Influence of pore fluid conductivity and water content on the complex conductivity predictions. In s.n. (Ed.), Near Surface 2010 (pp. B33-1-B33-5). Houten, The Netherlands: EAGE.
  11. Ponziani, M, Shirasagi, S, Ngan-Tillard, DJM, Slob, EC & Heller, HKJ (2010). A prototype cell to study electrical and geomechanical properties of peaty soils. In R Ghose, SM Hassanizadeh, T Leijnse & HHM Rijnarts (Eds.), 1st International Conference on Frontiers in Shallow Subsurface Technology (pp. 165-168). Houten, The Netherlands: EAGE
  12. Venmans, AAM & Ngan-Tillard, DJM (2010). Engineers geological site investigation for linear infrastructure on soft soil. In R Ghose, M Hassanizadeh, T Leijnse & HHM Rijnarts (Eds.), 1st International Conference on Frontiers in Shallow Subsurface Technology (pp. 69-72). Houten, The Netherlands: EAGE (European Association of Geocientists & Engineers).
  13. Hounjet, MWA & Ngan-Tillard, DJM (2009) Urban planning combining soil data and urban structure characteristics in GIS. In MG Culshaw, HJ Reeves, I Jefferson & TW Spink (Eds.), Geological society engineering geoleogy special publication no. 22. Engineering geology for tomorrow's cities (pp. 1-7). London: the geological society.
  14. Maurenbrecher, PM & Ngan-Tillard, DJM (2009). Pocket cards to aid description of carbonate rocks as core or outcrops. In I Vrkljan (Ed.), Engineering in difficult ground conditions soft rocks and karst (pp. 297-302). Leiden: CRC Press.
  15. Ngan-Tillard, DJM, Kruse, G, Maccabiani, J & Molle, J (2009). Rapid exploration of (large) sets of cone penetration test data. In MG Culshaw, HJ Reeves, I Jefferson & TW Spink (Eds.), Geological society engineering geoleogy special publication no. 22. Engineering geology for tomorrow's cities (pp. 1-6). London: the geological society.
  16. Ngan-Tillard, DJM (2009). Postgraduate training of engineering geologists for lowland countries: the experience at Tudelft. In MG Culshaw, HJ Reeves, I Jefferson & TW Spink (Eds.), Geological society in engineering geoleogy special publication no. 22. Engineering geology for tomorrow's cities (pp. 1-9). London: the geological society.
  17. Ngan-Tillard, DJM, Verwaal, W, Maurenbrecher, PM & Paassen, LA van (2009). Microstructural degradation of Maastrichtian limestones. In I Vrkljan (Ed.), Engineering in Difficult Ground Conditions Soft Rocks and Karst (pp. 321-326). Leiden: CRC Press.
  18. Paassen, LA van, Pieron, M, Mulder, A, Linden, TJM, Loosdrecht, MCM van & Ngan-Tillard, DJM (2009). Strength and deformation of biologically cemented sandstone. In Vrkljan (Ed.), Proceedings of the ISRM Regional Conference EUROCK 2009 - Rock Engineering in difficult ground conditions - Soft rocks and karst, 29-31 October 2009, Dubrovnik, Croatia (pp. 405-410). London: Taylor & Francis Group.       
  19. Maurenbrecher, PM & Ngan-Tillard, DJM (2008). The David price engineering geology pocket card. In s.n. (Ed.), EuroEngeo 2008 (pp. 1-6). Madrid: Escuela de Ingenieria de Obras Publicas Madrid.
  20. Munsterman, WP, Ngan-Tillard, DJM & Venmans, AAM (2008). Total engineering geological approach applied to motorway constructions on soft soils. In s.n. (Ed.), EuroEngeo 2008 (pp. 1-9). Madrid: Escuela de Ingenieria de Obras Publicas Madrid.
  21. Ngan-Tillard, DJM, Schrier, JS van der, Venmans, AAM & Schmitz, RM (2008). Pragmatic training in engineering geology. In I Manoliu & N Radulescu (Eds.), Education and Training in Geo-Engineering Sciences (pp. 463-471). Leiden: CRC Press.
  22. Ngan-Tillard, DJM, Oostveen, JP & Kuijen, CMJ (2008). Geo-engineering, a co-production of applied earth sciences and civil engineering. In I Manoliu & N Radulescu (Eds.), Education and training in Geo-Engineering Sciences (pp. 313-318). Leiden: CRC Press/Balkema.
  23. Ngan-Tillard, DJM, Gorte, BGH, Verhagen, AAA & Verbree, E (2008). Bridging geomatics and geo-engineering. In I Manoliu & N Radulescu (Eds.), Education and training in geo-engineering sciences (pp. 307-312). Leiden: CRC Press.
  24. Paassen, LA van, Loosdrecht, MCM van, Eijnden, AP van den, Mulder, A, Verwaal, W, Ngan-Tillard, DJM, Harkes, MP & Bekendam, RF (2008). Reinforcement of calcarenite room and pillar mines by microbially induced carbonate precipitation. In s.n. (Ed.), EuroEngeo 2008, Madrid: Escuela de Ingenieria de Obras Publicas Madrid, Spain (pp. 1-6). Madrid: Escuela de Ingenieria de Obras Publicas Madrid.
  25. Cheng, XH & Ngan-Tillard, DJM (2006). X-ray CT study of mini-fabrics of organic soils (Oostvaardersplassen). In J Desrues, G Viggiani & P Bésuelle (Eds.), Advances in X-ray Tomography for Geomaterials (pp. 399-405). London: ISTE.
  26. Ngan-Tillard, DJM, Cheng, XH & Moutinho, P (2006). Low stress states in triaxial tests observed using X-ray computed tomography. In J Desrues, G Viggiani & P Bésuelle (Eds.), Advances in X-ray Tomography for Geomaterials (pp. 415-420). London: ISTE.
  27. Gareau, LF & Tillard, DJM (2005). Determination of Elastic Parameters in the Lateral Stress Oedometer. In Ellen.M. Rathje (Ed.), Geo-Frontiers 2005 (pp. 1-10). ASCE Geo Institute.
  28. Ngan-Tillard, DJM, Swart, AT & Mulder, A (2005). Instrumenting uniaxial compressive strength tests to assess the anisotropic deformability of a one-dimensionally consolidated kaolinite. In EM Rathje (Ed.), Geo-Frontiers 2005 (pp. 1-10). s.l.: ASCE Geo Institute.
  29. Ngan-Tillard, DJM, Cheng, X, Molle, J, Nes, J van & Zitha, PLJ (2005). Distinct Element Modelling of cone penetration supported by X-ray tomography. In Marcel Arnould & Patrick Ledru (Eds.), Geology and linear infrastructures (pp. 1-8). Orleans France: brgm editions.
  30. Ngan-Tillard, DJM, Cheng, X, Nes, J van & Zitha, PLJ (2005). Application of x-ray computed tomography to cone penetration tests in sands. In E.M Rathje (Ed.), Geo-Frontiers 2005 (pp. 1-12). s.l.: ASCE Geo Institute.
  31. Maurenbrecher, PM & Ngan-Tillard, DJM (2004). Engineering geology property parameters for the tertiary in The Netherlands. In R Hack & R Azzam (Eds.), Engineering Geology for Infrastructure Planning in Europa (pp. 133-143). Berlin: Springer-Verlag.
  32. Hounjet, M, Ngan-Tillard, DJM & Den Outer A (2003) Optimization of urban planning using ground conditions information, Utrecht 2003, 9 p.
  33. Ngan-Tillard, DJM, Elkadi, AS  & Swinnen, G (2003) Dynamic soil modelling for a settlement-driven TBM control system, (Re)Claiming the Underground Space, ITA World Tunnelling Congress, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Saveur (ed), Balkema, pp. 811-816
  34. Ngan-Tillard, DJM, Maccabiani, J, Kruse, G, Kok, H & Weerts, H (2002). A la recherche des empreintes laissees par les facies geologiques sur les profils pénétrométriques. In Journees nationales de géotechnique et de géologie de l'ingénieur, Nancy, France, 8-9 octobre 2002 (pp. 1-11). Vandouevre les Nancy: Association scientifique pour Geologie et des Applications.
  35. Ngan-Tillard, DJM, Alvarez-Grima M, Verhoef PNW & Babuska R (2001). Operational control of a TBM so as to cause minimal damage to the surrounding infrastructure, XVth ICSSMGE, Istanbul, Turkey, pp. 1507-1510.
  36. Baalen van LR.,  Zimnik AR, Verhoef PNW & Ngan-Tillard, DJM (2000) Applicability of electro-osmosis to reduce clay adherence in a TBM. International Conference on Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, GeoEng 2000, Melbourne, Australia, CD-Rom,  6 p.
  37. Zimnik AR, Van Baalen LR.,  Verhoef PNW & Ngan-Tillard, DJM (2000) The adherence of clay to steel surfaces. International Conference on Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, GeoEng 2000, Melbourne, Australia, CD-Rom,  6 p.
  38. Drijkoningen G, Ngan-Tillard, DJM &  Swinnen G (1999) Imaging the subsurface by using a TBM as seismic source; feasibility study and validation tests, AFTES International conference, Underground works: Ambitions and Reality, Paris, France,  p. 43-47.
  39. Kooistra A., Verhoef PNW, Broere W, Ngan-Tillard, DJM & van ToL AF (1998). Appraisal of stickiness of natural clays from laboratory tests, Proceedings of the 25 Years Jubilee Symposium of Engineering Geology in the Netherlands, Delft, The Netherlands, Rijkers & van Staveren (eds), Ingeokring, pp. 101-113.
  40. Swinnen G, Drijkoningen GG & Ngan-Tillard, DJM (1998). Tunnel boring machine of the second Heinenoord tunnel: source of seismic signals, Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society (European section), IV Meeting of the Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society, Barcelona, Spain, Instituto Geografica Nacional, Madrid, Spain, pp. 535-538,
  41. Swinnen G, Drijkoningen GG & Ngan-Tillard, DJM (1998),  Imaging the subsurface by using a tunnel boring machine as a seismic source, Symposium Engineering Geology & Infrastructure, 25 years of Engineering Geology in the Netherlands, Delft, The Netherlands, Rijkers and van Staveren (eds), Ingeokring, pp. 31-36.
  42. Chambon R, Desrues J & Tillard, DJM (1994) Shear moduli identification versus experimental localisation data, Localisation and Bifurcation, Theory for Soils and Rocks, Grenoble, France, Chambon, Desrues & Vardoulakis (eds), Balkema, pp.101-111.
  43. Tillard DJM et al. (1993). Strain localisation in Beaucaire marl, Geotechnical Engineering of Hard Soils -Soft rocks, Athens, Greece, Anagnostopoulos et al. (eds), Balkema, pp. 1679-1686.
  44. Tillard DJM, Desrues J, Raymaud S & Mazerolle (1992). Experimental study of strain localisation in the Beaucaire marl, Symposium on Structure and Mechanical Behaviour of Geomaterials, Proc. Colloque René Houpert, Nancy, France, ASGA (ed), pp. 201-216 (paper and oral presentation)
  45. Tillard DJM, Desrues J, Raymaud S & Mazerolle (1992). Strain localisation in the Beaucaire marl, Continuing education course: Strain localisation and failure in geomaterials, Milano, Italy, Nova & Desrues (eds), Politecnico Di Milano, 16 p.
  46. Tillard DJM and King MS, 1990, General report: Mechanical behaviour of rock and rock masses discontinuities at great depth, Rock at Great Depth, Pau, France, Maury and Fourmaintraux (eds), Balkema, Vol.3, pp.1235-1242 (paper and oral presentation)

Academic theses

  1. Tillard, DJM (1988). Thermoporoelasticité autour d’un forage, approche théorique et expérimentale, Mémoire de Diplôme d’ingénieur, Ecole et Observatoire de Physique du Globe, Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg I, 202 pp.
  2. Tillard, DJM (1990).  Analysis of wellbore stability and breakout orientation in anisotropic formations, Thesis, Diploma of Imperial College, 197 pp.
  3. Tillard DJM (1992). Etude de la rupture dans les matériaux cohésifs. Application à la marne de Beaucaire, Thèse de Docteur de l’Université Joseph Fourier- Grenoble I, 317 pp.

Others

  1. Huisman JD, van Os B, van der Laan J, Ngan-Tillard DJM, Joosten I, Fermin B (2012) The strange case of 60 frothy beads: Analyzing bronze age glass from the Netherlands, 39th International Symposium on Archaeometry, Leuven 2012, Belgium
  2. Ngan-Tillard, DJM and Mulder, A. Logging of Valkenburg cores and strength determination- Factual report. TA/IG/012-16, 99 p.   
  3. Ngan-Tillard, DJM (2012) Levensloop: Dominiuqe Ngan-Tillard. Natural Resource, 14, 3.
  4. Huisman JD, van Os B, van der Laan J, Ngan-Tillard DJM, Joosten I, Fermin B (2011) The strange case of 60 frothy beads: Analyzing bronze age glass from the Netherlands, Poster, UK Archeological Science Conference, Reading 2011, UK.
  5. Ngan-Tillard DJM, Elkadi AS, Swinnen G & Hommels A (2004) Dynamic soil modelling for a settlement-driven TBM control system, TU Delft, Mijnbouwjaarboek 2004, 5 p.
  6. Ngan-Tillard, DJM, Hicks M & Huisman DJ, (2011) Are archeological sites buried underneath new line infrastructure preserved? TU Delft, Mijnbouwjaarboek 2011.
  7. Rutten G, Lietaert B, Baltoukas, D & Ngan-Tillard, DJM (2011). Urban Geological Mapping in Catalunya: Tarragona case study. IngeoKring Newsletter, 5-9.
  8. Ngan-Tillard, DJM (2010)  Karl von Terzaghi (KT) Father of Geo-engineering, Natural Resource.

Dominique Ngan-Tillard

Assistant Professor

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