School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering

Geomechanics

Staff

Prof Mark Randolph 

  • Centrifuge model testing
  • Foundation analysis and design 
  • Foundation engineering 
  • Geotechnical engineering 
  • Numerical and analytical methods 
  • Offshore geomechanics 
  • Pile dynamics 
  • Soil mechanics 
  • Soil-structure interaction
Prof Arcady Dyskin 
  • Calculations of stress-strain state in rock masses with interacting openings 
  • Effective characteristics of materials with cracks 
  • Fracture mechanics 
  • Fracture of rocks 
  • Geotechnical engineering 
  • Mechanisms of crack growth 
  • Numerical and analytical methods 
  • Rock mechanics 
  • Scale effect 
  • Voids and inclusions

W/Prof Barry Lehane 

  • Foundation analysis, design and engineering 
  • In-situ and laboratory testing 
  • Centrifuge and field testing 
  • Soil mechanics 
  • Numerical analysis

This research includes environmental geomechanics, foundation and offshore engineering, in situ properties of soil and mining mechanics.

Geohazards: Submarine slide – pipeline interaction 

To recover oil and gas from deepwater fields it is often necessary to route pipelines up steep slopes, where submarine slides present a major geohazard.

The Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems has a project underway to establish new techniques for quantifying the hazard that submarine slides present to offshore pipelines and other seabed infrastructure.

The project involves:

  • Centrifuge modelling - Simulation of submarine slides, and the interaction of slides with pipelines.
  • Numerical modelling - Development of new modelling techniques for simulating the large-deformation process associated with slide run-out.

Other projects

 

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