A first-of-its-kind study led by The University of Western Australia into the ecological value of offshore infrastructure has revealed that subsea pipelines in north-west Australia provide safe havens for commercially important fish.
The Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Science (EMS) and two lucky student ambassadors are among 20 finalists participating later this month, in a US competition that could lead to sustainable and innovative design of retaining walls around the world.
The Master of Professional Engineering students, Daniel Ingman and Owen Davis, led by their supervisor, Dr Ryan Beemer from the School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering, will compete at Geotechnical Frontiers 2017, Orlando, Florida, an event for geotechnical, civil and geo-professional communities.
Dr Shazzad Hossain and Prof Mark Cassidy along with other academics and PhD students from the Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems (COFS) and the school of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering recently visited Korea as part of the Australian-Korea Foundation Grant AKF2015Grant0044 funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).
A new Research Hub for Offshore Floating Facilities, based at The University of Western Australia, will address critical engineering challenges associated with Australia’s next generation of offshore oil and gas projects.
The new Australian Research Council’s (ARC) Industrial Transformation Research Hub for Offshore Floating Facilities (ITRH OFF) will help to deliver applied research outcomes through collaboration with world leaders in industry according to Dr Scott Draper who works within the hydrodynamics team at The University of Western Australia (UWA).
Fauzan Sahdi, a former PhD student at COFS, won a gold medal for University of Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) at the Seoul International Invention Fair 2015 (SIIF 2015). Fauzan won the medal for his work on the vertically oriented penetrometer (VOP), which was co-developed by David White, Christophe Gaudin, Mark Randolph and Noel Boylan.
Researchers at the Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems (COFS) this week published a new image-based method for measuring displacements and deformations that is seeing rapid adoption in research institutes worldwide.
Shell EMI Chair in Offshore Engineering Professor David White has just been elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE). David has been described as the world's leading expert in pipeline geotechnics, whose contributions have transformed geotechnical practice in pipeline engineering throughout the offshore sector.
Described by the Royal Academy of Engineering as the “world’s most eminent expert on geotechnical design of subsea pipelines”, a UWA Oceans Engineer has gained this major distinction after just 15 years of research into the mechanics of soils, foundations and pipelines for the offshore industry.