Research that will improve our understanding about the potential of unconventional oil and gas in tight rocks and a design guideline for the installation of offshore wind turbines are two new research projects at The University of Western Australia to receive Federal Government funding.
Leading geotechnical engineer, Dr Fraser Bransby, has been appointed Fugro Chair in Geotechnics at The University of Western Australia’s Oceans Graduate School (OGS) within the Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences.
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.