Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems

Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems

Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems

Our Centre provides solutions to worldwide offshore foundation needs through high-quality and sophisticated modelling and experimental facilities. We are one of the world’s largest teams of internationally recognised researchers in offshore geomechanics.

National Geotechnical Centrifuge Facility

The National Geotechnical Centrifuge Facility (NGCF) is a world-leading geotechnical centrifuge modelling facility that brings together six Australian universities working on a wide range of geotechnical problems, both offshore and onshore.

Numerical Modelling

The Numerical Modelling research stream develops innovative computational techniques and tools necessary to model offshore processes and infrastructure. We focus on developing computational algorithms capturing multi-phase sediment response, consolidation and strain rate effects in large deformation problems, multi-body hydrodynamic responses and non-linear soil-fluid-structure interaction.

O-Tube

Designed and built by UWA’s in-house technical team, the O-Tubes are recirculating flumes through which water is rapidly circulated, simulating extreme underwater wave and current conditions, perfect for studying scour and sediment transport problems.

Geotechnical testing laboratory

The geotechnical testing laboratory facilities quantify physical, physical-chemical, thermal and other mechanical properties of geomaterials. The lab houses advanced testing equipment including a hollow cylinder apparatus, a resonant column device, a dynamic triaxial apparatus and cyclic simple shear devices.

News

COFS PhD student Minjung Jun awarded OMAE scholarship

COFS PhD student, Mr Minjung Jun was awarded a 2016 OMAE scholarship for outstanding students.

Tue, 12 Jul 2016
COFS Researchers visit Prelude FLNG Facility

Dr Wenhua Zhao and Professor Mike Efthymiou recently visited Shell’s Prelude FLNG facility at the Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard in South Korea.

Wed, 29 Jun 2016

Events

Introduction to COFS

Major sponsors

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