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

Student Engineers go wall to wall in Orlando competition

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.

Wed, 08 Mar 2017
Three’s a crowd with arrival of new centrifuge

The University of Western Australia is now home to the only geotechnical modelling facility in the world that operates three centrifuges.

Tue, 13 Sep 2016

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