The Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems is part of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Geotechnical Science and Engineering which has received $14.4 million over seven years.
This funding will provide engineers with new science-based tools for predicting the safety of offshore and onshore geostructures such as oil and gas platforms, roads, railways, tunnels, dams, and port facilities.
In collaboration with The University of Newcastle and University of Wollongong, there is a forecast investment of over 250 billion dollars in Australia’s energy and transport infrastructure over the next five years, there is an unprecedented need to design and build this infrastructure as cheaply and safely as possible. In light of the size of the investment involved, even small percentage savings resulting from scientific research will lead to large returns in absolute dollar terms. This project will provide engineers with new science-based tools for predicting the safety of offshore and onshore geostructures such as oil and gas platforms, roads, railways, tunnels, dams, and port facilities.
To pioneer new scientific approaches for the geotechnical design of Australia’s energy and transport infrastructure.
Australia will spend over $250 billion during the next five years on the provision of physical infrastructure for energy and transport, which is of critical importance to the nation’s future prosperity. The Centre for Geotechnical Science and Engineering will develop new computational and experimental approaches to underpin the geotechnical design of this infrastructure and provide a national focus for geotechnical research.
New scientific approaches and software for designing cheaper and safer infrastructure in the energy and transport sectors.