Friday 26 March 2020 at 18:30 hours
Bill Brown Suite, Queens Building, University of Bristol, University Walk, Bristol, BS8 1TR
This event is free to attend, but advance booking is required. To register or for more information please email: Rishi.Sharma@tonygee.com
A flyer for this event will be posted shortly.
The Innovation in Geotechnical Engineering Series is a platform for knowledge sharing between Academia and Industry, promoting rigorous discourse between young professionals in this field focusing on three main themes: Technical knowledge, Sustainability & Digital Transformation.
Over the past few decades, the progress within Geotechnical Engineering have advanced rapidly, with new technology, methods and findings being sought by researchers and industry practitioners alike.
This presentation will provide an overview of recent experimental and theoretical developments at the University of Bristol to aid the design of offshore geotechnical systems. The talk will focus on: (i) new constitutive modelling techniques to predict the long term cyclic behaviour of soils and offshore mono-pile foundations, (ii) the development of new large scale experimental rigs to study the on-bottom stability of offshore pipelines and cables; and (iii) new macro-element modelling techniques applied to anchoring systems for floating energy devices, such as wind and wave energy converters.
Dr Andrea Diambra is an active researcher in Geotechnical Engineering at University of Bristol since 2010. Before, he had extensive practical design experience having worked as a geotechnical engineer for Saipem/Eni and Mott MacDonald Ltd among others. Dr Diambra's current research interests lie within (i) innovative solutions for soil reinforcement and (ii) offshore geotechnics, including wind farm foundations, pipelines, cables and anchoring systems. At this event, he will provide an overview about some latest development in this second stream of research.