Researcher Profile

Dr Muhammad Hossain

Muhammad Hossain
Muhammad Hossain

Phone: +61 8 6488 7358

Research Expertise:
  • Physical and numerical modelling of dynamically penetrating anchors
  • Suction caisson anchors in calcareous and layered sediments
  • Bucket foundations subjected to V-H-M loading
  • Innovative spudcans and perforation drilling for mitigating punch-through and spudcan-footprint interaction issues
  • Direct PCPT-, T-bar- and ball-based design approaches
  • Stability of foundations on sand embankment over mine tailings
  • Centrifuge modelling
  • Large deformation finite element analysis

Teaching

• CIVL4122: Offshore Geomechanics
• CIVL4170: Design of Offshore Systems

Industrial Relevance

The results from my study provide a major advance in terms of rational design methods to assess the cavity depth and spudcan penetration resistance in single and double layer clays, and are directly applicable to stability analysis and site assessment for mobile offshore drilling (jack-up) rigs on corresponding seabed sediments. The outcomes of my research have been fed into the InSafe and ISO guidelines.
• A three-week secondment into the Keppel Offices and Shipyard in November 2009
• Visited and delivered seminar at the Research Institute of China National Petroleum Corporation in June 2010
• Visited and delivered seminar at Singapore Offshore Technology Centre, ABS Pacific, Singapore in January 2011

Qualifications

MEng Curtin, PhD W.Aust.

Current Projects

• Suction caisson anchors in calcareous and layered sediments for deep water oil and gas developments
• Physical modelling of installation and pull-out of dynamically penetrating anchors in clay and calcareous soils
• Mitigation spudcan punch-through and spudcan-footprint interaction issues
• Direct PCPT-, T-bar- and ball-based design approaches
• Estimation of spudcan penetration resistance in stratified soils directly from field penetrometer data and quantification of punch-through risk, ARC Linkage Project
• Shallow foundation solutions for offshore oil and gas facilities, ARC Discovery Project

Previous Positions

2000-2002: Lecturer, Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh
2004: Research Associate, Curtin University of Technology, Australia

Memberships

• Core Member, ISO TC 67/ SC 7/ WG7: International Organization for Standardization
• Associate Member, Panel OC-7: Site assessment of jack-up rigs; Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME)
• Western Australia Chapter Committee Member, Australian Geomechanics Society
• Associate Member, International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers (ISOPE)
• Member, British Geotechnical Association (BGA), The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), UK
• Member, Canadian Geotechnical Society (CGS)
• Member, Society for Underwater Technology (SUT)

Funding Received

• Shazzad Hossain, Yun Wook Choo (2012). Collaboration with Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. UWA Research Collaboration Award, Funds Approved: $16,000.
• Shazzad Hossain (2012). Physical modelling of installation and pull-out of dynamically penetrating anchors in calcareous soils. ECM Research Development Grant, Funds Approved: $20,000.
• Shazzad Hossain, Yuxia Hu, Mark Randolph, Long Yu, Hanlong Liu, Jun Liu (2012). Strengthening collaboration with Dalian University of Technology and Hohai University on geotechnical challenges in oil and gas extraction from shallow to deep waters and exploration of related industry opportunities. DIISRTE Australia-China Group Mission 2012, Funds Approved: $37,800.
• Shazzad Hossain, Mark Randolph, Mark Cassidy, Okky Purwana, Matthew Quah (2010). Estimation of spudcan penetration resistance in stratified soils directly from field penetrometer data and quantification of punch-through risk. ARC Linkage Project, Funds Approved: $561,000.
• Susan Gourvenec, Mark Randolph, Xiaowei Feng, Shazzad Hossain (2012). Mudmat design under general multi-dimensional loading. Subsea 7, Funds Approved: $114,000.
• Christophe Gaudin, Shazzad Hossain, Conleth O’Loughlin (2012). Investigation of the influence of internal stiffeners on short and long term performance of suction caisson in Angola clay. Total France, Funds Approved: $80,000.
• Shazzad Hossain (2010). Innovative mechanism-based design approach and mitigative perforation drilling for safe installation of jack-up spudcan foundations in complex multi-layered soils. UWA Research Development Award, Funds Approved: $29,949.

Biography

Shazzad joined COFS as a Research Associate in 2008 immediately after the completion of his PhD on ‘New mechanism-based design approaches for spudcan foundations on clays’ from the same territory. Shazzad completed a Master of Engineering (Civil) by research from Curtin University of Technology, Australia. Shazzad then worked as a Research Associate in the Department of Civil Engineering, Curtin University of Technology, Australia for six months.
Shazzad completed his Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Civil) from Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh in 1999. Following graduation he served as a Lecturer in the Department of Civil Engineering, Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh for two years.

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