• The University of Western Australia (M470), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

  • 1822 Citations
  • 23 h-Index
20022021
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Personal profile

Biography

Master Degree with honors in Civil Engineering in 1999 at Ecole Centrale de Nantes (France), with a final dissertation about the assessment of the stress state in centrifuged sand sample by in-flight cone penetrometer tests.
PhD in Geotechnical Engineering in 2002 at Ecole Centrale de Nantes (France), discussing a dissertation on: “Physical and numerical modelling of a cantilever wall - Application to the study of wall foundation interaction” (Supervisor Dr. Jacques Garnier, Director of Research, Laboratoire Central des Ponts et Chaussées).
After four years working on the LCPC centrifuge, Christophe joined COFS in July 2003.

Roles and responsibilities

COFS Deputy Director
NGCF Director

Future research

Offshore renewable

Funding overview

Over $5.5M of industry funding in the last 6 years and over $34M of government competitive funding, including ARC LIEF application of $1.5M to establish a 10m in diameter beam centrifuge by 2015 through the National Geotechnical Centrifuge Facilties (NGCF)

Industrial relevance

Collaboration with Advanced Geomechanics, ARUP, BMT Asia Pacific, Intecsea, BP, Exxon Mobil, Chevron, Keppel through centrifuge modelling to assist in design of offshore structures

Teaching overview

15 PhD Students (7 completed), 2 Master students and over 24 honour students

Research

• Centrifuge modelling
• Suction caisson
• Anchoring systems
• Scale effect in centrifuge modelling
• Soil characterisation
• Soil pipe interaction
• Hybrid foundations

Languages

French
English

Keywords

  • Centrifuge modelling
  • Plate and torpedo anchor installation and performance
  • Suction caisson installation and performance
  • Pipeline laying and buckling
  • Spudcan extraction
  • Soil characterisation

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Projects 2005 2021

Research Output 2002 2019

Drained capacity of a suction caisson in sand under inclined loading

Zhao, L., Gaudin, C., O'Loughlin, C. D., Hambleton, J. P., Cassidy, M. J. & Herduin, M., 1 Feb 2019, In : Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering. 145, 2, 12 p., 04018107.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Anchoring systems: Anchor types, installation, and design

O'Loughlin, C., Neubecker, S. & Gaudin, C., 25 Jan 2018, Encyclopaedia of Marine and Offshore Engineering. Carlton, J., Jukes, P. & Choo, Y. S. (eds.). United States: John Wiley & Sons, p. 1-19 20 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

Anchors
Mooring

A new 240 g-tonne geotechnical centrifuge at the University of Western Australia

Gaudin, C., O'Loughlin, C. & Breen, J., 2018, Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics (ICPMG 2018). CRC Press, p. 501-506

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperConference paper

centrifuge
centrifugal model test

A review of modelling effects in centrifuge monopile testing in sand

Klinkvort, R. T., Black, J., Bayton, S., Haigh, S., Madabhushi, G., Blanc, M., Thorel, L., Zania, V., Bienen, B. & Gaudin, C., 2018, Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics. McNamara, A., Divall, S., Goodey, R., Taylor, N., Stallebrass, S. & Panchal, J. (eds.). London: CRC Press, Vol. 1. p. 719-724

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperConference paper

Centrifuges
Sand
Testing
Offshore wind turbines
Scaling laws

Combined load capacity of a preloaded skirted circular foundation in clay

Fu, D., Gaudin, C., Bienen, B., Tian, Y. & Cassidy, M. J., 1 Nov 2018, In : Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering. 144, 11, 04018084.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

shear strength
consolidation
Clay
preloading
clay

Prizes

Best Paper for Q2 2015 in Géotechnique Letters

Shiaohuey Chow (Recipient), Conleth O'Loughlin (Recipient), Riccardo Corti (Recipient), Christophe Gaudin (Recipient) & Andrea Diambra (Recipient), 2015

Prize/award: Prize

Telford Premium Prize

Shiaohuey Chow (Recipient), Conleth O'Loughlin (Recipient), Riccardo Corti (Recipient), Christophe Gaudin (Recipient) & Andrea Diambra (Recipient), 2016

Prize/award: Prize

honors and awards