Mark Cassidy

Professor, BE Qld, DPhil Oxf., FIEAust, FTSE

  • The University of Western Australia (M053), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Crawley

    Australia

  • 2205 Citations
  • 26 h-Index
20012020

Personal profile

Biography

Professor Mark Cassidy is an ARC Laureate Fellow, the Lloyd’s Register Foundation Chair in Offshore Foundations, Deputy Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Geotechnical Science and Engineering and Director of UWA’s Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems (COFS).

Mark’s research interests are in offshore geotechnics and engineering, predominantly in developing models for the analysis of oil and gas platforms, mobile drilling rigs, anchors and pipelines. Mark has published over 190 refereed journal and conference papers and jointly holds two international patents with Singaporean mobile jack-up builders Keppel Offshore and Marine.

Funding overview

National Competitive Grants: over $24.3 million (to UWA, incl. 17 ARC);
Industry and charitable foundations: over $10.2 million.

Selection from last 5 years:

2015-20 ARC ITRH for Offshore Floating Facilities. White, Cassidy, et al. (15CIs, 6PIs, 2 Unis, Shell, Woodside, Lloyd’s Register, Bureau Veritas): $9,499,000
2015-19 Fugro Chair for Geotechnics and PhD Scholarships. Cassidy and Randolph, $1,700,000
2015-17 ARC Discovery. Harnessing the power of oceans: anchors for floating energy devices, Gaudin, Cassidy, O’Loughlin, Hambleton, $571,800
2014-17 ARC Linkage and Daewoo. Investigation of alternative footing shapes to mitigate instabilities during installation of offshore drilling platforms, Hossain, Cassidy, Hu, Won, Park, Kim, $650,105
2013-18 ARC Laureate Fellowship. New frontiers in offshore geotechnics: Securing Australia’s energy future, Cassidy, $3,204,762
2013 Lloyd’s Register, Scotland. Suction bucket foundations for offshore wind energy installations in layered soils, Bienen and Cassidy, $95,550
2011-17 ARC Centre of Excellence for Geotechnical Science and Engineering. Sloan, Cassidy et al. (13CIs, 3 Uni., 4 industry), $14,400,000
2011-15 Lloyd’s Register Foundation. Research Chair on Offshore Foundations. Cassidy, $2,400,000
2011-14 ARC Discovery. Predicting the foundation performance of offshore jack-up drilling rigs in intermediate soils, Bienen and Cassidy, $330,000
2010-14 Australia-China Natural Gas Technology Partnership Fund. Geotechnical solutions for engineering deep water gas fields, Cassidy, et al. (5CIs/5PIs, 4 Unis), $656,347
2010-13 ARC Future Fellowship. Engineering solutions for the next generation of offshore oil and gas infrastructure, Cassidy, $893,800
2010 ExxonMobil, Validation of SEPLA for long-term mooring, Randolph, Gaudin, Cassidy, $299,000
2008-12 CSIRO Flagship Fund. Cluster on Subsea pipelines for reliable and safe development of ocean hydrocarbon resources, Cassidy et al. (14CIs, 6 Unis), $3,590,000
2008-10 InSafe Joint Industry Project. Improved guidelines for the prediction of spudcan foundations during installation and removal of jack-up units, (19 industry, incl. Shell, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, ABS, Maersk; 3 Unis: UWA, Oxford, NUS), US$864,000

Previous positions

2010-13 ARC Future Fellow (Level 3)
2007-10 Cluster Leader, CSIRO Wealth from Oceans Flagship Cluster on Subsea Pipelines
2000-05 Professorial Fellow (Research), Senior Lecturer, Lecturer, Research Associate, COFS, UWA
1999 Intern, World Commission on Dams, Cape Town, South Africa
1998 Stipendiary Lecturer, Brasenose College, University of Oxford
1995 Engineer, Ove Arup and Partners, Brisbane

Keywords

  • Caisson and skirted foundations
  • Finite element analysis
  • Foundation analysis and design
  • Mobile jack-up platforms
  • Numerical and analytical methods
  • Offshore geomechanics
  • Reliability and risk
  • Soil–structure–fluid interaction
  • Geotechnical centrifuge modelling

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Projects 2001 2020

Research Output 2001 2018

3 Citations
soft soil
Soils
site investigation
Bibliographies
Testing
Bearing capacity
Analytical models
Clay
Sand
Centrifuges

Modelling the static stress–strain state around the fan-structure in the shear rupture head

Tarasov, B. G., Sadovskii, V. M., Sadovskaya, O. V., Cassidy, M. J. & Randolph, M. F. 1 May 2018 In : Applied Mathematical Modelling. 57, p. 268-279 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Rupture
Fans
Modeling
Dislocation
Edge dislocations

New anchoring paradigms for floating renewables

Gaudin, C., O'Loughlin, C., Duong, M. T., Herduin, M., Fiumana, N., Draper, S., Wolgamot, H. A., Zhao, L. & Cassidy, M. J. 2018 Proceedings of the 12th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference. United Kingdom: Technical Committee of the European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference, 9 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference paper

Anchors
Geotechnical engineering
Mooring
Wind turbines
Costs
diving
Anchors
anchor
offshore engineering
Numerical analysis