Muhammad Hossain

Dr, MEng Curtin, PhD W.Aust.

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

    6009 Perth


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Muhammad Shazzad Hossain is undertaking research on offshore foundations and anchoring solutions for more than 12 years. He has provided world leading research for mobile jack-up rigs. He has exposed the mechanisms of punch-through failures, costing $10~50 million/incident, and developed novel spudcan shapes for mitigating punch-through and spudcan-footprint interaction issues. He has established a new paradigm for estimating spudcan resistance directly from in-situ site investigation data.

Hossain has explored the fundamentals of calcareous sediment, and revealed the seabed deformation mechanisms during installation and loading of dynamically installed anchors. He has developed dynamically installed ‘fish’ shaped anchor, adopting a geometry taken from nature, for cost-effective mooring of floating oil and gas drilling platforms, wind turbines and plastic collection nets.

He completed a PhD from the University of Western Australia in 2009. He is an Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellow, and a core member of ISO TC67/SC7/WG7/P4.

His recent research focus includes

  • Collection of plastics from rivers and oceans, and innovative recycling solutions
  • Novel shape of dynamically installed anchors
  • Constitutive model for calcareous silt
  • Soil-structure and soil-soil interface friction models through interface friction, SEM, ESEM, cryo SEM and XRD tests
  • Geochemistry and mitigation of drought

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Industry keywords

  • Energy
  • Oceans
  • Environmental
  • Transport

Research expertise keywords

  • Dynamically installed anchors
  • Constitutive model for calcareous silt
  • Soil-structure and soil-soil interface friction
  • River and ocean plastics
  • Innovative recycling of plastics
  • Geochemistry
  • Drought mitigation
  • Large deformation finite element analysis
  • Centrifuge modelling


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