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

    6009 Perth

    Australia

  • 19 Citations
  • 3 h-Index
20142018
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Personal profile

Biography

Raffaele joined the Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems in 2013 as a PhD student, under the supervision of Dr. Britta Bienen. The final thesis Predicting the foundation performance of offshore jack-up drilling rigs in intermediate soils was submitted in October 2016.

Prior to his Australian experience, Raffaele achieved a bachelor's and master's degree in civil (structural) engineering from the University of Perugia, Italy, between 2006 and 2012. The master's thesis Implementation of a hypoplastic macroelement for shallow foundations was supervised by Prof. Claudio Tamagnini and Dr. Diana Salciarini.

Research

Raffaele's research at the Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems aims at offering answers to the many challenges the energy industry faces when it comes to provide solid foundations for offshore structures.

Raffaele is currently involved in the study of suction caisson foundations, a hot topic in light of the growing interest in renewable energy and offshore wind farms. The response of spudcan foundations for jack-up platform is another topic Raffaele has been following closely during and after his PhD.

Education/Academic qualification

Civil Structural Engineering, Master's degree, University of Perugia

Civil Engineering, Bachelor's degree, University of Perugia

Keywords

  • Oceans
  • Energy
  • Environmental
  • Foundations for offshore wind energy installations
  • Centrifuge modelling
  • Numerical modelling
  • Suction caisson installation and performance
  • Spudcan penetration

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Research Output 2014 2018

  • 19 Citations
  • 3 h-Index
  • 4 Conference paper
  • 4 Article
  • 2 Conference presentation/ephemera
  • 1 Doctoral Thesis

Modelling of spudcan foundation penetrations using an improved hypoplastic model for soft clays

Jerman, J., Mašín, D., Ragni, R. & Bienen, B., 2018, Proceedings of GeoShanghai 2018 International Conference: Advances in Soil Dynamics and Foundation Engineering. Qiu, T., Tiwari, B. & Zhang, Z. (eds.). Singapore: Springer, p. 749-756

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperConference paper

soft clay
penetration
modeling
triaxial test
centrifuge

Penetrometer equipment and testing techniques for offshore design of foundations, anchors and pipelines

Randolph, M., Stanier, S., O'Loughlin, C., Chow, S. H., Bienen, B., Doherty, J., Mohr, H., Ragni, R., Schneider, M. A., White, D. J. & Schneider, J., 2018, Cone Penetration Testing 2018: Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Cone Penetration Testing (CPT'18), Delft, The Netherlands, 21-22 June 2018. Hicks, M. A., Pisano, F. & Puechen, J. (eds.). The Netherlands: CRC Press, p. 3-23

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperConference paper

Open Access
Anchors
Pipelines
Testing
Core samples
Costs

Visualisation of mechanisms governing suction bucket installation in dense sand

Ragni, R., Bienen, B., Stanier, S., Cassidy, M. & O'Loughlin, C., 2018, Physical Modelling in Geotechnics: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics (ICPMG 2018), July 17-20, 2018, London, United Kingdom. McNamara, A., Divall, S., Goodey, R., Taylor, N., Stallebrass, S. & Panchal, J. (eds.). United Kingdom: Taylor & Francis, Vol. 1, 7 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperConference paper

suction
visualization
sand
heave
wind turbine

Effects of consolidation on the undrained combined VHM capacity of spudcans

Ragni, R., Bienen, B., Cassidy, M. J. & Mašín, D., 2017

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference presentation/ephemera

silty clay
Consolidation
consolidation
Clay
failure mechanism