Susan Gourvenec

Professor, BEng Lond., PhD S'ton

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

    6009 Perth

    Australia

  • 1683 Citations
  • 23 h-Index
20022019
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Research Output 2002 2019

2019
Cyclic loads
Centrifuges
Shear strength
Kaolin
Pore pressure

A simple approach to multi-degree-of-freedom loading in a geotechnical centrifuge

O'Loughlin, C. D., Cocjin, M. L., Gourvenec, S. M. & Stanier, S. A., 1 Sep 2019, In : Geotechnical Testing Journal. 42, 5, GTJ20180037.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Centrifuges
centrifuge
Displacement control
Degrees of freedom (mechanics)
Pipelines

Combined loading capacity of skirted circular foundations in loose sand

Fiumana, N., Bienen, B., Govoni, L., Gourvenec, S., Cassidy, M. J. & Gottardi, G., 1 Jul 2019, In : Ocean Engineering. 183, p. 57-72 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sand
Centrifuges
Silica sand
Strain hardening
Wind turbines
Mooring
Anchors
friction
Friction
Soils
2 Citations (Scopus)
133 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File

Vertical cyclic loading response of shallow skirted foundation in soft normally consolidated clay

Zografou, D., Gourvenec, S. & O'Loughlin, C., Apr 2019, In : Canadian Geotechnical Journal. 56, 4, p. 473-483 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
2018
6 Citations (Scopus)
soft soil
Soils
site investigation
Bibliographies
Testing

Finite element simulation of an embedded anchor chain

Sun, C., Feng, X., Gourvenec, S., Neubecker, S. R. & Randolph, M. F., 1 Jan 2018, Proceedings of the International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering - OMAE. The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Vol. 9.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperConference paper

Anchors
Mooring
Soils
ABAQUS
Calibration
5 Citations (Scopus)

Insights from a shallow foundation load-settlement prediction exercise

Doherty, J. P., Gourvenec, S. & Gaone, F. M., 1 Jan 2018, In : Computers and Geotechnics. 93, p. 269-279 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Geotechnical engineering
site investigation
Bearing capacity
Clay
Engineers
4 Citations (Scopus)
undrained test
soft clay
Clay
Testing
prediction

Softening and consolidation around seabed pipelines: Centrifuge modelling

Cocjin, M. L., Gourvenec, S. M. & White, D. J., 1 Feb 2018, In : Geotechnique. 68, 2, p. 118-132 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
centrifugal model test
Centrifuges
softening
Consolidation
consolidation
2017
2 Citations (Scopus)

An analytical solution for the undrained horizontal–torsional resistance of mudmats

Feng, X., Randolph, M. F. & Gourvenec, S., 1 Apr 2017, In : Geotechnique. 67, 4, p. 325-337 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

sliding
limit analysis
torsion
soil strength
bearing capacity
6 Citations (Scopus)

Application of a memory surface model to predict whole-life settlements of a sliding foundation

Corti, R., Gourvenec, S. M., Randolph, M. F. & Diambra, A., 1 Aug 2017, In : Computers and Geotechnics. 88, p. 152-163 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

sliding
Hardening
hardening
Data storage equipment
Cams
2 Citations (Scopus)

A toolbox for optimizing geotechnical design of subsea foundations

Gourvenec, S. M., Feng, X., Randolph, M. F. & White, D. J., 2017, Offshore Technology Conference (OTC 2017). USA: Offshore Technology Conference, Vol. 2. p. 930-968 39 p. (Proceedings of the Annual Offshore Technology Conference; vol. 2).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperConference paper

Centrifuges
Numerical analysis
Pipe
Testing
Costs
5 Citations (Scopus)
134 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
soft clay
roughness
Clay
Surface roughness
consolidation

Effect of foundation flexibility on consolidation gains in undrained capacity

Feng, X. & Gourvenec, S., 2017, Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Offshore Site Investigation and Geotechnics (OSIG 2017). London, UK: Society for Underwater Technology, Vol. 2. p. 742-748

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperConference paper

Rigidity
Consolidation
Pipelines
Shear strength
Stress concentration
6 Citations (Scopus)
112 Downloads (Pure)

Effect of interface condition on the undrained capacity of subsea mudmats under six-degree-of-freedom loading

Shen, Z., Feng, X. & Gourvenec, S., 1 Apr 2017, In : Geotechnique. 67, 4, p. 338-349 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Surface tension
Load limits
carrying capacity
effect
freedom

End of life or afterlife?

Gourvenec, S., 1 May 2017, In : Offshore Engineer. 42, 5, p. 36-38 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Citations (Scopus)
Gases
Natural sciences
Knowledge engineering
Economics
Reefs
167 Downloads (Pure)

Observations and predictions of shallow foundation response in soft clay

Gaone, F. M., 2017, (Unpublished)

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

File
soft clay
prediction
soil
parameter
1 Citation (Scopus)

Shape effects on undrained capacity of mudmat foundations under multi-directional loading

Feng, X., Gourvenec, S. & Shen, Z., 1 May 2017, In : Ocean Engineering. 135, p. 221-235 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Soils
Shear strength
Aspect ratio
Load limits
Deposits
3 Citations (Scopus)

Synchronised multi-scale image analysis of soil deformations

Teng, Y., Stanier, S. A. & Gourvenec, S. M., 1 Mar 2017, In : International Journal of Physical Modelling in Geotechnics. 17, 1, p. 53-71 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

field of view
image analysis
Image analysis
Cameras
Soils
5 Citations (Scopus)

Theoretical framework for predicting the response of tolerably mobile subsea installations

Cocjin, M. L., Gourvenec, S. M., White, D. J. & Randolph, M. F., 1 Jul 2017, In : Geotechnique. 67, 7, p. 608-620 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
sliding
pore pressure
consolidation
Pore pressure
Soils

Whole-life assessment of subsea shallow foundation capacity

Gourvenec, S., Stanier, S., White, D., Morgan, N., Banimahd, M. & Chen, J., 2017, Offshore Site Investigation and Geotechnics 2017 Conference Proceedings. United Kingdom: Society for Underwater Technology, Vol. 2. p. 787-795

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperConference paper

2016
13 Citations (Scopus)
68 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
Soils
Shear strength
Stiffness
Finite element method
Degradation
2 Citations (Scopus)

Definition of failure in cyclic direct simple shear tests on normally consolidated kaolin clay and presentation of shear strain contour diagrams

Zografou, D., Boukpeti, N., Gourvenec, S. M. & O'Loughlin, C., 2016, Geotechnical and Geophysical Site Characterisation, ISC'5: Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Geotechnical and Geophysical Site Characterisation, ISC 2016. Lehane, B. M., Acosta-Martínez, H. E. & Kelly, R. (eds.). Australian Geomechanics Society, Vol. 1. p. 583-588 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperConference paper

kaolin
Kaolin
shear strain
Shear strain
cyclic loading

Editorial: Recent developments in pipeline geotechnics

Kouretzis, G. P. & Gourvenec, S. M., 2016, In : Canadian Geotechnical Journal. 53, 11, p. v

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

7 Citations (Scopus)

Failure envelope approach for consolidated undrained capacity of shallow foundations

Vulpe, C., Gourvenec, S., Leman, B. & Fung, K. N., 2016, In : Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering. 142, 8, p. 04016036

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

critical state
soil mechanics
shear strength
soil
Soils
6 Citations (Scopus)
175 Downloads (Pure)

Modelling sliding resistance of tolerably mobile subsea mudmats

Feng, X. & Gourvenec, S., Jun 2016, In : Geotechnique. 66, 6, p. 490-499

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Consolidation
sliding
consolidation
hardening
Shearing
5 Citations (Scopus)

Self-boring pressuremeter tests at the National Field Testing Facility, Ballina NSW

Gaone, F. M., Doherty, J. & Gourvenec, S., 2016, Geotechnical and Geophysical Site Characterisation, ISC'5. Lehane, B. M., Acosta-Martínez, H. E. & Kelly, R. (eds.). Australian Geomechanics Society, Vol. 1. p. 761-765 5 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperConference paper

pressuremeter
Boring
boring
stiffness
infrastructure
14 Citations (Scopus)
149 Downloads (Pure)

Undrained capacity of surface foundations with zero-tension interface under planar V-H-M loading

Shen, Z., Feng, X. & Gourvenec, S., Mar 2016, In : Computers and Geotechnics. 73, p. 47-57 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
bearing capacity
Surface tension
Bearing capacity
eccentricity
prediction
2015
3 Citations (Scopus)

Coefficient of consolidation for soil - that elusive quantity

Wang, D., Randolph, M. & Gourvenec, S., 2015, Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Coupled Problems in Science and Engineering. Spain: Cimne, Vol. 2015. p. 1218-1231

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperConference paper

consolidation
oedometer test
compression
soil
dissipation
20 Citations (Scopus)
204 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
Load limits
carrying capacity
Consolidation
consolidation
Clay
9 Citations (Scopus)

Effect of a surficial crust on mudmat capacity under fully three-dimensional loading

Feng, X., Gourvenec, S., Randolph, M., Wallerand, R. & Dimmock, P., 2015, In : Géotechnique. 65, 7, p. 590-603

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

6 Citations (Scopus)

Effects of drainage on the response of a sliding subsea foundation

Cocjin, M., Gourvenec, S., White, D. & Randolph, M., 2015, Frontiers in Offshore Geotechnics III. London, UK: CRC Press/Balkema, Vol. 2015. p. 777-782

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperConference paper

Drainage
Centrifuges
Shearing
Consolidation
Clay

Investigating the deep

Saucier, H., Randolph, M. & Gourvenec, S., 1 Nov 2015, Offshore Engineer, 40, 11, p. 32-34 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

Coastal zones
Carbonates
Deepwater drilling
Debris
Engineers

Sealfoor tools

Gouvenec, S., 2015, In : Offshore Engineer. 40, 3, p. 40-43

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Citations (Scopus)

Suction caisson extraction resistance in Gulf of Guinea clay

Gaudin, C., Randolph, M., Gourvenec, S., O’loughlin, C., White, D. & Colliat, J. L., 2015, Frontiers in Offshore Geotechnics III - Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on Frontiers in Offshore Geotechnics, ISFOG 2015. Taylor & Francis, Vol. 3rd. p. 251-256

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperConference paper

caisson
suction
clay
consolidation
friction
25 Citations (Scopus)
154 Downloads (Pure)

Tolerably mobile subsea foundations – observations of performance

Cocjin, M. L., Gourvenec, S., White, D. & Randolph, M., 25 May 2015, In : Géotechnique. 64, 11, p. 895 - 909 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
sliding
consolidation
soft clay
centrifuge
footprint
2014
30 Citations (Scopus)
781 Downloads (Pure)

A generalised failure envelope for undrained capacity of circular shallow foundations under general loading

Vulpe, C., Gourvenec, S. & Power, M., Jul 2014, In : Geotechnique Letters. 4, 3, p. 187 - 196

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
soil strength
mobilization
Soils
prediction
index
1 Citation (Scopus)

A method for predicting six degrees-of-freedom ultimate limit state of subsea mudmats

Feng, X. & Gourvenec, S., 2014, Proceedings of the International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering - OMAE. USA: ASME International, Vol. 3. p. V003T10A004 9 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperConference paper

Bearing capacity
Loads (forces)
Soils
Degrees of freedom (mechanics)
Application programming interfaces (API)
33 Citations (Scopus)

A method for predicting the consolidated undrained bearing capacity of shallow foundation

Gourvenec, S., Vulpe, C. & Murthy, T. G., 31 Jan 2014, In : Géotechnique. 64, 3, p. 215-225 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

13 Citations (Scopus)

Assessment of the consolidated breakout response of partially embedded subsea pipelines

Chatterjee, S., Gourvenec, S. & White, D., 30 Apr 2014, In : Géotechnique. 64, 5, p. 391 - 399

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

Continuous characterisation of near-surface soil strength

Cocjin, M., White, D. & Gourvenec, S., 2014, Proceedings of the International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering - OMAE. USA: ASME International, Vol. 3. p. 1-7 (ASME Proceedings).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperConference paper

penetrometer
soil strength
pile
soil surface
shear strength
46 Citations (Scopus)
384 Downloads (Pure)

Design approach for rectangular mudmats under fully three-dimensional loading

Feng, X., Randolph, M., Gourvenec, S. & Wallerand, R., Jan 2014, In : Géotechnique. 64, 1, p. 51-63 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
3 Citations (Scopus)

Effect of preloading on the response of a shallow skirted foundation

Vulpe, C. & Gourvenec, S., 2014, Proceedings of the 14th Int. Conference of International Association for Computer Methods and Recent Advances in Geomechanics, IACMAG 2014. New York: ASME International, Vol. 3. p. 1-7

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperConference paper

1 Citation (Scopus)
well
wellhead
Fixed platforms
centrifuge
Flowlines
15 Citations (Scopus)

In Situ Testing at the National Soft Soil Field Testing Facility, Ballina, New South Wales

Kelly, R., O'Loughlin, C., Bates, L., Gourvenec, S., Colreavy, C., White, D., Gaone, F., Doherty, J. & Randolph, M., 2014, In : Australian Geomechanics Journal. 49, 4, p. 15-28

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

6 Citations (Scopus)
184 Downloads (Pure)

Large deformation numerical modeling of the short-term compression and uplift capacity of offshore shallow foundations

Chatterjee, S., Mana, D. S. K., Gourvenec, S. & Randolph, M., Mar 2014, In : Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmentral Engineering. 140, 3, p. 04013021-1 - 04013021-10

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
uplift
compression
modeling
failure mechanism
centrifuge

Mobilizing subsea foundations

Gourvenec, S., 2014, In : Offshore Engineer. 39, 4, p. 74-75

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Pipelines
Flowlines
Hydrocarbons
Offshore pipelines
Thermal expansion