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

    6009 Perth


  • 103 Citations
  • 5 h-Index
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Personal profile


Xiaowei was recruited as a Lecturer, which is funded by The Lloyd’s Register Education Trust (LRET), at COFS in September 2011. He firstly joined COFS in May 2010 as a visiting student following his 3 years study for the DPhil (PhD) degree in Geotechnical Engineering at Tianjin Universtiy, China. His current research is mainly on failure envelopes for subsea shallow foundations subjected to complex loading conditions.


Finite element analysis and design for shallow foundations in deep waters.


  • Subsea foundation analysis and design
  • Finite element analysis

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Projects 2017 2017

Research Output 2012 2017

  • 103 Citations
  • 5 h-Index
  • 12 Article
  • 4 Conference paper
2 Citations

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

limit analysis
soil strength
bearing capacity

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

Shear strength
Stress concentration
5 Citations

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
3 Citations

Pilot tests on methods to form working platform on soft clay

Sun, L., Meng, L., Guo, W., Feng, X., Nie, W., Chu, J. & Hou, J., 1 Oct 2017, In : Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Geotechnical Engineering. 170, 5, p. 445-454 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

soft clay
1 Citations

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

Shear strength
Aspect ratio
Load limits