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Shazzad Hossain

Assoc/Prof Shazzad Hossain

Research Associate Professor/ARC DECRA
Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems

Contact details
Address
Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems
The University of Western Australia (M053)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
Australia
Phone
6488 7358
Fax
6488 1018
Email
muhammad.hossain@uwa.edu.au
Qualifications
MEng Curtin, PhD W.Aust.
Biography
Shazzad joined COFS as a Research Associate in 2008 immediately after the completion of his PhD on ‘New mechanism-based design approaches for spudcan foundations on clays’ from the same territory. Shazzad completed a Master of Engineering (Civil) by research from Curtin University of Technology, Australia. Shazzad then worked as a Research Associate in the Department of Civil Engineering, Curtin University of Technology, Australia for six months.
Shazzad completed his Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Civil) from Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh in 1999. Following graduation he served as a Lecturer in the Department of Civil Engineering, Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh for two years.
Key research
•Physical and numerical modelling of dynamically penetrating anchors
•Suction caisson anchors in calcareous and layered sediments
•Bucket foundations subjected to V-H-M loading
•Innovative spudcans and perforation drilling for mitigating punch-through
•Innovative spudcans and perforation drilling for mitigating punch-through spudcan-footprint interaction issues
•Direct PCPT-, T-bar- and ball-based design approaches
•Stability of foundations on sand embankment over mine tailings
•Centrifuge modelling
•Large deformation finite element analysis
Publications
Journal Articles

J1Hossain, M.S., Hu, Y., Randolph, M.F. and White, D.J. (2005). Limiting cavity depth for spudcan foundations penetrating clay. Géotechnique, 55(9), 679-690.
J2Hossain, M.S. and Hu, Y. (2005). Soil failure mechanisms associated with spudcan foundations on clay. Australian Geomechanics, 40(3), 103-110.
J3Hossain, M.S. and Randolph, M.F. (2009). Effect of strain rate and strain softening on the penetration resistance of spudcan foundations on clay. Int. J. Geomechanics, ASCE, 9(3), 122-132.
J4Hossain, M.S. and Randolph, M.F. (2009). New mechanism-based design approach for spudcan foundations on single layer clay. J. Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, 135(9), 1264-1274.
J5Hossain, M.S. and Randolph, M.F. (2010). Deep-penetrating spudcan foundations on layered clays: centrifuge tests. Géotechnique, 60(3), 157-170.
J6Hossain, M.S. and Randolph, M.F. (2010). Deep-penetrating spudcan foundations on layered clays: numerical analysis. Géotechnique, 60(3), 171-184.
J7Hossain, M.S., Cassidy, M.J., Daley, D. and Hannan, R. (2010). Experimental investigation of perforation drilling in stiff-over-soft clay. Applied Ocean Research, 32(1), 113-123.
J8Gaudin, C., Cassidy, M.J., Bienen, B. and Hossain, M.S. (2011). Recent contributions of geotechnical centrifuge modelling to the understanding of jack-up spudcan behaviour. Ocean Engineering, 38(7), 900-914.
J9Hossain, M.S. and Randolph, M.F. (2011). Reply to Discussion by E.T.R. Dean on “Deep-penetrating spudcan foundations on layered clays: centrifuge tests” (original paper Géotechnique, 60(3), 157–170). Géotechnique, 61(1), 85–87.
J10Hossain, M.S., Cassidy, M.J., Baker, R. and Randolph, M.F. (2011). Optimisation of perforation drilling for mitigating punch-through in multi-layered clays. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 48(11), 1658-1673.
J11Hossain, M.S., Randolph, M.F. and Saunier, Y.N. (2011). Spudcan deep penetration in multi-layered fine-grained soils. Int. J. Physical Modelling in Geotechnics, 11(3), 100-115.
J12Hossain, M.S., Lehane, B.M., Hu, Y. and Gao, Y. (2012). Soil flow mechanisms around and between stiffeners of caissons during installation in clay. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 49(4), 442-459.
J13Mana, D.S.K., Gourvenec, S.M., Randolph, M.F. and Hossain, M.S. (2012). Failure mechanisms of skirted foundations in uplift and compression. Int. J. Physical Modelling in Geotechnics, 12(2), 47-62.
J14Hossain, M.S. and Fourie, A. (2012). Stability of a strip foundation on sand embankment over mine tailings. Géotechnique, In Press, Accepted 3 May 2012.
J15Hossain, M.S. and Randolph, M.F. (2012). Spudcan foundations on multi-layered soils with interbedded sand and stiff clay layers. Int. J. Offshore and Polar Engineering, 22(3), 248-255.
J16Hossain, M.S. and Dong, X. (2012). Extraction of spudcan foundations in single and multi-layer soils. Géotechnique, submitted in December 2011.
J17Zhou, M., Hossain, M.S., Hu, Y. and Liu, H. (2012). Behaviour of ball penetrometers in uniform and layered clays. Géotechnique, In Press, Accepted 25 May 2012.

Conference Papers

C1Hossain, M.S., Hu, Y. and Randolph, M.F. (2003). Spudcan foundation penetration into uniform clay. Proc. 13th Int. Offshore and Polar Engineering Conf., Hawaii, 2, 647-652.
C2Hossain, M.S. and Hu, Y. (2004). Investigation of the response of spudcan foundations in uniform clay. Proc. 9th Australia New Zealand Conf. on Geomechanics, Auckland, 1, 102-108.
C3Hossain, M.S., Hu, Y. and Randolph, M.F. (2004). Bearing behaviour of spudcan foundation on uniform clay during deep penetration. Proc. 23rd Int. Conf. on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering, Vancouver, OMAE2004-51153.
C4Hossain, M.S., Mehryar, Z., Hu, Y. and Randolph, M.F. (2004). Deep penetration of spudcan foundation into NC clay. Proc. 23rd Int. Conf. on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering, Vancouver, OMAE2004-51154.
C5Hossain, M.S., Hu, Y., Randolph, M.F. and White, D.J. (2005). Punch-through of spudcan foundations in two-layer clay. Proc. 1st Int. Symp. on Frontiers in Offshore Geotechnics, Perth, 535-541.
C6Hossain, M.S., Randolph, M.F., Hu, Y. and White, D.J. (2006). Cavity stability and bearing capacity of spudcan foundations on clay. Proc. Offshore Technology Conf., Houston, OTC 17770.
C7Hossain, M.S. and Randolph, M.F. (2007). Investigating potential for punch-through for spudcan foundations on layered clays. Proc. 17th Int. Offshore and Polar Engineering Conf., Lisbon, 2, 1510-1517.
C8Randolph, M.F., Wang, D., Zhou, H., Hossain, M.S. and Hu, Y. (2008). Large deformation finite element analysis for offshore applications. Keynote Lecture, Proc. 12th Int. Conf. of Int. Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics, Goa, 3307-3318.
C9Hossain, M.S., Cassidy, M.J. and Daley, D. (2008). Experimental investigation of Swiss cheese drilling in stiff-over-soft clay. Proc. 2nd Jack-up Asia Conf. and Exhibition, Singapore.
C10Hossain, M.S. and Randolph, M.F. (2008). Overview of spudcan performance on clays: current research and SNAME. Proc. 2nd Jack-up Asia Conf. and Exhibition, Singapore.
C11Hossain, M.S. and Randolph, M.F. (2009). New mechanism-based design approach for spudcan foundations on stiff-over-soft clay. Proc. Offshore Technology Conf., Houston, OTC 19907.
C12Hossain, M.S. and Randolph, M.F. (2009). Bearing behaviour of shallow foundations on clays - offshore and onshore, research and practice. Proc. 17th Int. Conf. on Soil Mechanics & Geotechnical Engineering, Alexandria, 1, 570-573.
C13Hossain, M.S. and Randolph, M.F. (2010). FE modelling of spudcan deep penetration in thin crust over soft clay incorporating strain rate and strain softening effect. Proc. 20th Int. Offshore and Polar Engineering Conf., Beijing, 2, 443-449.
C14Yu, L., Kumar, A., Hossain, M.S. and Hu, Y. (2010). Mitigation of punch-through failure of spudcan using skirted foundation on sand over clay soils. Proc. 20th Int. Offshore and Polar Engineering Conf., Beijing, 2, 564-569.
C15Hossain, M.S. and Randolph, M.F. (2010). Experimental investigation of punch-through potential for spudcan foundations. Proc. 7th Int. Conf. on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics, Zurich, 2, 1025-1031.
C16Hossain, M.S., Randolph, M.F. and Saunier, Y.N. (2010). Centrifuge modelling of spudcan deep penetration in multi-layered soils. Proc. 2nd Int. Symp. on Frontiers in Offshore Geotechnics, Perth, 667-672.
C17Hossain, M.S. and Randolph, M.F. (2011). Spudcan foundations on multi-layered soils with interbedded sand and stiff clay layers. Proc. 21st Int. Offshore and Polar Engineering Conf., Maui, Hawaii, 2, 463-470.
C18Manna, D.S.K, Gourvenec, S., Hossain, M.S. and Randolph, M.F. (2011). Experimental investigation of the undrained response of a shallow skirted foundation subjected to vertical compression and uplift. Proc. 30th Int. Conf. on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, Rotterdam, OMAE2011-49072.
C19Hossain, M.S. (2011). Punch-through failure and mitigation for spudcan installation in multilayered soils. Proc. 13th Int. Conf. the Jack-up Platform Design, Construction & Operation, London.
C20Hossain, M.S., Randolph, M.F., Krisdani, H., Purwana, O.A. and Quah, C.K. (2011). Use of field penetrometer data for an integrated jackup installation monitoring system. Proc. 13th Int. Conf. the Jack-up Platform Design, Construction & Operation, London.
C21Hossain, M.S., Randolph, M.F., Safinus, S., Cassidy, M.J., Krisdani, H., Purwana, O.A. and Quah, C.K. (2012). Development of an integrated jack-up installation system. Proc. Offshore Technology Conf., Houston, OTC 23157.
C22Templeton, J.S., Wong, P.C., Purwana, O.A., Hofstede, H., Hossain, M.S., Cassidy, M.J. and Martin, C.M. (2012). ISO 19905-1: Assessment of jack-up foundations. Proc. Offshore Technology Conf., OTC 23521.
C23Hossain, M.S. and Safinus, S. (2012). Perforation drilling and an innovative spudcan for mitigating punch-through in multi-layered soils. Proc. IADC/SPE Asia Pacific Drilling Technology Conference, Tianjin, IADC/SPE 157640.

C24Hossain, M.S. (2012). Potential challenges for installing stiffened suction caissons for anchoring floating facilities in calcareous soils. Proc. 1st Australian Gas Technology Conference and Exhibition, Perth.
C25Hossain, M.S., Dong, D., Gaudin, C. and Kong, V. (2012). Skirted spudcans and perforation drilling for installation of spudcans close to existing footprints. Proc. 7th Int. Conf. on Offshore Site Investigation and Geotechnics, London, 597-605.
C26Manna, D.S.K, Gourvenec, S., Randolph, M.F. and Hossain, M.S. (2012). Effect of gapping on the uplift resistance of a shallow skirted foundation. Proc. 7th Int. Conf. on Offshore Site Investigation and Geotechnics, London, 403-410.
C27Hossain, M.S., Fourie, A. and Yi-Wen, B.P. (2012). Mitigating risks for safe travelling of earth moving equipment on covers placing over mine tailings. Proc. 1st Australian Mining Technology Conference, Perth.
C28Zheng, J., Hossain, M.S. and Wang, D. (2012). 3D large deformation FE analysis of circular footing and spudcan on clay using CEL approach. Proc. 2nd Int. Symp. on Constitutive Modelling of Geomaterials, 15-16 October, Beijing.
C29Safinus, S., Hossain, M.S. and Randolph, M.F. (2012). Comparison of stress-strain behaviour of carbonate and silicate sediments. Proc. 18th Int. Conf. on Soil Mechanics & Geotechnical Engineering, 2-5 September, Paris.

Technical Reports
TR1Hossain, M.S., Randolph, M.F. and Gaudin, C. (2011). COFS-Acergy Research Collaboration, Phase 1: Mudmat Optimisation: centrifuge modelling of a mudmat under general loading. The University of Western Australia, Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems, GEO 11593.
TR2Feng, X., Randolph, M.F., Hossain, M.S. and Gourvenec, S.M. (2011). COFS-Acergy Research Collaboration, Phase 1: Mudmat Optimisation: comparison of results from numerical and physical modelling with predictions from proposed design method. The University of Western Australia, Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems, GEO 11597.
TR3Gaudin, C., Hossain, M.S. and O’Loughlin, C.D. (2012). Centrifuge modelling of suction piles for the Gulf of Guinea (TOTAL, France). The University of Western Australia, Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems, GEO 12624.
Funding received
•Shazzad Hossain, Yun Wook Choo (2012). Collaboration with Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. UWA Research Collaboration Award, Funds Approved: $16,000.
•Shazzad Hossain (2012). Physical modelling of installation and pull-out of dynamically penetrating anchors in calcareous soils. ECM Research Development Grant, Funds Approved: $20,000.
•Shazzad Hossain, Yuxia Hu, Mark Randolph, Long Yu, Hanlong Liu, Jun Liu (2012). Strengthening collaboration with Dalian University of Technology and Hohai University on geotechnical challenges in oil and gas extraction from shallow to deep waters and exploration of related industry opportunities. DIISRTE Australia-China Group Mission 2012, Funds Approved: $37,800.
•Shazzad Hossain, Mark Randolph, Mark Cassidy, Okky Purwana, Matthew Quah (2010). Estimation of spudcan penetration resistance in stratified soils directly from field penetrometer data and quantification of punch-through risk. ARC Linkage Project, Funds Approved: $561,000.
•Susan Gourvenec, Mark Randolph, Xiaowei Feng, Shazzad Hossain (2012). Mudmat design under general multi-dimensional loading. Subsea 7, Funds Approved: $114,000.
•Christophe Gaudin, Shazzad Hossain, Conleth O’Loughlin (2012). Investigation of the influence of internal stiffeners on short and long term performance of suction caisson in Angola clay. Total France, Funds Approved: $80,000.
•Shazzad Hossain (2010). Innovative mechanism-based design approach and mitigative perforation drilling for safe installation of jack-up spudcan foundations in complex multi-layered soils. UWA Research Development Award, Funds Approved: $29,949.
Industrial relevance
The results from my study provide a major advance in terms of rational design methods to assess the cavity depth and spudcan penetration resistance in single and double layer clays, and are directly applicable to stability analysis and site assessment for mobile offshore drilling (jack-up) rigs on corresponding seabed sediments. The outcomes of my research have been fed into the InSafe and ISO guidelines.
•A three-week secondment into the Keppel Offices and Shipyard in November 2009
•Visited and delivered seminar at the Research Institute of China National Petroleum Corporation in June 2010
•Visited and delivered seminar at Singapore Offshore Technology Centre, ABS Pacific, Singapore in January 2011
Memberships
•Core Member, ISO TC 67/ SC 7/ WG7: International Organization for Standardization
• Associate Member, Panel OC-7: Site assessment of jack-up rigs; Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME)
• Western Australia Chapter Committee Member, Australian Geomechanics Society
•Associate Member, International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers (ISOPE)
•Member, British Geotechnical Association (BGA), The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), UK
•Member, Canadian Geotechnical Society (CGS)
•Member, Society for Underwater Technology (SUT)

Honours and awards
•ASCE Best Civil Engineering Paper Award for 2012 by The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), USA
• David Hislop Award for 2010 by The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), UK
• D. H. Trollope Medal for 2010 by The Australian Geomechanics Society (AGS)
•Whitfeld Development Award for 2008 by The University of Western Australia
•2007-2008 Offshore Mechanics Scholarship for Outstanding Students by The International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers (ISOPE)
•2005 BGA Prize by The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), UK
•Institute Gold Medal by The Prime Minister of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh for achieving the highest CGPA among all graduates of that year (‘first class first with honours’)
Previous positions
2000-2002: Lecturer, Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh
2004: Research Associate, Curtin University of Technology, Australia
Teaching
•CIVL4122: Offshore Geomechanics
•CIVL4170: Design of Offshore Systems

Current projects
•Suction caisson anchors in calcareous and layered sediments for deep water oil and gas developments
•Physical modelling of installation and pull-out of dynamically penetrating anchors in clay and calcareous soils
•Mitigation spudcan punch-through and spudcan-footprint interaction issues
•Direct PCPT-, T-bar- and ball-based design approaches
•Estimation of spudcan penetration resistance in stratified soils directly from field penetrometer data and quantification of punch-through risk, ARC Linkage Project
•Shallow foundation solutions for offshore oil and gas facilities, ARC Discovery Project
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