Dr Samuel Stanier
Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems
- Contact details
- Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems
The University of Western Australia (M053)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
- 6488 3469
- 6488 1044
- PhD Sheff.
- Sam Stanier graduated from The University of Sheffield with an MEng (Hons) degree in Civil Engineering in 2007. Following this he joined the Geotechnical Engineering Group at The University of Sheffield as a postgraduate student investigating the use of transparent synthetic soils and Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) techniques to assess the failure mechanics of geotechnical structures non-intrusively.
Upon award of a doctorate in Geotechnical Engineering in mid-2011 Sam joined the Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems at UWA as a Research Associate. He is currently working on the prediction of the performance of Jack-up foundation (Spudcans) in multi-layered soils and novel offshore in-situ testing methods.
- Key research
- Physical modelling (1g and ng)
- Numerical modelling
- Offshore Geotechnics
- Prediction of performance of jack-up (Spudcan) foundations in multilayered soils
- Unsaturated soil mechanics
- Novel offshore in-situ testing methods
- Journal Publications:
(J9) Stanier, S.A., Ragni, R., Bienen, B., & Cassidy, M.J. (in press). Observing the effects of
sustained loading on a spudcan footing in clay. Submitted to Geotechnique.
(J8) Stanier, S.A. & White, D.J. (in press). Shallow penetrometer penetration resistance. ASCE
Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering.
(J7) Ullah, S.N., Hu, Y., White, D.J. & Stanier, S.A. (2014). LDFE study of bottom boundary
effects in foundation model tests. International Journal of Physical Modelling in Geotechnics,
14, No. 3, p80-87, doi:10.1680/ijpmg.14.00004.
(J6) Hu, P., Wang, D., Cassidy, M.J. & Stanier, S.A. (2013). Predicting the resistance profile of a spudcan penetrating sand overlying clay. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, available online ahead of print, doi: 10.1139/cgj-2013-0374.
(J5) Stanier, S.A. & White, D.J. (2013). An improved image based deformation measurement system for the centrifuge environment. Geotechnical Testing Journal, 36, No. 6, p915-927,
(J4) Stanier, S.A., Black, J.A.&Hird, C.C. (2013). Modelling helical screw piles in clay and design implications. Geotechnical Engineering, available online ahead of print, doi: 10.1680/geng.13.00021.
(J3) Hu, P., Stanier, S.A., Cassidy, M.J. & Wang, D. (2013). Predicting the peak punch-through resistance of a spudcan penetrating sand overlying clay. ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, Vol. 140, No. 2, p1-12, doi: 10.1061/GT.1943-5606.0001016.
(J2) Stanier, S.A. & Tarantino, A. (2013). An application of bound theorems of plasticity to predicting stability of vertical cuts in ‘cohesionless’ soils. Journal of Engineering Geology, 148, No. 5, p98-108, doi: 10.1016/j.enggeo.2013.03.012.
(J1) Stanier, S.A., Black, J.A. & Hird, C.C. (2012). Enhancing accuracy and precision of transparent synthetic soil modelling. International Journal of Physical Modelling in Geotechnics, 12, No. 4, p162-175, doi: 10.1680/ijpmg.12.00005.
(C9) Kashizadeh, E., Hambleton, J.P. & Stanier, S.A. (2014). A numerical approach for modelling the ploughing process in sands. Proceedings of the 14th International Conference of the International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics, Kyoto, Japan.
(C8) Todeshkejoei, C., Hambleton, J.P., Stanier, S.A. & Gaudin, C. (2014). Modelling installation of helical anchors in clay. Proceedings of the 14th International Conference of the International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics, Kyoto, Japan.
(C7) Stanier, S.A., Breen, J. & White, D.J. (2014). A compact high-speed image capture system for a drum centrifuge. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics, Perth, Australia. pp 241-246.
(C6) Ullah, S.N., Hu, Y., White, D.J. & Stanier, S.A. (2014). Using the ‘step zero’ approach to design a centrifuge modelling program. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on
Physical Modelling in Geotechnics, Perth, Australia. pp 397-403.
(C5) Ullah, S.N., Stanier, S.A., White, D.J. & Hu, Y. (2013). Lateral boundary effect in centrifuge tests for spudcan penetration in uniform clay. Proceedings of the 1st Australasian Conference on Computational Mechanics (ACCM 2013), Sydney, Australia.
(C4) Stanier, S.A., Hu, P., Cassidy, M.J. & Wang, D. (2012). Calibration of a model to predict
the peak punch-through penetration resistance of a spudcan on sand overlying clay. Proceedings of the 2nd European Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics (Eurofuge 2012),
(C3) Stanier, S. A. & Tarantino, A. (2010). Active earth pressure in ’cohesionless’ unsaturated soils using bound theorems of plasticity. Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Unsaturated Soils, Barcelona, Spain. pp 1081-1086.
(C2) Hird, C.C. & Stanier, S.A. (2010). Modelling helical screw piles in clay using a transparent soil. Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics, Zurich, Switzerland. pp 769-774.
(C1) Black, J.A., Stanier, S.A. & Clarke, S.D. (2009). Shear wave velocity measurement of Kaolin during undrained unconsolidated triaxial compression. Proceedings of the 62nd Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Halifax, Canada.
Stanier, S. A. (2011). Modelling the behaviour of helical screw piles, PhD thesis, University of Sheffield.
- Funding received
- (G4) White, D.J., Randolph, M.F., Cheng, L., O'Loughlin, C.,Stanier, S.A. & Draper, S. (2013). Remote Intellignet Geotechnical Seabed Surveys - RIGSS JIP - AUD$975k.
(G3) Stanier, S.A. (2013). Development of shallow penetrometer technology for Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV)-based seabed property measurement. ECM Faculty Grant - AUD$20k.
(G2) White, D.J. & Stanier, S.A. (2012). Seabed friction on carbonate soils - ROV mounted data gathering. Subsea7 Grant - AUD$65k.
(G1) Sloan, S., Randolph, M.F., Carter, J., Sheng, D., Cassidy, M.J., Indraratna, B., White, D.J., Khalili, N., Williams, D., Merifield, R., Kodikara, J., Airey, D., Einav, I., Abbo, A., Rujikiatkamjorn, C., Stanier, S.A., O’Loughlin, C., Pedroso, D., Scheurmann, A.& Bui, H. (2012). A national facility for in-situ testing of soft soils. ARC LIEF Grant - LE130100028 -
- Honours and awards
- 2007 Jacobs Babtie Prize for ‘Best Individual Project’, University of Sheffield
2007 Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Student Prize, University of Sheffield
- Previous positions
- 2007 Postgraduate Student, University of Sheffield
2007 Research Assistant, University of Sheffield
- Tutor for CIVL4122 - Offshore Geomechanics
Lecturer for GENG5502 - Environmental Geotechnics
- Research profile
Research profile and publications