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Samuel Stanier

Dr Samuel Stanier

Research Associate
Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems

Contact details
Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems
The University of Western Australia (M053)
35 Stirling Highway
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.
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
Journal Publications:

1. Stanier, S. A. & Tarantino, A. (?). An approach for predicting the stability of vertical cuts in cohesionless soils above the water table, Engineering Geology (submitted in November 2011).

Conference Publications:

3. 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.

2. 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.

1. 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.
Graduate member of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)
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
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Research profile and publications

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