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Biography

Dr Michael Brown is currently a Reader in the Geotechnics Research Group at the University of Dundee. He graduated from the University of Bradford in 1995 with a first-class Honours degree in Civil & Structural Engineering, and obtained his doctorate from the University of Sheffield in 2004 for work on the rapid load testing (RLT) of piles in fine grained soils (Statnamic). He worked at the University of Sheffield as a research associate, firstly in the Geotechnical Engineering Research Group and then as consortium manager of the SUBR:IM project in the Groundwater Protection and Restoration Group. Prior to this he spent 5 years in industry working for specialist geotechnical contractors and consultants. He is the recent past editor of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Proceedings: Geotechnical Engineering. He is currently a member of ISSMGE Technical Committee TC212 on Deep Foundations, CEN/TC 341/WG 7: Non-static tests on piles and the SUT Offshore Site Investigation Group (OSIG). He sits on the editorial panels of Geotechnique and JGS Soils and Foundations journal.

Professional Biography

  • BSc (Hons) Civil & Structural Engineering (1st Class), University of Bradford, 1995
  • PhD, University of Sheffield, 2004

Research

Rapid load Pile testing (Statnamic)

Rate Effects in fine grained soils

Offshore Geotechnics

Pipeline Ploughing and installation

Debris Flows and Landslides

Anchoring and foundations for marine energy generators

 

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Sheffield

Bachelor of Engineering, University of Bradford

Keywords

  • TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)

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Projects 2012 2021

Research Output 2001 2019

Effect of soil deformability on the failure mechanism of shallow plate or screw anchors in sand

Cerfontaine, B., Knappett, J., Brown, M. & Bradsaw, A. S., 24 Jan 2019, In : Computers and Geotechnics. 109, p. 34-45 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

failure mechanism
Formability
Anchors
anchor
Stress concentration

The effect of tunnel lining modelling approaches on the seismic response of sprayed concrete tunnels in coarse-grained soils

Kampas, G., Knappett, J., Brown, M., Anastasopoulos, I., Nikitas, N. & Fuentes, R., Feb 2019, In : Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering. 117, p. 122-137 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Tunnel linings
coarse-textured soils
tunnel lining
Seismic response
seismic response

A modified CPT based installation torque prediction for large screw piles in sand

Davidson, C., Al-Baghdadi, T., Brown, M., Brennan, A., Knappett, J., Augarde, C., Coombs, W., Wang, L., Richardson, D., Blake, A. & Ball, J., 13 Jun 2018, Cone Penetration Testing 2018: Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Cone Penetration Testing. Hicks, M. A., Pisanò, F. & Peuchen, J. (eds.). 1 ed. CRC Press, p. 255-261 7 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
File
Piles
Cones
Sand
Torque
Centrifuges

Centrifuge modelling of optimised screw piles for offshore wind energy foundations

Davidson, C., Al-Baghdadi, T., Brown, M., Knappett, J., Brennan, A., Augarde, C. E., Wang, L., Coombs, W. M., Richards, D. & Blake, A., Jul 2018, Physical Modelling in Geotechnics: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics (ICPMG 2018), July 17-20, 2018, London, United Kingdom. McNamara, A., Divall, S. & Goodey, R. (eds.). 1 ed. Taylor & Francis, p. 695-700 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Centrifuges
Wind power
Piles
Torque
Offshore wind turbines

Centrifuge testing to verify scaling of offshore pipeline ploughs

Robinson, S., Brown, M., Matsui, H., Brennan, A., Augarde, C. E., Coombs, W. M. & Cortis, M., 9 Oct 2018, In : International Journal of Physical Modelling in Geotechnics. 38 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Offshore pipelines
Centrifuges
plowing
centrifuge
Testing

Prizes

Best paper award

Marianna Loli (Recipient), Jonathan Knappett (Recipient), Michael Brown (Recipient) & Ioannis Anastasopoulos (Recipient), 2014

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Modeling
Soil
Research

Winner ICPE Best presentation award

Michael Brown (Recipient), Sep 2018

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Piles
Torque
Testing
Wavelets
Modeling

Activities 2007 2019

PhD External examiner, The University of Newcastle, Australia

Michael Brown (Examiner)
1 May 2018

Activity: Examination typesExamination

Kyushu Univeristy, Japan, Invited speaker: Centrifuge modelling of screw piles for offshore wind energy foundations

Michael Brown (Speaker)
21 Sep 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Taisei Corporation invited presentation: Centrifuge modelling projects relevant to Japanese application

Michael Brown (Speaker)
18 Sep 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Fugro Brussels, Update on models for offshore pipeline plough predictions and use of screw piles as an alternative to driven piles

Michael Brown (Speaker)
19 Jun 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Press / Media

How about Screwing Offshore Wind Piles?

Michael Brown

14/07/15

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Research

Thesis

Circular dry cement inclusions: a novel approach to stabilising clay soil

Author: Stuart, K. M., 2011

Supervisor: Jones, M. (Supervisor) & Brown, M. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Master's ThesisMaster of Science

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Investigating the performance of continuous helical displacement piles

Author: Jeffrey, J., 2012

Supervisor: Brown, M. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

File

Rate Effects in Fine Grained Soils

Author: Quinn, T., 2013

Supervisor: Brown, M. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

File

Screw piles as offshore foundations : Numerical and physical modelling

Author: Al-Baghdadi, T., 2018

Supervisor: Brown, M. (Supervisor) & Knappett, J. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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The effect of reinforcing soil inclusion on offshore pipeline ploughs

Author: Tovey, S., 2012

Supervisor: Brown, M. (Supervisor) & Bransby, M. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Master's ThesisMaster of Science

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