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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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Research Output 2001 2019

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 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

Characterising chalk-concrete interfaces for offshore renewable energy foundations

Ziogos, A., Brown, M., Ivanović, A. & Morgan, N., 18 Sep 2018, p. 521-527.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Concretes
Shear strength
Friction
Degradation
Testing
2 Citations

Imposition of essential boundary conditions in the material point method

Cortis, M., Coombs, W. M., Augarde, C. E., Brown, M., Brennan, A. & Robinson, S., 6 Jan 2018, In : International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering. 113, 1, p. 130-152 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Material Point Method
Boundary conditions
Inclination
Finite Element
Edge Elements

Installation Behavior of Open Ended and Closed Ended Piles with Torque Application

Galindo, P. G., Davidson, C. & Brown, M., 2018, Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Press-in Engineering 2018, Kochi (IPCE 21018). Japan, p. 379-386 8 p.

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

Open Access
File
Piles
Torque
Mammals
Sand
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 2018

UPC Barcelona, Physical modelling insights into the performance of offshore pipeline and cable ploughs

Michael Brown (Invited speaker)
11 Apr 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

2nd International Conference on Natural Hazards & Infrastructure

Michael Brown (Member of programme committee)
1 Apr 201826 Jun 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

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

Yamaguchi University, Japan, Invited speaker: Rate effect behaviour of different clays from high speed triaxial element testing

Michael Brown (Speaker)
25 Sep 201826 Sep 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

PhD External examiner, The University of Newcastle, Australia

Michael Brown (Examiner)
1 May 2018

Activity: Examination typesExamination

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

File

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

File

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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