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Shiaohuey Chow

Dr Shiaohuey Chow

Research Fellow
Offshore Foundation Systems, Centre for

Contact details
Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems
The University of Western Australia (M053)
35 Stirling Highway
+61 8 6488 6930
ME Nan.Tech, PhD Syd.
Shiao Huey Chow obtained her B.Eng (Class 1 Honours) in Civil Engineering from University Teknologi Malaysia in 2000 and her M.Eng degree in geotechnical engineering from the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore in 2003. She has worked as a structural design engineer and lecturer in civil engineering in Malaysia before completing her PhD at the University of Sydney in 2013.
Key research
Offshore site investigation - free falling penetrometers
Rate effects in clay
Offshore anchoring systems in sand
Geotechnical physical modelling
Selected Journal Publications

(J12) Chow SH, O’Loughlin CD, Corti R, Gaudin C & Diambra A (2015). Drained cyclic capacity of plate anchors in dense sand: Experimental and Theoretical Observations. Géotechnique Letter, 5, pp. 80-85.
(J11) O’Loughlin CD, Nazem M, Chow SH, Randolph MF, Gaudin C, White DJ (2014). Dynamic embedment of projectiles in clay. Australian Geomechanics Journal, 49(4), pp. 133-146.
(J10) Chow SH, O’Loughlin CD and Randolph MF (2014) Soil Strength Estimation and Pore Pressure Dissipation for Free-fall Piezocone in Soft Clay. Géotechnique, 64(10), pp. 817-827.
(J9) Sivakumar V, O’Kelly BC, Henderson L, Moorhead C & Chow SH (2014). Measuring the plastic limit of fine soils: an experimental study. Geotechnical Engineering, ICE, DOI: 10.1680/geng.14.00004.
(J8) Chow SH and Airey DW (2014) Free falling penetrometers: a laboratory investigation in clay. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, 140(1), pp. 201-214.
(J7) Chow SH and Airey DW (2013) Soil strength characterisation using free falling penetrometers. Géotechnique, 63(13), pp. 1131-1143.
(J6) Nazem M, Carter JP, Airey DW and Chow SH (2012) Dynamic analysis of a smooth penetrometer free falling into uniform clay. Géotechnique, 62(10), pp. 893-905.
(J5) Chow SH and Airey DW (2011) Soil strength estimation using free falling penetrometers. Journal and News of the Australian Geomechanics Society, 46(1), pp. 105-112.
(J4) Chow SH, Norshida Ismail & A Naser Abdul Ghani (2009) Shear strength characteristics of sand-waste material mixtures. Journal of the Institution of Engineers, Malaysia, 70(1), pp. 36-43.
(J3) Chow SH, Ng SF & Salwah Che Mat (2007) An investigation on e-learning readiness of engineering students. Journal of the Institution of Engineers, Malaysia, 68(4), pp. 56-64.
(J2) Chow SH & Wong KS (2004) Model pile pull-out tests using polyethylene sheets to reduce downdrag on cast insitu piles. Geotechnical Testing Journal, ASTM, 27(3), pp. 230-238.
(J1) Wong KS, Chow SH, Wei J, Heng YS, Wa YL, Tan TL, Lim ST and Lionel Ang LJ (2002) Capacity of H-Pile in old alluvium - a prediction exercise, Journal of the Institution of Engineers, Singapore, 42(6), pp. 23-29.

Selected Conference Publications
(C6) Knappett JA, Brown MJ, Aldaikh H, Patra S, O’Loughlin CD, Chow SH, Gaudin C & Lieng J T (2015). A review of anchor technology for floating renewable energy devices and key design considerations. Proc.3rd Int. Symp. on Frontiers in Offshore Geotechnics, Oslo, Norway, 887-892.
(C5) Chow SH, Alonso-Marroquin F and Airey DW (2012) Viscous rate effects in shear strength of clay. Proceedings of the 11th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics (ANZ 2012), Melbourne, Australia, pp. 1003-1008.
(C4) Chow SH and Airey DW (2011) Rate effects in free falling penetrometer tests. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Deformation Characteristics of Geomaterials, Seoul, Korea, pp. 592-599.
(C3) Chow SH and Airey DW (2010) Laboratory free falling penetrometer test into clay. Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Frontiers in Offshore Geotechnics. Perth, Australia, pp. 265-270.
(C2) Chow SH, Nazhat Y and Airey DW (2010) Applications of high speed photography in dynamic tests. Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics. Zurich, Switzerland, pp. 313-318.
(C1) Carter JP, Nazem M, Airey DW and Chow SH (2010) Dynamic analysis of free-falling penetrometers in soil. Proceedings of GeoFlorida 2010: Advances in Analysis, Modeling & Design (ASCE GSP 199), Florida, pp. 53-68.
Funding received
(G6) Cassidy M, Chow SH, Bienen B, O’Loughlin C & Wolgamot H (2016-2018). Lloyd’s Register Foundation Chair & Centre of Excellence (Follow-on Funding), Lloyd’s Register Group Ltd (AUD 1,005,387)
(G5) Draper S, Jones N, Collin S, Wolgamot H, Zhao W & Chow SH (2016-2020). RiverLab, Woodside Energy Ltd (AUD 375,000)
(G4) Chow SH & Diambra A (2016-2017). Plate Anchors for Offshore Renewable Energy Application: Predicting Cyclic Behaviour in Sand. UWA Research Collaboration Award (AUD 11,987)
(G3) Chow SH (2013-2014). Interpretation of free falling penetrometer (FFP) tests in clay for offshore site investigation. UWA ECM Research Development Grant (AUD 20,000)
(G2) Chow SH, Anas Ibrahim & Abdul Naser Abdul Ghani (2007-2008). Effect of hydrostatic pressure on geocomposite stabilised soil retaining structures. Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia (MYR 20,000)
(G1) Chow SH, Ng SF, Salwah Che Mat (2007-2009). Development of a survey instrument to evaluate student readiness in e-learning in Malaysia. Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia (MYR 10,000)
Graduate member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Australia Section.
Graduate member of the Institution of Engineers, Malaysia.
Honours and awards
(A9) Best Paper for Q2 2015 in Géotechnique Letters for Paper (J12). The Institution of Civil Engineers, UK (2015)
(A8) Special Commendation for UWA Early Career Researcher Best Publication Award for Paper (J10), The University of Western Australia (2014)
(A7) Manby Prize for Paper (J6), The Institution of Civil Engineers, UK (2013)
(A6) Research Excellence Award by Faculty of Engineering & Information Technologies, the University of Sydney (2011)
(A5) Best student presentation award from the School of Civil Engineering, 2011 Student Conference, awarded by the Graduate School of Engineering & Information Technologies, the University of Sydney (2011)
(A4) 2nd prize for presentation at AGS Young Geotechnical Professional’s Night, Australian Geomechanics Society, Sydney Chapter (2010)
(A3) Endeavour International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (EIPRS), the Australian Department of Education, Science and Training (2009-2012)
(A2) Service Excellence Award, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia (2007)
(A1) Research Scholarship, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (2001-2003)
Lecturer for GENG5502 - Environmental Geotechnics (fourth year undergraduate module on groundwater flow, contaminant transport and dam design)
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