Dr Pan Hu
Offshore Foundation Systems, Centre for
- Contact details
- Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems
The University of Western Australia (M053)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
- +61 8 6488 4780
- Pan Hu obtained his Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering at the Shenyang Jianzhu University, China in 2007. Following graduation he was enrolled as a Master student in Dalian University of Technology. In 2010, Pan started his PhD study in COFS working on predicting punch-through failure of a spudcan on sand overlying clay. Pan joined COFS as a Research Associate in 2014 immediately after the completion of his PhD.
- Key research
- Spudcan foundation
- Large deformation finite element analysis
- Centrifuge modelling
- Journal papers:
J1. Hu, P., Stanier, S. A., Wang, D., and Cassidy, M. J. (2015). Effect of footing shape on penetration in sand overlying clay. International Journal of Physical Modelling in Geotechnics, accepted (in press), doi: 10.1680/ijpmg.15.00013.
J2. Hu, P., Stanier, S. A., Wang, D., and Cassidy, M. J. (2015). A comparison of the full profile prediction methods for spudcan penetrating sand overlying clay.” Géotechnique Letters, 5, 131-139, doi: 10.1680/jgele.15.00051.
J3. Hu, P., Wang, D., Stanier, S. A., and Cassidy, M. J. (2015). Assessing the punch-through hazard of a spudcan on sand overlying clay. Géotechnique, 65(11), 883-896.
J4. Hu, P., Wang, D., Cassidy, M.J. and Stanier, S.A. (2014). Predicting the resistance profile of a spudcan penetrating sand overlying clay. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 51, 1151-1164.
J5. Hu, P., Stanier, S.A., Cassidy, M.J. and Wang, D. (2014). Predicting the peak punch-through resistance of a spudcan penetrating sand overlying clay. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 140(2), 04013009.
C1. Hu, P., Cassidy, M. J., Wang, D. and Stanier, S. A. (2015). Spudcan penetration analysis for three case histories in sand overlying clay. Proceedings of Jack-Up Conference 2015. London, UK.
C2. Cassidy, M. J., Li, J. H., Hu, P., Uzielli, M., and Lacasse, S. (2015). Deterministic and probabilistic advances in the analysis of spudcan behaviour. Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on Frontiers in Offshore Geotechnics (ISFOG 2015), Oslo, Norway, 1381-1387.
C3. Santo, H., Hu, P., Agarwal, B., Placidi, M., and Zhou, J. (2013) “A proposed concept design solution towards full-scale manganese nodule recovery.” Proceedings of the 32nd International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, Nantes, France. pp: V003T05A005, doi: 10.1115/OMAE2013-10323.
C4. Hu, P., Wang, D., Cassidy, M. J. and Yang, Q. (2012). Numerical analysis of spudcan penetration into sand over uniform clay. Proceedings of 7th International Conference on Offshore Site Investigation and Geotechnics, London, UK, pp. 635-641.
C5. Hu, P., Wang, D., Cassidy, M. J. and Yang, Q. (2012). Large deformation analysis of spudcan penetration into sand overlying normally consolidated clay. Proceedings of 2nd International Symposium on Constitutive Modeling of Geomaterials – Advances and New Applications (IS-Model 2012), Beijing, PR China, pp. 723-733.
C6. Stanier, S. A., Hu, P., and Cassidy, M. J. (2012). Calibration of a model to predict the
peak punch-through penetration resistance of a spudcan on sand overlying clay. Proceedings of Eurofuge 2012, Delft, Netherlands.
- Industrial relevance
- As the offshore oil and gas industry continues to expand, it is important to ensure safe and economic use of jack-up rigs. My research was undertaken with the aim of seeking an improved understanding of the penetration of spudcan foundations in sand overlying clay. A rational and realistic framework for the jack-up industry to predict punch-through failure was proposed from this research. It is expected the outcomes of this research would assist the engineers in field to predict the potential for and severity of punch-through failure and guarantee the safe extraction of oil from the seabed.
- Society for Underwater Technology
- Research profile
Research profile and publications