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Civil and Offshore Engineering

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Civil and Offshore Engineering

Our Research

The Civil Engineering group undertakes a broad portfolio of research in:

  • environmental fluid mechanics
  • geotechnical engineering
  • structural engineering and materials

We work extensively on renewable energy, including the offshore wind turbine foundations, structures and fluid dynamics, as well as tidal stream energy. Other areas of research interest in the group include tunnelling, wave mechanics, flows through porous media and structural heath monitoring. Many of our research interests complement each other and we have multiple projects at the intersection of these areas.

We work with industrial and academic partners across the UK and abroad, and the group is part of the Wind and Marine Energy Systems and Structures (WAMESS) Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT). Two of the group’s academics are also co-directors of the Supergen Offshore Renewable Energy Hub.

Civil engineering  -  renewable energy  -  offshore engineering  -  structural engineering