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Dr Andrea Diambra is a Senior Lecturer in Geotechnical Engineering at University of Bristol. His research interests span across a wide range of geotechnical problems, with particular focus on two main areas: 1) new geotechnical solutions for offshore energy systems and 2) development of novel ground improvements techniques. His research uses an approach across the length scales involving a range of techniques from experimental element testing, constitutive modelling, numerical analyses and full-scale testing.
Recent and current research projects include:
1) Offshore geotechnics
- Development of new macro-element models for plate anchoring systems;
- Full-scale axial and lateral testing of driven steel piles in chalk;
- Polypropylene pipe – seabed interaction;
- Review of available methods for spudcan penetration assessment;
- Development of constitutive modelling for cyclic behaviour of granular soils;
- Evolution of stiffness of granular soils under very large number of multiaxial loading cycles using the Hollow Cylinder Torsional apparatus;
- Stress and time dependent behaviour of remoulded chalk.
2) Ground improvements
- Experimental and numerical studies of fibre reinforced soils;
- Experimental and numerical modelling of artificially cemented soils;
- Extension of modelling techniques for fibre reinforced soils to root-soil systems;
Dr Diambra has extensive teaching experience at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. He is willing to supervise new postgraduate students to work in the above mentioned and/or related topics.
- Best paper in Géotechnique Letters Volume 5, Q2 (February) 2015: Chow S.H., O’Loughlin C.D., Corti R., Gaudin C. & Diambra A. 2015 “Drained cyclic capacity of plate anchors in dense sand: Experimental and Theoretical Observations”, Géotechnique Letters, 5, 80-85. DOI: 10.1680/geolett.15.00019
- Best paper in Géotechnique LettersVolume 4, Q3 (June-September) 2014: Diambra A., Ciavaglia F., Harman A., Dimelow C., Carey J., Nash D. 2014 “Performance of cyclic cone penetration tests in chalk”, Géotechnique Letters, 4, 230-237. DOI: 10.1680/geolett.14.00050.
- EPSRC research grant 2012: "Anisotropy of fibre reinforced sands under generalised loading conditions"(http://gow.epsrc.ac.uk/NGBOViewGrant.aspx?GrantRef=EP/J010022/1).
Structured keywords and research groupings
- Cabot Institute City Futures Research
- Cabot Institute Low Carbon Energy Research
- Cabot Institute Natural Hazards and Disasters Research
- Cabot Institute Environmental Change Research
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Cheng, X., Diambra, A., Ibraim, E., Liu, H. & Pisano, F., 19 Jan 2021, In: Journal of Marine Science and Engineering. 9, 1, p. 1-15 15 p., 101.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article (Academic Journal) › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile3 Citations (Scopus)43 Downloads (Pure)
Peccin Da Silva, A., Diambra, A., Karamitros, D. K. & Chow, S. H., 12 Jan 2021, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Canadian Geotechnical Journal. 58, 11, p. 1703-1715 13 p.
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Gao, Z. & Diambra, A., 3 Feb 2020, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Geotechnique.
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Diambra, A., 2010
Supervisor: Ibraim, E. (Supervisor) & Muir Wood, D. (Supervisor)
Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis › Doctor of Education (EdD)File