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Dr Jared A Charles MEng, PhD, AFHEA

Research Fellow in Offshore Renewable Energy (Geotechnics): Intelligent & Resilient Ocean Engineering (IROE)

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Jared Charles is a Research Fellow in the Centre of Excellence in Intelligent & Resilient Ocean Engineering, part of the activities of the Royal Academy of Engineering Chair in Emerging Technologies in Intelligent & Resilient Ocean Engineering, at the University of Southampton. He is part of the Infrastructure Group within the Department of Civil and Maritime Engineering, part of the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences.

My research is focussed on developing novel technologies for geotechnical characterisation of seabeds with reduced vessel support and optimisation of offshore foundation design accommodating spatially variable seabeds. My work relies on mathematical, numerical, and physical model testing with particular emphasis on the role of emerging technologies in improving engineering outcomes. The utilisation of machine learning techniques for both geotechnical site characterisation and foundation design is a current focus. The motivation of my research is to assist the global transition to offshore renewable energy.

I was awarded my PhD in 2021 and previously graduated with a first class MEng degree in Civil and Structural Engineering in 2016, both at the University of Sheffield. My PhD thesis “Reconstruction of Soil Stress-Strain Response Using Optimisation” demonstrated and validated a methodology by which optimisation and the conservation of energy can be used to recover a soil stress-strain response curve from particle image velocimetry and loading data obtained during standard geotechnical laboratory testing.

Research interests

I am interested in novel techniques by which soil properties can be measured as well as in the comparison between modelled and actual soil behaviour. The use of mathematical optimisation, be it for design or other purposes, is also of particular interest.

Research group

Infrastructure Group

Affiliate research groups

Geomechanics, Royal Academy of Engineering Chair in Emerging Technologies in Intelligent & Resilient Ocean Engineering

Dr Jared A Charles
Engineering, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton. SO17 1BJ United Kingdom

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