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School of Engineering and Computing Sciences (ECS)

Profile

Professor Charles Augarde, BSc MSc DPhil CEng MICE

Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 42504
Room number: E375 (Higginson)
Member of the Durham X-ray Centre

(email at charles.augarde@durham.ac.uk)

Biography

Personal webpage

Charles Augarde is a Professor working in Civil Engineering in the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences. After graduating in Engineering from Lancaster University he spent six years in industry, working for Manchester City Engineer's Dept on road, bridge and sewer design and construction, achieving Chartered Engineer (CEng) status in 1992. He then studied for an MSc in Structural Engineering at Heriot-Watt University (1993) and a DPhil (=PhD) at Oxford University (1997), where he was also a College Lecturer at Keble College, later a Departmental Lecturer (in Engineering Science) (1997-2001) and a College Lecturer at St Anne's College. Charles joined Durham in 2001 as a Lecturer, was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2007, Reader in 2011 and Professor in 2013.

Research and Teaching

Charles's main research interest is numerical modelling of geotechnical and structural engineering problems using finite element, meshless and scaled boundary methods, examining ways to improve efficiency and accuracy. He works with mathematicians on iterative solvers for numerical modelling in a variety of engineering problems. Charles also carries out research in unsaturated soil mechanics particularly sustainable earthen construction materials, such as "rammed earth", and has collaborative links with archaeologists concerned with the conservation of heritage earth structures. Charles is on the Editorial Board for the international journal Computers and Geotechnics & Theoretical & Applied Fracture Mechanics and is a past member of the Geotechnique Advisory Panel. For more information on these topics go to his personal webpage (the link should be just above this text).

In the School Charles teaches structures, structural design, CAD for civil engineers and advanced modelling. 

International Collaboration

  • Dr Daniela Ciancio, University of Western Australia
  • Professor Scott Sloan, University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia
  • Professor Yongchang Cai, Dept Geotechnical Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai, China
  • Dr Xiaoying Zhuang, Dept Geotechnical Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai, China

Indicators of Esteem

Research Groups

  • Mechanics Research Group

Research Interests

  • Finite elements
  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Masonry arch bridges
  • Mechanics of earthen construction
  • Meshless methods
  • Numerical analysis
  • Rammed earth

Selected Publications

Books: authored

Books: edited

Books: sections

Conference papers

  • Coombs, W.M., Crouch, R.S. & Augarde, C.E. (2011), On the f fields of inadmissible stress space, in Oñate, E, Owen, DRJ, Peric, D & Suárez, B eds, Computational Plasticity XI: Fundamentals and Applications (COMPLAS XI). Barcelona, Spain, International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE).
  • Coombs, W.M., Crouch, R.S. & Augarde, C.E. (2011), Unique Critical State Hyperplasticity, in Laghrouche, O., EL Kacimi, A. Woodward, P. & Medero, G. eds, 19th UK National Conference of the Association for Computational Mechanics in Engineering (ACME). Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, 49-52.

Edited works: conference proceedings

Edited works: contributions

Journal papers: academic

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Media Contacts

Available for media contact about:

  • Science: Education, industry & the community: computer modelling
  • Engineering: Other contexts: civil engineering, tunnels, bridges
  • Geological hazards: geotechnical engineering, ground conditions, tunnelling
  • Engineering: Earth building (using earth materials to create walls, rammed earth, conservation of old earth buildings)
  • Mechanics: Earth building (using earth materials to create walls, rammed earth, conservation of old earth buildings)
  • Environment: Earth building (using earth materials to create walls, rammed earth, conservation of old earth buildings)
  • Landscape & buildings: Earth building (using earth materials to create walls, rammed earth, conservation of old earth buildings)
  • European & other international expertise: Earth building (using earth materials to create walls, rammed earth, conservation of old earth buildings)
  • Europe: History & Archaeology: Earth building (using earth materials to create walls, rammed earth, conservation of old earth buildings)
  • History & Archaeology: Earth building (using earth materials to create walls, rammed earth, conservation of old earth buildings)
  • Medieval history: Earth building (using earth materials to create walls, rammed earth, conservation of old earth buildings)

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