Dr Amer Syed
2011, PhD (Earth Sciences), Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of London, England.
2005, MS (Ocean Engineering), Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India.
A portable triaxial cell for beamline imaging of rocks under triaxial state of stressMeasurement Science and Technology, vol. 32, 095403Contributions to Journals: Articles
A Systems Based Modelling Tool for the Selection of Wave Energy Device to Power Remote IslandsContributions to Conferences: Papers
Enhanced Oil Recovery by Polymer Flooding: Direct, Low-Cost Visualization in a Hele-Shaw CellEducation Sciences, vol. 9, no. 3, 186Contributions to Journals: Articles
New insights into fracture mechanics of sedimentary rocks using neutron tomography and mechanical tests11th World Conference on Neutron RadiographyContributions to Conferences: Posters
In-situ imaging of fractured rock and flow through them using simultaneous neutron and X-ray computed tomography, EPSRCImpact, vol. 2017, pp. 61-63Contributions to Specialist Publications: Articles
Research OverviewAmer's research interests are broadly in the area of applied mechanics and is a member of the Centre for Applied Dynamics Research. He is also interested in the sociological aspects of engineering and social justice.
Micromechanics of granular media – inferences through direct observations:
The focus of this theme is on the understanding the deformation and failure of geomaterials through direct observations. Experimental technique is being developed to acquire and quantify observations at different spatial scales to develop a multiscale framework to understand the mechanics of geomaterials. This project is carried out in collaboration with the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, USA for the acquisition of simultaneous X-ray and neutron 3-D tomograms of various geomaterials (different sizes of sand, sandstones and soil) under varied loading conditions. The microscopic observations from these tomograms are combined with the macroscopic observations from standard tests in rock/soil mechanics (i.e. triaxial tests).
Recent work can be accessed here: Micromechanics of rocks- World Neutron Radiography Congress poster
Underwater systems devices:
The focus of this theme is to design and assessment of underwater electromechanical systems for a wide variety of applications including monitoring and repair of marine structures and environment.
Radiation Physics Group, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, USA.
Amer is interested in working with social enterprises, communities, charities and governmental organisations.
Funding and Grants
Non-planar propagation of hydraulic fracture in transition zone of coal measure strata, IECNSFC181081, (2019-2021), Royal Society International Exchanges, £11,066 (Principal Investigator).
Retrofitting of offshore jacket structures with wave energy device in heave (2019), Scottish Funding Council Innovation Voucher, £5,000 (Joint Investigator).
Dynamic, in-situ imaging of capillary imbibition in rock using simultaneous neutron and X-ray computed tomography , EP/N021665/1, (2016-18), EPSRC Overseas Travel Grant, £20,610 (Co-Investigator).
Dynamics- 1/Structural Dynamics - A/B
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Permeability and injectivity improvement in CO2 enhanced coalbed methane recovery: thermal stimulation of the near wellbore regionEnergy Procedia, vol. 4, pp. 2137-2143Contributions to Journals: Articles
Dynamics of cage floating breakwaterJournal of offshore mechanics and arctic engineering-Transactions of the asme, vol. 127, no. 4, pp. 331-339Contributions to Journals: Articles
Performance of Multiple Pontoons Floating Breakwater ? A Numerical Approach: Civil Engineering in the Oceans VICivil Engineering in the Oceans VI. American Society of Civil Engineers, pp. 342-355, 14 pagesChapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters