Dr Mason Crumpton
School of Engineering
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More recently, Dr. Crumpton has continued his career as a research associate with the Priority Research Centre for Geotechnical Science and Engineering (PRCGSE). In this role he has been working to develop powerful methods for modelling the effects of fracture propagation through rock using phase-field finite element technology. The aim of this work is to provide engineers with new tools for analysing the behavior of underground openings and rock slopes, though the potential applications are far reaching.
In addition to his research work, Crumpton maintains active engagement with the wider engineering community through his longstanding commitment to the Newcastle Chapter of the Australian Geomechanics Society. He held the position of Chapter chair and National representative from 2016 until 2018 and is currently an elected member of the local committee.
- Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering, University of Newcastle
- Bachelor of Engineering (Civil)(Honours), University of Newcastle
- Computational Geomechanics
- Computational Limit Analysis
- Computer programming
- Finite Element Method (FEM)
- Geotechnical Stability Analysis
- Numerical modeling
- Phase-Field Method
Fields of Research
|010399||Numerical and Computational Mathematics not elsewhere classified||25|
|090501||Civil Geotechnical Engineering||75|
|Dates||Title||Organisation / Department|
|1/3/2018 - 16/4/2020||Research Associate||Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment - The University of Newcastle (Australia)
For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.
Conference (3 outputs)
|2019||Crumpton M, Sloan SW, 'Bearing capacity analysis of a strip footing on sand overlying clay using adaptive discontinuity layout optimization', Proceedings of the Twenty-ninth (2019) International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii (2019) [E1]|
Crumpton M, Abbo AJ, Sloan SW, 'Discontinuity layout optimization with adaptive node refinement', Computer Methods and Recent Advances in Geomechanics - Proceedings of the 14th Int. Conference of International Association for Computer Methods and Recent Advances in Geomechanics, IACMAG 2014 (2015) [E1]
Discontinuity Layout Optimization (DLO) (Smith & Gilbert 2007) is an upper bound limit analysis technique for modeling the stability of geotechnical problems. Meshes used for ... [more]
Discontinuity Layout Optimization (DLO) (Smith & Gilbert 2007) is an upper bound limit analysis technique for modeling the stability of geotechnical problems. Meshes used for DLO are typically generated by interconnecting a set of nodes (n) located at regular grid points within a domain. A regular grid allows the required mesh topology to be generated in approximately O(n 2) time by searching for pairs of integer coordinates with unity as their greatest common divisor. This technique avoids impractical O(n 3) worst case mesh generation times, but produces a non-optimal discretization. Using the concept of point-line duality, a procedure for assembling meshes on a non-uniform cloud of nodes in O(n2) time is proposed. The flexibility afforded by this newmethod is used to adaptively refine a DLO mesh by adding nodes in regions with the greatest estimated error. The effectiveness of this procedure is demonstrated by analyzing the stability of a strip footing on a Mohr-Coulomb soil. © 2015 Taylor & Francis Group, London.
Crumpton M, Abbo AJ, Podlich N, Wilson DW, Sloan SW, 'Upper Bound Rigid Block Analysis with rigid block subdivision', Computer Methods for Geomechanics: Frontiers and New Applications. Volume 1, Melbourne, VIC (2011) [E1]
Thesis / Dissertation (1 outputs)
|2020||Crumpton M, Adaptive Discontinuity Layout Optimisation for Geotechnical Stability Analysis, The University of Newcastle (2020)|
Grants and Funding
|Number of grants||1|
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20201 grants / $203,820
Funding body: Australian Coal Research Limited
|Funding body||Australian Coal Research Limited|
|Project Team||Professor Anna Giacomini, Associate Professor George Kouretzis, Doctor Mason Crumpton|
|Scheme||Australian Coal Association Research Program (ACARP)|
|Type Of Funding||C1700 - Aust Competitive - Other|