Expert on Geotechnical Engineering, Offshore Energy Geotechnics, Soil-Structure-Interaction
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Dr. Ahmed Elkadi is a chartered geotechnical engineer and researcher with over 25 years of experience. His academic qualifications include a Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering from Egypt, 1991, and a Master (Engineering Geology) and PhD (Civil Engineering) degrees from Delft University of Technology in Delft, The Netherlands, in 2000 and 2005, respectively.
Dr. Elkadi’s experience covers industrial assignments as a geotechnical consultant in many parts of the world (EU, Costa Rica, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Paraguay, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Turkey, and United Arab Emirates) as well as a researcher in applied geotechnical engineering with Deltares, and before that with TNO, on topics related to, among others, foundations (e.g. monopiles) for offshore wind turbines, numerical (large-deformation) modelling of soil-structure interaction problems, climate resiliency of infrastructure, field testing, and (advanced) geotechnical laboratory testing. He has a broad background in geotechnical and civil engineering, including site investigation and laboratory work, foundation design, non-destructive foundation testing, hazard and risk assessment, forensic engineering, and offshore energy geotechnics.
Dr. Elkadi is a guest researcher at Delft University of Technology in the group of Offshore Engineering. He also chairs a chapter at the Dutch Royal Society of Engineers (KIVI) and treasurer and borad member of the Dutch Association for Engineering Geologists (Ingeokring). Elkadi authored and co-authored several publication international peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings.
|2013 - present||Deltares, Delft, Netherlands||Expert Advisor Geotechnical Engineering|
|2005 - 2013||TNO DIANA BV (a TNO company), Delft, Netherlands||Geotechnical specialist and Product Manager MidasGTS|
|2000 - 2005||Delft University of Technology||Research Assistant (PhD Candidate)|
|1992 - 2000||Nile Engineering Consulting Office (NECB), Cairo, Egypt||(Senior) Geotechnical Engineer|
Sustainable decommissioning of offshore wind turbine foundations
The limited lifetime of offshore wind farms requires an efficient and safe decommissioning. The project Hydraulic Pile Extraction Scale Tests (HyPE-ST) studied the option of removal of offshore wind turbine foundations (monopiles) in a sustainable way. HyPE-ST project aimed at both the fundamental understanding and the demonstration of the feasibility of hydraulically extracting monopiles for decommissioning. The project was a one-year R&D Joint Industry Project executed within the GROW research program.
New pile installation method for offshore wind monopiles
A new technique, Gentle Driving of Piles (GDP) is being developed with which the offshore wind monopiles can be installed with less noise. GDP installation technique uses low and high frequency vibrations and has been tested at the Maasvlakte II in Rotterdam. During field trials, the new GDP method was compared with traditional techniques, such as pile driving and vibration. Sensors on the pole and in the ground recorded many data vibrations. Lateral carrying capacity was also measured. Thanks to this data, the researchers can refine the prediction models with which the offshore wind industry protects the impact of an installation and measures.
|KIVI International Engioneers, section of the Netherlands Royal Institute of Engineers||Chairman of the board|
|Dutch Association of Engineering Geologists (INGEOKRING)||Treasurer and board member|
|Egyptian Geotechnical Society (EGS)||Member|
|International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE)||Member|
|International Society for Rock Mechanics (ISRM)||Member|
|Egyptian Engineering Syndicate (EEC)||Member|