Caribbean Subduction: Seismic Imaging Melt and Volatiles in the Lesser Antilles
Dr C Rychert, Dr N Harmon
4 January 2019
Project Rationale. Dense oceanic tectonic plates sink beneath buoyant continental plates at subduction zones. The ocean plate adds volatiles like water to the mantle, lowering the melting temperature, and enabling melting and eventually volcanoes at Earth’s surface.
Resilient light steel framing structures for seismic prone areas
Dr A Bagheri Sabbagh, Dr P Dunning
Applications accepted all year round
Conventional light steel framing systems are made of cold-formed steel (CFS) sections, producing relatively low local buckling resistance and low stiffness and strength in the joints of the frames.
Seismic monitoring of bedload transport in mountain rivers
Dr M Naylor, Dr H Sinclair, Dr M Attal
10 January 2019
Project Summary. You will develop and utilise a seismic monitoring system to monitor the mobilisation and transport of bedload in mountain rivers to understand impacts on flood hazard and fluvial erosion rates.