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Impact of expansive soils on near surface buried utility

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  • Full or part time
    Prof I Jefferson
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  • Self-Funded PhD Students Only
    Self-Funded PhD Students Only

Project Description

Much of our buried utility infrastructure, especially in urban environments, lies in within 1 or 2 m of the surface and in many cities this zone often contains soils that exhibit high swell/shrink potentials. As a result, seasonal changes have the potential to dramatically affect the integrity of buried utility, ultimately leading to premature failure. This project will examine the key mechanisms involved modelled through laboratory and numerical studies. From this methods to safeguard the longer term integrity of buried utility will be developed.
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Funding Notes

This research project is one of a number of projects at this institution. It is in competition for funding with one or more of these projects. Usually the project which receives the best applicant will be awarded the funding. The funding is only available to UK citizens or those who have been resident in the UK for a period of 3 years or more.

Non-UK Students: If you have the correct qualifications and access to your own funding, either from your home country or your own finances, your application to work on this project will be considered.

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FTE Category A staff submitted: 18.10

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