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Micro-mechanical Behaviour of Collapsible soils

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Applications accepted all year round
  • Self-Funded PhD Students Only
    Self-Funded PhD Students Only

Project Description

This project will build off a number of previous studies that have investigated the behaviour of collapsible soils, which are soils that exhibit a relatively quick change in volume (typically over a few hours). Through this these soils can cause significant problems to any infrastructure built on or it a collapsible deposit. This project will examine the behaviour of collapsible soils, to understand the contribution of micro-mechanical behaviour has on the collapse potential. This will use both laboratory and numerical approaches to develop our current understanding and from how we can better engineering such soils.

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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

How good is research at University of Birmingham in Civil and Construction Engineering?

FTE Category A staff submitted: 18.10

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