Discovery Projects - Grant ID: DP170103793 [ 2017-05-25 - 2021-06-25 ]

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Researchers: A/Prof Ha Bui (Chief Investigator) ,  A/Prof Giang Nguyen (Chief Investigator) ,  Dr Jose Andrade (Partner Investigator)

Brief description Liquefaction of silty soils: Micromechanics, modelling and prediction. The project aims to develop a numerical approach to understand liquefaction in silty soils. Liquefaction of silty soils in submarine landslides, mine tailings dam failures and cargo liquefaction in vessels carrying iron/nickel ores can cause property loss and be fatal. This project will bridge the behaviours across the scales and deliver constitutive models that possess grain scale mechanisms for better prediction of liquefaction induced failure at the large scales. The expected outcomes are liquefaction criteria for silty soils with different silt contents and numerical tools to predict the onset of liquefaction and flow of liquefied soils.

Funding Amount $277,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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