[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP180100973]
Researchers Prof Barry Lehane; Dr James Doherty; Dr Samuel Stanier; Prof David White
Brief description This project aims to use advanced image analysis and cloud computing technologies to replace manual, time-consuming and subjective geotechnical engineering practices with a rapid, automated, and more rational approach. A new geo-materials testing system based on the existing triaxial apparatus will be developed that employs three-dimensional image capture hardware and advanced image analysis techniques. The data measured over the entire sample surface will feed into an automated, intelligent parameter selection procedure combining finite element analysis with numerical optimisation techniques. Application of the proposal’s findings will allow more accurate and efficient engineering design of transport and energy infrastructure that supports modern economies.
Funding Amount $280,724
Funding Scheme Discovery Projects