Discovery Projects - Grant ID: DP190102779 [ 2019-07-01 - 2022-06-30 ]

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Researchers: A/Prof Ha Bui (Chief Investigator) ,  A/Prof Giang Nguyen (Chief Investigator)

Brief description Internal soil erosion: from grain-scale insights to large-scale predictions. This project aims to further the understanding of internal soil erosion across different spatial and temporal scales. Internal soil erosion is the most frequent cause of failures of water retaining structures. An approach combining advanced X-ray techniques with particle based methods will be developed to observe, analyse and link different material properties and external conditions governing the erosion process. This will lead to better criteria for soil erosion and numerical tools for field scale failure analysis and risk assessments. The expected outcomes of this project include enhanced capability to assess the integrity and stability of earth structures and better design criteria against erosion.

Funding Amount $325,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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