Characterisation and modelling of structured soils
An ARC Discovery Research Project
The aim of this project is to undertake a fundamental study of the mechanical behaviour of structured soils in order to formulate appropriate constitutive models. This work is significant because it will contribute to the progress of soil mechanics as a science, advancing it from the study of reconstituted laboratory soils to that of real soils. The project should ultimately lead to cost savings in many geotechnical engineering practices because it will provide a better understanding of the response of real soil to loading, and provide greater confidence in predictions of the performance of geotechnical structures.