Postgraduate Research Student
School of Civil Engineering, Room 319
Phone: +61 2 9351 5216
Fax: +61 2 9351 3343
Research project - Adaptive numerical methods for the investigation of coupled hydro-mechanical problems in unsaturated soils
Supervisor: A/Prof Abbas El-Zein
Associate Supervisor: Dr Fernando Alonso-Marroquin
A variety of problems in geoenvironmental engineering require the solution of coupled equations, representing hydrological, chemical, mechanical and thermal aspects of soil behaviour. When these equations are solved in 2D or 3D under unsaturated conditions, they become computationally expensive.
The project develops adaptivity algorithms, based on continuous and discontinuous Galerkin techniques, to generate optimal finite-element meshes and produce high-accuracy, low-cost predictions of behaviour.
Learning & Teaching
- CIVIL3010: Engineering and Society