Degradation of cementation in soil element tests
The objective of the work will be to provide experimental data on the evolution (degradation) of cementation of artificially and naturally cemented geomaterials.
This project will extend work performed in a recently completed PhD thesis. This will be achieved by monitoring the shear wave velocity as the materials are subjected to a range of stress paths. The rationale behind this approach is that the shear wave velocity is sensitive to the amount of cementation and provides a non-destructive measurement. The experimental data will allow an evaluation of the different strategies employed in constitutive models to reproduce the effects of cement degradation.
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Other opportunities with Professor David Airey
- Dynamic effects in soil (A) – Rapid penetration of objects into clays.
- Dynamic effects in soil (B) – Dynamic compaction
- Hydro-mechanical effects associated with geo-sequestration of CO2 in coal
- Studies of interface behaviour between soil and particulate materials and solids
- Simple shear tests of clay