The University of Newcastle, Australia

ARC Discovery Project funding success

Friday, 21 November 2014

Dr Majidreza Nazem and Professor John Carter have been awarded more than $583,000 in ARC Discovery Project funding commencing in 2015 for their research project Unsaturated Soil Dynamics.

Australian Research Council (ARC)

About the project

The main aim of this ambitious project is to address a highly significant and timely class of problems in civil engineering, and in particular in soil mechanics. The outcomes are expected to result in improvements in the design and construction of civil infrastructure. The problems considered are routinely confronted in daily engineering practice whenever a construction site contains weak soil and the ground requires improvement before construction. This project is expected to provide a comprehensive understanding of soil behaviour in this class of problems, leading to robust techniques and advanced computational tools for more cost-effective and safer engineering designs.

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