Priority Research Centre for Geotechnical Science and Engineering
This area of research investigates the properties, behaviour and structure of materials to enhance their performance.
Surrogate soil mixtures are artificial materials which are engineered to feature mechanical properties similar to those of natural soft soils. Read about the PRCGSE's evaluation of the mechanical properties of surrogate soil mixtures.
Metallic foams are multifunctional materials suited for controlled energy absorption, structural damping, efficient heat transfer or lightweight design. Our research focuses on the manufacturing and characterisation of cost-efficient yet reliable metallic foams using naturally occurring porous particles.
Transport of mass in liquid alloys is known to be highly complex because of the great inherent atomic disorder present and the very substantial complexity of the cooperative nature of the movement of atoms in the liquid.