Exploring novel solutions to geotechnical problems by linking micro-mechanics to the macro response.
Accurate and well-instrumented geotechnical centrifuge modelling is used to examine the behaviour of foundations and underground infrastructure in the crowded ground that typifies urban environments leading to novel design and construction processes.
Insights into the macro response are provided by a combination of element testing and the use of sophisticated imaging techniques that study the behaviour of individual particles or agglomerations of particles rather than treating soil as a continuum.
- Professor Michael Davies.
Research (PhD) Students
- Eric Ritchie
- Ciaran Kennedy
- Hashmi Sohawon
- Greta Tanghetti.